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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on March 15, 2012

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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.

Friday 3/16

WHEN IN ROME

   Jojo Capece chronicles the story of American expatriate, Bébé Deverton in "All Roads Lead to Rome." The story documents the Italian network of power within the Supreme Court, CIA, mafia, masons and the Vatican. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 3/19

IN THE HAMPTONS

   "Savoring the Hamptons" by Silvia Lehrer includes more than 250 recipes, accompanied by stories and photographs of local wineries, farmers, fisherman, artisans and restaurateurs in the Hamptons. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 3/20

MEMORY TREK

   "Moonwalking with Einstein" recounts author Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the guidance of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a cultural history of remembering and tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author’s own mind, this work claims that we are the sum of our memories. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

LOADED LIVES

   In 1882, Emily Dickinson’s brother began an adulterous love affair with Mabel Todd, which forever changed the lives of the Dickinson family. In "Lives Like Loaded Guns" biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the story of said feud then and now. Making use of letters, diaries and legal documents, she further proposes a new solution to the secret behind Dickinson’s seclusion, claiming she was a woman beyond her time who found love, spirituality and immortality all on her own terms. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 3/21

NEW WORLD

   "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan tells of Hannah, a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America where the line between church and state has been eradicated, and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed and released back into the population to survive as best they can. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 3/22

CULINARY TREAT

   Chef Jacques Van Staden’s "Excite the Senses" features more than 250 original recipes with tips and anecdotes from members of the global culinary staff of Celebrity Cruises’ dining experience. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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