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Southern Indie Bestseller List 04/24/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, April 24, 2011

Columbia, SC - April 30, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, April 24, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Okra Pick!Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross (fiction) buy now!
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, (fiction) buy now!
  • Live Wire by Harlan Coben (fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick! Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West (fiction) buy now!
  • Every Day by the Sun by Dean Faulkner Wells (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Reading My Father by Alexandra Styron (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Cooking in the Moment by Andrea Reusing (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The 17 Day Diet by Dr.Mike Moreno (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (mass market) buy now!
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (mass market) buy now!
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market) buy now!
  • Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman, Jacky Davis, (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Happy Easter, Curious George by Margret Rey, et al. (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull, (children's interest) buy now!
  • Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano (children's interest) buy now!
  • Nature Girl by Jane A. Kelley (children's interest) buy now!

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309<
2. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
3. The Sixth Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573108
4. The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M. Auel, Crown, $30, 9780517580516
5. The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069359
Okra Pick!6. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046

7. The Pale King
David Foster Wallace, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316074230
8. Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022557
9. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
10. She Walks in Beauty
Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401341459
11. Live Wire
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525952060
Okra Pick!12. Gone with a Handsomer Man
Michael Lee West, Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312571221

13. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
14. The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307593498
15. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378392

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
4. The Dukan Diet
Pierre Dukan, Crown Archetype, $26, 9780307887962
5. Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593
6. Every Day by the Sun
Dean Faulkner Wells, Crown, $25, 9780307591043
7. Reading My Father
Alexandra Styron, Scribner, $25, 9781416591795
8. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
9. The Best Advice I Ever Got
Katie Couric, Random House, $26, 9780812992779
10. Cooking in the Moment
Andrea Reusing, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307463890
11. My Father's Daughter
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $30, 9780446557313
12. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
13. The 17 Day Diet
Dr.Mike Moreno, Free Press, $25, 9781451648652
14. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
Okra Pick!15. A Southerly Course
Martha Hall Foose, Clarkson Potter, $32.5, 9780307464286

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
7. My Name Is Mary Sutter
Robin Oliveira, Penguin, $15, 9780143119135
8. Imperfect Birds
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $15, 9781594485046
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
11. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Paolo Giordano, Penguin, $15, 9780143118596
12. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
14. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's, $13.95, 9780312370848
15. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
4. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
6. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829
7. Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $15, 9780307453280
8. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
9. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
10. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
11. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
12. Lunch in Paris
Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. The Sweet Life in Paris
David Lebovitz, Broadway, $14, 9780767928892
15. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158

Mass Market

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $7.99, 9781616200718
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
3. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
4. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $7.99, 9781455500239
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
6. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441020157
7. Caught
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232700
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

Children's Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden, $5.99, 9780375827785
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
5. The Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389
6. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734197
7. Home for a Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown, Gustaf Tenggren (Illus.), Golden, $6.99, 9780375861284
8. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
9. Happy Easter, Curious George
Margret Rey, et al., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99, 9780547048253
10. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341

Children's Interest

1. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
2. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
3. Big Nate Boredom Buster
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $10.99, 9780062060945
4. A World Without Heroes
Brandon Mull, Aladdin, $19.99, 9781416997924
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
7. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
8. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
9. Eona
Alison Goodman, Viking, $19.99, 9780670063116
10. Nature Girl
Jane A. Kelley, Yearling, $6.99, 9780375856358

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255007
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, #11)
Rick Riordan, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545290593
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
6. Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider Adventures, #9)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250576
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
9. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915

 


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:

Charles Clotfelter, author of BIG-TIME SPORTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (May 2 2011)

Carlos Franz, author of The Absent Sea at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 2 2011)

RM Ryan, author of Vaudeville In The Dark at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (May 2 2011)

Doug Phillips, author of Discovering Alabama Wetlands at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/03/2011)

Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World at Literary Bookpost in Salisbury, NC  (05/03/2011)

Mike Huckabee, author of A Simple Government at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (05/03/2011)

STARSWendy Wax, author of Let’s Hear It for the Girls at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (May 3 2011)

Roger Reid, author of Time at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/03/2011)

Candace Bushnell, author of Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 3 2011)

Howard Wasserman, author of Institutional Failures at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 3 2011)

Jim Shepard, author of YOU THINK THAT'S BAD: STORIES at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (May 3 2011)

STARSDiane Chamberlain, author of THE MIDWIFE'S CONFESSION at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (May 3 2011)

Laura Duksta, author of You Are a Gift to the World at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 3 2011)

Freddi Williams Evans, author of CONGO SQUARE: African Roots in New Orleans at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 3 2011)

Tracy Revels, author of Shadowfall at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (May 4 2011)

STARSMary Alice Monroe, author of Butterfly's Daughter at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (May 4 2011)

Dr. Celestino Heres, author of Unpardonable Crimes: The Legacy of Fidel Castro at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 4 2011)

Melody Golding, author of Panther Tract: Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississipp at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (May 4 2011)

Dr. Jane Statlander, author of Philip Roth's Postmodern American Romance at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 4 2011)

Adam Chester, author of S'Mother at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 4 2011)

Jen Lancaster, author of If You Were Here at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (May 4 2011)

Lawrence J. Cohen, author of THE ART OF ROUGHHOUSING at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 5 2011)

Julie Smith, author of Cursebusters at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 5 2011)

Patricia Wells, author of SALAD AS A MEAL: HEALTHY MAIN-DISH SALADS FOR EVER at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (May 5 2011)

Nell Dickerson, author of Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (May 5 2011)

Mary Jones Noble, author of Itsy Rabbit and Friends-First Adventure at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/5/2011)

Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/05/2011)

Matt Matthews, author of Mercy Creek at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (May 5 2011)

Sloane Crosley, author of How Did You Get This Number at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 5 2011)

Mary Jones Noble, author of Itsy Rabbit and Friends-First Adventure at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/5/2011)

Therese Fowler, author of Exposure at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (May 5 2011)

Elaine Viets, author of Pumped for Murder at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (May 6 2011)

Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/06/2011)

STARSShellie Tomlinson, author of Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/06/2011)

STARSDiane Chamberlain, author of The Midwife's Confession at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (May 6 2011)

Alex Kudera, author of Fight for Your Long Day at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (May 6 2011)

STARSKaren White, author of The Beach Trees at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (May 6 2011)

Phaedra Hise, author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (May 6 2011)

Amy Benson Brown, author of The Book of Sarah at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (May 6 2011)

Katie Crouch, author of The Magnolia League at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 6 2011)

John Sayles, author of A Moment in the Sun at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/07/2011)

Richie Jean Jackson, author of The House by the Side of the Road at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/07/2011)

Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Color of Night at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 7 2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/7/2011)

Margaret Cardillo, author of Just Being Audrey at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 7 2011)

D.J MacHale, author of The Black at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 7 2011)

Therese Fowler, author of Exposure at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (May 7 2011)

STARSLiza Wieland, author of Quickening at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (May 7 2011)

C. Michael Forsyth, author of Hour of the Beast at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (05/07/2011)

Bob Glennon, author of The Hardees Girls at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/07/2011)

Sherry Michelle, author of Chaos at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (May 7 2011)

Sarah Foster, author of Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (May 7 2011)

Ted Dunagan, author of Secret of the Satilfa at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (05/07/2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/7/2011)

Caroline Taylor Taylor, author of What Are Friends For? at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (May 8 2011)

Artie Bennett, author of The Butt Book at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 8 2011)

Cheri Huber, author of What You Practice is What You Have at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/08/2011)

STARSKaren White, author of The Beach Trees at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/08/2011)

Robin Black, author of If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This: Fiction at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/09/2011)

Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Rea at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (May 9 2011)

Amanda Hodgkinson, author of 22 Britannia Road at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 9 2011)

Wayne Pacelle, author of The Bond at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 9 2011)

Tina Sloan, author of CHANGING SHOES: Getting Older - Not Old - with Sty at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (May 10 2011)

Katie Crouch, author of The Magnolia League at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 10 2011)

Christy English, author of To Be Queen at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (May 10 2011)

Donald Davis, author of Free-Range Childhood at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (May 11 2011)

John Sayles, author of A Moment in the Sun at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 11 2011)

Donald Davis, author of TALES FROM A FREE-RANGE CHILDHOOD at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/11/2011)

STARSJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (May 12 2011)

Therese Fowler, author of Exposure at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (05/12/2011)

Terri Kirby Erickson, author of In The Palms of Angels at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/12/2011)

Marly Youmans, author of The Throne of Psyche at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (May 12 2011)

Pearl Cleage, author of Just Wanna Testify at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (May 12 2011)

