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August 2016


I hope everyone had great summer vacations and is ready for fall since August is starting with a bang: The Olympics Opening Ceremony is August 5th and Greenville's inaugural YA & kid's book festival, ReadUp Greenville, is August 6th at The Peace Center. 
Fiction Addiction and M. Judson will be doing book sales at ReadUp and we encourage you to attend and also help spread the word to teachers, teens, and anyone you know who reads YA and children's books!

August continues with many other events, including the start of the school year and our first Elementary Educators' night, and then culminates in our Louise Penny event over Labor Day weekend. 

We appreciate your support for our events and look forward to helping with all your book needs this fall!

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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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.

Barbara J. Taylor
Barbara J. Taylor Book Signing: Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30 @ Cafe and Then Some, FREE

In All Waiting Is Long (Kaylie Jones, paperback, $15.95), the sequel to Barbara J. Taylor's bestselling debut, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, a Pennsylvania community discovers the limits of love, loyalty, and sacrifice in a riveting historical tale of female agency in an age of eugenics. You can meet the author at her book signing at Cafe and Then Some in downtown Greenville. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Jay AsherHolly Goldberg SloanJason ReynoldsBrendan Kiely

A new young adult and middle grade book festival called Read Up is coming to the Peace Center in downtown Greenville! The first festival will be August 6th. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. Check out the website at ReadUpGreenville.com for more info on authors and schedules. *Note: Panel discussions and author signings are free. Keynote presentations are $7.00 each or $15.00 for all three. Tickets can be purchased online.




Kristy Dempsey

Come meet South Carolina native children's author Kristy Dempsey and learn about being a superhero with her new picture book, Superhero Instruction Manual (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99). Bring your kids for a superhero storytime with the author, get your book signed, and have some superhero-themed refreshments. And if you (or your child) dress up as a superhero, get 10% off any merchandise purchased at the event! This event is free and open to the public.


Jessica Leake
Jessica Leake Launch Party: Saturday, August 13th, 2:30-4:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join Greenville author Jessica Leake as she celebrates the release of her new historical fantasy novel, The Order of the Eternal Sun (Talos, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 8/2/16), the second book in her Sylvani series, at a launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Samantha ChaseSara Humphreys

Bestselling romance authors Samantha Chase and Sara Humphreys will be hitting the road this summer to celebrate their new releases, Always My Girl (Chase, Sourcebooks Casablanca, paperback, $7.99) and Trouble Walks In (Humphreys, Sourcebooks Casablanca, paperback, $7.99). Come hear them talk about their new books at a free book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.



Elementary Educators Night: Thursday, August 25th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Elementary teachers and librarians are invited to our inaugural FREE elementary educators event at Fiction Addiction! We will be serving wine and cheese, handing out gift bags with free children's books, and discussing the topic of author visits -- how to get them at a discount and how to make the visits successful! Speakers will include Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction owner; Malinda Edmonston, media specialist at Pelham Road Elementary; and Jane Robertson, retired media specialist at Northwood Middle. Attendees will also receive a 20% discount on any merchandise purchased that day. Teachers can earn professional development credit by submitting your attendance at this event to Candice Moore (cvmoore@greenville.k12.sc.us) as and out of district activity. *Note: This event is free, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend so we know how many gift bags to prepare.


Kelly Durham
Kelly Durham Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, August 27th, Noon @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Clemson, SC author Kelly Durham has captured Old Hollywood in his entertaining new novel, The Movie Star and Me (Createspace, paperback, $15.99, on sale 8/9/16), and exposes readers to the history of the movie business in this historical fiction tour de force. Movie magic, labor strikes, HUAC committee hearings, and the business of show business are revealed as a colorful cast of characters fight for their self-interests -- with surprising results. You can meet the author at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.



Judy Fogarty
Judy Fogarty In-Store Book Signing: Saturday, August 27th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Georgia author Judy Fogarty will be signing copies of her debut novel, Breaking and Holding (Lake Union, paperback, $14.95), at a book signing at Fiction Addiction. An intimate portrait of the folly of the human heart, Breaking and Holding explores buried truths that are startlingly unveiled. What's left in their wake has the power not only to shatter lives...but redeem them. This event is free and open to the public.


