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Southern Indie Bestseller List 05/20/2012

Hardcover Fiction


1. In One Person
John Irving, S&S, $28, 9781451664126
2. Calico Joe
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385536073
3. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $28, 9780805090031
okra4. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $24.99, 9780062088147

5. Home
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24, 9780307594167
6. The Shoemaker's Wife
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $26.99, 9780061257094
7. Deadlocked
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9781937007447
8. The Columbus Affair
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $27, 9780345526519
okra9. The Cove
Ron Rash, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061804199

10. The Sins of the Father
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000972
11. The Innocent
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446572996
12. The Beginner's Goodbye
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307957276
13. Beach House Memories
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $26, 9781439170663
14. Stolen Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157684
15. Unnatural Acts
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399158865

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $35, 9780679405078
2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400069347
3. The Art of Intelligence
Henry A. Crumpton, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594203343
4. The Presidents Club
Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, S&S, $32.5, 9781439127704
5. Prague Winter
Madeleine Albright, Harper, $29.99, 9780062030313
6. Drift
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $25, 9780307460981
7. Imagine
Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547386072
8. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
9. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $25.95, 9780399159015
10. My Cross to Bear
Gregg Allman, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062112033
11. End This Depression Now!
Paul Krugman, Norton, $24.95, 9780393088779
12. I Am a Pole (and So Can You!)
Stephen Colbert, Paul Hildebrandt (Illus.), Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455523429
13. This Is How
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312563554
14. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
15. Are You My Mother?
Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
2. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
3. Fifty Shades Freed
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803504
4. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
5. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316126670
6. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
7. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $16, 9780143121077
8. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
9. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
10. Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196265
11. The House at Tyneford
Natasha Solomons, Plume, $15, 9780452297647
12. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Berkley, $15, 9780425244142
13. The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307744425
14. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312642709
15. The American Heiress
Daisy Goodwin, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312658663

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
2. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
3. Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Mark Adams, Plume, $16, 9780452297982
4. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
5. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061988356
6. Uplifting Service
Ron Kaufman, Evolve Publishing, $14.95, 9780984762552
7. To Heaven and Back
Mary C. Neal M. D., Circle 6 Publishing, $14.95, 9780615486222
8. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
9. The Psychopath Test
Jon Ronson, Riverhead, $16, 9781594485756
10. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
12. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
13. Moonwalking With Einstein
Joshua Foer, Penguin, $16, 9780143120537
14. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
15. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $13.99, 9780062190987

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
3. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
4. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. Explosive Eighteen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345527738
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307742537
8. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. The Affair
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305

Children's Illustrated


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
okra4. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589

5. Ladybug Girl and Bingo
Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803735828
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
10. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375

Children's Interest


1. Chomp
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375868429
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $5.99, 9780440413288
okra4. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Dial, $16.99, 9780803736702

5. Bitterblue
Kristin Cashore, Dial, $19.99, 9780803734739
6. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $24.99, 9780439813785
7. Number the Stars
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547577098
8. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
10. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
2. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
3. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
4. The Serpents Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140573
5. Insurgent (Divergent Series, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
6. City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, #5)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781442416864
7. Theodore Boone: The Accused
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425762
8. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
9. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quartet, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312367541
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235