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March 2018

 

My daffodils (and the one iris :) are blooming, so that means Spring is here and thus 'tis the season for author events! 

We have a great lineup of local and touring authors for you, including US Senator Tim Scott and US Representative Trey Gowdy, whom we've just booked for a signing on Saturday, April 7th. So save that date and check out all our other upcoming events below.

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
Music Everywhere

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 Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town by Marty Jourard (University Press of Florida, hardcover, now $4.99). Here is the story of the people, the town, and a culture that nurtured a wellspring of talent, bringing to light a key chapter in the history of American rock and roll -- a time when music was a way of life and bands popped up by the dozen, some falling by the wayside but others leaving an indelible mark.

 

You can get 75% off the original cover price of $19.99 on this book through March 31st, and we have a limited number SIGNED copies available!

 


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.

John Carenen
John Carenen Launch Party: Thursday, March 8th, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Upstate South Carolina author John Carenen will be celebrating the launch of his new book, The Face on the Other Side (FPS, paperback, $16.95), the latest book in his Thomas O'Shea mystery series, at his 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.

 


Julia Fowler
Julia Fowler Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 10th, 11am @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Gaffney, South Carolina, native and YouTube personality Julia Fowler will be discussing her new book, Talk Southern to Me: Stories & Sayings to Accent Your Life (Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $14.99), a love letter to the South, 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. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


Bill Kopp
Bill Kopp Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 10th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Asheville based music journalist and author Bill Kopp will be discussing his debut book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon (Rowman & Littlefield, hardcover, $35.00), at a book talk & 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. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


bullet journal
Bullet Journal Class: Tuesday, March 13th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Store owner Jill Hendrix has fallen in love with bullet journaling, and she wants to help you start your own at her bullet journal class at Fiction Addiction. Bullet journaling is the analog planner system for the digital age, combining the best of an engagement calendar, to-do list, and traditional journal. Best of all, it can be completely customized to suit your needs. *Note: Tickets are $25 each. Each ticket admits one and will be redeemable at the beginning of the class on journals, pens, and other supplies for the bullet journal you will start during the class. Tickets and supplies can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Colby Sharp

Renowned educator, blogger, and children's literature advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, divers, and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative new challenge in his new children's book, The Creativity Project: An Awestometastic Story Collection (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $16.99, on sale 3/13/18). Colby will be discussing the book at a free community event at Sterling Community Center (113 Minus St., Greenville). Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event, or you can pre-order them online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Kathryn Smith Kelly Durham
Kathryn Smith & Kelly Durham Launch Party : Saturday, March 17th, 3-5pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

America's sweetheart has been kidnapped! South Carolina authors Kathryn Smith and Kelly Durham team up in Shirley Temple is Missing (CreateSpace, paperback, $15.99), the first book in their new Missy LeHand mystery series. They will be celebrating the launch of the new book at their 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.

 


Jeff Strand Stacie Ramey
Jeff Strand & Stacie Ramey Young Adult Book Talk & Signing : Thursday, March 22nd, 5pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Meet these southern young adult authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Jeff Strand (author of How You Ruined My Life [Sourcebooks, paperback, $10.99, on sale 3/22/18]) and Stacie Ramey (author of The Secrets We Bury [Sourcebooks, paperback, $10.99]). *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.

 

 


Beth Lindsay Templeton

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, local author Beth Lindsay Templeton will talk about her new book, Uncharted Journey: On the Challenges of Getting Older and Other Transitions (FPS, paperback, $18.00), and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of "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.

 

 


Elizabeth Kostova
Elizabeth Kostova Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, March 27th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $20 or $10*

From Elizabeth Kostova, the #1 bestselling author of The Historian, comes The Shadow Land (Random House, paperback, $18.00, on sale 3/13/18), an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present -- and unearths dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. Elizabeth will discuss her latest novel 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 $20 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a paperback copy of The Shadow Land. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and can be redeemed on a purchase at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Phoenix James
Phoenix James Wine & Sign Launch Party: Saturday, March 31st, 6-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, South Carolina, native Phoenix James will be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, Urban Pulp Fiction (CreateSpace, paperback, $8.99), an urban thriller with an unforgettable ensemble of characters, at her wine and sign 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.

 


Tim Scott Trey Gowdy
Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy Book Signing : Saturday, April 7th, 10:30am @ Fiction Addiction, Book purchase required*

US Representative Trey Gowdy and US Senator Tim Scott, both South Carolina natives, will be signing copies of their new book, Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country (Tyndale House, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 4/3/18), at an in-store book signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: All copies of Unified to be signed must be purchased from Fiction Addiction, and at least one copy of Unified must be purchased in order to enter the signing line. Pre-orders are highly recommended! Books can be pre-ordered online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Jessica Leake
Jessica Leake Launch Party: Saturday, April 14th, 4-7pm @ Carolina Olive Oil, Free

Greenville, South Carolina, author Jessica Leake will be celebrating the launch of her new young adult novel, Beyond a Darkened Shore (HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 4/10/18), a romantic historical fantasy that is Vikings meets Frostblood, at her launch party at Carolina Olive Oil (104 S Main St, Simpsonville). This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event, or you can pre-order online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Even More Events...

