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August 2015


I hope you've had a great summer and are slowly gearing up for the next school year. 

I'm very excited about our event next week with Barton Swaim, who has written about his eye-opening experiences as Gov. Mark Sanford's speechwriter. The Speechwriter is getting marvelous reviews and this is a free event so please come out and join us on Monday at 6pm!

And remember to save the date of September 25th to bring your little ones to University Center for a free Eric Litwin performance.


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2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card is $20 for the 2015 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card allows you to trade books with us and gives you a $10 store coupon after every $100 you spend in a calendar year. That makes it free for those who spend at least $200 a year with us.

And remember, whether you have a Reward Card with us or not, every time you spend $50, you get to pick a free book off of our giveaway cart!

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 Talk & Signing with Barton Swaim

South Carolina native Barton Swaim will be discussing his new book, The Speechwriter (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 7/14/15), the story of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford's rise and fall from the eyes of the very human staffers who go into politics out of conviction and learn to survive a broken heart. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to info@fiction-addiction.com for seats and books are requested.


Laura Lane McNeal Book Talk & Signing
Book Talk & Signing with Laura Lane McNeal: Wednesday, August 26th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $16.96 or 10*

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 -- a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets -- at Fiction Addiction. *Note: The $16.96 ticket admits two to the event and includes one paperback copy of Dollbaby. The $10 ticket admits one to the event and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation
Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation: Thursday, August 27th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Due to the great response to our first event, we're doing another one! Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In. Grown-up coloring books, summer cocktails, and conversation will make for a great get-together for your friends, or a way to make new friends! *Note: Tickets are $25 each and include one in-stock coloring book priced at $12.99 or less. Cocktails from Summer Cocktails by Maria Del Mar Sacasa will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation starters. Fellow indie Suburban Paint Co. will provide colored pencils for use at the event, but you're welcome to bring your own favorite coloring tools. Large parties are welcome to book a private event date for your group.


An Evening with Joseph Galloway
An Evening with Joseph Galloway: Thursday, September 3rd, 6pm @ The Poinsett Club, $21*

Meet Joseph Galloway -- a UPI war correspondent during the Vietnam War and the co-author of the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once...and Young (Presidio, paperback, $18.00) and its sequel, We Are Soldiers Still (HarperCollins, paperback, $14.99) -- at an evening event at The Poinsett Club. Following remarks by Mr. Galloway at about 7pm, he will be available to sign books. *Note: Tickets are $21 each and include a $4 donation to a military charity, as well as beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is one of a series of military history talks sponsored by 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). Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Sea Keeper's DaughtersHoney from the LionThe Canterbury SistersGateway to Paradise
Southern Storytellers Panel Talk & Signing: Wednesday, September 16th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet these Southern authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Lisa Wingate (author of The Sea Keeper's Daughters, a Summer SIBA Okra pick), Matthew Neill Null (author of Honey from the Lion), Kim Wright (author of The Canterbury Sisters), and Matthew Vollmer (author of Gateway to Paradise) *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Even More Events...
September 25th
October 1st
October 3rd
Eric LitwinBookclub PartyPat Scales
Eric Litwin Performance & Signing, 6:30pm, Free*Book Club Party, 5:30pm, $10Pat Scales Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10*

October 5th
Alexandra DuncanAlan GratzStephanie PerkinsWill Walton
Alexandra Duncan
Alan Gratz
Stephanie Perkins
Will Walton
A-Plus YA Authors Panel Talk & Signing, 5:30pm, $10

October 29th
Leann SweeneyLinda Lee PetersonJohn SheffieldCarol Heilman
Leann SweeneyLinda Lee PetersonJohn SheffieldCarol Heilman
Fall Mystery Author Panel Talk & Signing, 6pm, $10

November 5th
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari SmithEllen Malphrus
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari SmithEllen Malphrus
Literary Ladies Panel Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10

November 6th
November 7th
Diane ChamberlainKay Bratt
Diane Chamberlain Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*Kay Bratt Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Sheet Pan Suppers
Monday, August 17th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert (Workman, paperback, $15.95).
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 in upcoming weeks:

August 6th
August 13th
August 20th
August 27th
September 3rd
Rude Cakes
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!
What Pet Should I Get?
Wild Child
The Queen's Hat

New Products
Make a Wish Letterpress Card
With You Letterpress Card
Hello Paper Plane Letterpress Card

We have new handmade letterpress greeting cards! The Ink Meets Paper team believes that handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone. Each product they create supports this belief in the handwritten and the handcrafted. The 100% cotton paper is thick, and the ink is mixed by hand. Each piece is printed one color at a time on an antique printing press in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Signed First Editions Club
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
Water from My Heart
The Flying Circus
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $25.95
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $26.00

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

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)

August New Releases
Regional Interest
A Peach of a Pair
Something Rich and Strange
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 8/4/15
Paperback - $16.99
On sale 8/11/15

Avenue of Spies Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler.

Crown - Release Date: 8/4/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
A Full Life
Jerky Everything
Hardcover - $9.99
Hardcover - $28.00
Paperback - $19.95

General & Historical Fiction
The Girls of August
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Paperback - $15.00
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 8/4/15

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
Badlands Badlands by C.J. Box
In the small oil town of Grimstad, ND, 12-year-old Kyle Westergaard has dreams -- he wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene. Now in possession of a lot of money and packets of white powder, Kyle wonders if his luck has changed. Detective Cassie Dewell realizes in the meantime that she may be in over her head. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong.

Minotaur - Release Date: 7/28/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret
Paperback - $7.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing October 29th!

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.

What Local Authors Are Reading
Jack of Spies
Sometimes the Wolf
Paperback - $15.95
Paperback - $14.99

Volunteer Picks
Bull Mountain
Natchez Burning
Crooked River
Hardcover - $26.95
A Summer Okra Pick
Paperback - $17.99
On sale 8/4/15
An August Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $14.99
An August Indie Next Pick

Circling the Sun
Five Days Left
After the Storm
Best Laid Plans
Hardcover - $28.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 8/4/15
Hardcover - $25.99
Paperback - $7.99
On sale 8/4/15

Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Hardcover - $25.00
Signed First Editions Available!

Lock In
Hardcover - $26.00
An August Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $8.99
On sale 8/4/15
Paperback - $8.99
On sale 8/4/15

Staff Picks
Ruthless Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
A harrowing survival thriller set in the Blue Ridge Mountains about a teenage equestrienne kidnapped by a serial killer who must dig down deep to find the will to first survive, then triumph. You won't be able to put this one down!

Seconded by Nancy, store volunteer.

Signed copies available!

A Summer Okra Pick.

Simon Pulse - Release Date: 7/14/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

The Heart of Betrayal
Hardcover - $18.99

Store & Community News
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!




Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607