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Kobo Arc In addition to the Kobo Glo and Mini eReaders, we are now also selling the Kobo Arc tablet! Prices start at $199.99 for 16 GB.
With its exclusive Tapestries interface, the Kobo Arc makes it easier than ever to organize your books, music, movies, and apps. And because Kobo Arc truly gets to know you -- the real you and not just your purchase history -- Tapestries can recommend new content that you'll actually find interesting. With technical specs like a 7" 1280x800 HD display with 215 ppi, a blazingly quick 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor and 1 GB of low-power RAM, built-in front-facing speakers, and a front-facing 720p HD resolution camera, the Kobo Arc is a tablet that will fit your lifestyle. 
Ruby Snapback Also, just in time for Valentine's Day, we're having a sale on our Kobo Mini eReader -- through February 14th, purchase a Kobo Mini eReader for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) and receive a FREE Ruby Snapback case for your new Mini (regularly $19.99)!
February 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.


 Barefoot Contessa Foolproof Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club:
Mon., February 11th, 6:30pm @ The Barker Bar
Thurs., February 21st,* 7pm @ Fiction Addiction
Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs meet the second week of every month, on Monday at The Barker Bar in Travelers Rest (226 S. Main St.) and on Thursday* at Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.). From January to March, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00).


*Please note that the Fiction Addiction club will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday, February 21st.
If you're interested in joining either of our cookbook clubs, 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. 


Breathless Reads Breathless Reads YA Talk & Signing: Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $15*

*Please note that this event has been MOVED to Fiction Addiction!*

New York Times bestselling YA author Beth Revis (author of Across the UniverseA Million Suns, and her new book Shades of Earth) and debut Breathless Reads authors Fiona Paul (author of Venom), Morgan Rhodes (author of Falling Kingdoms), Elizabeth Richards(author of Black City), and Jessica Spotswood (author of Born Wicked) will be discussing and signing their new young adult books at Holland Park Church (1131 Holland Rd., Simpsonville). Each attendee is encouraged to submit a question to us that they would like any or all of the authors to answer. The moderator will select from the submitted questions as well as ask some of his or her own. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets today, either online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.
*General Tickets are $15 each; each ticket can be redeemed for $15 off any of the featured authors' books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. VIP Tickets are $50 each; each VIP ticket can be redeemed for $50 off any of the featured authors' books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event, as well as reserved front-row seating and a spot at the front of the signing line.


Daybreak Book Your Lunch with Shelley Shepard Gray: Monday, February 18th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

In Daybreak, the first book in the new Days of Redemption series from Shelley Shepard Gray (Avon Inspire, paperback, $12.99, on sale 2/12/13), we meet the Keims, a close-knit Amish family whose many dark secrets are about to be exposed. This exciting new series from beloved author of Amish romance Shelley Shepard Gray delves into the workings of three generations of an Amish family, where nothing is as perfect as it seems. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Pirate Tales & Musical Trails Book Your Lunch with Jean Hunt: Wednesday, February 27th, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto, $25

Greenville children's author Jean Hunt has written the third book in the continuing story of adventurous pals Mattie and Bogie, Pirate Tales and Musical Trails: Bogey, Mattie and Tucker Discover Hidden Treasure (United Writers Press, paperback, $15.00). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540. 


The Union Street Bakery Friday, March 8th, 3-5pm: Mary Ellen Taylor In-Store Signing

Southern author Mary Ellen Taylor will be signing copies of her women's fiction novel, The Union Street Bakery (Berkley, paperback, $15.00) at Fiction Addiction. Adopted Daisy McCrae has lost her job and her boyfriend and is now living in the attic above her family's store, which is in serious hardship itself. When a customer passes away and leaves Daisy a journal written by a slave girl named Susie, Daisy starts to look into the past of her family and town and find answers she's always longed for.


Glow Book Your Lunch with Jessica Maria Tuccelli: Wednesday, March 9th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

Jessica Maria Tuccelli reveals deep insight into the ties that bind people together across immeasurable hardships and distances in her debut novel, Glow (Penguin, paperback, $16.00 on sale 2/26/13). "Fans of The Help, this one's for you: A tale of ghosts, slavery, racism and redemption wrapped up in an epic testament to the power of maternal love." (Ladies Home Journal) Tickets can be purchase online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Tales of Barnacle Bill Saturday, March 9th, 2-4pm: Barnacle Bill Bedlam In-Store Signing

North Carolina author Barnacle Bill Bedlam will be signing copies of his debut children's novel, The Tales of Barnacle Bill: Pirates, Poets and Pretty Maids All in a Row (CreateSpace, paperback, $8.99), at Fiction Addiction. A young lad seeking eternal youth sets out on an adventure searching for pirates . . . but he finds much more. Mystically spun back in time, he awakens to find himself a stowaway aboard a notorious pirate vessel.


