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March 2012
Dear Fiction Addiction customer,

   

We are really excited about our Jodi Picoult event on Saturday, March 17th. We still have tickets left, so please come out and hear her talk.

We've got a bunch of other great authors lined up for our Book Your Lunch series, including SC artist Jim Harrison and Southern favorites Ann B. Ross, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ron Rash. For Ron Rash fans, we also highly recommend debut novelist Wiley Cash.

Stay tuned for even more great Book Your Lunch announcements...
March 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 info@fiction-addiction.com or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

 

Engaging the EarlSaturday, March 10th, 5-7pm: Mandy Goff In-Store Launch Party & Signing

Upstate South Carolina author Mandy Goff will be signing copies of her new Christian historical romance novel, Engaging the Earl (Love Inspired, paperback, $5.75), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is open to the public, and we will be serving light refreshments. Emma Mercer must marry well, and fast. She knows who she wants to marry, but Marcus, Earl of Westin, knows he doesn't have enough money to solve her problems, so he resolves to help her find a better match. 

 

The Search CommitteeTim Owens Talk & Signing: Thursday, March 15th, 7:00pm @  St. Giles Presbyterian Church, FREE (but tickets required)

Christian fiction author Tim Owens will be discussing his debut novel, The Search Committee (Tyndale House Publishers, paperback, $12.99), taking questions, and signing books at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1021 Hudson Rd.). Seven church members travel the Southeast in search of a new preacher while wrestling with their own personal struggles. As they begin to bond, the love and support they get from each other profoundly changes each of their lives.

 

Lone WolfJodi Picoult Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 17th, 2:00pm @ Holland Park Church, $30.00

Meet bestselling author Jodi Picoult at Holland Park Church (1130 Holland Rd., Simpsonville), where she will be discussing and signing her new novel, Lone Wolf (Atria, hardcover, $28.00), an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go. After talking about the central issues in the book, Ms. Picoult will take questions from the audience, and then will sign books. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets today.

 

General Tickets are $30 each and include one copy of Lone Wolf and one admission pass to the event; Premium Tickets are $40 each and include one copy of Lone Wolf and two admission passes to the event.

 

Ms. Picoult will sign and personalize and unlimited number of copies of Lone Wolf, but will sign (no personalization) only one backlist book per person. Books can be purchased in advance at Fiction Addiction or at the event as supplies last. Cameras are welcome, but Ms. Picoult will not halt the signing line to take posed photographs.

 

Doughnuts for AmyMonday, March 19th, 2-4pm: John Malik In-Store Launch Party & Signing

Greenville chef and author John Malik will be signing copies of his debut novel, Doughnuts for Amy (CreateSpace, paperback, $14.99), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is open to the public, and we will be serving wine and cheese. Nick St. Germaine, Executive Chef at an upscale retirement community in Greenville, SC, starts off on the wrong foot with new director Amy Sommers. But Amy eventually earns Nick's respect and comes to realize that her greatest challenge at her new job will be Nick's broken heart.

 

The Weird SistersFiction Addiction Book Club: Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00pm @ Java Jolt

The Fiction Addiction book club is open to the public and meets the third Tuesday of each month at Java Jolt (1099 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin). In March, come discuss Eleanor Brown's New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Weird Sisters (Berkley, paperback, $15.00).

 

On April 17th, we will be discussing Abraham Verghese's bestselling book club favorite, Cutting for Stone (Vintage Books, paperback, $15.95).

 

The Possibility of YouBook Your Lunch with Pamela Redmond: Friday, March 23rd, 12-2pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

Three women's stories of independence and motherhood, love and loss, power and family, across three different moments in history, intertwine in New York Times bestselling author Pamela Redmond's new novel, The Possibility of You (Gallery Books, paperback, $15.00). You can purchase tickets online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

Piercing the Elastic LimitSaturday, March 24th, 12-2pm: Howard Loring In-Store Signing

Southern sci-fi author Howard Loring will be signing copies of his new epic fable, Piercing the Elastic Limit (PreCognition Press, paperback, $19.95), at Fiction Addiction. "Old Man Beyond the Portal" and his assistant pursue their secretive Mandate to rescue the imperiled planet's future, encountering some familiar historical figures along the way.