April 28th
May 3rd
Tom Poland
Amy Willoughby Burle
Stuart Gibbs
Independent Bookstore Day at Fiction Addiction, featuring Tom Poland Book Signing at 11am and Amy Willoughby Burle Book Talk & Signing at 2pm (please RSVP), Free
Stuart Gibbs Middle-Grade Book Talk & Signing at Hughes Main Library, 4:30pm, Free (book purchase required to enter signing line)

June 13th
June 18th
Karen White
Andrew Lawler
Karen White Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5pm, $28 or $10
Andrew Lawler Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $31.75

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian
Monday, March 19th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

This month, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (Alfred A. Knopf, 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:

March 8th
March 15th
March 22nd
March 29th
I Am a Cat
The Rabbit Listened
I'm Having a Sky Blue Day!
Easter Croc
Hardcover
$16.95
Hardcover
$17.95
Paperback
$3.99
Board Book
$9.99

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Digital Audiobooks
Are you interested in Libro.fm but reluctant to try audiobooks? Check out this playlist of FREE audiobook excerpts and samplers, including a handful of listening options at no charge, ranging from chapter excerpts from new releases to sampler collections.

To sign up for Libro.fm and start listening to these free reads, 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!



Signed First Editions Club
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
Ember
Direct Fire
The Woman in the Window
Artemis
Paperback - $18.00
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $28.00

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.)



March New Releases
Regional Interest
Daisy Cakes Bakes Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More by Kim "Daisy" Nelson
Kim Nelson grew up learning to make family recipes alongside her mother, grandmothers, and great aunt. This pastime blossomed into Kim's beloved company, Daisy Cakes, which ships delicious Southern layer cakes in keepsake tins all across the US. Daisy Cakes Bakes shares those family cake recipes, as well as recipes for cookies, bars, confections, pies, ice creams, and more. The flavors are rich but never cloying, the recipes are crowd-pleasing and simple to make, and Kim's engaging stories will inspire everyone to start their own baking traditions.

Clarkson N. Potter - Release Date: 2/27/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00


Talk Southern to Me Talk Southern to Me: Stories & Sayings to Accent Your Life by Julia Fowler
The hilarious book that the South's very own Dolly Parton described as "fun, informative, and oh-so Southern," Talk Southern To Me is a love letter to the South, y'all. Essays 'bout charm, beauty and style, chewin' the fat, love, parenting, and more -- full of yes ma'ams and no sirs, casseroles and cheese balls, taffeta and pom-poms...plus more Southern phrases than you can shake a stick at. If you're not from the South, bless your heart, pay attention cause there's a ton of wisdom to be found in these heartfelt, humorous ways. Southerners speak their own unique version of the English language, and you'll come to understand it in these pages. It's a linguistic art. And it's gooder than grits, y'all.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on March 10th!

Gibbs Smith - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


Nonfiction
Raised Row Gardening Raised Row Gardening: Incredible Organic Produce with No Tilling and Minimal Weeding by Jim & Mary Competti
A raised row garden uses just soil and mulch, such as shredded leaves, to create raised growing rows and walking rows. This method is more budget-friendly, natural, and just as effective as raised beds to control weeds and see an impressive harvest your first year. Jim and Mary Competti have perfected and streamlined their method over several years. They spend only a few minutes per day maintaining a large garden that provides their family with food for the whole year. In this book, they share their secrets so anyone can do it too.

Page Street - Release Date: 2/20/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $21.99


Unmasked Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber
A record of several exciting and turbulent decades of British and American musical theatre and the transformation of popular music itself, Unmasked is ultimately a chronicle of artistic creation. Taking us behind the scenes of his productions, Lloyd Webber reveals fascinating details about each show, including the rich cast of characters involved with making them, and the creative and logistical challenges and artistic political battles that ensued. Lloyd Webber shares his recollections of the works that have become cultural touchstones for generations of fans. Reflecting a life that included many passions (from architecture to Turkish Swimming Cats), full of witty and revealing anecdotes, and featuring cameo appearances by numerous celebrities, Unmasked at last reveals the true face of the extraordinary man beneath the storied legend.

Harper - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.99


General Fiction
All the Beautiful Girls All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church
When she was eight years old, Lily Decker somehow survived the auto accident that killed her parents and sister, but neither her emotionally distant aunt nor her all-too-attentive uncle could ease her grief. Dancing proves to be Lily's only solace. Grown and ready to leave home for good, Lily changes her name to Ruby Wilde and heads to Las Vegas to be a troupe dancer, but her sensual beauty and voluptuous figure land her work instead as a showgirl. Ruby may have all the looks of a Sin City success story, but she still must learn to navigate the world of men -- and figure out what real love looks like. With her uncanny knack for understanding the hidden lives of women, Elizabeth J. Church captures both the iconic extravagance of an era and the bravery of a young woman who dances through her sadness to find connection, freedom, and, most important, herself.

