May
27
Mon
Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day Tickets
May 27 all-day
Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

May
30
Thu
Summer Reading Kick Off Event with Kelly Starling Lyons Tickets
May 30 @ 6:30 pm

Summer Reading Kick Off Event with Kelly Starling Lyons

When: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where: Anderson Library

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Don’t miss the Summer Reading Kick-Off event with Kelly Starling Lyons! Kelly will share her writing journey, discuss the books she’s written, and do interactive readings of several picture books. The author will be available to sign books after the event. This event is FREE and open to the public! Fiction Addiction will be selling books on-site. Books can also be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Going Down Home with Daddy

“On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s nothing like going down home.”

Down home is Granny’s house. Down home is where Lil’ Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil’ Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil’ Alan do?

In this rich and moving celebration of history, culture, and ritual, Kelly Starling Lyons’ eloquent text explores the power of family traditions. Stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multigenerational family.

Jun
1
Sat
Trail Day and Kitty Calhoun Book Signing Tickets
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Trail Day and Kitty Calhoun Book Signing

When: Saturday, June 1st
9am-2pm: Trail Day at Looking Glass led by Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC)
2-5pm: Climb time
5-7pm: Eat/drink at The Hub to support our venue sponsor
7pm: Purchase copies of Some Stories signed by Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s founder, to support sponsor Patagonia and the CCC. Kitty Calhoun available to sign.
7:30pm: Presentation by Kitty Calhoun, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador, followed by another book signing opportunity.

Where: The Hub and Pisgah Tavern
11 Mama’s Place
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828)884-8670

Cost: FREE

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

After a day of climbing activities, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador Kitty Calhoun will talk about being an ambassador for Patagonia and her environmental causes, as well as the new book Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia, hardcover, $45.00). Kitty will be available before and after her presentation to sign books. Books signed by Yvon can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540, and Fiction Addiction will have signed books for sale at the event.

About Some Stories

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” — Yvon Chouinard

For nearly 80 years, Yvon Chouinard has followed his own advice, pursuing, with equal fervor, sports adventures, business excellence, and environmental activism. Since 1950, he has captured the lessons and revelations he’s learned in articles and books, personal letters and poetry, introductions and eulogies. In this fascinating inside look, Chouinard himself has selected his favorites from years of reflection, all accompanied by illustrative photos, many never published before. The results is both more of Chouinard’s iconoclastic and provocative thinking, his skilled storytelling and sense of humor, and a picture of the evolution of his thoughts and philosophies. With articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, this very personal book is like sitting on the couch with this amazing man, flipping through his photo album as he tells the stories of his life. Some Stories is an eclectic portrait of a unique life lived well. Yet the final pages of the book indicate that Chouinard will continue to challenge people, business, and the world. He presents the company’s new simple but direct mission statement, revised for the first time in 27 years: “We are in business to save our home planet.” With it he emphasizes the urgency of the climate crisis then entreats every person’s obligation to reflect on, commit to, and act on this mission.

Jun
11
Tue
Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera — Pre-order today! Tickets
Jun 11 all-day
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Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

Releases June 11th, 2019
Park Row Books, Hardcover, $26.99
SIGNED copies on order!

Pre-order today!

 

A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression.

It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart.

These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood.

 

Our store volunteers Nancy M., Nancy H. and Jackie have all read and loved this book! Here’s what they have to say about it:

Call Your Daughter Home is sure to become a classic in Southern literature. It is a book that I didn’t just read – I lived it and felt it. And even though it was heart wrenching in parts it was also uplifting with a beautiful message of strength, perseverance and the power of women and a mother’s love.”  -Nancy M.

“Wonderfully written, a compelling novel, a breathtaking page-turner.”  -Nancy H.

“A spellbinding saga set in a very dark time for our country, and especially the south…. Any fan of Wiley Cash, Ron Rash or Taylor Brown will love this book.”  -Jackie

Jun
12
Wed
Mystery Book Club Tickets
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sign up for our new 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 from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Vicki Vass Tedeschi will moderate the first quarter of 2019. Her June selection is Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow.

 

The novel that launched Turow’s career as one of America’s pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss’ re-election campaign, a member of Rusty’s staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

Jul
4
Thu
Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July Tickets
Jul 4 all-day
Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday!

Jul
6
Sat
Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day Tickets
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

On Saturday, July 6th, 2019, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell.

Who is in their company?

According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money!

From Wikipedia:

“. . . well-known self-publishers include Stephen Crane, E. E. Cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.”

 

Author schedule:

12:15-1:15pm: Tom Baker, signing The Hawk and the Dove (paperback, $21.95)

1:30-2:30pm: Andrew Snorton, signing 9 Stories of Faith (paperback, $11.00)

 

Be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!

Jul
9
Tue
An Emrys Literary Book Club Tickets
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sign up for our new literary bookclub, co-sponsored by local literary organization Emrys. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator. Claire Bateman will start us off by moderating the third quarter of 2019. Her July selection is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

 

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening — until a band of gunwielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.

 

About the moderator:
CLAIRE BATEMAN has been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation, as well as two Pushcart Prizes, and has taught at Clemson University and various workshops and conferences. She lives in Greenville, SC, teaches at the Fine Arts Center, and serves as an Advisory Editor for Orison Books.

 

About Emrys:
Founded in 1983, Emrys (a Welsh word meaning “Child of Light”) has sponsored music competitions, concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, creative writing awards, poetry workshops, and lectures.  The Emrys Journal, our group’s signature literary publication, has appeared annually since 1984. Emrys Press, launched in 1995, primarily publishes poets of outstanding merit. Our Reading Room has brought writers and audiences together since 1990. Our Writing Room has provided professional instruction for writers at all stages of their craft since 2006 and begun in 2011, our Open Mic, which has provided a venue for writers of all skill levels to present their work to an enthusiastic and supportive audience.

Based in Upstate South Carolina, the Emrys Foundation was awarded the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2004 in recognition of outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

➢ Emrys nurtures creativity among emerging and established writers.
➢ Emrys seeks to expand the impact of the literary arts.
➢ Emrys collaborates across a broad variety of art forms to give voice to the written word.

Jul
16
Tue
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead — Pre-order today! Tickets
Jul 16 all-day
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Releases July 16th, 2019
Doubleday, Hardcover, $25.95
SIGNED copies on order!

Pre-order today!

 

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides “physical, intellectual and moral training” so the delinquent boys in their charge can become “honorable and honest men.”

In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.” Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King’s ringing assertion “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble.

The tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys’ fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.

Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.

Jul
30
Tue
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson — Pre-order today! Tickets
Jul 30 all-day
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Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

Releases July 30th, 2019
William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.99
SIGNED copies on order!

Pre-order today!

 

New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson—”an admired writer who deserves to be a household name” (Kirkus Reviews)—displays her masterful talent in this dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense.

In this game, even winning can be deadly…

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.

When they’re alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn’t give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she’s going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.

To protect herself and her family and save the life she’s built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can’t beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.

A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.