Monday, March 11th, 6:30pm @ The Barker Bar
Thurs., March 14th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction
Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs meet the second week of every month, on Monday at The Barker Bar in Travelers Rest (226 S. Main St.) and on Thursday at Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.). From January to March, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00).
If you're interested in joining either of our cookbook clubs, 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.
Children's Storytime
Perfectly Percy Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles in February:
7th: Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons (Putnam, hardcover, $16.99)
14th: Who Needs Love? by Elisa Primavera (Robin Corey Books, hardcover, $16.99)
21st: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (Puffin, paperback, $6.99)
28th: Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid (HarperCollins, hardcover, $17.99)


What Local Authors Are Reading


If you're a local author, and you would like to let our readers know what you've enjoyed reading lately, please email us your recommendation at
The Hour of Peril
The Hour of Peril: The Untold Story of the Baltimore Plot of 1861 by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $26.99)
A well-written, engaging book by an Edgar Award-winning author, full of anecdotes, short quotes from contemporary sources, and backstories that interweave four strands of little-known American history: Allan Pinkerton, America's original "private eye;" that critical period between Lincoln's election and his inauguration; Abraham Lincoln dealing with the crisis before he had the power of office; and the plot to assassinate him 
before he took office on 4 March 1861. Recommended for anyone fascinated by American history. A February Jim McFarlane
2013 Indie Next Pick. 
-Recommended by Jim McFarlane,
author of Penelope


Volunteer Picks


Indiscretion Indiscretion by Charles Dubow (William Morrow, hardcover, $25.99)

A happily married couple blessed with looks, money, and success has their idyllic life derailed after befriending a young woman. A lifetime friend's narrative peels away the characters' flaws until you see the most basic human emotions: The desire of youth for instant gratification, the ease of drifting into an affair and thinking it will be a separate part of your "real" life, the inability to forgive, and obsessive love. The book is concise and fast paced; you are continually absorbed by the story and the agony of hindsight and regrets. Sad, but I really liked it. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 


Snow White Must Die
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99)

The body of a young woman is found and the convicted killer of two young girls returns home after 10 years in prison. Nothing is as it seems as neighbor turns against neighbor in the small town, and dark secrets from the past are slowly revealed by the diligent work of two police detectives who fear they have not done enough to save lives. A must read for anyone who loves character driven mysteries. Filled with enough twists and turns and motives and means to keep you guessing to the very end about who did what to whom. A January 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer 


Slated Slated by Teri Terry (Nancy Paulsen Books, hardcover, $17.99)

When the government catches a terrorist, they are slated -- every memory and personality trait erased, removing the threat and allowing them to become productive members of society. 16-year-old Slated Kayla is trying to reintegrate into society, but she can't help but notice that anyone who speaks out against the government are disappearing. Could slating have become a citizen's worst nightmare? In Terri Terry's new YA novel, the reader will be asked: What would you be willing to give up in order to save the world as you know it?

-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer

(seconded by Melissa Oates, store employee)


Cover of Snow Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine Books, hardcover, $26.00)

Cover of Snow is a very enjoyable debut suspense novel. The plot centers on Nora, whose policeman husband has just committed suicide  We tend to think of corruption in large governments and organizations, but this book shows how a small insular community is the perfect setting for such evil to flourish. The characters are well developed and their emotions are very real. Recommended for fans of Lisa Gardner. A January 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 


The Expats The Expats by Chris Pavone (Broadway, paperback, $15.00)

A sophisticated, clever, and at times hilarious modern day spy thriller with deceptions within deceptions, cons within cons, and FBI, CIA, and Interpol involvement. The espionage genre will never be the same with Kate Moore -- Expat, wife, and above all else a mother -- as it's heroine. It will keep you surprised up to the very last page. A February 2013  Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer 


Redshirts Redshirts by John Scalzi (Tor Books, paperback, $14.99)

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, store reader 


The Ambassador's Daughter The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff (MIRA, paperback, $14.95)

This is a heart-wrenching saga of life for the Germans after WWI. Margot is sixteen when her sweetheart enlists in a war the Germans have been told they will win in "a few weeks". At the close of the war, Margot's father is an emissary for the Germans at the treaty negotiation, and she becomes involved with new friends who are anything but above board. Add to this a fiance who is back from the dead and a shell of his former self, and a new interest in a former German naval officer. Any fan of historical fiction will completely enjoy this book and Margot's coming-of-age story.

