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Written by Miami Today on March 7, 2013
In Loren Long’s children’s book "Otis & the Puppy" Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Yet when the newest addition to the farm — a puppy that can’t sit still and has a habit of licking faces — tries to hide, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. Noon. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In 2012, with entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, Jessica Alba launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find information and products that are safe, stylish and affordable. "The Honest Life" recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for healthy living. She shares strategies for keeping a clean diet and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips. Jessica will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning journalist Jackie Nespral of NBC 6. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. $22.99 per book. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"The Great Game in Cuba" uses the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution to examine the CIA’s work in Cuba during the 1950s and ’60s. Author Joan Mellen claims to present a behind-the-scenes picture of the CIA in Cuba after the Castro revolution: what it wanted and the lengths it was willing to go to paralyze the opposition to Fidel Castro. Moreover, the book claims to provide Cubans sharing never-before-revealed information regarding the agency’s activities in Cuba and its attempts to unseat Castro and install a CIA-friendly figurehead. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "All Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest" author Nathanael Johnson scrutinizes his family’s all-natural mindset, a quest that brings him into the worlds of an outlaw midwife, radical doctors, renegade farmers and one hermit forester. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.