Fiction Addiction

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April 2012



This is our first chance to tell you about the fabulous June Jamboree of Southern authors we have coming for Book Your Lunch events:


Sat., June 9th: Mary Kay Andrews, Thornblade Club, $55 (ticket includes a copy of her new book, Spring Fever, which releases June 5th.)




Tues., June 12th: Karen White, The Lazy Goat, $25. Her new book, which releases June 5th, is the standalone novel, Sea Change (paperback, $15.00).



Thurs., June 14th: Dorothea Benton Frank, Thornblade Club, $55 (ticket includes a copy of her new book,

Porch Lights, which releases June 12th).


Rebecca LangTues., June 26th: Rebecca Lang, Soby's, $25. The meal will be inspired from the author's cookbook, Quick-Fix Southern (paperback, $16.99)

All the above events begin at noon. To order tickets, simply stop by the store, call us at 864-675-0540, or book online at  If you can't make the luncheons we would be happy to get books signed for you.






April 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 Palmetto and Its South Carolina HomeBook Your Lunch with Jim Harrison: Tuesday, April 10th, 12-2pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25
Well-known South Carolina artist and writer Jim Harrison loves the South and rural America with a passion. In his new book, The Palmetto and It's South Carolina Home (USC Press, hardcover, $29.95, on sale 4/10/12), he explores the history and heritage of the famous South Carolina symbol. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.
KedzieThursday, April 12th, 12-2pm: Bonnie Stanard In-Store Signing.
South Carolina author Bonnie Stanard will be signing copies of her debut novel, Kedzie (FairView News, paperback, $16.95), at Fiction Addiction. Kedzie wants no part of the slave life. Rio acts the part of a slave, but he yearns for freedom. Just as Kedzie finds Rio, she's moved to the big house, where she has to keep secrets, secrets that lead to the possibility of Kedzie being sold to a trader in Mississippi. This is the story of how she fights to avoid her fate.

Can't Is Not an OptionSaturday, April 14th, 11:00am: Governor Nikki Haley In-Store Signing (*Signing Tickets Required*)

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be signing copies of her new memoir, Can't Is Not an Option (Sentinel, hardcover, $27.95), at Fiction Addiction. Signing Tickets Required. Books must be purchased at Fiction Addiction in advance or at the signing. Each book purchased will come with a free signing ticket. Tickets must be presented to enter the signing line. Books can be purchased on-line at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.    

World Book NightWorld Book Night Giver Reception: Monday, April 16th, 6-7:30pm @ Fiction Addiction

World Book Night givers are invited to a reception at Fiction Addiction to meet other givers and share their giving plans. Those picking up from Fiction Addiction can also get their books at the same time, but the party is open to any World Book Night giver, no matter their pickup location. We will be serving wine and light refreshments.

   Miss Julia to the RescueBook Your Lunch with Ann B. Ross: Wednesday, April 18th, 12-2pm @ Soby's, $55*

Ann B. Ross, beloved author of the Miss Julia series, is returning to Greenville for another Book Your Lunch event with us. In Miss Julia to the Rescue (Penguin, hardcover, $25.95), the 13th book in the series, Ann Ross's feisty Southern heroine tries to rescue Hazel Marie's new husband J.D. before he lands in jail and investigates a possible cult - all while maintaining proper appearances. The $55 ticket price includes one copy of the featured book. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


World Book NightMonday, April 23rd: World Book Night

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it? World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across the country give 1 million books to light or non-readers to spread the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives, and at the heart of World Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts - that of putting a book into another person's hand and saying, "This one's amazing, you have to read it." Now it's our time to join the cause. World Book Night 2012 will be held on April 23rd - in the US and the UK - when volunteer book givers will hand out 20 copies each of free special World Book Night paperbacks! See for more information. See all the book titles being given away here!


Cutting for StoneFiction Addiction Book Club: Tuesday, April 24th*, 7:00pm @ Java Jolt

The Fiction Addiction book club is open to the public and meets the 3rd* Tuesday of each month at Java Jolt (1099 E. Butler Rd.). In April, come discuss Abraham Verghese's bestselling book club favorite, Cutting for Stone (Vintage, paperback, $15.95).


*Please note that in April we will be meeting on the 4th Tuesday, April 24th.


On May 15th, we will be discussing Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's book, A Wrinkle in Time (Square Fish, paperback, $6.99).


Basic to Brilliant, Y'allFiction Addiction Cookbook Club

Thursday, May 3rd, 7:00pm @ Palmetto Olive Oil Co.

