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May 2014

 

We have a big crowd coming for tonight's event with Greg Iles. We've sold out our seats (so if you have a ticket make sure you arrive by 6:15), but you can buy standing-room tickets at the door if this is the first you're hearing about the event.

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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.

Natchez Burning
Book Talk & Signing with Greg Iles: Thursday, May 8th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $29.67*
Seats sold out -- standing room tickets only available 

Suspense author Greg Iles will be discussing the latest book in his Penn Cage mystery series, Natchez Burning (Morrow, hardcover, $27.99; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick; a May 2014 Indie Next 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; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick; a May 2014 Indie Next 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.

 


The Boy Problem
Book Signing with Kami Kinard: Wednesday, May 14th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina author Kami Kinard will be signing copies of her new middle-grade novel, The Boy Problem (Scholastic, hardcover, $12.99). Inspired by her BFF Kara, Tabbi Reddy hopes that looking for the right signs will lead her to the right boy. A perfect "next step" for fans of Rachel Russell's Dork Diaries series. An official Children's Book Week event.

 


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.

 



How I Became a Pirate
Book Signing with Melinda Long: Friday, May 16th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville author Melinda Long will be signing copies of her bestselling picture books, How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $16.99 each). Join Jeremy Jacob on his swashbuckling adventures learning about a pirate's life. An official Children's Book Week event.

 


SC Book Festival

The 2014 SC Book Festival will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St., Columbia). On Friday, May 16th, featured workshops at various locations around the Columbia area during the day will be offered for a nominal registration fee. In the evening will be the annual ticketed opening night reception. On Saturday, May 17th, and Sunday, May 18th, all events are free and open to the public. The weekend activities feature award-winning authors discussing their works and other interesting literary topics, book signings, and exhibitors.

 


Indies First Storytime Day
Indies First Storytime Day: Saturday, May 17th, 10am-5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

In honor of Children's Book Week, we invite you to attend the first ever Indies First Storytime Day. Authors, illustrators, and customers will be volunteering at bookstores independent bookstores across the country, including Fiction Addiction, as storytime readers. Bring the kids, or volunteer to be a reader!

 


The Chattooga River
Book Signing with Laura Ann Garren: Sunday, May 18th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina journalist Laura Ann Garren will be signing copies of her book, The Chattooga River (History Press, paperback, $19.99). People travel from all over the country to run rapids, cast for trout, and hike the trails at the Chattooga River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southeast. Learn more about the river that forms the northwesternmost border of our state.

 


A Southern Girl

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.

 


The Whiskey Baron
Book Your Lunch with Jon Sealy: Tuesday, May 27th, 12pm @ Twigs Tempietto, $35 / $52.56*

Jon Sealy writes about his South Carolina homeland during the Prohibition era in his debut novel, The Whiskey Baron (Hub City, hardcover, $26.00), which is winning rave reviews from everyone who has read it. *Note: $35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $52.56 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 Hurrican Sisters

Bestselling South Carolina author Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry novel, The Hurricane Sisters (William Morrow, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 6/3/14). *Note: Ticket price includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Dancing on Rocks
Stories & Sweets with Rose Senehi: Thursday, June 5th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $16.91*

Southern author Rose Senehi will be discussing her new book, Dancing on Rocks (KIM, paperback, $15.95), the latest standalone book set in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. *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.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Save the Date
Book Your Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews: Saturday, June 7th, 12pm @ City Range, $35 / $53.61*

In Save the Date (St. Martin's, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 6/3/14), the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews, a Savannah florist who doesn't believe in love is about to score the wedding of a lifetime. *Note: $35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $53.61 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.

 


A Long Time Gone
Book Talk & Signing with Karen White: Sunday, June 8th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $27.51*

Southern author Karen White will be discussing her new book, A Long Time Gone (NAL, hardcover, $25.95, on sale 6/3/14; a Spring 2014 SIBA Okra Pick). Nine years after leaving home and swearing never to go back, Vivien Walker returns to find herself, but first she has to uncover family secrets and break the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $27.51 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 Summer Wind
Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 18th, 12pm @ Thornblade Club, $42 / $54*

