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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, September 6, 2009
Columbia, SC -September 11, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 6, 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. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
4. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375409288
5. The White Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563686
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
7. Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow, Random House, $26, 9781400064946
8. The Eleventh Victim
Nancy Grace, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303457
9. 206 Bones
Kathy Reichs, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743294393
10. Alex Cross's Trial
James Patterson, Richard DiLallo, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316070621
11. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
12. Even Money
Dick Francis, Felix Francis, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155918
13. Await Your Reply
Dan Chaon, Ballantine, $25, 9780345476029
14. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $25.95, 9780441017157
15. Smash Cut
Sandra Brown, S&S, $26.99, 9781416563082

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $26, 9781400066216
2. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
3. Culture of Corruption
Michelle Malkin, Regnery, $27.95, 9781596981096
4. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
8. You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312363017
9. The Healing of America
T.R. Reid, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202346
10. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
11. The Noticer.
Andy Andrews, Thomas Nelson, $17.99, 9780785229216
12. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600
13. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
14. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
15. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859

 



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. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
4. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
5. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
10. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698344
11. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
12. Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372952
13. The Lace Reader
Brunonia Barry, Harper, $14.99, 9780061624773
14. Benny & Shrimp
Katarina Mazetti, Penguin, $14, 9780143115991
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

 

1. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
2. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
4. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
5. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
8. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
9. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Julia Child, Knopf, $14.95, 9780375711855
10. The Pat Conroy Cookbook
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $16.95, 9780385532716
11. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
12. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
13. How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A Lolcat Guide 2 Winning
Professor Happycat, Icanhascheezburger.Com, Gotham, $12, 9781592405169
14. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
15. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
5. The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446401197
6. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
7. Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441013333
8. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316042512
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
10. Divine Justice
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446544887

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
4. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
5. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
6. Fancy Nancy Tea Parties
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061801747
7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
8. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
9. Me with You
Kristy Dempsey, Christopher Denise (Illus.), Philomel, $16.99, 9780399250170
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. Impossible
Nancy Werlin, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414910
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
4. Tricks
Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99, 9781416950073
5. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Barbara Park, Random House, $12.99, 9780375838118
6. 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
7. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Nick Bruel, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312581381
8. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
9. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
10. The Name of This Book Is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $5.99, 9780316113694

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
3. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
4. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
6. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)
Richelle Mead, Sleuth RazorBill, $16.99, 9781595141989
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Jeff Kinney (Illus.), Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
10. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481 

 



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:

Alicia Thompson, author of PSYCH MAJOR SYNDROME at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 12 2009)

Linda Amstutz, author of Seeing Red at Retro Cinema & Books in Washington, GA  (09/12/09)

Robin Carter, author of The Aunts Who Didn't Like Birthday Cake at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (September 12 2009)

Glen Browder, author of The South's New Racial Politics: Inside the Race G at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (09/12/2009)

N.L. Snowden, author of In & Out of Madnes at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (09/12/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (September 12 2009)

Pat Conroy, author of South of Broad at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/12/2009)

Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (September 12 2009)

David Perida, author of Havana at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (September 12 2009)

Celia Rivenbark, author of Belle Weather at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (09/12/2009)

Keith Donnelly, author of Three Days Dead at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/12/2009)

Reif Larsen, author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/13/2009)

Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (September 13 2009)

Sandra Pope, author of GROWING UP WITHOUT THE GODDESS: A Journey through at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (September 14 2009)

Marion Moore Hill, author of Deadly Design at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (September 14 2009)

Warren St. John, author of Outcasts United at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (09/14/2009)

Judy Shepard, author of The Meaning of Matthew at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 15 2009)

Doug Robinson, author of Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/15/2009)

Laura Ballance, author of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 15 2009)

Jack Mayfield, author of Images of Oxford at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/16/2009)

Holly Goddard Jones, author of Girl Trouble at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 16 2009)

Terrence Holt, author of In the Valley of Kings at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (September 17 2009)

Ron Hall, author of Sputnik, Masked Men & Midgets: The Early Days of M at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/17/2009)

Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (September 17 2009)

Sharon Sakson, author of Paws & Effect at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/17/2009)

Brian Ray, author of Through the Pale Door at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/18/2009)

David Magee, author of The Education of Mr. Mayfield at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (09/18/2009)

Cora Norman, author of Transition: The Role of the Mississippi Humanities at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (September 18 2009)

Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (09/19/2009)

Emyl Jenkins, author of THE BIG STEAL at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (September 19 2009)

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of IFFERISMS: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin wi at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (September 21 2009)

Michael Buckley, author of NERDS at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (September 21 2009)

Philippa Gregory, author of The White Queen at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 21 2009)

DR. MARDY GROTHE, author of IFFERISMS: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin wi at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 22 2009)

Tomie DePaola, author of STREGA NONA'S HARVEST at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 22 2009)

John Baker, author of Chicken Noodle News at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (September 22 2009)

Patricia Harmon, author of The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (September 22 2009)

Michael Buckley, author of Nerds at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (09/23/09)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 23 2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (September 23 2009)

Tomie DePaola, author of STREGA NONA'S HARVEST at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 23 2009)

Scott Blum, author of Waiting for Autumn at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (September 23 2009)

William Woys Weaver, author of 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (09/24/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (September 24 2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 24 2009)

Dan Bobinski, author of Creating Passion-Driven Teams: How to Stop Microma at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (September 24, 2009)

Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/24/2009)

Gary Pomerantz, author of Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, A Fatal Hand, at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (September 24, 2009)

Peter Meinke, author of LINES FROM NEUCHATEL at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 24 2009)

Woody Woodruff, author of Historic Photos of University of Alabama Football at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (09/25/2009)

Robert Cuthbert and Stephen Hoffius, author of Northern Money, Southern Land at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (09/25/2009)

Chrisitne Hale, author of BASIL'S DREAM at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 25 2009)

Peter Hatch, author of The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (09/25/2009)

Ann Prospero, author of Chefs of the Triangle: Their Lives, Recipes, and at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 25 2009)

Jerry Pozner, author of Monkey Pudding at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (September 26 2009)

Tomie dePaola, author of Strega Nona’s Harvest at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (09/26/2009)

Ginny Stibolt, author of Sustainable Gardening for Florida at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 26 2009)

Stuart Wood, author of Hothouse Orchid at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (September 26 2009)

JAMES SWAIN, author of The Night Monster at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (September 26 2009)

Rebecca Linam, author of The Journey of the Nightisans at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (09/26/2009)

Kirsten Holmstedt, author of The Girls Come Marching Home at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 26 2009)

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