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Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on Pinterest www.fiction-addiction.comNovember 2012
Dear Fiction Addiction Customer,   

I admit to being a little biased, but I think books make great gifts for the holidays! Plus, they are really easy to wrap :) 
Not sure what books to purchase or put on your wish list? Check out our 2012 holiday catalog for some great suggestions! View our in-stock catalog titles, or stop by the store and pick up a print copy.

Or if you have a gadget geek on your shopping list, consider one of the Kobo e-readers we are now selling (more info below)!

Fiction Addiction is selling Kobo eReaders & eBooks!


Kobo Glo Fiction Addiction is now selling two Kobo eReaders: the Kobo Mini ($79.99) and the Kobo Glo ($129.99). Each device you buy from us will automatically be linked to Fiction Addiction and each Kobo eBook you purchase through your Kobo eReader will support the store. Our eReaders are in stock (along with accessories) and we are happy to demo them for you.


Or if you read through an app on your iPad or phone, you can create a Kobo account that is affiliated with our store, download the Kobo app, and then every eBook you purchase through your affiliated Kobo account will support Fiction Addiction (at no additional cost to you).


Black Kobo Glo Sleep Cover Case We understand the reasons that eBooks have become so popular, and we are happy to be able to provide and eBook solution for our customers, but we hope that, like us, you also value the physical book. We would never want to talk you out of a physical book purchase, but if you are already planning to purchase a title electronically, please stop by and try out our Kobo eReaders. Your eBook support will help us continue a physical space where Greenvillians can browse new releases, discuss their favorite books and authors, and mingle with other readers.


For more information on our partnership with Kobo, please click here.


Signed Books

Are you interested in collecting signed books? Know someone who is? Fiction Addiction has a Signed First Editions Club! Members receive a new signed first edition book each month (must purchase at least 10 of the 12 books offered, preview the club agreement here), as well as first notice of any other signed first editions we receive from publishers. We also accept gift subscriptions! This makes the perfect gift for book lovers and collecters. These are the picks for the first quarter of 2013 (prices subject to change by publisher):


The Intercept
January 2013 hardcover, $27.99
The Accursed
March 2013 hardcover, $27.99
Here I Go Again
February 2013 hardcover, $25.95


Browse our entire selection of signed books


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.


Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers Saturday, November 10th, 11am-2pm: Mindy Friddle Signing @ The Barkery Bistro

South Carolina author Mindy Friddle will be signing copies of Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers (Hub City Press, paperback, $19.95), a collection of essays about dogs by South Carolina writers that includes her story about her beloved dog, Otto. The event will be held at The Barkery Bistro's new location (2123 B August St.). Bring your canine companions with you to meet Otto and the Barkery Bistro Boys, Bently and Duncan, and try their delicious all-natural and gourmet dog treats.


The Shortest Way Home Book Your Lunch with Juliette Fay: Wednesday, November 14th, 12pm @ Thornblade Club, $25

Women's fiction author Juliette Fay gives us a novel full of humor and hope for finding yourself where least expected with The Shortest Way Home (Penguin Books, paperback, $15.00). Discover with burned-out nurse Sean Doran how the bonds of love and loyalty may just be able to rewrite what he once thought he knew about his purpose in life. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Weight of Mercy Book Your Lunch with Deb Richardson-Moore: Thursday, November 15th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

Pastor of Triune Mercy Center, a non-denominational mission church that ministers with and alongside the homeless in downtown Greenville, Deb Richardson-Moore knows that ministry can be messy, complicated, and bewildering. In The Weight of Mercy (Monarch Books, paperback, $13.99), she weaves a story that is difficult to forget, with a radical version of what the Christian church could look like if it truly lived out Christ's command to welcome the stranger. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Being a Janitor Thursday, November 15th, 4-6pm: Danny P. Barbare In-Store Signing

South Carolina poet Danny P. Barbare will be signing copies of his new poetry collection, Being a Janitor (paperback, $14.00), at Fiction Addiction. He writes about his daily activity of being a janitor. But it is not merely about the task at hand; it also includes advice and hints about life as a whole, unique to the poet's point of view.


