Schram to share newest novel
Former Sonoma Valley resident Mary Lou Schram will be sharing her latest novel, “Molly’s Leap,” at Readers’ Book on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. The afternoon will include a reading and a wine and cheese reception.
“Please come back,” Molly writes every evening to her husband. Molly is an unhappy young San Francisco secretary whose husband has left for a year to work in Saudi Arabia. “How did you expect me to deal with two children and a job and a house all alone?”
Then she inherits a four-unit apartment building, which seems at first to be an added burden, until she is told that it is worth a great deal of money. If she sells it, she can buy two larger buildings.
She discovers the heady excitement of making money and at the same time she falls in love with Jack, her handsome guide to this new world.
“Molly’s Leap” takes place primarily in San Francisco but has a number of scenes set in Sonoma including one that takes place in the Church Mouse.
During her 10 years in Sonoma, Schram was on the board of the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival and president of the Sonoma Valley Democratic Club.
While in Sonoma, she also penned three self-published novels: “KLIK,” which takes place in a San Francisco news-radio station, published in 2004; “Taddy and Her Husbands” was published in 2007 and “Pursuing Happiness … One More Time,” which takes place in a Sonoma retirement community, published in 2009. All are available on Amazon.com.
Readers’ Books is located at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma.