Carolina Cositore (Caonao and Jagua) will sign her bilingual book about a Cuban legend at 1 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Beth Duke (Don't Shoot Your Mule) will sign at a launch party for her comic Southern novel at 5 p.m. Saturday at Images Christmas Shoppe, 6589 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton.
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