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Written by on March 22, 2012

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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.

Friday 3/23

WORDSPEAK

   "WordSpeak" is Tigertail’s teen spoken word project including workshops, slams and performances in a residency by Josh Healey, a community organizer, arts educator and poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 3/24

STEVE JOBS

   Walter Isaacson’s "Steve Jobs" is based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs over two years, as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors and colleagues. The book claims that Jobs’ personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. 7:30 p.m. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Tickets $10 at Books & Books — Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 3/26

BOOK OF JONAS

   "The Book of Jonas" by Stephen Dau tells of Jonas, who was 15 when his family was killed during an errant US military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. With the help of an international relief organization, he is sent to America, where he struggles to assimilate. Eventually, he tells a court-mandated counselor and therapist about a US soldier, Christopher Henderson, responsible for saving his life on the tragic night in question. Christopher’s mother, Rose, has dedicated her life to finding out what really happened to her son, who disappeared after the raid in which Jonas’ village was destroyed. When Jonas meets Rose, a secret gradually surfaces from the past, and builds to a haunting conclusion. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 3/27

FAMILY TRIALS

   Memoir "Motherhood Exaggerated" by Judith Hannan recounts the ordeal of her young daughter’s battle with cancer and how the medical journey tested and strengthened a mother’s reliance. The memoir recounts the diagnosis and remission of 8-year-old Nadia Hannan enduring the nightmare of potentially terminal bone cancer. Judith and Alan Dershowitz, who wrote the forward for the book, are present for a discussion. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

JUICY JOY

   "Juicy Joy" by Lisa McCourt claims to help readers shed the limitations that separate them from their true core being to be truly joyous. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 3/28

BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

   "The Buddha Walks Into a Bar" by Lodro Rinzler attempts to show how the Buddhist teachings can have a positive impact on life. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

FOR A CAUSE

   "The Hour of Sunlight" by Jen Marlowe tells of Palestinian teenager Sami al Jundi, who had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. He began to build a bomb to use against the police. But when it exploded prematurely, al Jundi was caught and sentenced to prison. It was in prison where he was welcomed into a highly organized, democratic community of political prisoners who required that members of their cell read, engage in political discourse on topics ranging from global revolutions to the precepts of nonviolent protest and revolution. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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