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September 2014

 

I hope the school year is off to a good start for those of you who are teachers or have school-age children. I volunteered to serve on the American Bookseller Association's reading committee to discover debut middle-grade books and I've fallen in love with so many of the books I've read that I've decided to create a free Book Scouts event program specifically designed for children ages 8-12 (younger and elder siblings are welcome to attend as well, but books selected will be on a middle grade reading level). We will be holding the kickoff party on the 5th anniversary of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 1pm at the store so save the date! If you would like to receive our new Book Scouts Children's Email Newsletter, just reply to this email and let us know.

We are also looking for volunteers to help us out with the Book Scouts events (they will typically be the 1st Saturday of every month at 1pm unless a holiday weekend). If you're good with children, like to bake, or happen to raise baby chicks (we need some for Show & Tell for one of the events), just let me know at info@fiction-addiction.com

Please note that I'll personally be out of the store from Thursday, August 28th thru Monday, attending the Dragon*Con Science Fiction Convention in Atlanta. The staff will be keeping the store open regular hours Thursday thru Sunday, but we'll be closed Monday, September 1st, for the Labor Day holiday.

-Jill

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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.

Lisette's List
Book Talk & Signing with Susan Vreeland: Thursday, September 4th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $28.62*

Bestselling California author Susan Vreeland will be discussing her new book, Lisette's List (Random House, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 8/26/14), a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of France during the Occupation of World War II. *Note: $28.62 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes one copy of the featured book. $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


A Life Intercepted
Book Talk & Signing with Charles Martin: Saturday, September 6th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $27.56*

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his new book, A Life Intercepted (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 9/2/14). After being released from prison, Matthew Rising risks everything to help a young football prodigy in hopes of winning his wife back. *Note: $27.56 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes one copy of the featured book. $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
Eric Litwin Performance & Signing: Monday, September 8th, 7pm @ Hughes Main Library, FREE*

Come see New York Times bestselling picture book author and award-winning musician Eric Litwin as he promotes his newest picture book, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $18.00), at Hughes Main Library (25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville). Mr. Eric's performance will start promptly at 7:00pm, but you can arrive early to purchase books (including pre-signed books) and have some cookies and lemonade. *Note: While this event is free and open to the public, at least one copy of The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House must be purchased from Fiction Addiction in advance or at the event in order to receive a ticket for the signing line.

 


Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen
Launch Party with Francine Bryson: Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30pm in Spartanburg, FREE (but RSVPs required!)

Pickens, South Carolina, baker Francine Bryson will celebrate the launch of her debut cookbook, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen (Clarkson N. Potter, paperback, $22.00, on sale 9/9/14)). You must RSVP to info@fiction-addiction.com to receive the Spartanburg event location. Fiction Addiction will have copies for sale at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Book reservations are strongly suggested in order to guarantee that you receive a copy of the book.

 


The Aviators
An Evening with Winston Groom: Wednesday, September 10th, 6pm @ Poinsett Club, $21

Meet Winston Groom -- best known as the author of Forrest Gump but also a fabulous historian, whose most recent book is The Aviators (National Geographic Society, hardcover, $30.00) -- at an evening event at the Poinsett Club (807 E. Washington St., Greenville). *Tickets are $21 and include a $4 donation to a local nonprofit serving our veterans and beer, wine, and light hors d'eouvres. The event is one of a series of military history talks sponsored by Tempus Jets and the Military Lecture Series committee. Advance reservations are required and ticket costs cannot be refunded if cancelled within 72 hours of the event. Attire is business casual (no jeans). Fiction Addiction will be selling Mr. Groom's books on-site, but we encourage you to reserve books with us when you order your tickets. Following remarks made by Mr. Groom at about 6:30pm, he will be available to sign books.

 


Seven Days to Goodbye
Launch Party with Sheri S. Levy: Thursday, September 11th, 6pm, FREE (but RSVPs required!)

