Authors Coming to Laguna

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the write stuff gordon Blue PencilLocal author Gordon McAlpine will discuss a new kind of femme fatale from his new book, “The Woman With the Blue Pencil” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.

McAlpine is president of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

the write stuff My Brilliant Friend The store’s November Book Club will discuss, “My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Local author Mary Minerman will talk about her new book, “The Spinster’s Guide to Dating,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.











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