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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 20, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 20, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

 

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
3. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
4. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
5. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
6. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
7. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
8. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
9. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
10. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784
11. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155970
12. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
13. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
14. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
15. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

 

1. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
2. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
3. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
4. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
5. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
6. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
7. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
8. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
9. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
10. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
11. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
12. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
13. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Center Street, $26.99, 9781599951492
14. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
15. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
7. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
9. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

10. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
11. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
12. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284
13. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
14. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
15. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
6. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
7. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
8. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
9. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
10. Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, $16, 9780312428921
11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
12. Pretty Good Joke Book
Garrison Keillor (Intro.), Highbridge, $12.95, 9781598879117
13. Nightlight
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
14. The Essential Book of Useless Information
Donald A. Voorhees, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535369
15. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
4. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476319
5. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
6. Santa Clawed
Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553591590
7. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $8.99, 9780451191144
8. Loitering with Intent
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451228567
9. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
10. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

 

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
2. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
6. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
9. Family Huddle
Peyton Manning, et al., Jim Madsen (Illus.), Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545153775
10. Wiggle! March!
Kaaren Pixton, Workman, $4.95, 9780761156987

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
3. The Little Prince Pop-Up
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35, 9780547260693
4. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142414552
6. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
7. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
8. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
10. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
4. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
5. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
8. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
9. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687

 

 



Meet Your Favorite Writers At Your Favorite Bookstores! 
The following authors are appearing at independent bookstores around the South this week!
See the full calendar at Authors 'Round the South:
W.E.B. Griffin & E. Butterworth IV, author of The Honor of Spies at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 6 2010)

Robin Salmon, author of "Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/08/2010)

W.E.B. GRIFFIN and his son and co-author, William Butterworth IV, author of THE HONOR OF SPIES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 9 2010)

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 9 2010)

Betheny Frankel, author of The Skinnygirl Dish at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 10 2010)

Rae-Lynn Ziegler, author of Let's Look Together: An Interactive Picture Book f at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 12 2010)

Faith/Gwen Hunter, author of Blood Cross at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/13/2010)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 13 2010)

Janice Y K Lee, author of The Piano Teacher at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)

Neil Sheehan, author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)
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