Mark your calendar for this year’s Independent Bookstore Day — Saturday, April 28th, 2018!
Line up in the morning for first shot at the unique, limited edition products that will go on sale that day only in independent bookstores. We can’t reserve any of the product — it’s first come, first served — so be sure to get here when we open at 10am.
South Carolina author and journalist Tom Poland will be signing copies of his latest book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms (Arcadia, paperback, $24.99), at a book signing at 11am.
We’ll also be celebrating the release of The Lemonade Year (Shadow Mountain Publishing, softcover, $15.99, on sale 4/3/18), Amy Willoughby Burle‘s debut novel. Amy will be at the store for a book talk and signing at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.
Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Time-travel and dead-end at a ferry that leads to wild islands. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When’s the last time you saw a country store’s cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, restaurants once gas stations, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.
Nina’s once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina’s mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things.
All Nina’s got left is her final photography assignment shooting images for the book 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man, but Oliver’s on-again-off-again romantic interest in her ebbs and flows so much she is seasick. And then Jack, her ex-husband, shows up, wanting to get back together.
As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be.