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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, February 21, 2010
Columbia, SC -February 24 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 21, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
3. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399156199
4. The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
5. The Man From Beijing
Henning Mankell, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307271860
6. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
7. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
8. Bloodroot
Amy Greene, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269867
Okra Pick!9. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390

10. Worst Case
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036221
11. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
12. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156113
13. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
14. Roses
Leila Meacham, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446550000
15. Brava, Valentine
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $25.99, 9780061257070

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Game Change
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
3. Staying True
Jenny Sanford, Ballantine, $25, 9780345522399
4. The Politician
Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne, $24.99, 9780312640651
5. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
6. On the Brink
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Business Plus, $28.99, 9780446561938
7. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper, $25.99, 9780061583254
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
9. Drive
Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488849
10. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
11. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
12. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $27, 9780066211312
13. Making Toast
Roger Rosenblatt, Ecco, $21.99, 9780061825934
14. I Am an Emotional Creature
Eve Ensler, Villard, $20, 9781400061044
15. The Death of American Virtue
Ken Gormley, Crown, $35, 9780307409447

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $15, 9780812980530
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
9. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343497
11. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
12. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
13. The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $15, 9781416550556
14. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
15. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400078455
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn, Harper, $18.95, 9780060838652
10. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
11. An Altar in the World
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061370472
12. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
13. Animals Make Us Human
Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547248233
14. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
15. Blood Done Sign My Name
Timothy B. Tyson, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400083114

 

MASS MARKET

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446401203
5. Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane, Harper, $7.99, 9780061703256
6. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
7. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. The Silent Man
Alex Berenson, Jove, $9.99, 9780515147537
10. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316013567
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
5. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
6. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648
7. Barnyard Bath
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $8.95, 9780761147183
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson, HarperCollins, $6.99, 9780064430227
10. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $12.99, 9781423121718
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
3. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
4. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316042673
5. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
6. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne, David Fickling, $8.99, 9780385751537
7. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440414124
8. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
9. Going Bovine
Libba Bray, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385733977
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illus.), Collins Design, $16.99, 9780061886577

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
2. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
3. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
5. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
6. Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856501
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
10. The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, #7)
Peter Lerangis, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060479

 



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:

Eileen Flanagan, author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference: When to Make a at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 25 2010)

Vivian R. Jacobson, author of Sharing Chagall at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (February 25 2010)

Jenifer Bubenik, author of Thoughts from the Chicken Bus at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 25 2010)

Heinzelmannchen Brewery, author of Gnometown Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (February 25 2010)

Lisa McMann, author of Gone at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 25 2010)

Angella Nazarian, author of Life as a Visitor at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Clarence Nero, author of Temptations of Desire at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (February 25 2010)

Alix Dobkin, author of My Red Blood at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 25 2010)

Glenn H Mullin, author of Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Adrienne Lehrer, author of Wine and Conversation at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Nancy Anderson, author of Tough Talks for Tough Times at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/25/10)

Maria Finn, author of Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 26 2010)

Lisa McMann, author of Gone at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 26 2010)

Amy Green, author of "Bloodroot" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/26/2010)

Terence Holt, author of In The Valley of the Kings at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 26 2010)

Kay Hooper, author of Blood Ties at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (02/26/2010)

Austin Carty, author of HIGH POINTS AND LOWS Life, Faith and Figuring It at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (February 26 2010)

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt, author of Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/27/10)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/27/10)

Margaret Edds, author of Finding Sara at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (February 27 2010)

David Messer, author of Henry Roe Cloud at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (February 27 2010)

Wayne Caldwell, author of "Requiem by Fire" at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (February 27 2010)

Parice Parker, author of Aggravated Assault on Your Mind at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 27 2010)

Elyssa East, author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Gh at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (February 28 2010)

Melanie Snyder, author of Grace Goes To Prison at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (February 28 2010)

Julie Hyzy, author of Artistic License at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 28 2010)

Peter Blair, author of Farang at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 28 2010)

John Otis, author of Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerilla at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (March 1 2010)

Peter Lerangis, author of THE VIPER’S NEST at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (March 1 2010)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blues at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (March 1 2010)

Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (March 1 2010)

Henry Cole, author of A Nest For Celeste at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (March 1 2010)

Mara Shalhoup, author of The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (March 2 2010)

Jim Noles, author of Mighty By Sacrifice at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (March 2 2010)

Lisa See, author of Shanghai Girls at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (March 2 2010)

Austin Carty, author of Highs & Lows at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/02/2010)

Melissa Rooney, author of Eddie the Electron at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (March 2 2010)

George Bishop, author of LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (March 3 2010)

MIchael Young, author of Blues Booze and Barbecue at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (March 3 2010)

Johanna Moran, author of THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (March 4 2010)

Kathi Appelt, author of Brand-New Baby Blues at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (March 4 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/04/2010)

Emyl Jenkins, author of THE BIG STEAL at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (03/04/2010)

Doug Bostic, author of Historic Photos of South Carolina at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (March 5 2010)

Thomas Brown, Editor, author of "City of the Silent" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/05/2010)

J. T. Ellison, author of The Cold Room at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (March 5 2010)

George Ivey, author of Up River: A Novel of Attempted Restoration at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (March 5 2010)

Bruce W. Bytnar, author of A Park Ranger’s Life: Thirty-Two Years Protecting at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (March 6 2010)

Jacquelyn Ingram, author of Dakotas Doggie Tale at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (March 6 2010)

Erica Ridley, author of TOO WICKED TO KISS at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (March 7 2010)

David Hume, author of How to Go to Italy at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (March 7 2010)

Spencer Barnett, author of I'm Not Talking Fast You're Just Listening Slow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (March 7 2010)

Eddie Curran, author of The Governor of Goat Hill at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/09/10)

Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Will Jesus Buy Me A Double-Wide at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA  (March 9 2010)

Keith Thomson, author of Once A Spy at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/10/2010)

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