Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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Fiction Addiction Newsletter Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestAugust 2012
Greetings! ,
We have officially moved! We are now settled in at our new location at 1175 Woods Crossing Road in the Shops by the Mall shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Five Guys, and Jimmy John's. Thanks again to all of our friends and customers who showed up to help us with the move! If you haven't stopped by yet, please come in and check out our new space.
Store News
When school starts, we'd appreciate it if you could bring in any reading lists that your children's teachers may hand out so that we can make copies and stock up.
Upcoming Events


If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.


Eyes Right Thursday, August 9th, 7:00pm: Tracy Crow In-Store Talk & Signing, Free (but RSVPs requested)

Former U.S. Marine Tracy Crow will be discussing and signing her new memoir, Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine (University of Nebraska Press, hardcover, $24.95), at Fiction Addiction. A clear-eyed self-portrait of a troubled teen bootstrapping her way out of a world of alcoholism and domestic violence, this is also a rare inside look at the Marines from a woman's perspective. You can reserve your spot by emailing us at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.




Three Thousand Days and Nights Thursday, August 16th, 7:00pm: Benjamin W. Farley In-Store Talk & Signing, Free (but RSVPs requested)

Professor and author Benjamin W. Farley will be discussing and signing his new historical novel, Three Thousand Days and Nights: A Novel of the French and Indian War (Lydia Inglett, hardcover, $24.95), at Fiction Addiction. Based in history, this fight of freedom tells of many different peoples, deeply affected by the events unfolding around them, each with the common desire for a new life of freedom and independence in this newly settled country. You can reserve your spot by emailing us at or by calling us at 864-675-0540. 


The Guest Book Monday, August 20th, 7:00pm @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church: Marybeth Whalen Talk & Signing, Free (but tickets required)

North Carolina author Marybeth Whalen will be discussing and signing her new Christian fiction novel, The Guest Book (Zondervan, paperback, $14.99) at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville). After her talk, she will take questions from the audience and then sign books. The event is free and open to the public, but admission tickets are required. You can reserve your ticket by emailing us at or by calling us at 864-675-0540. 


The Roots of the Olive Tree Book Your Lunch with Courtney Miller Santo: Friday, August 24th, 12:00pm @ The Lazy Goat

Courtney Miller Santo's debut novel, The Roots of the Olive Tree (William Morrow, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 8/21/12), follows the lives of five women from different generations of the same family tree , all living together under one roof. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540. 


The Assassination of the President of Iran Friday, August 24th, 1-3pm: Lee Patterson In-Store Signing

Upstate South Carolina author Lee Patterson will be signing copies of his novel, The Assassination of the President of Iran (CreateSpace, paperback, $13.99), at Fiction Addiction. The President of Iran is assassinated in a conspicuous place, and the Iranian police can't determine the identity or location of the killer. Enter Rocky Storm to assist in solving the greatest assassination plot and mystery ever conceived. 


The Living End Book Your Lunch with Robert Leleux: Wednesday, August 29th, 12:00pm @ Southern Fried Green Tomatoes, $20

Texas author Robert Leleux's memoir, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $19.99), discusses the surprising love and peace his family discovered in the midst of his grandmother's journey through Alzheimer's. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club

Monday, September 3rd, 6:30pm @ Wine Styles

Thursday, September 6th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction*

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. We are now 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.


Children's Storytime

Toot and Pop! Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during August:


2nd: Rat and Roach: Friends to the End by David Covell (Viking, hardcover, $12.99)

9th: Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)

16th: Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover, $16.99)

23rd: Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills (Schwartz & Wade, hardcover, $17.99)

30th: Toot and Pop! by Sebastien Braun (HarperCollins, hardcover, $12.99)


August Volunteer Picks
Shine Shine Shine Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $24.99, *Signed First Editions Available*)
A quirky, funny, wonderful story about motherhood, young love, adult love, death, and motherhood again.  The story goes in a full circle as does Sunny as she is discovering who she really is. I loved all of the characters in the book, especially Netzer's portrayal of Maxon who was, perhaps, the most normal of all.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
(also enthusiastically enjoyed by Kathleen and Jill)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Random House, hardcover, $25.00)
This is such a good story that you really want to read through until the end without stopping. The facade of Harold Fry's "vanilla" existence is stripped away when he receives a letter from a former co-worker who is dying from cancer. The journey that ensues is far-fetched and utterly believable at the same time. The events are reminiscent of the butterfly effect, and the missed messages and unspoken issues in his story are very compelling. The book will cause some introspection and perhaps ward off one or two midlife crises. An August 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $17.99)
If you are a fan of fairy tales, this book will delight and inspire you as you encounter familiar faces, thrilling adventures, and lessons to be learned. When Alex and Conner inherit their father's storybook, you can only imagine their surprise when they are accidentally transported into it. When they encounter an unusual new friend, they discover that their only hope of returning home is the Wishing Spell. Will they be able to collect the relics needed in time? Will they ever find their way home? Only the fairy godmother knows!
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer


The Keeper of Lost Causes The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Plume, paperback, $16.00)
The Keeper of Lost Causes is the beginning of a riveting new detective series. Department Q is supposed to be a dead-end department for unsolvable cases headed by a burned-out detective who the homicide department can't fire but can't work with either. Instead it becomes a department that questions everything (even cases they aren't working on), headed by flawed but determined detective Carl Mock and his mysterious but surprisingly able assistant Assad. An August 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


City of Women City of Women by David R. Gillham (Amy Einhorn Books, hardcover, $25.95)
Berlin in 1943 is a City of Women because the men have gone to war. It is also a city of rationing, drabness, enforced patriotism, fear, and
suspicion. Sigrid Schroder lives in a small apartment and argues with her mother-in-law while her husband fights on the Eastern Front. Then dutiful Sigrid meets a mysterious man and becomes involved -- in lots of things. This well-written and compelling debut novel by David R. Gillham is a character study, a morality tale, and a thriller. One of the best novels I've read this year. An August 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Jim, store reader


Sain'ts Gate Saint's Gate by Carla Neggers (MIRA, paperback, $7.99)
If you enjoy Carla Neggers' FBI series, you will not be disappointed. The setting on the Maine coast is the perfect backdrop for the plot.  The characters are well developed, and you will be captured by their unique personalities and personal and professional challenges. The very strong secondary characters add interesting layers to the story. Saint's Gate is a fast read that will leave you eager to read the next book in the series.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


15 Seconds 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross (William Morrow, hardcover, $25.99)
Fifteen seconds is all it took to cause an innocent man to start running for his life. The trail of setups is so believable that it is no wonder that the police want to shoot Dr. Henry Steadman on sight. We are taken along for a white-knuckle ride as irrefutable evidence against him piles up, and Henry's only hope to survive and save his daughter is to avoid capture so he can find out who is framing him and why. The best yet from Andrew Gross. A July 2012 Indie Next Pick. A Summer 2012 SIBA Okra Pick.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


A World Away A World Away by Nancy Grossman (Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)
Every week, Eliza Miller watches as English people come to get a glimpse of her Amish world. When she's offered a nanny position in Chicago, it seems like her dreams are finally coming true. But as the novelty of the English world begins to fade, Eliza must face losing family and friends, bitter betrayals, and secrets that could change her life forever. No matter what happens, Eliza's life will never be the same. A beautifully written coming-of-age story filled with true-to-life experiences that the reader will find both familiar and exotic. A Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer


The Trust The Trust by Norb Vonnegut (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $25.99)
A terrific, fast-moving thriller that takes an interesting and informative look at the world of high finance and the diabolical methods used by those who are trying to launder money for drug cartels. Grove O'Rourke is a rising young star in a NYC brokerage firm. When his mentor and inspiration dies suddenly, requesting Grove to serve as trustee for his charitable foundation, Grove would not dream of refusing. But he also never dreamed he would become involved in a huge money laundering scheme and become the target of the FBI.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Dream Lake Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $14.99)
This third book in the Friday Harbor series is the best to date. Alex and Zoe are such opposites that you cannot imagine any common ground, but it emerges in the form of Zoe's grandmother, Emma. Through the renovation of an abandoned cottage at Dream Lake, the story of the past and present unfolds. I liked that this book had a parallel timeline with the first two books and that we saw the major events in those books from a new perspective. I did not expect the ending but thought it was perfect and am anxious for the next installment in the series.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer
Lake Country Lake Country by Sean Doolittle (Bantam, paperback, $15.00)
What is the proper punishment for accidentally taking a life? How much do you owe someone who saved your life?  How well do you really know someone you think of as your best friend?  When is it ok to lie? These are all questions that Mike Barlowe has to face as he is evading law enforcement, trying to keep two bookie gangster types from killing him, trying to find his best friend and hopefully the young woman his friend has probably kidnapped. Lake Country is a dark, suspenseful tale of tragedy, friendship, and redemption that will keep you up reading all night.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer
A Hundred Flowers A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $24.99)
Ten years before the Cultural Revolution, during the Hundred Flower Campaign, Mao encouraged intellectuals and scholars to speak up to help create a stronger China. Unfortunately, it became a ruse to lure out those who would speak against the communist government. In A Hundred FlowersGail Tsukiyama takes you into the lives of a family that has been touched by this campaign. If you enjoy the works of Lisa See or Amy Tan, you will find A Hundred Flowers a compelling read filled with an intimacy that reflects the true nature of family. An August 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer
August Store Picks
Little Nelly's Big Book Little Nelly's Big Book by Pippa Goodhart (Bloomsbury, hardcover, $16.99)
When Little Nelly (the elephant) reads a book one day that describes mice, she's convinced she's a mouse but soon discovers that she's different from the other mice. Then she discovers "zoo mice" that look like her...only to have Micky the mouse tell her that he's not a mouse after all -- he's an elephant. The contradictions in this picture book will have your children rolling with laughter -- and you'll join them after reading the epiphany on the last page. ;)
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee and mother of 2
Sugarhouse Sugarhouse by Matthew Batt (Mariner Books, paperback, $14.95)
A funny yet poignant account of how Batt and his wife pursue the American Dream of owning their own home. They couldn't afford the home they wanted, so they decided to renovate the one they could -- which happened to be a former crack house -- despite neither of them knowing the difference between a flat head and a Phillips head screwdriver. The descriptions of sitting through Home Depot classes, dealing with contractors, and wrestling an orbital sander had me shamelessly laughing at Batt's adversity. With a writing style reminiscent of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, Sugarhouse was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. 
-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee
Insignia Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (Katherine Tegen Books, hardcover, $17.99)
For those missing Hogwarts, I encourage you to jump into the world of Insignia, a YA science-fictional tale featuring Tom Raines, an abysmal student but extraordinary gamer, who is recruited into the prestigious Pentagonal Spire military academy and offered the chance to finally belong. A Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next Pick. 
-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner
Seraphina Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House, hardcover, $17.99)
Set in medieval times, Rachel Hartman explores dragonkind and their relationships with humans in her debut novel, imagining dragons in a new and creative way. Seraphina, half human and half dragon, must use her inner strength to find a way to make the peace between the two species last while still struggling to hold on to her own identity. Recommended for fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling and Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series. A Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next Pick. 
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee
Andrew Henry's Meadow Andrew Henry's Meadow by Doris Burn (Philomel, hardcover, $14.99)
First published in 1965, Andrew Henry's Meadow was my favorite picture book growing up. Again and again, I would return to the story of creator,
inventor, and thinker, young Andrew Henry, and the neighborhood he built for himself and his friends as they sought refuge from being misunderstood and
under-appreciated by their families. Once my own children came along, I shared this treasure with them and it quickly became a family favorite. I am thrilled to see it re-issued for another generation to enjoy.
-Recommended by Cynthia Clack, store employee and mother of 9
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway (Putnam, hardcover, $26.95)
The title, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, aptly describes the main character, Galilee Garner, who is as prickly as the roses she breeds. Though Gal has been on dialysis for years and her diagnosis is grim, she steadfastly perseveres with her life and unexpected obstacles, like her teenaged niece's surprise arrival for the summer. I recommend this satisfyingly enjoyable novel, which is full of heart and pluck, to bookclubs and fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. An August 2012 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner
(seconded by Melissa)
Earth Unaware Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor, hardcover, $24.99)
The people aboard the asteroid mining ship El Cavador are the first to get a glimpse of a strange alien vessel, but they're not sure of its importance until it completely obliterates another mining family. Now they know what they're up against, but can they stop it? The first in a new series set several generations before Ender, readers are now given a chance to see what the first human contact with the formics was like and how Ender's world came about. Card fans rejoice, as this book is everything you could want it to be, with strong characters, plenty of action, and a great plot.
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee
Upcoming Releases
Love Is the Cure Love Is the Cure by Sir Elton John (Hachette Book Group, hardcover, $27.99)
In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion. Since Ryan's death, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. Love Is The Cure is Elton's personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic. With powerful conviction and emotional force, he conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life -- and his infinite determination to stop its spread.
See more August Biography & Autobiography releases
See more August Music releases
Regional Fiction
The Best of Me The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $14.99)

Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, the love Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole felt for one another seemed to defy reality. But as their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear them apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. 25 years later, they're summoned home for the funeral of their mentor. As they carry out the instructions left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. 