South Carolina author and former teacher Sheri S. Levy will be celebrating the release of her debut young adult novel, Seven Days to Goodbye (Barking Rain Press, paperback, $13.95) at her launch party. The party is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served, but Sheri is running the RSVP list through Evite. If you're interested in attending, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com, and we'll have Sheri email you an official Evite with all of the event details, including the off-site event location. Fiction Addiction is the bookseller for this event, so you can pre-order your books through us. If you can't attend, we can get books signed for you (personalized copies will need to be pre-paid).

 


The Story Keeper
Book Talk & Signing with Lisa Wingate: Wednesday, September 17th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $15.89*

Bestselling Southern Christian fiction author Lisa Wingate will be discussing her latest book, The Story Keeper (Tyndale House, paperback, $14.99; a Summer 2014 SIBA Okra Pick). Successful NY editor Jen Gibbs' search for the rest of a manuscript will draw her into a mystery that could lead her through doors in her past she thought she had closed forever. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $15.89 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.

 


Scotch-Irish Life in the South Carolina Piedmont

Caroline Smith Sherman and Millie Huff Coleman, Southern authors and granddaughters of columnist Caroline S. Coleman, will be signing copies of their new book, Scotch-Irish Life in the South Carolina Piedmont (The History Press, paperback, $19.99), a collection of their grandmother's columns reprinted and expanded to include recipes, history, and genealogical resources. This event is free and open to the public. The authors plan to make a few remarks to the audience at 4:00pm.

 


Books Under Fire
Banned Books Week Event with Pat Scales: Thursday, September 25th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Pat Scales, Greenville author and former school librarian, at the book launch for her new book, Books Under Fire (ALA Editions, paperback, $47.00). Pat will speak for 20 minutes, take Q&A from the audience, and sign books. This book was developed for teachers and librarians, but parents are also encouraged to attend the talk and discuss their concerns about what their kids may be asked to read for school. This event is free and open to the public.

 


By the Red Glare

Greenville, South Carolina, teacher and author John Mark Sibley-Jones will be celebrating the launch of his debut novel, By the Red Glare (Story River Books, hardcover, $29.95), in the auditorium of the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities (15 University St., Greenville). This is a Civil War novel of divergent lives and pervasive perils amid the burning of Columbia, South Carolina He will give a talk/reading, take Q&A from the audience, and then sign books. Pre-orders are encouraged. Fiction Addiction will also have books for sale at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Books
Annual Book Club Party: Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Are you in a book club? Thinking about joining or starting a book club? Like to read "book club-type books"? Then come join us for our Book Club Party at Fiction Addiction! We will be serving wine and cheese as we present current and upcoming titles that would make good book club picks. We will also be giving away a number of free "advance reading copies." *Note: Tickets are $10 but can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased that evening. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing

North Carolina author and editor Carin Siegfried will talk about her new book, The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing (Chickadee Books, paperback, $14.95). Find out about the various jobs in the publishing industry and how to get your foot in the door. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

 


The Silent Sister
Book Your Lunch with Chamberlain: Friday, October 10th, 12pm @ City Range, $55*

Riley MacPherson confronts a family secret twenty years in the making in The Silent Sister (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 10/7/14), a new mystery from internationally bestselling North Carolina author Diane Chamberlain. *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.

 


Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day Party: Saturday, October 11th, 12-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

If your kids (or the kid in you) are Star Wars fans, come celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at Fiction Addictionon Saturday, October 11th, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. We will have Star Wars story time, a costume contest and other activities. We will be serving Star Wars-themed refreshments. In the past we've had imperial storm troopers, imperial biker scouts, and a jawa visit us at the store.

 


Season of the Dragonflies
Book Talk & Signing with Sarah Creech: Saturday, October 11th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $27.55*

Meet debut Southern novelist Sarah Creech as she discusses her first book, Season of the Dragonflies (Morrow, hardcover, $25.99; a Summer 2014 SIBA Okra Pick). As beguiling as the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $27.55 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.

