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Written by on March 8, 2012

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Thursday 3/8

MORE THAN MONEY

   "How Much is Enough?" by Arun Abey delivers economic advice and stories from those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

LOCAL EATS

   Books & Books celebrates Bal Harbour Art Night with Christine Najac’s "The Art of Fine Dining in South Florida." Ms. Najac provides a guide to the food scene in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale by listing local culinary offerings. 7 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 3/9

BRINGING ADAM

   In South Florida, the story of six-year-old Adam Walsh’s abduction and murder in 1981 is well known. Also, before that day, there were no children’s faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no national Center for Missing and Abused Children, no federal databases for crimes against children and no registration of pedophiles. After 27 years of investigation, Miami Beach homicide detective Joe Matthews finally identified Adam’s killer. "Bringing Adam Home" by Les Standiford and Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews is the definitive account of this crime and its aftermath. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 3/11

GULF LEGACY

   In the days before the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Isadora Khaled dreams of catfish and murdering her daughter, setting off a chain of events that will not be resolved until Hurricane Ike in 2008. The descendents of Isadora are defined by and eventually named after the hurricanes that shape their lives: Fatima, who enters into a doomed relationship with a visiting artist in 1961; her drug-numbed daughter Carla, desperate to get home in 1983; and Carla’s daughter Alicia, reunited with her heritage on a modern island embracing disaster culture in 2008. Audra Martin D’Aroma’s "The Galveston Chronicles" looks at the Gulf Coast region through the eyes of these women in the days preceding and following Galveston’s major hurricanes. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

KATGIRL

   "The Adventures of KatGirl" by Katherine Magnoli is a tale about a girl in a wheelchair named Katherine, who is confronted and bullied by a classmate who doesn’t understand how special she is. 12:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 3/12

LOST FRAGRANCES

   M.J. Rose’s "The Book of Lost Fragrances" fuses history, passion and suspense in a web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

CHASING MIDNIGHT

   In Randy Wayne White’s "Chasing Midnight," notorious Russian black marketer hosts a reception in which Doc Ford uses darkness as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire’s yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Whatever the motive, they have herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour unless their demands are met. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 3/13

COMMUNE LIVING

   "Arcadia" by Lauren Groff follows a romantic and tragic utopian dream from beginning to end. Arcadia’s inhabitants include Handy, the group’s charismatic leader; Abe, a master carpenter; Hannah, a baker and historian; and Abe and Hannah’s only child, the book’s protagonist, Bit, who is born soon after the commune is created. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 3/14

WATER ETHIC

   "Blue Revolution" by journalist Cynthia Barnett claims to expose the truth about the global water crisis and argues that the best solution is to adopts a water ethic. Reporting from across the country and around the globe, Barnett attempts to show how people, businesses and governments have come together to reduce water use and reverse the water crisis. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

TECH SUPPORT

   "The Technologists" by Matthew Pearl is a sci-fi thriller and journey into a dangerous world in the future where a band of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come together to save innocent lives. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

CHINA GAMBIT

   In "China Gambit" by Allan Topol, Francesca, a young American reporter, is murdered in Canada to stop her from publishing an explosive story. Craig Page is determined to find out who killed his daughter, Francesca. Joined by the gutsy Elizabeth Crowder, Francesca’s editor, Craig, slowly uncovers the conspiracy. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 3/15

LEGAL DISCRIMINATION

   Author Michelle Alexander claims to reveal how it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans in "The New Jim Crow." The book attempts to claim that once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination are suddenly legal. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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