Jessica Anya Blau: Mary Jane

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore welcome author, Jessica Anya Blau to discuss her charming coming of age novel, Mary Jane that will warm your heart. Jessica will be in conversation with Darien Library Director, Kiera Parrott.

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About the Book

Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones & The Six in Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau, a novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for—who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer. Over the course of the summer, Mary Jane introduces her new household to crisply ironed clothes and a family dinner schedule, and has a front-row seat to a liberal world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll (not to mention group therapy). Caught between the lifestyle she’s always known and the future she’s only just realized is possible, Mary Jane will arrive at September with a new idea about what she wants out of life, and what kind of person she’s going to be.

About the Author

Jessica Anya Blau is the author of the nationally bestselling novels Mary JaneThe Summer of Naked Swim Parties, and three other critically acclaimed novels. Her novels have been recommended and featured on CNN, NPR, The Today Show and in Vanity FairCosmoOprah’s Summer Reads, and many other national magazines and newspapers.

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Mary Jane: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063052291
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Custom House - May 11th, 2021

Event address: 
Darien Library
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820-4127