Amina Gautier's THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. It is a short story collection that illuminates the beauty that can be found in inconsolable loss. Gautier leads us through terrible reality but leaves us with the promise of hope and redemption. Contest judge, Phong Nguyen had this to say about it: "Literary fiction that grips us and won't let us go is notoriously rare. To offer us complex emotional experience and riveting narrative momentum, and then to leave the reader in contemplation of its sophisticated themes and subtle weave of objective correlatives… that is the stuff of literary greatness, of art that demands to be read in conversation with the canon….Gautier's stories have you by the throat, and they surprise you with their mercy."
About the Author:
Amina Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: At-Risk,Now We Will Be Happy and the The Loss of All Lost Things. At-Risk was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award, The First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award. Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction and the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction. Gautier has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, Callaloo, Hawthornden, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Key West Literary Seminars, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Ragdale Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Ucross, and the Vermont Studio Center. Gautier was born and raised in Brooklyn New York, was educated at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught creative writing and African American literature at Marquette University, St. Joseph’s University, Washington University in St. Louis, and DePaul University. She currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami.
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Published: Elixir Press - February 1st, 2016
Fiction. Amina Gautier's THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. It is a short story collection that illuminates the beauty that can be found in inconsolable loss. Gautier leads us through terrible reality but leaves us with the promise of hope and redemption.
Following the great success of Pioneers of the Possible (2012)—featuring revolutionary female figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Wangari Maathai, and Zaha Hadid—Angella Nazarian returns with an extraordinary sequel, Visionary Women. This new title highlights twenty innovative and forward-thinking women, celebrating their great achievements and their contributions to science, media, politics, the arts, and social change. These women demonstrate passion, fearlessness, and an insatiable curiosity that led each to harness her talents and achieve her goals, no matter how improbable. From Malala Yousafzai as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and Carmen Amaya beginning her remarkable dance career at four years old to swimmer Diana Nyad breaking a world record at age sixty-four and Doris Lessing still penning stories into her nineties, this inspiring volume will compel readers to reconnect with their own dreams and envision new goals to challenge themselves at any stage of life. Women profiled in this book include Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, Maya Angelou, and Marie Curie, with a foreword by the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Melanne Verveer.
About the Author:
Angella Nazarian is a best-selling author and noted speaker. She was a professor of psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s College, California State University Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College for eleven years. She has been a keynote speaker at events including the YPO-WPO Global Leadership Conference in Los Angeles and the YPO Women’s Lean In Conference in Miami and has conducted various workshops and seminars on topics related to women’s personal growth, innovation, and leadership. Nazarian is the co-founder and president of Visionary Women, a nonprofit women’s leadership organization in Los Angeles that brings together some of the world’s most dynamic leaders.
Following the great success of Pioneers of the Possible, Angella Nazarian returns with an extraordinary sequel, Visionary Women. Featuring a foreword by Melanne Verveer, the director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, this new title highlights twenty more innovative and forward-thinking women.
Vuelve la carismática astróloga Ludovica Squirru Dari con sus predicciones para 2016. Una cita con los lectores que se repite año tras año desde hace más de tres décadas… Bienvenidos a 2016, el año del Mono de Fuego, una época de cambios sistémicos en cada continente, país, región, ciudad, pueblo y persona. El mono, que une el mundo espiritual con el material, llega para devolvernos la inspiración, el conocimiento, la creatividad. Este es un año de situaciones imprevistas, mágicas, de fuerzas ocultas que se desatan. Un año de renacimiento.
Acerca de la autora:
Ludovica Squirru es una renombrada astrologa y best-seller que narra, con poesía y metáfora, predicciones para cada uno de los 12 animales del horóscopo Chino. Estas fábulas se mantienen como las más buscadas por sus lectores, y mantiene a todos en la búsqueda de sus predicciones.
I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies do not stand still for time.
When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy. Doesn’t that sound great? I think so!
In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What’s your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don’t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.
Like everyone else, Kate is constantly on the move, with a life full of work, family, responsibilities and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate shows how she honors her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short. Focusing on the Four Pillars of Health to enhance her well-being, Pretty Happy shows the benefits of:
Cultivating an Intuitive Relationship With Your Body
Awakening Your Body through movement
The Miracle of Mindfullness
Full of questionnaires to help you assess your Body Type and your stress levels, advice about cleanses and keeping your diet and body balanced, and plenty of interactive Drawing Board exercises, Pretty Happy is a beautiful, insightful, and personal look at health from the inside out, an authentic plan for an authentic life from a woman who truly lives what she speaks.
