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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, February 13, 2011
Columbia, SC - February 20, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 13, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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Hardcover Fiction

1. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
4. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
6. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
7. The Death Instinct
Jed Rubenfeld, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487828
8. Tick Tock
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316037914
9. The Inner Circle
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446577892
10. The Sentry
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157073
11. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
12. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
13. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
14. A Red Herring Without Mustard
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342322
Okra Pick!15. Electric Barracuda
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061876899

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
3. Known and Unknown
Donald Rumsfeld, Sentinel, $36, 9781595230676
4. I Beat the Odds
Michael Oher, Gotham, $26, 9781592406128
5. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
6. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
7. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
8. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
9. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
10. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
11. The Hidden Reality
Brian Greene, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307265630
12. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
13. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
14. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595591
15. Tough Without a Gun
Stefan Kanfer, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271006

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
4. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
5. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
6. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
8. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
9. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
12. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
13. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
14. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
15. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
3. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
4. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
5. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
6. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
7. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
13. The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande, Picador, $15, 9780312430009
14. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
15. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014

Mass Market

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
5. Deliver Us From Evil
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9780446564076
6. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. The Bricklayer
Noah Boyd, Harper, $9.99, 9780061827020
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Split Image
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425239735

Children's Illustrated

1. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
4. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399256004
5. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
6. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
7. Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom
Marilyn Singer, Lee Wildish (Illus.), Knopf, $7.99, 9780375867101
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.99, 9780547131078
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

Children's Interest

1. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780061969553
2. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
3. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
6. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
7. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
8. Monkey See, Monkey Draw
Alex Beard, Abrams, $16.95, 9780810989702
9. I Broke My Trunk!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133094
10. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, Harper, $7.99, 9780061120268

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
3. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
10. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957

 


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:

Lisa Napoli, author of RADIO SHANGRI-LA: WHAT i LEARNED IN BHUTAN, THE HA at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 22 2011)

Ron Rash, author of Burning Bright: Stories at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Feb 22 2011)

Bob Brown, author of Defining Moments at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Feb 22 2011)

Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Feb 23 2011)

Eric Myers, author of Elements & Evolution: The Spiritual Landscape of A at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/23/2011)

Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Ha at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/23/11)

Patti Digh, author of LIFE IS A VERB: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, an at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Feb 24 2011)

Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Ha at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/24/2011)

Randy Wayne White, author of Night Vision at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Feb 24 2011)

Laurie Bakke, author of Laurie Bakke's Cookbook at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (02/24/2011)

Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-La at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Feb 25 2011)

Lily Guzman, author of The Space BNetween the Olives at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/25/2011)

Steve Berry, author of The Emporer's Tomb at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Feb 25 2011)

William Auman, author of Pioneer Paddling: Colonial Carolina at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/25/2011)

Richard Picciuto, author of Riches: Haiku and Senryu at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/25/2011)

Brian Hicks, author of "Toward the Setting Sun" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/25/2011)

William Cunningham, author of Three-Stone Fires: A Novel of Haiti in 1982 at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Feb 25 2011)

Colette Tatum, author of Mardi Gras: An Alphabet Parade at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/26/2011)

John Borack, author of John Lennon: Life Is What Happens at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Feb 26 2011)

Heather St. Aubin-Stout, author of Not My Mother's Journey at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Feb 26 2011)

Steve Berry, author of The Emperor's Tomb at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Feb 26 2011)

Peter Hubin, author of THE GENERAL'S DEN: AN AMAZING DISCOVERY IN THE FOR at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (Feb 26 2011)

STARSE.B. Alston, author of Hammer Spade and the Four Horsemen at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/26/2011)

Shelia Moses, author of JOSEPH'S GRACE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Feb 26 2011)

Troy Gilbert, author of CAFÉ DEGAS COOKBOOK at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Feb 26 2011)

Okra Pick!Tim Dorsey, author of Electric Barracuda at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/26/2011)

Carl Kenney, author of Backslide at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (Feb 26 2011)

Heather St Aubin-Stout, author of Not My Mother's Journey at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (2/27/2011)

Pamela Schoenewaldt, author of When We Were Strangers at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/27/2011)

Ruth Moose, author of Dreaming in Color at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Feb 27 2011)