Monday, May 7th, 6:30pm @ Wine Styles

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 or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.


Seven Stones of WisdomFriday, May 4th, 4-6pm: Art Ramsay In-Store Signing

North Carolina author Art Ramsay will be signing copies of the first book in his Wisdom Stone Trilogy, Seven Stones of Wisdom (Rampart, paperback, $16.95), at Fiction Addiction. The powerful Wisdom Stones, each with a message of planetary significance, were hidden centuries ago at seven different sacred sites. Now they must be found and activated to transform humanity.


Beach House MemoriesBook Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe: Tuesday, May 8th, 12-2pm @ The Lazy Goat, $55*

New York Times bestselling Southern author Mary Alice Monroe returns to Primrose Cottage on Isle of Palms with Beach House Memories (Gallery Books, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 5/8/12), the prequel to her beloved novel The Beach House, which tells the story of Lovie and her choices during the summer of 1974, choices that made her who she is when you met her in Mary Alice's first Southern novel. The $55 ticket price includes one copy of the featured book. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Deliciously SouthernThursday, May 10th, 12-2pm: Aletia DuPree In-Store Signing

Georgia cookbook author Aletia DuPree will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Delicously Southern (Aletia DuPree Moon, hardcover, $24.99), at Fiction Addiction. This book celebrates all that is Southern, containing recipes reminiscent of Sunday Dinner, others from some of the finest restaurants in the country, and still more popular Southern staples.


The Blueberry YearsBook Your Lunch with Jim Minick: Friday, May 11th, 12-2pm @ Thornblade Club, $25

Appalachian author and poet Jim Minick celebrates the paperback release of his memoir, The Blueberry Years (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $15.99, on sale 5/8/12), in which he writes about his and his wife's experiences as organic blueberry farmers. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Children's Storytime
The Easter Bunny's AssistantJoin us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during April:

 The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas (HarperCollins, hardcover, $12.99)
 Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett (Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)
 Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio (Atheneum, hardcover, $16.99)
 Betty Bunny Wants Everything by Michael Kaplan (Dial, hardcover, $16.99)



April's Volunteer Picks


The Deep ZoneThe Deep Zone by James M. Tabor (Ballantine, hardcover, $26.00)

An unbelievably perilous journey to the bottom of the earth's deepest cave, feats of amazing courage, a super heroine, breathless suspense, and unadulterated evil and greed all come together in a brilliant thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


The Storm MakersThe Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $16.99)

Simon and Ruby think it's going to be just another hot and lazy summer at their family farm in Wisconsin. But everything changes one day when Simon discovers that he has the ability to affect the weather. Strangers suddenly appear in town, and they're very interested in Simon and his powers. But are they here to help him or to use him for evil purposes? Only time will tell in this whirlwind adventure where loyalties are as unpredictable as the weather, and Ruby and Simon will have to learn that sometimes you just have to face the storm.

-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer


Praying for StrangersPraying for Strangers by River Jordan (Berkley, paperback, $15.00)

This is a book that you need to read today and be sure you share with those close to you. I had the chance to meet River at SIBA and spend some time with her away from the conference. I knew she was a very kind and thoughtful person and reading this book showed I had no idea just how kind and thoughtful. Her sons are both being deployed to war zones and she makes a resolution to pray for a stranger every day they are gone. This journey is not to be missed and you will not find a better gift for anyone.

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


Lexapros and ConsLexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 4/10/12)

Jill gave me this to read as a joke because I wear Chucks, but it was a fun, enjoyable read. Anyone who likes Chuck Taylors, has OCD, or is a teenage boy (in spirit or in age) should speed right through this hilarious debut novel about a high school outcast with one last chance to win over the girl of his dreams.

 -Recommended by Adam, Jill's brother 


Ashes to DustAshes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Minotaur, paperback, $14.99)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is considered the queen of Icelandic crime fiction and she certainly earns the title with Ashes to Dust. The plot was clever and intriguing with several surprises along the way. The book also gave a captivating look at Iceland and some of its inhabitants. I am looking forward to more legal thrillers with Thora Gudmundsdottir leading the way.

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


The False PrinceThe False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99)

A harrowing tale that any fan of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series will embrace. When Sage, Roden, and Tobias are chosen by one of the regents of Carthya, they have no idea what will be expected of them. Conner, the regent, wants to rule the country using one of the boys as his puppet prince. Soon they will find themselves in great danger in a world filled with deception, treachery, and murder. Each of the boys will have to decide how far they will go to stay alive.

