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September 2016

 

We still have plenty of room at our Louise Penny event on Saturday at 4pm so if you find that your Labor Day weekend plans have changed feel free to stop by Holland Park Church in Mauldin and purchase a ticket at the door! 

We're not getting quite as much newspaper coverage as we used to so please help us spread the word on Facebook about our upcoming adult events with Louise Penny and Charlaine Harris and our kids events with Eric Litwin and Trenton Lee Stewart!

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.

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) 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.

 

 


Wilson Casey
Wilson Casey In-Store Book Signing: Saturday, September 10th, 11am-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Upstate SC author and trivia aficionado Wilson Casey will be signing copies of his books, 101 Reasons to Vote Against Hillary and 101 Reasons to Vote For Hillary (SkyHorse, paperback, $12.99 each), at a book signing at Fiction Addiction. Come hear readings from these and Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails (The History Press, paperback, $19.99) -- which is being made into a movie! -- at the top of each hour, meet the author, and get your books signed. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Eric Litwin
Eric Litwin Performance & Book Signing: Friday, September 23rd, 6:30pm @ Holland Park Church, FREE*

Get ready to sing, dance, and fall in love with reading! Fiction Addiction is bringing Eric Litwin to the upstate for a FREE performance featuring his new book, Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99), at Holland Park Church in Simpsonville. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Groovy Joe from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Eric will also sign copies of his backlist books (The Nuts books, the first four Pete the Cat books), but he will only personalize copies of Groovy Joe.

 


Trenton Lee Stewart
Trenton Lee Stewart Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, September 27th, 4:30pm @ Hughes Main Library, FREE*

Join us for mystery, riddles, and excitement at this FREE event celebrating the launch of the new childrne's novel, The Secret Keepers (Little, Brown, hardcover, $18.99, on sale 9/27/16), by Trenton Lee Stewart, bestselling author of the Mysterious Benedict Society series, at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of The Secret Keepers from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Stewart will sign his other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one of the new book.

 

 


Fiction Addiction Book Club Party: Monday, October 3rd, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Are you in a book club? Thinking about joining or starting a book club? Like to read "book club-type books"? Then come join us for another Book Club Party at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for book clubs, and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of "advance reader copies." *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Charlaine Harris
Book Your Lunch with Charlaine Harris: Tuesday, October 4th, 1pm @ Thornblade Club, $55*

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris is well known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, which was made into the TV show True Blood. Now, after a decade, she is returning to her fan-favorite Aurora Teagarden mystery series with All the Little Liars (Minotaur, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 10/4/16), a fabulous new entry featuring the small-town librarian. We will be hosting Ms. Harris's launch for All the Little Liars at a Book Your Lunch event at Thornblade Club in Greer. *Note: Tickets are $55 each. Each ticket admits one and includes lunch and a copy of All the Little Liars. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. Ms. Harris will do short personalizations (name only, please), and she will sign no more than three backlist books per person. This is for the author's health, so please do not bring more than three backlist books, as you will not be allowed to get back in line to have more signed.

 


Erika MarksMarybeth WhalenKim WrightJoy Callaway

Meet these North Carolina authors as they talk about their latest books, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Erika Marks (author of The Last Treasure [NAL, paperback, $15.00]), Marybeth Whalen (author of The Things We Wish Were True [Lake Union, paperback, $14.95]), Kim Wright (author of Last Ride to Graceland [Gallery, paperback, $16.00]), and Joy Callaway (author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society [Harper, paperback, $15.99]). *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.

 


Even More Events...
November 1st
November 10th
December 7th
Cynthia GraubartCassandra KingSusan Crawford
Cynthia Graubart Book Talk, Signing, & Tasting at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, Free (but please RSVP)Book Your Lunch with Cassandra King at venue TBD, Noon, $55*Susan Crawford Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, Free (but please RSVP)

 

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Love & Lemons Cookbook
Monday, September 26*, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

*Please note that September's meeting has been moved to the fourth Monday, September 26th.

In September, 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:

Sept. 1st
Sept. 8th
Sept. 15th
Sept. 22nd
Sept. 29th
Macavity
Emerson Barks
Max at Night
A Squiggly Story
Panda Pants
Paperback
$9.95
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99

On sale 9/6/16
Hardcover
$16.95

On sale 9/6/16
Hardcover
$17.99

On sale 9/13/16

Meet Puzzlemaster & Bestselling Children's Author Trenton Lee Stewart

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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
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
Glory Over Everything
The Fireman
The Defense
Grunt
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $28.99
Hardcover - $256.99
Hardcover - $26.95

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.)



September New Releases
Regional Interest
Head Ball Coach
Spinning the Moon
The Gatekeeper
Hardcover - $28.00
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 9/6/16
Hardcover - $28.00
On sale 9/6/16
Read Local! Author Lives in Anderson
Nonfiction
The Unofficial Pokémon Go Field Guide The Unofficial Pokémon Go Field Guide
Pokémon Go, a location-based, augmented reality game, is the most recent gaming app to sweep the nation -- people everywhere are using their phones to catch Pokémon while on the go. The Unofficial Pokémon Go Field Guide will teach you everything you need to know in order to become a Pokémon Go master overnight. Our field guide contains tips, tricks, secrets, character guides, and insider info on how to catch 'em all.

