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June 2017

 

Summer is here! Are you worried about keeping kids entertained? Of course we have lots of books for those long car trips. Or check out our new toy selection from Hog Wild! Nurture their creativity with StikBots, or give them some poppers and a target and let them compete for the highest score.

Also, don't miss out on Wonder Woman Day tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd. We have FREE comics and plenty of books to satisfy the whole family. Come by before you go see the movie!

And be sure you don't forget about dad this Father's Day. There's a book for that, or maybe he'd like some funny socks.
 
-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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New Products
Promier Cordless Light Switch
Promier Cordless LIght Switch This Promier Cordless Light Switch ($9.99 each) is perfect for under cabinets, under the sink, closets, utility rooms, tool sheds, and more. It installs in seconds with the included double-sided hook and loop fastners, magnets, or picture hanger hole. No electricity or wiring of any type is required as the Promier Wireless Light Switch is battery powered (4 AAA batteries, included). Each switch measures 4.5" x 3" x 1.5".


Write Erase Re-Usable Notebook
Write Erase Re-Usable Notebook This revolutionary new Write Erase Re-Usable Notebook ($17.95 each) gives you the freedom to write, draw, or calculate in marker, then make changes without starting over. The convenience of a wet erase board in a notebook. Each 6" x 8" wire-bound notebook has 20 college ruled pages (40 re-usable faces) and includes a correctable pen with eraser.


Hog Wild Toys
StikBot Studio
Minion Popper
Sticky Target
Sticky the Emoji

Keep your kids busy over the summer with this fun new
Hog Wild toys! Create your own stop-motion movies with a phone and the Stikbot Studio ($17.95). Squeeze the Minion Poppers ($16.95) to launch soft foam flying balls. To make it even more fun, aim at the Sticky Target ($11.95)! Or grip, mold, and throw Sticky the Emoji ($8.95) at any flat surface to make it "splot" and stick.


Deal of the Month
The Things We Wish Were True

Each month, we'll feature a discounted book. These deals are only good through the end of the current month, and quantities are limited, so get yours today!

This month's deal is The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Whalen (Lake Union, paperback, now $7.47). In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations, when the neighbors learn that it's impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?

 

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock, and you can get 50% off the original cover price of $14.95 on this book by a North Carolina author through June 30th!

 


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.

Pam Stone
Pam Stone In-Store Signing: Saturday, June 10th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Actress and award-winning comedian Pam Stone will be signing copies of her debut novel, Girls Like Her (Stone's Throw, paperback, $17.95), an inspirational family drama, at a book signing at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


M. Judson is excited to host another ReadUp All Year event with Charleston writer Corrie Wang and Asheville writer Joanne O'Sullivan. Both women are celebrating their debut novels this year: Corrie Wang's The Takedown (Freeform, hardcover, $17.99) and Joanne O'Sullivan's Between Two Skies (Candlewick, hardcover, $16.99; a Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick). You'll have the opportunity tohear the story behind the story of both books, as well as ask questions about process and inspiration, and what it's like to publish for the first time. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased from M. Judson or co-sponsor Fiction Addiction online, at the store, or by phone.

 


Meet Southern authors J.C. Sasser (author of Gradle Bird [Koehler, paperback, $17.95, on sale 6/15/17; a Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick]), and Rose Senehi (author of Carolina Belle [KIM, paperback, $15.95]) at a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off the featured authors' books. Books and tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Susan M. Boyer
Susan M. Boyer In-Store Launch Party: Tuesday, June 27th, 5:30-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Agatha Award-winning Greenville mystery author Susan M. Boyer will be celebrating the launch of the newest book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series, Lowcountry Bonfire (Henery, paperback, $15.95, on sale 6/27/17), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Pop by when you can for a drink, or come hang out with us for a while and sample the fun food! Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Lauren Allbright

Twelve-year-old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his new classmates to like him in Exit Strategy (Aladdin, hardcover, $16.99), Lauren Allbright's laugh-out-loud debut novel! Meet the author as she discusses her new book, answers questions from the audience, and signs books at Fiction Addiction. *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.

 

 


Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day: Saturday, July 1st, 10:30am-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

On July 1st, come celebrate the independents, the underdog writers who put themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they've got a story to tell. We will have up to three authors at a time signing in the store throughout the day. Click here to see our author schedule, and be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!

 


books
Fiction Addiction Book Club Party: Wednesday, July 12th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $15*

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 free "advance reader copies." *Note: Tickets are $15 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 to guarantee you will get a bag.

 


Deb Richardson-Moore
Deb Richardson-Moore In-Store Launch Party: Thursday, July 13th, 5:30-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, SC, pastor and author Deb Richardson-Moore will be celebrating the release of the second book in her Branigan Powers mystery series, The Cover Story (Lion, paperback, $14.99, on sale 6/27/17), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Even More Events...
July 23rd
September 6th
Patti Callahan Henry
Patti Callahan Henry Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $17*
Parents' & Grandparents' Party at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $15

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
Monday, June 19th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In May, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook (America's Test Kitchen, hardcover, $29.95).

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:

June 1st
June 8th
June 15th
June 22nd
June 29th
Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!
Cinnamon
Papasaurus
This Book Will Not Be Fun
Where Is Bear?
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$17.99

On sale 6/6/17
Hardcover
$16.99

On sale 6/13/17

Kids' Summer Reading Challenge

Fiction Addiction and Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, are issuing a summer reading challenge: Read Without Walls. Adult bookclub members know the joy of falling in love with a book that your club selected that you were absolutely sure you were going to hate. We want kids to learn to take chances with their reading material and broaden their horizons as well. Gene's challenge is for children to do one (or two, or all three!) of three things: 1. Read a book about a diverse character different from yourself; or 2. Read a book about an unfamiliar topic; or 3. Try a book in a different format (thick book, thin book, graphic novel, etc.). In support of this challenge, Fiction Addiction is taking the financial risk out of the equation by offering no-hassle 30-day money-back returns on any book purchased as part of the challenge. Just tell us you're trying the challenge and we'll stamp your receipt.
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Digital Audiobooks
Choose indie, every month. The Libro.fm membership is now available! For $14.99 per month, you'll get to select from over 70,000+ audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers. Discover hidden gems hand curated by expert indie booksellers. Your first month is just $0.99 and you can cancel at any time, no strings (or bookmarks) attached. And you'll be supporting Fiction Addiction with every purchase!

To sign up, simply go to Libro.fm/fictionaddiction, click Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner, and create your account. You can choose to purchase individual audiobooks or sign up for a membership. Download the free Libro.fm app (iOS or Android), and start listening!

Have unused Audible credits? No problem! We can switch up to two of your Audible credits to your Libro.fm account if you sign up for membership. (This offer is not valid online; you must visit Fiction Addiction and let us know you want to switch your credits.)


Customer Reward Program

We offer customers 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
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
A Piece of the World
Close Enough to Touch
Walking to Listen
The Barrowfields
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $24.99
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $26.00

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.)



June New Releases
Regional Interest
Grief Cottage Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin
After his mother's death, 11-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte points out a ruined cottage which the islanders call "Grief Cottage" because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane 50 years before. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda.

A Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


The Gatekeeper The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith
Widely considered the first -- and only -- female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- both personally and professionally -- for more than 20 years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Touchstone - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99


Same Beach, Next Year
One Thousand Miles
Small Treasons
Hardcover - $28.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $17.95
Signed Copies Available!
Hardcover - $24.99
A Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick
On sale 6/6/17

Nonfiction
Theft by Finding Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2016) by David Sedaris
For 40 years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers.

Signed First Editions Available!

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 5/30/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.00


Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies: The Civil War Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies: The Civil War by David Fisher
From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America's bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures. Featuring archival images, eyewitness accounts, and beautiful artwork that further brings the history to life, The Civil War is the action-packed and ultimate follow-up to the #1 bestsellers The Patriots and The Real West.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $35.00


General & Historical Fiction
Here I Am Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? 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 very meaning of home -- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Picador - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00


The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale
Jacey and Colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them. Jacey knew Colin was the love of her life -- until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin's last name and pieces of Jacey's memory. As Jacey walks down the aisle as the maid of honor in her friend's wedding a year later, the last person she expects to see is Colin. The biggest surprise, though, is that the man of her dreams is the preacher. As Jacey's memories come flooding back, it's almost more than she can take. She's spent her life afraid of love. But this flood is opening Jacey's heart in the most unexpected ways.

