Stories on Stage Offsite Event - Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel and Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Avid Reader is happy to be in partnership with Stories on Stage to bring two new authors to you, Bree Barton and Rita Bullwinkel on Saturday, November 10th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and event begins at 7:30 p.m.!

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The two novels being presented are:

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton


Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel


More on Heart of Thorns:

Inventive and heart-racing, this fierce feminist teen fantasy from debut author Bree Barton explores a dark kingdom in which only women can possess magic--and every woman is suspected of having it.

Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor won't want to miss this gorgeously written, bold novel, the first in the Heart of Thorns trilogy.

In the ancient river kingdom, where touch is a battlefield and bodies the instruments of war, Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood. The same women who killed her mother without a single scratch.

But when Mia's father announces an alliance with the royal family, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Determined to forge her own path forward, Mia plots a daring escape, but could never predict the greatest betrayal of all: her own body. Mia possesses the very magic she has sworn to destroy.

Now, as she untangles the secrets of her past, Mia must learn to trust her heart...even if it kills her.


More on the author of Heart of Thorns, Bree Barton:

Heart of Thorns is Bree Barton's debut YA trilogy! Barton is a writer in Los Angeles. When she’s not lost in whimsy, she works as a ghostwriter and dance teacher to teen girls. She is on Instagram and YouTube as Speak Breely, where she posts funny writing videos and the occasional gem of her melancholy dog as Harry Potter. Bree is not a fan of corsets.

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More on Belly Up:

Belly Up is a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.


"Bullwinkel's delightful, passionate stories of disturbance and worried words have the best kind of frenetic energy."--Deb Olin Unferth, American novelist and short-story writer.


More about the author of Belly Up, Rita Bullwinkel:

Rita Bullwinkel's writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, Vice, NOON, and Guernica. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and her translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large forMcSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco. This is her first book.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Pence Art Gallery
212 D St.
Davis, CA 95616
Belly Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998518435
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Strange Object - November 15th, 2016

Heart of Thorns Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062447685
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 31st, 2018