Books and Bikes

Saturday, June 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kick-off Adult Summer Reading with Darien native Mary Simses, author of The Rules of Love and Grammar.

Attendees are invited to ride their way to the Library’s courtyard to meet local author Mary Simses and visit the Schwinn Bicycle team to learn more about bicycle and fitness tips. Win a book, a bike, or some handy bicycle accessories. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

About the Book

If only the rules of love were as cut-and-dried as the rules of grammar!

Grace Hammond is a young woman with a bone to pick about spelling mistakes, punctuation, and sentence structure in The Rules of Love and Grammar, the highly anticipated novel by the author of the bestselling debut The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café. A wordsmith by trade, Grace can’t let even the most innocent grammar mistakes slip by. She marks up menus in restaurants and cringes when she sees fliers with incorrect punctuation. Grace’s life is in need of correcting, too. Laid off from her writing job and newly single, she hits Pause and returns to her parents’ house in Connecticut.

About the Author

Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut and began to write stories at the age of seven. She spent most of her life in New England, where she worked in magazine publishing, and, later, as a corporate attorney. She wrote fiction “on the side” for many years, during which time several of her short stories were published in literary magazines. Mary is the author of two novels, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café, which was adapted for a movie called The Irresistible Blueberry Farm for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, and The Rules of Love & Grammar. She enjoys photography, listening to old jazz standards, and escaping to Connecticut in the summer. She lives in South Florida with her husband, and they have a daughter in college who is quite a writer herself.

Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with Schwinn Bicycles, Shake Shack Darien, and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Connecticut.

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