 

The Iguana TreeBook Your Lunch with Michel Stone: Monday, March 26th, 12-2pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

Spartanburg author Michel Stone's debut novel, The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, hardcover, $24.95), gives readers a glimpse at illegal immigration from a viewpoint not seen in the news. You can purchase tickets online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540. A Spring 2012 Okra Pick. Read the first chapter here, and read the rave reviews this book is getting here!

 

PenelopeSaturday, March 31st, 2-4pm: Jim McFarlane In-Store Launch Party & Signing

Greenville author (and Jill's dad!) Jim McFarlane will be signing copies of his debut historical novel, Penelope: A Novel of New Amsterdam (Twisted Cedar Press, paperback, $15.00), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is open to the public, and we will be serving wine and cheese. Penelope Kent dreams of starting a new life in America, but even after several setbacks before leaving, the dangers she faces in the new world are more than she could ever have imagined. 

 

The GilderTuesday, April 3rd, 11am-1pm: Kathryn Kay In-Store Signing

Nantucket author Kathryn Kay will be signing copies of her debut novel, The Gilder (Kensington, paperback, $15.00), at Fiction Addiction. Marina, a gilder trained in Florence, Italy, is feeling an emptiness in her life. When she's invited to return to Florence, where she learned so much about art and beauty, love, lies, and mistakes, her past and present collide, and she's able to find for the life that she and her daughter have been looking for.

 

Basic to Brilliant, Y'allFiction Addiction Cookbook Club

Monday, April 2nd, 6:30pm @ Wine Styles

Thursday, April 5th, 7:00pm @ Palmetto Olive Oil Co.

Fiction Addiction now has two cookbook clubs! We meet the first week of every month, on Monday at Wine Styles (3935 Pelham Rd. Ste. F) and on Thursday at Palmetto Olive Oil Co. (2247 Augusta St.). From April to June, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Basic to Brilliant, Y'all by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press, hardcover, $35.00).

 

We still have room in both clubs, so if you're interested in joining, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here. 

 

Children's Storytime
ChopsticksJoin us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during March:

 

1st: How to Be a Good Cat by Gail Page (Bloomsbury, hardcover, $16.99)
Otto the Book Bear
8th: One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo (Dial, hardcover, $16.99)
15th: And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano (Roaring Brook, hardcover, $16.99)
22nd: Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)
29th: Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson (Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)

 

March's Volunteer Picks
 
The InquisitorThe Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith (Henry Holt & Co., hardcover, $27.00, on sale 3/13/12)
Mark Allen Smith has added a surprising new element to the thriller genre with the introduction of his protagonist, a professional torturer, who is himself a tortured individual. Geiger has 3 rules, one of which is he doesn't do children. So when he ends up with a 12-year-old boy he is supposed to extract information from, Geiger changes all of the rules. Geiger is an extremely fascinating character whom you want to hate but can't. This one will keep you up and give you nightmares, but you will be hooked from page one.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
 
Believing the LieBelieving the Lie by Elizabeth George (Dutton, hardcover, $28.95)
In this latest installment in the Thomas Lynley series, as is George's forte, we have several sets of characters who are involved in personal sub-plots as well as the overall mystery. This book is a good follow-up to the last Lynley book that was somewhat disappointing in my view. The main plot is good, with a twist that was most unusual from more than one aspect. I found myself quite invested in a number of the secondary characters and enjoyed their development. The Lynley-St. James interactions do not disappoint, and Barbara Havers has a solid role. If you have read the other books in the series, you will enjoy this installment; if you are new to Elizabeth George, the book can stand alone and will be likely to make you want to read more of the series.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer
 
And She WasAnd She Was by Alison Gaylin (Harper, paperback, $5.99)
Brenna Spector is a private eye who can't forget anything she has ever seen or heard, and you will not be able to forget Brenna after you read this exciting new suspense thriller, the first in a new series by Alison Gaylin. For fans of the new TV series Unforgettable, this is another interesting look into the curse and the blessing of the rare disorder that Brenna has. The condition that is a great boon to her professional life of finding missing persons is also a great burden in her personal life.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
 
