Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on November 29, 2012
Peter Kory in "Sheltered from the Swastika" was known as Peter Korytowski, Pierre Engglenger and Pierre Boivin, depending on who was hunting him at the time. Nine years old and his world had collapsed. It was 1940 and Hitler had unleashed the Blitzkrieg, changing everything. He was forced to abandon his home, his family and his childhood. He began alternate existences of a refugee, prey for the Nazis, part of old French nobility, a resistance participant and a rebellious orphan. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
SONS OF LIBERTY
In narrative "Desperate Sons" Les Standiford tries to show how the "Sons of Liberty" group of intelligent, committed men, motivated by economics and political belief, began a careful campaign of interlocking events that would channel feelings of injustice into an armed rebellion of common cause, which would defeat an empire and give birth to the United States. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Life among Giants" tells of David "Lizard" Hochmeyer, who at 17 is nearly 7 feet tall, the star quarterback of his high school football team and Princeton-bound. Lizard and his sister Kate, suddenly parentless, are left adrift and full of questions about what secrets lay behind their murders. As Kate and Lizard attempt to find their way in the world, they return to the mysterious briefcase their father left behind, his potentially shady dealings, shaky money situation, and the glamorous couple living in the mansion down the street. It only takes a lifetime to set things right again for Lizard, but it’s a journey that takes him to some unlikely places before he finds the answers. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself" by Eric Pearl covers vibration frequencies credited by many with the power to catalyze spontaneous healings. These frequencies are claimed to be accessible to those who encounter it, regardless of spiritual orientation or prior experience with healing. Eric Pearl shares theoretical principles and the philosophy of "reconnective healing.’ 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.