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 


Bear is Broken Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press, hardcover, $24.00)

Bear is Broken is an insightful look into the sometimes questionable world of criminal defense as well as an intriguing, twisting, debut thriller about brothers, lawyers, murder, and families. I am looking forward to the next installment of Leo Maxwell's adventures as a newly minted attorney.

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer 


The False Prince The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic, paperback, $6.99)

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

-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer 


Southern Fried Lies Southern Fried Lies by Susan Cozart Snowden (Archer Hill Publishing, paperback, $16.95)

The well-to-do Claiborne family in Atlanta have perfected their image right down to the special Christmas candies ordered from England. But reality contains an underachieving older brother, a chubby younger sister, a wild younger brother, and Sarah, an intellectual tomboy. Sarah's mother cannot cope with adversity, and as her perfect family begins to unravel, so does she, and Sarah is the unfortunate target for most of her mom's anger. Any southern woman would adore this book and be reminded of at least one relative, if not more.

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 


Aloha, Lady Blue Aloha, Lady Blue by Charley Memminger (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99)
Aloha, Lady Blue is a smart, funny mystery that introduces Stryker McBride, a kind of modern day Travis McGee living in Hawaii instead of Florida. It is very fitting that McBride, an unemployed ex-investigative reporter, lives on a houseboat that he has named The Travis McGee. I loved the dialogue, the story, the quirky characters, and the exotic backdrop. Charley Memminger knows Hawaii, and he knows how to keep you entertained from the first page to the last.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


February's Staff Picks


Shades of Earth Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Razorbill, hardcover, $18.99)

After being awoken from her cryogenically frozen state earlier than intended and thrust into the life and politics of a generation starship, Amy and the ship's leader, Elder, have discovered that they've already arrived at their new planet. After making the decision to inhabit Centauri-Earth, the colonists now have to contend with the newly-revived Earthborn frozens and the monsters the shipborns were warned of -- but first they have to determine who the monsters are. A satisfying conclusion to the Across the Universe trilogy. Meet the author at our Breathless Reads event on February 12th! 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


Born Wicked Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (Speak, paperback, $9.99)

Cate Cahill and her sisters are witches. They've spent their lives trying their best to hide this fact, especially from the Brotherhoood. Cate can't stand it, but what can she do? Then she discovers a prophecy set to come to fruition before the turn of the 20th century, of which the three Cahill girls could very well be the subject, and Cate is even more desperate to make sure her sisters are safe -- even if that means sacrificing her own happiness. Romance and magic make this a great book for the romantic teen reader. Meet the author at our Breathless Reads event on February 12th! 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


Venom Venom by Fiona Paul (Philomel, hardcover, $17.99)

A murder mystery with a side of illicit romance -- or perhaps that should be the other way around? After noble-born Cass and artist Falco are thrown together to solve a murder in Renaissance Venice, things get complicated when Cass discovers Falco's secret midnight business and begins to think that he may be the killer they're looking for . . . after they've fallen in love. While there's no magic involved in Cass and Falco's relationship, or their quest to find a killerwho may be after Cass next, this story is magical all the same. An impressive debut. Meet the author at our Breathless Reads event on February 12th! 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


The Age of Miracles The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House, paperback, $15.00)

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 story is told from the view of Julia, an ordinary Californian girl, as she and her family try to cope with their uncertain times. The Age of Miracles is a great bookclub book by a  brilliant new writer. A January 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 


Scarlet Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends, hardcover, $17.99)

In the second book in Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing, and the people who took her seem to think she's hiding something. When street fighter Wolf shows up and says he knows who's behind the kidnapping, Scarlet feels she has no choice but to follow him despite her mistrust. Another fast-paced futuristic story that has everything you could want from a fairy tale -- action, great characters, and a little romance. And of course you find out what Lunar cyborg Cinder's up to, as well. I can't wait for the next one!