 


Ticketed Events
September 4th
September 6th
September 17th
October 10th
October 11th
Susan VreelandCharles MartinLisa WingateDiane ChamberlainDiane Chamberlain
Book Talk & Signing with Susan Vreeland, 2pm, $10*Book Talk & Signing with Charles Martin, 2pm, $10*Book Talk & Signing with Lisa Wingate, 3pm, $10*Book Your Lunch with Diane Chamberlain, 12pm, $55Book Talk & Signing with Sarah Creech, 4pm, $10*





October 30th
John CarenenWendy TysonSusan BoyerDavid BurnsworthBryan Robinson
John Carenen
Wendy Tyson
Susan Boyer
David Burnsworth
Bryan Robinson
Mystery Panel Talk & Signing,
5:30pm, $10

(More info coming soon)

November 5th
Martina BooneKimberley Griffiths LittleS.E. GreenClaudia Gray
Martina Boone
Kimberley Griffiths Little
S.E. Green
Claudia Gray
Beth RevisMeagan SpoonerDelilah S. Dawson
Beth Revis
Meagan Spooner
Delilah S. Dawson
Compelling Reads YA Talk & Signing,
5pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)

November 6th
Wiley Cash
Book Your Lunch with
Wiley Cash, 2pm, $10*

(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, September 8th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, September 15th, 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 September:

September 4th
September 11th
September 18th
September 25th
When a Grandpa Says 'I Love You'
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, and Grandma
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $15.99
Hardcover - $16.99

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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
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
Big Little Lies
Lisette's List
A Life Intercepted
The Secret Place
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $27.95

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



September New Releases
Regional Interest
Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen
National pie champion, mom, homemaker, and self-proclaimed redneck, Francine Bryson won the hearts of bakers everywhere when she appeared on CBS's The American Baking Competition and went on to become a finalist on the show. Known for her down-home Southern charm and sass (and for successfully pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon), Francine now shares her sought-after recipes and tips in her very first baking book.
 
Meet the author at her Spartanburg Launch Party on September 9th!
 
Clarkson N. Potter - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $22.00


Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day
Bestselling author Ann B. Ross is back with another lively adventure set in Miss Julia's Abbotsville. For the first time, though, she writes from the perspective of another resident: the hardscrabble, heart-of-gold Etta Mae Wiggins. A hilarious wild goose chase that takes us from the mansions of Abbotsville to the trailer park that Etta Mae calls home, this book is filled with familiar faces (including Miss Julia, who narrates the first chapter), features Ann Ross's signature wit and southern charm, and will appeal to fans of the beloved series and newcomers alike.
 
Viking - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95


To See the Moon Again
Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ago. In the years since, she has tried to hide her guilt in the quiet routine of teaching at a small South Carolina college, avoiding close relationships with family and would-be friends. But one day a phone call from Carmen, a niece she has never met, disrupts her carefully controlled world. Together, the two women embark on a journey that takes Julia far from the familiar comfort of home and gives Carmen the courage to open her heart.
 
Berkley - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?
Sin is very much like an unruly weed which creeps into a healthy garden. Its presence is initially unnoticed, but soon the damage becomes evident, its distortion unmistakable. Girls today have to watch out for the "weeds" which will surely entangle their testimony and affect their fruit -- the outgrowth that is seen from a commitment made to follow Christ. Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour? is a 12-week topical Bible study, which shows young women how to recognize and address these problem areas, while encouraging them to maintain a Christ-centered and God-honoring testimony.
 
Precept Publishing - Release Date: 3/28/12 - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99


Nonfiction
Lessons in Balance
Lessons in Balance showcases Scout, the adorable pit bull and undisputed internet star with an uncanny ability to balance literally anything on his head, sharing his insightful and hilarious wisdom about how to balance the joys and tribulations of life. An introduction from Scout's owner Jennifer Gillen reveals the touching story of how he was rescued, given a home, loved and eventually overcame earlier abuse and trauma. This delightful book will bring a smile to all animal lovers, while teaching them the finer point of mindfulness and yes, balance.

Running Press - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $13.95



What I Know for Sure
Zealot
The Bully Pulpit
Hardcover - $24.99
Paperback - $18.00
Paperback - $22.00

General & Historical Fiction
Fives and Twenty-Fives
It's the rule -- always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of a marine's life in the road repair platoon. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, the platoon works to assure safe passage for citizens and military personnel. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger.


Bloomsbury - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00



Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
The Story of Land and Sea
Hardcover - $27.95
Signed copies available!
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed copies available!

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny - Signed Copies Available!
Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, his neighbor Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have.


Minotaur - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


The Monogram Murders
For the first time ever, the guardians of Agatha Christie's legacy have approved a brand new novel featuring Hercule Poirot. A young woman confides to Poirot that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified -- but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

William Morrow - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99



Kind of Cruel
Paperback - $16.00

Children's & Young Adult
The Heaven of Animals
The heaven of animals is a magical place. Angels know every dog's favorite game; cats bask in their own rays of sunshine; horses thunder across the sky. The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. But in the heaven of animals, the love you have for your animal friends lives on. National-bestselling author Nancy Tillman's message of comfort will help readers of all ages through the process of grieving and healing.

Feiwel & Friends - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Julia's House for Lost Creatures
When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

 
First Second - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts, woke up with a terrible bellyache, and his mom found the empty box and told him that there are going to be consequences. That somebody is Alexander, and Alexander really hates consequences. So from now on, he is going to try his best to be the Best Boy Ever. For the complete and entire rest of his life. Starting right this very minute. But there are all sorts of things that you can't do when you're being the Best Boy Ever. Fun things. Very important things. Things that Alexander might -- just might -- like a little bit more than he hates consequences.
 
Read it before you see it: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases in theaters October 10th!
 
Atheneum - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning... Just when you thought it was safe to flush... The Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite...for revenge! Join Captain Underpants for another epic showdown of Wedgie Power vs. Potty Power as our tighty-whitey-wearing superhero goes to eleven!
 
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $9.99



Yoda's Secret Missions
These three original stories star the greatest heroes and villains of LEGO Star Wars! Yoda, the ultimate Jedi Master, has 900 years' worth of stories to tell! This humorous and action-packed book features all our favorite heroes and villains in three original stories! What happens when Obi-Wan, Yoda, and a new class of Padawans must battle Sith Lords in Podraces, fight bounty hunters in the Jedi Temple, and defeat stormtroopers in the swamps of Dagobah? Hilarious adventures will ensue!
 
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $4.99



The Iron Trial
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst -- and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come... From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
 
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Heir of Fire
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life -- and her future -- forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
 
Bloomsbury - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



The Winter People
For eleven years, Salome Montgomery has avoided the winter woods, the frozen pond she fell through as a child, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property. Salome discovers she's a key player in a world she's tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who takes Salome's life in a new direction. Salome will have to decide between her longtime crush; or Nevin, who, along with an appointed bodyguard, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop.
 
Entangled - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



Otis and the Scarecrow
Egg & Spoon
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed copies available!
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed copies available!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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September 2014 Indie Next List

The Bone Clocks
We Are Not Ourselves
Dear Committee Members
The Thing About December
Hardcover - $30.00
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $22.95
Paperback - $15.00


Fall 2014 Kids' Indie Next List

I'll Give You the Sun
Afterworlds
Jackaby
The Witch's Boy
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $19.99
Hardcover - $16.95
Hardcover - $16.95


Volunteer Picks
Payoff
Douglas Corleone returns with another suspenseful thriller featuring ex-US Marshall Simon Fisk. Fisk is called in to help with a ransom exchange when the daughter of a movie tycoon is kidnapped. The only reason Fisk even agrees to help is because he owes the father a huge favor. It soon becomes apparent that the kidnappers have no intention of returning the teenager so Fisk must figure out who took her and why. Payoff is an action packed thriller and Simon Fisk is one of the coolest, new heroes to come along in a long time.

Minotaur - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99



One Kick Fast paced and action driven, this hot new novel by the amazingly talented Chelsea Cain shakes up the world of child pornography. Somewhat raw at times and written with a keen sense of humor and lots of suspense, Cain's sharp descriptions will leave you breathless but unable to put this book down. A great insight into how captivity can mold a child and totally damage the psyche even years after being released. We learned some of Kick's background, and I can't wait to learn more about Bishop and what motivates him to go after the bad guys.


Simon & Schuster - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99


Lisette's List Any fan of historical fiction will enjoy this book. The trials of a young orphan in a small village in France who spends all her life in Paris is tragic and heartwarming. The level of sacrifice felt by the French during the German occupation is horrific in description. A bit of a lovers triangle exists that adds to the depth of the characters. But the real prize of this book is the wonderful art history lesson. Any fan of the arts will enjoy the book for this lesson alone.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on September 4th!

Random House - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00



Three Story House I loved Courtney's first book, so I had high expectations for her second book. I am happy to say that all my expectations were met. The three cousins in this book are so real that anyone with extended family will be able to identify with the interactions and relationships. The angst of parental relationships is described so well, and the actions of one generation impacting the next are clear. Any fan of contemporary women's fiction, the South, family dynamics, or just a good book will enjoy this book. Readers of Karen White, Kristin Hannah, and Mary Alice Monroe will enjoy this novel.

William Morrow - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99



Season of the Dragonflies As summer nears and we migrate to the beach, this book needs to be in every beach bag. A wonderful story about the Blue Ridge mountains and the families who call it home. Mystic overtones complement the family dynamics.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on October 11th!


William Morrow - Release Date: 8/12/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99



Harbor Island I have enjoyed Carla's books for years. The characters and their development have evolved as and become deeper and more real with each book. I felt a special attachment to Emma Sharpe and hoped the series would do justice to her character. I should not have been concerned. This is the best book yet, and I was totally surprised by the plot twist. Any mystery fan or lover of Ireland should enjoy this book. For fans of Nora Roberts, Lisa Kleypas, Jayne Ann Krentz, or Kay Hooper.

Harlequin - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.95


Positive There are 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, but for Paige it feels like she is the only one. Paige Rawl is just a typical sixth grader, an A-student, athletic, friendly, and excited to start middle school. The only thing that makes Paige different from the other kids is that she was born with HIV. When this fact becomes common knowledge, Paige will be faced with unbelievable animosity that will threaten to destroy her. Through the pages of Positive, Paige shows us the darkness and tragic consequence of bullying, as well as the strength and determination it takes to let your light shine when darkness tries to prevail. Positive is an unfeigned memoir that you do not just read -- you experience it.

HarperCollins - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99



El Deafo In this fun-filled graphic novel, the reader gets to meet Cece, an average little girl with an amazing ability: the ability to hear. To the rest of us, this seems like an everyday thing, but to Cece, who is deaf, it is the greatest ability of all. Thanks to her clunky hearing aid, Cece can hear everything! Yet after the first couple of days at school, Cece discovers that her hearing aid does more than just give her the ability to hear the people around her. It also gives her the ability to hear her teacher where ever she is in the school! Suddenly, Cece feels empowered! She is a superhero just like her favorite TV show! She is El Deafo, the superhearing superhero. Now nothing can stand in her way.


Amulet - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.95


Foamers A new take on zombies, with some great characters. I would watch a TV show about those guys.

Akashic - Release Date: 3/25/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.95






Lock In A great sci-fi detective story, skirting some serious issues that will be relevant in 20 or 30 years.

Tor - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
Before We Met
Hannah doesn't trust any man -- until she meets Mark. He seems to be the perfect man, with none of the flaws she saw in her mother's bitter, unhappy marriage. But 8 months into their idyllic life, she begins to question things. His explanations seem to be believable, and he seems to only have her best interests at heart, until the next strange happening. Don't give up on this book because you think you know the ending -- you will probably be wrong. Before We Met is a nail biter with more twists and turns than you can keep track of.

Recommended in hardcover by Nancy.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00



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.

Recommended in hardcover by Jackie.

William Morrow - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99


Sandstorm
After I'm Gone
Magic Marks the Spot
Nancy M.'s pick - $9.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $14.99
Gretchen's pick - $6.99

Staff Picks
Sisters' Fate Sisters' Fate by Jessica Spotswood
Cate and Maura's sibling rivalry has reached an all-time high after Maura did the unforgivable and used her mind magic on Cate's fiancee, Finn. And their personal feud projects to the one brewing among the entirety of the Sisterhood -- Inez and her ideas of vengeance and power over the Brotherhood are being challenged by Cate and her desire for a peaceful, cooperative, and inclusive government. Secrets come to light in this thrilling conclusion to the Cahill Witch Chronicles, forcing the Cahill sisters to face the prophecy that has been looming over them since birth. Fans of the series won't be able to put this book down.

Putnam - Release Date: 8/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


The Fourteenth Goldfish The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Ellie doesn't like how things have changed in her eleven years of life, the most recent change being that her best friend doesn't seem to be her best friend any more. Then her scientist grandfather shows up under very strange circumstances and shows Ellie a glimpse into the world of science -- Salk, Oppenheimer, Galileo, Newton -- and Ellie has to decide what changes she wants to make and which might not be worth the risk. A great introduction to science for interested kids, and Ellie will make it even more appealing for girls.

Random House - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


Station Eleven
This book follows the intertwining lives of five individuals in the aftermath of a worldwide flu epidemic that wipes out most of the population. Moving back and forth in time, Mandel reveals the twists of fate that connect a Shakespearean actor, a former paparazzo who'd come to his aid, the actor's ex-wife, his oldest friend, and a child actress whose life he influenced. At times poignant and at times frightening, this well-written novel shows how much we depend on others, whether we know it or not. This book is for those who love great story -- telling, suspense created by what you don't see, and those who value the arts.


Alfred A. Knopf - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.95
 

Now in Paperback...
What I Came to Tell You
I Shall Be Near to You
All Our Yesterdays
Jill's pick - $8.99
Jill's pick - $14.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99



All the Truth That's in Me
Jumped In
Melissa's pick - $9.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99

Dates to Remember
September 7th
September 11th
September 20th
Tea with Grandpa
America Is Under Attack
Curious George Goes to the Bookstore



September 22nd
September 29th
The Hobbit
A Star for Mrs. Blake


September 21st-27th
Captain Underpants
The Bluest Eye
The Hunger Games
Looking for Alaska

On TV
On Broadway

The Roosevelts
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Roosevelts
Sundays
@ 8pm
on PBS
starting September 14th
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Opening September 10th

At The Movies
The Calling
Dolphin Tale 2
This Is Where I Leave You
Hector and the Search for Happiness




The Maze Runner
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Tracks
The Boxtrolls




The Two Faces of January
Gone Girl


Store & Community News
Classes at The Write Place
The Write Place The Write Place, located at 1288 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville, strives to take the "lonely" out of writing. They want to encourage and inspire the writer in you. With summer camps for all ages, The Write Place's classes, workshops, and seminars get you writing in a fun, funky, safe, ego-free environment. They coach, nurture, inspire, collaborate, and...write. Check out their creative opportunities:

September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 25th -- all four Wednesday of the month!
$35 for all four classes, or $10 per class
Nan Lundeen
The Moo of Writing -- A Series to Help You Milk Your Creative Potential

Statewide Arts Conference 2014
South Carolina Arts Commission The Statewide Arts Conference 2014 is all about CHANGE: Acknowledge, anticipate, adapt. The conference will take place on Thursday, September 18th, at the Columbia Conference Center (169 Laurelhurst Ave., Columbia, SC), and will feature award-winning poet and South Carolina native Nikky Finney as a keynote speaker. Registration is $98 per person and can be completed online.


The Last Lynching
The Write Place After two sold-out readings at The Warehouse Theatre, The Last Lynching gets an encore performance at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (1135 State Park Rd., Greenville). The play, from former Handlebar co-owner John Jeter and Greenville scholar/historian/writer Lucy Beam Hoffman, tells about the largest lynching trial in U.S. history in 1947 Greenville. In the trial, 31 white taxi drivers were acquitted in the murder of a 24-year-old black man named Willie Earle, who had been accused of fatally stabbing one of their own. The case drew national and international attention -- and with such events as Ferguson, MO, and the Trayvon Martin shooting, the episode that put Greenville on the map continues to resonate.

International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate The International Center invites you to join their 2014/15 International Book Club Season. Meet one Monday during the month at Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St., Greenville) from 7:00-9:00pm for sparkling discussions around interesting stories. The book club is open to all International Center members.

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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