-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer


The GilderThe Gilder by Kathryn Kay (Kensington, paperback, $15.00)

The Gilder is Kathryn Kay's debut novel. Kathryn lived in Florence, Italy, for five years and a portion of the book is set in Florence. The scenes are so vivid that you almost take a trip to Florence while you are reading. The main character of the book, Marina, is followed from youth to adulthood to life as a single parent. You will at times identify with her, pity her and want to shake her, but will never be bored with her journey. A good choice for book clubs as there are many points for discussion.

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


The ProfessionalsThe Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam, hardcover, $25.95)
It has been a while since I started a book and couldn't stop until it was finished. The Professionals is one of those books. The bad guys don't seem too bad at first, and the cops chasing them don't seem to be too capable. But that all changes by the end of the book when the criminals and law enforcement both show they are true professionals - willing to sacrifice everything.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Poison Most VialPoison Most Vial by Benedict Carey (Harry N. Abrams, hardcover, $16.95)
Ruby Rose never really fit in at the Dewitt Lab School. When her father becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the legendary Dr. Ramachandran things go from bad to worst. Now Ruby must race to find the real killer before her father is charged with a crime he did not commit. Ruby will have to depend on a group of unlikely allies to follow the clues and tract down the real killer. Filled with mischief, murder, and mayhem this book is sure to thrill.
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer
April's Store Picks


The CoveThe Cove by Ron Rash (Ecco, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 4/10/12)

Superstition and prejudice can destroy lives, as illustrated in The Cove. The residents of Mars Hill are convinced that Laurel Shelton is a witch and want nothing to do with her. Her handicapped brother strives to win the approval of his fiancée's father. When a mute stranger named Walter comes into their lives, the siblings hope for positive change, but Walter harbors a volatile secret that endangers them all. The power of Ron's work is that although the plot may be dark, his central character is not: Laurel is a beacon of light in the darkness of the cove and a world confronting the tragedies of world war for the first time.

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee,

and Jill Hendrix, store owner


Chloe and the LionChloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex (Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)

Despite the title, this book is not so much about Chloe and the lion as it is about the author and illustrator, who have problems getting along and have to resolve their issues before the book can progress. A great picture book for older children that will be enjoyed just as much by adults, in the style of Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee and mother of 2


What Teachers MakeWhat Teachers Make by Taylor Mali (Putnam, hardcover, $19.95)

Though I'm not a teacher nor a parent, I, like everyone else, have had the experience of being a student. Mali's book is a love letter to the teaching profession and just by reading his short, vivid chapters you can tell what an amazing teacher he is. Celebrate the great teachers in your life by reading and then spreading the word about this jewel of a book.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner


DreamsleevesDreamsleeves by Coleen Murtagh Paratore (Scholastic, hardcover, $16.99)

12-year-old Aislinn's father drinks a lot, her mother works full time, and A has to watch her 4 younger siblings every day instead of enjoying her summer break. Her only escape is her dreams. As her father's drinking gets worse, A dreams up an idea - instead of keeping our dreams under lock and key where no one can see them, we should wear them on our sleeves so others can help them come true. And what better way to test this than to wear her dream that her father stop drinking? This tender story will have readers of all ages wondering what it will take to make their own dreams come true, and perhaps wearing Dreamsleeves of their own.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


Upcoming Releases

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


View all April releases!



Say Her NameSay Her Name by Francesco Goldman (Grove, paperback, $15.00)
The month before Francisco Goldman and Aura Estrada's second anniversary, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Suddenly a widower, Goldman collects everything he can about his wife, hungry to keep Aura alive with every memory. From her childhood and university days in Mexico City with her fiercely devoted mother to her studies at Columbia University, through their newlywed years in New York City and travels to Mexico and Europe - and always through the prism of her gifted writings - Goldman seeks her essence and grieves her loss.




Thrifty GardeningThrifty Gardening by Marjorie Harris (House of Anansi, paperback, $15.95)
Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space - all on a budget. Thrifty Gardening marries Harris's passion for gardening with her thrifty lifestyle savvy so that everyone can create a natural oasis whatever their living situation is - and without breaking the bank. Remember that the average spring frost date for Greenville is May 5th!




