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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, September 13, 2009
Columbia, SC -September 17, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 13, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
4. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375409288
5. Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow, Random House, $26, 9781400064946
6. The White Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563686
7. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
8. Even Money
Dick Francis, Felix Francis, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155918
9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
10. The Eleventh Victim
Nancy Grace, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303457
11. Alex Cross's Trial
James Patterson, Richard DiLallo, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316070621
12. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
13. The Magicians
Lev Grossman, Viking, $26.95, 9780670020553
14. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
15. 206 Bones
Kathy Reichs, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743294393

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
2. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
3. Culture of Corruption
Michelle Malkin, Regnery, $27.95, 9781596981096
4. Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $26, 9781400066216
5. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
6. The Healing of America
T.R. Reid, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202346
7. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
8. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
9. You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312363017
10. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
11. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
12. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $25.95, 9781594202230
13. The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780060565282
14. You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Deborah Tannen, Random House, $26, 9781400066322
15. Official Book Club Selection
Kathy Griffin, Ballantine, $25, 9780345518514



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 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
5. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
10. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
11. Home
Marilynne Robinson, Picador, $14, 9780312428549
12. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698344
13. Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372952
14. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
15. Off Season
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698290

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Julia Child, Knopf, $14.95, 9780375711855
6. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
7. How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
Professor Happycat, Icanhascheezburger.com, Gotham, $12, 9781592405169
8. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
9. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
10. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $30, 9780394721781
11. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
12. The Pat Conroy Cookbook
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $16.95, 9780385532716
13. The Reason for God
Timothy Keller, Riverhead, $16, 9781594483493
14. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
15. The Five Love Languages
Gary D. Chapman, Moody, $14.99, 9781881273158

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
6. Divine Justice
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446544887
7. Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441013333
8. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
9. Definitely Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441014910
10. Rough Weather
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230176

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Strega Nona's Harvest
Tomie dePaola, Putnam, $16.99, 9780399252914
4. Goodnight Goon
Michael Rex, Putnam, $14.99, 9780399245343
5. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426
6. Night-Night, Little Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey, $5.99, 9780375854095
7. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
8. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
10. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
3. Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312369811
4. Graceling
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300
5. Tarra & Bella
Carol Buckley, Putnam, $16.99, 9780399254437
6. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Sleuth RazorBill, $16.99, 9781595141712
7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $5.99, 9780142408810
8. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
9. Nerds: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
Michael Buckley, Ethen Beavers (Illus.), Abrams, $14.95, 9780810943247
10. Nothing But the Truth
Avi, HarperTrophy, $6.99, 9780380719075

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
5. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
6. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
7. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488
8. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
10. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928

 

 



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:

Rolf Lynton, author of Between Past and Future: A Field Guide for Fathers at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (September 18 2009)

Brian Ray, author of Through the Pale Door at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/18/2009)

Cora Norman, author of Transition: The Role of the Mississippi Humanities at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (September 18 2009)

David Magee, author of The Education of Mr. Mayfield at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/18/2009)

Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (09/19/2009)

Emyl Jenkins, author of THE BIG STEAL at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (September 19 2009)

Lisa Lampanelli, author of Chocolate, Please at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (September 19 2009)

Raymond Atkins, author of Sorrow Wood at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (09/19/2009)

Lisa Lampanelli, author of Chocolate, Please at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (September 19 2009)

Amy Whitaker, author of Museum Legs at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (September 20 2009)

Michael Buckley, author of Nerds at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (September 20 2009)

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of IFFERISMS: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin wi at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (September 21 2009)

Philippa Gregory, author of The White Queen at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 21 2009)

Michael Buckley, author of NERDS at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (September 21 2009)

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of IFFERISMS: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin wi at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (09/21/09 )

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of IFFERISMS: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin wi at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 22 2009)

John Baker, author of Chicken Noodle News at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (September 22 2009)

Patricia Harmon, author of The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (September 22 2009)

Tomie DePaola, author of STREGA NONA'S HARVEST at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 22 2009)

Shirley Laska, author of CATASTROPHE IN THE MAKING: The Engineering of Katr at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (September 22 2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (September 23 2009)

Patricia Harmon, author of The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (September 23 2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 23 2009)

Scott Blum, author of Waiting for Autumn at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (September 23 2009)

Michael Buckley, author of Nerds at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (09/23/09)

Gary Pomerantz, author of Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, A Fatal Hand, at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (September 24, 2009)

Peter Meinke, author of LINES FROM NEUCHATEL at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 24 2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (September 24 2009)

Dan Bobinski, author of Creating Passion-Driven Teams: How to Stop Microma at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (September 24, 2009)

Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/24/2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 24 2009)

Ronald L. Brown, author of Youth Effect at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (September 24 2009)

William Woys Weaver, author of 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (09/24/2009)

Bobby & Jamie Deen, author of Take It Easy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (09/24/2009)

Robert Cuthbert and Stephen Hoffius, author of Northern Money, Southern Land at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/25/2009)

Woody Woodruff, author of Historic Photos of University of Alabama Football at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (09/25/2009)

Chrisitne Hale, author of BASIL'S DREAM at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 25 2009)

Joe Turman, author of Sling Creek at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (September 25 2009)

Peter Hatch, author of The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (09/25/2009)

Ann Prospero, author of Chefs of the Triangle: Their Lives, Recipes, and at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 25 2009)

Kirsten Holmstedt, author of The Girls Come Marching Home at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 26 2009)

Ginny Stibolt, author of Sustainable Gardening for Florida at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 26 2009)

Stuart Wood, author of Hothouse Orchid at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 26 2009)

Rebecca Linam, author of The Journey of the Nightisans at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (09/26/2009)

Jerry Pozner, author of Monkey Pudding at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (September 26 2009)

JAMES SWAIN, author of The Night Monster at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 26 2009)

Diana Gabaldon, author of An Echo in the Bone at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (9/27/2009)

Carol Boston Weatherford, author of Becoming Billie Holiday at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/27/2009)

Chris Glaser, author of As My Own Soul:The Blessing of Same Gender Marriag at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 28 2009)

Robert Olen Butler, author of Hell at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (09/29/2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (September 29 2009)

Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 29 2009)

Stuart Albright, author of Sidelines: A North Carolina Story of Community, Ra at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 29 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (09/29/09)

Frank McNair, author of Golden Rules for Managers at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (09/29/2009)
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