In the stifling heat of August 14, 1791, the drums beat rhythmically. The only thing louder was
the squeal of a young sacrificial pig being brought to slaughter. By the time this voodoo ceremony
was over, the slaves of Saint-Domingue had set out on a violent spree. They burned down sugar,
coffee and indigo plantations. They mutilated and killed their former masters. These slaves had
taken their freedom by force.
One man made a break for it! Swimming offshore, he boarded a merchant ship, killed most of the
crew and took command over the others. Henri Caesar became Black Caesar, a notorious pirate.
Years later he ended up on the west coast of Florida, near Sanibel Island, where he buried a
treasure and seemingly vanished.
The 3-part Tullybeth series weaves the history of Black Caesar with the modern-day story of a
9-year-old girl named Tullybeth who moves to a sleepy town on the west coast of Florida,
Turnberry Swamp. Book 1 starts by remembering the tragedy that desolated this town, a
tornado 50 years prior, from which it never fully recovered. Present day, Tullybeth finds
Turnberry Swamp to be both hostile and fascinating. Strangers are unwelcome, and she soon
learns there is a dark secret all its residents are hiding.
Tullybeth Book 1 starts to unravel the history of Henri Caesar, starting with his birth. In Saint-
Domingue, now known as Haiti, tension was running high among the slaves. Their overseers
were cruel, and their living conditions were appalling. Hiding in the mountains, marooned
slaves planned a revolt, but first they needed an army. They decided to build this army with
the next generation of boys born to them. But even as the slave village was desperate for a boy
child to be born, it would seem Henri Caesar’s arrival was a cursed one.
This story is told by different characters, traveling through time to give insight into the events
shaping this novel. Blurring the lines of historical fact and good ol’ story-telling, this book
leaves the reader wondering which parts are real and which parts are fiction. If readers were to
do some research themselves, they’d soon realize that sometimes life is stranger than fiction...
About the Authors
R. & M. Cossio were born and raised in Miami alongside seven rabbits, five dogs, a
snapping turtle, a blind cat, a one-eyed hamster, a club-footed parakeet, and anything else
that arrived on the doorstep looking for refuge.
R. Cossio ran for the hills and got as far as St. Augustine, where she now resides. She
spends her time raising her daughter Emily and doing what most starving artists do: Waiting
M. Cossio still lives in Miami, and spends her time taming two mutts. She dodges
potholes, hit-and-run drivers, and street beggars every weekday morning while navigating her
way to her downtown office.
This data-driven and massively documented study replaces rhetoric
with analysis, myth with fact, and apocalyptic predictions with sane and
—Stanley Fish, Florida International University
The election of Barack Obama prompted people around the world to herald the
dawning of a new, postracial era in America. Yet a scant one month after
Obama’s election, Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay, a 31-year old Ecuadorian immigrant,
was ambushed by a group of white men as he walked arm and arm with his brother.
Yelling anti-Latino slurs, the men beat Sucuzhanay into a coma. He died 5 days
The incident is one of countless attacks—ranging
from physical violence to
raids on homes and workplaces to verbal abuse—that Latino/a immigrants
confronted for generations in America. And these attacks—physical and
otherwise—are accepted by a substantial number of American citizens and
officials, who are virulently opposed to immigrant groups crossing the
border. Quick to cast all Latino/a immigrants as illegal, opponents have
placed undocumented workers at the center of their anti-immigrant
movement, and as
such, many different types of native Spanish-speakers in this country
illegal, citizen, guest), have been targeted as being responsible for
increasing crime rates, a plummeting economy, and an erosion of
American values and culture.
InThose Damned Immigrants,
Ediberto Román takes on critics of Latina/o immigration, drawing on empirical
evidence to refute charges of links between immigration and crime, economic
downfall, and a weakening of Anglo culture. Román utilizes government
statistics, economic data, historical records, and social science research to
provide a counter-narrative to what he argues is a largely one-sided public
discourse on Latino/a immigration.
About the Author
Ediberto Román is professor of law at Florida International University. He is the author of The
Other American Colonies: An International and Constitutional Law
Examination of the United States’ Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
Island Conquests, and edits the NYU Press series Citizenship and Migration in the Americas.
Guerdiana Thelomar is a junior from Miami double majoring in Human and Social Development and Visual Journalism with a minor in Africana Studies at the University of Miami. She is a young, Haitian-American photographer who has a passion for capturing life's most memorable and historical moments and sharing them with others so that they can get a glimpse of what's going on around them.
Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.) is a blog (firstname.lastname@example.org) started by Dr. Patti Rose, which has resulted in group meetings (sponsored by the University of Miami Africana Studies Program) of Black women (primarily) and men, who wear their hair naturally. This resulted in a collaborative effort between N.I.C.E., the Africana Studies Program and Ms. Thelomar to develop an exciting and interesting photo exhibit.
