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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 16, 2011
Columbia, SC - January 20, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 16, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
2. The Inner Circle
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446577892
3. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
4. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
5. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
6. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
7. Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Susan Vreeland, Random House, $26, 9781400068166
8. The Sentry
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157073
9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
10. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
11. The Lake of Dreams
Kim Edwards, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022175
12. Dead or Alive
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157233
13. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
Okra Pick!14. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
15. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157219

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
Okra Pick!4. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
5. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595591
6. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
7. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
8. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
9. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
10. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
11. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
12. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
13. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
14. Apollo's Angels
Jennifer Homans, Random House, $35, 9781400060603
15. Bonhoeffer
Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson, $29.99, 9781595551382

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. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
4. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
6. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
7. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
8. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. Winter Garden
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312663155
11. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
12. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
13. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
14. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. The Book of Awakening
Mark Nepo, Conari, $18.95, 9781573241175
3. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
4. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
5. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
6. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
STARS7. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
8. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014
9. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
10. Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurants 2011
Zagat, $14.95, 9781604783100
11. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810
12. Public Enemies
Bernard-Henri Levy, Michel Houellebecq, Random House, $17, 9780812980783
13. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
14. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
15. Sin in the Second City
Karen Abbott, Random House, $15, 9780812975994

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. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton, Warner, $7.99, 9780446607254
4. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
5. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425238110
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. The First Rule
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425238127
9. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
10. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
5. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Philomel, $21.99, 9780399208539
7. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
8. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
9. The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800011
10. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375

CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. Across the Universe
Beth Revis, Razorbill, $17.99, 9781595143976
3. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Jacqueline Kelly, Square Fish, $7.99, 9780312659301
4. Scholastic Book of World Records
Scholastic, $10.99, 9780545237482
5. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
6. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
8. Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
Pablo Hidalgo, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545271776
9. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
10. Turtle in Paradise
Jennifer L. Holm, Random House, $16.99, 9780375836886

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
6. Awakened (House of Night, Book 8)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9780312650247
7. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061944345
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947


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:

Karen Abbott, author of American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Ti at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/21/2011)

Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/21/2011)

Beth Hoffman, author of "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/21/2011)

Edwidge Danticat, author of Haiti Noir at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 22 2011)

Carlotta Walls Lanier, author of A Mighty Long Way at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/22/2011)

STARSKathryn Magendie, author of Sweetie at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Jan 22 2011)

Red Green, author of How to do Everything - From the Man Who Should Kno at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (01/22/11)

Stephen Smith, author of A SHORT REPORT ON THE FIRE AT WOOLWORTHS: Selected at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 23 2011)

STARSWayne Greenhaw, author of Fighting the Devil in Dixie at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/23/11)

Charles McKinney, author of Greater Freedom: The Evolution of the Civil Rights at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Jan 24 2011)

Barbara Isenberg, author of Conversations with Frank Gehry at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 24 2011)

Gerald Blaine, author of Gerald Blaine Discussing and signing The Kennedy D at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 24 2011)

Susan Hasler, author of Intelligence at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Jan 24 2011)

Michael Koryta, author of THE CYPRESS HOUSE at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Jan 24 2011)

Tim Dorsey, author of ELECTRIC BARRACUDA at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Jan 27 2011)

Jeanette Walls, author of Half Broke Horses at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 27 2011)

Juliette Fay, author of Deep Down True at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 28 2011)

Karen Fritz, author of Blind Vision at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/28/2011)

Susan Hasler, author of "Intelligence" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/28/2011)

Laura Baylor, author of Mindful Makeover for Moms at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/28/2011 )

STARSAnne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/29/2011)