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May 2018

 

Remember to celebrate Mom (and grads) this month! We, of course, have a great selection of books, but we also have great gift items too ( lavender sachets, book jewelry, tea totes, book pillows, etc.). And event tickets can also make a great gift so make sure to check out our upcoming lineup. 

Have a great May!

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
My Bookstore

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 My Bookstore, a compilation of essays by dozens of contributors (Black Dog and Leventhal, paperback, now $13.49). In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and often humorous tribute to bookstores and booksellers, our favorite writers celebrate the bricks-and-mortar storest they love.

 

You can get 25% off the original cover price of $17.99 on this book through May 31st!

 


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 Eberly
Dr. John B. Eberly Launch Party: Saturday, May 5th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Upstate SC family physician and author John B. Eberly will be celebrating the launch of his new book, Toys, Tears, and Shepherd's Pie: A Father's Thoughts on Parenting (FPS, paperback, $19.99), 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.

 


Charles Martin
Charles Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, May 8th, 5pm @ Fiction Addiction, $28 or $10*

From Charles Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us, comes Send Down the Rain (Thomas Nelson, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 5/8/18), a new, spellbinding story of buried secrets, love lost, and the promise of second chances. Charles will discuss his new 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 $28 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a paperback copy of Send Down the Rain. 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.

 


mystery book club
Cozy Mystery Bookclub: 2nd Wednesdays, 10:30am @ Fiction Addiction, $33.87

Sign up for our Mystery Bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Our initial club will discuss cozy mysteries and will be moderated by Linda Lovely. *Note: Membership is $33.87 per person and includes the remaining two months' book selections: Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (May), and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (June). Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Tara Luebbe

Author Tara Luebbe will be coming to our weekly Storytime Thursday on May 10th to read her latest children's book, Shark Nate-O (Little Bee Books, hardcover, $17.99). She will be signing copies of the book after the storytime. 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.

 


Kim Daisy Nelson

Shark Tank success Kim "Daisy" Nelson will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $25.00, a Winter 2018 SIBA Okra Pick), at an in-store signing at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and cake will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


John Warley
John Warley In-Store Book Signing: Saturday, May 19th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, $31.75

South Carolina author and Citadel graduate John Warley will be signing copies of his book, Stand Forever, Yielding Never: The Citadel in the 21st Century (Evening Post, hardcover, 29.95), in which he explores 175 years of the Citadel's rich history, at his book signing at Fiction Addiction. Tickets to this event are $31.75 and include a copy of the book. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Susan Boyer
Brittney Morgan Launch Party: Saturday, May 26th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville native Brittney Morgan will be celebrating the launch of her new book, Finding Peace in the Pieces: A Second Chance (CreateSpace, paperback, $10.00), 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.

 


Susan Boyer
Susan Boyer Launch Party: Tuesday, May 29th, 5:30-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, SC author of the Lowcountry series Susan Boyer will be celebrating the launch of her seventh book, Lowcountry Bookshop (Henery Press, paperback, $15.95), 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.

 


Karen White
Karen White Book Talk & Signing: Wednesday, June 13th, 5pm @ Fiction Addiction, $28 or $10*

From Karen White, the New York Times bestselling author, comes Dreams of Falling (Penguin, hardcover, $26.00), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a paperback copy of Dreams of Falling. 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.

 


Karen Robards
Book Your Lunch with Karen Robards: Thursday, June 14th, Noon @ Thornblade Club, $55
Book Your Lunch with New York Times bestselling author  Karen Robards. The event will include a book talk, in which Karen Robards will discuss her latest book,  The Moscow Deception (Mira, hardcover, $26.99), at Thornblade Club. Tickets for this event are $55 and include lunch and a copy of the book. Menu options are: Filet Black and Bleu Salad or Chili Lime Crusted Salmon Salad. Please indicate which meal you would like in the comments box when you purchase your ticket. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Even More Events...
June 16th
June 18th
June 30th
Radney Foster
Andrew Lawler
Love Your Indie Author
Radney Foster Performance, Reading, & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 4pm, $45
Andrew Lawler Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $31.75
Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Signing at Fiction Addiction, 10am-4pm, Free

July 9th
July 14th
July 21st
Bookclub Party
David Burnsworth
Beatriz Williams
Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $15
David Burnsworth Launch Party at Fiction Addiction, 2-4pm, Free
Book Your Lunch with Beatriz Williams at City Range, 12:30pm, $55
(more info coming soon!)
July 28th
October 20th
November 13th
Amber Brock
ReadUp
ReadUp
Amber Brock Book Talk and Signing at Fiction Addiction, 1:30pm, Free (please RSVP)
ReadUp Greenville
at The Peace Center
Laura Holt Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, Free (please RSVP) (more info coming soon!)

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
At the Southern Table with Paula Deen
Monday, May 21st, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

This month, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing At the Southern Table with Paula Deen (Paula Deen Ventures, hardcover, $28.95).