HaloHalo by Alexandra Adornetto (Square Fish, paperback, $9.99)
Your heart will take flight in this beautifully written story about Bethany, an angel on her first mission on Earth. She is sent, with her two siblings, to protect the people of Venus Cove from the dark forces that have infiltrated their town. Yet, when Bethany falls for local boy Xavier, it seems like her attention to her mission has abated. Will their love cause Bethany to fall from grace? Can the light of love conquer the darkness of hate? Only Heaven knows!
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer
 
The ExpatsThe Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers, Inc., hardcover, $26.00)
A sophisticated, clever, and at times hilarious modern day spy thriller with deceptions within deceptions, cons within cons, and FBI, CIA, and Interpol involvement. The espionage genre will never be the same with Kate Moore - Expat, wife, and above all else a mother - as it's heroine. It will keep you surprised up to the very last page. A March 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
 
The Iguana TreeThe Iguana Tree by Michel Stone (Hub City Press, hardcover, $24.95)
This story about the perils illegal immigrants face when attempting to come to America is one of tragedy, heartbreak, and the human desire for a better life for your family. The descriptions are so vivid that at some points I felt a physical reaction to the horrid conditions faced in the crossing to America. The couple, Hector and Lilia, are young and naive from a very small village in Mexico. Their journey to America is fraught with peril and physical and emotional trials that are hard to imagine. At some points you despair for them as you have come to know them well through the author's description. I chose this book because it is by a local author and I was interested in the story of illegal immigration. It is so much more than I anticipated. The story is very well crafted and provides an excellent tale of the human spirit. I am sure the research into this book will be a story worth hearing. A Spring 2012 Okra Pick. Read the first chapter here! Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on March 26th!
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer
 
The BurningThe Burning by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99)
A new series for fans of Prime Suspect, Val McDermid, Jill McGowan, and Jo Bannister. Police procedural crime fiction at its best! DC Maeve Kerrigan may seem young and na´ve at times but she is working hard to be a good police detective and a good member of the team. Superb characterization, a complex and intriguing plot, and a believable conclusion are all present in this page turner from a talented new author in the genre.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
March's Staff Picks

 

The Book of JonasThe Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau (Blue Rider Press, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 3/15/12)

The Book of Jonas is a meditation on war told from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old Muslim war orphan who has been given asylum in the US. The author's spare, lyrical style will be enjoyed by both male and female readers and the choices made by the book's main characters -- along with the consequences of those choices -- will make for fascinating bookclub discussions. 

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner

 

The DressmakerThe Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (Doubleday, hardcover, $25.95)

A story about the Titanic, this book goes beyond the well-known basics. Tess's idol, the designer Lady Lucille Duff Gordon, needs a maid, and Tess is in the right place at the right time to get hired and board the Titanic. After it sinks, Tess is just glad that most of her new friends are ok, including her employer and one of the sailors on the ship. But after reaching New York, Lady Duff Gordon gets hit hard by the press and a congressional committee, who are trying to find someone to blame and feel that they have a good scapegoat in the Duff Gordons, whose first-class lifeboat was less than 1/4 full and who were pushing people away instead of trying to save them. In the midst of this frenzy, Tess finds her loyalties being tested while having her heart torn in two different directions. An engaging read from a different point of view. A March 2012 Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee

 
A Good AmericanA Good American by Alex George (Amy Einhorn Books, hardcover, $25.95)
In 1904, a young couple leaves Germany to escape a disapproving family and start a new life in America. Not speaking a word of English, they board a ship for New Orleans and ultimately settle in Beatrice, Missouri. The book follows three generations as they strive to find a sense of belonging in their adopted country and within their growing family. The characters seemed so genuine that I periodically had to remind myself that this was a work of fiction. I later discovered that the author had borrowed from his ancestors' and his own immigrant experience to create the fictional family and their history. A Good American is a reminder of what many of our ancestors went through and what current immigrants are undergoing.
-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee
 
Upcoming Releases

   

Please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com if you would like to reserve a copy of any of the following:

  

View all March releases!

