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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 15, 2009
Columbia, SC -November 18, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 15, 2009. 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 Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501
4. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
5. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
7. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
8. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
9. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
10. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
11. The Gathering Storm
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $29.99, 9780765302304
12. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
13. No Less Than Victory
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497925
14. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166317
15. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595168

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
2. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
3. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
4. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
5. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
6. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
7. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
8. Guinness World Records 2010
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994503
9. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
10. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
11. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
12. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
Okra Pick!13. Give My Poor Heart Ease
William Ferris, University of North Carolina Press, $35, 9780807833254

14. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper, $25.99, 9780060596989
15. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

 

1. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
3. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
6. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
8. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

9. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
10. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
11. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
12. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
14. The Girl on Legare Street
Karen White, New American Library, $15, 9780451227997
15. Bed of Roses
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425230077

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
2. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
3. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
4. Do the Right Thing
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $15, 9781595230577
5. The Pat Conroy Cookbook
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $16.95, 9780385532716
6. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
7. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
8. Christmas Ideals
Ideals Publications, $8.99, 9780824913236
9. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
10. Nightlight: A Parody
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
12. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316346627
13. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
14. Our Choices
Al Gore, Rodale, $26.99, 9781594867347
15. The Essential Book of Useless Information
Donald A. Voorhees, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535369

 

 

MASS MARKET 

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
5. Bone by Bone
Carol O'Connell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425231050
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
10. Rough Weather
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230176

 

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
3. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
6. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
7. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
8. T Is for Turkey
Tanya Lee Stone, Gerald Kelley (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $4.99, 9780843125702
9. 10 Fat Turkeys
Tony Johnston, Rich Deas (Illus.), Cartwheel, $6.99, 9780545164696
10. I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden, $5.99, 978037582778

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
3. Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423121343
4. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
6. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
7. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
8. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
9. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
10. Flawed Dogs
Berkeley Breathed, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399252181

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
4. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
6. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
7. Tempted (House of Night)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9780312567484
8. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
9. In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
Jude Watson, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060462
10. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957

 

 



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:

 

Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of carolina at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (November 19 2009)

Douglas Rogers, author of The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 19 2009)

Eve Rizzo, author of Clarrie Hancock at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 19 2009)

Carlton Ward, Jr., author of FLORIDA COWBOYS: KEEPERS OF THE LAST FRONTIER at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (November 19 2009)

Elizabeth Strout, author of Abide With Me at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 19 2009)

Mike Yankoski, author of Under the Overpass at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/20/2009)

Joseph Gatins, author of We Were Dancing on a Volcano: Bloodlines and Fault at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (November 20 2009)

Nikki Giovanni, author of Hip Hop Speaks to Children at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 20 2009)

Alexander Fouros, author of Feast for the Gods at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (November 20 2009)

JoAnn Prichard and David Rae Morris, author of MY TWO OXFORDS at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (November 20 2009)

Stanley Lanzano, author of True Places at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/20/2009)

Alexia Helsley, author of The Hidden History of Greenville County at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (November 21 2009)

Omid Safi, author of Memories of Muhammad: Why The Prophet Matters at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (November 21 2009)

Sherri Shepherd, author of Permission Slips at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (November 21 2009)

Elizabeth Kane, author of Br’er Deer ‘n’ de Hot Peppas at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (November 21 2009)

J K Muta, author of Under Man's Spell at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 21 2009)

Joan Medlicott, author of The Ladies of Covington at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (11/21/2009)

Christopher Meekins, author of Elizabeth City and the Civil War at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (November 21 2009)

George Ivey, author of Up River at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/21/2009)

Peggy Tabor Millin, author of Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/22/2009)

Clive Cussler, author of The Wrecker at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 22 2009)

David Baldacci, author of True Blue at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/22/2009)

Ted and Matt Lee, author of Simple and Fresh at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 22 2009)

Gardnar Mulloy, author of As It Was at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 22 2009)

Armando Lucas Correa, author of En busca de Emma: Dos padres, una hija y el sueño at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 23 2009)

Alessandrina Lerner, author of Essence of Love at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 23 2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (November 23 2009)

Marjorie Rosen, author of Boom Town at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 24 2009)

Quentin Whitwell, author of If By Whiskey at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/27/2009)

Mark Gordon Smith, author of Harrisville at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/27/2009)

Laurie Ann Levin, author of God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 27 2009)

Tim Link, author of Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (November 29 2009)

Art Chansky, author of Light Blue Reign: How a City Slicker, a Quiet Kans at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 30 2009)

Omid Shafi, author of Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (December 1 2009)

Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (12/01/2009)

Rabbi Harold S Kushner, author of Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain Wor at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 2 2009)

Sam Stephenson, author of The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (December 3 2009)

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