Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on February 7, 2013
ARTS & CULTURE
Cultural arts and entertainment correspondent Eveline Pierre releases "The Secret to Winning Big," sharing her stories on covering the arts in Miami-Dade County. 5 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture" editors Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman collect 19 essays examining the impact of the 1978 war in Lebanon on Israeli visual art, music, literature, poetry, film, theater, public broadcasting and commemoration practices. These works aim to address both incremental and radical changes in individual and collective consciousness that have spread through Israeli culture in response to the persistent affliction of war. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Black Jews in Africa and the Americas" by Tudor Parfitt tells the story of how the Ashanti, Tutsi, Igbo, Zulu, Beta Israel, Maasai and many other African peoples came to think of themselves as descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel. Colonialists, travelers, and missionaries, labeled many African tribes, languages and cultures as Hebrew, Jewish or Israelite. Africans themselves came to adopt these identities as their own, invoking their shared histories of oppression. A community whose claims are denied by many, this book aims to show how black Jews have developed a strong sense of who they are as a unique people. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In Hedrick Smith’s "Who Stole the American Dream," he posits that over the past four decades, the "American Dream’ has been dismantled and we have became two Americas through a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "What We Tell" by Holly Schwartzwol, three women, each accomplished in life and facing midlife, friendship is everything. When secrets begin to mount and loyalties are betrayed, they struggle to find a balance between their loyalty to each other and their clients, as well as between their families and themselves. Behind each face lies a secret that the owner is understandably reluctant to share with anyone. As each struggles to face her past more secrets are revealed. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom" by Bunny Yeager presents her story in her own words and in more than 250 of her pin-up style photographs. The collection includes her most iconic shots of the legendary Bettie Page as well as many previously unpublished images, some of which have never been scanned. Tonight, meet the 83-year-old Yeager as she answers questions about her work and signs copies of the book. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.