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


Bossypants Bossypants by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur Books, paperback, $8.99)

From stories about her birth being a "wonderful surprise" eight years after her brother was born to explaining that most women know they've entered womanhood because "some dude did something nasty to them," from brown-haired girls trying to survive in a world filled with "yellow-haired" girls to the male vs. female days at SNL, I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. The more serious undercurrent throughout the book is how difficult it can be for a talented female to succeed in a man's world. The great thing for us is that Tina Fey not only succeeded, but has flourished in that world.

-Recommended by Nancy Rechtman, store employee 


The Promise of Stardust The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley (William Morrow, paperback, $15.99)

Neurosurgeon Matt Beaulieu's wife, Elle, has suffered irreparable brain damage after a fall, and everyone knows that dying slowly and painfully, like her mother, is her greatest fear. Matt is ready to pull the plug on her life support . . . until he finds out she's pregnant. She wanted a baby desperately, but is it worth drawing out her death? And can he convince the rest of their family that she would do anything for a baby? Navigating flawlessly between the hospital, the courtroom, and the back story, this emotional novel is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


Little Wolves Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman (Soho Press, hardcover, $25.00) 

Set in the farmland of the Minnesota prairie in the late 80s, the reader follows Grizz, a grief-stricken father, who is trying to understand why his teenage son would commit a shocking crime; and Clara, the boy's teacher and the new pastor's wife, who is searching for the truth about the mother she's never known. The dark secrets they uncover converge as neither of them could have imagined. Maltman artfully intertwines folklore and mythology to set the atmosphere for this gripping, literary, page-turning murder mystery. A January 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee


Everbound Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99)

Now that Nikki Beckett's boyfriend Jack has taken her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath, Nikki has a new mission -- to save Jack, no matter what, even if it means teaming up with Cole, the Everliving who seduced her away from the surface in the first place and still wants to take her back with him forever. Incorporating more familiar myths and putting a new spin on them, this sequel to Everneath is everything I wanted it to be after loving the first book so much.


-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 


Serendipity & Me Serendipity & Me

by Judith Roth (The Viking Press, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 2/7/13)


In this touching middle-grade verse novel, Sara's campaign to convince her dad to let her adopt an abandoned kitten acts to bring the two together to finally begin to heal from the grief of her mother's death several years before.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 



One Came Home One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)
When Georgie Burkhardt's excessive honesty pushes her sister Agatha to run away, Georgie starts to feel a twinge of guilt that turns into a mountain of guilt when the sheriff comes back with a body wearing Agatha's dress. But Georgie feels that her sister has to be alive, and she sets out to prove it, tracing Agatha's path and digging up every piece of evidence she can find. It becomes a journey filled with mystery, unpleasant surprises, bad guys, and self discovery that Georgie never bargained for. Readers will identify with Georgie as they witness her growing up in this historical coming-of-age novel.
-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


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


View all February releases! 





Buddhist Boot Camp Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye (HarperOne, hardcover, $12.99, on sale 2/19/13)

If you found our 2012 store bestseller, The Weight of Mercy, inspiring then your next read should be Buddhist Boot Camp. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." As long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Buddhism is about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp! 


See more February Self-Help releases 



Regional Fiction


Moon Over Edisto Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart (Thomas Nelson, paperback, $15.99)

Marney, recently widowed, has lung cancer. There's no other family to care for the children while she's in the hospital following surgery. Julia loathes Marney. But if she doesn't step in, her own mother -- who has never gotten over the divorce that Marney caused -- will be called upon to take care of the children. So she heads to Edisto, SC, to keep the peace, where she begins to reconnect with the place and the people she's been running from her whole adult life, including the siblings she's never known, one of whom is the keeper of a secretthat just might bind-up Julia's long-since shattered heart.



General & Christian Fiction


Daybreak Daybreak by Shelley Shepard Gray (Avon Inspire, paperback, $12.99, on sale 2/12/13)

When Ed surprises his father with a visit to the retirement home where Viola Keim works, Viola and Ed both discover an attraction they never expected. But choosing Ed would mean leaving her family behind. Her twin sister is going blind and will need someone to care for her all her life. Her family is reeling with the recent discovery that her grandmother hid her past as an Englischer. Her father seems forgetful and distracted -- and to be harboring some secrets of his own. 

Does Viola dare leave them all behind and forge her own life? Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on February 18th! 


The Dinner The Dinner by Herman Koch (Hogarth, hardcover, $24.00, on sale 2/12/13)

Two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act. When the conversation finally touches on their children, civility and friendship disintegrate, and each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. A February 2013 Indie Next PIck. 


