Napa Author Sasha Paulsen presents "Dancing on the Spider's Web"
Sasha Paulsen, a former features writer for the Napa Register, will present her debut novel, Dancing on the Spider’s Web at Readers’ Books on Thursday, November 14th, with a 6:30 reception and a 7:00 reading. Cover and design artist Dorothy Carico Smith, a Sonoma resident, will also speak. Dancing on the Spider’s Web is set in San Francisco and Napa Valley during the 1970s, the “winter after the Summer of Love”. Sarah Glass, a shy and serious medical student, questions if love is incompatible with intelligence. After all, she is well aware that the heart is a muscle, not a source of emotion. But when she decides to give herself a break from her med school career to take “a month to live,” Sarah find hers on an adventure she never thought she’d have. James Conway, author of Napa at Last Light, says the book “captures both the spirit of those times and the essence of a cast of zany, appealing characters. Highly recommended.” and Margo Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, calls it “a sparkling and utterly engrossing debut”.
After studying journalism at UC Berkeley, Sasha Paulsen lived and worked in Europe and New England before returning to her hometown, Napa, California. While raising her two children, with the help of their dog, Pippi, she was features editor for The Napa Valley Register where she wrote about food, wine, art, and travel. Dancing on the Spider’s Web is her first novel.