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October 2017

 


It's not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts, and we have just the thing. We've just gotten in some fabulous jewelry from Made from Books. These are one-of-a-kind items made from discarded books, and we've even got several South Carolina pieces that are great to show local pride or as souvenirs.

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Volunteers Needed!

We need your help! We are hosting Ainsley Earhardt for a book signing for her new picture book on Sunday, October 22nd, and we need volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Volunteers will need to arrive at 10:15am, and the signing will be over at 2pm. If you're interested, please email us!

 


New Products
Punpire Greeting Cards
Books Friendship Card

Greeting cards are small, but Punpire believes they represent a very positive side of the world. Sending a card is a quick, simple expression of love, gratefulness, thanks, sympathy, and celebration. Six billion cards are sent a year and none express feelings of hate or prejudice, and rarely are cards sent anonymously (looking at you, internet trolls!). If everyone in the world is only separated by six degrees, one card could make a big difference! If six billion cards are being sent, could there truly be as much divisiveness and separation in our world? Punpire doesn't think so! Send Punpire cards, and together we can make this world a better place, one pun at a time.

 


Deal of the Month
Summer Lightning

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 Summer Lightning by Judith Richards (River's Edge Media, paperback, now $10.00). Read about the adventures of the irrepressible Terrell Calder, a cigarette-smoking, lunch trading, school skipping six-year old boy growing up in a migrant work camp during the last days of the Great Depression under growing rumors of World War II.

 

You can get 50% off the original cover price of $20.00 on this book through October 31st, and we have SIGNED copies!

 


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.

Natasha Boyd
Natasha Boyd Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, October 5th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Meet internationally bestselling and award-winning author Natasha Boyd at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. She will discuss her new book, Indigo Girl (Blackstone Publishing, hardcover, $26.99; a Fall 2017 SIBA Okra Pick), a historical novel about the teenage Eliza Lucas and her production of indigo dye on her family's South Carolina plantations. 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.

 



Kim Manganelli
Writing Workshop with Kim Manganelli: Saturday, October 7th, 10am-Noon @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Greenville resident, Clemson professor, and certified leader of the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) writing method, Kim Manganelli from Wisteria Writing Workshops will be leading a writing workshop at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. A minimum of four signups is needed.

 


William Gerald Hamby
William Gerald Hamby In-Store Book Signing: Saturday, October 7th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Virginia author William Gerald Hamby will be signing copies of his debut novel, A Gambler's Feast: Summer of 1969 (Keith Publications, paperback, $15.95), at an in-store book signing at Fiction Addiction. Read about Victor Sinclare's experiences during the life-changing summer of 1969, the time of Vietnam, moonwalks, and Woodstock. 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.

 


Tally Johnson Alexia Jones Helsley Wilson Casey
Local History Author Panel Talk & Signing : Friday, October 13th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction , Free (please RSVP)

October is Local History Month! To celebrate, we will have these South Carolina History Press authors at Fiction Addiction to discuss their books about local history: Tally Johnson (author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry [paperback, $17.99]), Alexia Jones Helsley (author of Hidden History of Greenville County [paperback, $19.99]), and Wilson Casey (author of Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails [paperback, $19.99]).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.

 

 


Sara Christie
Sara Christie In-Store Launch Party: Saturday, October 14th, 10am-Noon @ Fiction Addiction, Free

South Carolina author Sara Christie will be celebrating the release of her new children's picture book, The Wrecking Crew (FPS, paperback, $11.99, on sale 10/10/17), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. Join Boots the Dog on a railway adventure and learn some neat facts about railroad history. 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.

 


Sheila Ingle
Sheila Ingle In-Store Launch Party: Saturday, October 14th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

South Carolina author Sheila Ingle will be celebrating the launch of her new book, Tales of a Cosmic Possum: From the Appalachia Mountains to the Cotton Mills (Ambassador International, paperback, $14.99, on sale 10/14/17; a Fall 2017 SIBA Okra Pick), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. In this book, Sheila writes about her husband John's childhood in Ingle Holler in Union, South Carolina. 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.

 


Shannon and Dean Hale

New York Times bestselling authors Shannon and Dean Hale will discuss their new middle-grade novel, The Legend of Shadow High (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $14.99, on sale 10/17/17), a mash-up of the popular Ever After High and Monster High series, at a book talk and signing at Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville. This event is aimed at children ages 9-15. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of The Legend of Shadow High from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Books can be purchased on-site at the event or by pre-ordering in advance online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. Once you have your signing line ticket, the authors will be happy to sign any of their books that you own.

