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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, March 20, 2011

Columbia, SC - March 23, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, March 20, 2011. 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)
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Hardcover Fiction

1. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
Okra Pick!3. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046
4. Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $28, 9781439102725
5. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
6. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
7. Toys
James Patterson, Neil McMahon, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316097369
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
9. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
10. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
11. Minding Frankie
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307273567
12. Night Vision
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157059
13. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399157226
14. Love You More
Lisa Gardner, Bantam, $26, 9780553807257
15. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Jasper Fforde, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022526

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
4. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $26, 9781400068722
5. Moonwalking With Einstein
Joshua Foer, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594202292
6. The Money Class
Suze Orman, Spiegel & Grau, $26, 9781400069736
7. Bringing Adam Home
Les Standiford, Joe Matthews, Ecco Press, $24.99, 9780061983900
8. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
9. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
10. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
11. I Beat the Odds
Michael Oher, Gotham, $26, 9781592406128
12. I Was a Dancer
Jacques D'Amboise, Knopf, $35, 9781400042340
13. A Widow's Story
Joyce Carol Oates, Ecco Press, $27.99, 9780062015532
14. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
15. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
4. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
5. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
8. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
9. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
11. Solar
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15, 9780307739537
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
13. Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon, Vintage, $15, 9780307946737
14. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
15. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
2. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
4. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
5. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
6. Dead End Gene Pool
Wendy Burden, Gotham, $16, 9781592406067
7. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829
8. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
STARS9. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
10. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
11. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
12. Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurants 2011
Zagat, $14.95, 9781604783100
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. Every Day in Tuscany
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780767929837
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

Mass Market

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. The Bricklayer
Noah Boyd, Harper, $9.99, 9780061827020
3. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Bone Thief
Jefferson Bass, Harper, $7.99, 9780061284779
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
7. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
8. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
9. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159

Children's Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
3. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
6. Mister Seahorse
Eric Carle, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399254901
7. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Little White Rabbit
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $16.99, 9780062006424

Children's Interest

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780062026248
3. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
6. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
7. I Broke My Trunk!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133094
8. Across the Universe
Beth Revis, Razorbill, $17.99, 9781595143976
9. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
10. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415436

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus., Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
10. Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375856471


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:

Jon Jefferson, author of The Boneyard at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Mar 24 2011)

Araminta Stone Johnston, author of And One Was a Priest at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 24 2011)

Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Butterfly’s Child at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 24 2011)

Sara J. Henry, author of Learning to Swim at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/25/2011)

Don Nedobeck, author of Nedobecks Numbers and Nedobecks Counting Book at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (03/25/2011)

Bill Noel, author of "The Marsh" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/25/2011)

Brian Clarey, author of The Anxious Hipster and Other Barflies I've Known at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/25/2011)

Gail Z. Martin, author of The Sworn at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 25 2011)

Rebecca Lang, author of Quick Fix Southern at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Mar 25 2011)

Annette Laing, author of A Different Day A Different Destiny at Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (03/26/2011)

Kennesaw Taylor, author of The Redneck Cooker:A Deep Down Southern Cookbook at Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (03/26/2011)

Philip Margo, author of Null Quotient at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 26 2011)

Sheila Moses, author of Joseph's Grace at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 26 2011)

Vanessa Lee, author of Funny Jimmy at Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (03/26/2011)

Shelia Moses, author of JOSEPH'S GRACE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 26 2011)

Karla Holloway, author of PRIVATE BODIES, PUBLIC TEXTS: RACE, GENDER, AND A at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 27 2011)

Eve Ensler, author of The Secret Life of Girls Around the World at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 27 2011)

Michele Manderine, author of Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/27/2011)

Roy Hoffman, author of Alabama Afternoons at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/28/2011)

Jacqueline Suskin, author of The Collected at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Mar 28 2011)

Miguel Nicolelis, author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connect at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 28 2011)

Bart Ehrman, author of FORGED: WRITING IN THE NAME OF GOD - WHY THE BIBLE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 29 2011)

JENNIFER BEAN BOWER, author of ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN NORTH CAROLINA at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Mar 29 2011)

Troy Gilbert, author of Cafe Degas Cookbook at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Mar 29 2011)

Suze Ormand, author of The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 29 2011)

Bart Ehrman, author of Forged: Writing in the Name of God—Why the Bible’s at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 29 2011)

Joe Miller, author of BACKPACKING NORTH CAROLINA: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE T at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 30 2011)

Okra Pick!Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 30 2011)

Meg Waite Clayton, author of THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 31 2011)

Gary Pearce, author of JIM HUNT: A Biography at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/31/2011)

Okra Pick!Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/31/2011)

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, author of The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/01/2011)

Dean Faulkner Wells, author of Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (04/01/2011)

Roosevelt Pitts, author of Charles The Chef at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (4/2/2011)

Jeriel Ng, author of The Syndicate at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/02/2011)

Amy Pence, author of The Decadent Lovely at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (April 2, 2011)

Cynn Chadwick, author of Angels and Manners at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/02/2011)

Thomas Rain Crowe, author of Crack Light at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/03/2011)

Janet Malliett, author of Beautiful Messenger at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (4/3/2011)

Okra Pick!Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (04/04/2011)

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/04/2011)

ANGELA DAVIS-GARDNER, author of BUTTERFLY’S CHILD at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (April 4 2011)

Susan Vreeland, author of Clara and Mr. Tiffany at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/05/2011)

Ann B. Ross, author of Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (04/05/2011)

Roy Hoffman, author of Alabama Afternoons at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/05/2011)

Randi Davenport, author of Boy Who Loved Tornadoes at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/06/2011)

Christopher Schultz , author of Planet Cancer at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/07/2011)

Toby Bost, author of THE SUCCESSFUL GARDENER GUIDE at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (04/07/2011)