General Fiction
Yankee Doodle Dixie Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $14.99)

Whether in Vermont snow or in Memphis heat, 34-year-old Leelee Satterfield is never too far from misadventure, calamity, and ultimately love. Having watched her life turn into a nor'easter, Leelee is back home in the South, ready to pick up where she left off. But that's a task easier said then done; she's a single mom, still dreaming of the Vermonter who stole her heart. Accompanied by her three best friends who pepper her with advice, nudging, and peach daiquiris, Leelee opens another restaurant and learns she has to prove herself yet again.

Train Dreams Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (Picador, paperback, $12.00)
Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. It is the story of Robert Grainier, a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century -- an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.
Misfit Misfit by Adam Braver (Tin House Books, paperback, $15.95)
Melding facts with imagination, Misfit is centered around the last weekend of Marilyn Monroe's life, which, wanting to get away from the stress of a lawsuit filed against her by Twentieth Century Fox, she spent at Frank Sinatra's resort. Using this weekend as a springboard, the novel explores moments throughout Monroe's career when she altered her persona -- from her childhood, to her famous marriages, to her studies with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, and finally to her role in the film Arthur Miller wrote for her, The Misfits.
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Mystery & Suspense
The Empty Glass The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker (Blue Rider Press, hardcover, $25.95)
On August 5, 1962, Los Angeles County deputy coroner Ben Fitzgerald arrives at the home of the world's most famous movie star. There he discovers Marilyn Monroe's diary, revealing a doomed love affair with a man she refers to only as "The General."  In the following days, Ben unravels a wide-ranging cover-up and some heartbreaking truths about the woman behind the celebrity. Soon the sinister and surreal accounts in the diary bleed into Ben's own life, and he finds himself, like Monroe, trapped in a deepening paranoid conspiracy.
The Renegades The Renegades by Tom Young (Putnam, hardcover, $26.95)

An earthquake ravages Afghanistan, and American troops rush to deliver aid, among them Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson and Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. Meanwhile, a Taliban splinter group is conducting its own campaign -- shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. It is up to Parson, Gold, and Parson's Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back. But they're short of supplies, men, experience, and information -- and the terrorists seem to be nowhere . . . and everywhere. 


The Fallen Angel The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper, hardcover, $27.99, *Signed First Editions Available*)

The body of a beautiful woman lies broken in St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel Allon believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Monsignor Luigi Donati, private secretary to the Pope. But Donati is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict yet another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth. Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise. But there's more: a mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions . . . 


Creole Belle Creole Belle by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $27.99, *Signed First Editions Available*)

With morphine playing tricks on his mind, Dave Robicheaux can't be sure whether Tee Jolie Melton, who disappeared weeks ago, actually visited him. When he learns that her sister has turned up dead, and as oil companies continue to risk human lives after an oil spill in the Gulf, Dave begins to see links to the Melton sisters. His ex-partner Clete Purcel helps Dave search for Tee Jolie, but Clete has his own troubles, too; he's discovered an illegitimate daughter who may be working as a contract killer -- and may have set her sights on someone he loves. 


See more August Mystery & Detective releases
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See more August Thriller releases
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Iron Wyrm Affair The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (Orbit, paperback, $13.99)
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. It doesn't help that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield might be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will likely kill themIn an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.
Countdown: H Hour Countdown: H Hour by Tom Kratman (Baen, paperback, $7.99)

It's hostage rescue time once again for Terry Welch's special operations company. But this is turning out to be one of those missions, topped off by having to endure a rifle company of hated competitors supposedly sent along for reinforcement. But then an attack on both companies' home bases leaves families and friends under threat of death and any available support scurrying to defend. Worse, advance team members sent to reconnoiter have been taken hostage as well. Welch knows there's only one solution: do whatever it takes. 


See more August Science Fiction releases
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Sweet Talk Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood (Dutton, hardcover, $26.95)

Olivia MacKenzie has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and has reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, agent Grayson Kincaid's partner is furious. Olivia isn't intimidated because she's something even scarier than FBI . . . she's IRS. She's on the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, but after she asks questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered. Smart enough to know when to call for reinforcements, she contacts Grayson Kincaid. Together they make an excellent team. 


The Inn at Rose Harbor The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 8/14/12, *Signed Copies Available*)
Coping with the death of her husband, Jo Marie Rose purchases a local bed-and-breakfast, ready to begin her life anew. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother's wedding. Back for the first time in 20 years, she almost wishes she hadn't come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past.
See more August Romance releases
Children's & Young Adult
Frankenstein Frankenstein by Ludworst Bemonster (Feiwel & Friends, hardcover, $14.99)

This laugh-out-loud funny and devilish send-up of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline is for little monsters everywhere. Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle. He can frighten anything -- animals, parents, even rocks. Until one night, Miss Devel wakes up and runs downstairs to find that Frankenstein has lost his head! 