Don't Ever Get Old Thursday, November 15th, 7:30pm: Daniel Friedman Talk & Signing @ Temple of Israel

In celebration of Jewish Book Month, Daniel Friedman, who has been called "the Jewish Elmore Leonard" by Andrew Shaffer, will be discussing and signing his debut novel, Don't Ever Get Old (Minotaur, hardcover, $24.99), at Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Dr.). The book chronicles the adventures of 87-year-old retired Jewish cop Buck Schatz and his frat-boy grandson on their suspenseful and often hilarious quest to recover a stash of Nazi Gold. This event is free and open to the public and includes a dessert reception. For more information, call 864-292-1782 or click here.


My Bookstore Saturday, November 17th, 2-4pm: Mindy Friddle & Jill Hendrix In-Store Signing

South Carolina author Mindy Friddle and Fiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix will be signing copies of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Black Dog & Leventhal, hardcover, $23.95, on sale 11/13/12), a collection of essays written by great authors about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years, including Mindy's essay about Fiction Addiction. We challenge customers to visit as many stores in the book as possible and get every article signed! 


Fingerprints of You Book Talk with Kristen-Paige Madonia: Thursday, November 29th, 7pm, $5*

Award-winning author Kristen-Paige Madonia will be discussing and signing her debut young adult novel, Fingerprints of You (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $16.99), at Fiction Addiction. This book deals with the difficulties of teenaged Lemon -- life with non-maternal Stella, lack of a father, and her newly confirmed pregnancy. *Tickets are $5 but can be redeemed for $5 off any merchandise purchased that evening. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking Book Your Lunch with Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart: Friday, November 30th, 12pm @ Soby's, $25

Renowned Southern cooking show personalities and authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart have teamed up again to bring us Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $45.00), a comprehensive cookbook and guide to all things related to Southern food, and a Fall 2012 SIBA Okra Pick. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club:

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

Thursday, December 6th, 7pm @ 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 (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.). From October to December, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond (William Morrow, hardcover, $29.99).


Beginning in January 2013, we will be combining both clubs and meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at Fiction Addiction, when we will begin cooking from and discussing Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00). 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.


The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina Saturday, December 8th, 1-3pm: Melinda Long In-Store Party & Signing

Christmas time is here at last! To celebrate, Greenville author Melinda Long will be signing copies of her picture book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95), at Fiction Addiction. Laura is experiencing a South Carolina Christmas for the first time. Kids will love exploring this magical southern state with her. This event is free, and we will be serving Christmas-themed refreshments.  


Swimming with Serpents Book Your Lunch with Sharman Burson Ramsey: Tuesday, December 11th, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto, $25
In Swimming With Serpents (Mercer University, hardcover, $26.00), debut Southern author Sharman Burson Ramsey gives us a novel of love, conflict, and redemption during the Creek War. According to Cassandra King, author of The Same Sweet Girls, "Swimming with Serpents is an astonishing accomplishment, a debut novel of historical importance that is not only a riveting page-turner but also beautifully written. Keep your eye on Sharman Ramsey, an exciting new voice in Southern fiction." You can purchase tickets online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Signs of Struggle Saturday, December 15th, 4-6pm: John Carenen In-Store Launch Party & Signing
South Carolina mystery author John Carenen will be signing copies of his new novel, Signs of Struggle (Neverland Publishing, paperback, $16.95), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. When Thomas O'Shea decided to help a woman screaming bloody murder while running down the road, he never imagined what kind of a mystery he'd stumble upon, or that there would be so many people intent on stopping him from solving it. This event is open to the public, and we will be serving light refreshments.
Children's Storytime
Splat Says Thank You Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during November:
1st: Mr. Zinger's Hat by Cary Fagan (Tundra Books, hardcover, $19.99)
8th: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems (Balzer & Bray, hardcover, $17.99)
15th: Splat Says Thank You by Rob Scotton (HarperCollins, hardcover, $16.99)
22nd: Fiction Addiction will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
29th: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer (Atheneum, hardcover, $17.99)


Customer Pick of the Month


Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth (Atria Books, paperback, $15.00)
This novel takes you back to your childhood, when you knew some "wacky and different" people, especially in a small town. This story is about that small town life in Florida (1962). It just sizzles with humor, and five delightful folks trying to make a difference in their own lives. The author  leads you down a path full of wonder, crazy situations and lots of laugh. A great read for any time that you need something to laugh about.
-Bill W., Fiction Addiction customer


Bill & Amy Hill Hearth
Bill got to meet Amy Hill Hearth at her book signing at Fiction Addiction.


