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December 2013

Greetings! 

As you do your holiday shopping, remember that there are books for every person on your list and they are easy to wrap. So easy, in fact, that we'll wrap them for you for free!

We have lots of great books in stock, but if you need us to special order a book for that special someone, then please get us your order by the end of the day on Monday, December 16th, to guarantee before-Christmas delivery of any items in stock at our distributor.

Ladies, please consider making a book wish list. The men in your life want to make your wishes come true but they don't always trust their gift-giving judgment. Guys are usually so relieved to know you will like what they buy you that they'll often buy multiple things on your list. So help them out and make your book wish list today! Make sure to instruct them "Please shop at my favorite bookstore, Fiction Addiction!" To help you figure out just what you want, stop by the store and pick up our holiday catalog or just chat with us about what's new and exciting. Our staff likes nothing more than talking books!

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

State of the Heart
Book Your Lunch with Aida Rogers and Dot Jackson: Thursday, December 12th, 12pm @ City Range, $25

In State of the Heart, (USC Press, hardcover $39.95, paperback $19.95),  Aida Rogers has crafted an artful love letter to our state, with contributions from a host of nationally and regionally recognized writers who have written short essays on the South Carolina places that they cherish. This anthology provides a multifaceted historical and personal view of the Palmetto State and would make a wonderful holiday gift for those special people on your list! "State of the Heart reminds us of what is best about South Carolina and her many gifted writers, the monumental power of this place to shape our memories into stories and then our stories into art."-Pat Conroy, from the foreword. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Five Billion Years of Solitude
Stories & Sweets with Lee Billings: Thursday, December 12th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction
, $10/$29.63*

Join author and science  journalist Lee Billings for a Stories & Sweets event where he will discuss his fascinating book, Five Billion Years of Solitude (Current, hardcover, $27.95), which chronicles the scientific quest to discover other Earth-like planets elsewhere in the universe. *Note: $10 ticket can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. $29.63 ticket includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Waccamaw Gold
Launch Party for William Woodson: Wednesday, December 18th, 4:30-7pm @ Fiction Addiction
, FREE

South Carolina author William Woodson will be celebrating the launch of his debut novel, Waccamaw Gold (Class Publishing, paperback, $16.95), at Fiction Addiction. Birthright places privileged 30-something South Carolinian Billy Commander and his close circle of friends and family at the crossroads of opposing societal forces. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Ticketed Events
December
Aida Rogers
Book Your
Aida Rogers &
12pm,
12th
Dot Jackson
Lunch with
Dot Jackson,
$25
December 12th
Lee Billings
Stories & Sweets with
Lee Billings, 7pm, $10*

January 20th
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Stories & Sweets with
Suzanne Woods Fisher, 7pm, $10*
February
Elizabeth Michels
Stories and
Elizabeth Michels
2pm,
(More info
8th
Christy English
Sweets with
& Christy English,
$10
coming soon)
February 12th
Sonja Condit
Book Your Lunch with
Sonja Condit, 12pm, $25
(More info coming soon)





Megan Shepherd
Megan Shepherd
February
Megan Miranda
Megan Miranda

Lovestruck YA
4pm,
(More info
22nd
Robin Constantine
Robin Constantine

Talk & Signing
$15*
coming soon)

Kasie West
Kasie West

*Additional ticket options available for select events. See event details for more information.

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
The Epicurious Cookbook
Monday, December 9th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, December 16th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs each meet monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel (Crown Publishers, hardcover, $27.99) on the 2nd Monday at Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest (102 S. Poinsett Hwy.) from October through December.

What's for Dinner? We will be using What's for Dinner? by Curtis Stone (Ballantine Books, hardcover, $35.00) on the 3rd Monday Cookbook Club, November 18th, at Fiction Addiction.
 
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.

 

 

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

December 5th
December 12th
December 19th
December 26th
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
The Snatchabook
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas


Angelina Ballerina
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $14.99

Do You Have Your Kobo Yet?
Kobo
Kobo Arc
Kobo Aura HD
Kobo Glo
  Kobo Mini

Or select one of the following options to install the Kobo app on your desktop or mobile device, and support Fiction Addiction in the process!

Desktop
Desktop
iTunes App Store
iOS
Google Play
Android
BlackBerry

Signed Books Make Great Gifts!
Stitches
Dust
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Just One Evil Act
Hardcover - $17.95
Hardcover - $28.95
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $29.95


Signed First Editions Club
December 2013
January 2014*
February 2014
March 2014
Someone Else's Love Story
The Death of Santini
On Such a Full Sea
North of Boston
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $28.95
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $27.95

Our Signed First Editions Club makes it easy to become a collector! We pick great books -- past picks have included a National Book Award Winner and an Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel -- and you get one signed first edition every month. Our picks run the gamut from memoirs to popular fiction, cookbooks to mysteries. All you have to do is provide us with payment information and commit to purchasing at least 10 of the 12 books picked each year. Collect for fun or for profit -- our club members have seen their books increase in value since they purchased them! A club membership also makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

*Note: We have a limited number of signed copies of The Death of Santini. Later signups will receive instead The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert for January's selection.



