Gib Peter's six-month journey from Key West to New York and back by boat is chronicled in "Gib's Odyssey." Authored by his neurologist Dr. Walter G. Bradley and based on emails and articles Mr. Peter wrote for the Key West Citizen, his trip is not only affected by practical difficulties but also by the paralyzing effects of having Lou Gehrig's disease. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago releases a 19th century epic novel "Conquistadora." Spanish girl Ana Larragoity Cubillas fulfills her dream of traveling to Puerto Rico by marrying a man who has inherited land on the island. Ana faces many challenges including heat, disease and isolation while managing her slave-run property. When the American Civil War breaks out, her livelihood is threatened while her involvement with a once-forbidden love unfolds. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
BUILDING SOUTH FLORIDA
"William and Mary Brickell: Founders of Miami & Ft. Lauderdale" by Hollywood writer and director Beth Brickell reveals the story of South Florida pioneers William and Mary Brickell. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.