Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-4pm

www.fiction-addiction.comMarch 24, 2016


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Book Talk & Signing with Book Club Favorite Kathleen Grissom on Independent Bookstore Day



Kathleen Grissom, the author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad, in her new novel, Glory Over Everything (Touchstone, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 4/5/16). Ms. Grissom will discuss her new book at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 30th, at 3:30 pm.


Tickets are $28.00 each. Each ticket includes a copy of Glory Over Everything and admits one to the event. We will also have the author's other books available for sale prior to and at the event. Tickets and books may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.


The book club whose members purchase the most tickets to the event will receive VIP seating and complimentary gift bags, so be sure to mention the name of your book club when you purchase! Seats will fill fast, so order your tickets today, and then forward this information to the rest of your book club!



Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book's characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over "what happens next?" The wait is finally over.


This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jame, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan's father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie's help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline's father learns and exposes Jamie's secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline.


Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jame embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.



About the author:

Kathleen Grissom was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, and is now happily rooted in southern Virginia. She and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated, the site of which was the inspiration for The Kitchen House. In addition to The Kitchen House, she is also the author of Glory Over Everything.

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




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 Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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