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December 2015/January 2016


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! The holidays are almost upon us and we're looking forward to helping you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. The last day we will be taking special orders for Christmas delivery is Saturday, December 19th so please make sure to get us your lists by then (and earlier is even better)!


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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.

Oh, Those Holiday Lights!Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure

Greenville children's author Frederick Baus (accompanied by Roper the Ogre!) will read and sign his holiday picture book, Oh, Those Holiday Lights! (United Writers Press, paperback, $12.95), an imaginative account of the inspiration of the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, along with Jeffrey J. Lefko, reading and signing Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure (CreateSpace, paperback, $9.49), which shows readers how different religions and cultures can interact with and accept each other for their own traditions and customs. This free event is a great way to celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!


The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina2016 Race for the White House
Melinda Long & Kate Salley Palmer In-Store Signing: Saturday, December 12th, 11am-12pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville picture book author Melinda Long will be signing copies of herSouth Carolina-themed Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95), along with South Carolina author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer, who will be signign copies of her new non-partisan coloring book, 2016 Race for the White House (Warbranch, paperback, $14.95). This event is free and open to the public.


Praying for God's Glory
Patrick L. Washington Launch Party: Saturday, December 12th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Upstate South Carolina poet Patrick L. Washington will celebrate the launch of his poetry collection, Praying for God's Glory...Poems About Life (AuthorHouse, paperback, $14.95), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. The book also includes a bonus short story titled "I Found Him." This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


You Did WHAT?
W. Sandford "Sandy" Wells Launch Party: Friday, December 18th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville author Sandy Wells will be celebrating the launch of his new book, You Did WHAT? (FPS, paperback, $12.95), a collection of reminiscences about his family written after his mother died in 2000. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


The Shards of HeavenShades of Blue & GrayThe Conquering Dark
Magic of History Panel Talk & Signing: Saturday, December 19th, 1pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet these historical fantasy authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Michael Livingston (author of The Shards of Heaven [Tor, hardcover, $25.99]), Christopher M. Cevasco (contributing author to the collections Shades of Blue & Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War [Prime, paperback, $15.95] and Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages [Prime, paperback, $15.95]), and Clay and Susan Griffith (authors of the Crown & Key series, including new book The Conquering Dark [Del Rey, paperback, $7.99]) *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.


Fate Moreland's Widow
John Lane Book Talk & Signing: Monday, January 11th, 10-11:30am @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church, FREE

The book club at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville) will be hosting Spartanburg author John Lane for a talk about his debut novel, Fate Moreland's Widow (USC Press, hardcover, $24.95), which delves into historically inspired events of life, livelihood, death, and destiny set against a rural Southern backdrop on the cusp of modernity. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP. Books can be purchased in advance from Fiction Addiction, either online, by calling 864-675-0540, or stopping by the store.



Sheri S. Levy
2016 Teen Writing Seminar: January-May, 2nd Monday, 4:30-5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Sign up now for our 2016 Teen Writing Seminar, led by local YA author Sheri S. Levy! The five-month course will cover Plotting, Setting, Character, Conflict, Voice, and Revision. Students are also encouraged to form an optional Critique Group to meet at 4:30pm on the 4th Monday of each month at Fiction Addiction. *Note: The $25 registration fee includes all meeting sessions and one copy of Sheri's YA novel, Seven Days to Goodbye (Barking Rain Press, paperback, $13.95), which she will be using as an example text. Attendees should read the novel prior to the first class on January 11th. Registration can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


It's a brand new year and time for those New Year's Resolutions! If you're tired of reacting to life and instead want to turn proactive, let author Hannah Papp teach you how to go on a modern vision quest with her book, The Mystical Backpacker: How to Discover Your Destiny in the Modern World (Beyond Words, paperback, $16.00). Or perhaps you've resolved to share your life story with friends and family. Tracy Crow, author of On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story Potomac Books, paperback, $19.95), will offer nonfiction writing advice, especially for those writing about traumatic experiences. And Vally Sharp, co-publisher of FPS Publishing and author of The Gospel According to Emily (United Writers Press, paperback, $14.95), will talk about empathy and point of view in both relationships and fiction writing. *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.


