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Kobo Mini eReaderSave some space during your spring cleaning this year! Our Kobo Mini eReaders are on sale from now until April 18th. During this time, purchase a Kobo Mini eReader for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) and receive a FREE Snapback cover (regularly $19.99)! (While supplies last.)


New Products
Keep Calm and Read On Tote Fiction Addiction is now selling tote bags ($22.95 each)! We have three different styles, from a humorous mustache face to a literary Wuthering Heights illustration to a combination bookish and amusing Keep Calm and Read On. We will also be getting buttons with such humorous sayings as, "Read Fast Die Young," "The book was better," and "I Read, Therefore I Am," among others ($2.95 each). Check out our collection and buy a handful to decorate your new tote!
April 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.
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.), we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Epicurious Cookbook  by The Epicurious Cookbook Tanya Steel (Crown Publishers, paperback, $27.99) from April through June. On Thursday at Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.), we will be using 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 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 fourteen books. His brilliant new novel, Ordinary Grace (Atria, hardcover, $24.99), begins with a young man, a small town, and a murder in the summer of 1961. Watch the book trailer. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


World Book Night 2013 World Book Night Giver Reception: Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm @ Fiction Addiction
World Book Night givers are invited to a reception at Fiction Addiction to meet other givers and share their giving plans. Those picking up from Fiction Addiction can also get their books at the same time, but the party is open to any World Book Night giver, no matter their pickup location, as well as media. We will be serving wine and light refreshments.


Salkehatchie Soup Saturday, April 20th, 1-3pm: Ken Burger In-Store Signing
South Carolina author Ken Burger will be signing copies of the third novel in his Swallow Savannah series, Salkehatchie Soup (Evening Post, hardcover, $26.95), at Fiction Addiction. Burger returns to South Carolina to expose the remains of 50 years of nuclear waste buried in our beautiful state. Follow the Adger family from cushy golf resorts to a one-hole course in the middle of nowhere, and get caught up in politics, crime, and intrigue.


The Cento Saturday, April 20th, 3:30-5:30: Theresa Malphrus Welford In-Store Poetry Workshop & Signing
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Georgia poet Theresa Malphrus Welford, editor of The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press, paperback, $24.95). Theresa will show us how to celebrate our favorite books by creating collage poems out of the author's words and phrases. So bring a copy of your favorite novel or come early and buy a book to use at the event! RSVPs encouraged. RSVP by emailing us at or calling 864-675-0540.


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Book Your Lunch with Therese Fowler: Tuesday, April 23rd, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto, $25
North Carolina author Therese Fowler's new novel, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (St. Martin's, hardcover, $25.99), recently picked as one of Oprah's Riveting April Reads, combines magnificent research with a novelist's vision. Fowler has recast Zelda Fitzgerald in the public imagination, bringing to full, irresistible life a beautiful young woman who is as vulnerable as she is charming. A May 2013 Indie Next Pick. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


World Book Night 2013 Tuesday, April 23rd: World Book Night
Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it? World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across the country give 1 million books to light or non-readers to spread the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives, and at the heart of World Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts -- that of putting a book into another person's hand and saying, "This one's amazing, you have to read it." Now it's our time to join the cause. World Book Night 2012 will be held on April 23rd -- in the US and the UK -- when volunteer book givers will hand out 20 copies each of free special World Book Night paperbacks! See for more information. See all the book titles being given away here!


Lowcountry Boil
Women of Mystery Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, April 25th, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*
Meet these three fabulous regional mystery authors as they talk about their latest books at Fiction Addiction: debut Greenville author Susan M. Boyer (author of the Agatha Award--nominated Lowcountry Boil); North Carolina author Vicki Lane (author of Under the Skin, the latest in her popular Elizabeth Goodweather series); and debut North Under the Skin Carolina author Lee Mims (author of Hiding Gladys). 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. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.
Hiding Gladys  
*Advance tickets are $10 each; each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the purchase of any of the featured books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. Tickets at the door will be $15, but will still be redeemable toward the purchase of the featured books.


Thursday, May 2nd,* 7pm @ Fiction Addiction
Monday, May 6th, 6:30pm @ The Barker Bar
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.), we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The The Epicurious Cookbook Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel (Crown Publishers, paperback, $27.99) from April through June. On Thursday at Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd.), we will be using Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00).


