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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on January 17, 2013

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Thursday 1/17

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.

Friday 1/18

FIFTH ASSASSIN

   Brad Meltzer’s new thriller "The Fifth Assassin" follows Beecher White as he discovers a killer in Washington, DC, who is recreating the crimes of four men who have assassinated US presidents. Beecher further finds out that during the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 1/19

RAGE IS BACK

   "Rage is Back" by Adam Mansbach tells of a too-wise kid and the father who left him, the price of revenge and a great graffiti stunt in New York City. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 1/20

TILT

   Teen novel "Tilt" by Ellen Hopkins tells of three teens, interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults are caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to dive into their own mess of love and its consequences. 3 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 1/22

ENCORE CAREERS

   "The Encore Career Handbook" by Marci Alboher attempts to help its readers strike a balance between doing good and doing well in sustainable ways. For this event, the author is joined by business journalist Cindy Krischer Goodman for a conversation exploring transitions involved in an encore career; how much you need to make; the pros and cons of going back to school; when to volunteer or intern; how to network effectively and use the power of social media. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 1/24

BACARDI & CUBA

   NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten delivers a talk based on his book "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba," that fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their rum business with Cuba’s tumultuous experience over the last 150 years in an entertaining historical narrative. Presented in collaboration with Books & Books and in conjunction with exhibit "Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity," curated by professor and author Allan Shulman and sponsored by Bacardi that is currently on view at the Coral Gables Museum through Feb.17. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or info@coralgablesmuseum.org or www.booksandbooks.com.

BEING A WOMAN

   "Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World" by Barbara Vinick relates the testimonies about the transition from Jewish girl to Jewish woman. Introduced by brief biographical notes and descriptions of Jewish communities around the world, these stories claim to reveal how Judaism defines this important rite of passage in a girl’s life in disparate settings. The contributions are from bat mitzvah girls of the past and present, their parents, communities, and religious leaders. Including family photos—some recent, some from decades past. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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