The New Abs Diet for WomenThe New Abs Diet for Women by David Zinczenko (Rodale, paperback, $16.99, on sale 4/10/12)

Easy to follow, easy to stick to, and more satisfying than a great-fitting pair of jeans, The New Abs Diet for Women has been retooled with groundbreaking new science for even faster results! The New York Times bestseller is back, updated with 40 percent new research, groundbreaking weight-loss studies, new recipes and exercises, and new ways to use the Power 12 foods including almonds, beans, eggs, peanut butter and more for even faster weight-loss.




The Ten CommandmentsThe Ten Commandments by David Bodanis (Walker & Co., hardcover, $26.00)
When Bronze Age empires were crashing to destruction, groups of refugees needed new rules for how to survive together cooperatively - and the Ten Commandments filled the gap. This is an illuminating cultural history tracing how these timeless exhortations have shaped governments and ordinary life for some three thousand years. Bodanis reveals how our attitudes toward sex and parental authority; obligations toward the widowed and elderly; and beliefs about conscription, taxes, killing, and much else have depended on those seemingly simple, ancient rules.




Regional Fiction


GlowGlow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli (Viking, hardcover, $25.95)
In 1941, Amelia J. McGee hastily sends her daughter Ella alone on a bus home to Georgia in the middle of the night - a decision that proves calamitous when the child encounters drifters and is left for dead on the side of the road. Ella awakens in the homestead of a wise root doctor and former slave, and her partner. As Ella heals, the secrets of her lineage are revealed. As the land with all its promise and turmoil passes from one generation to the next, Ella's ancestral home turns from safe haven to mayhem and back again.


Iron HouseIron House by John Hart (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $14.99)

Julian survives his time at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys only because his older brother, Michael, is feared and fiercely protective. When an older boy is brutally killed, Michael flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. For 20 years, Michael thrives on the streets of New York. Then he meets a Elena and wants a fresh start, but a life in organized crime is not so easily abandoned. With a price on his head and everyone he loves at risk, Michael spirits Elena back to North Carolina, to the brother he'd lost and a thicket of intrigue more dense than he could possibly imagine.



