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June 2014

 

Memorial Day has come and gone, school's almost out, the weather is hot ... it must be beach reading season! All your favorite Southern authors seem to have a new book out in June and we'll be hosting most of them. I hope you saved up your money for this month's slew of great events. We still have room at the kickoff event -- Dorothea Benton Frank's Stories and Sweets event on Wednesday night at 7pm -- so call or make your reservations online

BTW, if your child has been assigned summer reading, we'd appreciate a copy of the required reading list so we can stock up!

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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.

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.

 


Three Little Birds

South Carolina author Jacqueline Martin will be signing copies of her new book, Three Little Birds (Westbow Press, paperback, $22.95). This is a raw and true story written during the life and loss of Martin's third child. It is meant to inspire and counsel readers, especially those facing a difficult journey of their own, and is a testimony to the power of prayer. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


The Summer Wind
Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 18th, 12pm @ Thornblade Club, $42 / $54*

New York Times bestselling author 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.

 


Drink the Harvest
Stories & Sweets with Nan Chase & DeNeice Guest: Wednesday, June 25th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $20.09*

Join us for a Stories & Sweets event with two authors and gardeners -- Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest -- as they discuss their new book, Drink the Harvest (Storey Books, paperback, $18.95, on sale 6/17/14). *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $20.09 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 Thorn Tree

Join Greenville novelist Heather Marshall for a party celebrating the launch of her debut novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing, paperback, $14.95). Three very different women come together in Scotland where they learn to strengthen each other. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


The Stories We Tell

New York Times bestselling Southern author Patti Callahan Henry's new novel, The Stories We Tell (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 6/24/14), is the most innovative story of her career -- filled with love, family secrets, and betrayals. The Stories We Tell explores the transformational impact of keeping secrets and the importance of seeking the truth in all aspects of life and love. *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.

 


Love Your Indie

Did you know that five of our 2013 store bestsellers were small press or self-published titles? On July 5th, come celebrate the underdog writers who put themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they've got a story to tell. To see our author schedule, please visit our website at www.fiction-addiction.com.

 


5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate

Teacher and stem cell transplant recipient Dr. Cristy Kessler will talk about her book, 5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate (Buckskin Books, paperback, $10.00). Armed with a diagnosis of multiple autoimmune diseases, Kessler took charge and, with the help of a powerful team of doctors, identified the treatment that could save her life, a treatment denied by her insurance company and prohibited in the US by the FDA. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

 



Ticketed Events
June 4th
June 5th
June 7th
June 8th
Dorothea Benton FrankRose SenehiMary Kay AndrewsKaren White
Stories & Sweets with
Dorothea Benton Frank
, 7pm, $40
Stories & Sweets with
Rose Senehi
, 2pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Kay Andrews
, 12pm, $35*
Book Talk & Signing with
Karen White
, 3pm, $10*




June 18th
June 25th
June 27th
Mary Alice MonroeNan ChaseDeNeice GuestPatti Callahan Henry
Book Your Lunch with
Mary Alice Monroe
, 12pm, $42*
Stories & Sweets with
Nan Chase & DeNeice Guest
,
7pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Patti Callahan Henry
, 12pm, $35*



July 17th
July 18th
August 17th
August 21st
Suzanne PalmieriLydia NetzerJenny MilchmanCarolyn Dingman
Book Talk & Signing with
Suzanne Palmieri
, 5:30pm, $10*
Book Talk & Signing with
Lydia Netzer, 5:30pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)
Book Talk & Signing with
Jenny Milchman, 2pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)
Book Your Lunch with
Carolyn Dingman, 12pm, $35*

(More info coming soon)

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Real Irish Food
Monday, June 9th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, June 16th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs each meet monthly.

Members will each pick an ethnic cookbook of their choice from which to prepare recipes and discuss at 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 June:

June 5th
June 12th
June 19th
June 26th
Froggy Rides a Bike
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too
Rules of Summer
Hooray for Hat!
Paperback - $5.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $16.99

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 is now open! 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
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
Natchez Burning
The Whiskey Baron
A Southern Girl
Big Little Lies
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $29.95
Hardcover - $26.95

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.


