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Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on Pinterest www.fiction-addiction.comMarch 2013
Dear Fiction Addiction customer,

   

Our 2013 lineup of Book Your Lunch events has been off to a great start, and we're excited about our upcoming events! Later this month, The Lee Brothers will be at The Lazy Goat to talk about their brand-new cookbook. And we already have scheduled several more diverse events, including regional fiction, historical fiction, historical nonfiction, and even a Saturday event with a mystery author. Most of these are already up at www.bookyourlunch.com, but stay tuned for more additions in the coming days and weeks.
 
This is a great way to introduce yourself and friends to new authors. We hope to see you at one of these fabulous luncheons!
 
March 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 info@fiction-addiction.com or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

 

A Coat Named Mr. Spot Saturday, March 9th, 11am-1pm: Beth Lindsay Templeton In-Store Signing

Greenville author Beth Lindsay Templeton will be signing copies of her new children's picture book, A Coat Named Mr. Spot (Avenida Books, paperback, $9.95), at Fiction Addiction. If your child is noticing socioeconomic differences between students, this book will assist you in developing and continuing a conversation for helping your child empathize with classmates who may live in poverty.

 

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.

 

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club

Monday, March 11th, 6:30pm @ The Barker Bar

Thursday, March 14th, 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).
 
If you're interested in joining either of our cookbook clubs, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen Book Your Lunch with The Lee Brothers: Wednesday, March 20th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $65*

In The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, hardcover, $35.00), award-winning cookbook authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee bring to life the cuisine of this vibrant Southern city in a narrative-with-recipes that will resonate with food lovers and cultural explorers wherever they may live. *Note: The $65 ticket price includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.  

 

The Wisdom of Hair Book Your Lunch with Kim Boykin: Wednesday, April 3rd, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto, $25

Kim Boykin brings a powerful new voice to Southern fiction in her debut novel, The Wisdom of Hair (Berkley, paperback, $15). This compelling tale of small-town Southern living is about one young woman's struggle for change amidst impossible odds, and how her quest for love leads her to find friendship, real love, and finally forgiveness. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.  

 

The Epicurious Cookbook Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club

Monday, April 8th, 6:30pm @ The Barker Bar

Thursday, April 11th, 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.).

 

Nigellissima

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing the following cookbooks from April to June:

Travelers Rest club: The Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel (Crown Publishers, paperback, $27.99)

Fiction Addiction club: Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00)
 
If you're interested in joining either of our cookbook clubs, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

Ordinary Grace Book Your Lunch with William Kent Krueger: Saturday, April 13th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $25

Meet William Kent KruegerNew York Times bestselling author of 14 books. His brilliant new novel, Ordinary Grace (Atria, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 3/26/13), begins with a young man, a small town, and a murder in the summer of 1961. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.   

 

Children's Storytime

Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles in March:

 

7th: Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, hardcover, $12.99)

14th: Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling (Cartwheel Books, paperback, $3.99)

21st: Hey, Duck! by Carin Bramsen (Random House, hardcover, $17.99)

28th: Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by John Grogan (HarperCollins, hardcover, $9.99)

 

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 info@fiction-addiction.com.

 

Telling the Bees Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh (Putnam, hardcover, $26.95)

Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh is a well-written, well-plotted character study of an old bee-keeper who comes to regret the life he failed to live. I recommend this unforgettable story, rich in detail,
Jim McFarlane
full of compassion and secrets and surprises with a distinctive voice.  

-Recommended by Jim McFarlane,

author of Penelope

 

March Volunteer Picks

 

Ghostman Ghostman 
by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $24.95, *Signed First Editions Available*)
Jack Delton, a mastermind professional criminal, takes us on a terrific ride while he tries to find stolen Federal money, keep it from another professional criminal, and stay alive at the same time. It was so fascinating learning about jugmarkers, ghostmen, boxmen, wheelmen, bagmen, etc., that I totally forgot that Delton was a criminal, albeit a likeable one. Delton is a terrific new character who truly carries out a mission impossible. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

Moon Over Edisto Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart (Thomas Nelson, paperback, $15.99)
I love this book! The contrast between New York and Edisto is perfectly portrayed, and you are transported to both places while you read. Burdened by her childhood and betrayal by her best friend, Julia has struggled for years to be happy with her life. However, the hardships have not eliminated her ability to love, and that is the beauty of her story. This book has such a true portrayal of daily life that you cannot help but be drawn in. Any southerner will find this book required reading and be glad it is published in time for beach season.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer

