Where Time Begins by Sasha Paulsen @ Yountville Community Center

This event is hosted by the Younvtille Arts Council and will be held at the Yountville Community Center, Saturday July 16th, 11:00-1:00. No need to RSVP!


Where Time Begins begins in Yountville, a book reading by author Sasha Paulsen on Saturday, July 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Yountville Community Center.
Join us for a conversation with local author, Sasha Paulsen, and moderators Lori Narlock and Ariel Jackson about her new book Where Time Begins.
Books will be available for purchase at the event thanks to our friends at Napa Bookmine.

Shelley Ilillouette attempts to escape her disastrous life in San Francisco, only to fall into a comically bewildering world of mystery, adventure, and romance in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga.

It’s 1976, and Shelley Ilillouette, unemployed and without prospects, has never heard of the Kingdom of Tonga—but when an artist offers her a job in this South Pacific kingdom, she takes it.

She arrives in Tonga to discover that her employer has vanished. Alone in a bewildering world where ancient Polynesia mingles with missionaries, Peace Corps, and yacht dwellers, she is adopted by Foeata, a genial Tongan who decides that a mafu—a sweetheart—will solve Shelley’s problems. Foeata favors the Peace Corps doctor, Skip, but he is smitten with Lily, a mysterious half-Tongan actress. Then Shelley’s first and only lover, Jackson, follows her to the islands, and life only get more complicated.

When Lily goes missing, too, and Jackson’s visit proves disastrous, Shelley has to admit that she has not escaped from anything; she has just brought all the confusion of life with her.

Why, Foeata wonders, are Americans so bad at love?

Event date: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
6516 Washington Street
Yountville Community Center
Yountville, CA 94599
Books: 
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781647424138
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Published: She Writes Press - July 5th, 2022

It's 1976, and Shelley Ilillouette, unemployed and without prospects, has never heard of the Kingdom of Tonga>--but when an artist offers her a job in this South Pacific kingdom, she takes it.