Volunteer Picks


The Boy in the Snow The Boy in the Snow by M.J. McGrath (The Viking Press, hardcover, $25.95)

Highly recommended for fans of Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series. An interesting view of the life of Inuits even farther north than Alaska. Another strong heroine who has a troubled past but tries to do what she can to make things right. I will definitely read the first book in the series, White Heat, to learn more about what drives Edie Kiglatuk. A December 2012 Indie Next pick.

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer 


Scorched Scorched by Laura Griffin (Pocket, paperback, $7.99)

I think this is the best book in Griffin's Tracers series. The pace is extremely fast, and the new characters are enjoyable in their lack of perfection. The plot of domestic terrorism and politics is far too believable. Any fan of Laura Griffin or romantic suspense will completely enjoy this book.

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer



The Dark Winter The Dark Winter by David Mark (Blue Rider Press, hardcover, $25.95)
A fantastic debut of a police procedural series that takes place in northern England. Just as Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy seems to be able to put himself in the mind of a killer, David Mark has developed his characters so completely that the reader can almost put himself in the mind of McAvoy as he is connecting dots that no one else even sees. McAvoy may be a gentle giant of a man but he is also determined to get at the truth even if his job is in jeopardy. Luckily, he finds a believer in his boss, another dedicated officer who also is fighting to keep her job.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Store Picks


The Cove The Cove by Ron Rash (Ecco, paperback, $14.99)

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 fiancťe'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. A December 2012 Indie Next pick.

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee,

and Jill Hendrix, store owner 


Ruins Ruins by Orson Scott Card (Simon Pulse, hardcover, $18.99)

After reading Pathfinder, the first book in Orson Scott Card's YA series, it immediately became one of my favorite books. Ruins, the sequel, is just as captivating. Rigg continues his journey with his fellow time-shifters to find out what really happened to the planet Garden at the beginning of its civilization, in order to try to forestall its ending. With Card's masterful handling of moral dilemmas, this is a book that fans of all ages can jump into, and it's a great way to get younger fans interested in the genius of sci-fi storytelling.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


The Shoemaker's Wife The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, hardcover, $26.99, *Signed First Editions Available*)

When Ciro and Enza first meet as teenagers in Italy, they are each in the process of dealing with acute heartbreak. Circumstances conspire to keep them apart, but they each end up searching for a better life in America, without knowing that the other is there. They never forget each other, and their chance encounters over the years leave indelible imprints on their hearts. Filled with vivid descriptions of life in the early 20th century, The Shoemaker's Wife paints a portrait of the immigrant experience that so many readers can relate to in their own family history. 

-Recommended by Nancy Rechtman, store employee


The Shadow Society The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $17.99)

Darcy Jones was abandoned at age 5. She remembers nothing of her past, but as she works on a high school art project she begins drawing fantastical versions of Chicago's skyline that somehow seem familiar. Soon she's drawn into an alternate universe where humans and her kind -- Shades -- are at war, and she's in love with the enemy. I loved this high-octane read and recommend it to fans of The Hunger Games and I Am Number Four. A Fall 2012 Kids' Indie Next pick.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 


Flight Behavior Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins, hardcover, $28.99)

Dellarobia Turnbow is so hungry for a better life that she is willing to throw away the one she has and leaves. But before she reaches her destination, she comes upon a vision so beautiful and mysterious that she takes it as a sign to turn back -- millions of Monarch butterflies have inexplicably migrated to a mountainside in Tennessee instead of Mexico. While experts and fundamentalists clash over the meaning of this phenomenon, Dellarobia gains valuable insight about herself and those she loves. Readers can easily relate to the well-developed characters, even to those with whom they may disagree. I highly recommend this thought-provoking and timely novel for longtime Kingsolver fans, as well as first-time readers. A November 2012 Indie Next pick.

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee 


Every Day Every Day by David Levithan (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)

A wakes up in a different body every day, temporarily taking over that person's life and following one rule: try not to mess anything up. Until the day A wakes up in Justin's body and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon -- then A breaks the self-imposed rule, wanting nothing more than to be with Rhiannon and try to make her see past the changing bodies to the person inside who loves her. A unique, wonderfully written love story that addresses what love really is and what it takes to make it work. A Fall 2012 Kids' Indie Next pick.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


Crewel Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, hardcover, $17.99)

During mandatory school testing, 16-year-old Adelice's long-hidden talent is discovered and her life changes in an instant. She's violently ripped away from her family and trained how to weave time with matter, a skill the government needs to maintain order on Arras. This fast-moving novel can be read on several levels and would be great for a YA bookclub discussion group.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 


