Fiction Addiction

1020A Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
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Fiction Addiction Newsletter Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterDecember 2011

We have a ton of great gift books in stock, but if you need us to special order a book for that special someone, then please get us your order by end of day on Saturday, December 17th to guarantee before-Christmas delivery of items in stock at our distributor.

Also, please remember that we are not accepting trade-ins until January 2nd, 2012. We will resume looking at one bag of your trade-ins per visit after that point, with no change in our current policy. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
2012 Reward Card  


Starting in 2012, we will be charging a $10 yearly fee for our Reward Card. The rewards will remain at $10 for every $100 spent on merchandise, so if you plan on spending at least $100 with us for the year, the Reward Card will pay for itself! You can keep your old Reward Card and reuse it, and when you renew, any current balance you have towards your next $10 Reward will roll over to your new Reward Card. If you're interested in renewing or signing up for a Reward Card in 2012, simply ask us about it the next time you're in the store! You're welcome to go ahead and sign up in December to avoid any interruptions :)


Upcoming Events  


If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.
The Twelve Days of Christmas in South CarolinaSaturday, December 10th, 11am-1pm:
Melinda Long In-Store Signing
Bestselling Greenville, South Carolina, author Melinda Long will be signing copies of her children's picture book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95), at Fiction Addiction. Follow a young girl named Laura as she experiences a South Carolina Christmas for the first time.


Clockwork PrinceCassandra Clare Signing: Saturday, December 10th, 4-7pm @ The Hangar at The Runway Cafe
Note: Signing tickets required.
We will be hosting an event with bestselling young adult author Cassandra Clare to celebrate the release of the newest novel in her Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Prince (McElderry, hardcover, $19.99). She will be giving a talk and signing her books off site at The Hangar at The Runway Cafe (21 Airport Rd. Ext., Greenville).


Please note that tickets are required for this event. Advance tickets are $22.00 each ($25 at the door), and each ticket includes a copy of Clockwork Prince. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to pre-order your tickets online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Additional copies of Clockwork Prince or any of Ms. Clare's previous books can also be purchased in advance from Fiction Addiction or at the event as supplies last. We can also ship signed books to anyone who cannot make the event.


At the event, Ms. Clare will give a short talk, take questions from the audience, and will then sign books. She will be happy to sign and personalize all of her books. A Fiction Addiction staff member will be available to take a picture of Ms. Clare with your camera as she signs your books, but in order to keep the signing line moving, we will not allow posed photographs.


Don't Pick Up the Ham with Your FingersFriday, December 16th, 11:30am-1:30pm: Sherry Shealy Martschink In-Store Signing
Former South Carolina State Senator Sherry Shealy Martschink will be signing copies of her new book, Don't Pick Up the Ham with Your Fingers: A Little Book to Do Momma's Naggin' for Her (Earth Mover Press, paperback, $15.95), at Fiction Addiction, along with one of the illustrators featured in the book, Greenville resident Charlie Vaughan. This book is for you if you've ever been nagged at or if you've ever been the one doin' the naggin'. Full of pet peeves and advice!


Saturday, December 17th, 1:30-3:30pm:
Make This Christmas a Mysterious One In-Store Signing

Dear KillerMurder Half Baked

Cold Comfort
South Carolina mystery authors Kathleen Delaney, Ellis Vidler, and Linda Lovely will be signing copies of their respective mystery novels: Murder Half Baked (Delaney, Camel, paperback, $17.95); Cold Comfort (Vidler, Echelon, papeback, $14.99); and Dear Killer (Lovely, L&L Dreamspell, paperback, $15.95) at Fiction Addiction.


Joy in the MorningSaturday, December 17th, 3-5pm @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church:
Shirley Twiss Launch Party and Signing
Greenville author Shirley Twiss will be signing copies of her new novel, Joy in the Morning (Xlibris, paperback, $19.99), at her launch party at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (910 Hudson Rd., Greenville). This party is free and open to the public. A sequel to her first book, Cotton in Augusta, this story follows Myra and her family in a later period of their lives, as they face more complex and heartrending challenges during the Great Depression and World War II.