Store News
Be a World Book Night Giver!
World Book Night 2014World Book Night is gearing up for April 23rd, 2014! Giver applications are open until January 5th for anyone interested in being a giver. The official title selections have been announced and can be found at www.us.worldbooknight.org




Two Ways to Earn FREE Books!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a free "advance reading copy" from our selection!

Or volunteer and help us 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 info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Did You Know We Offer Home Delivery?
We are partnering with our distributor Baker & Taylor to bring our customers audio downloads, more ebooks, and the ability to order movies, CDs, and more book titles directly from the warehouse for home delivery!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
Would you like to learn about even more great books and book-related news? Shelf Awareness sends out a twice-weekly email newsletter filled with book reviews, book lists, author interviews, and more. If you're interested in subscribing to the Shelf Awareness email list, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com.

Holiday Gift Ideas
2013 ABC Best Books for Children

Dream Animals

Otis and the Puppy
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition
Battling Boy
Babies & Toddlers
Picture Books
Early Readers
Activity &
Graphic Books




The Twistrose Key
Rooftoppers
The Madman's Daughter
Eleanor & Park
Middle Readers
New Voices
Teen
Awards


2013 Holiday Catalog
Chomp
34 Pieces of You
The Round House
King and Maxwell
For Children
For Teens
For Fiction Lovers
For Mystery Lovers




Cooking from the Heart
Chickens in the Road
Music
Descent
For Cooks
For Biography Lovers
For Music Lovers
SIBA Book Award Winners & Finalists


New Products
We have more Alice's Cottage gift items, including these fun holiday themed products!

Hot Pads
Mug Mats
Bird Seed Gift Bags
Holiday Lab Spiced Hot Pad
Holly and Ivy Single Spiced Mug Mat
Bird Seed Gift Bag
$17.49
$4.99
$5.50

Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf
Elf Skirt
A Birthday Tradition
The Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf Claus Couture Limited Edition Tutu Skirt
The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition
$29.95
The original Elf on the Shelf!
Includes book and elf.
$6.95
A 2013 limited edition tutu skirt for your elf.
$19.95
Includes book and birthday outfit.
*Elf not included.*

December New Releases
Nonfiction
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
America's favorite accidental cowgirl is back with a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate the holidays all through the year. The book includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes, helping home cooks whip up a variety of feasts from soup to nuts. Make your holidays brighter, tastier, and unforgettable -- live it up the Pioneer Woman way!

Release Date: 10/29/2013 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.99



ChaserChaser by John W. Pilley
The heartwarming and amazing story of Chaser, a Border Collie who has learned the names of over 1,000 objects, and her octogenarian trainer, exploring the true potential of animal intelligence and the ways in which any dog lover could achieve similar results. Pilley's story points us toward a new way of relating to our canine companions that takes into account our evolving understanding of the way animals and humans learn. The author is a retired Wofford professor and lives in Spartanburg, SC.

Release Date: 10/29/2013 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Mystery & Suspense
The Gods of Guilt
Takedown Twenty
Hostage
Hardcover - $28.00
SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE!
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $26.95

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dangerous Women Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities -- including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R.R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women -- heroines and villains alike -- by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S.M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others.

Release Date: 12/3/2013 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $32.50


Children's & Young Adult
Penguin in LovePenguin in Love by Salina Yoon
One day, Penguin was looking for love, but instead he found ... a hand-knitted mitten. The longer Penguin searches for his mitten's other half, the more he wonders if he, too, has a perfect match. A perfect picture book for knitting grandmas to share with their beloved grandchildren.

Release Date: 12/3/2013 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $14.99



Rebel SpringRebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Love, power, and magic collide with war in the second book of the Fallen Kingdoms series. Auranos has fallen, and the three kingdoms -- Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia -- are now united as one country called Mytica. When the evil King Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagined.

Release Date: 12/3/2013 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


Graphic Novels
The 47 RoninThe 47 Ronin by Sean Michael Wilson
In the eighteenth century, 47 samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai -- known as ronin -- all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan's deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice.

Release Date: 11/5/2013 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.95



December 2013 Indie Next List

Someone Else's Love Story
Tuscan Rose
At Night We Walk in Circles
A Reader's Book of Days
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $24.95


December 2013 Indie Next List

Paul Meets Bernadette
All the Truth That's in Me
Reality Boy
The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit
Hardcover - $14.00
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $18.00
Hardcover - $16.99


What Local Authors Are Reading
Jim McFarlane Recommends...
The Midwife's Tale The Midwife's Tale by Sam Thomas -- Now in Paperback!
Sam Thomas writes historical fiction the way I enjoy it: where the mindset (know your "station" and stay there) and the setting (York under siege during the English Civil War) are major characters who frequently assist or hinder the protagonist, but are always interesting. For example, a midwife was licensed by the city and in return had to force an unmarried mother-to-be to identify the father so that the father instead of the church poor fund would support the bastard child. Excellent novel, excellent mystery, excellent historical fiction.

