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Written by Miami Today on January 31, 2013
In "My Beloved World" by Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she took with her spirited paternal grandmother. She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s office, private practice, and federal district judge before the age of forty. Purchase a copy of the book at Books & Books, while supplies last, and receive two tickets to this author event. 6 p.m. University of Miami BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. $27.95 per book. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Teen science fiction novel "Beta" by Rachel Cohn tells of Elysia, created in a laboratory as a sixteen-year-old girl. She is a "Beta,’ an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she suffers a terrible fate. When her one chance at happi¬ness is taken from her, emotions she’s always had but never understood are unleashed. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
HOW TO PACK
"How to Pack" by Susan George aims to help you pack any time and any place. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.