The Future of Us The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler (Razorbill, paperback, $9.99)
When Emma loads a free AOL CD-ROM on her new computer in 1996, she gets a surprise: instead of the AOL login page, she's sent to her Facebook page from 15 years in the future. At first, she and her best friend Josh think it's a joke -- until things they change in 1996 have immediate repercussions on their 2011 Facebook pages. But what happens when one of them is happy with the future and the other one isn't? And is it true that even the tiniest change today can have a huge effect on tomorrow?
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


Silver Linings Flatbook Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (Sarah Crichton Books, paperback, $15.00)

Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months -- rather than four years -- and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their apart time is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner


Upcoming Releases


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


View all November releases!





Divine Vintage Divine Vintage by Joel Butler & Randall Heskett (Palgrave, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 11/13/12)

Wine has been an essential part of Western Civilization's religious and cultural experience for millennia. Now you can explore how wine has significantly influenced the evolution of human society through the lenses of historical fact and the interpretation of Biblical texts about wine, and discover the truth behind how wine infiltrated the Biblical world and facts that any wine lover, history buff, or spiritually inclined person will find intriguing. Divine Vintage also takes a close look at wines made with ancient techniques, and guides readers on how they too can experience "ancient wines" today.


The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $35.00)

Just like the blog of the same name, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. These are recipes you'll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you'll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.


One Dish at a Time One Dish at a Time by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale Press, hardcover, $30.00)

As a member of a large, food-loving Italian family, Valerie Bertinelli has always equated food with good times and togetherness. But at one point her love of food threatened not only her health, but her livelihood as an actress. Now Valerie has made peace with food, giving it a central -- yet considered -- place in her home and family celebrations. Her new book offers an intimate look into the beloved actress's kitchen, along with her insights into the portion control and mindful indulgence she has come to practice while enjoying the pleasures of the table again.


Fifty Shades of Chicken Fifty Shades of Chicken by E.L. Fowler (Clarkson Potter Publishers, hardcover, $19.99, on sale 11/13/12)

Like Anastasia Steele from E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey, Miss Chicken finds herself at the mercy of a dominating man, here a wealthy, sexy, and very hungry chef. Before long, from unbearably slow drizzling to trussing, Miss Chicken discovers the sheer thrill of becoming the main course. This spoof-in-a-cookbook is a parody in three acts -- "The Novice Bird" (easy recipes for roasters), "Falling to Pieces" (parts perfect for weeknight meals), and "Advanced Techniques" (the climax of cooking). With memorable tips and revealing photographs, this book will have you dominating dinner.


See more November Cooking releases



Unbored Unbored by Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen (Bloomsbury, hardcover, $25.00)

With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, this book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching, yet also presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages kids to use their tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate.



See more November Crafts & Hobbies releases



Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers edited by John Lane and Betsy Wakefield Teter (Hub City Press, paperback, $19.95)

Dorothea Benton Frank's dog Henry teaches her about self-righteous indignation every time she leaves on a book tour. Ron Rash learns to appreciate his misanthropic mutt Pepper after he bites his daughter's suitor. For Tommy Hays the dog is something not even a psychic can separate from the family. For some writers, such as Mary Alice Monroe, a Bernese Mountain dog arrives via Swiss Air. For George Singleton, they just wander into his Pickens County yard. In Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers, 25 of the Palmetto State's most beloved authors introduce you to their most memorable dogs. Meet contributor Mindy Friddle and her dog Otto at their book signing at The Barkery Bistro (2123 B Augusta St.) on November 10th!


See more November Pets releases



My Bookstore My Bookstore edited by Ronald Rice (Black Dog & Leventhal, hardcover, $23.95, on sale 11/13/12)

Our greatest authors write about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years. Often it's the author's local store that supported him during the early days of his career, that continues to introduce and hand-sell her work to new readers, and that serves as the anchor for the community in which he lives and works. My Bookstore collects the essays, stories, odes and words of gratitude and praise for stores across the country in 81 pieces written by our most beloved authors. Meet contributor Mindy Friddle at her book signing with Fiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix on November 17th! 


See more November Literary Collection releases



Travels with Epicurus Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein (Penguin Books, hardcover, $20.00)

Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island Hydra to discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the lives of his Greek friends, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein learns to appreciate old age as a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life. He uncovers simple pleasures that are uniquely available late in life, as well as headier pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate. This little treasure is sure to please longtime fans of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and garner new ones, young and old. 