General Fiction
Comeback LoveComeback Love by Peter Golden (Washington Square, paperback, $15.00)
More than 35 years ago, Gordon Meyers reluctantly drove away from Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn't imagine living without. Now, Gordon has a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Though she's stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they rediscover the passion that once drew them together - before it tore them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return. . . .
The Land of DecorationThe Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen (Henry Holt & Co., hardcover, $25.00)
Ten-year-old Judith McPherson sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith. Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, young Judith finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps - the Land of Decoration. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives, Judith makes a miracle in the Land of Decoration that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's chosen instrument. But the heady consequences of her newfound power are difficult to control and may threaten the very foundations of her world.
The Widow's DaughterThe Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin (Penguin, paperback, $15.00)
Peter Sokol, an artist living in San Diego, is haunted by his past. In 1943, Captain Sokol is a surgeon in the U.S. Marines stationed in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and his longtime nemesis have fallen in love with the same beautiful and enigmatic woman, Emily Walters. Dismissive of Emily's suspiciously British mother and violent brother, the two vie for her hand. When Emily's brother is discovered murdered, Sokol is the prime suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands.
The Shoemaker's WifeThe Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, hardcover, $26.99)
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani brings us a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, "one of the reigning queens of women's fiction" (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani's sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece.
Please Look After MomPlease Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin (Vintage, paperback, $14.95)
This is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family's search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway. Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love. You will never think of your mother the same way again after you read this book.
Calico JoeCalico Joe by John Grisham (Random House, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 4/10/12)
In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever...
Thunder and RainThunder and Rain by Charles Martin (Center Street, hardcover, $21.99)
Despite his strong moral compass, third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does'nt know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help, and as his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.
Turn of MindTurn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (Grove, paperback, $15.00)
Dr. Jennifer White, a brilliant former surgeon in the early grips of Alzheimer's, is suspected of murdering her best friend Amanda. Amanda's body was found brutally disfigured - with four of her fingers cut off in a precise, surgical manner. As the police pursue their investigation and Jennifer searches her own mind for fractured clues to Amanda's death, a portrait emerges of a complex relationship between two uncompromising, unsentimental women, lifelong friends who were at times each other's most formidable adversaries.
Mysteries & Suspense
The PreacherThe Preacher by Camilla Läckberg (Pocket, paperback, $7.99)
Police detective Patrik Hedström and his girlfriend, writer Erica Falck, are anticipating the arrival of their first child when grim news comes: a boy playing on a perilous outcropping has stumbled across a woman's bloody corpse, a discovery that leads investigators to uncover two skeletons buried beneath her - campers who disappeared decades ago. Superintendent Mellberg gives Patrik the gruesome case, and topping his list of suspects is a local family of criminals and religious fanatics - what dark secrets are they hiding? But no one expects the next blow, when a young girl goes missing. . . .
The Gods of GothamThe Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye (Amy Einhorn, hardcover, $25.95, *Signed Copies Available!*)
When Timothy Wilde's dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD. One night while returning from his rounds, Timothy runs into a girl not more than ten years old dashing through the dark in her nightshift, covered head to toe in blood. She claims that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her or not, but as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him everything.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hemlock GroveHemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, paperback, $15.00)
A body is found in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. A manhunt ensues - though the authorities aren't sure if it's a man they should be looking for. Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family where rumors say biological experiments take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who's told classmates that he's a werewolf. Or perhaps it's Roman Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene, his superiority unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, and his control freak of a mother.
Children's & Young Adult
ColorsColors by Orla Kiely (Henry Holt & Co., board book, $9.99, on sale 4/10/12)
With iconic shapes and patterns, eminent and world-famous U.K. designer Orla Kiely presents basic concepts fashionably and accessibly. Each spread features a color or number illustrated by a famous Kiely pattern. Simple enough for toddlers and still sophisticated enough for fashionistas, Kiely's books are perfect for both babies and their mothers.
How to Babysit a GrandpaHow to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 4/10/12)
This is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack, what to do on a walk, and how to play with a grandpa. Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!
KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope by Salina Yoon (LB Kids, board book, $12.99)
Blissful moments, wishing hoping, / Swiftly turning, Kaleidoscoping! Turn the spinning 2-inch kaleidoscope lens and watch each magical page transform before your eyes! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon invites readers on an unforgettable poetic journey filled with colorful surprises. Deceptively simple and thoughtfully layered, Kaleidoscope will encourage readers to see the world through a different lens.
GreenGreen by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook, hardcover, $16.99)
Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation. How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. In her newest book, Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color and creates a book that will delight and quite possibly astonish you.
No More Kisses for Bernard!No More Kisses for Bernard! by Niki Daly (Frances Lincoln Ltd., hardcover, $17.99)
Bernard loves his aunts, but he hates being kissed by them. It's time to take a stand. "No more kissing!" says Bernard, and he means it. How Bernard's aunts come up with the perfect way to show their affection is comically and warmly told in this brilliant picture book by a master of the genre.
DinosaursDinosaurs by Jen Green (Silver Dolphin, hardcover, $19.95)
Dinosaurs: The Animated 3-D Guide is a wonderful interactive experience for the dinosaur lover. The giant 3-D poster, six lenticular images, and dozens of colorful illustrations all offer a realistic glimpse into the age of the dinosaurs. Learn how these amazing creatures not only roamed the earth, but the skies and seas as well. Whether your favorite dinosaur was a meat-eater or a plant-eater, Dinosaurs: The Animated 3-D Guide offers an intriguing look at these prehistoric beasts.
The Great Cake MysteryThe Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor, paperback, $6.99)
Have you ever said to yourself, "Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective?" This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn't always right. She also learns how to be a detective.
RemarkableRemarkable by Lizzie K. Foley (Dial, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 4/12/12)

In the mountain town of Remarkable, everyone is extraordinary. Everyone, that is, except Jane Doe, the most average ten-year-old who ever lived. But everything changes when the mischievous, downright criminal Grimlet twins enroll in Jane's school and a strange pirate captain appears in town. Thus begins a series of adventures that put some of Remarkable's most infamous inhabitants and their long-held secrets in danger. It's up to Jane to come to the rescue and prove that she is capable of some rather exceptional things.

