Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said of Indonesia, “It’s important to listen as well as talk to a country that has demonstrated that Islam, democracy and modernity cannot only coexist, but thrive.” Join Active Minds as we examine what’s working in the world’s largest Islamic country. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Cuban-born, Miami Beach-based private investigator Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is the author of ten books, as well as a contributor to many anthologies, but she is perhaps best known for her Lupe Solano mystery series. Garcia-Aguilera will read from and sign her new stand along novel Magnolia (B &B Press). “Garcia-Aguilera creates a lovably imperfect heroine in this Pretty Woman-type tale…readers will fall in love with Magnolia in this engaging tale of what unexpected choices can be made when one’s back is against the wall.” —Publishers Weekly "Magnolia by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Garcia-Aguilera writes about the travails of Magnolia Larson, a sort of female version of Richard Gere’s American Gigolo, whose move to Miami and subsequent break up leaves her high and dry until she starts turning tricks as a ‘sports geisha.’ Garcia-Aguilera’s imagination is on fire in this departure from her Lupe Solano mystery series." The Examiner, Best Fiction Books of 2012Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Carolina Garcia-Aguilera’s website