Jaye Robin BrownAshley Herring BlakeLauren GibaldiKathryn Holmes

Join these young adult authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Jaye Robin Brown (author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit [HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 8/30/16]), Ashley Herring Blake (author of Suffer Love [Houghton Mifflin, hardcover, $17.99]), Lauren Gibaldi (author of Autofocus [HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99]), and Kathryn Holmes (author of How It Feels to Fly [HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99]). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off a purchase of the featured authors' books prior to or at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Louise Penny
Louise Penny Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, September 3rd, 4pm @ Holland Park Church, $32 & Up*

Fiction Addiction invites you to meet #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny as she discusses her latest spellbinding mystery novel, A Great Reckoning (Minotaur, hardcover, $28.99, on sale 8/30/16) at a book talk and signing at Holland Park Church in Simpsonville. After her talk, she will take questions from the audience and sign and personalize books (including backlist). *Note: There are three ticket options for this event: General tickets ($32) admit one and include one copy of the book. Premium tickets ($47) admit two and include one copy of the book. VIP tickets ($100) admit one and include three copies of the book, as well as reserved front-row seating and being first in the signing line. Books and tickets can be purchase online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Alex Bledsoe
Alex Bledsoe Book Signing: Friday, September 9th, 5-9pm & Saturday, September 10th, 10am-6pm @ The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire, FREE (with admission)*

Critically-acclaimed fantasy author Alex Bledsoe will be signing copies of his Tufa novels, including new book Chapel of Ease (Tor, hardcover, $27.99, on sale 9/6/16), at the Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville. *Note: This event is free with admission to the Ren Faire. Fiction Addiction will be providing books to GUUF for sale at the event. Visit TheEnchantedChalice.com for more info and to purchase discounted tickets.



Even More Events...
September 23rd
September 27th
October 3rd
October 4th
Eric LitwinTrenton Lee StewartBooksCharlaine Harris
Eric Litwin Performance & Book Signing at Holland Park Church, 6:30pm, Free*Book Talk & Signing with Trenton Lee Stewart at Hughes Main Library, 4:30pm, Free*Book Club Party at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, $10Book Your Lunch with Charlaine Harris at Thornblade Club, 1pm, $55


October 13th
Erika MarksMarybeth WhalenKim WrightJoy Callaway
Erika MarksMarybeth WhalenKim WrightJoy Callaway
North Carolina Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $10

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Love & Lemons Cookbook
Monday, August 15th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In August, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio (Avery, 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:

August 4th
August 11th
August 18th
August 25th
Blue & Bertie
Sophie's Squash Go to School
Elliot Gets Lost

On sale 8/9/16

2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Winners
My Sunshine Away
Above the Waterfall
Bull Mountain
The Great Santini Fiction Prize Winner
The Prince of Tides Literary Prize Winner
The Beach Music Mystery Prize Winner

The Bone Tree
Soul Food Love
Dispatches from Pluto
The Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize Winner
The Pat Conroy Cookbook Prize Winner
The Death of Santini Nonfiction Prize Winner

Serafina and the Black Cloak
The Water Is Wide History & Life Stories Prize Winner
Popppy's Pants Young Adult Prize Winner
Poppy's Pants Youngster's Prize Winner


The best in Southern literature, from the people who would know...Southern Independent (and independently minded!) Booksellers! Formerly the "SIBA Book Award," the newly reborn Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories, inspired by the tastes and inclinations of Southern readers. Nominated by booksellers and their customers, vetted by bookstores and selected by a jury of Southern booksellers, these are the Southern books that Southern bookstores were most passionate about, and inspired the most "you've got to read this" moments and "hand sell" moments in stores across the South. The nine winners, including the Poppy's Pants Young Adult Prize and the Poppy's Pants Youngster's Prize, were chosen from a field of nearly forty finalists. Together, they represent the best of Southern literature, from the people who would know -- Southern indie booksellers.


Book Addict Information Service

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Use the information we send to pre-order books -- whether from us (just reply to the email), from your ebook provider, or from any bookstore of your choice. Or if you are an avid patron of the library, use our information to make sure you are first on the checkout list when a book releases!


Please note that by subscribing to this service, you authorize us to keep your credit card information on file to be used for your annual renewal or any orders you wish to place.


Call Me Ishmael

The Call Me Ishmael (CMI) Phone is an interactive literary device that helps communities share and discover great books. Visitors press a button on the Phone and it allows you to listen to people's messages about the books they love. Literary venues around the world are are using these Phones to enchant their visitors, and we would love to be one of them. From now until September 15th, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) will be giving one of these phones to the Southern bookstore with the most phone calls to CMI! To help us win, simply Call Me Ishmael at 774-325-0503, and leave a message about a book you love -- just be sure to mention Fiction Addiction! To hear examples, visit Call Me Ishmael online.


