Se presentará en Miami el poemario Convergencia de la poeta Judit Arvesú publicado por la Editorial Ultramar/Artes Miami, Inc. y co presentado por Books & Books y ArtesMiami, Inc.
“Estos sesenta poemas condensan de manera directa y melancólica a su autora, y la forma de decir de una generación silenciada por mucho tiempo. Son un grito de anhelos, esperanzas y desesperanzas, son amor y oscuridades, pero sobre todo son pasión. No podía ser de otra manera, son versos honestos y suavemente punzantes”. Regis Iglesias, Madrid, 2015.
Acerca de la autora:
Judit Arvesú creció dentro de una familia humilde de La Habana padeciendo los rigores del sistema comunista en Cuba. Desde joven le gustaba la música rock, prohibida en el país, y debido a su rebeldía no pudo continuar estudios universitarios y por su postura contestataria fue reprimida en numerosas ocasiones. Siendo aún una adolescente hizo una conversión al catolicismo en la Iglesia de Santa Clara de Asís en la barriada de Lawton, atraída por el carisma y ejemplo del Padre franciscano Miguel Ángel Loredo, quien en aquel momento era el párroco de esa iglesia. Es a través de su activismo como católica comprometida que conoce a Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas y es parte de los jóvenes que fundaron el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación en 1989, movimiento en el que permanece activa hasta la actualidad. En octubre de 2012 ella junto a su familia reciben refugio político en Estados Unidos.
Desde la temprana adolescencia Judit Arvesú cultiva la composición de versos, aunque nunca le fue permitido publicar dentro de su país. “Convergencia” es su primer poemario publicado.
Reshaping the model is a must read for women (and men as well) who want to speed-forward their paths towards their next professional pinnacles. Frances shares insightful stories regarding her experience as a WomanPreneur and a former spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies in Puerto Rico and the United States.
“Every CEO – or simply anyone leading an organization – has to read ‘Reshaping the Model’. The book provides crucial guidance to promote a culture of inclusion and accelerated revenue growth for women. Ms. Ríos’ insights and strategies to recruit, promote and retain the best female talent in organizations are spot on.” CarmenCastillo, President and CEO, SDI International Corp.
“Want to make it in a man’s world? Frances Rios offers valuable life lessons learned to be successful in a male-dominated world. Plus, she offers valuable tools to self-reflect on your aspirations – and how you are going to get there. I highly recommend this book!”Kristin Arnold, President, Quality Process Consultants, Inc.
“When the word restructure processes and organizational structures to strengthen the bottom line of our business, is crucial that organizations start by reshaping the model of their executive levels and board of directors to be gender balanced. That is key to have a better understanding of what female customers want and need. This is why Frances’ book Reshaping the Model should be read by CEO’s and human resources professionals in order to empower women and accelerate business results.” Rafael del Valle, CPA, Partner, UHY Del Valle & Nieves, PSC
“Savvy business leaders know that one of the competitive advantages of every company is to promote a culture of women inclusion to accelerate economic results! With Frances’ step-by-step guide to reshape the corporate top tier model, women and men get the how to’s to reach their next professional pinnacle and create game changing cultures.”Juan Bauzá, President True Value Puerto Rico and Former President of the Chamber of Commerce of PR
“Every woman who wants to build a business or speed-forward her career towards the corporate pinnacle and beyond, must read Reshaping the Model. Its practical step-by-step guides are crucial to help one visualize the path and actions needed to reach the top.”Dr. Edna Vazquez Bonnet, President Bonnet Insurance Brokerage Corp., Co-Founder of SHRM Puerto Rico
About the Author:
Frances Rios is a professional speaker who transforms executives and employees into influential communicators. She has a positive impact on the bottom line.
Frances’ keynotes and training programs are unique and interactive, offering strategies that can be put into practice immediately to produce results.
Her audiences benefit from her 20+ years of experience leading strategic communication and crisis management efforts for Fortune 200 companies like Walmart, Humana Health Plans, and other corporate clients. She has been quoted by USA Today and CNN London.
Based on her deep knowledge on business communication, Frances created The C Index™ survey which measures the communications styles that prevail in your company, their impact on productivity, and how much money is lost to inefficient and ineffective communication.
Frances is also recognized for empowering women to accelerate business results.
Through her Women Who Lead keynote, she encourages women to reach their professional pinnacles, while helping companies to become women’s advocates.
Frances shares what women want with executives, in order to attract, retain, and develop the best female talent while promoting gender balance to improve financial results.
Her focus on innovation led her to create the first ever women’s inclusion diagnostic instrument: The W Certified Company™. This tool measures levels of female inclusion within companies, and the perception of women stakeholders regarding the company’s commitment to their development and promotion.
Fortune companies like Walmart, AIG, Loreal, Ace Insurance, Starbucks, Pepsico, Microsoft, GE, Unilever, T-Mobile, and Ethicon are among the companies that have taken the W Certified challenge to be publicly recognized as women inclusion advocates.
PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND MEDIA PERSONALITY
Thousands of businesspeople benefit from Frances’s messages and writing in the media as an expert columnist for: Univision, Caribbean Business and Speaker Magazine, and many others.
The author of The Glue Factor and It IS my job!, Frances Ríos was accepted by the National Speakers Association of which she is the only member in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Frances holds a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism and drama from the prestigious Loyola University in New Orleans, USA. Based in Puerto Rico, Frances is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and presents her conferences internationally.
