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Have you read any of these books with a La Jolla-edge this year?

Several La Jolla authors published tales in 2012. Here’s a list:
■ Richard Platt
Platt lives in town with his wife, poet Susan Platt.

18th annual Jewish Book Fair to host lectures by 40 authors in La Jolla and Cardiff, Nov. 3-11

The 2012 San Diego Jewish Book Fair takes place Nov. 3-11. It starts Nov. 3-5 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff By The Sea. Then, it continues Nov. 8-11 at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

The 2012 San Diego Jewish Book Fair takes place Nov. 3-11 and will feature some 40 authors discussing a range of issues-of-the-day. It runs Nov. 3-5 at Temple Solel in Cardiff By The Sea, then Nov. 8-11 at Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

Biographer to share Jimi Hendrix ‘experience’ at book signing; La Jollan recalls summer with rock icon

A teaser card advertising the Jimi Hendrix concert film, "Rainbow Bridge."

One La Jollan who will likely be at the D.G. Wills event is well-known community activist Melinda Merryweather, who got to know Hendrix while serving as art director on his posthumously released concert film, “Rainbow Bridge.”

Author will discuss California’s trailblazing women at La Jolla Community House lecture

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Gloria Harris, Ph.D., co-author of the new book, “Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present,” (with Hannah Cohen) will share inspiring stories about these women as the next guest of the Distinguished Speakers Series at the La Jolla Community Center, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

Doctor to sign sports thriller book at Warwick’s Books

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Harvey Shapiro will sign ‘Morphed’ at noon, July 15 at Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. By Kathy Day Harvey Shapiro, 71, has found a new way to feed his workaholic personality – writing a book. He recently published “Morphed,” a sports thriller, revolving around the use of DNA doping in sports and the use of [...]

Book examines tenure of University of California system president Richard Atkinson

La Jollans rita and richard atkinson receive Chancellor’s medals from outgoing UCSD Chancellor marye anne Fox during the university Founders Dinner in november 2011.

Neither his tenure at UCSD nor his time as the National Science Foundation’s deputy director could have prepared him for the firestorm that awaited.

Library gift will place more hot titles in La Jollans’ hands

La Jolla riford Library’s head librarian, Catherine Greene, leafs through a recent edition of the New York Times books section, which is available for readers to review before making selections. Pat Sherman

Though a section for new books is located near the entrance to the La Jolla Riford Library, it’s not often people walk out with the buzz-worthy selections they seek.

Local writer publishes eBook set in La Jolla in the 1980s

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Author Sherry Moeller Campbell, La Jolla High School Class of 1963, released her La Jolla mystery/comedy novel through Kindle and Nook. The eBook, “Just Stab Me in the Eye,” focuses on a “slacker beach chick and sexy private dick seeking a dude who’s kinda sick. Object: to catch a killer.”

Bound Together: The art of books goes on display

‘Hanuman’ by  Marilyn Stablein.  Handmade papers are collaged with images from vintage Indian children’s comic, screen-printed cover paper and laser copies of vintage images.  COURTESY

Old books can be found deconstructed, cut, twisted, folded, fanned, and distorted into new objects of beauty and intrigue at the fourth annual San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition, May 26-July 8 at Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus.

Marilu Henner discusses new book on memory retention at Warwick’s

La Jollan Virginia DeGeneres had her copy of Marilu Henner’s new book signed at Warwick’s May 10. Henner was in La Jolla to discuss her recently published account of living with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. Pat Sherman photos

“Marriage is like making waffles,” said actress and author Marilu Henner. “You always throw the first one out.”

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