BETHEL, Conn. -- Join the Bethel Chamber of Commerce for a book discussion with Darien native Mary Simses, author of "The Rules of Love & Grammar," at Byrd's Books on June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
Simses grew up in Darien and began writing stories at the age of 7. In college, she majored in journalism. After working in magazine publishing for a few years, she went back to school to become a lawyer.
While working as a corporate attorney, she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a university in Connecticut and began writing short stories on the side.
She eventually wrote "The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café," which became a number one best-seller in Germany. "The Rules of Love & Grammar" is her second novel.
Simses lives in South Florida with her husband and their daughter. She enjoys reading, taking photographs, listening to music and spending time in Connecticut in the summer.
In "The Rules of Love & Grammar," a woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots.
Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who’s brilliant at correcting “other “people’s errors, she hasn’t yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes.
Desperate to escape the city and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown.
What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past.
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Byrd's Books is at 126 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel.
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