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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 16, 2009
Columbia, SC -August 21, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 16, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
4. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
5. Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202247
6. The Defector
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155680
7. The Magicians
Lev Grossman, Viking, $26.95, 9780670020553
8. The Eleventh Victim
Nancy Grace, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303457
9. Rain Gods
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128244
10. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells, Harper, $25.99, 9780060175313
11. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
12. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455
13. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294294
14. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Dutton, $25.95, 9780525951278
15. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743292511

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780060565282
2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
3. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
4. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
6. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859
7. Culture of Corruption
Michelle Malkin, Regnery, $27.95, 9781596981096
8. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

9. The Battle for America, 2008
Daniel J. Balz, Haynes Bonner Johnson, Viking, $29.95, 9780670021116
10. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $19.99, 9780446407410
11. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
12. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
Lawrence G. McDonald, Crown Business, $27, 9780307588333
13. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
14. Bobby and Jackie
C. David Heymann, Atria, $26, 9781416556244
15. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698344
10. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
11. The 19th Wife
David Ebershoff, Random House, $15, 9780812974157
12. Velva Jean Learns to Drive
Jennifer Niven, Plume, $15, 9780452289451
13. The Hour I First Believed
Wally Lamb, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060988432
14. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Penguin, $16, 9780143034902
15. Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe, Anchor, $11, 9780385474542

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
2. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
3. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
4. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
5. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
6. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
8. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
9. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Julia Child, Knopf, $14.95, 9780375711855
10. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
11. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
13. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
14. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

 

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451227386
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316042512
5. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
6. All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441015818
7. All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780449213940
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
5. Night-Night, Little Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey, $5.99, 9780375854095
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
8. Marley Goes to School
John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061561511
9. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
10. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Barbara Park, Random House, $12.99, 9780375838118
3. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375834868
4. 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
5. Impossible
Nancy Werlin, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414910
6. Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312369811
7. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316013697
9. Inkheart
Cornelia Funke, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439709101
10. Lock and Key - A 2009 SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
2. The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
Patrick Carman, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060455
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
5. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488
6. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
7. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
10. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250330

 

 



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:

Jackie Cooper, author of The Sunrise Remembers: Memories from the Journey at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/21/09)

Kris Radish, author of Shortest Distance Between Two Women at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/21/2009)

Nancy Werking Poling, author of Out of the Pumpkin Shell at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (August 21 2009)

Michael Taeckens, author of ove Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakup at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/21/2009)

Michael McNeil, author of Whatever it Takes at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 22 2009)

Nancy Coffelt, author of Fred Stays with Me at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/22/2009)

William M Akers, author of Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make it Great at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (August 23 2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/25/2009)

Charles Eagles, author of The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Inte at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/26/2009)

Sue Bailey, author of Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There's at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 27 2009)

Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/27/2009)

Valarie Schwartz, author of Remembering Chapel Hill: The 20th Century s We Liv at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (August 27 2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (August 28 2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (August 28 2009)

Deborah Sharp, author of Cracker Cocktails at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (August 28 2009)

Lucy Nolan, author of Mother Osprey at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/28/2009)

Marcus Pfister, author of Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/29/2009)

Dan Borengasser, author of Whiskers' Pond at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (August 29 2009)

Ronald Polizzi, author of Heart of Dixie at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/29/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Bay Street Trading Co in Beaufort, SC  (August 29 2009)

Gerald Elias, author of Devil's Trill at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/29/2009)

Georgia Alderink, author of Peabrain and Wheelchair Willie at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (August 29 2009)

Mark A. Anderson, author of He's Alive, But at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 29 2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (09/1/09)

Jack Pendarvis, author of Shut Up, Ugly at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/02/2009)

Mike Sacks, author of And Here's the Kicker at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/03/2009)

Sarah Kelly, author of The Red Priest's Annina at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/04/2009)

Bob Whetstone, author of Goober Joe at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (09/05/2009)
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