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Southern Indie Bestseller List 07/03/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, July 3, 2011

Columbia, SC - July 9, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 3, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: (will return next week)

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list) Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (fiction) buy now!
  • The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason (fiction) buy now!
  • The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker (fiction) buy now!
  • Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (fiction) buy now!
  • Reckless Endangerment by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster(nonfiction) buy now!
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe Beach Trees by Karen White (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (paperback fiction)buy now!
  • I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Four Fish by Paul Greenberg (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)buy now!
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market)buy now!
  • Barnyard Bath by Sandra Boynton (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr.Suess (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), (children's illustrated)buy now!
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney (children's interest) buy now!

 

Hardcover Fiction


1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
3. Smokin' Seventeen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527684
4. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274
5. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
6. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
7. Now You See Her
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036214
8. One Summer
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446583145
9. Maine
J.Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126
10. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
11. The Hypnotist
Lars Kepler, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, $27, 9780374173951
12. Carte Blanche
Jeffery Deaver, S&S, $26.99, 9781451620696
13. The Girl in the Blue Beret
Bobbie Ann Mason, Random House, $26, 9781400067183
14. The Watery Part of the World
Michael Parker, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565126824
15. Silver Girl
Elin Hilderbrand, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316099660

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
3. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
4. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
5. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
6. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
7. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
8. Those Guys Have All the Fun
James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316043007
9. The Psychopath Test
Jon Ronson, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594488016
10. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
11. The Post-American World: Release 2.0
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $26.95, 9780393081800
12. Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
13. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
14. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
15. Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
4. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
8. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Ballantine, $15, 9780812977165
Okra Pick!11. The Reservoir
John Milliken Thompson, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514443

12. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
STARS13. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073

14. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446556125
15. The Island
Elin Hilderbrand, Reagan Arthur Books, $14.99, 9780316043885

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
6. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
7. Four Fish
Paul Greenberg, Penguin, $16, 9780143119463
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
9. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
10. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
11. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
12. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
13. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
14. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
15. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
9. Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $8.99, 9780312383312
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. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
3. Barnyard Bath
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $8.95, 9780761147183
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
6. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Dr.Suess, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800134
7. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
8. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
9. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

10. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166

Children's Interest


1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
2. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
3. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
4. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
5. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
6. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756682576
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
8. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
9. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
10. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9781419700507

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
5. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
6. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Megan McDonald, Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763653514
7. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142417225
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
9. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries 3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

 


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:

STARSWilliam Mangum, author of North Carolina Beautiful at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 10 2011)

Elizabeth Parker, author of Haunted Mobile: Apparitions of the Azalea City at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (July 10 2011)

Ron Cooper, author of Purple Jesus at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/10/2011)

Okra Pick!John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 10 2011)

MIchael Sims, author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB: E. B. WHITE'S ECCENT at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 11 2011)

Okra Pick!John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (July 11 2011)

Rick Simmons, author of History of South Carolina Beach Music at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 11 2011)

Casey Hudson, author of Danile Helps In The Garden at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 12 2011)

STARSAlan Gratz, author of Fantasy Baseball at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/12/2011)

Simon Van Booy, author of Everything Beautiful Began After at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (July 12 2011)

Okra Pick!Man Martin, author of Paradise Dogs at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 12 2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 12 2011)

Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E. B. White’s Eccent at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/13/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (07/13/2011)

Alexis Gumbs, author of The Revolution Starts at Home: Embracing Transform at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (July 13 2011)

Ornella Grosz, author of Moneylicious: A Financial Clue for Generation Y at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (July 14 2011)

Kyle Harper, author of Free Me Forever at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/14/2011)

Karen Ranzi, author of Creating Healthy Children at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/14/2011)

Steve Hamilton, author of MISERY BAY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 14 2011)

Karin Lefranc, author of A Quest for Good Manners at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/14/2011)

Rachel Lloyd, author of Girls Like Us at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 14 2011)

Whitney Miller , author of Modern Hospitality at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/14/2011)

Patricia Graham, author of Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (July 15 2011)

David Burl Morris, author of Sarah's Long Run at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/15/2011)

Cindy Smith, author of Time in Contention 3: The Trouble in Tombstone at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (July 15 2011)

Adam Ross, author of Ladies and Gentlemen at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL  (07/15/2011)

Harry Dolan, author of Very bad Men at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 15 2011)

Marla Stewart, author of How to Release Fears & Anxiety in Your Sex Life at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (July 15 2011)

Erin Tocknell, author of Confederate Streets at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/15/2011)

Kathryn Daley, author of Efficiency Fitness at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 16 2011)

John R Garland, author of Endor The Wizard at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/16/2011)

Lisa Baron, author of Life of the Party at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 16 2011)

Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 16 2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 16 2011)

Charles Thompson, author of The Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosse at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/16/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 17 2011)

Marilyn Jody, author of Letter to Emily at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/17/2011)

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (July 18 2011)

Okra Pick!Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL  (07/18/2011)

Gail Simone, author of Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/18/2011)

Okra Pick!John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/18/2011)