 


Read Up

Read Up Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grade books and authors, taking place at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events. Go to ReadUpGreenville.com for more information about authors, schedules, and tickets.

 

 


Ainsley Earrhardt
Ainsley Earhardt In-Store Book Signing: Sunday, October 22nd, 11am-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Book Purchase Required*

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Take Heart, My Child and popular FOX News anchor Ainsley Earhardt comes Through Your Eyes: My Child's Gift to Me (Aladdin, hardcover, $18.99, on sale 10/17/17), a sweet new book that celebrates wonders and miracles. You can get a SIGNED copy at Ainsley's in-store book signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: All copies of Through Your Eyes to be signed must be purchased from Fiction Addiction, and at least one copy of Through Your Eyes 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.

 


Daren Wang

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, Southern author Daren Wang will talk about his new novel, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $26.99; a September 2017 Indie Next Pick), 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. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP to guarantee you will get a bag.

 

 


Denise Kiernan
Denise Kiernan Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, November 7th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $30 or $10*

From Denise Kiernan, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls of Atomic City, comes The Last Castle (Touchstone, hardcover, $28.00; an October 2017 Indie Next Pick), the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore -- the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. Denise will discuss her new book at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event: The $30 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a copy of The Last Castle. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and can be redeemed for $10 off merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Food Swings
Monday, October 16th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In October, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Food Swings by Jessica Seinfeld (Ballantine Books, hardcover, $32.00).

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:

October 5th
October 12th
October 19th
October 26th
The King of Too Many Things
Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump!
Fort-Building Time
Bonaparte Falls Apart
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$16.99

On sale 10/10/17
Hardcover
$17.99

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Digital Audiobooks
For October, the Audiobooks of the Month theme is Masked Mystery. The days are getting dark, the pumpkins are growing orange, and the ghosts are making their neighborhood debut. October is the perfect month to cuddle up with a warm drink and get chilled by a mystery or thriller, sure to raise the hair on any black cat. Libro.fm has compiled a perfect Halloween list to accompany that trick-or-treat bag filled with candy, which you can find on their blog, complete with audio samples.

To sign up for Libro.fm and start listening to these great back to school 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!



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
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
The Frozen Hours
Seeing Red
Roar
The Cage-Maker
Hardcover - $29.99
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $28.99

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.)



October New Releases
Regional Interest
A Lowcountry Heart
Paperback - $18.00

Nonfiction
Killing England Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O'Reilly
Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to American independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 9/19/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00


Same Kind of Different as Me
Paperback - $16.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters October 20th

General & Historical Fiction
Sing, Unburied, Sing
To Be Where You Are
Over the Plain Houses
Hardcover - $27.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $29.00
Signed First Editions Available!

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
The Deep Dark Descending The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens
Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he struggles to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, and he devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. Now he's so consumed with anguish and thoughts of retribution that he finds himself on the edge, questioning who he is and what he stands for. On a frozen lake at the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.

Seventh Street Books - Release Date: 10/3/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95


Sleep Like a Baby
Origin
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $29.95

Science Fiction & Fantasy
It Devours!
Hardcover - $22.99
Pre-order a Signed Copy!

Graphic Novels
Going into Town Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.


Bloomsbury - Release Date: 10/3/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


Children's & Young Adult
All the Crooked Saints All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.


Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 10/10/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $19.99


Jane, Unlimited
There's Someone Inside Your House
Turtles All the Way Down
Hardcover - $18.99
Signed First Edition Available!
Hardcover - $20.99
Signed Copies On Order!

Never Say Die
Through Your Eyes
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $18.99
Meet the author at her book signing on October 22nd!

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 Names of Dead Girls
Odd Child Out
The Dark Lake
Paperback - $13.99
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $26.00

Little Fires Everywhere
Caroline
The Last Ballad
Hardcover - $28.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions Available!

Staff Picks

The Last Castle
The Indigo Girl
The Name of the Wind
Hardcover - $28.00
Meet the author at her book talk & signing on November 7th!
An October 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.99
Meet the author at her book talk & signing on October 5th!
A Fall 2017 SIBA Okra Pick
Hardcover - $40.00


A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
The Book of Gold
Autoboyography
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99

A Short History of the Girl Next Door
An Enchantment of Ravens
Things I'm Seeing Without You
Hardcover - $17.99
Meet the author at Read Up Greenville on October 21st!
Hardcover - $18.99

The Last Namsara
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