Media Lab Books - Release Date: 9/13/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99


The DNA Restart The DNA Restart: Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging by Sharon Moalem
Dr. Moalem has spent the last two decades researching and formulating how to reset your own genetic code using five essential pillars: eat for your genes; reverse aging; eat umami; drink oolong tea; and slow living. His unique 28-day plan shows how to upgrade sleep, harness sensory awareness, and use exercise to reset your DNA; how to determine the right amounts of protein, carbs, and fats you need for your individual genetic make-up; and how to incorporate umami-rich recipes and oolong tea into your diet to genetically thrive. Delicious recipes with mix-and-match meal plans, inspiring testimonials, and genetic self-tests round out this paradigm shifting diet book.

Rodale Press - Release Date: 9/6/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Killing the Rising Sun Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly
Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines in autumn of 1944, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 9/13/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00


The Perfect Horse
Sully
Hardcover - $28.00
Paperback - $9.99
Read it before you see it!
In theaters September 9th


Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Star Wars Little Golden Book
Jungle
Hardcover - $9.99
On sale 9/6/16
Hardcover - $25.95

General & Historical Fiction
Here I Am Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home -- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Signed First Editions Available!

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 9/6/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


The Underground Railroad
The Nix
Hardcover - $27.95
Signed First Editions Available!


Commonwealth
The Orphan Mother
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions On Order!
On sale 9/13/16 
 
Hardcover - $26.00
Signed First Editions On Order!
Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller
A Great Reckoning A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, an intricate old map eventually leads him to the Sűreté du Québec. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sűreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is a cadet, a protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on September 3rd!


Minotaur Books - Release Date: 8/30/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.99


The English Teacher
Closed Casket
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed First Editions Available! 
On sale 9/6/16
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Chapel of Ease Chapel of Ease by Alex Bledsoe
When Matt Johanssen, a young New York actor, auditions for Chapel of Ease, an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. But there is one question that Ray refuses to answer: what is buried in the ruins of the chapel of ease? As opening night approaches, strange things begin to happen. A dreadlocked girl follows Ray and spies on him. At the press preview, a strange Tufa woman warns him to stop the show. Then, as the rave reviews arrive, Ray dies in his sleep. They postpone opening night for a week and Matt volunteers to take Ray's ashes back to Needsville. Matt's journey into the haunting Appalachian mountains of Cloud County sets him on a dangerous path, where some secrets deserve to stay buried.

Meet the author at his Book Signing on September 9th & 10th!

Tor Books - Release Date: 9/6/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


American Gods
Paperback - $9.99
Read it before you see it!
On Starz in 2017

Young Adult
Tales of the Peculiar
Hardcover - $24.99
Signed Copies On Order!
On sale 9/3/16

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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Volunteer Picks
Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
The saying, "No one knows what goes on behind closed doors," has never seemed as sinister as it does when applied to B. A. Paris' brilliant debut thriller. You will be horrified by what happens behind Paris' closed doors and will try to convince yourself that this could never happen. But the more you read, the more you will discover how smart and truly diabolical Jack is. And the more you read, the more you realize that the seemingly perfect, loving couple you might know could be another Jack and Grace. This realization makes Behind Closed Doors even more chilling and horrific as you race to finish the book so you can discover if anyone can outsmart Jack.


St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 8/9/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99


The Drifter
The Girl Before
The Couple Next Door
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $15.00
Hardcover - $26.00

The Girl on the Train
The One Man
The Killing Lessons
Paperback - $9.99
Read it before you see it!
In theaters October 7th
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $9.99

Mischling
The Gates of Evangeline
Victim Without a Face
Hardcover - $27.00
Signed First Editions On Order!
Paperback - $16.00
Seconded by Linda
A September 2016 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $28.99
On sale 9/6/16

The Zig Zag Girl
Never Go Back
Paperback - $14.95
On sale 9/6/16
Paperback - $9.99
Read it before you see it!
In theaters October 21st

The Company She Kept
Paperback - $15.99

Along the Infinite Sea
The Book That Matters Most


The Hours Count
The Risen
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $25.99
Signed First Editions Available! 
On sale 9/6/16
A September 2016 Indie Next Pick

Staff Picks
I Will Send Rain
Hardcover - $26.00
Signed First Edition Available!
An August 2016 Indie Next Pick

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin
Eric Litwin is back and rocking in this story about sharing. As Groovy Joe is chilling with his doggy ice cream, dinosaurs of various sizes crash and roar into the room. What will Joe do if the dinosaurs want some of his ice cream? Preschool fans of Pete the Cat and The Nuts will love this new story, written with Mr. Eric's signature rhythm and grooviness.

Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 8/30/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Be Frank with Me
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 9/6/16
A September 2016 Indie Next Pick

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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540