*Note: there are two ticket options for this event. The $30 ticket guarantees a seat at the event, and includes a copy of Pieces of Her. The $10 ticket is standing room only, and is redeemable for $10 off of your purchase.
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?
But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .
Book Your Lunch with bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, AND Lauren Willig on Tuesday, September 4th at 11:30am at The Greenville Country Club (239 Byrd Blvd). The authors will be speaking about the novel that they have written together, The Glass Ocean, as well as signing copies.
Tickets to this event are $55. Your ticket includes lunch and a copy of The Glass Ocean, which we will have at the event for you since it releases that day. You will have the choice of an Asian wrap sandwich (General Tso’s sauce, carrots, cucumber, cashews, scallions, Thai basil, cilantro, and Egyptian mint in a garlic herb wrap), Carolina blend salad with grilled chicken (applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard boiled egg, cucumber, and grape tomatoes with buttermilk ranch, blue cheese, and balsamic dressings with grilled chicken), or Brooklyn Style Deli (shaved roast beef, genoa salami, honey ham, provolone, basil and sundried tomato aioli on focaccia bread). Please specify your entree choice in the comments box during checkout.
*Please note that due to the Labor Day holiday and the requirements of the venue we will stop selling tickets after Wednesday, August 29th.
Your ID will act as your ticket at the event. Please plan to arrive between 11:00-11:15 as we will start promptly at 11:30. We will have the authors’ additional books available for sale prior to the event at the store and at the event itself. Please note that tickets canceled prior to August 29th can be refunded; those canceled afterward cannot (but you can send someone in your place).
Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .
Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can’t quite put a finger on. She’s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania’s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . .
Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that’s her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She’s really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she’s had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they’ll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there’s something about this job that isn’t as it seems. . . .
As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
Author Jonathan Fenske will be celebrating the launch of his latest children’s book, I’m Fun, Too! with a launch party at Fiction Addiction on Friday, September 7th from 5-7pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
The first-ever LEGO picture book, from Barnacle Is Bored creator Jonathan Fenske! What happens when an ordinary LEGO minifigure of the past meets the extraordinary minifigures of today, with their elaborate vehicles, colorful clothes, and wild accessories? He thinks he’s no fun at all!
“Let’s face it. If we were all ice cream, those guys would be the super-duper chunky happy birthday blast. And I would be the vanilla.”
After feeling down about being ordinary, he and his new friends piece together just how special he truly is. This vibrantly illustrated storybook will charm readers of all ages, reminding them that what makes each person special can be found on the inside.