Thomas Nelson - Release Date: 5/3/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


Another Brooklyn
Extraordinary Adventures
Paperback - $14.99
A June 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $25.99
A Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick
A June 2017 Indie Next Pick

Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller
No Middle Name
Magpie Murders
Camino Island
Hardcover - $28.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $28.99
Signed Copies On Order!
Hardcover - $28.95
On sale 6/6/17

Young Adult
Lord of Shadows
Midnight at the Electric
Hardcover - $24.99
Hardcover - $17.99
A Summer 2017 Kids' Indie Next Pick
On sale 6/13/17

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
Shadow Man Shadow Man by Alan Drew
Shadow Man is supposed to be the story of a serial killer who was horribly abused as a child and the efforts of the police to track him down and keep him from killing others. However, the book is really about Ben Wade, one of the detectives on the case. While the victims affect him greatly and he gives his all to catch the killer, it is the apparent suicide of a young teenager that really shakes up his world. Shadow Man is about others living in the shadows of what happened in the past. Set in the 1980s in a small one-time ranching community near LA, the beautifully described scenery and small town feeling make the setting a character on its own. Shadow Man could be called a thriller, but it is really much more than that, with characters that are so real you can feel their pain.


Random House - Release Date: 5/23/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


The Girl on the Bridge
Redemption Road
It's Always the Husband
Paperback - $12.99
Paperback - $16.99
Seconded by Jill & Melissa
Hardcover - $26.99

Mischling
A Killing in the Hills
The Couple Next Door
Paperback - $16.99
Paperback - $8.99
Paperback - $16.00

He Said/She Said
Before the Fall
Hardcover - $25.99
On sale 6/6/17
Paperback - $15.99
Seconded by Melissa
A June 2017 Indie Next Pick
On sale 6/6/17

Before We Were Yours Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Lisa Wingate is a master storyteller, and I am particularly attached to her historical fiction. Each time I read one of the books, I learn of a part of our southern past that is mostly forgotten, or in the case of the Tennessee Children's Home, swept under the rug. Rill is an amazing child faced with horrors most of us will be unable to imagine. We have Lisa Wingate to bring them to life and paint a picture of horrible corruption and poverty, but also show the amazing determination that can survive anything. The book is an expository and deeply moving family history. Any fan of southern history, especially South Carolina and Tennessee, will enjoy this book.

A Spring 2017 SIBA Okra Pick.

Ballantine Books - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Come Sundown
The Good Girl
Hardcover - $27.99
A June 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $9.99

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Miller's Valley
Hardcover - $26.00
A May 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $17.00
On sale 6/6/17

Tash Hearts Tolstoy
Hardcover - $18.99
Seconded by Melissa
On sale 6/6/17

Staff Picks
Undoctored
Lost Lake
Hardcover - $27.99
Paperback - $8.99

The Shark Club
Darktown
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 6/6/17
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 6/6/17

Words in Deep Blue Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Rachel used to be in love with her best friend Henry. But that was years ago, before Henry chose his girlfriend, Amy, over Rachel, before Rachel moved away, before Rachel's brother Cal died. Now Rachel is back and working in Henry's family's bookstore, trying to cope with her feelings about Cal and Henry and Amy. And Henry has to deal with Amy breaking up with him, and whether or not they should sell his family's bookstore, and how he feels about Rachel. And through it all, they learn about life through books -- not just what's written on the pages, but what people leave between the pages. A YA version of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Words in Deep Blue is an ode to books that will resonate with readers who search for the meaning of life in the books they read. (Also, I now want a Letter Library.)


Knopf Books for Young Readers - Release Date: 6/6/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



My Lady Jane
Flame in the Mist
Paperback - $9.99

This Savage Song
Eliza and Her Monsters
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $17.99

Store & Community  News
Volunteer to 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