THE LIFE OF A WRITER
Blake Bailey comes to Coral Gables to discuss and sign his book "Cheever: A Life." Through unprecedented access to novelist John Cheever's journal, Mr. Bailey reveals the intimacies of his personal and professional life. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
A SOUTH-FLORIDA ACTIVIST
Jack Davis comes to Books & Books to read and sign his biography of environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In "An Everglades Providence," Mr. David describes her 108-year life and how she transformed the image of the Everglades from a dismal swamp to the country's most beloved wetland. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.