*Please note that the Fiction Addiction club will be meeting on the first Thursday, May 2nd.
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.


New York Times bestselling Southern author Patti Callahan Henry's new novel, And Then I Found You (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 4/9/13), gives new life to the phrase "inspired by a true story." By traveling back to a painful time in her own family's history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Girls of Atomic City Book Your Lunch with Denise Kiernan: Friday, May 10th, 12pm @ City Range, $25
Denise Kiernan explores the mysteries and inner workings of the Manhattan Project through the unique experiences of half a dozen young women who worked in a variety of roles, from secretaries, statisticians and nurses to janitorial staff, calutron cubicle operators and chemists in her new book, The Girls of Atomic City (Touchstone, hardcover, $27.00). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble Book Your Lunch with Ann B. Ross: Thursday, May 16th, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $55*

Ann B. Ross, the author of the beloved Miss Julia series, is returning to Greenville for another Book Your Lunch event with us. In Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble (Viking, hardcover, $25.95, on sale 4/9/13), the 14th book in the series, Miss Julia cooks up a batch of fun. *Note: The $55 ticket price admits one and includes one copy of the featured book. We also have an $80 ticket, which admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


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


4th: Peekawho? by Beatrix Potter (F. Warne & Co., board book, $6.99) Emeraldalicious
11th: Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el (Viking, hardcover, $16.99)
18th: Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann (HarperCollins, hardcover, $17.99)
25th: Trixie Ten by Sarah Massini (Henry Holt & Co., hardcover, $16.99)


What Local Authors Are Reading


Juliet in August Juliet in August by Dianne Warren (Berkley, paperback, $16.00)

This interesting and prize-winning story follows the intersecting lives of a dozen or so residents of Juliet, a small town in Saskatchewan, for a few days in August. Although it's not literary in the sense that the words are more important than the story, it is a book where the journey is as important as the destination. I found it easy to read and easy to get engrossed in these "lives of quiet desperation," Jim McFarlane some of which improve and some degrade. If you're tired of the artificial excitement of thrillers and mysteries, then relax with the quiet, understated, compelling reality of Juliet in August. 

-Recommended by Jim McFarlane, author of Penelope


April's Volunteer Picks


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $25.99)

Anyone with an interest in the F. Scott Fitzgeralds will enjoy this fictional portrayal; I just wish someone had staged a historical intervention in their tragic! A May 2013 Indie Next Pick. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on April 23rd!

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


Ordinary Grace Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books, hardcover, $24.99)

Ordinary Grace is a beautifully written, atmospheric novel that is both a coming-of-age story and an homage to life in a small Midwestern town in the 1960s. It is a quiet, simple story with a huge message and wonderfully developed characters. While there is a murder, the identity of the perpetrator is secondary to how the residents and family members are affected by all the events of the summer of 1961. Watch the book trailer. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on April 13th! 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


The Guilty One The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne (William Morrow, paperback, $14.99)

The Guilty One is a profound, heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, must-read. While it is primarily the story of a little boy accused of murder and his lawyer, it is also a mesmerizing study of the three main characters and how they are each affected by horrible events in their past. It is a compelling read which pulls you into the lives of the characters and won't let you leave. An Aprl 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


The Yard The Yard by Alex Grecian (Berkley, paperback, $16.00)

The Yard is a phenomenal debut novel with a fascinating look at the earliest forensics and the beginning of Scotland Yard as we know it today. Dr. Kingsley, the Yard's first forensic pathologist, and Walter Day, one of the newest hires for the Murder Squad, are just two of the cast of fascinating characters that are on the case of a new serial killer -- the first since Jack the Ripper introduced London to the concept of murder for murder's sake. I hope we will see much more from the Yard's Murder Squad. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


Rage Against the Dying Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99)

Brigid Quinn is a 59 year old ex-FBI agent with a bad back. But she is also one of the most original, compelling, and determined heroines you might ever meet. Masterman has written a thriller that will not only keep you up all night, but will also tug at your heartstings in ways you can't imagine. A March 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer


The Dark Winter The Dark Winter by David Mark (Plume, paperback, $15.00)

A fantastic debut of a police procedural series that takes place in northern England. David Mark has developed his characters so completely that the reader can almost put himself in the mind of Detective Sergeant Aector 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 is also fighting to keep her job. 

-Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer 


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Random House, paperback, $15.00)

This is such a good story that you really want to read through until the end without stopping. The facade of Harold Fry's "vanilla" existence is stripped away when he receives a letter from a former co-worker who is dying from cancer. The journey that ensues is far-fetched and utterly believable at the same time. The events are reminiscent of the butterfly effect, and the missed messages and unspoken issues in his story are very compelling. The book will cause some introspection and perhaps ward off one or two midlife crises. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick. 

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


Frozen Solid Frozen Solid by James M. Tabor (Ballantine Books, hardcover, $26.00)

This is one of the best books I have read in recent memory. The suspense is gripping, and I found myself making excuses to keep reading. A scientist is needed for a four-day assignment at the South Pole. Sounds risky under the best of circumstances, but when you add the clandestine development of biological weapons and the nuances of people willing to live at the South Pole it becomes deadly. The heroine of our story is clearly an adrenaline junkie, but also brilliant, and the two combined are her only hope for survival. Any fan of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, or John Grisham would love this book. 

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


Heart of Palm Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith (Grove Press, hardcover, $25.00)

I loved this gritty 1960s tale of a girl from a wealthy Florida coastal family who married down, losing her family's acceptance, and ending up on her own in uncharted waters. After a series of trials and tribulations, in the end, we do see it's possible to "rise above your roots" with enough effort and sacrifice. 

-Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer


April's Store Picks


The Paris Wife The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (Ballantine Books, paperback, $15.00)

The Paris Wife is a beautifully written story of love gone wrong, set mostly in the Paris of the Jazz Age with a supporting cast of hedonistic literary giants of that time. The fact that the main character is Ernest Hemingway's little-known first wife, Hadley, and it is their doomed love affair that is the focus of the book, makes this well-researched story all the more fascinating. You don't need to be familiar with Hemingway's books, or his life, to appreciate and enjoy this poignant historical novel. A December 2012 Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Nancy Rechtman, store employee


Orphan Train Orphan Train by Christina Kline (William Morrow, paperback, $14.99)
Molly has been bounced around the foster care system for years. Almost 18, she's ready to be done when she ends up serving community service hours with 91-year-old Vivian, and the two become unlikely friends. Vivian was a rider on an orphan train of the early 20th century, and her struggles finding her own home seem to reflect Molly's current situation. Through both stories, readers will be touched and moved by the resilience of these women in a story you won't regret reading. For fans of Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


The Key & the Flame The Key & the Flame by Claire M. Caterer (McElderry Books, hardcover, $17.99)

When Mrs. Shepard's job takes her family to England, daughter Holly thinks things couldn't possibly get any worse. Then the odd caretaker gives her a strange key that unlocks a door into a magical other-world, and instead of the unremarkable girl she's used to being, Holly is now powerful, respected, and even feared. If you loved visiting C.S. Lewis's Narnia, you won't want to miss this excellent fantasy adventure that will leave you eager to get back to Anglielle to see what else is in store for Holly and her companions. 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


Book of Animal Poetry Book of Animal Poetry, edited by J. Patrick Lewis (National Geographic Society, hardcover, $24.95)

This wonderful, beautiful, humorous book of poems coupled with quality photographs from National Geographic is organized into categories according to the animals' characteristics -- big, water, noisy, etc. -- and you can look up poems by title, poet, first line, or subject, making it very easy to find poems about your favorite creature. Lewis also includes instructions on how to write your own. Regardless of your age, I believe you will find a poem, or two or three or more, that will make you want to take hold of a friend's arm and say, "Here, listen to this." 

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee


A Is Amazing! A Is Amazing! by Piet Grobler (Frances Lincoln Ltd., hardcover, $18.99)

A collection of poems by international poets that reflect on various feelings from A to Z. Some of the poems are funny, some are serious, some contemplative, and some bursting with energy, with perfectly matched illustrations for each. No matter what you're feeling, you're sure to find a poem here to keep you company. 