About the Author:
Kate Hudson is an internationally renowned actress, fashion icon, humanitarian, and founder of the active-wear line Fabletics. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her breakthrough performance in Almost Famous. The mother of two sons, she makes her home in Los Angeles.
Friday, February 19, 7pm
Books & Books, BAL HARBOUR SHOPS
9700 Collins Avenue, Third Level of the Mall
This event is an autographing only.
You will receive a voucher in exchange for your purchase of Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body ($26.99 + tax). This voucher serves as your entry for (1) one person to the Kate Hudson autographing line and entitles you to receive (1) one copy of the book.
We encourage you to collect your copy of the book at the autographing on February 19. However, if you prefer not to wait, you may collect the book anytime after publication on February 16 at a Books & Books store. Your voucher will then be stamped by our staff to indicate your book has been claimed and please be sure to bring your stamped voucher with you to the autographing as you will have to show it to gain entrance to the event. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.
This is an autographing only. Kate will sign and personalize as many books as you purchase and pictures will be allowed, in an organized and timely manner, with a designated photographer on our staff. Please leave your memorabilia at home. Kate will not be able to sign anything other than books. We look forward to seeing you there!
A Cuban-American travels to Havana searching for a secret recipe but instead finds love and the truth about his father. Turns out that Cuba binds Frank together the way a good sofrito binds the flavors of a Cuban dish. A mystery novel for foodies.
Frank Delgado is no thief. He co-owns a failing Cuban restaurant in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The restaurant, like Frank, is rudderless. Lost. He decides he'll save the restaurant by traveling to Cuba to steal the legendary chicken recipe from the famed El Ajillo restaurant in Havana. The recipe is a state secret, prized by Castro himself, so prized that no cook knows the whole recipe. But Frank's rationale is ironcladFidel stole the secret from his family, so he will steal it back. He will triumphantly bring that recipe back to Manhattan and turn his fortunes around. Frank has no interest in Cuba. His parents fled after the Revolution. His dead father spent his life erasing all traces of Cuba from his heart with barbeques, television, lawn mowing and alcohol. So Frank is not prepared for the real Cuba. Sure, he gets beat up and almost killed, the secret service threatens him, but in the midst of the chaos, he falls in love with a prostitute and the city, and he unwraps the heroic story of his parents' life. Cuba begins to bind Frank together, the way a good sofrito binds the flavors of a Cuban dish.
About the Author:
Born in the Dominican Republic, PHILLIPPE DIEDERICH was raised in Mexico City and Miami. His parents were kicked out of Haiti by the dictatorship of Papa Doc Duvalier in 1963. He spent his youth listening to his parents and friends talking politics and nostalgically dreaming of the day they would return to Haiti. In 1980, the family moved to Miami, where they joined a community of exiles from all parts of Latin America. Diederich traveled repeatedly to Cuba as a photojournalist throughout the 1990s. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of South Florida and lives in Florida. This is his first novel.
"In this entertaining debut novel, Frank Delgado tries to save his failing restaurant by returning to Cuba, his dead father's homeland, to get ahold of a top-secret chicken recipe. But there is more than delicious chicken at stake here. Food is the road home geographically, emotionally, metaphorically.
Practical health and wellness strategies from Lauren Imparato, creator of the I.AM.YOU. lifestyle brand and yoga studio
Rest to rage. Meditate to work. Cleanse to get dirty.
Enough preaching about self-deprivation. No more striving for bodily purity. Who has the patience—or the time!—for strict dietary restrictions and hours of meditation? Let’s get real. These tactics just don’t work—at least not for long. But that doesn’t mean health and happiness are unobtainable.
Most often you just need an anxiety buster you can do while running down the street. Or a yoga pose you can do at your desk. Or a way to debloat what feels like an alien baby in your abdomen. Retox isn’t about changing who you are or denying life’s pleasures. It’s about tailoring sensible, scientifically-based health practices to the life you already live. It’s about working hard, playing harder, and renewing your balance and energy so you can do it all again.