"Momentos en Nueva York"(Editorial Botella al Mar), es el primer libro de fotografía de los autores. Es una guía visual de sus viajes a Nueva York: fotografías acompañadas por breves textos. Imágenes, recuerdos, sueños y sugerencias. No es el libro de un fotógrafo profesional ni una guía de viajes. Es como una memoria en papel de sus recorridos por la Gran Manzana. Para atesorar esos momentos especiales.
Acerca de los autores:
Pedro Sonderéguer. Nació en 1975, en Buenos Aires. Es Licenciado en Letras (Universidad de Buenos Aires) y diplomático de carrera (Instituto del Servicio Exterior de la Nación Argentina). Publicó el libro "Lenguajes y manipulación lingüística" (Biblos, Argentina, 2015) y el ensayo "Políticamente incorrecto" (Letra Viva, Argentina, 2016).
Dalina Alonso. Nació en 1977, en Buenos Aires. Es Licenciada y Profesora en Letras (Universidad de Buenos Aires) y Especialista en Enseñanza (FLACSO).
The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith.
Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Corinna Nicolaou is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Texas Observer, Salon, and Narrative Magazine, among other publications. Her commentaries have aired on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and her writing can be found on her blog, One None Gets Some: Mining Religion for Essential Wisdom to Live Better.
Published: Columbia University Press - March 29th, 2016
The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community.
Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart.
All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple – prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.
As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work. Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand.
As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.
This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything.
About the Author:
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. She divides her time between the New York area and the Lowcountry. She is the author of 16 bestselling novels, includingSullivan’s Island, Plantation, Isle of Palms, Shem Creek, Pawleys Island, Full of Grace, The Land of Mango Sunsets, The Christmas Pearl, Bulls Island, Return to Sullivan’s Island, Lowcountry Summer, Folly Beach, Porch Lights, The Last Original Wife, The Hurricane Sisters and All The Single Ladies.
Published: William Morrow & Company - May 31st, 2016
Dorothea Benton Frank novels are bursting with the type of smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart.
When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.
Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.
Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.
Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.
Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.
About the Author:
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children's books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer's Lost History on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he's doing right now at Facebook.com/BradMeltzer and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2016
"A priceless book, hidden in a corpse." "A family secret, handed down through generations." "And a woman with no memory of her past." #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with THE HOUSE OF SECRETS When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know.
#1 bestselling author and Dagger Award winner Arturo Pérez-Reverte delivers an epic historical tale following the dangerous and passionate love affair between a beautiful high society woman and an elegant thief. A story of romance, adventure, and espionage, this novel solidifies Pérez-Reverte as an international literary giant.
En route from Lisbon to Buenos Aires in 1928, Max and Mecha meet aboard a luxurious transatlantic cruise ship. There Max teaches the stunning stranger and her erudite husband to dance the tango. A steamy affair ignites at sea and continues as the seedy decadence of Buenos Aires envelops the secret lovers.
Nice, 1937. Still drawn to one another a decade later, Max and Mecha rekindle their dalliance. In the wake of a perilous mission gone awry, Mecha looks after her charming paramour until a deadly encounter with a Spanish spy forces him to flee.
Sorrento, 1966. Max once again runs into trouble—and Mecha. She offers him temporary shelter from the KGB agents on his trail, but their undeniable attraction offers only a small glimmer of hope that their paths will ever cross again.
Arturo Pérez-Reverte is at his finest here, offering readers a bittersweet, richly rendered portrait of a powerful, forbidden love story that burns brightly over forty years, from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age.
About the Author:
Arturo Pérez-Reverte is the #1 internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Queen of the South, and The Siege, which won the International Dagger Award from the Crime Writers’ Association. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have been adapted to the big screen.
#1 bestselling author and Dagger Award winner Arturo Perez-Reverte delivers an epic historical tale following the dangerous and passionate love affair between a beautiful high society woman and an elegant thief. A story of romance, adventure, and espionage, this novel solidifies Perez-Reverte as an international literary giant.
Les Amériques du milieu analysent la situation de l’Amérique centrale et des Caraïbes insulaires dans le monde actuel. L’auteur examine les options de ces régions marginalisées, comparables en termes de traditions politiques, de contraintes économiques ou de permanences sociales. Face aux grands acteurs internationaux, les stratégies de l’Amérique centrale et des Caraïbes passent par les constructions régionales et la coopération, notamment en matière de tourisme, de transports ou de prévention face aux risques naturels. Pour autant, la régionalisation présente certains défis : s’allier ou non à une économie majeure, suivre le modèle européen ou le modèle nord-américain, promouvoir le développement économique ou la démocratisation. Toutes ces questions sont abordées dans cet ouvrage sur la base de l’analyse des politiques publiques menées dans les « Amériques du milieu ».
Un compte-rendu de lecture des Amériques du milieu a été publié dans le journal Le Monde (édition du 26 janvier 2016).
A propos de l’auteur :
Philippe Létrilliart est actuellement consul général de France à Miami. Auparavant sous-directeur du Mexique, de l’Amérique centrale et des Caraïbes au Quai d’Orsay, il a également été chargé de recherches au Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI) et enseignant à Sciences Po. Philippe Létrilliart a publié deux ouvrages sur le régime cubain et de nombreux articles portant sur les sociétés politiques latino-américaines. Il a récemment publié un dossier de la revue Problèmes d’Amérique latine sur le thème « Miami, carrefour des Amériques ».