Release Date: 12/10/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope.


Volunteer Picks
Nancy M. Recommends...
The Absence of Mercy
The Absence of Mercy is a chilling psychological thriller that will both surprise and sadden. It will haunt your dreams and make you pull your children close to you.

Release Date: 11/19/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99






Once Upon a Lie Beautifully written and with a bit of wit, Once Upon a Lie, is a compelling look at family secrets and loyalties, friendship, and retribution. Maeve Conlon is the divorced mother of two hard-to-handle teenage daughters, she is a struggling small business owner, and is responsible for her retired police-detective father who is succumbing to dementia. If that wasn't enough to drive her off the deep end, she soon finds it necessary to clear her father from suspicion in the shooting death of her cousin Sean.

Release Date: 12/10/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

 
Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
Someone Else's Love StorySomeone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson - Signed First Editions Available!
Joshilyn Jackson, one of my favorite Southern writers, has written THE classic modern love story. I dare you not to fall in love with William, Shandi, and Someone Else's Love Story.

Seconded by Nancy M., Nancy R., Melissa, and Kathleen.

Release Date: 11/19/13 - Format: Hardback - Price: $26.99


Melissa Recommends...
Once Upon a MemoryOnce Upon a Memory by Nina Laden 
Before and after take on new meaning in Laden's book, which follows a child trying to determine if a feather remembers when it was a bird, or if a book remembers it used to be just words. Gorgeous illustrations accompany the whimsical text in this picture book that asks, "What will you remember?" A book to be shared and cherished by parents and children everywhere.

Release Date: 12/3/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.00



Bits & PiecesBits & Pieces by Judy Schachner 
Tink is a well-loved cat who has everything he could ever want. But when he's taken to the vet one day, it begins an obsession with the great outdoors that even a kitten companion can't overcome. It takes a big adventure for Tink to learn how much his family really does love him in beloved author Judy Schachner's adorable new picture book that kids are sure to love to Bits & Pieces.

Release Date: 10/22/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Fault LineFault Line by C. Desir 
I can see this being a really important book, along the lines of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, but for a slightly older audience. Ben blames himself for his girlfriend Ani being drugged and raped at a party. Ani also blames herself and falls into a downward spiral, becoming promiscuous because she feels that's all that defines her any more. Ben wants to help Ani but doesn't know how, when she doesn't seem to want help. This book is more for friends and loved ones of people who have been raped, rather than for the victims themselves. It's an interesting perspective, and I think this could inspire a lot of good conversation about how to empathize with and help rape survivors. But be warned, there are a lot of triggers.

Release Date: 10/15/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


Kathleen Recommends...
Little SantaLittle Santa by Jon Agee - Signed First Editions Available!
Have you ever wondered how Santa became Santa? What kind of child he was and what his family was like? I loved Jon Agee's vision of Little Santa's childhood, starting with the opening illustration of the boy Santa's round belly poking out of his red onesie.  Every page is a treat. Don't read any reviews ahead of time; there are way too many spoilers. This book will make a wonderful keepsake and holiday gift for children and adults alike.

Release Date: 10/17/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99
 

Nancy R. Recommends...
The Interestings The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 
In 1974, six friends meet at a summer arts camp in upstate New York. Five are from wealthy homes, but one, Jules, is not -- her outsider's perspective on these friends and their lives forms the center of The Interestings, which tells their story over the next four decades. This is a funny, touching, and beautifully written story of friendship, secrets, sadness, envy, loyalty -- and, basically, life.

Release Date: 4/9/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95


Previous staff picks now in Paperback...
The Hum and the Shiver
Jill's pick, $7.99
Perfect
Melissa's pick, $11.99
The Diviners
Melissa's pick, $11.00
Little Wolves
Kathleen's pick, $15.00

Dates to Remember
November 27th - December 4th
December 7th
December 25th
Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure
December 1941
A Story of Christmas and All of Us
Hanukkah
Pearl Harbor Day
Christmas

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day was founded in 2010 by Jenny Milchman as she took her children to bookstores across the country as they traveled. This day is about instilling a love of bookstores in children so that they will value and support this most precious of resources as they go on to enter and create communities of their own. Bring your children to Fiction Addiction this year on the first Saturday of December, December 7th, and explore everything we have to offer!
 
 On TV
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Sundays
@ 9pm on PBS
starting January 5th




At The Movies
The Sting ManThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Monuments Men
Walking with Dinosaurs
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Monuments Men
Walking with Dinosaurs




The Mayor of MacDougal Street
Let Me Off at the Top!
The Invisible Woman
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
Anchorman 2
The Invisible Woman
The Wolf of Wall Street

Happy Holidays and thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540
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