My Name is Mary SutterTuesday, December 20th, 7:00pm @ Java Jolt (1099 E. Butler Rd): Fiction Addiction Book Club
The Fiction Addiction Book Club is open to the public and meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Java Jolt. In December, come discuss Robin Oliveira's historical fiction novel, My Name is Mary Sutter (Penguin, paperback, $15.00).

On January 17th, we will be discussing E.M. Forster's classic novel, A Room with a View (Signet, paperback, $6.95).
Southern BiscuitsThursday, January 5th, 7:00pm @ Palmetto Olive Oil Co. (2247 August St.):
Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club meets the 1st Thursday of every month at Palmetto Olive Oil Co. From January to March, we will be cooking from and discussing Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $21.99).


Our first club is full, but we want to start a second cookbook club!Those interested in leaving their name and contact info for our waiting list can email us at or call us at 864-675-0540 to reserve your spot in the second club. We need approximately 5 more signups to get the second club off the ground. You can preview the club membership agreement here


Angelina BallerinaJoin us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles in December: 
1st: A Dog is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan (Chronicle, hardcover, $14.99) 
8th: Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird (Penguin, hardcover, $14.99) 
15th: The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Dial, hardcover, $16.99) 
22nd: A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook, hardcover, $15.99) 
29th: Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again by Dave Horowitz (Puffin, paperback, $6.99)
Elf on the Shelf  


The Elf on the ShelfWe've just received a new shipment of The Elf on the Shelf boxed sets ($29.95 each)! If you don't already have one, hurry and get your copy of this great holiday tradition while you still can!


And new this year, you can take home An Elf's Story on DVD/Blu-Ray combo for $14.95 (as seen on CBS)! Share with your family this inspirational story of Chippey, an enthusiastic young scout elf who is An Elf's Storyassigned by Santa to restore a young boy's belief in Christmas magic. When the boy, Taylor, breaks the number one Elf on the Shelf rule and touches Chippey in a boyish act of defiance, the elf loses his Christmas magic; the entire family loses their scout elf; and both Taylor and Chippey lost their self-respect. Through the power of love and forgiveness, both of them learn that true belief cannot be taught.


New products


Baby's First Christmas Gift BasketAllow us to help you with your holiday shopping this year! We've compiled a Baby's First Christmas gift basket ($54.95 each), containing four of our favorite Christmas and winter-themed books for children about to experience their first Christmas. It includes a reusable cloth basket, one hardcover picture book, and three board books. (Note: Books selected may vary from basket to basket.)


GimbleCheck out the Gimble hands-free book holder ($9.95 per set)! This great product is the perfect answer to that "extra pair of hands" you always seem to need. The Gimble holds your book open at the ideal reading angle and still allows you to turn the pages easily for a more comfortable and enjoyable read. Each Gimble pack contains an "A" and "B" size to fit the most popular paperback book sizes.


Mini-Marks Magnetic BookmarksBookmarks make great stocking stuffers, and we're now carrying Mini-Marks Magnetic Bookmarks ($5.25 per set), with themes for cooks, gardeners, and music lovers. Each set comes with six different magnetic mini bookmarks which clip over the top of a page.


Volunteer Picks

You Deserve NothingYou Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik 
(Europa, paperback, $15.00)
It is hard to believe this is a debut novel. It is so well written, you will be captured from the first pages. The story is set in Paris, and the descriptions will make you plan a trip soon. Three main characters tell the story, and you will become intimately connected to all of them. An excellent tale of family dynamics and human failings.
Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 
Store Picks

MatchedMatched by Ally Condie
(Speak, paperback, $9.99)
Female fans of The Hunger Games will enjoy Matched, a young adult romance set in a dystopian future world where society officials decide where you work, when you die, and who you love. But when Cassie's "Matching" ceremony goes wrong, she must choose between her official match, Xander, and Ky, the "Aberration" who may steal her heart. Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 


