Books & Books and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts present
MUSIC, MAGIC & THE MUSE:
An Evening with Paul Auster
In celebrating the release of his latest novel, 4 3 2 1, one of America’s most spectacularly inventive writers is celebrated with a special production that features a musical performance by his daughter musician, Sophie Auster, and one of the world’s greatest magicians, David Blaine.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40 per person
The James L. Knight Concert Hall
Books & Books on campus at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to present MUSIC, MAGIC & THE MUSE: AN EVENING WITH PAUL AUSTER: FAMILY & FRIENDS as part of its homegrown, unique partnership with the Arsht Center that brings locally-produced, original programming to Miami through the matching and pairing of unique authors and elements.
“For as long as I can remember being a bookseller,” explains Mitchell Kaplan, owner and founder of Books & Books and producer of this special evening, “I’ve read and re-read the work of Paul Auster. Paul will turn 70 this year and his oeuvre should be celebrated. This production is simple, whimsical, it explores some of the themes in Paul’s writing, coincidence, random happenings – it is a random happening, born of chance and the desire to put Paul on a stage for an evening’s encounter with music, magic and the muse.”
Tickets will soon be available for an unforgettable evening of music, magic and the Muse. Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of 4, 3, 2, 1. Your book can be picked up in the lobby of the Knight Concert Hall on the evening of February 21, 2017 just prior to the performance or at Books & Books at the Arsht Center upon presentation of your ticket. Order your tickets at www.arshtcenter.orgBox Office 305.949.6722
Despite the many Public Health successes over the last century, health disparity continues to exist in in American society. This introductory text addresses this topic head on, exploring steps that must be taken to prepare for the rapidly changing demographics in American society, including immigration reform (emerging majorities), and evidenced based information substantiating the fact that diversity matters in terms of the provision of health care.
Diversity is examined in terms of patient satisfaction and quality outcomes with an emphasis on racial, ethnic, gender, and linguistic diversity. The book highlights steps that key stakeholders, including federal, state, and private health care and public health entities, should take to ensure that representatives from emerging majority groups are involved with and serve as leaders in terms of the provision of health care at every level. The discussion of diversity is contrasted with the concept of cultural competency and how both go hand in hand in terms of the ultimate goal of closing the health status gap in the United States.
About the Author
Dr. Patti Rose acquired an MPH from Yale University, and her Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University. Academically, she has served at various levels (Adjunct Professor, Instructor, and Associate Professor) at several institutions in the U.S. (University of Miami, Florida International University, Springfield College, Worcester State College, Nova Southeastern University and Barry University) and internationally as a Visiting Professor, in Shanghai, China (Jiatong University) and Guangzhou, China (Jinan University), for the JNU Summer School Program and will do so at Feng Chia University, in Taiwan, soon. She is a Yale University candidate Alumni interviewer, President of Yale University’s South Florida Black Alumni Association and serves as a National Project Advisory Committee (NPAC) Member for the Office of Minority Health, US DHHS. Her administrative roles include serving as President and CEO of Plainfield Health Center in Plainfield, New Jersey and as Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at The Jessie Trice Center for Community Health, in Miami, Florida. She developed a DVD entitled “Cultural Competency: A Public Health Imperative” for Yale University ‘s School of Public Health, and received their Public Health Service Award for a career that “exemplifies the primacy of the social mission of public health.”
Dr. Rose has given keynote addresses and presentations/ workshops, for many venues in the U.S. including, LSU, Yale University, Teachers College, Columbia University, LeMoyne College, Ross University, Des Moines University Medical School, Miami Dade College, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Heath Care Executives and internationally in Nairobi Kenya, Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France, Aruba and St. Thomas. Her books include Cultural Competency for Health Administration and Public Health, published byJones and Bartlett Learning and Cultural Competencyfor the Health Professions, published by the same publisher. Her newest book is Health Disparities, Diversity and Inclusion: Controversies, Contexts and Solutions.
Currently, she serves as President of Rose Consulting, Administrator, and writer for her Blog, Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.), and she is a Huffington Post Contributor and writes about various topics including the series “50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista’s Travel Adventures, documenting her world excursions with travel tips. Born in Queens, NY, Dr. Rose has lived with her husband and two children in South Florida for 22 years.
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.
Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.
About the Author
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
Praise for The Orphan’s Tale
“In prose that is beautiful, ethereal, and poignant, The Orphan’s Tale is novel you won’t be able to put down.” —Bustle
“A gripping story about the power of friendship to save and redeem even in the darkest of circumstances, The Orphan’s Tale sheds light on one of the most colorful and inspiring stories of heroism in Nazi Germany. This is a book not to be missed.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife.
“A beautiful and heart wrenching novel that weaves the story of two women's fight for survival against incredible odds, The Orphan’s Talegripped me from the first page. Jenoff mesmerizes with her ability to weave in historical detail with a story that explores love, friendship, and the endurance of the human spirit. A marvelous and satisfying read!" –Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife
“Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants will embrace this novel.” —Library Journal
The Freeman family--Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie--have been invited to the Toneybee Institute to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected because they know sign language; they are supposed to teach it to Charlie and welcome him as a member of their family. But when Charlotte discovers the truth about the institute’s history of questionable studies, the secrets of the past invade the present in devious ways.