 

The Beggar's OperaThe Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair (Pintail, paperback, $16.00)
The Beggar's Opera introduces us to a once beautiful but crumbling Havana and a cast of wonderful characters, including the sensitive and cunning Inspector Ricardo Ramirez and medical investigator Hector Apiro. The stark picture of life in modern day Cuba adds atmosphere and interest to the complex criminal investigation of the mystery -- the rape and death of an 8-year-old boy. It is a totally captivating debut to a mystery series with unforgettable setting and characters. A must read for fans of Louise Penny. A March 2013 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (HarperCollins, hardcover, $17.99)
Jack and his friends at the Karai Institute are descendants of the royal house of Atlantis, who begin developing super-human abilities at the age of 13, but at a cost: their lives. To save their lives, they have to return the loculus back to Atlantis. But is the Institute really interested in saving their lives, or are they just after the loculus? One thing is certain: the only thing they can rely on is each other. This thrilling new adventure will delight readers and leave them wanting more. I actually like it better than Rick Riordan's books (which for me is saying something!).
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer

 

Defending Jacob Defending Jacob by William Landay (Dell Publishing Co., paperback, $7.99)
I knew from the first time I read about Defending Jacob by William Landay that it was a book I just had to read. But what I didn't know was that it would be a book that I just couldn't put down. It was one of the most compelling legal thrillers I have read in years. And while I usually gloss over comparisons to other works or authors, whoever said that reading Defending Jacob was the same incredible experience as reading Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow for the first time hit the nail on the head.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

The Burning AirThe Burning Air by Erin Kelly (Pamela Dorman Books, hardcover, $26.95)
The Burning Air is an elegantly written, sophisticated tale of a sick, twisted, but brilliant individual who believes he has been deeply wronged and plots to exact a cruel, calculated and ingenious vengeance. It is just the kind of psychological thriller I can't put down.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

The House GirlThe House Girl by Tara Conklin (William Morrow, hardcover, $25.99)
Carolina Sparrow is a driven NYC lawyer who is determinedly focused on her career. Josephine Bell, a house slave in the 1850s, was similarly focused on her quest for freedom. Conklin does a masterful job comparing the lives of these two amazingly strong women who are both raised in the absence of the traditional family unit. The incorporation of archived letters telling of events at the time are fascinating to read. While a happy ending to a story involving slavery is not possible, the characters and their journey make this book a compelling read. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. A February 2013 Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer

 

Before I Go to Sleep Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper, paperback, $7.99)
One of the most unusual and gripping psychological thrillers I have ever read. When Christine wakes up every morning, she remembers only what she does or is told during the day, but then after sleep, she starts all over again with no memories. We share Christine's confusion and her fears as she goes through a roller coaster of emotions reading her journal each day, not knowing what she's remembered or what she's imagined. She doesn't know who to believe or who to fear. We are carried right along for the ride by the brilliant writing and the vehicle that Watson has chosen to tell his story.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

The Runaway KingThe Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic Inc., hardcover, $17.99)
After four years of living on the streets as the orphan Sage, Jaron now finds himself reluctantly accepting the crown and surrounded by enemies. Faced with the choice of war with Avenia or a stewardship in his own country, Jaron flees the safety of his castle and returns to the life that he has known for the past four years. Now Jaron must find a way to show everyone, including himself, that he is truly a force to be reckoned with. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and surprises around every corner, The Runaway King will delight readers of all ages. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.
-Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer

 

Crossbones Yard Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99)
Crossbones Yard is a fast-paced and gripping psychological thriller that introduces Alice Quentin, a young London psychologist. Alice finds herself in the middle of the search for a grisly murderer, while at the same time trying to deal with her mentally-ill brother and her own childhood demons. Her normally excellent coping skills are put to the test when the killer seems to be targeting Alice.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

The Best ManThe Best Man by Kristan Higgins (HQN Books, paperback, $7.99)
The Best Man has a wonderful setting of family and small towns told in classic Higgins fashion. I enjoyed the story of family vineyards and siblings working together. Faith, the main character, is the youngest with no clear "place" in the family business. After being left at the altar, she has to find her own place and independence. Any fan of Robin Carr, Nora Roberts, or Lisa Kleypas will enjoy this book.
-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer

 

15 Seconds 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross (Harper, paperback, $9.99)
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.
-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

 

March Staff Picks

 

The Wisdom of HairThe Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin (Berkley, paperback, $15.00)

If you came of age in the 1980s and lived in the South you must read this book. Zora Adams was born in a small SC mountain town to a 14-year-old mother and an alcoholic father. Leaving her past for a coastal beauty school is her first step toward her dream of a happy life, full of the love and friendship she's been denied. The Wisdom of Hair, a funny and poignant debut novel by Kim Boykin, is a compulsive read with well-developed and engaging characters, and I recommend it to fans of Jennifer Niven and Beth Hoffman. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on April 3rd!

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner,

& Jackie, store volunteer

  

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99)

Jepp, a dwarf in 16th century Europe, is tempted from his mother and home by the glitter of court, only to be forced to spring from a pie. When another dwarf in the queen's collection suffers a terrible fate, Jepp finds himself shipped to another unfamiliar place as punishment, a place where the lord of the castle surrounds himself with science and stars, and where Jepp must decide whether the stars determine his fate, or if he can live a life of his own choosing. Wonderfully written and full of rich historical detail, this book will leave readers debating the age-old question of free will versus destiny. 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee

  

The OrchardsitThe Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (Harper, paperback, $15.99)

The Orchardist's name is Talmadge and his orchard is located in the isolated Pacific Northwest at the turn of the twentieth century. Talmadge has never quite recovered from the disappearance of his sister, his last living relative, over twenty years ago, and so inevitably he decides to shelter the two young, troubled girls who appear at the orchard one day. This compelling, readable literary debut leaves much room for bookclub discussion. 

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner

  

My Bookstore My Bookstore edited by Ronald Rice (Black Dog & Leventhal, hardcover, $23.95)

If you are looking for a reason to take a road trip or travel vicariously from your favorite easy chair, then purchase a copy of this book. Eighty-four authors from a variety of genres and backgrounds write about their favorite bookstores; where they have felt inspired, encouraged and challenged, and many times found respite. These essays remind the reader that there is nothing quite like the experience of entering a place where books are sold and kindred spirits found. 

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee

  

The Book of JonasThe Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau (Plume, paperback, $16.00)

The Book of Jonas is a meditation on war told from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old Muslim war orphan who has been given asylum in the US. The author's spare, lyrical style will be enjoyed by both male and female readers, and the choices made by the book's main characters -- along with the consequences of those choices -- will make for fascinating bookclub discussions. A March 2013 Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner

  

The Land of Mango SunsetsThe Land of Mango Sunsets by Dorothea Benton Frank (Avon, trade paperback, $12.99; mass market paperback, $7.99)

Miriam Swanson is feeling sorry for herself after her divorce from her jerk of an ex-husband. She's more concerned about social standing and image than repairing strained relationships with her sons and their loved ones. But then a personally humiliating event, along with an eye-opening act of violence, starts the process of opening Miriam's eyes and her heart. Miriam leaves New York to spend time on Sullivans Island, where she slowly becomes kinder, gentler, and more loving. While not unpredictable, this is an enjoyable story of growth, redemption, and forgiveness. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on June 12th! 

-Recommended by Nancy Rechtman, store employee

  

The Sweet Revenge of Celia DoorThe Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock (The Viking Press, hardcover, $16.99)

Veronica Mars fans or anyone who is not part of the popular high school crowd will love Celia Door (aka Celia the Dark) as she plots revenge against her archrivals, Sandy and Mandy. But The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door is more than just a revenge novel; in it Karen Finneyfrock has tackled some of the toughest young adult issues -- bullying, coming out, divorce, suicide, runaways -- in a novel as creatively penned as one of her heroine's poems. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner,

& Melissa Oates, store employee

  

Dualed Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Random House, hardcover, $16.99)

Kersh is the last civilized city after the rest of the world dissolved into warfare. In order to be ready for an imminent attack, the Board has designed a system in which every citizen has an Alternate, someone with the exact same genetic make-up -- but only one of them can ultimately survive past the age of 20. West Grayer has been training to kill her Alt, but when her confidence is shaken, she's no longer sure that she should be the one to survive, and so she runs -- from her past, from her Alt, from love. Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this book. 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee

 

Upcoming Releases
 
Please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com if you would like to reserve a copy of any of the following:
 

 

 

Nonfiction

 

Let's Pretend This Never Happened Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (Berkley, paperback, $16.00)
You know how they say that a great storyteller exaggerates just enough? Well, Jenny Lawson takes her life stories over the top, and the result is probably the funniest book I have ever read. I was wiping tears from my face as I read her account of being stabbed in the face by a serial killer. I know, it doesn't sound funny . . . but trust me on this. By the time you finish this book, Jenny will be your best and funniest friend, and your conversations will be full of references to Beyonce the metal chicken and James Garfield the taxidermied wild boar. A March 2013 Indie Next Pick.

 

Lean In Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 3/11/13)
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg combines personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women, and recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of "having it all." She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.

 

 

 

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt & Ted Lee (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., hardcover, $35.00)
Through 100 recipes, 75 color photographs, and numerous personal stories, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen gives readers the most intimate portrayal yet of the cuisine of this vibrant Southern city. In Matt and Ted Lee's new cookbook, which doubles as a love story to their hometown, they include recipe tributes to characters in the city's food history. The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen will make everyone an instant insider into this vibrant food culture and have home cooks whipping up Shrimp and Grits and Huguenot Torte like locals. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. Meet the authors at our Book Your Lunch event on March 20th!

 

 

 

Everyday Roses Everyday Roses by Paul Zimmerman (Taunton Press, paperback, $22.95)
Rose expert Zimmerman debunks common rose myths and outdated care instructions and imparts practical rose care advice. Readers will find helpful suggestions for choosing roses based on landscape need, tips on what to look for when buying roses, new techniques for the best way to plant roses, and sensible time-saving methods to maintain their roses throughout the year. Aimed at gardeners who want the beauty of roses without the fuss, this book offers an approach that is more accessible and environmentally friendly than competing volumes.

 

 

 

The Girls of Atomic CityThe Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (Touchstone, hardcover, $27.00)
One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, Oak Ridge, TN, didn't appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Against a vibrant wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. They all knew something big was happening, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan. The reverberations from their work there are still being felt today. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on May 10th!

 

Between Man and Beast Between Man and Beast by Monte Reel (Doubleday, hardcover, $26.95, on sale 3/12/13)
When Paul Du Chaillu emerged in 1859 from three years in the equatorial wilderness of West Africa, the summation of his efforts only hinted at what he'd experienced. Armed with an astonishing collection of zoological specimens, Du Chaillu leapt straight into the center of the biggest issues of the time -- the evolution debate, racial discourse, the growth of Christian fundamentalism -- generating whispers about his past, his credibility, and his very identity. Between Man and Beast brilliantly combines Du Chaillu's personal journey with the epic tale of a world hovering on the sharp edge of transformation.

 

A Slave in the White HouseA Slave in the White House by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (Palgrave, paperback, $18.00)
This is the story of Paul Jennings, who was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia and moved with them to the White House. Jennings was a self-taught and self-made man who purchased his own freedom and penned the first ever White House memoir. Here, Taylor reconstructs Jennings' life and his unusual portraits of James and Dolley Madison and Senator Daniel Webster in early 19th century Washington, as well as the 1812 assault on British troops and Jennings' heroic saving of George Washington's portrait.
 

 

 

Mycophilia Mycophilia by Eugenia Bone (Rodale Press, paperback, $16.99)

In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing challenges of the 21st century. Whether one's interest in mushrooms is culinary, scientific, recreational, or entrepreneurial, Mycophilia will open a reader's eyes to the vast and bizarre world of fungi and their role in the deeply complex yet profoundly graceful interplay of life on earth.

 

 

 

The Honest LifeThe Honest Life by Jessica Alba (Rodale Press, paperback, $22.99, on sale 3/12/13)

Alba recounts her personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet, embraces nontoxic choices at home, and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically could be honestly life-changing.

