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The Write Stuff 2/22/13

Noted Memoirist Signs Her Latest Work

6 write stuff 2.24 where the peacocks singLaguna Beach Books welcomes Los Angeles author Alison Singh Gee, who has written the memoir “Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1200 S. Coast Highway.

A modern-day fairy tale, “Where the Peacocks Sing” is a funny and insightful story that takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong and finally to the rural Indian countryside. In the memoir, the author comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home.

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the shop hosts David Helvarg, author of “The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea.”

From its first peoples through the millions that have come to its shores in waves of immigration from a Gold Rush to a World War to today’s population of over 37 million, Helvarg shows how and why the most populous state in the nation is also the best steward of a wild and living ocean.6 write stuff 2.27 Golden Shore

Helvarg, the founder executive director of the Washington DC-based Blue Ocean Campaign, has written a passionate tale about a stunning human and natural habitat, the 1,100 miles of the California coast.

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