Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540
Fiction Addiction storefront

  

Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-4pm

www.fiction-addiction.comJuly 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction
864-675-0540
info@fiction-addiction.com
http://www.fiction-addiction.com

 

Book Talk and Signing with Southern Author Laura Lane McNeal

 

 

Greenville, SC, July 3, 2015 - Southern author Laura Lane McNeal will discuss her debut novel, Dollbaby (Pamela Dorman, paperback, $16.00), a big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans at her book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:00 pm. This novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets is a Fiction Addiction favorite; owner Jill Hendrix calls it "compulsively readable and moving."

 

There are two ticket options for the event: The $16.96 ticket admits two to the event and includes one paperback copy of Dollbaby. The $10.00 ticket admits one to the event and includes a $10.00 voucher that can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

 

When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been -- and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum -- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.

 

For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places.

 

For fans of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time.

 

By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

 

 

About the author:

Laura Lane McNeal grew up in New Orleans where people laugh a lot, talk with their hands, love good music, good food, and will make up any excuse for a party.

After receiving two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration), she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University. She spent most of her career in advertising, working for firms in New York and Dallas, before returning to New Orleans where she started her own marketing consulting firm and became a free-lance writer as well as a decorative artist. In 2005, when the devastation of Hurrican Katrina left her with having to rebuild her life, Laura seized the opportunity to fulfill her lifetime dream of becoming a writer. She hasn't stopped since.

Laura resides in New Orleans and is married with two sons. Dollbaby is her first published novel. She is presently working on a second novel.


If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at info@fiction-addiction.com.

 

 

ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION

Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Five Guys and Fried Green Tomatoes). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.

 

 

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