Where Things Come Back Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum, paperback, $8.99)

In the summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, his cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and most troubling of all, his 15-year-old brother suddenly and inexplicably disappears. Meanwhile, a young missionary's disillusion in Africa prompts a frantic search for meaning that has far-reaching consequences. As distant as the two stories initially seem, they are woven together through masterful plotting and merge in a surprising and harrowing climax.

Throne of Glass Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury, hardcover, $17.99)

18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is offered her freedom on one condition: she must act as Prince Dorian's champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.  Things get interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her . . . but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then contestants start turning up dead. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? 


Nevermore Nevermore by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $17.99)
One last chance...for Max, Fang, and Dylan...before it all ends. Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming. The final book in the Maximum Ride series.

See more August Juvenile Fiction releases
See more August Juvenile Nonfiction releases
Thanks for your continued patronage!

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
P: 864-675-0540 
The Casual Vacancy on sale September 27th!
The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling's first book for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $35.00), will be released on September 27th!


When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is seemingly an English idyll, but it's not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.


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2012 SIBA Book Award Winners
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond
Children's Winner
The New Southern Garden Cookbook
Cookbook Winner
Iron House
Fiction Winner
Lions of the West
Nonfiction Winner
Abandoned Quarry
Poetry Winner
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact
Young Adult Winner
Children's Storytime Volunteer Wanted
We're currently looking for a volunteer to help with our weekly children's storytime. At a specified time each week, the volunteer would read picture books to any children who attend, as well as pass out coloring pages and various other activities related to the stories read that day. Storytime currently occurs every Thursday morning at 10:30am, but the day and time can be adjusted after September to suit the volunteer's schedule. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us for more information, by emailing or by calling 864-675-0540.
August 9th is Art Appreciation Day
A Ball for Daisy
Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor
Steal Like an Artist
Shark: A Visual History
Hammerhead Shark Bookmark
Demon Fish
The Big Book of Sharks
Julia Child's 
100th Birthday is August 15th
A Covert Affair
Biscuit Goes to School
Marley Goes to School
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Fancy Nancy: Jojo's First Day Jitters
Mittens at School
August 24-26th:
The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina
Joy in the Morning
Doughnuts for Amy
Murder Deja Vu
Polly Iyer
Call of a Coward
No Wake Zone
The Fiction Addiction Book Club is being revamped! We will be meeting on the third Tuesday of each month* at Fiction Addiction. Here are some of the perks our members will enjoy:
* 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 book club books from Fiction Addiction; you can preview the club agreement here. For more information, visit our Book Club web page, email us at, or call us at 864-675-0540.
Here are the books we have chosen for upcoming meetings:
What Alice Forgot
September 18th
October 16th
November 13th*
(*Please note that November's meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday due to the holidays.)
Ordinary Thunderstorms
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels & Tractor Wheels
State of Wonder
Winged Obsession
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!
The Light Between Oceans
Tigers in Red Weather
In the Shadow of the Banyan
The Dog Stars
A Foreign Country
At the Movies
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Bourne Legacy
Little Free Library in Greenville
Greenville Little Free Library
There was an article in USA Today earlier this year about the growing popularity of Little Free Libraries -- miniature buildings placed on lawns and filled with books for people to take for free, though borrowers are asked (but not required) to return a book. Greenville now has its own Little Free Library at the home of Don and Elissa Hudson on West Park Avenue.
Thanks to our friends at The Cook's Station for helping us advertise our Book Your Lunch events! In exchange, please check out their 
Girls Night Out Cooking Class: Tues., August 7, 6-8pm, $40
Kids Summer Camp: Cook Outside "The Box": Wed., August 8, 9-11am, $30
"Breads" Hands-On Baking Class: Thurs., August 9th, 6-8pm, $40
Uncorked Wine & Tapas Tasting: Tues., August 14, 6-8pm, $30
Hands-On Sushi II Class: Thurs., August 16, 6-8pm, $40
TD Saturday Market Free Cooking Demo: Sat., August 25, 10:30am @ The Saturday Market
Professional Knife Sharpening Service: Mon., August 27, prices vary by knife type
For more information, visit The Cook's Station online.
Fiction Addiction customer Carl Roberts and son have just opened a new craft beer store in Simpsonville, Crafted. Stock up on beer for your televised sports parties, holiday gatherings, and gifts for the beer lovers in your life. You can visit the Crafted website for more information on new arrivals and beer tasting events.
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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