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September 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Carl Hiaasen and Mitchell Kaplan
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH CARL HIAASEN
in conversation with Books & Books’s very own
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99)
Saturday, September 30th, 6:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Join us for a delightful evening at Books & Books in Coral Gables as we welcome renowned author Carl Hiaasen, who will be reading and signing his newest YA novel: Wrecker (Knopf Books for Young Readers, $18.99). He will be in conversation with Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.
Tickets includes (1) one a copy of WRECKER, which will be handed out upon entry to the event.
Each ticket allows entry for up to (4) four guests.
About the Book:
Wrecker needs to deal with smugglers, grave robbers, and pooping iguanas—just as soon as he finishes Zoom school. Welcome to another wild adventure in Carl Hiaasen’s Florida!
Valdez Jones VIII calls himself Wrecker because his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather salvaged shipwrecks for a living.
So is it destiny, irony, or just bad luck when Wrecker comes across a speedboat that has run hard aground on a sand flat? The men in the boat don’t want Wrecker to call for help—in fact, they’ll pay him to forget he ever saw them.
Wrecker would be happy to forget, but he keeps seeing these men all over Key West—at the marina, even in the cemetery. And now they want more than his silence—they want a lookout.
He’ll have to dive deep into their shady dealings to figure out a way to escape this tangled net. . . .
CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT?
We’ll make sure to get the book signed for you. Just selected shipping or in-store pick up for your convenience.
About the Author:
CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is the author of many bestselling novels, including Squeeze Me and Razor Girl. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Chomp, Skink—No Surrender, and Squirm.
You can read more about Hiaasen’s work at carlhiaasen.com, and follow him on social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @Carl_Hiaasen.
About the Moderator:
MITCHELL KAPLAN, a Miami Beach native, founded the independent bookstore chain Books & Books in 1982. Books & Books was named “Publishers’ Weekly Bookstore of the Year” in 2015. He is the co-founder of Miami Book Fair, a former president of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), and received the National Book Foundation’s prestigious “Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community” in 2011. He is the host of the podcast, “The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan” and with his partner Paula Mazur, formed the Mazur/Kaplan film production company to bring books to the screen.