Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on February 9, 2012
The UM Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts a book program featuring Robert A. Pastor, author of "The North American Idea" and professor of international relations at American University. 5:30-6 p.m. registration, book sale and signing. 6-6:45 p.m. program. 6:45-7:30 p.m. book sale and signing. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Venetian room, Coral Gables. Free for students and academics. $20 others. Details: (305) 284-9871 or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Andreas family is one of readers, considering their father is a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse and has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. In the "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown, these sisters return to their childhood home to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, as they don’t like each other very much. However, the sisters soon discover that everything they’ve been running from such as one another, their small hometown and themselves might offer more than they expected. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Lenelle Moïse, a poet, theater artist and dynamic speaker offers interactive performances and workshops that address race, class, feminism, LGBTQ identities, new theater aesthetics, immigration and Haitian-American culture. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Wonder Girl" by Don Van Natta tells of one of the founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and winner of medals in the 1932 Olympics, Babe Didrikson. Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. She would then go public and try to win again with the hope of inspiring the world. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
TIME TO TRAVEL
Readers’ Circle lunch with Patricia Schultz celebrates the second edition of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" with a luncheon. She highlights Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Luncheon guests receive a $50 per person travel credit toward booking the AAA Departure that Patricia Schultz is escorting Sept. 13-21. Noon. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $20 per person. Details: (305) 442-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "The Obamas" Jodi Kantor tells of the first couple’s grappling with new roles, changing the country, raising children, maintaining friendships and figuring out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Home Front" tells of Michael and Joleen Zarkades’ disintegrating life after the Iraq war and the devastating effects of being deployed and harmed upon the family. 8 p.m. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Maya is an accomplished psychiatry resident with a good boyfriend, loving family and bustling New York social life. When her grandmother dies in India, a family squabble over property results in a curse that drifts across continents and threatens Maya’s life. When her father suffers a heart attack, her sister miscarries and her career and relationship both start to falter, Maya starts to worry. A trip back to India with her best friend Heidi will be just what’s needed to remove the curse, save her family and put her life back in order. Thus begins a journey into Maya’s parallel world. Discover what happens to Maya in "Other Waters" by Eleni N. Gage. 8 p.m. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.