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Kelly Simmons

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)

Meet Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July, on June 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

The Fifth of July

Any of the Warners could have been behind the accident. Every one of them had a problem that threatened to tarnish more than their old-money silver.

Having spent the past three decades' worth of summers on Nantucket, the Warners are as much a part of the island as the crust of salt on the ferry. But this year is different: Tripp is no longer the father he was, and it becomes clear that nothing - not the beams that hold the house together, and not the values the family clings to - can survive the ravages of time. When tradition turns to tragedy, the creaky old house swirls with suspicion. There are just so many reasons to want someone gone.

With no easy answers as to how, why, or who, the Warners must face another frightening question: do they really want to know the truth?

Early Praise:

"Simmons brilliantly draws readers into the family's pervasive cloud of suspicion and distrust." -Shelf Awareness

"A cleverly dark family whodunit. The perfect read for a day at the beach." -Library Journal

"Gorgeously written and fully immersive." - NY Times Bestseller Kate Moretti


About Kelly
From Kelly's website


Kelly is a former journalist (see, I understand) and creative advertising director who started writing fiction over fifteen years ago, while studying creative writing and screenwriting at Temple University and University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her critically acclaimed novels {STANDING STILL, THE BIRD HOUSE, ONE MORE DAY and THE FIFTH OF JULY} she has stuff on a few back burners: developing a TV series, writing a memoir, perfecting her dessert game.

She's a visiting teacher for Drexel University's Storylab and is a member of The Liars Club writing mentorship collective, Tall Poppy Writers, Womens Fiction Writers Association, and Binders Full of Women Writers.


Earlier Event: June 27
Happy Hour with Jane Green
Later Event: June 29
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