Author Marifeli Perez-Stable shares her book "The U.S. and Cuba: Intimate Enemies," which explores tensions in US-Cuban relations from the Cold War to current times and what future obstacles could be in store. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Florida Atlantic University professor Fred Fejes discusses how a series of 1977-1978 referenda pitted the civil rights claims of gay American citizens against society's thoughts and fears about homosexuality, the subject of his book "Gay Rights and Moral Panic." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Hear behind-the-scenes tales of Israeli Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzchak Rabin and Menachem Begin from Yehuda Avner, author of "The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership," who served on the personal staff of each leader. Discover how each head dealt with the extreme stress of the job and the relationships they held with American presidents. 7:30 p.m. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Ralph Heyndels, a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Miami, interviews author Hadrien Larouche on his book "The Last Genet." Mr. Larouche, a doctor of philosophy, studied under Jacques Derrida at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and has been called one of the great thinkers of this generation. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Author Christina Balinotti shares her controversial theory on obtaining the fountain of youth as discussed in her book "Feminidad Holistica." Event in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.