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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, June 7, 2009
Columbia, SC -June 12, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 7, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166300
3. Gone Tomorrow
Lee Child, Delacorte, $27, 9780385340571
4. The Last Child
John Hart, Minotaur, $24.95, 9780312359324
5. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
6. Skin Trade
Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, $26.95, 9780425227725
7. First Family
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446539753
8. Road Dogs
Elmore Leonard, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061733147
9. My Father's Tears and Other Stories
John Updike, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307271563
10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342308
11. Medusa
Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155659
12. Wicked Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155673
13. Serena -- A SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $24.99, 9780061470851

14. The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
Reif Larsen, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202179
15. Pygmy
Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385526340

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
2. Resilience
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $22.95, 9780767931366
3. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
4. Renegade
Richard Wolffe, Crown, $26, 9780307463128
5. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
6. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600
7. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
8. The G Free Diet
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Center Street, $24.99, 9781599951881
9. Losing Mum and Pup
Christopher Buckley, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446540940
10. Not Becoming My Mother
Ruth Reichl, Penguin Press, $19.95, 9781594202162
11. Always Looking Up
Michael J. Fox, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303389
12. Outcasts United
Warren St. John, Spiegel & Grau, $24.95, 9780385522038
13. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
14. Home Game
Michael Lewis, Norton, $23.95, 9780393069013
15. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $23.99, 9780061728976

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $16, 9780743454537
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
7. The Beach House
Jane Green, Plume, $15, 9780452295384
8. Testimony
Anita Shreve, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316067348
9. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
10. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
11. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
12. Driftwood Summer
Patti Callahan Henry, NAL, $15, 9780451226884
13. Girls in Trucks
Katie Crouch, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316002127
14. The Likeness
Tana French, Penguin, $15, 9780143115625
15. Vision in White
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425227510

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
3. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
6. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
7. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
9. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
10. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
11. The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan, Voice, $14.95, 9781401340933
12. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
13. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $15.95, 9780393334807
14. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Picador, $18, 9780312428327
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 9780374500016 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
4. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
5. Swan Peak
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416548546
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
7. Angels & Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416578741
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487




CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
3. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues, #4)
Jude Watson, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060448
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
8. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
10. 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
11. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
12. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
13. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
14. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey -- A SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316036733
15. Lock and Key
-- A SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729
16. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
17. Life of Pi (Student Edition )
Yann Martel, Harvest, $8.99, 9780156030205
18. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
19. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
20. Untamed (House of Night, #4)
Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312379834
21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
22. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439785969
23. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
24. Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061703683
25. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481

 

 



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:

STARSAnne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (06/13/2009)

STARSMindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Sat., June 13th, 2009)

STARSCathy Holton, author of BEACH TRIP at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (06/13/2009)

David Kinney, author of The Big One: An Island, An Obsession, and the Furi at Dee Gee's Gifts & Books in Morehead City, NC  (06/13/2009)

Diane Black, author of WOOF Women Only Over 50 at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (06/13/2009)

Tom McKenney, author of Jack Hinson's One-Man War at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/13/2009)

Kendrick Weeks, author of The North Carolina Birding Trail: Mountain Trail G at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/14/2009)

Ali Sethi, author of The Wish Maker at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (06/14/2009)

Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts at Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, MS  (06/15/2009)

Matthew LeMay, author of Elliott Smith's XO at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/15/2009)

Caroline Nixon, author of A Mom's Guide to Sanity: The Journey of a Metaphys at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (06/16/2009)

Sarah Dessen, author of Along for the Ride at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/16/2009)

Chris Lilly, author of Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (06/16/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood Summer at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (06/16/2009)

STARSSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Lincolns Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville, KY  (06/16/2009)

STARSNicole Seitz, author of 100 Years of Happiness at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (06/16/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood summer at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (06/17/09)

Tom Edwards, author of Blue Jesus at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (06/17/2009)

Lena Gallitano, author of North Carolina Birding Trail Guides at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/18/2009)

Ann B. Ross, author of Miss Julia Delivers the Goods at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (06/18/2009)

Thomas Campbell, author of My BIg Toe Trilogy at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/18/2009)

Eric Barnes, author of Shimmer at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (6/18/2009)

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, author of 5 Principles for a Successful Life at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (06/19/2009)

Janna McMahan, author of Ocean Inside at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (06/19/2009)

Tom Viola, author of The Gumshoe Chronicles at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (06/20/2009)

Allen Smith, author of My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/20/2009)

STARSSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (06/20/2009)

Neal Hutcheson, author of The Last One at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/20/2009)

Marty Healy, author of The Rhythm of Selby at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/20/09)

Joe Scarborough, author of The Last Best Hope at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/20/2009)

Shirley Gordon, author of Miss Shirley's Southern Cooking at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (06/20/2009)
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