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December 16, 1989 | DENNIS MCLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Complete Phantom of the Opera," Julia Child's "The Way to Cook" and Umberto Eco's new novel, "Foucault's Pendulum," are among the biggest sellers in Orange County bookstores this holiday season, the busiest time of the year for booksellers. And what books are members of Orange County's writing community buying as gifts this year? Here's a sampling: Robert Ray ("Merry Christmas, Murdock") of Irvine: "I'm giving Natalie Goldberg's book, 'Writing Down the Bones' (Shambhala; $8.95).
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December 23, 1989 | DENNIS MCLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a place "where luxury knows no limits and only the best is good enough." Welcome to Newport Beach, "one of the West's ritziest oases," as author Jocelyn Christopher has Robin Leach, that toady-to-the-rich-and-famous, rhapsodize at the beginning of "Private Dancers" (Dell; $3.95), her sex-, glitz- and megabuck-laced contemporary romance novel. Now meet the Pearls, Newport's most fabulously wealthy family: Here's oil magnate Barton J.
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