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Thu, Feb 08


All She Wrote Books


Join All She Wrote Books for a conversation with authors Jas Hammonds and Aislinn Brophy!

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Feb 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – Feb 09, 2024, 7:30 PM

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

About the Event

Join All She Wrote Books for an IN-PERSON event with Jas Hammonds, author of WE DESERVE MONUMENTS on Thursday, February 8th at 6:30pm. Jas will be joined in conversation by author of How to Succeed in Witchcraft, Aislinn Brophy.

This event has pay-what-you-like tickets, or you can purchase a ticket that includes a copy of Jas’ book ahead of time.

"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


Small-town drama, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery collide in this YA debut that explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations.

What’s more important? Knowing the truth or keeping the peace?  Seventeen-year-old Avery Anderson is convinced her senior year is ruined when she's uprooted from her life in DC and forced into the hostile home of her terminally ill grandmother, Mama Letty. The tension between Avery’s mom and Mama Letty makes for a frosty arrival and unearths past drama they refuse to talk about. Every time Avery tries to look deeper, she’s turned away, leaving her desperate to learn the secrets that split her family in two.  While tempers flare in her avoidant family, Avery finds friendship in unexpected places: in Simone Cole, her captivating next-door neighbor, and Jade Oliver, daughter of the town’s most prominent family—whose mother’s murder remains unsolved.  As the three girls grow closer—Avery and Simone’s friendship blossoming into romance—the sharp-edged opinions of their small southern town begin to hint at something insidious underneath. The racist history of Bardell, Georgia is rooted in Avery’s family in ways she can’t even imagine. With Mama Letty's health dwindling every day, Avery must decide if digging for the truth is worth toppling the delicate relationships she's built in Bardell—or if some things are better left buried.

Pre-order the paperback HERE!

About Jas Hammonds:

Jas Hammonds (they/she)was raised in many cities and between the pages of many books. They have received support for their writing from Lambda Literary, Baldwin for the Arts, and the Highlights Foundation. They are also a grateful recipient of the MacDowell James Baldwin Fellowship. Their debut novel, We Deserve Monuments, won the 2023 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent, among many other accolades.

About Aislinn Brophy:

Aislinn Brophy (they/she) is an actor, writer, and arts administrator based in the Boston area. They graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Theater, Dance & Media, and are proud to have been a part of Theater, Dance & Media’s very first graduating class. As an actor, they have appeared on stages in Boston, Atlanta, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Maine. Their debut YA novel, HOW TO SUCCEED IN WITCHCRAFT, was published September 2022. Their sophomore YA novel, SPELLS TO FORGET US, is slated for publication in fall 2024.


  • General Admission

    Income-based sliding scale ticketing ($0-$20): If you are someone who identifies as having little to no income, please feel free to RSVP to our event for free. If you are someone who identifies as having disposable or generational income, please pay as close to full price for our event as you can.

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    Inc. $0.81 Sales Tax **PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person. Includes 1 copy of the featured book, to be picked up when you check in for the event.

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