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April 2014

Greetings! 

Easter is this month and then Mother's Day is right around the corner. We've put together some cute Easter book packages for your little ones and have just gotten in some new gifts that will be great for moms. So stop by the store and check out our octagon display with tea cozies, mug mats, and cute bird seed gift bags from Alice's Cottage as well as fun cocktail napkins and magnets. And, of course, we're happy to recommend just the right book for your mom as well!

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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.

World Book Night
World Book Night Giver Reception: Monday, April 14th, 5:30-7pm @ Fiction Addiction
, FREE

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 givers no matter their pickup location. We will be serving wine and light refreshments. If you can't make the party, you may pick up your books anytime between April 15th and the 23rd. And this year, you can order some great World Book Night merchandise to identify yourself as a giver!

 

The In-Between Hour

Join us for a Stories & Sweets event with two North Carolina novelists -- Barbara Claypole White and Anne Clinard Barnhill -- as they discuss their latest novels, The In-Between Hour (White, MIRA, paperback, $14.95; a Winter 2014 SIBA Okra pick) and Queen Elizabeth's Daughter (Barnhill, St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $15.99, Queen Elizabeth's Daughter on sale 3/18/14). *Note: Ticket can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


The Reading Circle
In-Store Signing with Ashton Lee: Saturday, April 19th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction
, FREE

Southern author Ashton Lee will be signing copies of his new novel, The Reading Circle (Kensington, paperback, $15.00), at Fiction Addiction. This is the follow-up to Lee's The Cherry Cola Book Club, which debuted in April 2013 to rave reviews. The Reading Circle invites readers back to the quirky town of Cherico, Mississippi, where potluck meetings at the local library proved a feast for mind and stomach alike. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

Wendelin Van Draanen, multi-award-winning author of more than 30 books for kids and young adults, and her husband Mark Parsons, long-time nonfiction writer and the author of Road Rash (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99), Road Rasha band-on-the-road YA adventure, will discuss books, writing, the book-to-movie experience, and how they managed to juggle day jobs, children, and sharing an office without bloodshed. *Note: Each ticket admits one teen/adult and up to 4 accompanying children 12 years or younger and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Tempting Fate
Book Your Lunch with Jane Green: Wednesday, April 23rd, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat
, $35 / $52.55*

Jane Green, author of 14 previous New York Times bestsellers, joins us to talk about her new novel, Tempting Fate (St. Martin's, hardcover, $25.99), in which Gabby may have destroyed her 20-year marriage with one reckless moment. *Note: $35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $52.55 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.

 


The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life
Book Your Lunch with Cassandra King: Thursday, April 24th, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto
, $35 / $40.90*

We are thrilled to be hosting bestselling Southern author Cassandra King for the second time. She will be discussing her latest book, The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle (Maiden Lane Press, hardcover, $15.00, on sale 4/17/14; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick). Originally delivered as a commencement address, it makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or graduation. *Note: $35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $40.90 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.

 


Orpheus Lost

In her thrilling novel Orpheus Lost (Norton, paperback, $14.95), 2014 South Carolina Academy of Authors inductee Janette Turner Hospital again shows her genius, interweaving a literary thriller with a story of passion and the triumph of decency in confusing and dangerous times. Achingly sensual, effortlessly lyrical, Hospital's dazzling Orpheus Lost is a powerful and disturbing novel. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


SC Academy of Authors

The South Carolina Academy of Authors in partnership with Furman University invite you to join them for the 2014 Induction ceremony and reception honoring Gilbert Allen, Janette Turner Hospital, John Lane, and Robert Quillen. To make reservations, print out the order form, fill out, and mail with a check payable to SCAA to Tom Mack, Chair, Department of English, USC-Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801.

 


Don't Ever Look Back
Book Talk & Signing with Daniel Friedman: Thursday, May 1st, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction
, $10 / $26.49*

Mystery author Daniel Friedman will be discussing his new novel, Don't Ever Look Back (Minotaur, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 4/22/14). Friedman's 88-year-old protaganist Buck Schatz is back and living in a retirement home when a man from his past offers to pay him for a favor, leading to the signature wit and antics we've come to expect. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $26.49 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


The Tale of Tango
Book Signing with Paul E. Hohmann: Saturday, May 3rd, 11am @ Runway Cafe
, FREE

Taylors pilot Paul E. Hohmann will be signing copies of his first children's picture book, The Tale of Tango (Xlibris, paperback, $15.99), at Runway Cafe. Bring the kids to watch the planes take off and land, learn how Tango and Paul both overcame their fears of flying, and enjoy free refreshments.