  

  

Nonfiction

  

Bringing Up BebeBringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman (The Penguin Press, hardcover, $25.95)

French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that new mom Pamela Druckerman can only envy. But French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. Druckerman discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is.

 

View more March Biography & Autobiography releases

  

  

Unfamiliar FishesUnfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead Books, paperback, $16.00)

In 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing. From the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820, to the coup d'Útat of the missionaries' sons in 1893, which overthrew the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, and often appealing or tragic, characters. 

  

View more March History releases

  

  

Moby-DuckMoby-Duck by Donovan Hohn (Penguin Books, paperback, $16.00)

When Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.

  

Moonwalking with EinsteinMoonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer (Penguin Books, paperback, $16.00)

Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes". He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

  

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LondonersLondoners by Craig Taylor (Ecco, hardcover, $29.99)

Craig Taylor has spent years traversing every corner of London, getting to know the most interesting Londoners. With candor and humor, this diverse cast - rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant, men and women (and even a Sarah who used to be a George) - shares indelible tales that capture the city as never before. Together, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly original portrait of 21st-century London in all its breadth. Londoners is the autobiography of one of the world's greatest cities.

 

View more March Travel releases

 

  

Anatomy of InjusticeAnatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $26.95)

In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely 90 days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Eleven years later, it required little scrutiny for Diana Holt, a young attorney eager to help the disenfranchised and voiceless, to discern that Elmore's case - plagued by incompetent court-appointed defense attorneys, a virulent prosecution, and both misplaced and contaminated evidence - reeked of injustice. Holt would spend more than a decade fighting on Elmore's behalf.

  

View more March True Crime releases

  

  

General Fiction   

   

City of BohaneCity of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Graywolf Press, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 3/13/12)

Thirty or so years in the future, the once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is infested by vice and split along tribal lines. It is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the North Rises, and the eerie bogs of the Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But they say Hartnett's old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight.

 

Dancing on Broken GlassDancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock (Gallery Books, paperback, $15.00, on sale 3/13/12)

Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn't have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. He has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work - and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won't blame him for what is beyond his control. They make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy gets pregnant despite precautions, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

 

This Burns My HeartThis Burns My Heart by Samuel Park (Simon & Schuster, paperback, $15.00)

On the eve of her marriage, beautiful and strong-willed Soo-Ja Choi receives a passionate proposal from a young medical student. But caught up in her desire to pursue a career in Seoul, she turns him away, having impetuously chosen another man who she believes will let her fulfill her dreams. Instead, she finds herself tightly bound by tradition and trapped in a suffocating marriage, her ambition reduced to carving out a successful future for her only daughter. Through it all, she longs for the man she truly loves, whose path she seems destined to cross again and again. A March 2012 Indie Next Pick. 

  

The UncouplingThe Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer (River Head Books, paperback, $15.00)

When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses Lysistrata as the school play - the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war - the perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls at the school turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light. 

  

Five BellsFive Bells by Gail Jones (Picador, paperback, $15.00)
On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, each of them carrying a complicated history from elsewhere. Ellie is preoccupied by her sexual experiences as a girl, James by a tragedy for which he feels responsible, Catherine by the loss of her beloved brother in Dublin, and Pei Xing by her imprisonment during China's Cultural Revolution. By nightfall of this single Saturday, each life will have been transformed by the events of this day.
 

ArcadiaArcadia by Lauren Groff (Voice, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 3/13/12)

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding a commune on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Among Arcadia's inhabitants is Bit, who is born soon after the commune is created and who ages and changes while Arcadia rises and falls. If he remains in love with the peaceful agrarian life in Arcadia and deeply attached to its residents, how can Bit become his own man and make his way through life and the world outside of Arcadia where he must eventually live? A March 2012 Indie Next Pick. 

