The Lincoln Bicentennial Book Club meets to discuss Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Team of Rivals." Discussion will be moderated by former Miami Herald Publisher David Lawrence Jr. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Po Bronson, co-author of "NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children," comes to Coral Gables to discuss and sign this look into modern children. With anecdotes and scientific analysis, Mr. Bronson and his colleague Ashley Merryman aim to demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
A SON'S STORY
Books & Books hosts Judy Shepard, author of "The Meaning of Matthew," while she reads and signs her book about her son's life and the effects of his brutal murder. Matthew Shepard's 1998 slaying in Wyoming was a somber reminder that hate crimes may still exist. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 957 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Local historian and 60-year-Miami resident Seth Bramson will read and discuss his book "Sunshine, Stone Crabs, and Cheesecake: The Story of Miami Beach." In it, he reveals stories and photos geared to fascinate locals and visitors alike. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
PICKING UP THE TORCH
Sharon Potts, author of "In Their Blood," comes to Miami Beach to read and sign her novel. The story follows Jeremy Stroeb, a young man born into a life of privilege, whose world is turned upside down when he learns both of his parents have been murdered. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 957 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
OUT OF PLACE AT HOME
Johnny Diaz reads and signs his book "Beantown Cubans." The story follows a Miami native, originally born in Cuba, who relocates to Boston and is shown the ropes by another transplant. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 957 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.