 


Dreaming Bears

SC native J. Michael Holloway will be signing* copies of his memoir, Dreaming Bears: A Gwich'in Indian Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska (Epicenter Press, paperback, $17.95, on sale 5/1/14), at Fiction Addiction. This is the true story of the rare friendship that develops between a young medical student with deep roots in the South and an elderly Indian couple in the wilds of northeast Alaska. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. (*Due to his Parkinson's, Mr. Holloway may be using a stamp rather than physically signing.)

 


Natchez Burning
Book Talk & Signing with Greg Iles: Thursday, May 8th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction
, $10 / $29.67*

Suspense author Greg Iles will be discussing the latest book in his Penn Cage mystery series, Natchez Burning (Morrow, hardcover, $27.99, on sale 4/29/14; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick), the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $29.67 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Between Wrecks
Stories & Sweets with George Singleton: Tuesday, May 13th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction
, $10 / $16.91*

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls SC author George Singleton "[the] unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story." His latest collection, Between Wrecks (Dzanc, paperback, $15.95, on sale 5/13/14; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick), takes readers on a raucous bar crawl through an America both startlingly familiar and hilariously absurd. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $16.91 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Everything That Remains
Book Talk & Signing with The Minimalists: Thursday, May 15th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction
, FREE (RSVPs requested)

Meet Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists, who will be discussing their new book, Everything That Remains (Asymmetrical, paperback, $12.00), at Fiction Addiction. The Minimalists write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

 



Indies First Storytime Day

We're looking for customers who would like to be storytime readers on May 17th, the inaugural Indies First Storytime Day celebrating Children's Book Week. Each customer can read from any children's book they like for 15 minutes. We'd love to get enough readers to cover the entire day. If you're interested let us know which time of day works for you and if you already know what you'd like to read.

 


A Southern Girl
Book Talk & Signing with John Warley: Tuesday, May 20th, 2pm @ The International Center of the Upstate
, FREE

Native Southe Carolinian John Warley will be discussing his new novel, A Southern Girl (Story River, hardcover, $29.95, on sale 5/15/14; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick), as well as the topic of international adoption, at The International Center of the Upstate (9 S. Memminger St., Greenville). The first release from Pat Conroy's Story River Books and set against the exquisite historical backdrop of Charleston's insular South of Broad neighborhood, A Southern Girl is a tale of international adoption and of families lost and then found anew. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Ticketed Events
April 16th
April 22nd
April 23rd
Barbara Claypole WhiteAnne Clinard BarnhillWendelin Van Draanen & Mark Huntley ParsonsJane Green
Stories & Sweets with
Barbara Claypole White & Anne Clinard Barnhill
,
7pm, $10
"He Said, She Said" Author Road Show with
Wendelin Van Draanen & Mark Huntley Parsons
,
4:30pm, $10
Book Your Lunch with
Jane Green
12pm, $35*



April 24th
April 25th
May 1st
May 8th
Cassandra KingJanette Turner HospitalDaniel FriedmanGreg Iles
Book Your Lunch with
Cassandra King
, 12pm, $35*
Book Your Lunch with
Janette Turner Hospital
, 12pm, $25
 
Book Talk & Signing with
Daniel Friedman
, 5:30pm, $10*
Greg Iles, 6:30pm, $10*




May 13th
May 27th
June 4th
June 7th
George SingletonJon SealyDorothea Benton FrankMary Kay Andrews
Stories & Sweets with
George Singleton
, 7pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Jon Sealy
, 12pm, $35*
Stories & Sweets with
Dorothea Benton Frank
, 7pm, $40
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Kay Andrews, 12pm, $35*
(More info coming soon!)




June 8th
June 18th
June 25th
Karen WhiteMary Alice MonroeNan ChaseDeNeice Guest
Book Talk & Signing with
Karen White
, 3pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Alice Monroe
, 12pm, $42*
Stories & Sweets with
Nan Chase & DeNeice Guest
,
7pm, $10*

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Giada's Feel Good Food
Monday, April 14th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, April 21st, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs each meet monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Giada's Feel Good Food by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $32.50) on the 2nd Monday at Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest (102 S. Poinsett Hwy.) from April through June.

