Ariel Gonzalez with acclaimed novelist Thane Rosenbaum
Published February 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM EST
02/16/16 - Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez, with acclaimed novelist Thane Rosenbaum. His latest work, How Sweet It Is, has special appeal for South Floridians: It takes place in 1972 Miami Beach, which hosted both presidential conventions.
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