Author Event - Life is But a Dream with Jennifer Provenza

The Avid Reader is excited to welcome Davis' own, Jennifer Provenza for a reading, discussion, and signing of her captivating debut novel, "Life is But a Dream" on Friday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. 

"Life is But a Dream" tells the story of Angela. Angela is a narcoleptic. Or at least, that’s what she tells people. The truth is . . . somewhat more complicated. Angela has two lives, existing in parallel universes. When she sleeps in one life, she is awake in her other life. In one reality she is single and successful in New York City. In her other reality, she is a loving wife and mother in suburban Sacramento. But which life is real? And can she be happy in both of them? When, in one of her realities, she meets Tony, a handsome poet, she begins to think that perhaps she can find love and have the family she always dreamed of. But, as things go well in one life, they begin to fall apart in another, and Angela has to navigate complicated questions of family, loyalty, and love.

Jennifer Provenza is a writer, actor, and professor of theater in the Los Rios College System. She grew up in Davis, graduating from Davis High, and went on to get her BFA from NYU and her MFA from Brooklyn College. Her plays have been performed at NYU, Barnyard Theatre, The Strawberry One-Act Festival, and Gone in 60 in Brooklyn and in Leeds, England. Her screenplay, Princess Daisy (featuring many local Davis businesses and residents) was produced by Organic Productions and was a part of the Davis Film Festival. She recently wrote her first novel and is now working on some children's books. Jennifer lives in Sacramento with her husband, two daughters, and their fluffy black cat, Mrs. Sparkles.


Event date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
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ISBN: 9780692675335
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Published: Calabria Press - September 3rd, 2016