coloring page

Yes, 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, Cuban 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 Cuban Cocktails by Ravi DeRossi (Sterling, hardcover, $24.95) will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation startes. 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. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Morrie & Dorothy
Jeffrey J. Lefko Launch Party: Friday, January 22nd, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville children's author Jeffrey J. Lefko will celebrate the launch of his new children's picture book, Morrie & Dorothy (FPS, paperback, $12.95, on sale 1/5/16), at Fiction Addiction. From they day they were born, best friends Morrie and Dorothy have done everything together. But when they try out for a job after school, it looks like that's going to change... This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Even More Events...
April 13th
April 30th
Kristy Woodson HarveyKathleen Grissom
Kristy Woodson Harvey Book Talk & Signing, 6pm, $10 (More info coming soon)Kathleen Grissom Book Talk & Signing, 3:30pm, $28 (More info coming soon)

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
More Mexican Everyday
Monday, December 21st, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction
Monday, January 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In December, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing More Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless (Norton, hardcover, $35.00).
Food52 Genius Recipes
January will be our first month preparing recipes from and discussing Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore (Ten Speed, hardcover, $35.00).

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:

December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th
December 24th
December 31st
Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure
Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles
Daddy Said a Word I Never Heard
The Knights Before Christmas
Mother Goose's Pajama Party

January 7th
January 14th
January 21st
January 28th
The Coal Thief
Finding Winnie
Be a Friend
Morrie & Dorothy

Play Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo
Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo
Introducing Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo! Pick up a bingo card at the store (or download online), and bring it with you each time you shop with us from November 1st to December 15th and get a store stamp for squares as you complete them. Completing a square can involve anything from buying a themed book to attending an author event, signing up for one of our clubs to turning in your card. You're sure to find ways to get a bingo as you do your holiday shopping with us!

Win every time you get a bingo! Each bingo gives you a free book from the giveaway cart and a sweepstakes entry. Grand prize: (1) $100.00 Fiction Addiction Gift Certificate (retail value $100.00). Second prize: (1) In-stock Fiction Addiction T-shirt of your choice (retail value $29.95). Third prize: (1) In-stock Litograph of your choice (retail value $19.95). Odds of winning a prize are based on the number of entries received for the drawing.

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Signed First Editions Club
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
Above the Waterfall
A More Perfect Union
The Witches
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $32.00

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.)

December/January New Releases
Regional Interest
First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
Claire Waverley has started a successful new candy company, but the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts. Sydney Waverley longs for a baby, yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has. Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to...if only he could see it, too. When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost.

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

Judy Judy by Damien Lewis
In the midst of the living hell of Japanese prisoner of war camps in North Sumatra was a beautiful and regal-looking liver and white English pointer named Judy who was cherished and adored by the Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She shared in both the men's tragedies and joys. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. One of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

Quercus - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

The Art of Neil Gaiman
The Finest Hours
How to Retire with Enough Money
A Doctor in the House
Paperback - $19.99
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 12/8/15
Hardcover - $12.95
On sale 12/15/15
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 1/5/16

General & Historical Fiction
The Lady in the Van The Lady in the Van and Other Stories by Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett has long been one of the world's most revered humorists, consistently remaining one of literature's most acute observers of Britain and life's many absurdities. In this new collection, drawn from his wide-ranging career, you'll read some of Bennett's finest work, including the title story, the basis for a new feature film starring Maggie Smith. The book also includes the rollicking comic masterpiece "The Laying on of Hands" and the bittersweet "Father! Father! Burning Bright," Bennett's classic tale of the tense relationship between a man and his dying father.

Picador - Release Date: 12/1/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.00

The View from Prince Street
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 1/5/16

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The Guilty The Guilty by David Baldacci
Dan Robie, a local attorney and pillar of the community who has been elected town judge, has been arrested and charged with murder. Most of Cantrell, Mississippi, is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When his son, Will, tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.

Signed First Editions Available!