Marc Freedman, author of Marc Freedman at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 12 2011)

STARSMary Alice Monroe, author of Butterfly's Daughter at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (05/12/2011)

Katie Crouch, author of The Magnolia League at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/12/2011)

Terri Kirby Erickson, author of In The Palms of Angels at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/12/2011)

Neal Shusterman, author of Neal Shusterman at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 12 2011)

Lourdes Castro, author of Latin Grilling at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 13 2011)

STARSJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (May 13 2011)

Laura A Alston, author of My Pet Rocky Renee at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/13/2011)

Laura A Alston, author of My Pet Rocky Renee at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/13/2011)

Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/13/2011)

Okra Pick!Martha Hall Foose, author of A Southerly Course at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 13 2011)

STARSMarjorie Hudson, author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Short Stories at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (May 14 2011)

Sean Keefer, author of The Trust at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/14/2011)

Sean Keefer, author of The Trust at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/14/2011)

Alex Kudera, author of Fight for Your Long Day at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (May 14 2011)

David Haynes, author of Motorcycling Alabama at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (05/14/2011)

Donald Muir Bradburn, author of LAST BARRIERS: Photographs of Wilderness in the Gu at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (May 15 2011)

Carolyn S Peterson, author of Fishing For Memories at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (5/15/2011)

Eric Lamet, author of A Child al Confino at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 15 2011)

Carolyn S Peterson, author of Fishing For Memories at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (5/15/2011)

John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (May 15 2011)

Tommy Hays, author of In the Family Way at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (05/15/2011)

Mark Kurlansky, author of Mark Kurlansky at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 16 2011)

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of NEVER LET A FOOL KISS YOU OR A KISS FOOL YOU at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (May 17 2011)

Mark Kurlansky, author of World Without Fish at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (May 17 2011)

Silvia Giagnoni, author of Fields of Resistance at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (May 17 2011)

Southern Indie Bestseller List 04/17/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, April 17, 2011

Columbia, SC - April 22, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, April 17, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Okra Pick!Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross (fiction) buy now!
  • The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell (fiction) buy now!
  • Live Wire by Harlan Coben (fiction) buy now!
  • The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (fiction) buy now!
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.) (fiction) buy now!
  • One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (fiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Cooking in the Moment by Andrea Reusing (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, et al (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Tupelo Honey Café by Elizabeth Sims (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Ape House by Sara Gruen (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (mass market) buy now!
  • The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark (mass market) buy now!
  • Arthur Turns Green by Marc Tolon Brown (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.) (children's illuatrated) buy now!
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.) (children's interest) buy now!
  • Alabama Moon by Watt Key (children's interest) buy now!

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M. Auel, Crown, $30, 9780517580516
3. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
4. The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069359
5. The Pale King
David Foster Wallace, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316074230
6. Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022557
7. She Walks in Beauty
Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401341459
Okra Pick!8. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046
9. Horoscopes for the Dead
Billy Collins, Random House, $24, 9781400064922
10. Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $28, 9781439102725
11. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378392
12. The Peach Keeper
Sarah Addison Allen, Bantam, $25, 9780553807226
13. Live Wire
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525952060
14. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
15. One Was a Soldier
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312334895

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
4. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
5. Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593
6. Cooking in the Moment
Andrea Reusing, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307463890
7. The 17 Day Diet
Dr.Mike Moreno, Free Press, $25, 9781451648652
8. The Best Advice I Ever Got
Katie Couric, Random House, $26, 9780812992779
9. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Manning Marable, Viking, $30, 9780670022205
10. I'm Over All That
Shirley MacLaine, Atria Books, $22, 9781451607291
11. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
Okra Pick!12. A Southerly Course
Martha Hall Foose, Clarkson Potter, $32.5, 9780307464286
13. Change Anything
Kerry Patterson, et al., Business Plus, $26.99, 9780446573917
14. Tupelo Honey Café
Elizabeth Sims, Andrews McMeel, $29.99, 9781449400644
15. All That Is Bitter and Sweet
Ashley Judd, Ballantine, $26, 9780345523617

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
7. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Paolo Giordano, Penguin, $15, 9780143118596
8. Imperfect Birds
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $15, 9781594485046
9. My Name Is Mary Sutter
Robin Oliveira, Penguin, $15, 9780143119135
10. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
11. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
12. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
13. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
14. Ape House
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $15, 9780385523226
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
4. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
5. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
6. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
9. Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $15, 9780307453280
STARS10. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829
13. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
15. Lunch in Paris
Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789

