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Author returns to La Jolla to celebrate book release

Courtenay Fletcher (holding book) helps author and La Jolla High graduate Susan Bernardo during a book reading at the La Jolla Recreation center. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla High School graduate and author/poet Susan Bernardo returned to La Jolla from Los Angeles for a homecoming to celebrate the publication of her first book, “Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs” on July 14. She and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher (the two met when their children became friends) hosted a party at the La Jolla Recreation Center, which was followed by a book signing at Warwick’s.

Bully for her! Bishop’s grad battles harassment with book, athletes in action project


Gizelle Studevent, 22, a graduate of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and Penn State University, is taking a tough stance against bullying in her new book, “Bridges.”

‘Kite Runner’ author, UCSD alumni returns to La Jolla for talk

Khaled Hosseini 3

During the sold-out event the 1993 UC San Diego School of Medicine graduate spoke of returning to his “former stomping grounds.”

New mobile app lets users search library catalog, download eBooks

The San Diego County Library (including La Jolla’s Riford Library) is going mobile with a free, new application that lets you use smartphones, tablets and e-Book readers to visit the library.

La Jolla inspires murder mystery, smartphone book for local authors

Two new books, written by two La Jolla authors, were stirred by the Village of La Jolla, though granted, they have nothing else in common.
One is a thrilling murder mystery set in town, with nods to the Jewel throughout. The other is a salute to the technological and intellectual hub that is La Jolla.

Author: ‘Good enough’ can be the new ‘perfect’ for today’s moms

Hollee Temple with her husband John and sons Gideon, 10, and Hank, 8 at WindanSea beach.

Celebrating the second anniversary of her book “I’m Good Enough is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood” (published on Mother’s Day 2011) temporary La Jolla resident Hollee Temple uses Mother’s Day as a chance to share her advice for working moms on the seemingly impossible balancing act of motherhood and career, and feeling successful in both.

La Jollan inspires with postumous book about living as quadriplegic

June van Lint on her travels. Courtesy photos

La Jollan June van Lint’s story is one of living a full life despite any limitations — and survival. Having lived a life full of travel and family, van Lint spent 46 years as a quadriplegic before passing away on March 30.

St. Patrick’s Day poetry reading draws crowds to D.G. Wills bookstore in La Jolla

D.G. Wills bookstore owner Dennis Wills emcees the three-and-a-half hour poetry reading on St. Patrick’s Day.

D.G. Wills bookstore in La Jolla hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day poetry reading on March 17, 2013 with experts and novices alike reading works by Irish authors. For the 34th year, the front of the bookstore was cleared out to make room for those in attendance, though it apparently wasn’t enough, as the audience spilled out into the street and alley on Girard Avenue (speakers were hooked up outside so everyone could hear). As they came and went throughout the night, patrons enjoyed Smithwick’s ale and Harps lager while listening to the good words.

New Athenaeum book celebrates 20 years, 40 artists of La Jolla’s Music & Arts Library


La Jolla’s oldest cultural institution, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, held a preview event for its new book, ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection — 1990-2010,’ to highlight the Athenaeum’s first 20 years.

Author Luis Alberto Urrea to speak at Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla on Feb. 26

Luis Urrea

ulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will share his life experiences at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla, speaking as The Bishop’s School endowed scholar-in-residence, 2005.

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