New York Times bestselling author Mary Mary Alice Monroe will discuss The Summer Wind (Gallery, paperback, $16.00; hardcover, $27.00; on sale 6/17/14), the second book in The Lowcountry Summer trilogy that follows three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their Southern roots and family bonds. *Note: $42 ticket includes one paperback copy of the featured book. $54 ticket includes one hardcover copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Ticketed Events
May 8th
May 13th
May 27th
June 4th
Greg IlesGeorge SingletonJon SealyDorothea Benton Frank
Greg Iles, 6:30pm, $10*
Stories & Sweets with
George Singleton
, 7pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Jon Sealy
, 12pm, $35*
Stories & Sweets with
Dorothea Benton Frank
, 7pm, $40




June 7th
June 8th
June 18th
Mary Kay AndrewsKaren WhiteMary Alice Monroe
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Kay Andrews
, 12pm, $35*
Book Talk & Signing with
Karen White
, 3pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Alice Monroe
, 12pm, $42*



June 25th
June 27th
August 17th
Nan ChaseDeNeice GuestPatti Callahan HenryJenny Milchman
Stories & Sweets with
Nan Chase & DeNeice Guest
,
7pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Patti Callahan Henry
, 12pm, $35*
Book Talk & Signing with
Jenny Milchman, 2pm, $10*
(More info coming soon)

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Giada's Feel Good Food
Monday, May 12th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, May 19th, 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 May:

May 1st
May 8th
May 15th
May 22nd
May 29th
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Me and My Mom!
Llama Llama Misses Mama
Oh So Brave Dragon
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Hardcover - $16.95
Hardcover - $16.95
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99

Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! Announcing the return of Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! A committee of booksellers from across the country has again selected 18 featured titles, which are tailored to children in three different age groups: Kindergarten to Grade 2, Grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.

Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! challenges young customers to read six books during the summer months. At least three of those six books should be on the list of suggested titles. Fiction Addiction will have rewards for children who complete the program, as well as for the local school with the highest number of participating students.

Registration will open June 1st, at which point kids just need to come by the store, grab their summer reading tracking forms (they double as bookmarks!), and pick up a few books to kick off the program! Happy reading!

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Signed First Editions Club
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
The Secret of Magic
Natchez Burning
The Whiskey Baron
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.


March New Releases
Regional Interest
The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to Life
Dottie Frank says it well: "I simply love The Same Sweet Girl's Guide to Life, a little book that packs big wisdom. If there is a better gift for anyone passing through one of life's transitions, I don't know what it would be..."
 
 
Maiden Lane Press - Release Date: 4/17/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $15.00


The Time Between
The Longest Ride
Paperback - $15.00
Paperback - $15.00

Nonfiction
iRules
As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When the contract, now known as iRules, was posted online it resonated on a massive scale and went viral.

Rodale Press - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.99



The Guns at Last Light
D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war. Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. Historic events come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. With this stirring final volume of a monumental trilogy, Atkinson has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West.

Picador - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $20.00



The Craft Beer Revolution
Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, shows how the individual and collective efforts of hundreds of creative businesses have combined to grab 10 percent of the dollar share of the US beer market. Hindy also explores how Budweiser, Miller, and Coors are creating their own craft-style beers to court credibility with a new generation of discerning eaters and drinkers. This is a timely and fascinating look at what America's new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy this wonderful, inexpensive, storied beverage: beer.

Palgrave - Release Date: 4/22/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00



A History of the World in 100 Weapons
The Tao of Martha
Hardcover - $15.95
Paperback - $15.00

General & Historical Fiction
Ladies' Night
Rising media star and lifestyle blogger Grace Stanton's own life gets torpedoed after she drives her cheating husband's pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool in a fit of anger. Soon she's locked out of her own life and forced to move in with her widowed mother who lives above, and owns, The Sandbar, a rundown beach bar. Grace and the three other marital misfits in her court mandated weekly "divorce recovery" sessions soon ditch their therapist and move their Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions to The Sandbox. They begin to help each other, walking a fine line between revenge and justice, as each one finds closure in ways previously unimagined.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


Mystery & Suspense
Courier
The Black Country
The Cuckoo's Calling
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $18.00

Romance
Midnight Crossroad
From the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale -- populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...
 
Ace - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95


Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Bone Season
It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others' minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.
 
Bloomsbury - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00


Children's & Young Adult
Mighty Dads
Inventively told through Pete the Cat creator James Dean's colorful construction vehicle characters, Mighty Dads is an adoring dedication to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on. Mighty Dads is the perfect way to say: I'm proud of you!
 