  

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Regional Fiction  

 

PenelopePenelope by Jim McFarlane (Twisted Cedar Press, paperback, $15.00, on sale 3/13/12)

In 1640s Amsterdam, the richest city in Europe, near-penniless Penelope Kent dreams of voyaging to America to search for her merchant-father, who disappeared on a secretive get-rich-quick scheme. To voyage requires a husband or guardian. Matthew, her betrothed, dreams of finding a new home in America for his congregation of English Separatists like the Pilgrims did a generation ago. But the elders of Matthew's congregation accuse Penelope of immoral behavior that threatens to expel Penelope from the congregation, from Matthew's life, and from her dream. She can't wait to escape Amsterdam but never imagines the dangers that await her in the new world. Meet the author (Jill's dad!) at his launch party on March 31st from 2-4pm at the store!

 

 

Historical Fiction

  

The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco, hardcover, $24.99)

Patroclus has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles, who is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece must lay siege to Troy. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. A March 2012 Indie Next Pick.

 

The DarlingsThe Darlings by Cristina Alger (Pamela Dorman Books, hardcover, $26.95)

Now that he's married to Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries. When Paul loses his job, Carter offers him the chance to head the legal team at his hedge fund. Thrilled with his good fortune, Paul accepts the position. Then a tragic event catapults the Darling family into the media spotlight, a regulatory investigation, and a red-hot scandal with enormous implications for everyone involved. Suddenly, Paul must decide where his loyalties lie.

  

The House I LovedThe House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $25.99)

By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years.

  

View all March Historical releases

  

   

Mysteries & Suspense 

  

Chasing MidnightChasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White (Putnam, hardcover, $25.95)

Doc Ford uses darkness as cover to get an underwater look at a notorious Russian black marketeer's yacht. When Ford surfaces, environmental extremists - or perhaps thugs hired by competitors - have taken control of the island. They've herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour until midnight unless their demands are met - at which point they will just blow everybody up. Electronic jammers make communications with the outside world impossible. But the militants do not know Ford's capabilities, or that he is still on the loose. But that situation won't last for long.

  

Blue MondayBlue Monday by Nicci French (Pamela Dorman Books, hardcover, $26.95)

The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. When his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein cannot ignore the coincidence. Her patient, Alan Dekker, has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child: a red-haired, freckled child he can describe in perfect detail. A child the spitting image of Matthew. Before long, Frieda is at the center of the desperate race to find the kidnapper.

  

Restless in the GraveRestless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $25.99)

Someone sabotaged Finn Grant's engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including Liam Campbell's wife. With few places to turn, Kate Shugak is quickly brought onto the case. Working undercover as a waitress, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant's business had expanded meteorically over the last two years. After buying the closed Air Force base south of town, he became a fixed-base operator running his fishing, hunting, and flight-seeing business, servicing planes flying through the area, and most interestingly and lucratively, getting into the air freight business. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where?

  

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Children's & Young Adult

  

Piggy BunnyPiggy Bunny by Rachel Vail (Feiwel & Friends, hardcover, $14.99)

Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop . . . and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true. For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different, Piggy Bunny offers a reassuring and fun opportunity to believe in themselves.

  

And Then It's SpringAnd Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano (Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $16.99)

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations of Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

  

The Lorax Pop-Up!The Lorax Pop-up! by Dr. Seuss (Robin Corey Books, hardcover, $29.99)

Dr. Seuss's well-known and well-loved The Lorax is as timely now as it was when it was first published in 1971 - perhaps even more so. This bestselling ecological warning is now available in an elaborate pop-up book, published in conjunction with the release of The Lorax feature film on March 2, 2012 - Ted Geisel's birthday. David Carter has transformed Seuss's powerful message and has brought to life the Lorax, the Bar-ba-loots, the Truffula Tree Tufts - and more - in eight dynamic pop-up spreads.

  

The Velveteen Rabbit and the BoyThe Velveteen Rabbit and the Boy by Maria S. Barbo (Square Fish, paperback, $3.99)
When a young boy and his toy rabbit go outside to play, their imagination takes them on all sorts of adventures. But then the boy disappears. A storm is rapidly approaching, and the Velveteen Rabbit is all alone under the darkening sky. Will the boy return to find his rabbit before the rain comes?

