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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 7, 2014. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
4. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
okra5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

6. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
Ron Rash, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349347
7. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
8. The Burning Room
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225939
9. Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney, Putnam Adult, $29.95, 9780399173356
10. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
11. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857
13. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062
14. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
15. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
2. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
3. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
4. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
okra 5. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

6. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
7. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
8. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto, Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
11. The Bulletproof Diet
Dave Asprey, Rodale, $26.99, 9781623365189
12. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
13. Ocean
Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $25.95, 9780761180517
14. What If?
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996
15. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301
3. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
5. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
8. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
9. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
10. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16, 9781451693577
11. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
12. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
13. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
14. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Bantam, $16, 9780553393613
15. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
5. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
6. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
7. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
8. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $16, 9781595231109
9. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
10. The Map of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $16.99, 9781476766409
11. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
12. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
13. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
14. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368
15. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684

MASS MARKET


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
5. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
6. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232854
7. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240
8. Winter of the World
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451468222
9. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
10. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
4. Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Judy Schachner, Dial, $17.99, 9780803737891
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
6. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841
7. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062110626
10. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
2. Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Laura Hillenbrand, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780385742511
3. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
4. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
5. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One
Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419712180
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
7. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
8. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
9. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781423183648
10. Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476789873

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
5. Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375858123
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters (Step Into Reading Series)
Melissa Lagonegro, Maria Elena Naggi (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736431200
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136