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Sunday, Nov. 24, 3:30 p.m., Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel's second novel is It's Not Love, It's Just Paris (Grove; $25.00), in which a young woman studying in Paris must decide between love and fulfilling her immigrant family's dreams for her future.  Engel's debut short story collection, Vida, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, Young Lions Fiction Award, winner of a Florida Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, and L.A. Weekly.   

Lauren Grodstein

Faith and doubt take center stage in Grodstein's novel The Explanation for Everything (Algonquin; $24.95).  When a young evangelist asks a biology professor to direct her independent study on intelligent design, he comes to challenge everything that has defined his work and his life.  “A well-crafted story of wayward souls searching for forgiveness, healing and personal truth.” --Family Circle. Grodstein's previous novels are the New York Times bestselling "A Friend of the Family and Reproduction is the Flaw of Love.   

Rhonda Riley

In Rhonda Riley's debut novel of love and mystery set during World War II, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope (Ecco; $15.99) a teenager is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she believes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. It quickly becomes clear that he is not of this world.   “. . . exquisite language draws the reader into this improbable, beautifully rendered, somewhat biblical love story with a wildly imaginative premise that is irresistible, tender, and provocative.” --Library Journal.   

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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
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