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Southern Indie Bestseller List 07/10/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, July 10, 2011

Columbia, SC - July 14, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 10, 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!
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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!

  • Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares (fiction) buy now!
  • The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason (fiction) buy now!
  • Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Story of Charlotte’s Web by Michael Sims (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook(nonfiction) buy now!
  • Love Wins by Rob Bell (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (paperback fiction)buy now!
  • I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (mass market)buy now!
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (mass market)buy now!
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (mass market)buy now!
  • Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), (children's illustrated)buy now!

 

Hardcover Fiction


1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
3. One Summer
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446583145
4. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274
5. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
6. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
7. Silver Girl
Elin Hilderbrand, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316099660
8. The Girl in the Blue Beret
Bobbie Ann Mason, Random House, $26, 9781400067183
9. Maine
J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126
10. Against All Enemies
Tom Clancy, Peter Telep, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157301
11. Smokin' Seventeen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527684
12. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
13. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
14. Sisterhood Everlasting
Ann Brashares, Random House, $25, 9780385521222
15. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.50, 9781416571766
3. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
4. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
5. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
6. Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
7. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
STARS8. The New Southern Garden Cookbook
Sheri Castle, University of North Carolina Press, $35, 9780807834657

9. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
10. The Story of Charlotte's Web
Michael Sims, Walker & Company, $25, 9780802777546
11. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
12. The 17 Day Diet
Dr. Mike Moreno, Free Press, $25, 9781451648652
13. Tomatoland
Barry Estabrook, Andrews McMeel, $19.99, 9781449401092
14. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
15. Area 51
Annie Jacobsen, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316132947

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
4. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
5. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
6. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

7. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
8. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
9. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Ballantine, $15, 9780812977165
10. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
Okra Pick!11. The Reservoir
John Milliken Thompson, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514443

12. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446556125
13. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
14. French Lessons
Ellen Sussman, Ballantine, $15, 9780345522771
15. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648

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. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
6. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
7. The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $18, 9780143119609
8. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
9. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
10. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
11. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316069885
12. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
13. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
14. My Horizontal Life
Chelsea Handler, Bloomsbury, $14.95, 9781582346182
15. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
5. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
6. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
9. Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $8.99, 9780312383312
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159

Children's Illustrated


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
3. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
4. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734197
5. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

6. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803734074
7. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
8. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648
9. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926

Children's Interest


1. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
2. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
3. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
5. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
6. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
7. Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316058438
8. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
9. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756682576
10. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393

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. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
5. Twisted (Pretty Little Liars #9)
Sara Shepard, Harper Teen, $16.99, 9780062081018
6. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
7. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Puffin Books, $7.99, 9780142417225
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries 3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

 


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 Thompson, author of he Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosse at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/16/2011)

STARSAlan Gratz, author of FANTASY BASEBALL at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA  (July 16 2011)

Jimmy Creech, author of Adam’s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Def at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 16 2011)

Kathryn Daley, author of Efficiency Fitness at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 16 2011)

John R Garland, author of Endor The Wizard at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/16/2011)

Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place: Traditional Cherokee Dishes, at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 16 2011)

Lisa Baron, author of Life of the Party at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 16 2011)

David Burl Morris, author of Sarah's Long Run: 11,134 Miles at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (July 16 2011)

Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 16 2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 16 2011)

Kyle P. Harper, author of Free Me Forever: How I Bought 29 Houses in 24 Mont at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 17 2011)

Marilyn Jody, author of Letter to Emily at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/17/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 17 2011)

JANET REITMAN, author of INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MOST SE at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (July 18 2011)

Gail Simone, author of Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/18/2011)

Okra Pick!John Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/18/2011)

Okra Pick!Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (07/18/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (July 18 2011)

Okra Pick!John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (July 19 2011)

Okra Pick!Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/19/2011)

Jenny Wingfield, author of The Homecoming of Samuel Lake at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (July 19 2011)

Crickett Rumley, author of Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 20 2011)

Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 20 2011)

Emma Donoghue, author of Room at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/20/2011)

Brian Ray, author of Unknown Female at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 21 2011)

Helen Losse, author of Seriously Dangerous at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (July 21 2011)

Rodney Smith, author of tepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha’s Libera at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/21/2011)

Todd Keith, author of Insider's Guide to Birmingham at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (07/21/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 22 2011)

Linn Stepp, author of For Six Good Reasons at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 22 2011)

Brian Ray, author of Unknown Female at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/22/2011)

Okra Pick!John Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 22 2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 22 2011)

Rosemary Smith, author of Lizzy Walks on the Wild Side at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 23 2011)

Susie Greene, author of Pocket Guide to Riches at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/23/2011)

Susan Whitfield, author of Sin Creek at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/23/2011)

Rick McDaniel, author of An Irresistible History of Southern Food at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/23/2011)

STARSSheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (July 23 2011)

Deanna Raybourn, author of The Dark Inquiry at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (July 23 2011)

Tom Weiner, author of Called to Serve: Stories of the Men and Women Conf at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 23 2011)

John Ferling, author of Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 23 2011)

Jeff Vandermeer, author of Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhi at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/24/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Down River at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 25 2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 26 2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 27 2011)

Preston Lauterbach, author of THE CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT AND THE ROAD TO ROCK AND ROLL at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (July 27 2011)

Mandi Stanley, author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters: An A-Z Checklist at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 28 2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 28 2011)

Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 28 2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Bible Salesman at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 28 2011)

Nancy Brewer, author of Beyond Sandy Ridge at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (July 28 2011)

Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of The Orchard at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 29 2011)

Brad Thor, author of Full Black at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 29 2011)

Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of The Orchard at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 29 2011)

STARSWilliam Mangum, author of North Carolina Beautiful at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/30/2011)

Rick McDaniel, author of An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Cen at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 30 2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Night Train at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 30 2011)

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 30 2011)

Martin Dyckman, author of Reubin O’D at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

Louise Nelson, author of The Aroma & Memories of Grandma's & Mama's Kitchen at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

Stephanie Schmitz, author of Let It Bleed: A Novel at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 31 2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/31/2011)