Through this photo exhibit on natural hair, Guerdiana hopes that people within the Black community will feel inspired and confident to be proud of the roots of their heritage as well as the roots of their hair.
We are honored to be one of the select
bookstores from across the country chosen to see bestselling author
Harlan Coben LIVE from his living room in New Jersey!
Harlan will give an exclusive talk about his new book MISSING YOU
and give audience members a unique opportunity to ask him questions.
It's the first time he will appear in this fashion and it's your chance
to hear him speak about everything from his inspiration behind the book
to advice for author writers and fun topics like his previous book
jacket designs. This will be an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at
where Harlan's writing magic happens!!
Many of Coben’s plots have revolved around the latest in technology,
made creepy when domestic devices are put to criminal use—parental
spyware in 2008’s Hold Tight, Facebook in 2011’s Live Wire. His latest, Missing You, centers on online dating and catfish schemes.
Rachel Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, was nominated for a National Book Award and reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review.
Her second novel, even more ambitious and brilliant, is the riveting
story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and
Rome in the mid-1970s—by turns underground, elite, and dangerous.
year is 1975 and Reno—so-called because of the place of her birth—has
come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and
speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in
the art world—artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are
staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between
life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit
her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold,
she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the
semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they
visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the
radical movement that overtook Italy in the seventies. Betrayal sends
her reeling into a clandestine undertow.
The Flamethrowers is
an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the
fake, the terrorist. At its center is Rachel Kushner’s brilliantly realized
protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is
a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and
About the Author
Rachel Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba,
was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary
Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. It was named a best book by the Washington Post Book Book World, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. Kushner's fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, Bomb, Cabinet, and Grand Street. She lives in Los Angeles.
Difficult coworkers; feeling undervalued; a long commute; boring tasks; trouble finding focus—no matter the source of contention, everyone with a job faces daily challenges that undermine the ability to be happy at work. But here is the secret: Anyone who can breathe can find happiness—even at work.
REAL HAPPINESS AT WORK: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace,the follow-up to theNew York Times bestselling REAL HAPPINESS, is a practical guide in which Sharon Salzberg brings the profound benefits of meditation to the workplace. Using core meditations and stealth practices, readers will learn how to improve their work life through mindfulness, compassion for coworkers and clients, and ingenuity.
If you don’t already have a meditation practice, the exercises in REAL HAPPINESS AT WORK will get you started. If you do have one, Sharon’s guidance will show you how to bring it to the office with specific and meaningful acts appropriate anywhere—even during a meeting. Employing simple thought adjustments and mini-meditations throughout the day will improve creativity, productivity, organization, and kindness for both you and your coworkers. For example:
·Put a free minute—or five—on the calendar before every meeting for a short follow-the-breath break.
·Notice how you are holding something in your hand—a steering wheel or cup, for instance. Sometimes we exert so much force holding things it exacerbates tension without our realizing it.
·Unitask! Focus exclusively on just one thing—for a small portion of time, if necessary.
·Don’t pick up the phone on the first ring. Let it ring three times, breathe, then pick it up.
·Before sending an important email, send it to yourself first. When you open it as the “recipient,” you’ll better notice the tone, implications, and omissions.
·As you sit down at your workspace, gently scan the sensations of your body, from head to toe. Notice areas of tension, and breathe into them to relax.
Pulling from 40 years of meditation teaching, Salzberg presents the Eight Pillars of Happiness in the Workplace and explains them through narrative anecdotes and examples, questions and answers, and of course, breathing exercises. The core concepts explored by each chapter are:
·Balance: the ability to differentiate between who you are and what your job is
·Concentration: being able to focus without being swayed by distraction
·Compassion: being aware of and sympathetic to the humanity of ourselves and others
·Resilience: the ability to recover from defeat, frustration, or failure
·Communication and connection: understanding that everything we do and say can further connection, or take away from it
·Integrity: bringing your deepest ethical values to the workplace
·Meaning: infusing the work you do with relevance for your own personal goals
·Open Awareness: the ability to see the big picture and not be held back by self-imposed limitations
These eight pillars are the foundation of REAL HAPPINESS AT WORK—and the key to unlocking happiness in a subtle yet powerful way.
ABC News anchor Dan Harris has found a way to be happier, calmer and—according to his wife—nicer in the midst of one of the most competitive careers on earth. And if it can work for someone as skeptical and stress-prone as him, it can probably work for you, too. It’s a far cry from the heal-your-life, solve-all-your-problems over-promising of self-help. What Dan stumbled upon is practical, doable, and scientifically researched. In a new book, Dan tells this story as only a reporter can: through deep research, tough questions, and a healthy dose of humor.
10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, is part investigation and part immersive journalism: one man’s accidental quest to boost his happiness quotient without losing his professional drive.
