Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis, will host three local authors Sunday whose books were recently published by Phyllis Scott Publishing. Anastasia Levine, David Lloyd Sutton and Scott Evans will speak at 3 p.m.; the public is invited to the reading and reception following.
Levine’s romantic suspense novel, “California Gothic,” like an updated “Jane Eyre,” follows the trials and tribulations of Sheila Bernstein, a single mother who becomes romantically involved with Alan Marchand, the owner of a winery rumored to be cursed.
The Western “Big Hills,” by Sutton, describes the adventures of young but highly skilled Anson Kerrigan, who struggles to survive both in the wilderness and in the chaos of a corrupt little town. His resourcefulness is tested time and again in this fast-paced tale.
Evans’ fourth book, “Green Seasons,” is a collection of related short stories that immerse readers in the tumultuous and tortured life of Sam Edwards, from the time of his father’s suicide to his post-Vietnam struggles with love and alienation.
Reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories, these coming-of-age tales have been praised by Robert M. Luscher, an expert on the short story sequence at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.
Wine and appetizers will be available. For more information, call (530) 902-0026.