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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on June 21, 2012

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Friday 6/22

CITY BLUES

   Poet and novelist Pablo Medina’s new book "Cubop City Blues" tells of a musically disguised New York City, shaped by jazz masters, refugees and storytellers. Our guide into "Cubop City’ is The Storyteller, born nearly blind and shrouded in his mother’s guilt. The Storyteller imagines a world populated by well-known figures like Chano Pozo, the Cuban percussionist, and Jelly Roll Morton, the American jazz pianist, and invented characters. Presented in collaboration with The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 6/23

FOODIE COOKBOOK

   In "The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook" author, international wellness expert and super fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee, claims to reveal her best tasting weight-loss recipes. Hearty, delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are encouraged to keep the reader happy and increase metabolism rates. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 6/24

PUPPET PLAY

   Books & Books holds a free reading of the play "Flesh and Blooders" by award-winning author Cynthia Joyce Clay. Judy Punchinello, Cuban puppet master, needs two apprentices, but she does not like human beings, she prefers her real friends, her puppets. Kalpita Aspara, who is trained in Indian classical dance, arrives to audition. Al Leighlewya, suffering from amnesia, wanders in from the street. Ancient culture meets young culture is this darkly funny story of identity. 3:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

ISOLATED PASSION

   In "Island Apart" by Steven Raichlen, Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit in an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick island in Martha’s Vineyard. She meets a mysterious man the locals call the Hermit. No one knows his real name or where he lives. To their mutual surprise, Claire and the stranger discover that they share a passion for cooking that soon sparks something more. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 6/27

HUMBLE ORIGINS

   The Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia chronicles the ascension of Florida’s junior senator in "The Rise of Marco Rubio." Roig-Franzia draws on interviews and documents, tracing a family saga that begins beneath a thatched roof in rural Cuba and leads to the United States Senate. Meet the senator in person on Saturday, June 30 when he autographs his new memoir, "An American Son" at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 7:30 p.m. Book release 8 p.m. June 26. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 6/28

MYSTERY ISLAND

   In "Sea Change" by Karen White, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and, at 35, she still feels hindered by her family. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew’s ancestral home on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia. But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. Her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew’s family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place—or that her obsession with the past could also destroy her future. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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