Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on November 24, 2011
"A Voice Called: Stories of Jewish Heroism" by Yossi Katz is a collection of articles about some of the great Jewish heroes of modern times. The book is a collage of role models and inspiring makers of Jewish history. Some of the heroes are famous like Chaim Nachman Bialik, Sarah Aaronsohn, Rachel the Poetess, David Marcus and Menachem Begin. Presented in collaboration with the Alexander S. Muss High School in Israel program. 6 p.m. Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In author James W. Hall’s "Dead Last," April Moss writes obituaries for the Miami Herald. Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called "Miami Ops" and has been using his mother’s work as a central element of the show’s storyline. In "Miami Ops," a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims. But midway through the season, a real-life killer uses the same strategy to select victims. When this serial killer crosses paths with the reclusive policeman Thorn, he has no choice but to leave his sanctuary in Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Paula Wolfert’s "In The Food of Morocco" brings to bear more than 40 years of experience of, love of and original research on the traditional foodways of the country. Lavishly photographed in full color, the book also evokes Morocco in all its colorful splendor and mystery: its markets or souks with their lush produce, its dazzling textiles and intricate mosaic tiles. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Waldo Diaz-Balart is a Cuban painter living in Madrid. His work — explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture — has been widely exhibited. In 1992, he published "Waldo Díaz-Balart, Ensayos de Arte (Cintas for art, 1968-69, 1969-70)." He acted in two movies by Andy Warhol, The Life of Juanita Castro in 1965 and The Loves of Ondine in 1968. He joins Books & Books for a conversation about his life and work, on the eve of the opening of Art Basel/Miami Beach. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"The Reconnection" by Dr. Eric Pearl takes the reader through a journey from the discovery of his ability to facilitate healings to his reputation as the instrument through which this process is being introduced to the world. But most important are the revelatory methods one can use to personally master new healing energies. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Former president Bill Clinton releases "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy" and provides his views on the challenges facing the US today and why government matters. He presents his ideas on restoring economic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis and pursuing a strategy for job creation. He supports President Obama’s emphasis on green technology, approving the change in the way we produce and consume energy as the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security. 5 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.