Los Gatos resident and author Steve Sporleder is celebrating the release of his newest novel, Hobo Ashes, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the grand opening of new bookstore Village House of Books, 326 Village Lane.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting by Los Gatos Mayor Barbara Spector, followed by music with Spanish guitarist Rodrigo Teague, and the Hobo Ashes release party and reading at 7 p.m.
a lifelong resident of Los Gatos, and the author of three previous books, including
From Sleepy Lagoon to the Corner of the
Cats, lauded as a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards, writes
fiction that includes tidbits of Los Gatos history lodged within a larger
Hobo Ashes, unlike Sleepy Lagoon that recounts the saga of four generations of la familia Reyes, is a murder mystery.
The protagonist, Grady Prescott, is an ex-cop who falls on hard times and becomes embroiled in the gypsy camps of Los Gatos and the untangling of a series of hobo murders.
is a retired firefighter with more than 30 years of service. His grandfather, father, uncles and brothers were also in the fire