Brian Turner, a US Army veteran, will be signing copies of his poetry anthology "Here, Bullet." Turner's debut book is a harrowing first-person account of the Iraqi war and reflects his experiences as a soldier with compassion, sensitivity, and eloquence. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Sarah Giller Nelson's book "Designing the Good Life," looks at her father, Norman M. Giller's, mark on the urban landscape with architecturally progressive structures suited to their surroundings like the Ocean Palm Motel, the Carillon Hotel, the North Shore Band Shell, and the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club. The author will be discussing the evolution of Miami Modernism and signing copies of her book. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Amanda Boyden, author of "Babylon Rolling," will be discussing and signing copies of her novel at Books and Books. Her book tells the stories of five families, black, white and Indian, living on one block of Uptown New Orleans. 6 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
A solo show by Miami Beach artist Sid Daniels will be exhibited in the Botanical Garden's Banyan Room. Sid Daniels created the "Latin Deco" style of painting with bold colors, curves and details inspired by Art Deco architecture. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Ends Oct. 16. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
Pollster John Zogby will be in Coral Gables discussing his latest book "The Way We'll Be," which provides insight into the unexpected truth of contemporary American life. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Douglas R. Andrew, financial adviser and author of the bestselling "Last Chance Millionaire," will be in Coral Gables to discuss how to accumulate money on a tax-favored basis and achieve the highest possible retirement income. 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.