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January 2017

 

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday with friends and family. Now that 2017 is here, we have lots of books to help you meet your New Year's resolutions. We hope that reading more is one them!

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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We're Hiring!
I'm looking for a book lover with multiple skills for a part-time position at Fiction Addiction. The ideal candidate:
 
- Reads voraciously, especially Southern fiction
- Is a people person, comfortable one-on-one or introducing an author in front of a crowd of 200
- Can make great book recommendations and successfully upsell at the register
- Is detail oriented
- Has great PC skills
- Is punctual, reliable, honest, and efficient
- Strives for continual improvement
- Can handle the interruptions, swiftly changing priorities, and multitasking required in a retail environment
- Is willing to work for our meager pay but with all the benefits of working for an independent bookseller (flexibility, small staff, responsibility, casual dress code, no corporate hierarchy, access to advance reader copies)
 
We've found that most employees need to work a minimum of 20-25 hours a week to stay up-to-date on our inventory, events, and changing procedures. Candidates can increase their hours up to full-time at peak seasons of the year.
 
To apply, fill out this application, and email it to info@fiction-addiction.com or bring it by the store.

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.

Karen White
Karen White In-Store Book Talk & Signing: Monday, January 23rd, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $28 or $10*

New York Times bestselling author Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston in The Guests on South Battery (NAL, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 1/10/17), where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade away. Ms. White will be discussing this new addition to her Tradd Street series at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one to the event, and includes a copy of The Guests on South Battery. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one to the event, and includes a $10 voucher that can be redeemed at the event. If seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


ReadUp Greenville -- Greenville's YA and middle-grade book festival -- was such a success that we want to keep the excitement (and reading!) going all year! Our first ReadUp All Year event will feature Megan Shepherd (author of middle-grade novel The Secret Horses of Briar Hill [Delacorte, hardcover, $16.99] and the young adult Cage series, including latest book The Hunt [Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $17.99]), Carrie Ryan (author of the middle-grade Map to Everywhere series, including new book Shadows of the Lost Sun [Little, Brown, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 1/10/17], and young adult novel Daughter of Deep Silence [Speak, paperback, $10.99]), and Jessica Khoury (author of young adult novel The Forbidden Wish [Razorbill, paperback, $9.99, on sale 1/24/17]). *Note: This event is ticketed. Your book receipt from Fiction Addiction or co-sponsor M. Judson is your ticket to the event. You may purchase any one of the authors' books, frontslist or backlist, to count as your ticket. Or if you already know you want one book from each author, feel free to bring two friends with you! Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Rose Senehi

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, Carolina author Rose Senehi will talk about her new book, Carolina Belle (KIM Publications, paperback, $15.95), and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of free "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. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.

 

 


Laurie Frankel
Laurie Frankel Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, February 7th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free*

Award-winning author Laurie Frankel will discuss her new book, This Is How It Always Is (Flatiron, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 1/24/17), at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction. This is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family, and how families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


Ryan Graudin
ReadUp All Year: In Conversation With Ryan Graudin : Thursday, February 9th, 7pm @ M. Judson , Ticketed*

An In Conversation With novelist Ryan Graudin. This event celebrates the alternate history of Ryan's young adult novel, Blood for Blood (Little, Brown, hardcover, $17.99). This gripping, thought-provoking conclusion to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists. *Note: This event is ticketed. Your book receipt from M. Judson or co-sponsor Fiction Addiction is your ticket to the event. You may purchase any one of Ryan's books, frontlist or backlist, to count as your ticket. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Susan Rivers
Susan Rivers Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, February 16th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free*

Award-winning upstate South Carolina playwright Susan Rivers will discuss her debut historical novel, The Second Mrs. Hockaday (Algonquin, hardcover, $25.95; a January 2017 Indie Next Pick; a Winter 2017 SIBA Okra Pick), at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction. Through a narrative that unfolds in letters, diary entries, and inquest reports, Rivers vividly brings to life the story of 17-year-old Placidia, who marries a Confederate soldier in haste and is, only days later, left alone to care for his two-year-old child, manage his slaves, and run and defend his isolated 300-acre farm in rural South Carolina. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