June New Releases
Regional Interest
Unbreakable
Navy SEAL Thom Shea shares his combat experiences in Afghanistan, providing incredible insights sure to shift your views of yourself and provoke life-altering change! Shea has retired from the SEALs and lives in South Carolina, with his Spartan-wife, Stacy and their children.
 
Clovercroft Publishing - Release Date: 5/26/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


The Hurricane Sisters
Best friends from their College of Charleston days, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share.
 
Meet the author at her Book Your Lunch event on June 4th!
 
William Morrow - Release Date: 6/3/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


A Long Time Gone
Nine years after swearing never to go back, Vivien Walker returns to her home in the Mississippi Delta, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. She hopes to find is solace with her grandmother Bootsie, but instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker. But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home. Now Vivien's only way to rediscover herself is by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations.
 
 
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on June 8th!
 
New American Library - Release Date: 6/3/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.95


Nonfiction
Drink the Harvest
Preserving the harvest doesn't have to stop with jam and pickles. Many fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be made into delicious beverages to drink fresh or preserve for later. Drink the Harvest shows you how to create juices, ciders, wines, meads, teas, and syrups to savor any time of year. You'll love these delicious recipes. You'll even discover how to create your own backyard beverage garden and how to harvest ingredients for maximum flavor and quantity.

Meet the authors at their Stories & Sweets event on June 25th!

Storey Books - Release Date: 6/17/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $18.95



Wheat Belly
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic -- and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. Dr. Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat" -- and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle.

Rodale Press - Release Date: 6/3/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99



The Loyal Lieutenant
In The Loyal Lieutenant, Greenville, SC, resident George Hincapie speaks openly about his relationship with Armstrong, which was so integral to both of their successes. He addresses how he himself began doping and why he chose to quit long before the headline-making revelations -- and, finally, what led to the testimony that broke Armstrong's case. The Loyal Lieutenant is George Hincapie's story: the per-sonal evolution of a cycling superhero coming clean about his past to, he hopes, help restore honor to the sport he loves.

William Morrow - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99



Clouds of Glory
Michael Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Robert E. Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including twelve pages of color, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty in-text battle maps.

Harper - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $40.00



Hard Choices
The Boys in the Boat
Hardcover - $35.00
Paperback - $17.00

General & Historical Fiction
Save the Date
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime -- one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Meet the author at her Book Your Lunch event on June 7th!

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 6/3/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Jamie Fraser returns to 1778 from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's daughter Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband Roger has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy...never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.

Delacorte Press - Release Date: 6/10/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00


The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Paperback - $16.00

Mystery & Suspense
The Silkworm
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows -- meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
 
Mulholland Books - Release Date: 6/19/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


The Devil's Workshop
Hardcover - $26.95

Romance
A Shiver of Light
Shield of Winter
Air Bound
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $25.95
Paperback - $7.99

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Night Terrors
Skin Game
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Paperback - $7.99
Hardcover - $27.95
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $14.99

Children's & Young Adult
A Day with Miss Lina's Ballerinas
What do little ballerinas do when dance class ends? Dance all day, of course! The sun comes up, and Miss Lina's ballerinas go to ballet class. They jump! They spin! They point their toes! But when class is over, Miss Lina's ballerinas keep dancing wherever they go. Based on the beloved Miss Lina's Ballerinas books, this is an original text that is just right for ballet-loving beginning readers.
 
Square Fish - Release Date: 5/20/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $3.99



Dog Dreams
Originally printed by hand in a limited letterpress edition of 100 copies at the SF Center for the Book, Dog Dreams is a labor of love from the mind of author, artist, and printer Michael Wertz. The vibrantly colorful, engaging shapes in the board book pop out from the page in retro red and cyan that evokes a 60s feel. The narrative of the book imagines the many places man's best friend may go during a long dog nap. This unique title is a work of pure joy and celebration of animal companions and is the perfect gift for any dog lover.
 
Gingko Press - Release Date: 11/15/11 - Format: Board book - Price: $14.95



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



City of Heavenly Fire
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian -- but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance...
 