Mass Market

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $7.99, 9781616200718
2. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $7.99, 9781455500239
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. Caught
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232700
5. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573404
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
8. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441020157
9. The Shadow of Your Smile
Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439180983
10. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144

Children's Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
3. I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden, $5.99, 9780375827785
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Arthur Turns Green
Marc Tolon Brown, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316129244
6. Little White Rabbit
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $16.99, 9780062006424
7. Splat the Cat: Where's the Easter Bunny?
Rob Scotton, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780061978616
8. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
9. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
10. The Golden Egg Book
Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illus.), Golden, $8.99, 9780375827174

Children's Interest

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
2. Big Nate Boredom Buster
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $10.99, 9780062060945
3. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9781419700507
4. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
5. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
6. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316043120
7. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
8. The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $6.99, 9780394820378
9. Alabama Moon
Watt Key, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312384289
10. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, #4)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781442403543
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
6. Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, #11)
Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Peter Lerangis (Illus.), Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545290593
7. Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider Adventures, #9)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250576
8. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
9. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 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:

Holly Iglesias, author of Angles of Approach at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (April22 2011)

Alan Cheuse, author of Song of Slaves in the Desert at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (April 22 2011)

STARSPatricia Harman, author of Arms Wide Open at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/22/2011)

Rina Jakubowicz, author of Choose Peace: A Practical Guide into Consciousness at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (April 22 2011)

STARSRobert Macomber, author of Honor Bound at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (04/22/2011)

Andrea Reusing, author of Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (April 22 2011)

Rye Barcott, author of IT HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WAR: A MARINE'S PATH TO at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (April 22 2011)

Steve Roberts, author of Another Word for Home at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (April 23 2011)

STARSMaggie Bishop, author of Perfect for Framing at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (4/23/2011)

Lori Roy, author of Bent Road at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (April 23 2011)

Okra Pick!Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (April 23 2011)

Tamara Park, author of Sacred Encounters From Rome to Jerusalem at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (April 23 2011)

STARSMaggie Bishop, author of Perfect for Framing at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (4/23/2011)

Robert Scott Davis, author of Civil War Atlanta at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (April 23 2011)

Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (April 25 2011)

David Blevins, author of WILD NORTH CAROLINA: Discovering the Wonders of Ou at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (April 26 2011)

Sara Foster, author of Southern Kitchen at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (April 26 2011)

Joe Yonan, author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (April 26 2011)

Jennifer Bower, author of ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN NORTH CAROLINA at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (April 27 2011)

Roger Stolle, author of HIDDEN HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI BLUES at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (April 27 2011)

Tracey Jackson, author of BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: WHY FIFTY IS NOT at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (April 28 2011)

Robin Oliveira, author of MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (April 28 2011)

Andrea Reusing, author of COOKING IN THE MOMENT at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/28/2011)

Elizabeth Sims, author of Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (04/28/2011)

Dr. Neal Barnard, author of 21 DAY WEIGHT LOSS KICKSTART: BOOST METABOLISM, LO at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (April 28 2011)

Christy English, author of To Be Queen at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (04/28/2011)

Okra Pick!Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (April 28 2011)

STARSJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (April 29 2011)

Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run: A Hdden Tribe, Superathletes, and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/29/2011)

Jonathan Balcombe, author of Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (April 29 2011)

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of THE LAST STAND: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Batt at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (April 29 2011)

Robin Oliveira, author of MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/30/2011)

Robert Harris, author of Why Why, God, Why? at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/30/2011)

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of THE LAST STAND: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Batt at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (April 30 2011)

Lynn Salsi, author of The Life and Times of Ray Hicks: Keeper of the Jac at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (4/30/2011)

Lynn Salsi, author of The Life and Times of Ray Hicks: Keeper of the Jac at Yellow Dog Books in Madison, MS  (4/30/2011)

Linda Greene Dean, author of Wally Rooster's Big Move at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC  (4/30/2011)

Eleanor Lynn Nesmith, author of 30A Style at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/30/2011)

Mickey Beckham, author of Messengers Among Us at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (04/30/2011)

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The Tragedy of the Whales at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (April 30 2011)

Miriam Smith, author of POINT TO HAPPY: For Children on the Autism Spectru at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (April 30 2011)