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Fiction Addiction Newsletter Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestJuly 2012
Independents buttonAs you know, we are moving this month to our new, bigger store location at 1175 Woods Crossing Road in the Shops by the Mall. Our move date is Saturday, July 14th (assuming we receive our occupancy permit this Friday as expected). If you'd like to volunteer to help us move, please let us know.
In the meantime, we are asking that you hold off bringing us your trade-ins until after we move. In recompense, all regularly-priced store merchandise (excluding An American Son) is now 20% off until the move
Where's Waldo in Greenville, SC Scavenger Hunt!
Where's Waldo? The Complete CollectionThis first week of July we not only celebrate our country's independence, but also the independent businesses around the country who work hard to employ your friends and neighbors and keep your hard-earned dollars in your community to pay for roads, schools, and more.


To support us and other Greenville independents we invite you and your children to participate in our Where's Waldo In Greenville, SC Scavenger Hunt! Waldo's turning 25 this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twelve different local, independent businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. 
From Boardwalk at 1175 Woods Crossing Road to Palmetto Olive Oil Company at 2247 Augusta Street, from The Elephant's Trunk at 2222 Augusta Street to Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery at 205 Cedar Lane, Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments. 
And of course Waldo will be following Fiction Addiction from our current location at 1020 Woodruff Road to our new location at 1175 Woods Crossing Road in mid-July. You can find the complete list of participating businesses here
There is no charge, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a "Find Waldo in Greenville, SC!" search list with the names of all the participating businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ____" card for each Waldo they spot. 
Collecting cards in eight or more businesses and turning them in at Fiction Addiction will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party at Fiction Addiction's new location (1175 Woods Crossing Road) on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. Click here for more information about hunting for Waldo in Greenville, SC.
July 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.
*Please note that as Fiction Addiction is moving to a new location (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.) in the middle of July, all in-store events on July 20th and later will be held at the new store. Children's storytime will continue to be held every Thursday at our current location on Woodruff Rd. until we move, and at the new store on Woods Crossing Rd. after we move.


An American SonThursday, July 5th, 4:30pm: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio In-Store Signing (*Signing Tickets Required*)
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who represents the state of Florida, will be signing copies of his new memoir, An American Son (also available in Spanish as Un Hijo Americano; Sentinel, hardcover, $26.95), at Fiction Addiction. Signing Tickets Required. Books must be purchased at Fiction Addiction in advance or at the signing. Each book purchased, whether the English or Spanish edition, 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.


Ocean BeachBook Your Lunch with Wendy Wax: Tuesday, July 10th, 12:00pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25
Maddie, Avery, and Nikki return for another DIY fix-it-upper -- this time televised -- in Atlanta author Wendy Wax's new novel, Ocean Beach (Berkley, paperback, $15.00, releases 6/26/12), the sequel to her previous book, Ten Beach Road. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


I Couldn't Love You MoreBook Your Lunch with Jillian Medoff: Thursday, July 19th, 12:00pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25
Acclaimed Atlanta author Jillian Medoff's bitterly funny, shocking new novel, I Couldn't Love You More (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $13.99), has been called "devastating, hilarious, and painfully familiar" by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.
Buried in the SkyFriday, July 20th, 7:00pm: Amanda Padoan In-Store Talk & Signing, $5*
Amanda Padoan, mountaineering journalist and co-author of the new book, Buried in the Sky (Norton, hardcover, $26.95), will give a talk and sign books at Fiction Addiction's new store location at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. *Tickets are $5.00 but may be redeemed for $5 off any merchandise purchase made that evening. For as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalayas, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. Buried in the Sky reveals the astonishing story of the two Sherpas who survived when 11 climbers lost their lives on K2 in 2008. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Dust to DustMonday, July 23rd, 7:00pm: Benjamin Busch In-Store Talk & Signing (free, but RSVPs requested)
U.S. Marine and author Benjamin Busch will be discussing and signing his memoir, Dust to Dust (Ecco, hardcover, $26.99), at Fiction Addiction's new store location. Busch weaves together a vivid record of a pastoral childhood in rural New York; Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine, and California; and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq. Most of all, he brings enormous emotional power to his reflections on mortality. This is an unforgettable meditation on life and loss.