The Lemonade Cookbook We will be using The Lemonade Cookbook by Alan Jackson and JoAnn CianCiulli (St. Martin's, hardcover, $30.00) on the 3rd Monday Cookbook Club 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 April:

April 3rd
April 10th
April 17th
April 24th
Time for Bed, Fred!
Maple
I Am Peter
Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Hardcover - $14.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Paperback - $3.99
Hardcover - $16.99

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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!

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Signed First Editions Club
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
The Martian
The Secret of Magic
Natchez Burning
The Whiskey Baron
Hardcover - $24.00
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.00

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.


New Products
May the Fourth Be with You on May 4th! Celebrate with Metal Earth's new line of Star Wars figures that you fold yourself out of laser-cut steel sheets! Available in four styles.
Metal Earth R2-D2 Metal Earth AT-AT
We've just received new merchandise from Alice's Cottage: more spiced mug mats, pot holders, bird seed gift bags, and tea cozies. These make great gifts!
Tea and Books Tea Cozy

March New Releases
Regional Interest
The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers
This guide comprises 127 entries written by more than seventy literary scholars, and it also highlights the sixty-five writers inducted thus far into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which serves as the state's literary hall of fame. Rich in natural beauty and historic complexity, South Carolina has long been a source of inspiration for writers. The talented writers featured here represent the countless anonymous individuals who have shared tales and lore of South Carolina.
 
USC Press - Release Date: 3/11/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $24.95


Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, her long-lost cousin Elsie proclaims that she is sending Elsie's granddaughter Trixie to Miss Julia's to learn to become a lady. When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge. Meanwhile, Sam has decided to run for state senate. But when he has a fainting spell and has to go into the hospital for tests, who will run his campaign? Is his no-good rival going to cakewalk into office? No sir, not if Miss Julia has anything to say about it -- and indeed she does, including up on the stump.
 
 
Penguin - Release Date: 4/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95



The Last Original Wife
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
The Road from Gap Creek
Paperback - $14.99
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $14.95

Nonfiction
Under Magnolia
Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes - Signed Copies Available!
In her Tuscany memoirs, Frances Mayes frequently refers to her south Georgia hometown of Fitzgerald, her memories of it, and the commonalities of what she recalls of Southern life and life in her adopted home of Cortona, Italy. Inspired by old scrapbooks and her childhood diary, Mayes examines the South she knew and what has changed. She discovers a renewed appreciation for Southern writers. And through chronicles of her travels throughout the Carolinas, Alabama, and Georgia, she weaves a memoir that explores the power of a place and the idea of home.

 
Crown - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00



Flash Boys
Tupelo Honey Cafe
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
Reasons My Kid Is Crying
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $29.99
Hardcover - $14.95
Paperback - $15.00

General & Historical Fiction
And the Dark Sacred Night
Characters from the Three Junes return! Kit Noonan's life is stalled: unemployed, twins to help support, a mortgage to pay -- and a frustrated wife, who is certain that more than anything else, Kit needs to solve the mystery of his father's identity. Immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from Vermont to the tip of Cape Cod, Glass weaves together the lives of Kit and ultimately, Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of Three Junes (now in his sixties).

 
Pantheon - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95



The Burgess Boys
Unwritten
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 4/8/14
Paperback - $15.00

Romance
Starting Now
For years Libby Morgan dreamed only of making partner in her competitive, high-pressure law firm. When she's let go, she must rebuild her entire life...starting now. Libby reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store, where she forms a close bond with the shop owner and two teenage girls. As A Good Yarn becomes a second home, Libby relishes the different person she's become. She even finds time for romance with a charming and handsome doctor who seems to be her perfect match. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear.
 
Ballantine - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99



Science Fiction & Fantasy
Last God Standing
When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose. Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth's vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned. Meanwhile, the newly-humanized deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God. How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on?
 
