Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on July 4, 2013
Using government reports, documents, and eyewitness accounts, "Hunting Che" by Kevin Maurer and Mitch Weiss aims to reveal how the Green Berets trained Bolivian soldiers in the spring and summer of 1967 to hunt the legendary revolutionary who was hiding in the mountainous jungles of the South American country. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Devorah: Books One of the Covenant and the Scrolls" by Steve Liebowitz shows Devorah as a prophet, mother and the only female judge ever to rule ancient Israel walking a tightrope between her personal view of God as an accessible, benign, loving force, and the prevailing traditional view of God as a distant and punishing power that, as the official representative of the state, she is expected to uphold. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Kiese Laymon’s debut novel "Long Division" explores post-Katrina Mississippi through two interwoven stories. In the first, it’s 2013: after an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, 14-year-old Citoyen Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity. The next day, he’s sent to stay with his grandmother in the small coastal community of Melahatchie, where a young girl named Baize Shephard has recently disappeared. Before leaving, he is given a strange book without an author called "Long Division.’ He learns that one of the book’s main characters is also named City Coldson — but in 1985. This 1985 City, along with his friend and love-object, Shalaya Crump, discovers a way to travel into the future and the adventure begins. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.