"Heart Attack Proof" by Dr. Michael Ozner shares the six-week cardiac makeover to prevent and reverse heart disease he has been giving his patients for more than 25 years. His week-by-week plan aims to help those with heart disease or problems. Dr. Ozner will be present for a book signing. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"La ciudad de la unidad posible: selección poética de Miami" and "The City of Possible Unity: A Miami Poetry Collection," both edited by cultural activist Aida Levitan, were published by Editorial Ultramar of Miami in 2009 and 2011, in editions funded by a variety of Miami cultural institutions. When read together these two books present an array of intense emotion and poetic drama by more than 30 Spanish-language poets now living in the Miami area. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Power in the Balance" by Barry S. Levitt seeks to answer urgent questions about executive power in "new" democracies. He focuses on the case of Peru. Presented in collaboration with the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
IN THE CLOUDS
"Cloudland" by Joseph Olshan Once tells of Catherine Winslow, a writer who has retreated to the upper valley of Vermont to write a household hints column. While out walking, she discovers the body of a woman near her house. Winslow recognizes her as the latest victim of a serial killer, a woman reported missing weeks before during a blizzard. When her neighbor is pulled into the investigation, Catherine begins to discover some unexpected connections to the serial murders. One is that the murders might be based on a rare unfinished Wilkie Collins novel that is missing from her personal library. The other is that her much younger lover from her failed affair has unexpectedly resurfaced.
PAST THE BORDER
As Mexico has descended into what the author sees as a feudal narco-state where cartels, death squads, the army and local police all fight over billions of dollars in profits from drug and human trafficking, the border city of Juárez has been hit hardest of all. And yet, more than a million people still live there. In "This Love is Not for Cowards," Robert Andrew Powell chronicles a season of soccer in Juárez and the moments of pain, longing and redemption along the way. As he travels across Mexico with the team, the author reflects on this struggling nation and its watchful neighbor to the north.