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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, July 12, 2009
Columbia, SC -July 16, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 12, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455
3. The Angel's Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385528702
4. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
5. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743292511
6. Swimsuit
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018777
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312383282
8. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
9. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells, Harper, $25.99, 9780060175313
10. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe, Voice, $25.99, 9781401340902
11. Black Hills
Nora Roberts, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155819
12. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166300
13. The Castaways
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316043892
14. The Doomsday Key
James Rollins, Morrow, $27.99, 9780061231407
15. First Family
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446539753

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
2. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
stars3. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts -- a STARS "Shoestring Touring Author!
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

4. Crazy for the Storm
Norman Ollestad, Ecco, $25.99, 9780061766725
5. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
6. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
7. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859
8. Wicked Plants
Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126831
9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $23.99, 9780061728976
10. The Bolter
Frances Osborne, Knopf, $30, 9780307270146
11. The Evolution of God
Robert Wright, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316734912
12. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202230
13. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
14. Some Day You'll Thank Me for This
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $21.99, 9781401302962
15. The Girls From Ames
Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham, $26, 9781592404452

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
5. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
10. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
11. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
12. Off Season
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698290
13. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
14. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $16, 9780743454537
15. The Beach House
Jane Green, Plume, $15, 9780452295384

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316013260
6. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
7. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
8. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
9. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
10. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
11. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
12. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $15.95, 9780806531069
13. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
14. Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400033539
15. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Picador, $18, 9780312428327

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451227386
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
7. Fearless Fourteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312349523
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
10. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237




CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. Boys R Us (The Clique, #11)
Lisi Harrison, Poppy, $9.99, 9780316006828
6. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling, Scholastic, $14.99, 9780545139700
9. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670011940
10. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
11. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
12. Marked (House of Night, Book 1)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312360269
13. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
14. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
15. Betrayed (House of Night, Book 2)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's, $8.95, 9780312360283
16. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
17. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
18. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
19. Chosen (House of Night #3)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312360306
20. Banned from the Beach
William Kotzwinkle, et al., Puffin, $6.99, 9780142413944
21. Lock and Key -- a SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729
22. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
-- a SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316036733
23. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
24. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
25. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439785969

 

 


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:

starsMary Alice Monroe, author of Last Light Over Carolina at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (July 17th, Friday)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of "So Happy Together" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/17/2009)

Susie Hoeller, author of Impasse: Border Walls or Welcome the Stranger at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 17 2009)

R. A. Nelson, author of Days of Little Texas at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/17/2009)

MIchael and Beth Hofer, author of Abigail the Snail at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (July 17 2009)

Sarah Downing, author of 101 GLIMPSES OF NAGS HEAD at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/17/2009)

Mary Wilburn, author of Blood Kin at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (07/18/2009)

Dawn Stephens, author of Little Pot at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/18/2009)

Jeff Strand, author of Pressure at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (July 18 2009)

Kristy Dempsey, author of Me with You at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/18/09)

Bruce Marshall, author of The Light of the World at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (07/18/2009)

Tom Tancin, author of Time Warrior at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (07/18/2009)

LaToya Lucas, author of Immeasurable Spirit--Lessons of a Wounded Warrior at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/18/2009)

Ellen Hunter, author of Murder at the Bellamy Mansion at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/18/2009)

John Hart, author of The Last Child at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (07/18/2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Fixer Upper at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (07/18/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of "So Happy Together" at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (07/19/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (07/20/09)

Clay Rice, author of The Lonely Shadow at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/20/2009)

Mike Freeland, author of Blood River to Berlin: A WWII Journal of an Army M at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (July 20 2009)

Tim Lewis, author of The Virginiad, A History of Virginia in Verse at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (07/21/2009)

starsKaren Spears Zacharias, author of Where's Your Jesus Now? at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (07/22/2009)

starsAlexandra Sokoloff, author of The Unseen at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/22/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (July 23 2009)

Andy Andrews, author of "The Noticer" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/23/2009)

Jessica Handler, author of Invisible Sisters at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (07/23/2009)

Andy Andrews, author of "The Noticer" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/23/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/23/2009)

Chris Kuzneski, author of The Lost Throne at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (07/23/2009)

starsSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (07/23/2009)

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, author of Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redempti at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (07/23/09)

Karen Kendall, author of Take Me Two Times at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (July 24 2009)

Scott Hendrix, author of Luther at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (07/24/2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Fixer Upper at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/24/2009)

Deborah Sharp, author of Mama Rides Shotgun at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (July 24 2009)

Scott Pratt, author of In Good Faith at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/25/2009)

Larry Dossey, author of The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/25/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/25/2009)

Pauli Reading, author of Sherlock McBiskit at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/25/2009)

starsJack Riggs, author of The Fireman's Wife at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/25/2009)

starsJoanna Catherine Scott, author of Child of the South at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (7/25/2009)

Chris Kuzneski, author of The Lost Throne at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (July 26 2009)

starsJill Conner Browne, author of American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/26/2009)

Shirley Crum, author of Paradise in Peril at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/26/2009)

Stephen L. Carter, author of Jericho's Fall at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/28/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (07/29/2009)

Frank Turner Hollon, author of Austin & Emily at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/30/2009)

Ian Vasquez, author of Lonesome Point at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (07/30/2009)

Stephen L Carter, author of Jericho's Fall at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (July 30 2009)

Eric Barnes, author of Shimmer at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (July 30 2009)

Bill Noel, author of Washout at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/31/09)

Bryan Gilmer, author of Felonious Jazz at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/31/2009)

James Gonzales, author of GUNNY Memoirs of Mobile's Southside: Riding Alabam at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (Friday July 25)

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