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April 2016


I hope everyone had a great Easter! The book business tends to pick up as the weather warms and we have a ton of events scheduled for April, culminating in Indie Bookstore Day on April 30th! Please make sure everyone you know who read The Kitchen House for bookclub realizes that the author, Kathleen Grissom, will be doing an event with us at 3:30 on April 30th to discuss the sequel,
Glory Over Everything!
Don't forget mom -- Mother's Day is May 8th and tickets to one of our upcoming events could make the perfect present! Plus we have a selection of 
Mother's Day books for the kids! 


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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.

Foster's Market Favorites
Sara Foster In-Store Signing: Friday, April 8th, 12-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

North Carolina chef, author, and owner of Foster's Market, Sara Foster will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Foster's Market Favorites (Fosters Sellers Production, hardcover, $30.00), at Fiction Addiction. With 157 recipes and 125-plus photographs, this cookbook shares the dishes that have kept diners coming back to the beloved Durham, NC, eatery that Ms. Foster opened in 1990, continuing the tradition of soulful yet simple, seasonally inspired cooking, where tradition meets modern. This event is free and open to the public, and Ms. Foster will have samples.


My Journey
Diecy Lawrence Launch Party: Saturday, April 9th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Upstate South Carolina poet Diecy Lawrence will be celebrating the release of her new book of poetry, My Journey: Small Town, USA, Circa 1920-1930: Other Rhymes and Tymes (FPS, paperback, $9.95), with a launhc party at Fiction Addiction. This collection of poems celebrates life in the U.S. in the early to mid-20th century, poking fun at characters known in the small town of the author's beginnings and also striking a chord about the not-so-fun times. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Miss Julia Inherits a Mess
Ann B. Ross Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, April 12th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Ann B. Ross will discuss the latest book in her New York Times bestslling series, Miss Julia Inherits a Mess (Viking, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 4/5/16), in which Miss Julia finds herself an executrix on a desperate hunt for a valuable collection amid a jumble of the estate's antiques, and if she finds a prize, she can honor Miss Mattie's last wishes. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but purchasing a copy of Miss Julia Inherits a Mess will guarantee that a seat is reserved for you.


Lies and Other Acts of Love

North Carolina author Kristy Woodson Harvey will be discussing her new women's fiction novel about what it really means to tell the truth, Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley, paperback, $15.00, on sale 4/5/16), at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.



Are We There Yet?
Dan Santat Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, April 14th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Fiction Addiction invites all elementary school children and their parents to a fantastic free event with Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle, Dan Santat. He will take readers on the road trip of a lifetime when he discusses his new picture book, Are We There Yet? (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $17.99, on sale 4/12/16), at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Are We There Yet? from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Santat will sign other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one copy of the new book.


South Carolina Academy of Authors

The South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA) will induct writers Dorothy Allison, Orville Vernon Burton, Betsy Byars, and Guy Davenport into the Academy at the Anderson County Library in Anderson, SC. *Note: Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at www.scacademyofauthors.org.



The Day When God Made Church
Rebekah McLeod Hutto In-Store Signing: Saturday, April 23rd, 11am-1pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Children's author and Greenville, SC, native Rebekah McLeod Hutto will be signing copies of her new children's book, The Day When God Made Church: A Child's First Book About Pentecost (Paraclete Press, paperback, $15.99), at Fiction Addiction. An often overlooked holiday, this book celebrates the miraculous events that occurred on Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit shaped, and continues to shape, who we are as God's Church. Pentecost Sunday is May 15th! This event is free and open to the public.


coloring page

Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In. Grown-up coloring books, 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. Mojitos from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00) 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. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for the 2nd annual Independent Bookstore Day and Fiction Addiction's 15th Anniversary! We'll be opening early at 9am, so line up for first shot at unique limited-edition products that will go on sale that day only in independent bookstores. We'll be serving birthday cake, and we'll donate a book to Greenville Literacy for every customer in the store from 9-10am. At 10:30, we'll be hosting a special free Duck & Goose children's storytime. Sign up in advance to hear bookclub favorite Kathleen Grissom talk at 3:30 about her new novel, Glory Over Everything (Touchstone, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 4/5/16). Each $28 ticket admits one and includes a copy of the book. The bookclub whose members purchase the most tickets will get special perks. Join us at 7pm for a free party celebrating the launch of local author Gil Allen's first story collection, The Final Days of Great American Shopping (USC Press, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 4/30/16).



A Lowcountry Wedding
Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe: Thursday, May 5th, 11:30am @ the Poinsett Club, $40*

Book Your Lunch with New York Times bestselling South Carolina author Mary Alice Monroe at the Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. Enjoy a meal of chicken piccata, hear Ms. Monroe talk about the new book in her Lowcountry Summer series, A Lowcountry Wedding (Gallery, paperback, $16.00, on sale 5/3/16), and get your book signed by the author. *Note: Tickets are $40 each. Each ticket admits one to the event and includes lunch and a copy of A Lowcountry Wedding. Lunch will consist of chicken piccata, with chef's choice of vegetables and starch. Vegetarian meals are available if requested in advance. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Redemption Road
John Hart Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, May 12th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $30*

Join us at Fiction Addiction for an evening with John Hart, the only mystery author to win back-to-back Edgar Awards for Best Mystery Novel, as he discusses his new book, Redemption Road (Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $$27.99, on sale 5/3/16). John has been one of Jill and Nancy's favorite mystery authors since they read his debut novel, The King of Lies. And as the awards attest, he just gets better and better with each book. It took John five years to write Redemption Road, and there is quite a story behind the story, so don't miss this rare opportunity to meet the author who wins rave reviews from both readers and other mystery authors. *Note: Tickets are $30 per person, and each ticket includes a copy of Redemption Road. Tickets and books can be purchase online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Greenville County Library
Southern Author Festival: Saturday, May 14th, 9:30am-3:30pm @ Hughes Main Library, FREE

Join the Greenville County Library System and the Friends of the Greenville County Library System for this daylong event celebrating Southern fiction and poetry. This event will feature humorist, short story writer, and novelist George Singleton; favorite Southern author and poet Ron Rash; and award-winning and bestselling North Carolina author Wiley Cash; among others. Fiction Addiction will be providing the authors' books for sale at the event.