Working his way from local television to the bright lights of network news, Harris had always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. How else can you climb the ladder in field like TV news without hand-wringing and hyper-vigilance? For a while, his strategy worked. Harris anchored national broadcasts; he covered wars. Then he made a series of poor decisions in his personal life that culminated in a televised panic attack in front of an audience of millions.
What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a fateful gift from his wife, Harris discovered something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation.
At first, he was deeply suspicious. He had long associated meditation with bearded swamis and unwashed hippies. But after learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using the practice to boost their focus, reduce their addiction to technology, and stop being yanked around by their emotions.
“I came to realize,” writes Harris, “that if you can get past the unfortunate cultural baggage, what you’ll find is that meditation is exercise for your brain. There’s nothing necessarily mystical or spiritual about it; it’s a treadmill for optimizing your mental fitness.”
Stacks of books on meditation piled up by his bedside, and Harris became a daily meditator, starting with 5 (excruciating) minutes. Before long, he found himself on a ten-day silent meditation retreat, which in a flash, went from the most annoying to the most incredible experience he’d ever had.
But meditation did not transform Harris's life into a parade of rainbows and unicorns. Life’s problems still reared their heads. Could he use meditation to navigate a series of fresh career crises? Is it possible to be "zen" and successful?
Written with candor and a wicked sense of humor, 10% HAPPIER is a spiritual book written for, and by, someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. It is both a serious and a seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.
Presented in Collaboration with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
About the Authors
Sharon Salzberg is one of the leading meditation and spiritual teachers in the world. She cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, and is the author of eight books, including the bestselling Real Happiness, Lovingkindness,and Faith. A meditation teacher for 40 years, she has been a contributing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and has appeared in Time, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Self, Yoga Journal, More, and others. She divides her time between Barre, Massachusetts, home of the IMS, and New York City.
Dan Harris is co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and also co- anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories on ABC for such shows as 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and GMA. Harris has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq; and produced investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. He has also spent many years covering America's faith scene, with a focus on evangelicals—who have treated him kindly despite the fact that he is openly agnostic. He has been at ABC News for 13 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting. Prior to joining ABC, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City. This is his first book.
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist,Austin Kleon
showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the
community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more
forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical
next step on a creative journey getting known.
Show Your Work is about
why generosity trumps genius. It's about getting findable, about using
the network instead of wasting time networking. It's not self-promotion,
it s self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal
from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show
Your Work offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous,
brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don't Have to Be a Genius;
Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user s
manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity what he calls
the ecology of talent. From broader life lessons about work (you can t
find your voice if you don t use it) to the etiquette of sharing and the
dangers of oversharing to the practicalities of Internet life (build a
good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it s an inspiring
manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the
Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to
an area where people could use it most the workplace. And it's written
by one of the world's leading meditation teachers.
A follow-up to Real
Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg's Real
Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through
mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It's about being committed
without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time
and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers
how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do
better, more productive work.
Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction
into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular
wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and
seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including
Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong.
Sprinkled throughout the
book are short stealth meditations, the kind that are quick, private,
and doable anywhere Let the phone ring three times, follow your breath,
then pick it up and For an upcoming one-on-one conversation, resolve to
listen more and speak less. Even the best jobs are filled with stress,
tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings all the
ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is
El Marco Polo de Lorica, narra la fuga de un monaguillo de 14 años que por el deseo de emular los viajes de Marco Polo, abandona su pueblo, Lorica, en la costa Caribe de Colombia, para recorrer el mundo. El libro es también una autobiografía asombrosa en clave de viajes, deliciosamente escrita. Para celebrar los primeros cincuenta años de ese infatigable viaje —que aún no termina— y que por ahora abarca apenas 117 países, el autor decidió plasmar en este libro lo que le dicta su memoria.
Enrique Córdoba nos ha prestado su penetrante mirada par ver el mundo de otra manera, dice Carlos A. Montaner. Es una obra inquietante y deliciosa.
Sobre el autor:
Enrique Córdoba ha sido desde contrabandista, hasta diplomático, desde divulgador de la cultura, hasta corresponsal de Guerra, desde escritor solitario, hasta popular conductor de programas en Radio Caracol Miami, de television en el Canal 17 y columnista viajero de El Nuevo Herald.
El testimonio de su trasegar por el mundo y de informar en vivo desde 117 países, está grabado en 8.344 horas de su programa “Cita con Caracol”, que se emite desde Miami y en sus libros de crónicas: “Cien voces de América, “Mi pueblo, el mundo y yo”, y “Te espero en la frontera”.
Entre los reconocimientos recibidos se destacan, el Ganador del Premio Cervantes 2007, de la Universidad Nova, y la condecoración que le otorgó Juan Carlos I, Rey de España.