PathfinderPathfinder by Orson Scott Card
(Simon Pulse, paperback, $10.99)
13-year-old Rigg is special. He has an ability that no one else knows about, except his father. Until he finds out that another boy in his hometown has an ability, too. And together, they can go back in time. Award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has expertly blended sci-fi and fantasy in this first novel in a new young adult trilogy. And with no rules to follow except the author's own, even seasoned genre readers will get a new spin on time travel and its repercussions.
- Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee
Dead Man's GripDead Man's Grip by Peter James
(Minotaur, hardcover, 25.99) 
Dead Man's Grip was the first Peter James book that I have read, but it won't be my last. There was just enough back story about Detective Superintendent Roy Grace that I didn't feel like I had missed anything by starting the series with this book. The book starts out with a horrific traffic accident--at least in the eyes of the family of the victim. This is a superb British police procedural, and I will definitely be following the cases of Roy Grace in the future.
- Recommended by Nancy McFarlane, store employee

Finish This BookFinish This Book by Keri Smith 

(Perigee, paperback, $15.00)
In classic Keri Smith style but with a completely new and refreshing challenge, Finish This Book is part creativity manual, part art journal, and part investigative log. Working through this book, from beginning to end, you will research, explore, record, and ultimately create a book with your own unique voice. As always, I find Keri Smith to provide thought-provoking exercises immersed in incredible freedom and fun. 
- Recommended by Cynthia Clack, store employee


The Future of UsThe Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

(Razorbill, hardcover, $18.99) 

When Emma loads a free AOL CD-ROM on her new computer in 1996, she gets a surprise: instead of the AOL login page, she's sent to her Facebook page from 15 years in the future. At first, she and her best friend Josh think it's a joke--until things they change in 1996 have immediate repercussions on their 2011 Facebook pages. But what happens when on of them is happy with the future and the other one isn't? And is it true that even the tiniest change today can have a huge effect on tomorrow? A Winter '11/'12 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

- Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 
Book Your Lunch...on Saturday!

Our successful Book Your Lunch program is still going strong, and we're excited to announce several Saturday events in the coming months. If you have trouble finding time to join us at our weekday events, these provide the perfect opportunity to meet some great authors. Tickets to any of the following events (and more!) can be purchased at

The Lake of DreamsOn January 21st at Thornblade Club, Kim Edwards, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, will celebrate the paperback release of her newest novel, The Lake of Dreams (Penguin, paperback, $16.00), the story of a woman's emotional homecoming and newly discovered family history. Tickets are $45 each and include one copy of the featured book.
At the Mercy of the QueenOn February 4th at The Lazy Goat, Anne Clinard Barnhill will talk about her obsession with Tudor England and how she's brought it to life in her debut novel, At the Mercy of the Queen (St. Martin's, paperback, $14.99, on sale 1/3/12), about Lady Margaret Shelton, cousin of Anne Boleyn, torn between her love of a young courtier and becoming mistress to King Henry VIII. Tickets are $25 each.

The Weird SistersOn February 18th at The Lazy Goat, Eleanor Brown will explore the subjects of sisterhood, books, and home in her New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Weird Sisters (Berkley, paperback, $15.00, on sale 2/7/12). Tickets are $45 each and include one copy of the featured book.
Upcoming Releases

Please email us at if you would like to reserve a copy of any of the following:

View all December releases!

Killing LincolnKilling Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
(Henry Holt, hardcover, $28.00)
In the spring of 1865, America's Civil War finally comes to an end. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But in the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions.

General Fiction

The Lake of DreamsThe Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

(Penguin, paperback, $16.00)

Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Late one night, she discovers a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage, the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy's quest for truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragrette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely. A December 2011 Indie Next Pick. Meet the author at her Book Your Lunch event on Saturday, January 21st, from 12-2pm at Thornblade Club!


