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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 7, 2010
Columbia, SC - November 11, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 7, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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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 Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
2. Towers of Midnight
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $29.99, 9780765325945
3. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
5. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
6. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
7. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
9. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344319
10. Moonlight Mile
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061836923
11. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
12. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
13. American Assassin
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595182
14. Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022243
15. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547598

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
2. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
3. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
4. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
5. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
6. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
7. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
8. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
9. Simple Times
Amy Sedaris, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446557030
10. Broke
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781439187197
11. Guinness World Records 2011
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994589
12. The Last Boy
Jane Leavy, Harper, $27.99, 9780060883522
13. Must You Go?
Antonia Fraser, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385532501
14. Unbearable Lightness
Portia De Rossi, Atria, $25.99, 9781439177785
15. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
5. Happy Ever After
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425236758
6. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
10. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
11. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
12. Falling Home
Karen White, New American Library, $15, 9780451231444
13. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
14. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
15. The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen, Picador, $16, 9780312421274


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
2. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
5. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
6. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Penguin, $18, 9780143118244
9. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
10. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810
11. Rachael Ray's Look + Cook
Rachael Ray, Clarkson Potter, $24.99, 9780307590503
12. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
13. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Penguin, $15, 9780143117971
14. Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne, Penguin, $16, 9780143117964
15. Secretariat
William Nack, Hyperion, $16.99, 9781401324018


MASS MARKET


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
5. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
6. Play Dead
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451231741
7. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446561969
8. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780061929380


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
2. Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235924
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
5. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $7.99, 9780547131061
6. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
7. Olivia Goes to Venice
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416996743
8. Knuffle Bunny Free
Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99, 9780061929571
9. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
10. Art & Max
David Wiesner, Clarion, $17.99, 9780618756636


CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
3. 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
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
5. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330
6. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
8. Scumble
Ingrid Law, Dial, $16.99, 9780803733077
9. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
10. Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Condoleezza Rice, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780385738798


CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
7. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
8. Big Nate Strikes Again
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061944369
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
10. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856525



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:

Octavio Roca, author of Cuban Ballet at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 12 2010)

Gena Knox, author of Southern My Way at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/12/10)

Bob Cavnar, author of Disaster on the Horizon at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Nov 12 2010)

Amy Sedaris, author of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/12/2010)

okraBeth Webb Hart, author of Love, Charleston at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (11/12/2010)

okraPatricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival - Cooking for Life at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/12/2010)

Shirley Perry, author of AFTER MANY DAYS My Secret Life as a Spy at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Nov 12 2010)

Marilyn Jody, author of Letter to Emily at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Nov 12 2010)

Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Nov 12 2010)

Clay and Susan Griffith, author of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire (Book 1) at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/12/10)

Patti Digh, author of Creative is a Verb at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/13/10)

Tweedy Poole, author of The Lonely Wife at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (11/13/2010)

Dana Wildsmith, author of Back to Abnormal at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Nov 13 2010)

starsJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/13/10)

Will Headrick, author of Porch Ponderings at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/13/10)

Linnie Delmar, author of Divorce on the Redneck Riviera at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/13/10)

Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Nov 13 2010)

Lissa Rankin, author of What’s Up Down There?: Questions You’d Only Ask Yo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 13 2010)

L.J. Davenport, author of Nature Journal at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/13/10)

starsJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Nov 13 2010)

starsKathryn Magendie, author of Sweetie at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (Nov 13 2010)

Kathy Reichs, author of Virals at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 14 2010)

Margo Corbett, author of Savvy Patients Tool Kit with Bonus CD at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2010)

starsRichard Krawiec, author of Sound of Poets Cooking at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/14/2010)

David Sedaris, author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/14/2010)

Tamam Kahn, author of UNTOLD: A History of the Wives of the Prophet Moha at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/14/10)

Gina Cole, author of COMIX BOOK CLUB at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/15/2010)

Jay -Z, author of Decoded at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Nov 15 2010)

Tamam Kahn, author of UNTOLD: A History of the Wives of the Prophet Moha at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/15/2010)

Trish Brown, author of Asheville Trail Running at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/15/2010)

Cate Tiernan, author of Immortal Beloved at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 16 2010)

Nancie McDermott, author of SOUTHERN PIES: A GRACIOUS PLENTY OF PIE RECIPES FR at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/16/2010)

Donna Washington, author of L'il Rabbit's Kwanzaa at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/16/10)

Georgeann Eubanks, author of LITERARY TRAILS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/17/2010)

Karl Marlantes, author of MATTERHORN: A NOVEL OF THE VIETNAM WAR at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/17/2010)

Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 17 2010)

William Cobb, author of The Last Queen of the Gypsies at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/17/10)

Carol Kenny, author of Whispers From St. Mary's Well at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (November 18 2010)

Catherine Faherty, author of Communication: What Does it Mean to Me? at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/18/2010)

Mike Lupica, author of Hero at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 18 2010)

Mark Rotella, author of Amore: The Story of Italian American Song at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 18 2010)

Misha Angrist, author of HER IS A HUMAN BEING: AT THE DAWN OF PERSONAL GENO at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/18/2010)

starsokraMarshall Chapman, author of They Came to Nashville at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (November 18 2010)

Misha Angrist, author of HERE IS A HUMAN BEING: AT THE DAWN OF PERSONAL GEN at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/18/10)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (Nov 18 2010)

Nan Graham, author of In a Magnolia Minute at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (November 18 2010)

Georgeann Eubanks, author of Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (November 18 2010)

Lissa Rankin, author of What's up Down There at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 18 2010)

Anthony Bourdain, author of Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Foo at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 19 2010)

Bland Simpson, author of COASTS OF CAROLINA: SEASIDE TO SOUND COUNTRY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/19/2010)

Scott Mason, author of TAR HEEL TRAVELER: JOURNEY'S ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/19/2010)

Gwen Suesse, author of Womansong at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (11/19/2010)

Misha Angrist, author of HERE IS A HUMAN BEING: AT THE DAWN OF PERSONAL GEN at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/19/2010)

starsKaren White, author of On Folly Beach, Girl on Legare Street, Lost Hours at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (11/19/2010)