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



Oh So Brave Dragon
Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave -- because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar! But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave. Young readers will relate to Dragon's fears, and delight in his quest to be brave. Bestselling author/artist David Kirk, creator of the popular Miss Spider series, has created another beautiful, meaningful picture book to follow Oh So Tiny Bunny.
 
Feiwel & Friends - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation
Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can't wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced "read-a-bookie")-- a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing -- one genius at a time. Another fun installment in the life of a reluctant reader.
 
Roaring Brook Press - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $13.99



The Boy Problem
Inspired by her BFF, Kara (star of The Boy Project), Tabitha "Tabbi" Reddy starts her own "project" in the hopes of finding a cute crush. With the help of a math lesson on probability, Tabbi tries to predict who the right boy for her might be! Where is she most likely to meet him? What is he most likely to look like? Full of fun illustrations, hilarious equations, and lessons in cupcake-baking, life, love, and friendship, this book has a 100% probability of awesomeness. A perfect "next step" for fans of Rachel Russell's Dork Diaries series.
 
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $12.99



Cocky Is Our Mascot
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too
Hardcover - $14.95
Hardcover - $17.99

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2014 Indies Choice Award Winners
Life After Life
The Boys in the Boat
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Adult Fiction Book of the Year
Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
Adult Debut Book of the Year



Eleanor & Park
Flora & Ulysses
The Day the Crayons Quit
Young Adult Book of the Year
E.B. White Read-Aloud Award -- Middle Reader
E.B. White Read-Aloud Award -- Picture Book

May 2014 Indie Next List

All the Light We Cannot See
The Serpent of Venice
All the Birds, Singing
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
Hardcover - $27.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $28.00


What Local Authors Are Reading
Jim McFarlane Recommends...
The Blood of Alexander
This is a winner. Combination of Indiana Jones, Dirk Pitt and MacGyver!

Forge - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99


Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope.



Jim's Picks Now in Paperback...
Frozen in Time
$15.99

Volunteer Picks
Nancy M. Recommends...
Natchez Burning
Greg Iles is an amazing story teller, and his eagerly anticipated new novel proves this beyond a doubt. Natchez Burning is the first in an epic trilogy which starts in 1964 during the heated days of civil rights action in Natchez and the nearby areas of Louisiana. The past comes back with a vengeance as Penn Cage is forced to find out the long hidden truths about what happened during this turbulent time in order to defend his father, the beloved Dr. Cage, from a murder charge. We are treated to a fascinating history of corruption and evil, which may still be going on in present time. We are tantalized with hints of conspiracies on a national level. But most of all, we are shown how far family will go to protect family.


Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on May 8th!

William Morrow - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99



Don't Ever Look Back Buck Schatz might be 88 years old, living in a nursing home, and relying on a walker to get around, but that doesn't stop him from once again getting involved in a major crime. His wise-ass remarks and antics are funnier than ever as he sees the opportunity to bring an arch enemy from his past to justice. Of course nothing is as it seems at first, and once again we see into Buck's past and how events in his life have helped turn him into a crusty old curmudgeon determined to hang on to his gun above all else.

Minotaur - Release Date: 4/22/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99



Wolf Mo Hayder has written the ultimate story of psychological terror and horror. It is a riveting, bone-chilling tale about a family held hostage in their English country manor. This story of such evil doings will haunt you for long after you've finished and you will never suspect the shocking ending...it will leaveyou breathless!

Atlantic Monthly Press - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00



Invisible City Invisible City is a compelling, character driven debut novel which gives great insight into the little known world of Hasidic Jews. Rebekah is an inexperienced young tabloid reporter when she is assigned to cover the discovery of a dead body in the Hasidic area of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Rebekah's own mother, who abandoned an infant Rebekah and her gentile father to return to her Hasidic roots, was originally from Borough Park so Rebekah hoped to perhaps learn something about her mother at the same time. Rebekah's quest for the truth and her anger at the cover-ups she believed were happening, as well as her unresolved anger toward her mother, provide for a riveting story about the world of journalism and the influence a powerful voting bloc can have on criminal investigations.