We are thrilled to be hosting bestselling British author Sophie Hannah for our first Stories & Sweets event, where she will be discussing her latest US release, The Other Woman's House (Penguin, paperback, $15.00, on sale 6/26/12), featuring the return of detectives Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


If your kids (or the kid in you) can't wait another five months for Christmas, come celebrate Christmas in July at Fiction Addiction's new store location! Greenville's own Melinda Long will be at the store signing copies of her picture book The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95). There will also be cold apple cider and Christmas goodies.


Following our month-long Where's Waldo in Greenville, SC, scavenger hunt, we will be hosting a Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at Fiction Addiction's new store location on July 31st. Everyone who collects at least 8 of the 12 possible cards from various local, independent businesses will be entered in a drawing to win a 6-book deluxe set of the Where's Waldo? books (a $45.00 value) and other great prizes. For more information about the scavenger hunt, and to see a complete list of participating business, click here.


Thursday, August 2nd, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction
Monday, August 6th, 6:30pm @ Wine Styles

Fiction Addiction's cookbook clubs meet the first week of every month, on Monday at Wine Styles (3935 Pelham Rd. Ste. F) and on Thursday at Fiction Addiction* (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.). From July to September, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook (Oxmoor House, hardcover, $29.95).


*Please note the change in venue for the Thursday club. We are no longer meeting at Palmetto Olive Oil Co. As of August, we are meeting at Fiction Addiction's new store location at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd.


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


The Cast NetSaturday, August 4th, 11am-1pm: Millie West In-Store Signing
South Carolina author Millie West will be signing copies of her debut novel, The Cast Net (Boutique of Quality Books, paperback, $19.99), at Fiction Addiction's new store location. Mills Taylor never imagines that her new job will launch a year of living dangerously. As she helps her boss cope and seek the truth behind his wife's disappearance, she learns the new deeper meaning of "the cast net" and why it has been embraced by generations of Low Country residents.


Call of a CowardSaturday, August 4th, 1-3pm: Marcia Moston In-Store Launch Party
Christian author Marcia Moston will be signing copies of her debut memoir, Call of a Coward (Thomas Nelson, paperback, $15.99), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction's new store location. This event is open to the public, and we will be serving light refreshments. From the highlands of Guatemala to a small Vermont village, Marcia follows God's call for her husband even though it seems to conflict with her own dreams, requires credentials she lacks, and demands courage she doesn't feel she has.


Actress, comedian, and syndicated columnist Pam Stone shares a selection of readers' favorites from her column "I'm Just Saying" in her new book, I Love Me a Turkey Butt Samwich (CreateSpace, paperback, $14.95). You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


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


5th: My No, No, No Day! by Rebecca Patterson (Viking, hardcover, $16.99)
12th: Pass It On! by Marilyn Sadler (Blue Apple, hardcover, $16.99)
19th: Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $15.99)
26th: Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson (Dial, hardcover, $16.99)


July Volunteer Picks
I Couldn't Love You MoreI Couldn't Love You More by Jillian Medoff (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $13.99)
Eliot, the eldest of three sisters, has lived with Grant for five years, raising his two daughters and the daughter they have together. All seems well until her lost love from college moves back to town. What ensues is an emotional roller coaster -- at times heartbreaking and at others hilarious -- where the sisters stand together and support one another, just not always in a desired manner. I found myself fascinated by the middle sister, who means well but whose methods are definitely not what would be expected. I recommend this to fans of Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult. Meet Ms. Medoff at our Book Your Lunch event on Thursday, July 19th! 
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


Heading Out to WonderfulHeading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin, hardcover, $24.95)
I prefer Robert Goolrick's new novel, Heading Out to Wonderful, over his previous interesting but dark and gothic novel, A Reliable Wife. Even though you know from the beginning that Heading Out to Wonderful is a romantic tragedy, you continue to read not to find out what happens but to enjoy a light and optimistic journey. A warning to would-be authors--don't try to write like this at home; 99.9% of you will fail. If you liked Ron Rash's One Foot in Eden and Saints at the River, then try Heading Out to Wonderful.
-Recommended by Jim, store reader


