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Written by on April 18, 2013

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Thursday 4/18

NEXT STEP

   Dave Liniger had it all: four successful children, an adventurous lifetime, and a successful company, RE/MAX, a prominent real estate brand. And then everything changed. Doctors discovered he had an infection along his spine that left him paralyzed from the neck down and in awful pain. Liniger’s "My Next Step" chronicles how he found reserves of strength to fight through his pain. His mantra became "just 10 steps." If he could take 10 steps, he could take 20. If he could take 20, he could walk a mile. After three critical surgeries and six months in the hospital, he finally returned home to heal and run his company. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

TRACING ROOTS

   "The Forgetting River" by American journalist Doreen Carvajal, who works to uncover her family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain. Raised a Catholic, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background might actually be connected to Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death during the Inquisition. She travels to the south of Spain to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 4/19

CASE FOR REVENGE

   Thane Rosenbaum’s "Payback: The Case for Revenge" claims that revenge is indistinguishable from justice. Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. The problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 4/20

MONKEY LOVE

   In "Monkey Love and Murder" by Edith McClintock, Emma Parks joins a monkey research project in the South American rainforest on a whim. She’s barely arrived when International Wildlife Conservation’s renowned director drowns during a party celebrating the group’s controversial takeover of the park. Tension mounts following the machete murder of a researcher, threatening Emma’s budding career, her secret romance with an Australian zoologist, and her life. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 4/21

FOOD CHOICES

   "Deconstructing the Food Pyramid" by Dr. Frank Ferrin addresses the valuation of the different food groups according to their nutritional and caloric contributions, and aims to present a consideration of physiologic, social and economic factors in connection with our present day concerns with obesity as a world-wide epidemic. 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 4/22

FAMINE PLOT

   In "The Famine Plot" Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan argues that Britain was in large part responsible for the Irish famine and claims even further that they engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. Coogan attempts to deliver fresh insights into the famine’s causes, recounts its events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the US and had lasting effects on the population left behind. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 4/25

BATTLE FOR MODERNISM

   David Rifkind’s "The Battle for Modernism" studies the relationship between modern architecture and fascist political practices in Italy by researching Quadrante—a short-lived cultural journal aimed to transform architecture in fascist Italy. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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