  

No Passengers Beyond This PointNo Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko (Puffin, paperback, $6.99)

Three siblings - India, Finn, and Mouse - have less than 48 hours to pack up all their belongings and fly, without Mom, to their uncle Red's in Colorado, after they lose their house to foreclosure. But when they land, a mysterious driver meets them at the airport, and he's never heard of Uncle Red. Like Dorothy in Oz, they find themselves in a place they've never heard of, with no idea of how to get home, and time is running out. Sharp dialogue, high stakes, and taut action make this a book that will stick with you long after you read the incredible ending.

  

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Graphic Novels

 

The Hunger PainsThe Hunger Pains by Stefan Petrucha (Papercutz, paperback, $6.99)

The hit science fiction novel series gets the Papercutz Slices parody treatment, right before the release of the big-budget film adaptation!  All three books from "The Hunger Games" trilogy get sliced up by parody team Rick Parker and Stefan Petrucha, who refuse to pull any punches in this comedic romp.

 

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Baby's First Easter Basket

 

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


Thanks for your continued patronage!

 
Sincerely,

 


Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1020A Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540
Pamela Redmond
Friday, 3/23 
The Lazy Goat, $25
 
Michel Stone
Michel Stone
Monday, 3/26
The Lazy Goat, $25
 
 Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison
Tuesday, 4/10
@ The Lazy Goat, $25
 
 Ann B. Ross
Ann B. Ross
Wednesday, 4/18
@ Soby's, $55*
(includes one copy of the featured book)
 
Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe
Tuesday, 5/8
@ The Lazy Goat, $55*
(includes one copy of the featured book)
 
Jim Minick
Jim Minick
Friday, 5/11
@ Thornblade Club, $25
 
Wiley Cash
Wiley Cash
Tuesday, 5/22
@ The Lazy Goat, $25
 
Ron Rash
Ron Rash
Thursday, 5/24
@ The Lazy Goat, $55*
(includes one copy of the featured book)
 
Rebecca Lang
Rebecca Lang
Tuesday, 6/26
@ Soby's, $25
 
The Art of Saying Goodbye
Exposure
Folly BeachComing Up for Air
Mercy Creek
Fiction
 
Praying for Strangers
My Paddle to the Sea
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl
Upheaval in Charleston
Nonfiction
 
Southern Biscuits 
An Irresistible History of Southern Food 
Basic to Brilliant, Y'all
Cooking
 
Always Neverland
Bigger than a Bread Box
Children's
 
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact
Where Things Come Back
Young Adult
 
Abandoned Quarry
Waking
Poetry

 

Me...Jane

First Ladies Fact Book

 

Women Explorers 

 
March is the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Juliette Gordon Low

Here Come the Girl Scouts! 

 
Ready for

 Duke Sucks

Carolina Basketball

The Last Great Game 

 
Vote for your favorites in the Children's Choice Book Awards
 
Inheritance
Author of the Year
 
Llama Llama Home with Mama
Illustrator of the Year
 
Zombie in Love
Kindergarten-2nd grade Book of the Year
 
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
3rd-4th grade
Book of the Year
 
Racing in the Rain
5th-6th grade
Book of the Year
 
Clockwork Prince
Teen
Book of the Year
 

See the full list of candidates 

 

St. Patrick's Day Is March 17th

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
On an Irish Island
St Patrick's Day
 
Spring into Spring!
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring
Olivia and the Butterfly Adventure
Don't Wake the Bear
 
The Heirloom Life Gardener
Beautiful No-Mow Yards
The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables
 

April Fool's Day is coming up!

Tsunami

April Fool's Surprise 

 
The Kentucky Derby
The Hills Remember
The Iguana Tree
Glow
 
Carry the One
The Song of Achilles
Birds of a Lesser Paradise
Pure
The Starboard Sea
 
At the Movies
The Lorax
(Also picked for NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2nd)
 
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 
A Princess of Mars
 
The Hunger Games
 
Mirror Mirror
 
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
 
Game of Thrones Returns to HBO on April 1st!
A Clash of Kings

Read the series first!

 
Great Expectations will be a PBS Masterpiece Film airing April 1st & 8th!
Great Expectations
 
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, and a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at
info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540. 
 
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