 

 

 

Regional Fiction

 

Nothing Gold Can Stay Nothing Gold Can Stay 
by Ron Rash (Ecco, hardcover, $24.99, *Signed Copies Available*)
In the title story, two drug addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their boss's unusual but valuable war trophies. In "The Trusty," a convict sent to fetch water for the chain gang tries to sweet talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find she too is imprisoned in her own way. In "Something Rich and Strange," a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but finds her eerily at peace below the surface. Rash captures lives tarnished by violence that unexpectedly shimmer with sublime tenderness, and raw settings matched only by their stark beauty -- a masterful combination that has earned this award-winning author an avalanche of praise. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick.
 
 
General & Christian Fiction

 

The StorytellerThe Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Atria Books, hardcover, $28.99)
Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage Singer for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses . . . but once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he's right that he deserves to die. What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all -- if Sage even considers his request -- is it murder, or justice?
 
Spring Fever Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $14.99, on sale 3/12/13)
Annajane truly believes she is over her ex-husband, and she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to Celia, the woman everyone in town adores. Everyone, that is, except for Annajane and her best friend. When the wedding is suddenly called to a halt, Annajane wonders if maybe she's been given a second chance. But there are secrets afoot in this small town, and change is on the horizon. Annajane soon sees that these changes can bring out the worst in people and uncover hidden family scandals. But happiness could be hers for the taking -- if she can find out what she's made of and what matters most to her.
 
Wings of Glass Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers, paperback, $13.99)
On the cusp of adulthood, 18-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. But before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn't the last, yet the bruises that can't be seen are the most painful of all. When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, Penny takes a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own. A Winter/Spring 2013 SIBA Okra Pick.
 
Secrets over Sweet Tea Secrets Over Sweet Tea by Denise Hildreth Jones (Tyndale House Publishers, paperback, $13.99)
We think secrets keep us safe, but more often than not, they spill out when we least expect and make a mess out of everything. It's a truth Scarlett Jo Newberry knows all too well -- a truth Grace Shepherd and Zach Craig are about to learn the hard way. As the lives of this boisterous pastor's wife, polished news anchor, and beleaguered divorce attorney intersect in Franklin, Tennessee, their carefully constructed worlds threaten to topple, and they embark on a journey of friendship and courage, desperate to find a way back to laughter, love, and life.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy

 

Guardian of Night Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel (Baen Publishing, paperback, $7.99)
For alien commander Arid Ricimer there was no going home. So he attempts to defect to Earth with his officers and an entire spaceship, a vessel that mounts a superweapon of almost unimaginable power. Hot on his heels is his former fleet, poised to wipe humanity from existence forever. Yet the U.S. space navy has the war-tested heroes to rise to the challenge Ricimer represents, if only those in charge will listen. Now all depends on the courage of an honorable alien warrior and the intelligence and daring of his human allies.
 

 

 

Romance & Paranormal Romance

 

Wild Invitation Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (Berkley, paperback, $7.99)

A Psy-Changeling anthology from the New York Times bestselling author. A collection featuring four Psy-Changeling novellas, including two classic fan favorites -- Beat of Temptation and Stroke of Enticement -- and two never-before-published novellas -- Declaration of Courtship and Texture of Intimacy.

 

 

Frost Burned Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Ace, hardcover, $26.95)
Mercy Thompson's life is calming down, and she's actually able to find time for mundane things. But after a minor accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and her stepdaughter Jesse can't reach Adam -- or anyone else in the pack for that matter. All Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam's disappearance may be related. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy is forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.

 

 

 

Children's & Young Adult

 

Betty Bunny Didn't Do It Betty Bunny Didn't Do It by Michael B. Kaplan (Dial Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $16.99)

When Betty Bunny breaks a lamp, she blames it on the Tooth Fairy. Blaming someone else for something she had done seems like such a good idea to Betty Bunny, she doesn't know why she hadn't thought of it before. "Is that the honest truth?" her mom asks. "It's an honest lie," Betty Bunny replies proudly. But when a vase gets broken, everyone blames Betty Bunny, and no one believes her when she says that she really didn't do it. Honest lies, white lies, crying wolf -- how can one four-year-old keep track of the right thing to do?

 

Exclamation Mark Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Scholastic Press, hardcover, $17.99)
From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're not like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is you. Somtimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until -- ! -- a friend shows the way to endless possibilities. In this bold and highly visual book, an emphatic but misplaced exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting! Period. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next  Pick.

