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Southern Indie Bestseller List 08/21/2011

Columbia, SC - August 27, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 21, 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.

Hardcover Fiction


1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022694
3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
4. Iron House
John Hart, Thomas Dunne, $25.99, 9780312380342

5. The Family Fang
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $23.99, 9780061579035
6. The Magician King
Lev Grossman, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022311
7. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
9. Portrait of a Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $26.99, 9780062072184
10. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Crown, $24, 9780307887436
11. Cold Vengeance
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446554985
12. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
13. Turn of Mind
Alice LaPlante, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780802119773
14. Full Black
Brad Thor, Atria, $26.99, 9781416586616
15. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
3. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
4. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.50, 9781416571766
5. 1493
Charles C. Mann, Knopf, $30.50, 9780307265722
6. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
7. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
8. Prime Time
Jane Fonda, Random House, $27, 9781400066971
9. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
10. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
11. SEAL Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
12. Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
13. A First-Rate Madness
Nassir Ghaemi, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202957
14. The Chitlin' Circuit
Preston Lauterbach, Norton, $26.95, 9780393076523
15. Pure Sea Glass
Richard LaMotte, Celia Pearson (Photo.), Chesapeake Seaglass, $34.95, 9780975324608

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99, 9781250004345
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
7. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
8. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
9. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
10. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $14, 9780743273565
11. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

12. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
13. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
14. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446547604
15. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
2. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
5. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
6. You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312614201
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
8. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
9. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
10. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316069885
11. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
12. Southern Living Off the Eaten Path
Morgan Murphy, Editors Of Southern Living Magazine, Oxmoor House, $21.95, 9780848734459
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. The Emperor of All Maladies
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $18, 9781439170915
15. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943

Mass Market


1. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
2. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
4. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
5. The Confession
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128312
8. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
9. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

Children's Illustrated


1. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525422280
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061910241

4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Wizard of Oz Scanimation: 10 Classic Scenes from Over the Rainbow
Rufus Butler Seder (Illus.), Workman, $14.95, 9780761163732
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
7. I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

8. The Night Before Preschool
Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448454511
9. Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School
Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (Illus.), Greenwillow, $9.99, 9780062032744
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

Children's Interest


1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
2. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
4. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
5. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
6. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
7. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.5, 9780440421702
8. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
9. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423143437
10. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Richard Paul Evans, Mercury Ink, $17.99, 9781451656503

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Big Nate on a Roll
Lincoln Peirce, HarperCollins, $12.99, 9780061944383
5. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
6. Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545259088
7. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
8. Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House #46)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868245
9. The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol.1)
Jacqueline West, Puffin, $6.99, 9780142418727
10. Pretty Little Liars
Sara Shepard, Harper Teen, $8.99, 9780060887322