Minotaur - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99



Ruin Falls A rare family vacation quickly becomes a nightmare as Liz Daniels' children vanish from the hotel during the night. When her husband disappears later in the morning, she discovers that he orchestrated their disappearance. The police will not get involved, so Liz must figure out what happened on her own. As she delves deeper and deeper into Paul's past and his relationship with his estranged parents, she finds that she has much more to worry about than her husband taking the children. Ruin Falls is a tense psychological thriller that points out how easy it is to brainwash those who are vulnerable or weak and shows how a determined mother cannot be stopped.


Seconded by Jackie W., store volunteer.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on August 17th (more info coming soon)!

Ballantine - Release Date: 4/22/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00



Steal the North I loved this book, the setting, and all of its characters, each one telling his own story with his own voice. This mesmerizing family drama explores every facet of love: love for a child, love of the land, love of a culture and its history, sibling love, love of a spouse, love of religion, second chance love, and a true once-in-a-lifetime love, all woven together in a beautifully written, magical story that you won't be able to put down.

Seconded by Cynthia C., store employee.

Viking - Release Date: 4/10/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95



Until You're Mine Until You're Mine hooked me right away and kept me until the very surprising and unexpected end. From the creepy prologue and the narratives of Claudia and Zoe, who are both obviously damaged souls, the signs abound that nothing is going to be as it seems. The book is told from the perspective of Claudia, heavily pregnant with her first child and stepmother to 4-year-old twin boys; Zoe, the nanny hired by Claudia who from the beginning lets us know that she has dark secrets; and Lorraine; a police detective who with her husband is working the case of attacked pregnant women. Their back stories just add to the building suspense in this tense and cunning psychological thriller.

Crown Publishers - Release Date: 4/15/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.00



Jackie Recommends...
Pilgrimage through Loss I was fortunate enough to hear Linda Hunt speak and was captured by her story and her strength. While the book is written as a response to the loss of her daughter, the insights are valid for any loss. This is not a "how to" book for overcoming grief, but a powerful look at the many different ways we grieve and how to accept all of them. The pilgrimage does not seek to diminish loss, but to find a path to finding appreciation of current moments. Not based completely on her own experience, Linda has interviewed thirty families and told of their journeys in addition to her own. A valuable resource for caregivers and families experiencing loss, and a must have for Stephen Ministers.

Westminster John Knox - Release Date: 2/7/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $20.00



Gretchen Recommends...
A World without Princes Life has returned to normal in Gavaldon. Until Agatha, wishing for a different ending to her fairy tale, unwittingly destroys the barrier that protects them from the Dark Woods, and unleashes vicious attacks that leave Gavaldon in ruins. Sophie and Agatha must face the Dark Woods and return to their former school. Yet when they return to the school, they find their fairy tale world turned upside down. To make matters worse, a new sinister force has taken control of the school, and will do anything to destroy Happily Ever After for everyone. Agatha must choose: Erase the mistake that she made when she chose to leave this enchanted world, or remain loyal to her best friend and return to Gavaldon. In the end, only one question remains: How can both good and evil have a Happily Ever After.

HarperCollins - Release Date: 4/15/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



Deep Blue As she prepares diligently for her coming of age celebration -- her Dokimi -- future ruler Serafina's heart is filled with excitement. Yet on the day of her Dokimi, her world is thrown into turmoil as treachery turns celebration into horror. Haunted by the terrors that she has seen and led only by dreams, Serafina finds herself on a journey to save her world. As Serafina journeys into the unknown, she will come face to face with the dangers and destruction that have consumed her world. Her only chance of survival is to solve the riddle of her dreams and find the river witch who conjured them.

Disney-Hyperion - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
Gone Girl
After Her
Guests on Earth
Nancy M.'s pick - $15.00
Nancy M.'s pick - $14.99
Jackie W.'s pick - $14.95



No Easy Day
The School for Good and Evil
Jackie W.'s pick - $16.00
Gretchen S.'s pick - $6.99

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
Secrecy Secrecy by Rupert Thomson
This extremely readable historical novel is set in 17th-century Florence during the decline of the Medicis and is based on the real-life wax sculptor, Zummo, who inspires Thomson's story of love, art, and politics.

Other Press - Release Date: 4/22/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.95


Melissa Recommends...
The Worst Princess
For anyone who sees something to be desired in traditional fairy tales with formulaic princesses. Princess Sue longs for her very own Prince Charming and has read all the books on how to do it. A prince finally comes for her, but Sue's relief is short-lived as she finds out that he expects her to sit prettily in her tower and amuse herself with fancy dresses. So when Sue joins forces with a dragon, proving herself the Worst Princess, she learns that it's ok to be herself, even if it's not what's expected of her.


Random House - Release Date: 4/22/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



This Is a Moose
"This is a Moose - take one!" It takes more than one take for the director to get his movie, though, because this moose wants to be an astronaut...but moose can't be astronauts! Or lacrosse goalies for that matter, and giraffes certainly can't be doctors. This hilarious picture book will have parents and kids laughing to see what un-animal-like activities the animals on set are going to get up to next, while affirming that you can be whatever you want to be, regardless of what a duck director thinks.

Little, Brown & Co.- Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.00



The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Beekle lives in a land of imaginary friends, waiting to be imagined by his perfect friend. Time passes, and all of Beekle's fellow imaginary friends leave, but Beekle remains unimagined. So he sets off to find his friend anyway. A magical story with great illustrations, about finding your own place in the world, even if you have to think outside the box to get there.


Little, Brown & Co.- Release Date: 4/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.00


Kathleen Recommends...
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is an easygoing, heartwarming memoir. Wendy Welch and her husband fulfilled their dream by opening a used bookstore, Tales of the Lonesome Pine Used Books in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. They quickly discovered that a bookstore is many things to many people, and involved much more than just selling books. Their journey began as being viewed as outsiders and ended up as much loved neighbors, with their shop being a hub for the community. No matter which side of the bookstore counter you have found yourself on, you will love this book.

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 10/15/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99
 

Cynthia Recommends...
The Orphans of Race Point
Full of twists and turns that kept me captivated from the first page until the last, The Orphans of Race Point is a story of friendship, tragedy, the strongest love, redemption, injustice, and justice. Following the lives of Hallie Costa and Gus Silva whose lives intertwine from childhood to teenage passion to the changes of adulthood has been my favorite engrossing read of the year so far.

HarperPerennial - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


Now in Paperback...
Wednesdays in the Tower
Though a sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle, those new to the series will be fine jumping right in and learning about magical Castle Glower, which rearranges itself each week. Though the youngest, Princess Celie knows the castle best of all her royal siblings. She is the first to find the new tower room the castle has created and the surprise giant egg inside. This is a wonderful fantasy series for those not quite ready for the Harry Potter series.

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 5/6/14 - Price: $7.99



Looking for Me
Teddi Overman knows from the age of 10 that she wants to work with furniture, but her journey from a farm near Kentucky's Red River Gorge to proprietor of a tiny Charleston antique shop is quite a trip. This is such a wonderful book about family relationships and how complete and total strangers can change the course of your life. Looking for Me, told with Beth Hoffman's trademark blend of compassion and optimism, will touch any reader who has ever followed a dream, disappointed a parent, or said a final goodbye to their childhood home.

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

Penguin - Release Date: 4/29/14 - Price: $16.00


The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
Proxy
Jill's pick - $14.99
Jill's pick - $9.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99



Earth Afire
Rump
Son
Melissa's pick - $8.99
Melissa's pick - $6.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99

Dates to Remember
May 11th
May 23rd-24thth
May 26th
June 6th
Davy Loves His Mommy
The Last Highlander
Voices of the Pacific
D-Day

Month-Long Celebrations...
Engineering the Alpha
With a Mighty Hand
No More Allergies
Lovecraft's Monsters
Jewish American Heritage MonthAsthma & Allergies Awareness MonthShort Story Month


Don't Forget the Graduates...
Graduation Debt
The Night Before College
Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
The Very Fairy Princess Graduation Girl
Graduation

On TV

Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
Miniseries
starts Sunday, May 11th
@ 9pm on NBC

At The Movies
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Devil's Knot
Legends of Oz



Godzilla
Million Dollar Arm
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes



The Curse of Maleficent
The Fault in Our Stars
Edge of Tomorrow


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.

Augustine Literacy Project
This summer, you have an opportunity to become a reading tutor and improve the life of an underprivileged child. The Upstate SC Chapter of the Augustine Literacy Project provides free, one-on-one tutoring at schools across the Upstate for struggling readers who cannot otherwise afford private tutors. There will be a tutor training session from July 14th-25thin downtown Greenville for interested volunteers.

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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