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Southern Independent Bestsellers 05/11/2008

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA,
for the week ended Sunday, May 11, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048
2. Careless in Red
Elizabeth George, Harper, $27.95, 9780061160875
3. The Appeal
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385515047
4. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $25, 9780307265739
5. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446195973
6. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $22.95, 9780375424489
7. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061438431
8. Phantom Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155000
9. Hold Tight
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950608
10. Where Are You Now?
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.95, 9781416566380
11. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594489587
12. Sundays at Tiffany's
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316014779
13. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $24.95, 9780441015894
14. The Plague of Doves
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $25.95, 9780060515126
15. A Dangerous Age
Ellen Gilchrist, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565125421

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. Audition
Barbara Walters, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307266460
3. A Remarkable Mother
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $22.95, 9781416562450
4. Ladies of Liberty
Cokie Roberts, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060782344
5. The Prince of Frogtown
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $24, 9781400040407
6. The Downhill Lie
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $22, 9780307266538
7. Just Who Will You Be?
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
8. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155086
9. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Holt, $27.50, 9780805076035
10. What Now?
Ann Patchett, Harper, $14.95, 9780061340659
11. Home
Julie Andrews, Hyperion, $26.95, 9780786865659
12. Girls Like Us
Sheila Weller, Atria, $27.95, 9780743491471
13. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $21.95, 9781594201455
14. The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden, Collins, $24.95, 9780061243585
15. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $25.95, 9780393062359

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
2. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
3. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
4. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $15.95, 9780007149834
5. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003
6. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
9. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
10. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
11. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392
12. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $15, 9780743496735
13. The Last Summer (of You and Me)
Ann Brashares, Riverhead, $14, 9781594483080
14. The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $16, 9780743227445
15. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follet, NAL, $24.95, 9780451225245

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
4. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
5. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
6. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $12.99, 9780800759490
7. Merle's Door
Ted Kerasote, Harvest, $15, 9780156034500
8. The Assault on Reason
Al Gore, Penguin, $16, 9780143113621
9. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
11. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Vintage, $12.95, 9780307276827
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
14. Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On!
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Berkley, $14, 9780425221341
15. Porn for New Moms
Cambridge Women's Pornography Co-op (Eds.), Chronicle, $12.95, 9780811862165


MASS MARKET 

1. The Hollow
Nora Roberts, Jove, $7.99, 9780515144598
2. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451221957
3. Suffer the Little Children
Donna Leon, Penguin, $7.99, 9780143113614
4. Simple Genius
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446618731
5. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892395
6. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890
7. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
8. The Good Guy
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553589115
9. Invisible Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425221150
10. Shoot Him If He Runs
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451223609

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101468
2. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
3. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
4. Dylan (Clique Summer Collection #2)
Lisi Harrison, Poppy, $6.99, 9780316035651
5. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
6. Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061549236
7. Read All About It!
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061560750
8. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092
9. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
10. Fancy Nancy Bonjour, Butterfly
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061235887
11. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
12. The Moms' Book
Alison Maloney, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545042116
13. Alphabet
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $19.99, 9781416955658
14. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136