Apr
4
Thu
Anne Keene Military Lunch Tickets
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm

Anne Keene Military Luncheon at the Poinsett Club

When: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at Noon

Where: The Poinsett Club (807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601)

Cost: $54

If You Cannot Make the Event

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

If You’re Attending the Event

Author Anne Keene will be speaking about her new book, Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II at a military book talk and signing at the Poinsett Club on Thursday, April 4th at noon. Your $54 ticket admits one to the event, includes lunch, and benefits a military charity. Tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Cloudbuster Nine

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year’s World Series, one of the nation’s strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a child, Anne Keene’s father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium.

Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America’s greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul “Bear” Bryant.

With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.

Apr
8
Mon
Margaret Verble Book Interview & Signing Tickets
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm

Margaret Verble Book Talk & Signing

When: Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 5:30pm

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

We could not be more excited to host Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble for a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, April 8th, at 5:30pm. Fans of literary historical fiction will fall in love with Margaret’s new book, Cherokee America, a sweeping novel of the American frontier with an unforgettable woman at its center. Margaret will be giving an interview with Claire Bateman about Cherokee America and her Pulitzer Prize finalist, Maud’s Line, and then 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 Cherokee America. 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 Cherokee America

It’s the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as “Check,” a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused.

In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check’s mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community—and painfully expel one of their own.

Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds—of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury—that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.