A Fatal DebtA Fatal Debt by John Gapper (Ballantine, hardcover, $26.00)
A young attending psychiatrist is the last person you would think would be involved in a Wall Street scandal and murder, but that is what happens when Ben Cowper releases a patient against his best instincts. Everyone is looking out for their best interests, so the only one left to help Ben keep his job and his reputation is Ben himself. A Fatal Debt is a very timely tale of money, deception, jealousy, and betrayal. Nothing is as it seems and no one is who they seem in this gripping tale from an award winning Financial Times columnist who obviously knows his stuff.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Redshirts Redshirts by John Scalzi (Tor, hardcover, $24.99)

In a universe not unlike Star Trek's Federation of Planets, Ensign Andrew Dahl and a few other new recruits, all redshirts, have just been assigned to the flagship Intrepid of the Universal Union. This particular ship, not unlike our beloved U.S.S. Enterprise, has a high mortality rate among those unfortunate souls with poor choice in apparel. Our intrepid protagonists have quickly caught on to their predicament and have decided to change their fate. Hilarity ensues in this witty tome that my fellow geeks will love.

-Recommended by Lee, self-proclaimed geek (and Jill's husband)


Deep Down TrueDeep Down True by Juliette Fay (Penguin, paperback, $15.00)
This story is not unusual with the premise of the philandering husband leaving for a younger woman. Wife number one, Dana, is left to manage two children and strained finances. Then add to the mix your teenage niece who needs a break from your free-spirited sister. And let's not forget that single women are allowed to date and feel attraction to men, even if it doesn't always seem logical. Dana has been unfailingly polite her entire life, but when she's faced with more challenges than she could ever have imagined, some ingrained traits go flying out the door. While the polite and giving behavior was not a veneer in the case of Dana, she does learn that sometimes you have to take a stand, even if it is uncomfortable. Meet Ms. Fay at her Book Your Lunch event on Wednesday, November 14th!
-Recommended by Jackie, store employee


Juliet in AugustJuliet in August by Dianne Warren (Amy Einhorn, hardcover, $25.95)
Juliet in August is an interesting and prize-winning debut novel by Canadian author Dianne Warren. The story follows the intersecting lives
of a dozen or so residents of Juliet, a small town in Saskatchewan, for a few days in August. Although it's not literary in the sense that the
words are more important than the story, it is a book where the journey is as important as the destination. I found it easy to read and easy to get engrossed in these "lives of quiet desperation," some of which improve and some degrade. If you're tired of the artificial excitement of thrillers and mysteries, then relax with the quiet, understated, compelling reality of Juliet in
-Recommended by Jim, store reader


Into the Darkest CornerInto the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes (Harper, hardcover, $25.99)
Into the Darkest Corner is a stunning debut thriller that presents a terrifying look at the world of anguish and terror suffered by victims of domestic abuse. From the very first page you will be pulled into that world as you follow two separate timelines. The life of a carefree outgoing Catherine as she used to be and the paralyzing life she leads as Cathy four years later will open your eyes to what it is like to have severe OCD and panic attacks and how hard it is to escape domestic abuse.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Island ApartIsland Apart by Steven Raichlen (Forge, hardcover, $24.99)
Island Apart is a poignant story set off Martha's Vineyard on Chappaquiddick Island. The first thing you will want to do when you finish this book is go to Chappaquiddick for a visit; the second is to see when the author will publish his next book. This is a book about incredible tragedy and loss and how second chances are available, but you have to be willing to risk your heart to find them. A cancer patient meeting a reclusive hermit on a New England island and the happiness both thought impossible resulting from this meeting is presented in a manner that will grab your heart and refuse to let go.  Don't leave for the beach without your copy.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


