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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on December 13, 2012

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Thursday 12/13

MIAMI TRANSFORMED

   "Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time" chronicles Manuel Diaz’s life and his two terms as mayor, years which is claimed led to Miami’s transformation into a vibrant, progressive, and economically resurgent metropolis. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 12/14

MAGNOLIA

   "Magnolia" by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is her new novel telling the story of where two great American pastimes — sex and sports — come together. The reader follows the story of Magnolia Larson, a beautiful, twenty-two year old woman from a conservative, Catholic Minneapolis family, as she transforms herself into a kind of a high-priced escort for elite athletes. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 12/15

FOCUS ON HAITI

   "So Spoke the Earth" is a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti that explores its past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants—both native and non-native—over the past four decades. Featuring the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their personal experiences with the island-nation, the anthology presents each work in its original language: English, French and Haitian-Creole. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 12/17

YOU & GUNS

   "You and Guns: A Conversation" by Isabella Hunter attempts to promote the usefulness and necessity of having a personal plan of action for life threatening emergencies. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 12/18

PEACE PANEL

   The Peace Corps annual family and friends panel discussion features family members of currently serving and returned Peace Corps volunteers. Family members reminisce about visits at Peace Corps sites, share concerns they may have had about volunteer service, give advice for staying in contact, and provide insight to how volunteers have evolved as a result of their service. South Florida regional recruiter, Steve Hunsicker, will be on hand to provide additional resources. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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