Set in a seemingly idyllic suburb that turns dark, New Orleans–based author M. O. Walsh’s My Sunshine Away is being hailed as a spellbinding debut both mysterious and meditative. This week, Walsh brings his novel to the North Bay for two events. First, Walsh appears at Book Passage for a reading. The next evening, the author makes his way up to the Roaring Donkey, next door to Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma, for the first “Debut Brews” event of the year. Buy a copy of the book and the first round is on the bookstore. Feb. 15, at Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1pm. 415.927.0960), and again on Monday, Feb. 16, at Jamison’s Roaring Donkey (146 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 6pm. 707.772.5478).