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All She Wrote Books

All She Wrote x New England Stories

Join us in conversation with New England native, August Thompson, as we discuss his gritty debut novel "Anyone's Ghost"!

All She Wrote x New England Stories
All She Wrote x New England Stories

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

You're invited to join All She Wrote Books to celebrate August Thompson's debut release Anyone's Ghost, an extraordinary novel in which the transforming love and friendship between two young men during one unforgettable teenage summer in rural New England haunts them into adulthood.

There are many ways to obtain a copy of the book (aside from your public library) — you can purchase it through allshewrotebooks.com, Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm to help support our work!

"Inclusivity" isn't just a buzzword to us. We make every effort to ensure our space and events are accessible to and for everyone. If you or someone in your party needs accommodations, please email us at info@allshewrotebooks.com.

About Anyone's Ghost

It took three car crashes to kill Jake.  

Theron David Alden is there for the first two: the summer they meet in rural New Hampshire, when he’s fifteen and anxious, and Jake’s seventeen and a natural; then six years later in New York City, those too-short, ecstatic, painful nights that change both their lives forever—the end of the dream and the longing for the dream and the dream itself, all at once.  

Theron is not there for the third crash.  

And yet, their story contains so much joy and self-discovery: the glorious, stupid simplicity of a boyhood joke; the devastation of insecurity; the way a great song can distill a universe; the limits of what we can know about each other; the mysterious, porous, ungraspable fault line between yourself and the person you love better than yourself; the beautiful, toxic elixir of need and hope and want.  

Brimming with rare, radioactive talent, August Thompson has written a love story that is electrically alive and exquisitely tuned. In the words of Jonathan Safran Foer, “This book will make you cry.”

About the Author

August Thompson (he/him) was born and raised in the middle of nowhere, New Hampshire, before he attended middle school in West LA. After surviving California optimism, he moved to NYC for his bachelor’s, studied in Berlin, and taught English in Spain for two years. He recently received his MFA at New York University’s creative writing program as a Goldwater Fellow.

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    $29.75
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