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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on October 18, 2012

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Thursday 10/18

HOT COUNTRY

   "The Hot Country" by Robert Olen Butler tells of Christopher Marlowe Cobb, the early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent, traveling to Mexico in April and May of 1914 during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta, El Chacal. Covering the war in enemy territory and sweltering heat, Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress, who is not as innocent as she seems. The intrepid war reporter soon witnesses a priest being shot. The bullet rebounds on the cross the holy man wears around his neck and leaves him unharmed. Cobb employs a young pickpocket to help him find out the identity of the sniper and, more importantly, why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from ammunition ships docked in the port. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 10/19

FARMING LIFE

   "Talk and Slideshow" by Sicilian-born photographer Ernesto Bazan—who has spent 14 years living in Cuba—focuses on life in the countryside. The pictures tell the story of Bazan’s farmer friends going about their daily existence: sowing the land, harvesting crops, raising their families, raising animals, killing and eating them for survival. The book details their shared intimate rituals: eating meals, smoking sugar-tasting cigars, sipping sweet rum as he conversed about their lives and his. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 10/21

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

   "Creative Mediation" by Thomas Glick claims to offer mediation tips through unique and creative approaches. Each chapter is based on an actual event to help illustrate the various approaches and techniques. Glick is an attorney residing in Miami. In 1995 along with his partner Rosanne Shore, he created the Center for Conflict Resolution, an alternative dispute resolution company. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

MIAMI BEAT

   Jorge Goyanes’ "Miami Beat" tells of Jose Castillo, a cynical Cuban-American who restores classic cars and is also a sarcastic, trouble-prone private eye. One day in his shop, mysterious and beautiful Mrs. Santana—wife of one of Miami’s most well-known mobsters—brings trouble. 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 10/22

SEARCHING FOR CLEO

   "In Search of Cleo" by Gina Gershon follows Gina’s desperation and despair when her assistant loses her beloved cat, Cleo. Gina spends two months roaming the back streets of Los Angeles searching for Cleo and meeting quirky people, including Ellen DeGeneres. Both end up searching for Cleo and Ellen recommends her pet psychic; the newspaper delivery man who gives her advice. Along the way, Gina reflects on the various cats that have been a part of her life and shares her travails as a single girl in search of both her cat and some sanity. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free with ticket acquired at any Books & Books location. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 10/24

ARTISTIC INSPIRATION

   In "Andrew Drew and Drew" by Barney Saltzberg, artistic inspiration engages doodlers of all ages. Also, in "Arlo Needs Glasses" by the same author, young readers and their parents learn problem-solving techniques in a fun way. 4:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

BUNNY’S DARKROOM

   "Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom" by Bunny Yeager and Petra Mason presents Yeager’s story in her own words and photographs. Female pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right. The book gathers more than 250 photographs embodying pin-up culture. The collection includes iconic shots of the legendary Bettie Page as well as many previously unpublished images, some of which have never even been scanned. Also, meet the 83-year-old Bunny as she answers questions about her work and signs copies of the book. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 10/25

MARA’S EVOLUTION

   Young adult novel "The Evolution of Mara Dyer" by Michelle Hodkin is the sequel to "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer." Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past and from the boy she loves—who’s still keeping secrets. She’s wrong. The truth evolves and choices prove deadly. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

DIVERSITY DISCUSSION

   Discussion "Demographics of Diversity" by Marvin Dunn and Guillermo J. Grenier explores Miami’s social circles. Their work includes celebrating diversity, training inclusive leaders and creating safe havens for dialogue. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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