9th Ave: Katie M. Flynn with Lewis Buzbee

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of Katie M. Flynn’s novel Island Rule. The cover is red with a photo of the underside of a rat, its paws pressed against the cover like it is glass.
Join us on Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm PT when Katie M. Flynn celebrates the launch of her novel, Island Rule, with Lewis Buzbee at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online/Livestream link available soon

Praise for Island Rule
"A wonderfully eerie collection, Island Rule haunts and delights. Flynn’s writing is taught and teeming, making a world of bone mounds and monsters as alarmingly real as teenage angst and midlife crises. The creeping darkness of Island Rule revels in exploring darkness at the edges of our world, and what happens when we invite it in." —Erika Swyler, author of The Light from Other Stars

"In this eerie collection, Flynn challenges our notions of the familiar with 12 resonant interlocking short stories. Island Rule surprised me at every turn." —Chana Porter, author of The Seep and The Thick and the Lean

"Bruised and bruising, the stories in Island Rule bring to life a near-future in which loneliness and desire—for connection, visibility, and compassion— fuel every encounter. Funny, tender, and compulsively readable, Katie Flynn’s warm-hearted collection is an absolute gem, with an enormous generosity of spirit and keen wit on display in every line." —Maryse Meijer, author of Rag and Heartbreaker

About Island Rule
From the author of the “urgent and heartfelt” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel The Companions, a genre-bending collection of interconnected short stories in the tradition of Jennifer Egan and Karen Russell.

An angry mother turns into a literal monster. A company in San Francisco can scrub your entire reputation and create a new one…for a price. A failed actor on a reality show turns into an unlikely world savior. And much more.

Through each of these twelve interconnected stories, Katie Flynn masterfully blends people, places, and even realities. From a powerful and “radiant” (Kassandra Montag, author of After the Flood) new literary voice to be reckoned with, this collection will stay with you after turn the final page.

About Katie M. Flynn
Katie M. Flynn
is a writer, editor, and educator based in San Francisco. Her short fiction has appeared in Colorado ReviewIndiana ReviewThe Masters Review, and Tin House, among other publications. She has been awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, a fellowship from the San Francisco Writers Grotto, and the Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing. Katie holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Geography from UCLA. She is the author of The Companions and Island Rule. Follow her on Twitter @Other_Katie or visit her website BurytheBird.com.

About Lewis Buzbee
Lewis Buzbee is the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop; three award-winning novels for younger readers, Steinbeck's Ghost, The Haunting of Charles Dickens, and Bridge of Time; along with several others.  His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in Lit Hub, Harper's, GQ, New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere.  A new novel, Diver, will come out next spring.

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Island Rule: Stories By Katie M. Flynn Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982122201
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 5th, 2024

From the author of the “urgent and heartfelt” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel The Companions, a genre-bending collection of interconnected short stories in the tradition of Jennifer Egan and Karen Russell.

An angry mother turns into a literal monster. A company in San Francisco can scrub your entire reputation and create a new one…for a price.


The Companions By Katie M. Flynn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982122164
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - October 6th, 2020

Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this “suspenseful, introspective debut” (Kirkus Reviews) set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living.

In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine.


The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History By Lewis Buzbee Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555975104
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 30th, 2008

In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, a Book Sense selection, Lewis Buzbee celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore-the smell and touch of books, the joy of getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through the Weekly Reader in grade school.


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