Joseph Kanon is coming to Books & Books to discuss his latest historical thriller, Istanbul Passage. Kanon is the distinguished author of five previous novels, including The Good German, which was made into a film with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Once again, Kanon manages to flawlessly blend fact and fiction, this time with a haunting novel about the dawn of the Cold War. The novel takes readers deep inside the murky cat-and-mouse of compromise and betrayal that would come to define the entire post-war era. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Istanbul Passage shows once again why Kanon has been hailed by The Boston Globe as the "heir apparent to Graham Greene."
What is wealth? Are you good with money? Do you think money can buy happiness? Who makes the financial decisions in your family? Are you a spender or a saver? Too many credit cards all maxed out? Are you investing for your future...or want to, but don't know how to start? These and many others are the questions that Margarita Montemar tackles in her new Women & Wealth Workshop, to be offered at Books & Books for the first time. The workshop is designed to address emotional and spiritual money issues, along with Social Security facts, traditional and Roth IRAs, stock market information and financial goals for women. Montemar, a retired professor of mathematics at Miami-Dade College for over 30 years, wants to share her experience to help you make wise financial decisions and get to the bottom of how you experience and handle money in your life. $10 per person, at the door.