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Written by Miami Today on January 10, 2013
Books & Books Press presents "Magnolia," Carolina García-Aguilera’s new novel. García-Aguilera is author of 10 novels and a licensed private investigator for the past 25 years; she has won awards for her books in the Lupe Solano mystery series. Her new novel "Magnolia" tells of Larson, a beautiful, 22-year-old from a conservative Catholic Minneapolis family, as she transforms herself into a high-priced escort for elite athletes. 7 p.m. Books & Books Miami Beach, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
James Grippando’s new release "Blood Money" tells the story of Sydney Bennett’s alleged murder of her 2-year-old daughter for cramping her party life. When he had agreed to defend Sydney, Jack Swyteck knew he’d be taking on a tough task. When the verdict of not guilty is announced, citizens across the country are outraged. On the night of Sydney’s release, an innocent young woman bearing a striking resemblance to the reviled Sydney Bennett ends up in a coma from a frenzied crowd. Searching for the truth about what happened that night, Jack makes a frightening discovery. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Books & Books hosts an autographing session with Mexican soap opera star Adamari Lopez after the release of her autobiography, "Viviendo." Purchase of book required for signing. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $17.95 for book. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
BRAIN ON FIRE
Susannah Cahalan’s memoir "Brain on Fire" tells of her inexplicable descent into psychosis and catatonia, and, ultimately, toward death. At the last minute, neurologist Souhel Najjar joined her team and, with the help of an ingenious test, saved her life. He recognized a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the brain, a disease now thought to be tied to both schizophrenia and autism. She tells of recapturing her identity using her journalistic skills; hospital records and surveillance video; interviews with family and friends; and excerpts from the journal her father kept during her illness. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.