ThieftakerThieftaker by D.B. Jackson (Tor, hardcover, $24.99)
Is historical fantasy murder mystery a new genre? Ethan Kaille is The Thieftaker -- that is, a private detective specializing in recovery of stolen property, who is persuaded to investigate a murder. He is also a conjurer, but not a witch, although the distinction hardly matters in
1765 Boston where conjurer and witch are equally likely to be hanged. While pursuing his inquires, Ethan meets historic people such as Sam Adams, gets entangled in historic events such as the Stamp Act riots, and defends himself from a rival thieftaker and a more powerful conjurer. Overall, an interesting genre-bender by D. B. Jackson, a pen name for an author with a Ph.D. in American history and a passion for fantasy.
-Recommended by Jim, store reader
One Breath AwayOne Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf (MIRA, paperback, $15.95)
I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time I was reading Heather Gudenkauf's tension-filled novel. She grabs your full attention in the first 3 pages, and there is no way you can stop until you find out what happens. The story is told from five points of view, and because of this, you are really drawn into the story and understand the small community and the ties that remain between children and parents, no matter how fragile they seem  Don't start this if you don't have time to finish, it will haunt you until you can pick it up again.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


July Store Picks
The Age of MiraclesThe Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House, hardcover, $26.00, *Signed First Editions Available*)
Karen's original, haunting debut novel is a dystopian coming-of-age fable for adults set on a near-future Earth whose rotation has slowed, leading to longer days and a host of other side effects. The book, which has a stunning jacket, is told from the view of Julia, an ordinary Californian girl, as she and her family try to cope with their uncertain times. I predict that The Age of Miracles will be one of the next big bookclub books, so snatch up one of our signed first edition copies and be one of the first to discover this brilliant new writer.
-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner


Steal Like an ArtistSteal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (Workman, paperback, $10.95)
With ten simple directives, Kleon suggests to think differently about creativity and to move into an actively creative life. My favorite is the first and the title, Steal like an Artist, which proposes that creativity might not be the new, unique idea but a collage of what we see, hear and experience. This is my new go-to book for re-calibrating when my creative life gets out of balance.
-Recommended by Cynthia Clack, store employee


Daughter of Smoke & BoneDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, paperback, $9.99)
Angels versus demons, light versus dark, good versus evil -- you've heard it all before. But not like this. Things are rarely so black and white, and you'll be glad of it in this first in a series that follows Karou, a human raised by demon chimaera, as she struggles to find her own identity among all the secrets that surround her . . . and as she falls in love with a seraph, even as she discovers that they're supposed to be mortal enemies. Recommended for fans of Alexandra Adornetto's Halo series.
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


The Red HouseThe Red House by Mark Haddon (Doubleday, hardcover, $25.95)
We've all been in situations where we've had to spend time with people we'd rather not, and sometimes those people are family. This is the premise in Haddon's latest novel. Against their better judgment, an estranged brother and sister and their respective families get together for a week long vacation in the English countryside. The story is told from alternating viewpoints revealing each character's intimate strengths, weaknesses, desires and secrets. Every revelation demonstrates why family dynamics can be so difficult and mysterious to those involved. Readers who love a well written and at times poetic book, and who have enjoyed or endured a family reunion, will love The Red House.
-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee


The Hypnotist's Love StoryThe Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn, hardcover, $25.95)
In The Hypnotist's Love Story, Ellen O'Farrell's new boyfriend reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him. More intrigued than frightened, Ellen, a professional hypnotherapist, finds herself trying to mentally walk in the stalker's shoes and figure out what would make a supposedly smart, professional, woman behave that way. Liane Moriarty has a knack for capturing what I think is the essential difference (among a long laundry list) between men and women -- our intricate internal dialogues with ourselves -- and for creating fun yet intelligent and thought-provoking novels.
-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner


TrianglesTriangles by Ellen Hopkins (Atria, paperback, $15.00)
With the same signature verse used in her multiple bestselling young adult novels, Hopkins now tackles big issues in the adult world, ranging from raising teenage daughters to infidelity to terminally ill children. Told from the perspectives of three women facing different mid-life challenges, poetry is the perfect medium for the feelings these problems create, whether personal experience is had or not.
-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:





The Story of EnglandThe Story of England by Michael Wood (Penguin, paperback, $17.00)
The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the center of England and contains many centuries of recorded history. It has experienced departing Romans, Saxon and Viking immigrants, Norman conquerors; the Black Death, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution; and its people have gone off to the Empire and to fight in two world wars. Enlisting the villagers themselves and using the archives of the village, Michael Wood tells the incredible story of the village over 2000 years. This is an account of England told from the bottom -- a people's history of England, told through the history of one small community.




