In Praise of Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls

“In Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls, Susanna Solomon transforms little slices-of-life — a suspicious car, a woman yelling, teenagers misbehaving in a creek — into stories with meaning and emotion, filled with engaging characters both familiar and surprising. As an astute observer of life with a playful curiosity, Solomon grabs us unto her world and makes us want to explore, “What happened?”

Vicki Larson, Lifestyles Editor, Marin Independent Journal, co-author of, “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Cynics, Commitaphobes and Connubial DIYers”

“Point Reyes, the ‘Martha’s Vineyard of the West Coast’ is beautifully captured by debut author Susanna Solomon in her delightful short story collection.”

Linda Lee, past president, Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter

“The logged entries made to the sheriff and printed in the local weekly are real, but it takes the observant, creative and witty mind of Susanna Solomon to populate those dry reports with fictional residents of Point Reyes in the pages of these entertainingly original short stories.”

Gil Mansergh, host/producer of KRCB-FM’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers, author of The Marvelous Journals of Miss Virginia Pettingill

“Susanna Solomon has taken a good idea and gone—literally—to town with it. Several towns, in fact, all small, all in West Marin, all peopled with characters like the wandering safecracker Bill, his pregnant daughter Hannah Bea, the elderly but still amorous Fred, his distracted wife Mildred, hapless young Thomas and his Harvard friend Justin, and the kindhearted Deputy, Linda Kettleman, who usually steps in at the last minute to set everyone straight. The musings and misadventures of these and other charming characters make for a playful and inventive collection of tales.”

Molly Giles, author of Iron Shoes, Creek Walk and Other Stories, and Rough Translations. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


Contact Susanna Solomon



Susanna Solomon
54 San Rafael Avenue
San Anselmo
CA 94960

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Publication Date: 12/2013

Available at Point Reyes Books, Book Passage, and Amazon.

Fred's Bench

Fred's Bench at the Bovine Bakery, Point Reyes, CA.

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Map of Point Reyes Area
1 Boys at the Beach
2 Billy Boy
3 Nothing Ever Happens at Inverness Park
4 Mildred and Fred’s House (on the Messa)
5 Beer, Wine or a Job
6 Trixie

Boys at the Beach
Billy Boy
Nothing Ever Happens in Inverness Park
Mildred & Fred’s House (on the Mesa)
Beer, Wine or a Job

Map of Point Reyes Station
1 Palace Market
2 Station House Café
3 Public Safety Building
4 The Western
5 Cheda’s Garage
6 Toby’s Feed Barn
7 Toby’s Coffee Barn
8 Doris’ Salon
9 Bovine Bakery
10 Fred’s Bench

Palace Market
Station House Café
Public Safety Building
The Western
Cheda’s Garage
Toby’s Feed Barn
Toby’s Coffee Barn
Doris’ Salon
Bovine Bakery
Fred’s Bench