Apr
27
Sat
David Burnsworth Launch Party Tickets
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

David Burnsworth Launch Party

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 2-4pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

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

We are excited to once again host David Burnsworth for a launch party, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. David will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Caught Up In It, the latest installment in the Blu Carraway series. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. David will be available to sign books at the event. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Caught Up In It

The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.

Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.

The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.

The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.

And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.

May
16
Thu
Bookclub Party with Diane McPhail Tickets
May 16 @ 6:00 pm

Bookclub Party with Diane McPhail

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 6pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $15

If You Cannot Make the Event

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

If You’re Attending the Event

Are you in a bookclub? Like to read ‘bookclub-type books’? Then come join us for another Bookclub Party on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 6pm at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for bookclubs and Diane McPhail, NC author of The Abolitionist’s Daughter, will discuss her debut historical novel inspired by true events and rooted in her family history. 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. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.

About The Abolitionist’s Daughter

On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily’s companion and often her conscience—and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan’s family arrives at the Matthews farm.

A young doctor, Charles Slate, tends to injured Nathan and begins to court Emily, finally persuading her to become his wife. But their union is disrupted by a fatal clash and a lie that will tear two families apart. As Civil War erupts, Emily, Ginny, and Emily’s stoic mother-in-law, Adeline, each face devastating losses. Emily—sheltered all her life—is especially unprepared for the hardships to come. Struggling to survive in this raw, shifting new world, Emily will discover untapped inner strength, an unlikely love, and the courage to confront deep, painful truths.
 
In the tradition of Cold MountainThe Abolitionist’s Daughter eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, loyalty, hope, and redemption.

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.

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!

Sep
26
Thu
William Kent Krueger Book Talk & Signing Tickets
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

William Kent Krueger Book Talk & Signing

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $29/$10

If You Cannot Make the Event

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

If You’re Attending the Event

Acclaimed author William Kent Krueger will be hosting a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm to discuss his latest novel, This Tender Land. William will be giving a talk, and will be available to sign books afterwards. There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, guarantees you a seat at the event, and includes a copy of This Tender Land. The $10 ticket admits one, is standing room only, and is good for $10 off a purchase the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About This Tender Land

The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan’s life-changing adventure traveling down America’s great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.

Ask me, God’s right here. In the dirt, the rain, the sky, the trees, the apples, the stars in the cottonwoods. In you and me, too. It’s all connected and it’s all God. Sure this is hard work, but it’s good work because it’s a part of what connects us to this land. This beautiful, tender land.”

1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert who, under the watchful eyes of the cruel superintendent Mrs. Brickman, are often in trouble for misdeeds both real and imagined. The two boys’ best friend is Mose, a mute Native American who is also the strongest kid in school. And they find another ally in Cora Frost, a widowed teacher who is raising her little girl, Emmy, by herself.

When tragedy strikes down Mrs. Frost, it’s the catalyst for a series of events that will send Odie, Albert, and Mose to rescue Emmy and flee down the river in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi, leaving a dead body in their wake. Soon they are wanted by the law and they know that Mrs. Brickman will stop at nothing to track them down for dark reasons of her own.

Over the course of this unforgettable summer, Odie, Albert, Mose, and Emmy carefully make their way through the small river towns and big cities filled with people who are by turns desperate and generous, cruel and kind. As they search for a place to belong, these four remarkable children will lose their innocence but gain the strength to survive in the face of terrible loss.

With his signature “pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative” (Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author) prose, William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.