An American SonAn American Son by Marco Rubio (Sentinel, hardcover, $26.95)

Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age 41 he's the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son, from his parents' journey from Cuba, the death of his grandfather, through college and graduate school, and into the thick of his political career. Now Rubio speaks on the national stage about the challenges we face and the better future that's possible if we return to our founding principles, and he proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pur­sue it. Meet Mr. Rubio at his in-store book signing on Thursday, July 5th!




Regional Fiction


Safe HavenSafe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $7.99)

Beautiful yet self-effacing newcomer to Southport, North Carolina, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport.



General Fiction


SummerlandSummerland by Elin Hilderbrand (Reagan Arthur, hardcover, $26.99)
What begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt -- but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents -- secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed.


The OrphanmasterThe Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman (Viking, hardcover, $27.95)

New Amsterdam, 1663. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, but both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine's newfound romance are endangered when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony.


The Bellwether RevivalsThe Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood (Viking, hardcover, $26.95)

When the sound of an organ lures Oscar Lowe into a chapel at Kings College, he meets and falls in love with Iris Bellwether, a beautiful and enigmatic medical student. Oscar soon becomes embroiled in the strange machinations of Iris's older brother, Eden, who convinces his sister and their friends to participate in a series of disturbing experiments to prove that music -- with his expert genius to guide it -- can cure people. As the line between genius and madness begins to blur, however, Oscar fears that it is danger and not healing that awaits them all -- but it might be too late. . . .


Mountains of the MoonMountains of the Moon by I.J. Kay (Viking, hardcover, $26.95)
Working a series of dead-end jobs after spending ten years in a London prison, Lulu Adler carries a past full of secrets. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in a landscape of deceit and survival. But when she's awarded an unexpected settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon. There, in the region's stark beauty, she attempts to piece together the fragments of her battered psyche.


Long Time, No SeeLong Time, No See by Dermot Healy (Viking, hardcover, $27.95)
Set in an isolated coastal town in northwest Ireland, Long Time, No See centers around an unforgettable cast of innocents and wounded, broken misfits. The story is narrated by a young man known as Mister Psyche who takes up with and is then drawn into a series of bemusing and unsettling misadventures with two men some fifty years his senior -- his grand uncle Joejoe and Joejoe's neighbor The Blackbird -- wonderful, eccentric characters full of ancient jealousies and grudges and holding some very dark secrets.


Elza's KitchenElza's Kitchen by Marc Fitten (Bloomsbury, paperback, $14.00)

A divorcée out of culinary school, Elza started her own little restaurant in the midsize Hungarian city of Delibab, and she's grown a decent business. But lately her smile has dimmed. Her loveless affair with her sous-chef has become an irritation. She's getting sick of the same old dishes and the same old customers, and she can't help but think that perhaps the right review, from the right critic, would change things . . . But in these nascent years of capitalism, it will take some competition to really make Elza see that her restaurant, and her happiness, are worth fighting for.


Burnt MountainBurnt Mountain by Ann Rivers Siddons (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $14.99, on sale 7/10/12)
Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love . . . and first heartbreak. Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor. They lead quiet and happy lives until Aengus is invited to tell old Irish tales to the nearby campers. As he spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets -- about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.


TumbleweedsTumbleweeds by Leila Meacham (Grand Central Publishing, hardcover, $25.99)
Recently orphaned, 11-year-old Cathy Benson feels she has been dropped into a cultural and intellectual wasteland when she is forced to move from her academically privileged life in California to the small town of Kersey in the Texas Panhandle where the sport of football reigns supreme. She is quickly taken under the unlikely wings of up-and-coming gridiron stars and classmates John Caldwell and Trey Don Hall, orphans like herself, with whom she forms a friendship and eventual love triangle that will determine the course of the rest of their lives.


