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May 2017


Mother's Day is in less than two weeks so stop in and today and check out our great new gift products: Swedish Dishcloths and Funny Socks. We also, of course, have great reading suggestions for moms of all stripes. 

We hope to also see you at our many events scheduled for this month!
-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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New Products
Swedish Dishcloths

Make your household more environmentally friendly with Swedish Dishcloths, available in a variety of designs, priced at $8.95 each. Each Swedish Dishcloth absorbs 20 times its weight and replaces 17 rolls of paper towels. You can use them to clean most household surfaces, from mopping up spills to polishing. They can be washed over 200 times, in the washing machine, in the top rack of the dishwasher, or boiled or microwaved. The cloths last 9-12 months and are biodegradable.

Blue Q Socks
Special Unicorn
Yo Dude, Pants On.

Make a statement about your personality with Blue Q socks. We have women's crew, women's ankle, and men's varieties available, priced at $11.99 for women's and $12.99 for men's. A great way to express yourself, and a great gift!

Deal of the Month
Jimmy Carter

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 Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts by Dorothy Padgett (Mercer University, hardcover, now $17.50). Dorothy Padgett, with an earthy, honest, and Southern voice, tells the story of Jimmy Carter's election campaign as if new to all of us. Humor and insight abound in this direct telling of how a peanut farmer from Georgia became President and leader of the United States. The secret is in his character, his morality, and in his being truly human.


We have a limited number of signed copies in stock, and you can get 50% off the original cover price of $35.00 on this great 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.


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.


Katherine Bolger Hyde Sasscer Hill Paul A. Barra
Mystery Author Panel Talk & Signing : Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction , 10*

Meet these mystery authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Katherine Bolger Hyde (author of Arsenic with Austen [Minotaur, hardcover, $24.99]), Sasscer Hill (author of Flamingo Road [Minotaur, hardcover, $25.99]), and Paul A. Barra (author of Astoria Nights [Black Opal, paperback, $14.49]). *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.


Join these Bublish women's fiction authors for refreshments and champagne as they talk about their book series, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Christine Nolfi (author of the Liberty series, starting with Second Chance Grill [Bublish, paperback, $13.95]), Julie Allan (author of the Lowcountry Home series, starting with The Eyes Have It [Bublish, paperback, $12.99]), and Pamela Poole (author of the Painter Place series, including new book Jaguar [Bublish, paperback, $14.99]). *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.



Brendan Reichs

Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in Nemesis (Putnam, hardcover, $17.99), a riveting new thriller from Brendan Reichs, the co-author of the Virals series. Meet the Charlotte, NC, young adult author at a book talk & signing at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction or co-sponsor M. Judson if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.



Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews Book Talk & Signing : Wednesday, May 17th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction , $40*

You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews' recipes. Meet the author and enjoy some nibbles from her new cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook (St. Martin's, hardcover, $29.99), at her book talk & signing at Fiction Addiction. Mary Kay will give a talk about her new book, take questions from the audience, then sign books. *Note: Tickets are $40 each. Each ticket admits one and includes one copy of The Beach House Cookbook as well as samples to taste. Books and tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Meet debut Southern authors Bren McClain (author of One Good Mama Bone [USC Press, hardcover, $27.99]), and Phillip Lewis (author of The Barrowfields [Hogarth, hardcover, $26.00]) as they talk about their first books, then take questions from the audience and sign books, at a panel 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.



Jeff Shaara
Jeff Shaara Book Talk & Signing : Tuesday, May 30th, 6pm @ The Poinsett Club , $50*

Jeff Shaara, bestselling author of historical fiction -- including Gods and Generals -- will be at the Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. Mr. Shaara will be talking about his new book, The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War (Ballantine, hardcover, $28.99, on sale 5/23/17). Join us for hors d'oeuvres from 6:00-6:45pm, then at 6:45pm Mr. Shaara will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and sign books. *Note: Tickets are $50 each. Each ticket admits one and includes one copy of The Frozen Hours as well as hors d'oeuvres. The club will also offer a cash bar. The dress code requires NO DENIM. Books and tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


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.


Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
Monday, May 15th, 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:

May 4th
May 11th
May 18th
May 25th
The Nuts: Keep Rolling!
How to Raise a Mom
Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!

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.
Blackout Challenge

Sign Up for Kobo eBooks

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
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
A Piece of the World
Close Enough to Touch
Walking to Listen
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $24.99
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
A Lowcountry Wedding
Paperback - $7.99

The Beach House Cookbook The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews
You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews' novels a summertime favorite at the beach. This cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.

Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on May 17th!

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 5/2/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.99

Undoctored Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor by William Davis
This groundbreaking exposé reveals how millions of people are given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and undergo unwarranted procedures to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems. With Undoctored, the code to health care has been cracked -- Dr. Davis will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs. Undoctored gives you all the tools you need to manage your own health and sidestep the misguided motives of a profit-driven medical system.

Rodale Press - Release Date: 5/9/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Last Hope Island
Gardening in the South
Hardcover - $30.00
Paperback - $24.95

The Jersey Brothers
The Generals
Hardcover - $28.00
On sale 5/9/17
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 5/16/17
Memorial Day is May 29th

General & Historical Fiction
The Nightingale The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion, and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France -- a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 4/25/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

The Weekenders The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends, and the mix between the regulars and "the weekenders" can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it becomes clear that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Now Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on May 17th!

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 5/2/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Broken River Broken River by J. Robert Lennon
A modest house in upstate New York. One in the morning. Three people -- a couple and their child -- hurry out the door, but it's too late for them. As this opening scene unfolds, a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest. Soon the house lies abandoned, and years later a new family moves in. Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start anew, and before long the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant. Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger.

Graywolf Press - Release Date: 5/16/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00

The Shadow Land
One Good Thing
Hardcover - $28.00
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $16.00

Paperback - $16.99
A May 2017 Indie Nex Pick
Hardcover - $26.99
A May 2017 Indie Next Pick

Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller
Sycamore Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore's longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess's troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.

Harper - Release Date: 5/9/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

The Fix
Into the Water
Since We Fell
Hardcover - $29.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $28.99
Signed Copies On Order!

Children's & Young Adult
The Nuts: Keep Rolling!
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $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
Flamingo Road Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill
This South Carolina author has hit a home run with this fast-paced, action-packed story of murder and mayhem in and around the thoroughbred racing community. While on disciplinary leave from the Baltimore police department, Fia McKee becomes an undercover agent for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and takes us to the races in FL where she not only breaks up a horse killing crime spree, but solves the murder of her own father five years prior.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 4/18/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

One Perfect Lie
The Woman in Cabin 10
The Second Life of Nick Mason
Hardcover - $27.99
Paperback - $16.00
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $16.00

A Single Spy
I Found You
The Red Hunter
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $25.99

Proving Ground
Random Road
Hardcover - $25.99
Paperback - $15.95

The Kept Woman
Paperback - $9.99

Ginny Moon Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Ginny Moon is a remarkably raw and emotionally deep story of a 14-year-old girl who has autism and has been in the foster system for 5 years. Her current foster parents want the best for her, but find it increasingly difficult to deal with her unpredictable behavior and need to be back with her abusive birth mom. Ginny has the mind of a little girl, but through her we get remarkable insight into what many kids in this system have to go through and process. Heartbreaking, easy to read, but hard to put down.

Seconded by Melissa, store employee

Park Row Books - Release Date: 5/2/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

All the Birds in the Sky
Cold Welcome
Paperback - $15.99
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $28.00

Staff Picks
Slightly South of Simple
The Black Witch
The Garden of Small Beginnings
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $20.99
Signed Copies On Order!
Paperback - $16.00
A May 2017 Indie Next Pick

Letters to the Lost
The Upside of Unrequited
Hardcover - $17.99
Paperback - $17.00

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!




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