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Celebrated authors highlight book fair’s final day

John Cleese joins a cast of top authors to close the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday with works that touch on everything from the satire of Monty Python and the delicacies of Cuban cuisine to the fall of Gary Hart and the music of George Clinton.

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South Florida’s book clubs span genres, generations

One hosts authors at lunch, another does books over brunch. Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another. And for those who can’t get enough of The Hunger Games, young-adult fiction lovers gather — even if they passed their teen years some time ago.

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Dave Barry’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a super-busy time of year, and it’s too easy, with all the hustle and bustle, to forget about what this season is really all about. So we will remind you: It’s about purchasing high-tech consumer devices at retail.

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Flashback Miami

Fire on the SS Yarmouth

The sinking that changed the cruise industry forever: On Nov. 13, 1965, the Bahamas-bound SS Yarmouth Castle was swept by fire and sank in the Atlantic with 550 aboard. The result was a four-hour rescue and sweeping changes to cruise liners.

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