A week from Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 PM, I’ll be signing copies of Setup On Front StreetÂ at Books & Books. The address is 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida. If you’ve never been there, it’s an incredible place. Big, well-organized, huge selection…it’s one of the leading indie bookstores in the country, thriving while so many others are closing. Their list of authors who have appeared there is out of this world, namely Margaret Atwood, Isabel Allende, Martin Amis, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Ford, Carlos Fuentes, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Peter Matthiessen, Frank McCourt, Salman Rushdie, Kurt Vonnegut, andÂ Derek Walcott; children and young adult authors/illustrators suchasÂ Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Lemony Snicket, Judy Blume, andÂ Chris Raschka; journalists such asÂ Walter Cronkite, Carl Hiaasen, Dave BarryÂ andÂ Jorge Ramos; political figures, such asÂ President Bill Clinton, Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Senator George McGovernÂ andÂ Rudy Giuliani; cookbook authors such asÂ Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, Jamie Oliver, andÂ Bobby Flay; and celebrities such asÂ Rosie O’Donnell, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Carey, Cindy Crawford, andÂ Mariel Hemingway, to name just a few.
It goes without saying (but I’m going to say it anyway) that I’m positively thrilled to be doing a signing there.
In addition to the signing, I’m going to read some excerpts from it and (I think) speak on some topic or another, like noir fiction or something.
So if you’re in the Miami area, please come by, because as you might imagine, I need all the help I can get. They’re right off Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile and Ponce de Leon Blvd. Their phone number is 305-442-4408. And if you’re not in the Miami area, well, get on a plane and go there!