What are you reading now?

 
 
Deibert
Deibert

“Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis. This dreamlike and often eerie depiction of a young woman adrift in Berlin, a city full of ghosts and historical echoes, was the first novel by this Mexican writer, and it’s a notable and bracing literary debut.”

Michael Deibert, author of The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair

Deibert appears at 8 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.

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