Angry Robot - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99



Children's & Young Adult
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile
Art, mystery, fun, and friendship combine in this illustrated middle grade series debut. Sixth-grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red, has a photographic memory and a talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case, drawing him deeper into New York's famous Museum Mile and closer to a dangerous criminal group known as the Picasso Gang. With page-turning adventure and fun characters, this first installment in the Eddie Red series is a must-read for any fan of puzzles and mystery.
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



Good Night South Carolina
Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania!
Popular
Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Board book - $9.95
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $18.99
On sale 4/15/14
Hardcover - $19.00
On sale 4/8/14

Graphic Novels
Rio: Snakes Alive!
Blu and Jewel, the last known surviving Blue Spix Macaws, are having a great time raising their children in the safety of the Blu Bird Sanctuary, but there may be trouble in paradise! When Blu overhears Tulio and Linda talking about their money troubles, Blu takes it upon himself to save the sanctuary and his friends' livelihood. When bulldog Luiz tells Blu about a legendary elixir hidden somewhere in the jungle, Blu thinks that could be the answer...if cockatoo Nigel doesn't get there first, and if they can make it past the villainous snaky Ssssssalbatore in one piece!
 
Papercutz - Release Date: 4/15/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99



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.

South Carolina Book Award Winners

Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Picks

The Whiskey Baron
The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life
Between Wrecks
A Long Time Gone
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $15.00
On sale 5/1/14
Paperback - $15.95
On sale 5/13/14
Hardcover - $25.95
On sale 6/3/14


April 2014 Indie Next List

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Frog Music
The Plover
Astonish Me
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $24.99
On sale 4/8/14
Hardcover - $25.95
On sale 4/8/14


Volunteer Picks
Nancy M. Recommends...
Notorious
This exciting thriller introduces Maxine Revere, an independently wealthy member of a socialite family who became an investigative reporter, specializing in solving cold cases, because truth was more important to her than family and social status. Old murders and family secrets are not safe with this determined and highly motivated reporter. Haunted with secrets and demons of her own, Revere sets out to discover the truth about who murdered three people in her small home town outside San Francisco. Great detective work, family dynamics, "real" characters, and a hint of romance all contribute to make this a fabulous one-sitting read.

Minotaur - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99



Kill Fee Kill Fee starts out at breakneck speed and doesn't let up. From the impressive author of The Professionals, comes another action packed and powerfully written novel. If you have not yet met Minnesota homicide investigator Stevens and FBI agent Windmere, this is a great place to start. With enough electricity between them to light up a city, this dynamic duo use intuition and plain old police know how to track down Killswitch. Another winner for Laukkanen.

Putnam - Release Date: 3/20/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95



The Accident The Accident is an explosive and very informative look into the cutthroat world of publishing. Who could ever imagine that publishing a memoir could involve such danger and intrigue? This masterpiece thriller will grab you and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. The multi-layered story of love and deception and betrayal will be impossible to put down and will leave you gasping at the surprise ending. Wow, wow, Chris Pavone...way to go!


Crown - Release Date: 3/11/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00



Jackie Recommends...
Vintage A great story of three generations of women through their interaction at a vintage clothing store. Will be loved by fans of Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, Susan Wiggs, and Sheryl Woods.

William Morrow - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99



Adam (Jill's brother) Recommends...
Lockstep When I saw there was a new Karl Schroeder book, I didn't bother to see what it was about before I started reading, and I wasn't disappointed. The world of Lockstep is amazing, original, and makes sense. World-building on par with John C. Wright, coupled with adventure in the style of Heinlein. A must read for fans of Schroeder's previous books and anyone who loves science fiction with big ideas.

Tor - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99



Dark Eden An immaculately built alien world with stranded colonists, Beckett weaves story with mythos perfectly. A great read.

Broadway - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Never Go Back
Still Missing
Nancy M.'s pick - $14.00
Nancy M.'s pick - $9.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $7.99



The Spymistress
Heart of Palm
The Innocence Game
Jackie's pick - $16.00
Jackie's pick - $16.00
Jackie's pick - $14.95
On sale 4/8/14

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
The Whiskey Baron The Whiskey Baron by Jon Sealy
In a South Carolina mill village in 1932, bootlegging can look more appealing than farming or working dawn to dusk in the mill. But there can be only one whiskey baron, and Larthan Tull is not a man to cross. Fans of Ron Rash and Wiley Cash will rejoice to find a kindred voice in Jon Sealy's debut novel, The Whiskey Baron.


Hub City - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Salvage
North Carolina is producing some great young adult authors -- Sarah Dessen, Beth Revis, and now Alexandra Duncan. In Salvage, our heroine Ava lives in a repressive, patriarchal society on her family's deep-space merchant ship. When a misunderstanding leads to her death sentence, Ava has no choice but to escape and try to learn how to survive on her own under the punishing gravity of Earth.


