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Written by on January 19, 2012

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Thursday 1/19

THE QUEEN

   Biography by New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith, "Elizabeth the Queen," is a close-up of Queen Elizabeth II, known only from a distance, illuminating the personality, sense of humor and canny intelligence with which she meets the most demanding work and family obligations. It is also a window into life at the center of the last great monarchy. Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

SACRED CITY

   "Sacred High City, Sacred Low City" by Steven Heine argues that lived religion in Japan functions as an integral part of daily life; any apparent lack of interest masks a fundamental commitment to participating regularly in diverse, though diffused, religious practices. The book uses case studies of religious sites at two representative but contrasting Tokyo neighborhoods as a basis for reflecting on this apparently contradictory quality. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 1/21

IN THE FUTURE

   "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler is set in 1996, when less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. She and her best friend Josh power up, log on and discover themselves on Facebook, 15 years in the future. 5:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 1/22

100 YEARS

   The commemorative "Centennial Edition: Last Train to Paradise" celebrates Henry Flagler’s Oversea Highway in Key West’s centennial, illustrated with more the 150 images from the Flagler Museum Archives. This treatise, published by the Flagler Museum, features a silver foil-embossed cloth cover. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 1/23

"THE ODDS"

   Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel "The Odds" tells of a man and woman on the edge of divorce and bankruptcy, trying to determine whether the difficulty of the unknown outweighs the pain of the familiar. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 1/24

HISTORICAL PRESENCE

   "In Darkness" is set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. Shorty, a Haitian boy, is trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across 200 years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. 7 p.m Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

AMERICAN CONSERVATISM

   "Buckley" tells of William F. Buckley, an iconic writer in the American conservative political landscape from 1960 until the 2000s. The book describes how Mr. Buckley had much involvement in transforming conservatism into a revolutionary force in the nation. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 1/25

FULFILLED

   Through her "Inside Out Weight Loss" program and seminars, along with podcasts downloaded more than 3 million times, Renée Stephens has helped people free themselves from emotional eating to achieve the body and life they’ve always desired. In her first book she shares the lessons of her work in "Full-Filled." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 1/26

"MAGPIES"

   In "Magpies," Lynne Barrett’s characters move through the past decade’s glitter and darkness. From the Internet’s fragmented pages to a gossip columnist’s sweet poison to an ABCs of a hurricane season, these stories explore storytelling as a means of connection, betrayal and survival for characters who learn, sometimes too late, the value of what’s grasped and what’s lost. Ms. Barrett is to be joined by the artist whose painting is on the cover, Sterling Mulbry. They will discuss where art and books meet, on covers, including paintings of books. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

SEEKING DIVINITY

   Eric Weiner embarks on a spiritual voyage experiencing different religions in "Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine." He travels extended to places such as Israel, China, Turkey, Las Vegas and Nepal. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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