Margaret K. McElderry - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99



Of Witches and Wind
Dangerous Creatures
Paperback - $7.99
Hardcover - $19.00

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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2014 SIBA Book Award Finalists

June 2014 Indie Next List

We Are Called to Rise
Fourth of July Creek
The Girl with All the Gifts
The Vacationers
Hardcover - $25.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $25.00
Hardcover - $26.95


Summer/Fall 2014 ABC New Voices

The Secret Hum of a Daisy
The Truth About Alice
The Glass Sentence
Midnight Thief
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99

2014 Children's Choice Book Award Winners
The Day the Crayons Quit
Bugs in My Hair!
Myths Busted!
Grade K-2 Book of the Year
Grade 3-4 Book of the Year
Grade 5-6 Book of the Year



Allegiant
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace
Teen Book of the Year
Author of the Year
Illustrator of the Year

What Local Authors Are Reading
Jim McFarlane Recommends...
Jack of Spies
On the eve of World War I, amateur British spy Jack McColl barely survives realistic and historically accurate adventures in obscure but riveting situations around the globe: militaristic Germans and a beautiful American suffragette in China, restive freedom-lovers from India and Ireland in San Francisco, striking silk workers in Paterson, NJ, and armed revolutionaries in Tampico, Mexico.


Soho Press - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95


Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope.


Jim's Picks Now in Paperback...
Murder as a Fine Art
$16.00

Volunteer Picks
Nancy M. Recommends...
Bone Dust White
This smart new author of crime fiction introduces our heroine, Detective Macy Greeley. She's tough and smart and complex. This sad but unforgettable story is a reading experience in crime and passion, involving desperate people whose twisted lives cause hurt and pain to both the guilty and the innocent.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99



Suspicion A wonderfully fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave you breathlessly turning pages. How far would this single father go to protect his teen-aged daughter? A simple act of kindness leads this small family into a nightmare of twists and turns that will keep you reading well into the night!! A must read!!

Dutton - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95


Jackie Recommends...
Hangman Suspense filled novel with an extremely interesting female lead detective. With a father who was a legend in the department and casts a long shadow, Abbie must fight not only criminals but the old guard. Abbie has to decide if justice is worth any cost, and risk her integrity by tapping into a less than savory group called the Network who can bypass many obstacles.

Ballantine Books - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Mrs. Hemingway A compelling story of the women who loved Ernest Hemingway and a testimony to the magnetic personality of the writer. The lifestyle of the gilded age is hard to imagine, as are the depths of depression that must have tortured Hemingway throughout his life. This book does a marvelous job of describing the very different women Hemingway loved. I found the story of the wives fascinating.

Penguin Books - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


The Art of Arranging Flowers This is a heart-warming book about relationships, hope, love, and the power of friendship. Characters are well developed, and you are quickly invested in their story. An excellent book club selection.

Berkley - Release Date: 6/3/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
Rage Against the Dying
Good as Gone
Cartwheel
The Summer Girls
Nancy M.'s pick - $15.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $9.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $15.00
Jackie's pick - $7.99




Guests on Earth
And the Mountains Echoed
Sight Reading
Jackie's pick - $14.95
Nancy R.'s pick - $16.00
Sarah's pick - $15.99

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
The Pilot and the Little Prince The Pilot and the Little Prince by Peter Sis
The Little Prince is one of my all-time favorite children's books, and Sis does a beautiful job as author and illustrator of this biographical picture book of its author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This title works perfectly for both teachers and parents.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


A Southern Girl A Southern Girl by John Warley
Though a trial lawyer, Charleston-bred Coleman Carter despises confrontation. When his wife announces in 1979 that she wishes to adopt a Korean baby girl to complete their family of two sons, Coleman is torn between his love for his wife and the effect he fears the adoption will have on his parents and Southern society as a whole. But as Coleman grows to love Allie, he finds he will do anything for his little girl, even take on that bastion of Charleston society, the St. Simeon. This powerful, modern Southern novel is the first offering from Pat Conroy's new StoryRiver imprint.


Story River Books - Release Date: 5/15/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.95


True Love True Love by Jude Deveraux
A fun contemporary Nantucket-set romance that had more depth that I was expecting. It's a great kickoff to a new trilogy from this powerhouse author.

Ballantine Books - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99


Melissa Recommends...
The Art of Lainey
Lainey is one of the most popular girls in school, dating one of the most popular boys. Then her boyfriend dumps her...in front of everyone. So she decides to use the tactics from Sun Tzu's The Art of War to win back Jason. To that end, she recruits her co-worker Micah, not at all her usual popular type, to pose as her fake boyfriend to make Jason jealous. But after a few fake dates, Lainey's no longer sure whether she wants to be who she was when she was dating Jason, or really who she is at all any more. A good summer read for the teen romantic.

HarperTeen - Release Date: 5/20/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99


Kathleen Recommends...
Web of Water
A coffee-table book that you will want to buy for yourself after first buying one as a gift. The thoughtful essays by John Lane and the fine-art photography taken entirely along the Saluda-Reedy watershed will inspire you to see for yourself this treasure we have in our midst and to support organizations like Upstate Forever in their efforts to preserve it for future generations. One hundred percent of the proceeds from book sales will directly benefit their work.

Hub City Press - Release Date: 4/1/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $40.00
 

Cynthia Recommends...
Goodnight June
The fast-paced life of June Anderson is abruptly interrupted when she inherits a children's book store from her great-aunt Ruby. June discovers letters between her great aunt and Margaret Wise Brown, and from there, June follows a trail that reveals Ruby's lifelong secrets and leads her into life-changing realizations as well. Sarah Jio offers an imaginative speculative story about the origins of every child's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. I especially enjoyed the interactions and wisdom within the exchanged letters. It is a tender, sweet book, perfect for when you need an inspiring, uplifting story.


Plume - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Now in Paperback...
And Then I Found You
Emotionally powered by true-life events in her own family, And Then I Found You is Patti Callahan Henry's unforgettable story of star-crossed lovers and the daughter they gave up for adoption and then found again. Patti has written the perfect book club book -- a slim, fast read with deep impact and plenty to discuss.

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 5/20/14 - Price: $14.99



The Beekeeper's Apprentice
It's the 20th anniversary of one of my favorite mystery novels! The beekeeper of the title is, of course, Sherlock Holmes, and his apprentice is a young American orphan -- Mary Russell -- now living with her aunt in England. Mary stumbles across the older, retired Sherlock while walking the Downs and the two have an epic verbal confrontation that intrigues Sherlock into taking her under his wing. If you fall in love with this series as I did, you'll have lots do devour as the author is up to book #13.

Recommended by Jill.

Picador - Release Date: 5/27/14 - Price: $16.00



The Rithmatist
Joel desperately wants to be a Rithmatist -- part of a select order that can bring chalk drawings to life to battle wild chalkings and keep the human race safe. But since he's not, Joel spends his time learning everything he can about Rithmatics and befriends an outcast professor and another student, who end up helping him in his own battle. This well-plotted story is perfect for all sorts of readers -- the math geek, the fantasy lover, and the sucker for happy endings. It grabbed me from the very beginning and ended with a goofy grin on my face, despite my strong desire for a sequel.

Recommended in hardcover by Melissa.

Tor Books - Release Date: 5/13/14 - Price: $9.99


The Tilted World
Letters from Skye
Proxy
Dualed
Jill's pick - $14.99
Melissa's pick - $15.00
Melissa's pick - $15.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99

Dates to Remember
Follow the World Cup from June 12th - July 13th...
Why Soccer Matters
Saving the Team
Golazo!
Eight World Cups

Month-Long Celebrations...
Proxy
Every Day
If You Could Be Mine
The House on Mango Street

On TV

The Three Musketeers
The Leftovers
Under the Dome
The Musketeers
starts Sunday, June 22nd
@ 9pm on BBC America
The Leftovers
starts Sunday, June 29th
@ 10pm on HBO
Under the Dome
starts Monday, June 30th
@ 10pm on CBS

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



All About the Dragons
Transformers
Deliver Us from Evil


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-25th in 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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