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Southern Indie Bestseller List 12/18/2011

For the week ending Sunday, December 18, 2011

Columbia, SC - December 27, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 18, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Hardcover Fiction

1. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959850
2. 11/22/63
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781451627282
3. The Litigators
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535137
4. Red Mist
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399158025
5. The Drop
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069410
6. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316126694
7. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307957122
8. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
9. The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG, $28, 9780374203054
10. 1Q84
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $30.50, 9780307593313
11. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385534635
12. V Is for Vengeance
Sue Grafton, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157868
13. Zero Day
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573016
14. Locked On
Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157318
15. The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547659

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781451648539
2. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. Jack Kennedy
Chris Matthews, S&S, $27.50, 9781451635089
5. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $35, 9780679456728
6. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $30, 9780374275631
7. Rin Tin Tin
Susan Orlean, S&S, $26.99, 9781439190135
8. Then Again
Diane Keaton, Random House, $26, 9781400068784
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor, Viking, $45, 9780670022700
10. The Swerve
Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $26.95, 9780393064476
11. Boomerang
Michael Lewis, Norton, $25.95, 9780393081817
12. The Time of Our Lives
Tom Brokaw, Random House, $26, 9781400064588
13. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
14. Arguably
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $30, 9781455502776
15. Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible
Paula Deen, S&S, $29.99, 9781416564072

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316038409
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307949493
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
6. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
7. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
8. A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $12.99, 9780765330345
9. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
12. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, Picador, $16, 9780312576462
13. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

14. The Best American Short Stories 2011
Geraldine Brooks, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780547242163
15. The Lake of Dreams
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $16, 9780143120360

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
2. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571480
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
4. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
5. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985446
6. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
7. Awkward Family Pet Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307888129
8. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
9. At Home
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767919395
10. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
11. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316001946
12. How to Live
Sarah Bakewell, Other Press, $16.95, 9781590514832
13. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
14. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
15. Dance First. Think Later.
Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras, Workman, $8.95, 9780761161707

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949486
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949509
9. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
10. Port Mortuary
Patricia D. Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243602

Children's Illustrated


1. I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655983
2. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
3. The Night Before Christmas
Jan Brett, Putnam, $20, 9780399256707
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
6. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
7. The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore, Corinne Malvern (Illus.), Golden, $3.99, 9780375863592
8. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
Michael Chabon, Jake Parker (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/Harper, $17.99, 9780061914621
9. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $17.99, 9780670011612
10. The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder (Illus.), Workman, $14.95, 9780761163732

Children's Interest


1. Every Thing On It
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $19.99, 9780061998164
2. Wonderstruck
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $29.99, 9780545027892
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $24.99, 9780439813785
4. War Horse
Michael Morpurgo, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545403351
5. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
Chris Van Allsburg, et al., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24.99, 9780547548104
6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060890742
7. Wildwood
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/Harper, $17.99, 9780062024688
8. LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
Hannah Dolan, DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756686970
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $27.99, 9780375856112
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
6. The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140597
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
9. Ivy and Bean
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
10. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $3.99, 9780679824114