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May 2016


We have a ton of great events scheduled for May and June including a free event with National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie
 at the Governor's School on May 17th! So please help us spread the word...

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.

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; a May 2016 Indie Next pick; a Spring 2016 SIBA Okra pick). 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 author 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.


coloring page
Fiction Addiction Bookclub Party: Monday, May 23rd, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Are you in a bookclub? Thinking about joining or starting a bookclub? Like to read "bookclub-type books"? Then come join us for another Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for bookclubs, and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of "advance reader copies." *Note: Tickets are $10 per person, and each ticket 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.


The Weekenders

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews will discuss her new novel, The Weekenders (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $27.99, on sale 5/17/16), at Fiction Addiction. Told with Ms. Andrews' trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with charaters and a setting that you can't help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape. *Note: Tickets are $30 per person, and each ticket includes a copy of The Weekenders. Tickets and books can be purchase online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


A Fine Imitation
Amber Brock Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, June 4th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation (Crown, hardcover, $26.00) is Furman graduate Amber Brock's intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin. Ms. Brock will be discussing the book and the 1920s art that inspired it. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.



Even More Events...
June 18th
June 22nd
June 25th
Kim BoykinJohn LigatoWendy Wax
Book Talk & Signing with Kim Boykin at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, Free (please RSVP)Book Talk & Signing with John Ligato at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, Free (please RSVP)Wendy 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; a Spring 2016 SIBA Okra pick), the newest book by award-winning and much beloved author Kate DiCamillo. We would like to have as many people as possible participate in this community read, culminating in a Facebook Q&A event on Friday, May 6th, from 3-5pm capping off Children's Book Week. For the rest of this week 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, May 16th, 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:

May 5th
May 12th
May 19th
May 26th
Frank and Laverne
Thunder Boy Jr.
Wolf Camp
Rules of the House

On sale 5/10/16

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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Digital Audiobooks
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Fiction Addiction is now selling digital audiobooks! We have partnered with Libro.fm to give you a great audiobook experience. There will be a monthly subscription service coming soon, but in the meantime, Fiction Addiction customers can use promo code fictionaddiction20 to get 20% off all audiobooks through the end of July!

Signed First Editions Club
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016
The 14th Colony
Redemption Road
The Total Package
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $24.95

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.)

May New Releases
Regional Interest
A Lowcountry Wedding
A Fine Imitation
All the Single Ladies
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 5/10/16
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing June 4th!
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 5/10/16
Day of the Cat Day of the Cat: A Coloring Book with Hidden Pictures by Kong Hye Jin
Spend some time in the company of Bono the cat and bring this delightful kitty to life with color and imagination. Also discover hidden images such as fish and owls in the illustrations as you color! From waking and stretching to napping and grooming, each amusing moment of a feline's life is capture in line art, waiting for your unique artistic style to add depth and color. Coloring is fun for all ages, so be sure to enjoy your chromatic creations with friends, too!

Thunder Bay Press - Release Date: 4/12/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

Stick with It! Stick With It!: Quirky Success Quotes That Stick in Your Memory...And On Your Stuff
Whatever your goal, these quotes coach, coax, inspire, and motivate you to reach it. Each page features one quote graphically presented to maximize its meaning. Each quote includes a though-provoking, success-inspiring phrase called out in larger type and eye-catching color. Bonus: ten pages of Stickable Quotes to post where they boost the most: in a journal, on your mirror, on a water bottle, bike helmet, or day planner -- even on your coffee mug for a double shot of confidence. Stick With It! offers 144 quotes to encourage, enlighten, and inspire.

Portable Press - Release Date: 5/17/16 - Format: Spiral-Bound - Price: $16.99

The Mathews Men
Valiant Ambition
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $30.00
On sale 5/10/16
A May 2016 Indie Next Pick

General & Historical Fiction
Beach Town Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
Movie location scout Greer Hennessy has been given one more chance to save her career, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleep Florida town called Cypress Key. But mayor Eben Thibadeaux wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized. Greer has a way of making things happen, and Greer and Eb are way too attracted to one another for either of them to see reason. Between an ambitious director and his entourage, a conniving local ex-socialite, and a cast of local fangirls and opportunists, nothing is going to be the same in Cypress Key. Now Greer is forced to make some hard choices: about the people and the town she's come to care about, and about her own life.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 5/3/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

The Sport of Kings The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
Hellsmouth, an indomitable Thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse, the next Secretariat. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to work on their farm, the violence of the Forges' history and the exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view. Entangled in fear, prejudice, and lust, the three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 5/3/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

The Last Pilot The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock
Jim Harrison is a test pilot in the United States Air Force, one of the exalted few. He spends his days cheating death in the skies above the Mojave Desert and his nights at his friend Pancho's bar, often with his wife, Grace. She and Harrison are secretly desperate for a child, and when, unexpectedly, Grace learns that she is pregnant, the two are overjoyed. America becomes swept up in the fervor of the Space Race, while Harrison turns his attention home to welcome his daughter, Florence, into the world. But as he and Grace confront the thrills and challenges of parenthood, they are met with sudden tragedy. The aftermath will haunt the Harrisons and strain their marriage, as Jim struggles to make life-and-death decisions under circumstances that are altogether new.

Picador - Release Date: 5/3/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00

The Atomic Weight of Love
Come Rain or Come Shine
Prayers the Devil Answers
Hardcover - $25.95
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $25.99
On sale 5/10/16

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The Last Mile The Last Mile by David Baldacci
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution -- for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier -- when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars -- guilty or not -- a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life. But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger -- and more sinister -- than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.

Grand Central Publishing - Release Date: 4/19/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.00

Young Adult
The Rose and the Dagger
The Crown
Hardcover - $17.99
A ReadUp Greenville Author
Hardcover - $19.99

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
Redemption Road Redemption Road by John Hart
John Hart's newest novel, Redemption Road, is a thriller. Innocents are dying, people are being chased and tortured, and the good guys are hard to tell from all of the bad. It is about Elizabeth Black, a decorated hero cop with a deep dark secret. But in addition to being a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout, it is a compelling and very emotional story of love -- love that is sick and twisted, love that is so blind it allows horrible things to be done in its name, love so hidden by guilt it is hard to see, love born out of despair, and a love that is so pure and good it allows hope to shine through. It is obvious that John Hart has poured all of his heart and soul into this beautifully written story of sadness, despair, love, and hope.

Seconded by Jill Hendrix, store owner, and Melissa, store employee.

Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on May 12th!

Thomas Dunne Books - Release Date: 5/3/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Where They Found Her
Pretty Girls
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $9.99

The Defense
City of the Lost
Hardcover - $25.99
Signed First Editions On Order!
Hardcover - $25.99

Most Wanted
The Obsession
The Summer's End
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $28.00
Paperback - $7.99

The Other Widow
Wilde Lake
After the Storm
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $7.99

A School for Unusual Girls
Paperback - $9.99

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Hardcover - $26.99
A May 2016 Indie Next Pick

Sleeping Giants
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.00
A May 2016 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $9.99

Staff Picks
Listen to Me
If It Fits, I Sits
Paperback - $14.99
Hardcover - $12.99

Cat Shaming
Plain Talk
Paperback - $14.99
Hardcover - $37.00

Me Before You
The Witch Hunter
Paperback - $16.00 or $9.99
Read it before you see it! Movie releases 6/3/16
Paperback - $9.99

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