The power of this shattering novel resides in Greenidge’s undeniable storytelling talents. What appears to be a story of mothers and daughters, of sisterhood put to the test, of adolescent love and grown-up misconduct, and of history’s long reach, becomes a provocative and compelling exploration of America’s failure to find a language to talk about race.
About the Author
Kaitlyn Greenidge was born in Boston. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Her work has appeared in The Believer, American Short Fiction, Guernica, Kweli Journal, The Feminist Wire, Afro Pop Magazine, Green Mountains Review and other places. She is the recipient of fellowships from Lower Manhattan Community Council’s Work-Space Program; Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and other prizes. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Twenty years ago, author Arielle Ford created a system to manifest her soulmate using the timeless principles of the Law of Attraction: techniques, visualizations, rituals, and prayers to prepare her mind, body, spirit, and home for an amazing relationship with a man she had not yet met. Within six months, she was introduced to her beloved, Brian Hilliard―knowing instantly that he was "the one"―and a year later they married. Since then, tens of thousands of men and women around the world have used her "Soulmate Secret' to meet and marry the love of their lives. Now, Arielle's miraculous methods are paired with the romantic artwork of internationally acclaimed artist Manja Burton in this first of its kind transformational coloring book.
Art therapists have long known that making art is a powerful and enjoyable tool for self-exploration and processing emotions. Inkspirations Love by Design contains simple yet specific exercises and information to create the frequency of love in your life. By coloring each page in this step-by-step guide with a clear intention, readers will mindfully and creatively raise their awareness to make their deepest desires for love come to fruition. Finding true love is possible for anyone, at any age, and this beautiful book will lead readers to open their hearts to the art of love.
About the Author
Arielle Ford (La Jolla, CA) is a love and relationship expert and a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a speaker, a blogger for theHuffington Post, and the producer and host of Evolving Wisdom's Art of Love series. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of 10 books including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction. Her latest book is Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate. She has been called 'The Cupid of Consciousness' and 'The Fairy Godmother of Love.' She lives with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard, and their feline friends. arielleford.com
Twenty years ago, author Arielle Ford created a system to manifest her soulmate using the timeless principles of the Law of Attraction: techniques, visualizations, rituals, and prayers to prepare her mind, body, spirit, and home for an amazing relationship with a man she had not yet met.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Miami Herald • Newsday• The Huffington Post • Financial Times • GQ • Slate • Men’s Journal • Washington Examiner • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • National Post • The Toronto Star • BookPage • Bookreporter
Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton’s idyllic past and her own future family—the result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends. By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion.
Features a new essay by Gabrielle Hamilton at the back of the book
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About the Author:
Gabrielle Hamilton is an American chef and author. She is the chef/owner of Prune, a restaurant in New York City, and the author of Blood, Bones, and Butter, a memoir.
Caminar en el horizonte es la historia de Flor, una chica que llega a los Estados Unidos para trabajar y que tiene que luchar para adaptarse al medio y cumplir sus aspiraciones. Su padre la apoya, y en el proceso toma decisiones paradójicas que la ayudan en su experiencia como inmigrante, pero también la colocan en una encrucijada.Flor llega a trabajar, legalmente, pero con el tiempo los documentos de origen fraudulento salen a la luz y recibe una orden de deportación. Su padre,en un gesto protector, se entrega a las autoridades en lugar de ella. Por otro lado, Flor aspira a ser dramaturga. Ella hizo teatro en Lima, algo que la ayudó a sobrevivir a la violencia social de la época. Es aspiración y el paradójico amor de su padre son algunos de los hilos conductores en la historia que intentan salvarla de caer en la espiral de la ilegalidad y el infortunio de la incertidumbre.
Acerca de la autora:
Nació en Lima-Perú en 1967. Escritora y artista visual, estudió pintura en la Universidad Católica del Perú donde también llevó cursos de literatura y filosofía. En el 1992 emigró a los Estados Unidos para residir en Miami Florida donde hizo un bachiller en artes visuales y una maestría en educación por el arte en la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (2010). En el 2011 publicó su primera novela Pasaje de regreso(Lima, Mesa Redonda) y en el 2013 fue parte de la antología Viaje One Way de escritores de Miami. Del 2013 al 2014 contribuyó con la publicación cultural digital Sub-urbano. Ha publicado cuentos y poemas en la revista digital Nagari de Miami y en Letralia de Venezuela. En el 2016 publicó Caminar en el horizonte (Barcelona, Ediciones Carena).
Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money--she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora--and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbors, and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.
Published: Shade Mountain Press - September 23rd, 2015
Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Just before her father's sudden death, Cuban- American artist Veronica Gonzalez is offered her first gallery exhibit, a real chance to break into the art world.
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 2nd, 2011
In this follow-up to her beloved, prize-winning debut, "In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Ana Menendez delivers a liberating, magical, and modern take on the idea of migration and flight.
Published: University Press of Florida - September 22nd, 2015
Soulfully researched and elegantly written, the personal and the critical converge into a reading of Cuban American memoirs by one-and-a-halfers, those in a generation who left the island in childhood and early adolescence. Eliana S. Rivero, author of "Discursos desde la diaspora"