A Small HotelA Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler (Grove, paperback, $14.00, on sale 7/10/12)
Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel follows the lives of Michael and Kelly Hays, a couple nf the brink of divorce. On the day the Hays are due in court to finalize their separation, Kelly drives from her home in Pensacola and across the panhandle to New Orleans. She checks into room 303 at the Olivier House in the city's French Quarter -- the hotel where she and Michael fell in love, and where she must now contemplate a startling decision that will hold devastating consequences for her family, including her19-year-old daughter.





Christian Fiction


The Good DreamThe Good Dream by Donna VanLiere (St. Martin's, hardcover, $24.99)

1950 Tennessee. In her early 30s, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid by the town, and she takes that label with good humor and a grain of salt. Ever since her parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence. But underneath, Ivorie wonders if she will be alone forever. When she realizes that a boy has been stealing vegetables from her garden, something about him haunts Ivorie. But what she truly can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills.




Historical Fiction


The Impeachment of Abraham LincolnThe Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $26.95, on sale 7/10/12)
Two years after surviving an assassination attempt in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority and faces an impeachment trial. And so 21-year-old black woman Abigail Canner embarks on a life that defies the norms of every stratum of Washington society.  But when Lincoln's lead counsel is found brutally murdered on the eve of the trial, Abigail is plunged into a treacherous web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the divided government.


The AbsolutistThe Absolutist by John Boyne (Other, paperback, $16.96, on sale 7/10/12)

September 1919: 21-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. As he recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will -- from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain.


A Good Hard LookA Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano (Penguin, paperback, $16.00)

Cookie Himmel embodies every facet of Southern womanhood that Flannery O'Connor lacks. Cookies' fiancé, Melvin Whiteson, has come to Milledgeville, GA, to begin a new chapter in his life, but it is not until he meets Flannery, living at home after being crippled by Lupus at 25, that he starts to take a good hard look at the choices he has made. Despite the limitations of her disease, Flannery seems to be more alive than other people. And Melvin is not the only person in Milledgeville who starts to feel that life is passing him by . . .


Rules of CivilityRules of Civility by Amor Towles (Penguin, paperback, $16.00)
This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society -- where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.




Mystery & Suspense


The Risk AgentThe Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson (Putnam, hardcover, $25.95)

As private investigation is illegal in China, Rutherford Risk, a firm specializing in the negotiation for and recovery of hostages, recruits two outsiders to help rescue a Chinese National who is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. Forensic accountant Grace Chu's top-notch American education and Chinese military service make her an unassuming but effective operative, while combat-trained civilian John Knox's take-no-prisoners attitude brings them perilously close to harm. Following the money leads to more complex and dangerous consequences than either anticipated.




Science Fiction & Fantasy


Shadow of NightShadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Viking, hardcover, $28.95, on sale 7/10/12, *Signed First Editions Available*)

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and Matthew, geneticist and vampire, into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.


War Maid's ChoiceWar Maid's Choice by David Weber (Baen, hardcover, $27.00, *Signed Limited Editions Available*)
In Wind Rider's Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider -- the first hradani wind rider in history. And even if Bahzell is the War God's champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell's ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What's more, Baron Tellian's daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man -- or hradani -- for her. Now, War Maid's Choice continues the story -- and things really get complicated.




Children's & Young Adult


My Snake BlakeMy Snake Blake by Randy Siegel (Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $16.99)

What's green, and slithery, and smooth, and . . . smart? My snake Blake, that's who! When my dad brought him home, he curved and twisted his body and spelled out "hello." And when my mom was worried he might bite, his response was "relax." This hilarious story about the friendship between a boy and his rather exceptional pet is brought to life by the simple yet delightful drawings of award-winning artist Serge Bloch.


Amazing ABCAmazing ABC by Sean Kenney (Henry Holt & Co., board book, $7.99)
Amazing ABC by Sean Kenney is an alphabet board book of fantastic LEGO creations that is designed specifically for toddlers. It's a visual LEGO feast rather than an instructional book. The colorful, bold images of Kenney's trademark LEGO sculptures are easily recognizable for the youngest LEGO enthusiasts, who will want to pull out their own collections after poring over this book.


Wings of Fire: The Dragonet ProphecyWings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (Scholastic Inc., hardcover, $16.99)

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended . . .


Tiger LilyTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99,)

Peter Pan is unlike anyone 15-year-old Tiger Lily has ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. Soon, she is risking everything to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.


Between the LinesBetween the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer (Emily Bestler, hardcover, $19.99)

Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real to Delilah, a loner who prefers spending her time with her head in a book. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He's sure there's more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.


Quarantine: The LonersQuarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas (EgmontUSA, hardcover, $17.99)
When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety after a massive explosion devastated McKinley High, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning. A year later, all the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you're as good as dead. And David has no gang. It's just him and his little brother against the whole school.


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Fiction Addiction
1020A Woodruff Rd.  
Greenville, SC 29607
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Fiction Addiction Book Club

The Fiction Addiction Book Club is being revamped! We'll soon be in our new, bigger store, so our meetings will be held there. And we hope to have some new members to go with the new store! Being a member will have its perks:

* A free reward card as long as you're a member (regularly $10 per year)

* A free "advance reader copy" from our selection at every meeting you attend

* And more!


Members must agree to purchase all books from Fiction Addiction; you can preview the club agreement here. Keep an eye on our Book Club page for more information coming soon! In the mean time, please email us at or give us a call at 864-675-0540 with any questions.


Here are the books we have lined up for the rest of this year:


September 18th



October 16th


What Alice Forgot

November 13th

The Tour de France
June 30th - July 22nd

Bike Tribes

Slaying the Badger

It's All about the Bike


Great Moments in the Summer Olympics

How to Watch the Olympics

London Olympics 1908 and 1948

Babar's Celesteville Games

Rush for the Gold


My Bookstore

My Bookstore

My Bookstore (Black Dog & Leventhal, hardcover, $23.95) is a new collection of essays releasing November 13th, 2012. These essays are written by great authors about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years, and Fiction Addiction is honored to be included in an essay written by Greenville's own Mindy Friddle! We have free samplers of the book on display, and we will be celebrating its release by having a joint signing with Mindy and Jill at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, November 17th, from 2-4pm. Pre-order your copy today!


15 Seconds

Shine Shine Shine

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Hell or High Water

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We've just announced our last four signed first editions for the year! For more information on joining, click here. These are the upcoming books: 


Shine Shine Shine



A Land More Kind Than Home



Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend



Live By Night



The Round House


The Dark Knight trilogy ends July 20th

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Manual

Christian Bale



Batman graphic novels:

Batman: The Dark Knight: Golden Dawn

Batman: Detective Comics: Faces of Death


More Batman books:

Lego Batman Visual Dictionary

Batman Ultimate Sticker Collection

At the Movies


Becoming Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man





Easy Money

Easy Money


The Pack is Back!

Ice Age: Continental Drift


Tess of the d'Urbervilles



The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days


Southern Sin Writing Contest

Submissions due by

July 31st, 2012

$20 Reading Fee

Prize: $5000


Submit an essay that captures the South in all its steamy sinfulness--whether you're skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor's Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet tea. Your essay can be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between, but all essays must tell true stories, and must incorporate both sin and the South in some way.


For more information, visit Creative Nonfiction online.


Ugly Words Summer Writing Workshops

All are free, but registration is required. For more information, visit Ugly Words online.


Talking Trash: Saturday, July 14th, 10am-12pm @ Hughes Main Library, ages 9-11


Words of Wisdom: Thursday, July 19th, 10am-12pm @ Upcountry History Museum, ages 15-18


The 77th Annual Hunger Games: Saturday, August 4th, 10am-12pm @ Falls Park, ages 12-14


The Writer's Plot Annual Conference

Saturday, July 21st, 2012



at Furman University

3300 Poinsett Hwy.

Greenville, SC 29613


$100 per person


For more information, visit The Writer's Plot online.


World Book Night

World Book Night

The first World Book Night USA on April 23rd, 2012, was a huge success, and they're already gearing up for a repeat performance in 2013. Watch this two minute video, and join the World Book Night email list to stay informed for next year! For more information, visit World Book Night online.


FREE Book Opportunity!

Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick TWO FREE "advance reading copies" from our selection! (Off of two free books per $50 spent is valid only at Fiction Addiction's current Woodruff Road location.)


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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