Thunder Boy Jr.

National Book Award-winning atuhor Sherman Alexie will be discussing his new children's picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $17.99, on sale 5/10/16), at the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities auditorium in downtown Greenville. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Thunder Boy Jr. from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Alexie will sign other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one copy of the new book.


Even More Events...
May 23rd
June 3rd
June 25th
booksMary Kay AndrewsWendy Wax
Fiction Addiction Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, $10Book Talk & Signing with Mary Kay Andrews at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $30Wendy Wax Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $17

One Book, One South, Jr.
1 Book 1 South Jr.

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is partnering with Candlewick Press to bring readers One Book, One South, Jr. -- a Southern-wide "one book" event featuring Raymie Nightingale (hardcover, $16.99), the newest book by award-winning and much beloved author Kate DiCamillo. Raymie Nightingale releases on April 12th, at which point we would like to have as many people as possible participate in this community read, culminating in a Facebook Q&A event on May 6th from 3-5pm capping off Chidlren's Book Week. In the period leading up to the Q&A, we encourage readers to submit questions in advance via the Ask Kate! online question form.


Save the Date...
Read Up Save the Date

A new young adult book festival called Read Up is coming to the Peace Center in downtown Greenville! The first festival will be this summer, on August 6th. Keep checking the website for more information as authors and events are added. In the meantime, save the date and share with your YA-loving friends and family -- we want this to be a huge hit!


Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Foster's Market Favorites
Monday, April 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In March, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Foster's Market Favorites by Sara Foster (Fosters Sellers Productions, hardcover, $30.00).

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:

April 7th
April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
One Today
Are We There Yet?

On sale 4/12/16

On sale 4/12/16

Pre-Order the New Harry Potter Book
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child As I'm sure you've all heard by now, there's going to be a new Harry Potter book! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts 1 & 2 is a new story that takes place nineteen years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The book is the script of a new play -- the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage -- that will premiere in London's West End on July 30th. It's based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child releases on July 31st, but you can pre-order your copy today!

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Signed First Editions Club
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
The Guilty
The 14th Colony
Redemption Road
The Total Package
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $27.99
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.

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)

April New Releases
Regional Interest
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law
Miss Julia Inherits a Mess
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $27.00
Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on April 12th!

Consequence Consequence: A Memoir by Eric Fair
By the time Eric Fair leaves Iraq after his first deployment, he will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation. Years later, his health and marriage crumbling, haunted by the role he played in what we now know as "enhanced interrogation," it is Fair's desire to speak out that becomes a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair's memoir is both a brave, unrelenting confession and a book that questions the very depths of who he, and we as a country, have become.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 4/5/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

Rise of the Rocket Girls Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. This book tells the stories of these "human computers" who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, it offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, both past and future.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 4/5/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

Color-Gami Color-Gami: Color and Fold Your Way to Calm by Masao Donahue & Eleanor Kwei
Customize your origami folding sheets by coloring in beautiful designs and patterns, then follow the instructions to fold flowers, animals, and more. The easy step-by-step instruction book with detailed diagrams will take you through the folds. Finished models make great gift toppers! Novice and master folders alike will find hours of entertainment in this kit.

Thunder Bay Press - Release Date: 4/12/16 - Format: Boxed Set - Price: $19.99

Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen
Amazing Moms
Paperback - $22.00
Signed Copies Available!
Hardcover - $9.95
Mother's Day is May 8th!

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana
Day of the Cat
Hardcover - $12.99
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 4/12/16

General & Historical Fiction
The Summer Before the War
Chasing the North Star
Hardcover - $25.95

General & Historical Fiction
The 14th Colony The 14th Colony by Steve Berry
Inauguration Day -- noon on January 20th -- is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster, and ex-KGB Soviet loyalist Aleksandr Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest. He's aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America's oldest fraternal organization, a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America's 14th colony -- Canada. In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Cotton Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he's long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything.

A Fiction Addiction Signed First Editions Club Pick.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 4/5/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Journey to Munich
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed First Editions Available!

Graphic Novels
Attack on Titan 18
Paperback - $10.99

Young Adult
Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set
The Wrath and the Dawn
Boxed Set - $29.95
Paperback - $10.99
A ReadUp Greenville Author

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
The Travelers
Run You Down
The Advocate's Daughter
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $25.99

My Sunshine Away
Paperback - $16.00

The Sound of Glass
Paperback - $15.00

Miller's Valley
Hardcover - $28.00

The Library at Mount Char
Paperback - $16.00

Staff Picks
Lies and Other Acts of Love Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Lies and Other Acts of Love is the perfect book club book about love, marriage, sisterhood, and the lies that can destroy or save them all.

Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on April 13th!

Berkley - Release Date: 4/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00

Paperback - $16.00

Rebel of the Sands

2016 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
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