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Alfred J. Lopez - Jose Marti: A Revolutionary Life - Gables : [02/27/2015, 08:00 pm ]

Coral Gables, FL
(305) 442-4408
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Alfred J. Lopez - Jose Marti: A Revolutionary Life - Gables Start: Feb 27 2015 8:00 pm José Martí (1853–1895) was the founding hero of Cuban independence. In all of modern Latin American history, arguably only the "Great Liberator" Simón Bolívar rivals Martí in stature and legacy. Beyond his accomplishments as a revolutionary and political thinker, Martí was a giant of Latin American letters, whose poetry, essays, and journalism still rank among the most important works of the region. Today he is revered by both the Castro regime and the Cuban exile community, whose shared veneration of the "apostle" of freedom has led to his virtual apotheosis as a national saint. In José Martí: A Revolutionary Life, Alfred J. López presents the definitive biography of the Cuban patriot and martyr. Writing from a nonpartisan perspective and drawing on years of research using original Cuban and U.S. sources, including materials never before used in a Martí biography, López strips away generations of mythmaking and portrays Martí as Cuba's greatest founding father and one of Latin America's literary and political giants, without suppressing his public missteps and personal flaws. In a lively account that engrosses like a novel, López traces the full arc of Martí's eventful life, from his childhood and adolescence in Cuba, to his first exile and subsequent life in Spain, Mexico City, and Guatemala, through his mature revolutionary period in New York City and much-mythologized death in Cuba on the battlefield at Dos Ríos. The first major biography of Martí in over half a century and the first ever in English, José Martí is the most substantial examination of Martí's life and work ever published. About the Author: Born in New York City to Cuban parents and raised in Miami, Alfred J. López is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University. He is the author or editor of three previous books, including José Martí and the Future of Cuban Nationalism. López was the founding editor of The Global South, a leading globalization studies journal, and his work has also appeared in top journals such as American Literature, Comparative Literature, and South Atlantic Quarterly, among many others.

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Jonathan ODell- Miss Hazel And The Rosa Parks League : [02/27/2015, 07:00 pm ]

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Charlotte, NC
(704) 377-2565
http://THEBOOKMARK.BIZ
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Jonathan ODell- Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League (Maiden Lane Press) Friday, February 27, 7 pm Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, this novel (by the author of The Healing) is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, one wealthy and white and the other poor and black, who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi's racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can't keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel's husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head.

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THEODORE RICHARDS Presents THE CONVERSIONS : [02/27/2015, 07:00 pm ]

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THEODORE RICHARDS presents THE CONVERSIONS Start: 02/27/2015 7:00 pm The Conversions (Paperback) By Theodore Richards ISBN-13: 9781938846205 Availability: Temporarily out. Usually Ships in 1-5 days Published: Homebound Publications, 10/2014

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Louise Runyon Poetry Reading : [02/27/2015, 06:30 pm ]

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Sylva, NC
(828) 586-9499
http://www.citylightsnc.com
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Louise Runyon Poetry Reading Start: 02/27/2015 6:30 pm Louise Runyon The Clearing Poet, Louise Runyon will read from her new collection on Friday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The Clearing explores the concept of “clearing” in the personal, geographical, spiritual, individual and communal aspects of our lives. Poet and playwright, Alice Lovelace says this of Runyon’s book, "Runyon has written poems and stories that resonate with home, loss, hope, love, and leaving. Her words are the language of geometry, dreams, memory, and the land.” To reserve copies of The Clearing please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499. Location: 3 East Jackson Street Sylva, North Carolina 28779 United States

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Karen Stokes- Author Of True Stories Of Civilians, Soldiers & War : [02/27/2015, 11:00 am ]

Author :
Pawleys Island, SC
(843) 237-8138
http://www.litchfieldbooks.com
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Karen Stokes- Author of True Stories of Civilians, Soldiers & War Date: February 27, 2015 Event: Luncheon at 11:00 AM at Ocean One - 1 Norris Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Book Signing at 2pm at Litchfield Books

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Eva Gates Booksigning : [02/28/2015, 01:00 pm ]

Author :
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 279-7790
http://www.murderonthebeach.com
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2/28/2015 Saturday at 1:00 pm Eva Gates Booksigning Eva will be here to speak and sign her book By Book Or By Crook. $7.99.

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Mike Lupica - The Only Game - Gables : [02/28/2015, 02:00 pm ]

Author :
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 442-4408
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Mike Lupica - The Only Game - Gables Start: Feb 28 2015 2:00 pm Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica. Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and sixth grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works. That is, until he up and quits. Jack’s best friend Gus can’t understand how Jack could leave a game that means more to them than anything else. But Jack is done. It’s a year of change. Jack’s brother has passed away, and though his family and friends and the whole town of Walton thinks baseball is just the thing he needs to move on, Jack feels it’s anything but. In comes Cassie Bennett, star softball player, and the only person who seems to think Jack shouldn’t play if he doesn’t want to. As Jack and Cassie’s friendship deepens, their circle expands to include Teddy, a guy who’s been picked on because of his weight. Time spent with these new friends unlocks something within Jack, and with their help and the support of his family and his old friends, Jack discovers sometimes it’s more than just the love of the game that keeps us moving—and he might just be able to find his way back to The Only Game. About the Author: Mike Lupica is the #1 bestselling author of many popular books for young readers, including QB 1, Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio.

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HEATHER WEBB Presents RODIN'S LOVER : [02/28/2015, 07:00 pm ]

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HEATHER WEBB presents RODIN'S LOVER Start: 02/28/2015 7:00 pm Rodin's Lover (Paperback) By Heather Webb $15.00 ISBN-13: 9780142181751 Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now Published: Plume, 1/2015

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Elizabeth Harris Book Signing : [02/28/2015, 03:00 pm ]

Sylva, NC
(828) 586-9499
http://www.citylightsnc.com
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Elizabeth Harris Book Signing Start: 02/28/2015 3:00 pm Elizabeth Harris South Carolina author Elizabeth Harris will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her novel, What am I to do Now, Mama? on Saturday, February 28th at 3 p.m. Coy Bronson is a talented man who left the mountains of North Carolina to follow his dream to California. Despite many obstacles, Coy leans on his mother’s encouragement and develops a successful career as an actor, director, producer, and writer—a career that takes him from Hollywood to New York and Europe during World War II. Elizabeth Harris, aka Carolyn Havelka, grew up in Burnsville near Asheville, North Carolina. She began writing at a young age of thirteen. She was influenced and encouraged by her high school classmates to followed her dream of writing, but never became serious and kept it on the back burner until the last few years. She has enjoyed many countless days of research collecting all the uncovered information which goes into her writing. She and her husband, John, now resides outside of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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