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Signed First Editions Club
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
Glory Over Everything
The Fireman
The Defense
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $28.99
Hardcover - $256.99

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.)

August New Releases
Regional Interest
The Order of the Eternal Sun The Order of the Eternal Sun by Jessica Leake
When Lord Thornewood, brother-in-law to Lucy Sinclair, insists that his brother James train Lucy in self-defense, she wouldn't mind so much if her treacherous mind didn't continue to replay the kiss they once shared. But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day, and with each stroke of her pen, she risks attracting the attention of the Order of the Eternal Sun, the sinister brotherhood that steals the power of Sylvani blood for their own dark ends. When a bold new suitor arrives from India, Lucy can't help but be intrigued. But as Lucy's own suspicions grow, and the threat of the Order looms larger, Lucy will have to learn to harness her unpredictable power or risk falling under the Order's shadow forever.

Meet the author at her Launch Party on August 13th!

Talos - Release Date: 8/9/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

The Last Treasure
The Cat, the Collector and the Killer
Paperback - $15.00
Paperback - $7.99
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
Paperback - $12.99

General & Historical Fiction
All Waiting Is Long All Waiting Is Long by Barbara J. Taylor
In 1930, 25-year-old Violet travels with her 16-year-old sister Lily from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the Good Shepherd Infant Asylum in Philadelphia, so Lily can deliver her illegitimate child in secret, jeopardizing Violet's engagement to her longtime sweetheart. Meanwhile, Mother Mary Joseph, who runs the Good Shepherd, has no idea the asylum's physician is involved in eugenics and experimenting on the girls with various sterilization techniques. Five years later, Lily and Violet are back home in Scranton, one married, one about to be, each finding her own way in a place where a woman's worth is tied to her virtue. Against the backdrop of the sweeping eugenics movement and rogue coal mine strikes, the Morgan sisters must choose between duty and desire. Either way, they risk losing their marriages and each other.

Meet the author at her book signing on August 2nd!

Kaylie Jones - Release Date: 7/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95

Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?

Signed First Editions Available!

Flatiron - Release Date: 7/26/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

Purity Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother -- her only family -- is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life. It takes a seemingly chance encounter with two visitors from Germany to send Pip -- and the reader -- on a journey of discovery that ranges from Stasi-era East Berlin to a rainforest in Bolivia; and from the ancient war between the sexes to the present-day bewilderments of the Internet. Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder -- the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 8/2/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00

The Little Communist Who Never Smiled
Paperback - $18.95
On sale 8/9/16
Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed Copies On Order! 
On sale 8/16/16
Trouble Walks In
Paperback - $7.99
Meet the author at her Panel Talk & Signing on August 19th!

Young Adult
Silver in the Blood
A World Without You
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $17.99
A Read Up Author

Middle Grade
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hardcover - $29.99

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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Volunteer Picks
Baby Doll Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
The most tense psychological thriller I've read in a while. Rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath are only two of the things you will feel while reading about what happens to Lily after she escapes with her 6-year-old daughter from the torture chamber she has been held in for 8 years. Lily disappeared without a trace when she was 16. The family dynamics are heartbreaking as those left behind (including Abby, Lily's identical twin) attempted to build a new life without Lily. When Lily returns, not only do they have to adjust to another new life, but Lily has to figure out how to let go of her old life so she can start something real for herself and her daughter.

Redhook - Release Date: 7/12/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00

The Beauty of the End The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells
Noah was obsessed with April...and as she lay dying, his obsession turned into a love so deep that he knew he had to clear her name. Written from both the past and the present, April's secrets are slowly revealed, and Noah finally understands why she did the things she did. Powerfully written and full of surprises, this thriller will haunt as well as endear.

Kensington - Release Date: 7/26/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00

The Girl on the Train
All Is Not Forgotten
The Woman in Cabin 10
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $26.00

Good as Gone
Playing with Fire
Hardcover - $23.00
Paperback - $9.99

The Choices We Make
Paperback - $15.99

Staff Picks
A Promise of Fire A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
I haven't read such a great debut fantasy romance in quite a while. Fans of C.L. Wilson and Elizabeth Vaughan will love discovering Amanda Bouchet and her characters Catalia Fisa and the powerful warlord Griffin who needs her clairvoyant powers to cement his rule and protect his people from the ruthless magicians who would enslave them.

Sourcebooks - Release Date: 8/2/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99

After You
The Heart of Betrayal
Paperback - $16.00
Seconded by Linda
Paperback - $10.99

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