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


Love Water Memory Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge (Gallery Books, hardcover, $26.00)

Lucie Walker is found in the San Francisco bay with no memory of how or why she's there or who she is. When her fiance comes to take her home to Seattle, Lucie is faced with remnants of a life led by a woman she no longer knows and isn't sure she likes, as well as a life with a man she knows she loves but without knowing whether he still loves her like the old Lucie. Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot, Love Water Memory is an emotional novel that touches on what makes us who we are, whether it's the memories we have of the past or the memories we make in the present. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


A Corner of White A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (Arthur A. Levine Books, hardcover, $17.99)
Madeleine has run away with her mother from a fast-paced life of luxury into a moldy attic apartment in Cambridge. In the kingdom of Cello, Elliot is looking for his father, who went missing with a local teacher after Elliot's uncle was killed by a third-level Purple. When Madeleine and Elliot start to communicate by passing letters through a crack between their worlds, they discover that sometimes it takes a stranger to help you find your own missing pieces. A compulsively readable book that will teach you to appreciate a different outlook on life.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


The Witness The Witness by Nora Roberts (Berkley, paperback, $16.00)

One of the best Nora Roberts romantic suspense books I've read in a while. Amazing that this is her 200th novel! 

-Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner





The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton, hardcover, $17.99)

Hazel has cancer. It's terminal. She's dying. She's mostly ok with that until she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer kid (in remission but minus a leg) who's hot and has a wicked sense of humor to boot. This is their Love Story. I can't believe I never read anything by John Green before! This book was amazing. It's deserving of all of the accolades it's received. It made me laugh and cry and laugh WHILE crying -- and therein lies Green's genius. His voice is perfect for the characters that he's so masterfully created, and for his audience. A Winter 2012 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee


The Watchers The Watchers by Jon Steele (Signet, paperback, $9.99)

Marc Rochat watches over the city at night from the belfry of the Lausanne Cathedral in Switzerland. He lives in a world of shadows and "beforetimes" and imaginary beings. Katherine Taylor, call girl and daydreamer, is about to discover that her real-life fairy tale is too good to be true. Jay Harper, private detective, wakes up in a crummy hotel room with no memory. When the telephone rings and he's offered a job, he knows he has no choice but to accept. Three lives, one purpose: save what's left of paradise before all hell breaks loose. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.

-Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee


The Selection The Selection by Kiera Cass (HarperTeen, paperback, $9.99)

Cinderella meets The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor. The Selection involves 35 teenage girls representing their country while living at the palace, where Prince Maxon will choose one of them to be his princess -- while TV cameras film the whole saga. America Singer is the only candidate who doesn't want to be there; she's already in love with a boy back home who broke her heart. But if she can't have Aspen, would it be so bad to let in someone who does care for her, even if he is a prince? A great read for hopeless romantics, teen or adult.

-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:  


See all April releases!





Shakespeare Saved My Life Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates (Sourcebooks Inc., paperback, $14.99)

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton, a convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind who was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships that would save more than one life.


See more April Biography & Autobiography releases



Decisive Decisive by Chip & Dan Heath (Broadway, hardcover, $26.00)

Written in an engaging and compulsively readable style, Decisive introduces a four-step process designed to counteract biases and irrationalities that constantly disrupt our decisions. Along the way, we learn the answers to critical questions like these: How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we don't overlook precious opportunities to change our course? Decisive offers fresh strategies and practical tools enabling us to make better choices.


See more April Business & Economics releases



A Time to Cook A Time to Cook by James T. Farmer III (Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $35.00)

Southern food is more than cornbread, biscuits, and fried chicken. James Farmer revamps the menu with his own twists on traditional Southern dishes. Stitched together with a combination of tradition and nostalgia, Farmer's dishes are updated for today's lifestyle without sacrificing the scrumptious delight that is the hallmark of Southern foods, all using what is fresh and best, gleaned from the land and garden and steeped in heritage.


See more April Cooking releases



You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly, hardcover, $19.95, on sale 4/16/13)

Over the past eight years, Gauld has produced a weekly cartoon for the Saturday Review section of Britain's best-regarded newspaper, The Guardian. This collection distills perfectly Gauld's dark humor, impeccable timing, and distinctive style. Arrests by the fiction police and imaginary towns designed by Tom Waits intermingle hilariously with piercing observations about human behavior and whimsical imaginings of the future. Again and again, Gauld reaffirms his position as a first-rank cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.


See more April Humor releases



God's Hotel God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet (Riverhead Books, paperback, $16.00)

San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu from the Middle Ages. "Anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended.


See more April Medical releases



Thinking, Fast and Slow Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, paperback, $16.00)

Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers insights into how choices are made and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.


