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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010
Columbia, SC - August 21, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 15, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

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

  • The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke (fiction)
  • Burn by Nevada Barr (fiction)
  • The Lion by Nelson DeMille (fiction)
  • Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush (nonfiction)
  • In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne Touhy (nonfiction)
  • The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo(nonfiction)
  • Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees (nonfiction)
  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler (nonfiction)
  • Composed by Rosanne Cash (nonfiction)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (paperback fiction)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (paperback fiction)
  • Serena by Ron Rash (paperback fiction)
  • Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (paperback fiction)
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy (paperback fiction)
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (paperback fiction)
  • Rising from Katrina by Kathleen Koch (paperback nonfiction)
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • Same King of Different as Me by Ron Hall (paperback nonfiction)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction)
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (paperback nonfiction)
  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler (paperback nonfiction)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)
  • The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews (children's illustrated)
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (children's illustrated)
  • Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beuaty Day by Jane O'Connor (children's illustrated)
  • First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg (children's illustrated)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (children's interest)
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (children's interest)
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272584
4. The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise
Julia Stuart, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385533287
5. The Rembrandt Affair
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156588
6. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128299
7. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9781400065455
8. The Red Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563723
9. Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294270
10. Burn
Nevada Barr, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312614560
11. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly, $24.95, 9780802119285
12. The Lion
Nelson DeMille, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446580830
13. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385501125
14. I Curse the River of Time
Per Petterson, Graywolf, $23, 9781555975562
15. Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $26, 9781400066407

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
2. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
3. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
4. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $27.50, 9781416591054
5. Packing for Mars
Mary Roach, Norton, $25.95, 9780393068474
6. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
7. In a Heartbeat
Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Holt, $24, 9780805093384
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
9. The Murder Room
Michael Capuzzo, Gotham, $26, 9781592401420
10. Let's Take the Long Way Home
Gail Caldwell, Random House, $23, 9781400067381
11. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
12. Coming Back Stronger
Drew Brees, Tyndale, $26.99, 9781414339436
13. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
14. Composed
Rosanne Cash, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021963
15. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
6. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $14, 9780743273565
9. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307474711
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $15, 9781416550556
12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
13. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844
14. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Washington Square Press, $15, 9780743294300
15. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
4. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
5. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
6. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
8. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
9. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
10. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Rising from Katrina
Kathleen Koch, John F. Blair Publisher, $14.95, 9780895873842
13. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
14. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
15. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pinkalicious: School Rules!
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061928857
3. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009
4. How Rocket Learned to Read
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9780375858994
5. Dog Loves Books
Louise Yates, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375864490
6. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
7. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061927324
8. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915253
9. First Day Jitters
Julie Danneberg, Judy Love (Illus.), Charlesbridge, $6.95, 9781580890618
10. City Dog, Country Frog
Mo Willems, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423103004

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illus.), Harper, $5.99, 9780061914614
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
3. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future
Dav Pilkey, Blue Sky, $9.99, 9780545175302
4. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
6. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
8. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
9. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest, $10, 9780156012195
10. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724

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. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316067935
6. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
7. The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7)
Eoin Colfer, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423128199
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
10. SkyClan's Destiny (Warriors Super Edition)
Erin Hunter, Harper, $17.99, 9780061699948


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:

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 23 2010)

Suzanne Collins, author of Mockingjay at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (August 23 2010)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 23 2010)

John Woodin, author of City of Memory at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 24 2010)

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/24/2010)

Georgia Mullen, author of Wixumlee at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (August 24 2010)

Tom Bibey, author of The Mandolin Case at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/25/2010)

Amy Dickinson, author of [The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daugh at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 25 2010)

Eileen Schwab, author of Promise Bridge at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/25/2010)

Michael Knight, author of The Typist at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/25/2010)

L.J. Davenport, author of Nature Journal at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/26/2010)

Cathy Langston, author of What It Means When God Goes On Strike at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/26/2010)

Ludwig Bemelmans, author of Madeline and the Gypsies at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/26/2010)

Joshilyn Jackson, author of Backseat Saints at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (August 26 2010)

Gary R. Mullen, author of Philip Henry Gosse at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/26/2010)

Michael Knight, author of The Typist at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/26/2010)

Sara Bright, author of Butterflies of Alabama at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/26/2010)

Brent Martin, author of A Shout in the Woods at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (August 27 2010)

Lynn Kostoff, author of Late Rain at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/27/2010)

Chad Gibbs, author of God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/27/2010)

Cindy Smith, author of Time in Contention 2: The Return from Prescott at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (August 27 2010)

Ellen Crosby, author of The Viognier Vendetta at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 27 2010)

Leigh Somerville McMillan, author of It All Started With A Dog at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/28/2010)

HA Olsen, author of A Lone Palm Stands at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 28 2010)

Ruby Falconer, author of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology: Your Planetary Relati at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (August 28 2010)

Mary Palmer, author of To Catch a Fish at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/28/2010)

Pamela Fiori, author of In the Spirit of Capri at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 28 2010)

Diseen Duhamel, author of Poetry of Healing at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 28 2010)

Dave Pearson, author of Storm at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 29 2010)

Michele Manderine, author of Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/29/2010)

Michael Beadle, author of Images of America: Waynesville at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (August 29 2010)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 29 2010)

Carl Hiaasen, author of Star Island at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 30 2010)