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Book Commemorates Tallships Festival


A limited commemorative edition of Doris Walker's "Dana Point Harbor--Capistrano Bay: Home Port for Romance" will honor the Ocean Institute's Tallships Festival and the 150th anniversary of California statehood.

The limited edition is available at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor and at the Tallships Festival, which winds up its weekend run at the institute today.

Walker's recent book, "The Heritage of San Clemente," was named Best Historical Book in this year's California Media Professionals' communications contest. She is working on "Tall Ships and Spanish Spice on the Citrus Coast," which will trace the history of wind-powered ships along the Southern California coast. (Copies of the first edition will arrive during the Tallships Festival next year aboard the Pilgrim, a full-sized re-creation of the square-rigged ship that brought Richard Henry Dana to this coast in 1835.)

Walker, a member of the Orange County Historical Commission, will sign copies of her limited edition book at the Ocean Institute, in the northwest corner of the harbor, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

See, Leslie to Speak

Authors Carolyn See ("The Handyman") and Diane Leslie ("Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime") will speak at the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library's annual membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Admission: $15, includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Monday. Information: (714) 536-5642.

Coming Up

* Ross Newhan will sign "Anaheim Angels: An Official History" at Borders Books and Music at the Block, 20 City Drive West, Orange. 3 p.m. today. (714) 385-1025.

* Laura Lippman will discuss and sign "The Sugar House" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. Noon Monday. (714) 898-2583.

* "In the Mood," a "sensual" poetry reading with Lauri Danae Florentine and Lee Mallory, will be held at Alta Coffee House & Roasting Company, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. 8 p.m. Wednesday. (949) 675-0233.

* Mel Kaufmann will discuss and sign "The Millionaire Handbook" at Borders Books and Music in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. 7 p.m. Thursday. (714) 432-7854.

* "The Writer's World"--a taped panel discussion at UC Irvine with authors Dennis McDougal, Neal Shusterman, Julie Castiglia and Diane Leslie--will be featured on Barbara DeMarco Barrett's "Writers on Writing" on KUCI (88.9 FM). 5 p.m. Thursday.

* Margaret Cole will sign "The Spirit Woman" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. Noon Friday. (714) 898-3583.

* Griffin Hart will sign "Wyakin" at Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 953 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 759-0982.

* Taylor Brandon will read "The Elephant Who Couldn't Remember" and his other children's books at Borders Books and Music, 1980 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 631-8661.

* David LaMont Lee will sign "Merchant Marine Days: My Life in World War II" at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 362-8027.

* Martine Gaudissart will sign "Kanyon and the Rainbow Stone" at Borders Books and Music, 429 Associated Road, Brea. 7 p.m. Saturday. (714) 429-0120.

* Robert Levinson will discuss and sign "The James Dean Affair" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 1 p.m. Saturday. (714) 898-2583.

* John Gilstrap will sign "Even Steven" at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. Noon Saturday. Margaret Cole ("The Spirit Women") and Chuck Freadhoff ("Permanent Twilight") will sign at 2 p.m. Saturday. (714) 538-3210.


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