Author seeks out ‘weird and obscure’ of Sonoma County

Karen Misuraca brings ‘Secret Sonoma’ guidebook to Readers’ Books.|

Sonoma County is the focus of “Secret Sonoma: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure,” Reedy Press’s latest in its series of “secret” guidebooks to various cities and regions around the U.S.

Author Karen Misuraca highlights such county figures as Agoston Haraszthy, Charles Schulz and the Peanuts gang while exposing hidden beaches along the coast and bending her elbow at 19th-century taverns.

“A veteran author and Sonoma County native, Karen Misuraca reveals her deepest, darkest secrets of where she sees ghosts of centuries past, buys fetishes to vanquish her enemies and bellies up to the bar in Gold Rush-era roadhouses,” reads the promotional copy for the book. “Where does she fly through the treetops, stargaze through powerful telescopes and loll in geothermal hot springs? Even if you and your friends have been here before, and especially if you live here, Secret Sonoma is your new book of wonders.”

Misuraca will discuss and sign copies of her book on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Call 707-939-1779.

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