In Retox, health expert Lauren Imparato strips yoga down to its anatomical principles, offering practical tips for fast relief. Then, drawing from a variety of disciplines—from psychology to nutrition to Tibetan philosophy—she designs no-nonsense strategies and delicious recipes to combat the most common challenges of modern life:
• Stress and anxiety
• Low energy
• Back pain and headaches
• Sleep Deprivation
• And much more…
About the Author:
Lauren Imparato is a Princeton graduate, advanced yoga instructor, nutritional coach, mindfulness teacher, and speaker. She founded her wellness lifestyle company and yoga studio, I.AM.YOU., in 2009 after quitting her job as vice president at Morgan Stanley. Specializing in realistic wellness solutions for busy lives, Lauren has led classes for tens of thousands in NYC’s Central Park and Times Square, Madrid, Barcelona, Panama, and at the Cannes Film Festival. She has been profiled by CNN, Bloomberg, Vogue, SELF, the Financial Times, New York Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets. She has been named one of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by MindBodyGreen and one of Elle’s This is 30.
Part memoir, part guidebook, The Mystical Backpacker invites you to explore your inner terrain and learn how to create your own unique version of a modern day vision quest or walk-about.
Tired of living a life based on other’s expectations, Hannah Papp quit her job, bought a EuroRail ticket and a map, notified her landlady, and left town. Embarking on a journey across Europe with no plan and no direction, Hannah stumbled into becoming a modern-day Mystical Backpacker. Along the way her discoveries and the teachers she encountered allowed her to go on a deeper journey into the self and the spirit—revealing the real self she had long been missing.
The Mystical Backpacker shows you how to identify the signs along the road that will lead to teachers and experiences that will reorient your own life map. Ultimately, The Mystical Backpacker offers a solution, a way to break free and find your inner self’s rhythms and needs, fulfilling your true destiny. It’s time you hit the road and become a mystical backpacker.
About the Author:
Hannah Papp was born in Manhattan, learned to walk on Long Island, and then blossomed into womanhood in Toronto. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she attended graduate school at an American accredited university in Budapest, Hungary. It was from this locale—embittered by love and disillusioned by Eastern Europe—that she became a mystical backpacker. Today, she is the author of the popular blog My Secret Psychic Life and the founder and owner of an award-winning business in Washington, DC.
Four women writers will read their writing: dark stories of love gone sour. Anjanette Delgado, Jaquira Díaz, MJ Fievre, and Amina Gautier are deeply interested in the psychological complexity of characters in the grips of obsession and seek to understand what internal conflicts produce their behavior and decisions. The expression of this obsession, and the resolution of the questions it produces, are worked out in the creative writing of the authors.
Anjanette Delgado is an award-winning Puerto Rican novelist, speaker, and journalist who has written or produced for media outlets such as NBC, CNN, NPR, Univision, HBO and Vogue Magazine’s Latam and Mexico divisions, and for Telemundo, among others. She’s covered presidential coups, elections, the Olympics, both Iraq wars and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Her human-interest television series “Madres en la Lejanía” won an Emmy award for its depiction of Latina mothers working as undocumented nannies in the United States, while living with the consequences of having left their own children behind in search of a better life. Her original screenplay for HBO, “Good in Bed,” was a thesis on the life moments in which sex, love, identity, self, and society collide. Anjanette is the author of The Heartbreak Pill (Simon and Schuster’s Atria Books, 2008 and 2009) and The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho (Kensington Publishing 2014 and Penguin Random House 2014). She lives in Miami with her husband, Daniel, and her Mini Daschund, Chloe.
Jaquira Díaz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. She's been awarded fellowships or scholarships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, The MacDowell Colony, Summer Literary Seminars, the Tin House Summer Writers' Workshop, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her work is noted in The Best American Essays, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and appears in The Guardian, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is editor of 15 Views of Miami, a collection of linked short stories by fifteen different Miami authors.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre published her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, at the age of sixteen. At nineteen, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Maléfique. Since then, M.J. has authored nine books in French. Two years ago, One Moore Book released M.J.’s children’s book, I Am Riding, written in three languages: English, French, and Haitian Creole. A Sky the Color of Chaos is her first book in English. M.J. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Barry University and an MFA from the Creative Writing program at Florida International University. She taught writing at Nova Middle School in Davie, FL, and is currently a professor at Miami Dade College.
Amina Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: At-Risk,Now We Will Be Happy and the The Loss of All Lost Things.At-Risk was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award, The First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award. Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award and a USA Best Book Award. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction and is forthcoming in 2016. Gautier’s stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Agni, Callaloo,Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and StoryQuarterly. Gautier has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, Callaloo, Hawthornden, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Key West Literary Seminars, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Ucross, and the Vermont Studio Center. Gautier was born and raised in Brooklyn New York, was educated at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught creative writing and African American literature at Saint Joseph’s University, Washington University in St. Louis, and DePaul University. She currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami.