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November 2014

 

The holiday shopping season is upon us! If we haven't yet given you our Holiday Catalog with great book suggestions please stop by and pick one up. Signed books make awesome gifts so we've got a full event schedule for you over the next two months. And please remember to stop by and support us on Small Business Saturday, November 29th!

We had a lot of great applicants for our position and we have hired Kendall Neason to replace Kathleen. She is an avid reader and loves to talk and recommend books. She also happens to be the sister of local author, Mindy Friddle. She's still in training so please be patient with her as she learns all our systems.

-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.

Book Signing with Frederick Baus
Book Signing with Frederick Baus: Saturday, November 8th, 12-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville children's author Frederick Baus will be signing copies of his debut children's picture book, Oh, Those Holiday Lights! (paperback, $12.95), an imaginative account of the inspiration for the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, a Greenville, SC, holiday tradition. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Book Signing with Lockhart Moon
Book Signing with Lockhart Moon: Saturday, November 8th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville author Lockhart Moon will be signing copies of his new novel, Tutem's Pool (paperback, $19.99), about a successful attorney who sustains severe injuries in a car crash and must remember what task he must finish before someone tries to destroy him again. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday Author Signings: Saturday, November 29th, 10am-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

On Small Business Saturday, November 29th, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Self-published and small press authors will be signing books throughout the day. The schedule is posted online. We're proud to be a small business, and we are proud to support our community. When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let's strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shap Small initiative all year. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Book Talk & Signing with Alan Gratz
Book Talk & Signing with Alan Gratz: Monday, December 1st, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

North Carolina children's author Alan Gratz will be discussing his latest middle-grade book, The League of Seven (Starscape, hardcover, $16.99), the first book in an action-packed steampunk series. *Note: Tickets are $10 each for adults. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the author's books prior to or at the event. Children ages 15 and under are free, but please RSVP Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Book Talk & Signing with Marcia DeSanctis
Book Talk & Signing with Marcia DeSanctis: Thursday, December 4th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / 21.15*

New York Times bestselling travel author Marcia DeSanctis will be discussing her new travel book, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travelers' Tales, paperback, $19.95). Combining advice, memoir, and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is a must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $21.15 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.

 


Book Scouts Kickoff Event
Book Scouts Kickoff Event: Saturday, December 6th, 1pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and attend our Book Scouts kickoff event! We will explain how our new Book Scouts program will work, have copies of the upcoming books to be discussed, take questions, and serve refreshments. The Book Scouts will meet monthly, usually the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

 


Book Signing with Kate Salley Palmer & Melinda LongBook Signing with Kate Salley Palmer & Melinda Long

South Carolina picture book author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer will be signing copies of her new picture book, Hostie (Warbranch, paperback, $11.95), along with Greenville picture book author Melinda Long, who will be signing copies of her Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, paperback, $12.95). This event is free and open to the public.

 


Ticketed Events
December 1st
December 4th
Alan GratzMarcia Desanctis
Book Talk & Signing with Alan Gratz, 4pm, $10*Book Talk & Signing with Marcia DeSanctis, 6:30pm, $10*


January 13th
Leann SweeneyJ. Michael OrenduffJames M. JacksonSean KeeferB.J. Craige
Leann Sweeney
J. Michael Orenduff
James M. Montgomery
Sean Keefer
B.J. Craige
Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing, 6:30pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)



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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Plenty
Monday, November 17th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi at the 3rd Monday Cookbook Club at Fiction Addiction.
 
If you're interested in joining our cookbook club, 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 November:

November 6th
November 13th
November 20th
November 27th
Angelina and the Royal Wedding
A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann
Happy Thanksgiving
Hardcover - $14.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Paperback - $6.99
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

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Signed First Editions Club
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
A Life Intercepted
The Secret Place
There Was a Little Girl
Trigger Warning
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $26.99

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.



November New Releases
SIBA Okra Picks Now in Paperback
Starting Over
Paperback - $14.95

Regional Interest
Something Rich and Strange
Something Rich and Strange showcases acclaimed master Ron Rash's artistry and craftsmanship in thirty-two stories culled from previously published collections and two available for the first time in book form: "Outlaws" and "Shiloh." Each work of short fiction demonstrates Rash's dazzling ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people -- men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. Filled with suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak, and told in language that flows like "shimmering, liquid poetry" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso.
 
Ecco - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


Nonfiction
You Have to F**king Eat
From the author of the international best seller Go the F*** to Sleep comes a long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic, You Have to F***ing Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving moms and dads new, old, grand- and expectant, a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem.

Akashic - Release Date: 11/12/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $14.95


Small Victories
Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It's an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us -- our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found.
 
Signed First Editions Available!
 
Riverhead - Release Date: 11/10/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $22.95


Make It Ahead
If you've ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you're hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good -- or even better! -- when they're made in advance.
 
Clarkson N. Potter - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $35.00



The Republic of Imagination
If You Give a Mouse an iPhone
No Hero
Dogs in Cars
Hardocver - $28.95
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $15.95
Hardcover - $27.95
Available 11/10/14
Hardcover - $19.95

General & Historical Fiction
Let Me Be Frank with You
Beautiful You
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $25.95
Signed First Editions Available!

Mystery & Suspense
Wait for Signs
Flesh and Blood
Hardcover - $22.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $28.99
Available 11/11/14

Romance & Paranormal Romance
Slow Hand
Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs. Nicole is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father's death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand...

This local author also writes as Emery Lee.


Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99


Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri's life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri's eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle's most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

Signed First Editions Available!

DAW - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.95


Prince Lestat
Vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world. Old vampires are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities all over the world. As the novel moves across lands and time, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles come together in this fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who -- or what -- the Voice is, and to discover its secrets. And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, Prince Lestat.
 
Signed First Editions Available!
 
Alfred A. Knopf - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.95



The Peripheral
The Short Victorious War
Hardcover - $28.95
Signed First Editions Available!
Leather bound - $35.00

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

November 2014 Indie Next List

Not My Father's Son
The Birds of Pandemonium
Jerry Lee Lewis
Blue Horses
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $24.95


2014 SIBA Holiday Catalog

Once Upon an Alphabet
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Heritage
Ocean
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $40.00
Hardcover - $25.95


What Local Authors Are Reading
Sometimes the Wolfe
I recommend this literary thriller and modern western to anyone who doesn't mind violence and doesn't have a plane to catch -- I almost missed my connection while reading his work.


William Morrow - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope.

Jim's Picks Now in Paperback...
The Discovery of Middle Earth
Five Billion Years of Solitude
Old Man River
$16.95
$17.00
$20.00

Volunteer Picks
Leaving Time
I read Leaving Time over Mother's Day weekend and there couldn't have been a more appropriate read. It is a beautiful story about the bond between mothers and children in both the human world and the world of elephants. I loved the characters that Picoult used to tell her story -- a disgraced psychic, an alcoholic ex-cop, and a 13 year old girl. And I especially loved the fascinating look into the world of elephants. Picoult has given us another very readable, impeccably reasearched novel with a surprising and emotional ending that will knock your socks off.

Signed First Editions Available!


Ballantine - Release Date: 10/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


Crooked River
Heart wrenching and beautiful, this coming of age novel is a fast paced book of tragedy, grief, forgiveness, and murder in a small town near Portland, Oregon. Valerie Geary has written an amazing debut novel that will keep you turning pages. Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, two young sisters attempt to solve a murder in order to save their father and keep their family together.
 
 
William Morrow - Release Date: 10/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99


Angel Killer
Angel Killer is a crime novel with a heck of a twist. The killer is either raising the dead or creating some of the most sophisticated illusions the world has ever seen, and the FBI agent brought in from a desk job to help on the case was once a professional magician from a family of magicians and illusionists. A fast-paced and thrilling look into the world of magic and into the mind of a sick individual. I can't wait to read more about FBI agent/magician Jessica Blackwood.
 
Bourbon Street - Release Date: 9/23/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99


Citizens Creek A poignant saga about an often buried part of american history. The story intersects that of indians and slaves in the south and the eventual migration along the trail of tears. From Cow Tom, sold to an indian chief at the age of ten, to his granddaughter Rose and how heritage and tradition central to her life. Filled with sorrow, triumph, and many tests of the human spirit, this book will be enjoyed by any fan of historical fiction. The historical background is very well represented and anyone interested in learning more about life during this period of time will appreciate this book.

The inaugural One Book, One South pick! Join us for an online Q&A with the author on November 20th at 8:00pm.
 

Atria - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


The Abyss Beyond Dreams A return to the Void we all know and love. This time there will be answers.

Del Rey - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
This Dark Road to Mercy
This southern tale of poverty, tragedy, personal failure, and the elusive second chance is vivid and compelling. The primary voice is that of Easter, an amazing twelve year old girl who has matured far beyond her years. Baseball fans will probably appreciate added dimensions of the home run quest so central to the events. Any true fan of southern literature should not miss this book.

Recommended in hardcover by Jackie.

(Seconded by Nancy.)

William Morrow - Release Date: 9/23/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99


Rosarito Beach
The Deepest Secret
Nancy's pick - $9.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $15.00

Staff Picks
The Red Tent The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
If you missed this immensely readable novel the first time around, make sure to read it before it comes to TV. Diamant's novel is inspired by the Biblical story of Dinah, who is briefly mentioned in Genesis. From this Biblical nugget, Diamant has crafted a moving story about the strength of women, their roles in a male-dominated religious society, and their all- important relationships with each other. Please don't miss this novel a second time!

Picador - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Arcana
Arcana is a delightful romantic fantasy set in in Edwardian England. Katherine Sinclair is being pressured by her family to find a husband, even though telling the wrong person about her otherworldly ability to perform magic -- inherited from her Sylvan mother -- could have disastrous consequences. When Katherine finds herself wooed by two very different men, will her dead mother's magical journal help her decide which one she should trust?
 
(Seconded by Jackie, store volunteer.)
 
Talos - Release Date: 11/18/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99


Burn for Me
Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, and Charlaine Harris will love Burn for Me, the first book in a new paranormal series by Ilona Andrews. Private eye Nevada Baylor is being blackmailed into a suicide mission to bring in a rogue Prime (the highest rank of magic user) who can set anything and everyone on fire. Prime Connor Rogan is also after the same target and they end up joining forces. Connor is the epitome of alpha male -- he's ex-military with powers that can level entire buildings -- but Nevada is no pushover and she's got her entire family to protect. I simply cannot wait for the next book in this series!
 
Avon - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $5.99


Chasers of the Light Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
Tyler Knott Gregson has gained fame for his pictures of poems he wrote and typed out on scrap pieces of paper on an old Remington typewriter. This book collects the best of his work, love poems that are sometimes intimate and sometimes vast and sweeping, brimming sometimes with joy and sometimes with unshed tears. It will take your breath away if you let it.

Seconded by Cynthia.

Perigee - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.00


The Book of Strange New Things The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
It is rare for me to read science fiction much less love it and recommend it but I found this to be one of my favorite reads in quite a while. Michel Faber brilliantly weaves a story of faith, calling and vocation, relationships and the many forms of distance. It is s story of salvation and redemption, subjects that do not belong exclusively to any religion. Though the main character is a Christian, sharing his faith, the themes are universal. Full of complex characters and shifting perspectives, the books manages to flow easily through the imagination. It pulled me in and along.
 

Hogarth - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


Kushiel's Dart Introducing our newest employee, Kendall!
"My taste in books is eclectic. I love to read fantasy, mystery, true crime, humor, regional, and young adult. I especially love to read series books, as I am loyal to authors that I enjoy. There is no better way to travel, education oneself, and feed the imagination!"

Kendall usually works Thursdays, Friday afternoons, and Saturdays, so come by and introduce yourself!

Kushiel's Dart Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
An engrossing fantasy loosely based on French history, with sweeping adventures and fascinating lovable characters from beginning to end.

Tor - Release Date: 3/1/02 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99


Staff Picks Now in Paperback...
The Martian
One of my favorite books of the year. The only sci-fi is believe we can get an astronaut to Mars -- after that it's an extremely funny, adventure/survival story.

WE LOVE THIS BOOK! This was our Trust Fall book in February. We all read and loved this book so much, we offer a money back guarantee!

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

Broadway - Release Date: 10/28/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00


Aimless Love
Melissa's pick - $16.00

Dates to Remember
November 5th
November 11th
November 11th
Stress
For Love of Country
Star Wars Origami



November 17th
November 18th
November 27th
A Passion for Bread
Business Adventures
The Power of Being Thankful



November 29th
December 5th
December 6th
Small Business Saturday
Trees Up Close
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library




On TV


Olive Kitteridge
Paper Angels
Olive Kitteridge
Sunday & Monday
November 2nd & 3rd
@ 9pm
on HBO
Paper Angels
Sunday
November 16th
@ 7pm
on UPtv

At The Movies
Men, Women & Children
Interstellar
Big Hero 6
Theory of Everything




Then They Came for Me
The Homesman
Mockingjay





Store & Community News
Holocaust Remembrance Week
Holocaust Remembrance Week Greenville Technical College will present a Holocaust Remembrance Week from November 9 - 13, 2014 at the Barton Main Campus in downtown Greenville, SC. Events will include film and discussion, scholar presentations, and a live talk from two Holocaust survivors. The goal of Holocaust Remembrance Week is to keep the awareness of the Holocaust alive through a variety of events that will educate Greenville's general public as well as students and faculty of Greenville Technical College. Partners in this effort include the Jewish Federation of Greenville, Congregation Beth Israel, the Temple of Israel, and the Greenville County Library. Five events commemorating the Holocaust are planned for the remembrance week.

SCAA Poetry Fellowship
SCAA Poetry Fellowship The South Carolina Academy of Authors announces the 6th annual Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry. Winning entry receives $1,000 prize and publication in the 2015 edition of Fall Lines from Muddy Ford Press. Postmark deadline is December 1st, 2014.

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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