 

Pete the Cat: Pet's Big Lunch Pete the Cat Early Readers by James Dean (HarperCollins, paperback, $3.99 each)
Pete the Cat launches into a groovy new format -- My First beginning readers! In these cool new I Can Read tales, Pete the Cat embarks on more hilarious adventures. In Pete the 
Pete the Cat: Play Ball!
Cat: Pete's Big Lunch, Pete makes the biggest sandwich he's ever seen, so big that he has to share. In Pete the Cat: Play Ball!, groove along with Pete as he plays a fun game of baseball while learning that it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

 

Mac in the City of Light Mac in the City of Light by Christopher Ward (Dundurn Press, paperback, $8.99)
For Michelin families! 14-year-old California girl Mac goes on a school trip to Paris where she meets up with a friend of her dad's, Rudee Daroo, who reveals that some of the greatest monuments in Paris are being either destroyed or stolen and that the city is slowly becoming darker. As she tries to right these wrongs, Mac encounters sinister, shadowy characters who live in the Paris underground, a philosopher gendarme, a gypsy who can dance people into dream states, and gargoyles come to life. She needs all the resources she can muster to help Paris remain the "City of Light."
 
Crossed Crossed by Ally Condie (Speak, paperback, $9.99, on sale 3/12/13)

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky -- taken to his certain death -- only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game. On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.

 

 

 

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2013 Ticketed Events
 
The Lee Brothers
Wednesday, March 20th
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Kim Boykin
Wednesday, April 3rd
 
William Kent Krueger
Saturday, April 13th
 
Therese Fowler
Tuesday, April 23rd
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Tuesday, May 7th
 
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 Friday, May 10th
 
Ann B. Ross
 Thursday, May 16th
 
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Monday, June 10th
 
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 Wednesday, June 12th
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 Wednesday, June 19th
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Ladies of Liberty
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
Eighty Days
The Watcher
The Favored Daughter
 
Dr. Seuss's birthday was March 2nd, and to celebrate, the NEA has deemed this date to be Read Across America Day. Did you participate?
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sum It Up
The Last Great Game
H.O.R.S.E.
West by West
My Losing Season
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Count with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite Words
 
Spring into Spring!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Snark Handbook: Cliches Edition
Dumb History
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl
Rabid
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
 
Game of Thrones Season 3 is coming March 31st
A Storm of Swords
Sundays at 9:00
on HBO
 
Historical series that inspired Game of Thrones:
The Iron King
 
Also on TV
 
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on The History Channel
 
At the Movies
 
 
 
 
Giver Reception
World Book Night
World Book Night is fast approaching -- April 23rd is the big day! Everyone who applied to be a giver should have received an email with acceptance status, and we hope our customers have chosen Fiction Addiction as the location to pick up their books. While we won't have books ready to pick up until the week before World Book Night, we wanted to go ahead and extend an invitation to all of our givers to attend our Giver Reception on the evening of Thursday, April 18th. More details to follow.

 

If you have any questions about your giver status or general proceedings, please contact Carl at
 
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scouts
It's that time of year! A local Girl Scout troop will be selling cookies outside of our store on Saturday, March 9th, from 11am-2pm. Cookies are $3.50 per box. You can also donate to have cookies sent to soldiers overseas. Please stop by and support local Girl Scouts!
 
 
Poetry Seminar: Writing with the Net Up
with Cathy Smith Bowers
Saturday, March 9th
10am-12pm, $25
 
Second Sunday: Dreaming the Story to Life
with Nancy Neal
Sunday, March 10th
2-4pm, $5
 
Blogging Workshop: Blog All About It!
with Stephanie Burnette and Gene Taylor
Saturday, March 16th
12-4pm, $110

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Lady Jane's Salon Greenville
Originally founded in February 2009 in NYC by a group of romance authors, Lady Jane's is a monthly romantic fiction reading series featuring diverse authors whose works span the spectrum from traditional historical to contemporary settings, and from inspirational to erotic romance. Now Greenville is starting a local Salon!

When: 1st Saturday of each month, from 5-7pm
Where: Coffee Underground
(1 E. Coffee St.)
Cost: $5.00 or a gently used romance novel -- all proceeds will benefit adult literacy!

The inaugural Greenville event will be on Saturday, April 6th, and will feature New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith, Scottish historical romance author Jennifer McQuiston, and paranormal romance author Nancy Northcott.
 
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
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