The Lost Saints of Tennessee The Lost Saints of Tennessee by Amy Franklin-Willis (Grove Press, paperback, $15.00)

After Ezekiel Cooper loses his twin brother in a mysterious drowning and his wife to divorce, he makes the decision to leave his hometown of Clayton, TN, in a final attempt to escape his pain. He leaves behind two young daughters and his estranged mother, who reveals her own conflicting view of the Cooper family story. When Zeke finds refuge with his sympathetic cousins in Virginia horse country, Zeke comes to a crossroads where he must decide the fate of his family -- by clinging to the way life was or moving toward what life might be. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick. 


Calling Me Home Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 2/12/13)

Black single mom and hairdresser Dorrie Curtis scarcely hesitates before agreeing to drive her 89-year-old customer Isabelle McAllister from Arlington, TX, to Cincinnati. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. Read the first chapter here


Autobiography of Us

Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss (Henry Holt & Co., hardcover, $25.00)

Coming of age in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena, California, during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on, until one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, when a single act of betrayal changes everything. Decades later, Rebecca's haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her.


The House Girl The House Girl by Tara Conklin (William Morrow, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 2/12/13)

Lina Sparrow must find the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. When Lina discovers Josephine Bell, a house slave who may have painted the iconic works long ascribed to Lu Anne Bell, she thinks a descendant of Josephine's would be the perfect face for the reparations lawsuit -- if Lina can find one. While following the runaway girl's faint paper trail, Lina finds herself questioning her own family history and the secrets that her father has never revealed. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. 


The Beginner's Goodbye The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler (Ballantine Books, paperback, $15.00)

Aaron grew up fending off a sister who constantly wanted to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman, she's like a breath of fresh air. He marries her without hesitation, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually, Aaron discovers that maybe for this beginner there is indeed a way to say goodbye.   


See more February Literary Fiction releases 


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Mystery & Suspense


The Night Ranger The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson (Putnam, hardcover, $27.95, on sale 2/12/13)

Four friends get more than they bargained for when they strike out for adventure in Kenya. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. John Wells is asked to try to find them, but East Africa isn't his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover, and to make things happen, but if he can't find the hostages soon, they'll be dead -- and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.


See more February Thriller releases
Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Daylight War The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett (Del Rey, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 2/12/13)
The demons seek the deaths of two men, both with the potential to become the fabled Deliverer. Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, denies he is the Deliverer at every turn, but the more he tries to be one with the common folk, the more fervently they believe. Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army and proclaimed himself Shar'Dama Ka, the Deliverer. As humanity's enemies rise, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all -- those lurking in the human heart.
See more February Fantasy releases
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Romance & Paranormal Romance

Fair Game Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Ace, paperback, $7.99)

It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son -- and enforcer -- of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. When the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial-killer case, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston to join the investigation. It soon becomes clear that someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights . . .

See more February Romance releases
Children's & Young Adult

Seven Wonders #1: The Colossus Rises Seven Wonders #1: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (HarperCollins, hardcover, $17.99)

Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die. Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years. Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the epic seven-book adventure series Seven Wonders, from master storyteller and bestselling 39 Clues series author Peter Lerangis.  


Ninja Meerkats #1: The Clan of the Scorpion Ninja Meerkats #1: The Clan of the Scorpion by Gareth Jones (Square Fish, paperback, $5.99)

Jet Flashfeet, Chuck Cobracrusher, Donnie Dragonjab, and Bruce Willowhammer . . . Together they are The Clan of the ScorpionArmed to the teeth with ninja know-how, this ultimate fighting force has one goal -- to thwart the evil Ringmaster's plans for world domination. Ninja-Boom! A tiger is missing from Hong Kong Zoo. When the meerkats find a clown-shaped Clue in the Poo at the zoo, it can only mean one thing: the Ringmaster and his Circus Goons are in town. It's time for the Ninja Meerkats to leap into action!  


The Madman's Daughter The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99)

When 16-year-old Juliet Moreau learns that her father is alive and continuing his gruesome experiments on a remote tropical island, she travels to the island, only to discover that her father has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans, and one of the creatures is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end the dangerous experiments and escape before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius -- and madness -- in her own bloodA Winter 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick. 


Prodigy Prodigy by Marie Lu (Putnam, hardcover, $17.99)
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the Elector Primo dies and his son Anden takes his place. The two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request -- June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she's haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood -- what if the Patriots are wrong? A Winter 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

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I Have a Dream
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