See more April Psychology releases



Regional Fiction


And Then I Found You And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 4/9/13)

Kate Vaughan has a secret. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. She wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won't fully love until she confronts those from her past. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on May 7th!


Beach House Memories Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe (Gallery, paperback, $16.00, on sale 4/9/13)

When Lovie married aristocratic, well-connected businessman Stratton Rutledge, she turned over her fortune and fate to his control. But she refused to relinquish her family's old seaside cottage, Lovie's refuge from social expectations and her overbearing husband's philandering. Here, she is the "Turtle Lady." Then, in the summer of 1974, biologist Russell Bennett visits to research the loggerheads, and they discover a passionate, profound love. But Stratton's influence is far-reaching, and if she dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing her reputation, her wealth, even her children. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on June 27th!


While We Were Watching Downton Abbey While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax (Berkley, paperback, $15.00)

Samantha Davis never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal. Claire Walker wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all. And then there's Brooke MacKenzie, just starting to realize that it's time to come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be. For Samantha, Claire, Brooke, and concierge Edward, it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life's hardest moments -- all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.


Miss Julia to the Rescue Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross (Penguin, paperback, $16.00)

Miss Julia simply can't abide sitting idle. And with young Lloyd moving out and husband Sam off to the Holy Land, everybody's favorite steel magnolia is feeling restless. Maybe it's time for that long-delayed home makeover. But before Miss Julia can even pick a color swatch, Hazel Marie's new husband, private eye J.D. Pickens, goes missing --and police in West Virginia have detained an injured man fitting his description. Meanwhile, a religious cult is out to convert the locals -- and Miss Julia must pick up the pace to free J.D. and get back in time to stop them.


Life After Life Life After Life by Jill McCorkle (Shannon Ravenel, hardcover, $24.95)

The residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center share some of life's most profound discoveries and are some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. As each character begins to connect with another, the mysteries and consequences of their lives are revealed. What they eventually learn about themselves and one another will profoundly transform them all. McCorkle's trademark wit illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.



General Fiction


The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (The Viking Press, hardcover, $26.95)

From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma's irresistible narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian's enchanting friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma's narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.


The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $24.95)

Dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband's infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life while contending with the idea that she has inherited more than her broad frame from her notorious pot-smoking mother. Through it all, these strong, funny women gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl's diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.


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Mystery & Suspense


Criminal Enterprise Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam, hardcover, $26.95)

Carter Tomlin has a secret. He's lost his job, the bills are mounting, and his perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank, then another. As the red flags start to go up, FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens pick up the trail. The two cops are going to get back in touch very quickly. Because Carter Tomlin's decided he likes robbing banks. And it's not because of the money, not anymore. Tomlin has guns and a new taste for violence. And he's not quitting anytime soon. An April 2013 Indie Next Pick.


Murder Below Montparnasse Murder Below Montparnasse 

by Cara Black (Soho Press, hardcover, $25.95, *Signed First Editions Available*)


By the time Aimée Leduc gets to the Montparnasse atelier of her Russian client, Yuri Volodya, to protect his painting, it's already been stolen. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death in his kitchen. And it looks like Aimée isn't the only one looking for the painting. She and her coworkers are being threatened, and witnesses are dropping like flies. Now Aimée has to find the painting, stop her attackers, and figure out what her long-missing mother, who is on Interpol's most wanted list, has to do with all this. Enter to win a Killer Trip to Paris with the author!


Daddy's Gone A Hunting Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 4/9/13)

When a family-owned furniture firm and antique museum explodes in the middle of the night, the ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery,. Was the explosion deliberately set? What were big-shot CPA Kate and retired craftsman Guss doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Now neither of them can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself . . .


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Romance & Paranormal Romance


Deadlocked Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Ace, paperback, $7.99)

Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It's the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric Northman's front yard -- especially the body of a woman whose blood Felipe just drank. Now it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who has set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.


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Children's & Young Adult


Otis and the Puppy Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long (Philomel, hardcover, $17.99, *Signed First Editions Available*)

Otis and his farm friends love to play hide-and-seek. Otis especially loves to be "It," finding his friends as they hide. Yet when the newest addition to the farm -- a bounding puppy who can't sit still and has a habit of licking faces -- tries to hide, he finds his attention wandering and is soon lost in the forest. Night falls and Otis, knowing his new friend is afraid of the dark, sets out to find him. There's just one problem: Otis is also afraid of the dark. His friend is alone and in need, though, so Otis takes a deep breath, counts to ten, and sets off on a different game of hide-and-seek.