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General Fiction


The Elephant Keepers' Children The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg (Other Press, hardcover, $27.95)

Told from the precocious perspective of 14-year-old Peter, this is a story about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother is an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the (fictional) island of FinÝ, where people of all religious faiths coexist peacefully. Yet, nothing is at it seems. When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst -- has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger? 


Back to Blood Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $30.00)

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay -- with our hero, Officer Nestor Camacho, on board -- Tom Wolfe is off and running headlong into the only city in the world where people from a different country with a different language and a different culture have taken over at the ballot box. This melting pot is full of hard cases who just won't melt, damn it. Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times. Could Miami, with its clash of cultures, be the American city of the future?


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Historical Fiction


The Stockholm Octavo The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann (Ecco, hardcover, $26.99)

In 1791 Stockholm, man of the Town Emil Larsson meets fortune-teller Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, who shares a vision: a golden path that will lead Emil to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision -- if he can find them. When Mrs. Sparrow wins a mysterious folding fan in a card game, the Octavo's deeper powers are revealed. For Emil collecting his eight is now crucial to pulling his country back from the crumbling precipice of rebellion and chaos. A November 2012 Indie Next pick.


Crossing on the Paris Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther (Gallery Books, paperback, $15.00, on sale 11/13/12)

In 1921,the SS Paris leaves Le Havre on her maiden voyage. For three women, this voyage will profoundly change their lives. Traveling first class, elderly Vera Sinclair is reluctantly moving back to Manhattan after 30 wonderful years abroad. In cozy second class, Constance Stone is returning after a failed mission to bring her errant sister home from France. And in the stifling servants' quarters, young Le Havre native Julie Vernet is testing her wings in her first job as she sets out to forge her own future. For all three, in different ways, this transatlantic voyage will be a life-changing journey of the heart. A November 2012 Indie Next pick.


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Mystery & Suspense


The Racketeer The Racketeer by John Grisham (Doubleday, hardcover, $28.95)

Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with federal judge Raymond Fawcett's untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister, former attorney, currently residing at the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. The judge's body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. The FBI would love to know what was in the safe, and Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price. . . .


Merry Christmas, Alex Cross Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $28.99, on sale 11/12/12)

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again -- a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. He risks everything -- and he may not make it back alive. 


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Science Fiction & Fantasy


Carnelians Carnelians by Catherine Asaro (Baen, paperback, $7.99)

As if Kelric, the Skolian Imperator, didn't have enough problems, his own brother has a hit song that calls the traders out as the jerks they are, and pleads for an end to centuries of war. Kelric and his Eubian Trader Empire counterpart Jabriol attempt finally to meet in a public summit and sign a treaty that will save billions of lives and end the millennium-long war. But assassins lurk everywhere, and the baroque old order has no intention of giving up its war-bought privilege and power without a fight to the death. 


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Children's & Young Adult


Abe Lincoln's Dream Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $16.99)

When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; Abe Lincoln's Dream is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator. 


Baby Basics: Words Baby Basics: Words and Numbers by Roger Priddy (Priddy Books, board book, $4.99 each)

From the creator of some of publishing's most successful children's non-fiction books, these stimulating board books will introduce your little learner to a selection of very first key words and numbers from one to ten. There are bright, clear 

Baby Basics: Numbers

pictures of everyday things such as a ball, apple, and more to look at, and simple text labels which help start word/picture association skills and make for easy counting and number identification. Both books feature a soft, padded cover for little hands to touch and hold.


The Thankful Book The Thankful Book by Todd Parr (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $9.99)

Just in time for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bath time to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life's special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year. 


A Fairy Merry Christmas A Fairy Merry Christmas by Julie Andrews (Little, Brown & Co., paperback, $3.99)

It's almost Christmas, and for Geraldine that means it's time for snowflakes, presents, and decorations galore. When her mom suggests that their family exchange homemade gifts this year, Gerry gets to work in her Very Fairy Princess Workshop crafting perfect presents that will show everyone how much she thinks they sparkle. With full-color illustrations throughout, this leveled reader is perfect for Very Fairy Princess fans who are ready to take the next step beyond picture books. 


Return to the Willows Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt & Co., hardcover, $19.99)

Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger are back for more rollicking adventures in Return to the Willows, the sequel to The Wind in the Willows. With lavish illustrations by Clint Young, Jacqueline Kelly masterfully evokes the magic of Kenneth Grahame's beloved children's classic and brings it to life for a whole new generation. 


