The Florida Holocaust Museum will present Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity) speaking about his book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Campus Activities Center of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. Admission is $9, free for museum members and college students; call (727) 820-0100, ext. 236.
Dennis Lehane (Moonlight Mile) will read from and sign his mystery at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borders St. Petersburg, 6999 Tyrone Square.
Inkwood Books presents Gary Dell'Abate (They Call Me Baba Booey) reading from and signing his memoir at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Scene Premium Nightclub, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg.
Forum Truth will present political scientist Robert Putnam (American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us) discussing and signing his book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Holley Hall, 709 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $35, which includes a copy of the book; call (941) 349-8350 or go to ForumTruth.org.
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