Greenwillow - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Sekret Sekret by Lindsay Smith
It's hard enough trying to survive in Soviet-era Russia without having to hide paranormal abilities as well. When Yulia is discovered by the KGB, she is forced to use her powers on their behalf to keep her family safe. Teen espionage fans will love the crosses and double-crosses as Yulia works develop an escape plan while keeping her fellow psychics out of her thoughts.


Roaring Brook - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

 
Melissa Recommends...
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is already known for making space living accessible through his many contributions to social media. This book is the icing on the cake, and you don't need to have space travel aspirations for the lessons to appeal to you. Covering everything from the time he decided he wanted to be an astronaut (he was 9 and had just watched the Apollo moon landing) to his return in 2013 from commanding the ISS, Hadfield reveals what has made him so successful, both as an astronaut and in his life in general. A must-read for anyone who wants to get the most out of life -- especially if you do want to be an astronaut.


Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 10/29/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00



Outside the Box
Reminiscent of the best of Shel Silverstein, the hilarious poems and accompanying drawings in this collection will have kids eager to consume poetry in its many shapes and forms. Readers are sure to find at least one poem here, if not many, that they will want to share with everyone they know.

McElderry - Release Date: 3/11/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


 
Kathleen Recommends...
Hi, Koo!
Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth is a beautifully illustrated picture book that is perfect for teaching children about their connection to nature and introducing them to poetry. 26 haiku capture the activities and emotions of Koo, a charming panda bear, and his two human friends as they experience each season. The poems are kid-friendly; with gems such as "Eating warm cookies, on a cold day, is easy" and "too much TV this winter, my eyes are square, let's go out and play." This book will inspire readers of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors.


Scholastic - Release Date: 2/25/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99
 


Cynthia Recommends...
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The life and transformation of grumpy bookstore owner A.J. Fikry is told in the only way a book lover's life can be told -- through the language of books read. It almost reads like a book of recommended reading, and I found myself nodding with familiarity and noting what to add to my reading list. This delightful read captured every emotion -- I laughed, I sighed, I cried, turning page after page, eager to keep reading but oh-so-reluctant for the story to end. I simply adored this book!


Algonquin - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.95



Now in Paperback...
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen
Kelsey Green loves to read, so when her principal announces that the entire school will participate in a reading contest, she's sure she will read more than anyone else in her 3rd grade class. But will her class as a whole read enough to win the contest? Share your own love of reading with your child and introduce them to Kelsey Green, Reading Queen. Needless to say, Claudia has painted a pretty accurate portrait of my own childhood. :)

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

Square Fish - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Price: $5.99


Give and Take
The Rules
Bootstrapper
Someday, Someday, Maybe
Jill's pick - $16.00
Jill's pick - $9.99
Jill's pick - $15.00
Sarah's pick - $15.00




The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
The River of No Return
The Ability
Melissa's pick - $12.99
Melissa's pick - $16.00
Melissa's pick - $6.99

Dates to Remember
April 14th
April 20th
April 22nd
The Grapes of Wrath
How Jesus Became God
Arthur Turns Green



April 23rd
May 4th
May 5th
World Book Night
LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Trilogy
Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole

Month-Long Celebrations...
A Poet's Glossary
The Autistic Brain
My Body Belongs to Me!
Bastard Out of Carolina
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Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
Of Mice and Men
Game of Thrones
Sundays
@ 9pm on HBO
Of Mice and Men
April 16th - July 27th

At The Movies
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Rio 2 The Junior Novel
Heaven is for Real
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  Rio 2
The Amazing
Spider-Man 2


Store & Community News
International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate Now that the Greenville Women's Club is defunct, consider joining The International Center of the Upstate. They have an International Women's Club with an active events program.

50 States Against Bullying Author Tour
Thirteen Reasons WhyBring the fight against bullying to schools in our community! New York Times bestseller and teen favorite Thirteen Reasons Why continues to inspire anti-bullying discussion in schools across America. This fall, author Jay Asher will be hitting the road to talk to teens about this important issue -- making a stop in each of the 50 states.

Fiction Addiction is Open on Sundays!
To help meet your book-buying needs in 2014, we have decided to open the store on Sundays from Noon-4:00pm. Stop by and say hi to Cynthia and grab a book, perfect for passing time on those lazy Sunday afternoons!

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.

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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