Even More Events...
February 25th
Amber Brock Elizabeth Cox Danny Johnson Janet Lee Berg
Amber Brock Elizabeth Cox Danny Johnson Janet Lee Berg
Historical Fiction Author Panel Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $10

 

March 21st
March 22nd
March 30th
Christina Baker Kline Ellen Hopkins Troylyn Ball
Christine Baker Kline Book Talk & Signing at the Greenville County Museum of Art, 6pm, $30 ReadUp All Year: Ellen Hopkins Book Talk & Signing at USC Upstate, 5:30pm, Ticketed Drink, Dish, & Do Good with Troylyn Ball at Fiction Addiction, 7pm, $10

 

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Deep Run Roots
Monday, January 16, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In December, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard (Little, Brown, hardcover, $40.00).

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:

Jan. 5th
Jan. 12th
Jan. 19th
Jan. 26th
Lucky Lazlo
I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug!
How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?
Pablo in the Snow
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99

On sale 1/10/17

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Digital Audiobooks
 
Reward Program Changes

As of January 1st, 2017, we will no longer be offering a store reward card. Any coupons you have already received will remain valid as long as the store is open.

 

Now, instead of a reward card that builds cumulative rewards, we will be offering two purchase-based rewards. Any time you spend $50 in one transaction, you may pick a free ARC from our gift cart. When you spend $100 in one transaction, you will get 10% off of any merchandise purchased at that time (excludes event tickets) as well as two free ARCs from our gift cart.

Signed First Editions Club
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
Commonwealth
Mischling
All the Little Liars
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $25.99

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.)



January New Releases
Regional Interest
The Guests on South Battery
Hardcover - $26.00
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on January 23rd!

Nonfiction
The Lost City of the Monkey God The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, journalist Theodore Mordre returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God -- but then committed suicide without revealing its location. In 2012, bestselling author Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying lidar, a technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. That flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis. Venturing into this wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battle torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal -- and incurable -- disease.

Grand Central Publishing - Release Date: 1/3/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


The Case Against Sugar
If Our Bodies Could Talk
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $26.95

Books for Living
Three Days in January
Hardcover - $25.95
Signed First Editions Available!
A January 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $28.99
Signed Copies On Order!
On sale 1/10/17

General & Historical Fiction
History of Wolves History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Isolated at home and an outlander at school, fourteen-year-old Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn't understand. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do -- and fail to do -- for the people they love.

Atlantic Monthly Press - Release Date: 1/3/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00



A Fine Imitation
Paperback - $16.00
Meet the author at her Panel Talk & Signing on February 25th!

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
A Is for Arsenic A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
Agatha Christie's choice of deadly substances to kill off unfortunate victims in her books was far from random -- the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts? Christie's extensive chemical knowledge provides the backdrop for A Is for Arsenic, in which Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering, and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today.

Bloomsbury USA - Release Date: 1/3/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00


Graphic Novels
The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade
Hardcover - $17.99

Young Adult
The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia
In 1974, Fox Mulder's younger sister disappeared from their home and was never heard from again. Mulder blames himself, and his mother blames his father, who has retreated into his top-secret work for the State Department. Five years later, in Fox's senior year, his dad has moved him to Washington, DC. While Mulder doesn't mind the fresh start, he's still obsessed with finding Samantha. So when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can't stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister's case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer. Sucked into a world where conspiracies, the occult, and madness overlap, Fox Mulder starts to believe.

Imprint - Release Date: 1/3/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


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
The Ice Beneath Her
Live by Night
After the Crash
Hardcover - $27.00
Paperback - $16.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters January 13th!
Paperback - $15.00
A January 2017 Indie Next Pick

River Road
Where It Hurts
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $16.00

The Marriage Lie
The Second Mrs. Hockaday
A Certain Age
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $25.95
Seconded by Melissa, store employee
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on February 16th!
A Winter 2017 SIBA Okra Pick
A January 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $15.99
A January 2017 Indie Next Pick

Staff Picks
SuperBetter
Yoga Bunny
The Last Child
Paperback - $17.00
Hardcover - $17.99
Paperback - $9.99
Seconded by Nancy, store volunteer, and Melissa, store employee

Reign of Shadows
Paperback - $9.99 

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!

 

Sincerely,

 

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