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:

May 3rd
May 10th
May 17th & 24th
May 31st
People Don't Bite People
Shark Nate-O
Yoga
How to Grow Happiness
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a special yoga storytime with Anita McLeod in celebration of National Physical Fitness Month.
Hardcover
$17.99

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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
May 2018
June 2018
The Woman in the Window
Artemis
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.)



May New Releases
Regional Interest
Same Beach Next Year Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship-and flirt with an unexpected attraction-of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach. Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank's beloved Lowcountry--the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies--Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.

HarperCollins - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


The Last Castle The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan
A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail" (The Wall Street Journal), the "intimate and sweeping" (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate-the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. This is the fascinating, "soaring and gorgeous" (Karen Abbott) story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

Touchstone - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00


The High Tide Club The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine's cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club-so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades-Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine's friends' descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who've actually never met. The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.


Viking - Release Date: 4/3/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


Nonfiction
Magnolia Table Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering  by Joanna Gaines
Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table. Full of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.

William Morrow - Release Date: 4/24/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.99


Margaritaville Margaritaville: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes for a Taste of Paradise by Carlo Sernaglia, Julia Turshen, Jimmy Buffett (Foreword by)
Warm sun, cool drink, and nowhere to be--that's Margaritaville! It's a celebration of relaxation and an invitation to enjoy good food and good company. Margaritaville: The Cookbook is filled with recipes that bring the flavor of island living and the spirit of Jimmy Buffett's iconic song straight into your home. The first official cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With its combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind!

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $32.50


Hillbilly Elegy Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Harper Paperbacks - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99


General & Historical Fiction
Lucky Man A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J'Ouvert can't help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history.


Graywolf Press - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Adjustment Day Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk
The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.Adjustment Day, the author's first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:Imagine there's no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them. The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they've shirked theirs. A smile is your best bulletproof vest. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

W.W. Norton & Company - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95


Love and Ruin Love and Ruin by Paula McLain  (SIGNED COPIES)
In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly-and uncontrollably-falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man's wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that could force her to break his heart, and hers.


Ballantine Books - Release Date: 5/1/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.00 


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. Ben Wade is one of the detectives on the case and while the victims of the serial killer affect him greatly and he gives his all to catch him, it is the apparent suicide of a young teenager that really shakes up his world. Much more than just a search for a killer, Shadow Man is about others living in the shadows of what happened in the past. The novel is set in the 1980s in a small one time ranching community near LA, and 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 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00



He Said She Said
Gone to Dust
The Couple Next Door
Paperback - $16.99
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $9.99


The Elizas
Watch Me Disappear
What You Want to See
Hardcover - $26.00
Paperback - $17.00
Hardcover - $26.99


After Anna
It's Always the Husband
Our Kind of Cruelty
Hardcover - $28.99
An April 2018 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $16.99
Hardcover - $26.00

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is socially challenged and leads a solitary life that has a steady routine. She has a hard time trying to decipher social cues and office banter. But when coworker Raymond becomes her friend and she takes a step out in the world, she learns to face her fears and confront a past that she has avoided for more than 20 years. The gentle unfolding of Eleanor's beautiful personality is a mighty thing to witness. A great debut novel!



Pamela Dorman Books 2018 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00



Then She Was Gone
Come Sundown
Wicked River
Hardcover - $26.00
Paperback - $17.99
Paperback - $15.99


The Marriage Lie
The Goood Daughter
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $9.99


The Oracle Year
Hardcover - $16.99


Sapiens
Paperback - $22.99


Staff Picks
Conviction The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
Merrick Tremayne is a nineteenth-century agent for the British government sent to Peru to try to secure a cheap source of quinine to fight the malarial outbreaks that are devastating the British in India. But the deeper one is drawn into The Bedlam Stacks and Merrick's quest, the lines between historical fact, Incan mythology, and fantasy slowly begin to blur until you realize you're reading a fabulous work of magical realism.


Bloomsbury - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00



Big Potential
The Deals That Made The World
The Last Castle
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $27.99
Paperback - $17.00

Conviction Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Scarlett lives on an island with her sister Tella and their abusive father. Scarlett is about to be married to a man she's never met, which she thinks will be their ticket away from their father. But before the wedding, Tella, with the help of a sailor they've just met, whisks Scarlett away to the magical Caraval, an enchanted wonderland game where the audience gets to participate and nothing is as it seems. But this year, the game revolves around Tella, who has disappeared, and Scarlett knows the stakes are much higher than the wish that is the prize. Scarlett's adventure through Caraval teaches her about risk-taking, love and heartbreak, and just how far she's willing to go for the sister who means everything to her. Though not a retelling itself, fans of other fairy tale retellings will find much to love about this fantastical book.


Flatiron 2017 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.99


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.

Free gift! All customers who spend $50 in one transaction may pick a free ARC from our gift cart!

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

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