The Dark The Dark by Lemony Snicket (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $16.99)

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does. This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, team up to conquer a universal childhood fear. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.


Tea Rex Tea Rex by Molly Idle (Viking, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 4/9/13)

Some tea parties are for grown-ups. Some are for girls. But this tea party is for a very special guest. And it is important to follow some rules . . . like providing comfortable chairs, and good conversation, and yummy food. But sometimes that is not enough for special guests, especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . . Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea!


Me with You Me with You by Kristy Dempsey (Philomel, board book, $6.99)

"We're a pair beyond compare, / a rare and special two, / in all the ways that I am me and you're completely you." From tea time to game time, singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, a granddaughter knows her grandpa is always wonderfully himself, and she is wonderfully herself, and together they are unbeatable! A pair beyond compare, a rare and special two! With simple rhymes and delightfully charming illustrations, Me with You is the perfect book to remind young readers how unique their relationship with their grandparents truly is.


Jeffrey Salane Lawless by Jeffrey Salane (Scholastic Inc., hardcover, $16.99)

Columbia, SC, native Jeffrey Salane brings us an exciting new middle-grade series! When M Freeman leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School, it's suddenly very clear that her tutors have been preparing her for a life of crime. Her newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school's most secretive clique. M's interest in the Masters is personal -- joining this international dishonor society is her best chance to learn the truth about her father's life . . . and his death. But when her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honor among thieves?


Clockwork Princess Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (McElderry Books, hardcover, $19.99)

Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: Tessa Gray. When Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. As they rally to rescue her from Mortmain's clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.


Clockwork Prince Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (McElderry Books, paperback, $12.99)

The mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa Gray's powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. When the trio encounters a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move -- and that one of their own has betrayed them. As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.


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And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini's new book, And the Mountains Echoed (Riverhead Books, hardcover, $28.95), will be released on May 21st, and we will be getting signed copies! The first twelve people who pre-pay us for this book will receive a SIGNED edition. Everyone who prepays after that will be entered into a drawing for their copy to be one of twelve more signed copies.
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Special Edition Dan Brown Books
Catch up on the latest adventures of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno (Doubleday, hardcover, $29.95), which releases on May 14th. Everyone who pre-orders this new book from us will be entered into a drawing to win a 10th anniversary limited edition slip-cased hardcover copy of The Da Vinci Code. (Two winners possible.)
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Murder Below Montparnasse
If you want to live the mysteries of Cara Black's heroine, private investigator Aimee Leduc, check out the Win a Killer Trip sweepstakes sponsored by Soho Press. There's an entry form in every signed, limited edition copy of the newest book in the series, Murder Below Montparnasse (Soho Press, hardcover, $25.95). You have until April 30th to enter.
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The Alchemist
Good Omens
The Lightning Thief
Look Again
Carolinas Gardener's Handbook 
The Backyard Parables 
Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables 
The Roots of My Obsession 
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Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole
Calico Joe

Flat Stanley at Bat
Pete the Cat: Play Ball!
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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
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Bad Kitty for President
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Liar & Spy
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Time for Spring Cleaning
The Art of Clean Up
Life After Life
Life After Life 
Reconstructing Amelia
Beautiful Ruins
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes

A Storm of Swords
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available starting April 16th
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The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Iron Man 3
Poetry Contest
Emrys members and non-members living in Greenville county may submit up to three haiku before 5:00pm on April 17th (National Haiku Day). There are four age categories -- adult, teen, tween, and youth -- with three grand prizes being awarded in each category, and winners will participate in the Emrys Japanese Gala at the Hyatt Regency Greenville on September 17th.
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The True Secret of Writing
Thursday, April 25th, 7pm
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Copies of her new book, The True Secret of Writing (Atria, hardcover, $25.00), will be available for purchase and signing.
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Creative Nonfiction: Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story
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Six Tuesdays
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FOR SALE: 1749 square foot bookstore in Western North Carolina. In business 30 years, strong emphases in children's, theology and regional. Annual income around $300,000. Owners retiring. Purchase inventory, fixtures and equipment, store name and goodwill.
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