Grand Central Publishing - Release Date: 11/17/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Silent Creed
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 1/5/16

Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Paperback - $10.99

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.

Volunteer Picks
American Blood American Blood by Ben Sanders
Meet Marshall Grade. He is an ex-cop from the NYPD whose undercover-op with the mob went so wrong that he is now in witness protection. Marshall is still haunted by what happened and filled with guilt about the things he had to do during the operation, so when he happens to see a picture of a missing woman who reminds him of someone in his past life, he decides he has to use his skills to help find her. What ensues is a thrilling, action packed cat-and-mouse game as everyone (the bad guys and the good guys) tries to find Marshall at the same time he is destroying everyone and everything in the way of his finding the missing girl. Marshall could be Jack Reacher's brother; he is a rough, tough guy with a troubled past, a strong moral code, and unbelievable skills of self preservation. A must read for fans of Lee Child.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 11/17/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

Time of Departure Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield
Wow! What a great book, and what a surprise. I was hooked from the beginning by the story of young state prosecutor Claire Talbot, who is the newly appointed felony division chief. She is tough as nails and has to prove herself daily to many old school cops. It didn't help at all when a newly discovered grave linked back to crimes which occurred 30 years earlier and when a mysterious ex-cop who worked the original cases suddenly appeared to help her. Mid-way through the book, I began to realize that all was not as it seemed, but by that time I was so involved with the mystery and the emerging and compelling love story that I didn't care. Time of Departure was a wonderful read and one I probably would never have picked up if I had known the surprising twist.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 12/1/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

After the Crash After the Crash by Michel Bussi
In 1980, a plane crashes in the French alps, and the only survivor is a 3 month old infant who was thrown clear of the wreckage and the resulting fire. Her survival was considered a miracle, but even more unbelievable was the coincidence that there were two female infants the same age aboard the flight. With no identifying marks and no DNA at the time, what ensued was a bitter custody battle by two families -- one very rich and the other very poor. A detective is hired to try and find the truth, but after 18 years totally devoted to the case, he has decided he was a complete failure and is on the verge of committing suicide when he sees a piece of evidence in all of his papers that suddenly makes sense. One of the most brilliantly written crime novels I've read in a while! A real page turner. I read all but the last 60 pages in one sitting. Lots of twists and turns and a huge build-up finally come together in a surprising ending. A very good book!

Hachette Book Group - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

Finding Jake
What She Knew
Paperback - $14.99

An Evil Mind
One Step Too Far
The Pocket Wife
Hardcover - $25.00
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 12/22/15

False Positive
Benefit of the Doubt
World Gone By
Hardcover - $27.00
A Fall 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
On sale 12/29/15
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 12/29/15
Paperback - $16.99
On sale 1/5/16

The Japanese Lover

Staff Picks
Truthwitch Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Truthwitch is the start to a fabulous YA fantasy series about two teenage girls trained in sword and sorcery, who discover they may be the prophesied Cahr Awen. If so, the hopes of a world on the brink of war and fearful of magic's waning power will soon rest on their shoulders.

Tor Books - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

How I Came to Sparkle Again
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 1/5/16
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 1/5/16
Paperback - $10.99
On sale 1/5/16

Not If I See You First Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Parker is blind and has been for years. She copes by not caring what anyone thinks of her -- as long as they follow The Rules, a set of what she considers common sense guidelines for dealing with someone who's blind. Rules she enforces even more since her best friend Scott broke her heart two and a half years ago. But when Scott shows back up, Parker starts to realize that maybe she doesn't know everything she thought she did. Lindstrom has a way of getting you into his character's head, making you see things from her perspective that you wouldn't otherwise be able to. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Poppy - Release Date: 12/1/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.00

Paperback - $9.99

17 Carnations
Hardcover - $28.00

2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card is $20 for the 2016 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card 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!

Store & Community News
Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate
The GFWC - Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate is looking for additional women members. The club will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from September to May. Our next meeting is Monday, December 14th, at Fiction Addiction. The social hour will start at 6:45 and the meeting at 7:15. Please stop by if you're interested in learning more.

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