The Memory of LoveThe Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna

(Grove Press, paperback, $14.95)

In contemporary Sierra Leone, after a devastating civil war, the capital hospital's gifted young surgeon Kai is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a man who was young during the country's turbulent postcolonial years and has stories to tell that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer by Adrian, a British psychiatrist with good intentions, and into the path of one woman at the center of their stories. A December 2011 Indie Next Pick.

View more December Literary Fiction releases

Mysteries & Suspense 
Red MistRed Mist by Patricia Cornwell
(Putnam, hardcover, $27.95)
*Signed First Editions available!*
Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on her former deputy chief Jack Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. Scarpetta discovers connections between murders that span the country that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.
Explosive EighteenExplosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
(Bantam, hardcover, $28.00)
Stephanie Plum's dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she's flying back to New Jersey solo. Now her seatmate is dead, his killer could be anyone, and everyone is looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Since Stephanie has seen the missing photo, now she's the target. In other news, the bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie's apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?

The HypnotistThe Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
(Picador, paperback, $16.00)
Detective Inspector Joona Linna has been assigned to a gruesome triple homicide. The killer is still at large, and there's only one surviving witness--the boy whose family was killed before his eyes, but who lies in a state of shock, scared into silence. Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. It's the sort of work Dr. Erik Maria Bark has sworn he would never do again--ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl.

View more December Mystery releases
Children's Books and Young Adult  
The Princess and the PigThe Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett & Poly Bernatene (Walker, hardcover, $16.99)
There's been a terrible mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has accidentally switched places with Pigmella, the farmer's new piglet. The kindly farmer and his wife believe it's the work of a good witch, while the ill-tempered king and queen blame the bad witch--after all, this happens in fairy tales all the time! While Priscilla grows up on the farm, poor yet very happy, things don't turn out quite so well for Pigmella. Kissing a frog has done wonders before, but will it work for a pig?
UnleashedUnleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
(Delacorte, hardcover, $18.99)
Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves.
Between the Sea and SkyBetween the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
(Bloomsbury, hardcover, $16.99)
Esmerine longs to join her older sister Dosinia as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Though unsteady on legs, she makes her way to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship...and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

View more December Juvenile Fiction releases
View more December Fuvenile Nonfiction releases
NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011


Grandpa GreenEach year The New York Times picks 10 of their favorite illustrated picture books published during the past year. One of our favorites, Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $16.99), is on the list. Did any of your favorites make it? See the full list here! (We can order copies of anything we don't already have in stock!)


#1 December Indie Next Pick


The SistersDecember's #1 Indie Next pick is The Sisters by Nancy Jensen (St. Martin's, hardcover, $24.99), a powerful debut novel about sisters Bertie and Mabel Fischer, who grow apart after a tragedy and a chain of misunderstandings. The story follows them and their daughters over the years, from the Great Depression to World War II and Vietnam, showing that both love and betrayal are even more complicated than they seem. View other Indie Next recommended reads! 


2012 Calendars Now $8.95


A View of the Garden 2012 Wall CalendarAs 2011 comes to a close and we look forward to the next year, we've marked down many of our 2012 wall calendars to $8.95 each. Be sure to get yours while the selection is still good!


Thanks for your continued patronage and happy holidays!

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1020A Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Pearl Harbor
December 1941
December 11th-17th!
(regular $15.95)
Blowin' in the Wind
The Near Witch
The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook
Pacific Crucible
Kill Alex Cross
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

Gifts for Her


Horse earrings


Gifts for Readers


Jacqueline Kennedy



Gifts for Children
Gifts for Nonreaders

Chanukah Lights
Sherlock Holmes Returns to Theaters on December 16th!
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The House of Silk
Death Cloud
The Sherlockian
Pirate King
Other December Movies
We Need to Talk about Kevin
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
The Adventures of Tintin
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
We Bought a Zoo
War Horse
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Iron Lady
FREE Book Opportunity!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a FREE "advance reading copy" from our selection!
Volunteers Welcome!
We love to have volunteers help out at the store! Our volunteers receive a free "advance reading copy" for every three hours worked, as well as a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at or call 864-675-0540..
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