Children's Book-A-Day Almanac Children's Book-A-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey (Roaring Brook Press, paperback, $19.99)

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book-every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day.


Who Could That Be at This Hour? Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $15.99)

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not have been published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume, and his first authorized autobiographical work.


Insurgent: Collector's Edition Insurgent: Collector's Edition by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, hardcover, $19.99, *Signed Copies Available*)

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration, but war now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. Sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable -- and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. Collector's edition includes 48 pages of bonus content.


Inheritance Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Alfred A. Knopf, paperback, $15.99)

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss to Eragon and his dragon Saphira. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix, and they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. If they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to AlagaŽsia? And if so, at what cost? This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.


Witch & Wizard: The Fire Witch & Wizard: The Fire by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Co., paperback, $9.99)

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop The One's evil rampage. Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. In this stunning climax of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher -- and the consequences will change everything.


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Graphic Novels


Pippi Moves In! Pippi Moves In! by Astrid Lindgren (Drawn + Quarterly, hardcover, $14.95)

The outspoken strong-girl with the carrot-colored pigtails and the mismatched socks has enthralled generations of children the world over with her fabulous exploits at Villa Villekulla, where she lives with her horse and monkey. The comics are re-imaginings of the classic chapter book stories. The comics spotlight both Lindgren's brilliant writing and Danish illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman's bold bright colors that seem presciently and eerily modern.



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is on sale
November 15th!
Down Bohicket Road
We know many of our customers are fans of South Carolina artist Mary Whyte, so we wanted to be sure you know about her new book, Down Bohicket Road (USC Press, hc, $49.95; pb, $29.95, on sale 11/15/12), which includes two decades' worth of watercolors depicting a select group of Gullah Women on Johns Island, SC, and their stories. Pre-order your copy today!
You can meet Ms. Whyte and hear about her work at her Book Your Lunch event on December 18th!
Backyard Birds
Cat Naps
Dog Dreams
Country Gardens
Into the Fire
Hero Dogs
Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops
Kimberly's Flight
Sarah Gives Thanks
The Thankful Book
Balloons over Broadway
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook
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Skippyjon Jones: Cirque de Ole
Carnival of Souls
The Casual Vacancy
The Racketeer
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
Iron House
Bird by Bird
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares
Writing Great Books for Young Adults
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
2013 Guide to Literary Agents
The Art Forger
The Twelve
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
Leon & Louise
Rules of Civility
The Night Circus
Man in the Blue Moon
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
Grimms' Fairy Tales were first published in 1812
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
The Fairy-Tale Princess
The Grimm Legacy
Death's Apprentice
Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
is December 1st
Bring in your children to browse our great children's room!
Can You Growl Like a Bear?
How I Became a Pirate
The Big Something
Of Giants and Ice
Are You a Cow?
Babies & Toddlers
Darth Vader and Son
Picture Books
Helen's Big World
Star Wars Origami
Activity Books
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
Early Readers
The False Prince
Middle Readers
Summer and Bird
Where Things Come Back
Award Winners
South Carolina Arbor Day is December 7th
The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers
Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden
Eat Your Yard
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Series premiere
Tuesday, November 13th @ 9:00pm on
the History Channel
At the movies
Wreck-It Ralph: The Junior Novelization
Team of Rivals
Breaking Dawn
Anna Karenina
Life of Pi
Rise of the Guardians: Movie Novelization
Silver Linings Playbook
in theaters
December 14th
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Official Movie Guide
The Hobbit
Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings boxed set
More Holiday Gift Ideas
Oh No! Not Again!
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
The Round House
The Time Keeper
Emrys will host another $5 Second Sunday workshop on Sunday, November 11th, from 2-4pm at the Bobby Pearse Community Center. Join popular instructor Sue Inman for a two-hour course designed to re-energize your writing. No pre-registration necessary; pay at the door. For more information, click here.
South Carolina Academy of Authors 2013 Induction Ceremony and Reception
SC Academy of Authors
The Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors is holding an induction ceremony and reception honoring Jack Bass, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, and Eugene Robinson on Saturday, April 27th, 2013, at 6:00pm at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in Columbia, SC. Cost is $35 per person, and space is limited to the first 100 paid registrants. For more information or to make reservations, please click here.
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