ChompChomp by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)
Wahoo Cray's father is an animal wrangler. When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called "Expedition Survival!", Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself - to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's boneheaded star. Derek Badger insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And a girl named Tuna shows up with a shiner courtesy of her old man. After just one day in the Everglades, Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .
The Book of Blood and ShadowThe Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 4/10/12)
When Nora wakes up, Chris is dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, is catatonic. And Max, Nora's boyfriend, is gone. He's also, according to everyone, a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood to the ancient streets of Prague, where  buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets.
Graphic Novels
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy DayDisney Fairies: Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy Day by Paola Mulazzi (Papercutz, paperback, $7.99)
Return to Never Land for the latest adventures of Tinker Bell, Beck, Prilla, Dulcie, and the rest of the Fairies of Pixie Hollow. Four magical stories, with special appearances by Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Smee, including "The Impossible Portrait," "Dulcie's Sweets," "Butterfly's Wings," and "Stories Under the Rain." Stunning full-color art with fun-filled stories has made this series especially popular with Tinker Bell's countless fans - both young and old alike!
The Three Stooges: Bed-Bugged!The Three Stooges: Bed-Bugged! by George Gladir & Jim Salicrup (Papercutz, paperback, $6.99, on sale 4/10/12)
Moe, Larry, and Curly are back in this collection of all-new stories by writers Salicrup and Gladir with longtime Archie artist Goldberg. In the title story, the stooges find themselves as exterminators in a house full of priceless works of art. Can the three clear the house of bugs and leave the place intact?
There are a bevy of shop local movements that are springing up: The 3/50 Project, Cash Mobs, Independent Business Alliances, America Unchained, AmEx's Small Business Saturday, Slow Food, Eat Local, Shop Local, etc. If you are or have been involved with any of these, please let us know. We are looking for inspiration for ways to promote upcoming Independents Week, which is June 27 through July 4th.

Thanks for your continued patronage!




Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1020A Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
Signed Books
We will be getting a limited number of signed copies of Charlaine Harris' new Sookie Stackhouse novel, Deadlocked (Ace, hc, $27.95, releases 5/1/12). Let us know if you'd like us to reserve one for you.
A Family of Poems
Abandoned Quarry
The Journal of Best Practices
Point to Happy
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Next Stop
House Rules
The House of Velvet and Glass
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Shadow of the Titanic
The Watch that Ends the Night
The Dressmaker
Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing
Oklahoma City
The Wisdom of John Muir
Our House Is Round
Eco-Friendly Crossword Rectangle Reading Glasses
Which great book are you giving away?
Friday Night Lights
Ender's Game
The Hunger Games
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Poisonwood Bible
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month, then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.
The Poets Laureate Anthology
The poem in our pockets at Fiction Addiction is going to be "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins. This and many more poems by our great poets laureate can be found in The Poets Laureate Anthology.
The SC Children's Theatre presents 

 Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go!

April 27th-May 6th

Batters Up!
Bottom of the 33rd
ABCs of Baseball  
Are you watching Game of Thrones on HBO?
Clash of Kings

Game of Thrones graphic novel
More TV

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

on PBS Masterpiece

Sunday, April 1st & 8th

at 9:00pm

See the trailer


A Clash of Kings

Game of Thrones

on HBO

Sundays at 9:00pm

starting April 1st




on PBS Masterpiece

Sunday, April 22nd & 29th

at 9:00pm


Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Flies onto the Big Screen April 27th

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe: Stories and Poems


Edgar Allan Poe's Pie


May 4th
Avengers Movie Storybook
Avengers: Road to the Avengers
Avengers: Return of the First Avenger
Avengers: The S.H.I.E.L.D. Files 
Arts Scholarship
Emrys is seeking applicants for its annual Alice Conger Patterson scholarship. SC residents who are 35 years of age or older are eligible. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in either an existing or new career in the arts. The deadline is Friday, April 27th. For complete details, click here.
"Come Write with Us"
When: Every Friday, from 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Spill the Beans in downtown Greenville
Why: To provide a permanent day, time, and place for writers to write
Cost: FREE!
No sign-up or registration necessary!
Journal Release Party
Thurs., April 12th 7pm
Ford's Oyster House


The evening will include contributor readings and signings, as well as dessert. 

The event is free. For more info, contact Kristi Reed at


April Classes & Workshops at
Mondays, 6:30-8:30: Writing Fiction for Children
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:30: The Art and Craft of Personal Narrative
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:30: Writing for the Magazine Market
Saturday, April 28th: Hit Me with Your Best Shot
For more info, visit The Writer's Plot online.
Children's Contest
Rebecca Lang
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children Mysteries Series, Albert Whitman & Company is sponsoring The Boxcar Children Contest. To the enter contest, children ages 4 to 12 will submit an original essay or drawing depicting a favorite story from The Boxcar Children Mysteries to Fiction Addiction by May 15th. The store whose customer submits the winning entry will receive a visit from Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of the forthcoming Boxcar Children prequel --The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm, during her fall 2012 tour. Download an entry form here or stop by the store.


SC 2012-2013 Book Awards Announced

Art & Max

Ture Sort Of



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 or call 864-675-0540.
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