Ballantine - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


Science-Fiction & Fantasy
The Boy on the Bridge
Paperback - $16.99

Children's & Young Adult
Genesis Genesis by Brendan Reichs
Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive. The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning and zero rules apply. But Noah's deaths have trained him -- hardened him -- to lead the strongest into the future...whatever that may be. And at any cost. Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn't enough. In a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it's tempting to lay back and let everyone else battle it out. But Min's instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She's ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.

Putnam - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


A Wrinkle in Time
Tess of the Road
Paperback - $8.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters March 9th!
Hardcover - $19.99
Signed First Editions Available!

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
Look for Her
One Perfect Lie
Close to Home
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $16.99
Paperback - $16.00

Crimson Lake
The Lying Game
The Child
Hardcover - $25.99
Paperback - $16.99
Paperback - $16.00

Are You Sleeping
Paperback - $16.00

Educated Educated by Tara Westover
Not since The Glass Castle has a memoir significantly moved me like Educated has. Tara Westover's description of her family is harsh and stark while at the same time haunting and beautiful. Her unconventional upbringing by conservative Mormon parents in Idaho is fascinating, and you will not be able to put down this book until you absorb every word. And even then it will not leave you.


Random House - Release Date: 2/20/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


Rosie-Colored Glasses Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson
Wolfson's first novel is a beautifully heartbreaking work that deals with the effects of opiates on addicts and their families. Rosie lives and feels life to its fullest and seeks her escape in pills. Willow loves her mom but can't understand when she suddenly becomes distant. Willow's dad struggles to make sense of his love for his estranged wife and how he can transfer that love to his children. Sometimes sad, but always hopeful, Wolfson helps us understand what it is like for an addict's family.


MIRA - Release Date: 2/20/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Hum If You Don't Know the Words Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais
I have read about apartheid in South Africa, but have never understood it like I did after reading Hum If You Don't Know the Words. Her parents' loss cause Robin to question everything she knows about blacks and whites. Beauty searches for her daughter after she is involved in the Soweto riots. When Beauty comes to take care of Robin, the two learn about love and forgiveness no matter what skin color is involved.

Putnam - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00



The Book of Polly
Promise
Paperback - $16.00


Darkest Night
Last Seen
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $9.99


The Philosopher's Flight
All Our Wrong Todays
Hardcover - $26.00
Paperback - $16.00
A March 2018 Indie Next Pick

Chicago Chicago by David Mamet
This period piece will take you back to the outlaw prohibition days in Chicago, and will not disappoint with well developed characters and a powerful and compelling story. Mamet is a writer 'of a style,' and challenges his readers to keep pace. In many ways, reading Mamet is like watching a vintage 8mm home movie as his writing can be erratic and at times will blur at the edges or seemingly jump randomly from sequence to sequence. But like those old home movies, the images he paints with his words will have a visceral impact. Once you settle in to the cadence and phrasing and immerse yourself in his inimitable style, you will find yourself standing alongside Mike Hodge as he lives a story of love, murder, and revenge. This is a strong story well told, and I would call it a solid 4/5.

Signed First Editions Available!

Custom House - Release Date: 2/27/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


The Sandman The Sandman by Lars Kepler
This Silence of the Lambs-esque thriller starts out fast-paced and continues to accelerate as you read on. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have plenty of free time ahead before you start to read this one -- it will grab you and keep you turning pages well into the wee hours. As inspector Joona Linna pursues answers to a 13 year old mystery, the images of villain Jurek Walter will haunt you and continue to do so long after the book comes to a close. The intricate twists and turns keep coming right up to the final page. This one is a sure hit, and I suspect will take America by storm.

Alfred A. Knopf - Release Date: 3/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95


Staff Picks
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
This fabulous Southern debut novel is set in Kentucky during the 1980s, at the height of the coal mountaintop removal mining; it is a beautifully moving coming-of-age story with a touching grandfather-grandson relationship.

Seconded by Nancy M., store volunteer

Grand Central - Release Date: 2/27/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99


Meet the Frugalwoods
Hardcover - $22.99

The Hush The Hush by John Hart
Set 10 years after The Last Child, The Hush explores what Johnny Merrimon has made of his life. Despite all the publicity around the events of his childhood, Johnny tries to keep a low profile, staying hidden in the swamp of Hush Arbor where he feels a connection to his land. The only person he wants to see regularly is his childhood friend, Jack, who senses an evil presence in the swamp Johnny loves so much. When bodies start piling up on Johnny's land, the sheriff goes on a manhunt, convinced that Johnny had something to do with the inexplicable deaths. A story about friendship, family, and connection, Hart does not disappoint with his newest book. His writing will draw you in from the first chapter, and you'll be hooked until the end.

Signed First Editions Available!



St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 2/27/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.99


Heart of Iron Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Rescued from an escape pod as a child, Ana has grown up among space pirates with her best friend, a Metal called D09. When she finds information that could lead to a way to fix D09's failing memory core, she jumps at the chance, leading her pirate family and a royal captive on an adventure that will test their bonds of friendship, and maybe forge some new ones. Fans of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series will love this retelling of Anastasia set in space. I can't wait for the next book.

Signed First Editions Available!


Balzer + Bray - Release Date: 2/27/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


Children of Blood and Bone

Store & Community  News
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Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

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