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Written by on April 12, 2012

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Thursday 4/12

PAST THE BORDER

   As Mexico has descended into what the author sees as a feudal narco-state where cartels, death squads, the army and local police all fight over billions of dollars in profits from drug and human trafficking, the border city of Juárez has been hit hardest of all. And yet, more than a million people still live there. In "This Love is Not for Cowards," Robert Andrew Powell chronicles a season of soccer in Juárez and the moments of pain, longing and redemption along the way. As he travels across Mexico with the team, the author reflects on this struggling nation and its watchful neighbor to the north. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 4/13

SEA KINGDOM

   "In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys" by Campbell McGrath, the author explores the intersection of the personal and the public realms of American culture through poetry. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 4/14

WORLD HEROES

   In "Heroes for My Daughter" author Brad Meltzer brings together the stories of 55 remarkable people from across time and from all walks of life who dedicated their life to philanthropy. From Eleanor Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank to Randy Pausch, Theodore Roosevelt to Lucille Ball, Rosa Parks to the passengers on United Flight 93. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 4/16

CRAFT TALK

   The Center at MDC presents "Craft Talk with John Blair-Writing Around Your Agenda: How to Write Good Poetry." Mr. Blair discusses how poets can write affecting poems about the social, political and moral issues that move them without becoming pedantic. He reads from his newest book of poems, "The Occasions of Paradise, 2011" winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

DROP DEAD

   "Drop Dead Healthy" chronicles author’s AJ Jacobs’ quest to become healthy from head to toe. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife, and ashamed of a middle-aged body, Mr. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater, to gain maximal health. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 4/17

WITHIN THE SELF

   Written by Stormy Smoleny, a nationally certified psychoanalyst, "Truths from the Self" claims to transcend fixed beliefs and rigid value systems to show how to transform ideological absolutes into flexible responses based on the realities of the current situation. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 4/18

PEARL

   "Perla" by Carolina de Robertis tells of Perla Correa, who grew up a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, with a cold mother and a straitlaced naval officer father, whose profession she learned early on not to disclose in a country still recuperating from the abuses perpetrated by the deposed military dictatorship. Perla understands that her parents were on the wrong side of the conflict, but her love for her father is unconditional. But when Perla is startled by an uninvited visitor, she begins a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her life, and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

THINKING EXCELLENCE

   In "Think Excellence: Harnessing Your Power to Succeed Beyond Greatness," Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick presents nine power principles that he says can lead to an understanding and an appreciation of one’s full potential. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 4/19

WHEN IN PARIS

   In 2009, author Eloisa James sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor and moved her family to Paris. "Paris in Love: A Memoir" chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life — discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

DISCRETION ADVISED

   Emmy Award-winning journalist Cindy Roesel gives readers a glimpse at what goes on internally at broadcast news stations in her novel, "Viewer Discretion Advised." After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene "Charley" Thomas moves to Miami and begins working as a news director at a local station. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death, all for ratings and Emmys. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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