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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, March 6, 2011

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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, March 6, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and

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(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
3. The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss, Daw, $29.95, 9780756404734
4. Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $28, 9781439102725
5. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
6. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
7. Tick Tock
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316037914
8. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
9. Night Vision
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157059
Okra Pick!10. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046
11. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399157226
Okra Pick!12. Electric Barracuda
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061876899
13. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
14. Minding Frankie
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307273567
15. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
4. Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III, Norton, $25.95, 9780393064667
5. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
6. Tell to Win
Peter Guber, Crown Business, $26, 9780307587954
7. A Widow's Story: A Memoir
Joyce Carol Oates, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062015532
8. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin, $25.95, 9781594202841
9. A Simple Government
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $26.95, 9781595230737
10. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $26, 9781400068722
11. Known and Unknown
Donald Rumsfeld, Sentinel, $36, 9781595230676
12. Bringing Adam Home
Les Standiford, Joe Matthews, Ecco, $24.99, 9780061983900
13. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
14. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
15. House of Prayer No. 2
Mark Richard, Nan A. Talese, $23.95, 9780385513029


1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
4. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
5. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
6. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $14, 9780743273565
7. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
8. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
9. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
10. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
11. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
12. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
14. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
15. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Penguin, $15, 9780143118572


1. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
2. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
4. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
5. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
6. Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir
Wendy Burden, Gotham, $16, 9781592406067
7. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
8. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
9. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
10. The Sweet Life in Paris
David Lebovitz, Broadway, $14, 9780767928892
11. Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Penguin, $25, 9780143118695
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
14. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $15, 9780679745587
15. Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurants 2011
Zagat, $14.95, 9781604783100


1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, Daw, $8.99, 9780756404741
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Black Cat
Martha Grimes, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232946
5. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
6. Changes: A Novel of the Dresden Files
Jim Butcher, Roc, $9.99, 9780451463470
7. All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780449213940
8. A Dark Matter
Peter Straub, Anchor, $7.99, 9781400096725
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
3. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
4. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165
5. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399256004
6. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
7. The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800011
8. The Lorax
Dr.Seuss, Random House, $14.95, 9780394823379
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007


1. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
2. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780062026248
3. Across the Universe
Beth Revis, Razorbill, $17.99, 9781595143976
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $14.95, 9781419700507
6. Cloudette
Tom Lichtenheld, Holt, $16.99, 9780805087765
7. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
8. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
9. When the World Was Waiting for You
Gillian Shields, Anna Currey (Illus.), Bloomsbury, $14.99, 9781599905310
10. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus., Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
7. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781416980063
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Pretty Little Liars
Sara Shepard, Harper Teen, $8.99, 9780060887322

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:

Yann Martel, author of Beatrice & Virgil at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/11/2011)

Lisa Gardener, author of Love You More at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 11 2011)

Shirley Deane, author of An Unreasonable Woman: In Search of Meaning Around at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/11/2011)

Jefferson Bass, author of "Bone Yard" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/11/2011)

Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place: Traditional Cherokee Dishes, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Diane Daniel, author of Farm Fresh North Carlina: The Go-To Guide to Great at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/12/2011)

Sarah Byrd, author of Guardian Spirit at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/12/2011)

Rick Rothacker, author of BANKTOWN: THE RISE AND STRUGGLES OF CHARLOTTE’S BI at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Richard Nance, author of Journey of the Chosen (The Hidden World Chronicles at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/12/2011)

Peggy Vonsherie Allen, author of The Pecan Orchard at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/12/2011)

Vicki Lane, author of Day of Small Things at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/12/11)

David Halperin, author of Journal of a UFO Investigator at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Malidoma Some, author of Healing Wisdom of Africa at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/13/2011)

Bill Branyon, author of Liberating Liberals at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/13/2011)

Okra Pick!Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/14/2011)

Jacques d' Amboise, author of I Was A Dancer at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Mar 15 2011)

Miles DeMott, author of Family Meeting at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Mar 15 2011)

Les Standiford, author of MIAMI NOIR authors at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 15 2011)

Earl J. Higgins, author of Metairie, Ames, High at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Mar 15 2011)

Sheri Holman, author of The Witches On the Road Tonight at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/15/2011)

J.A. Jance, author of Fatal Error at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (March 16 2011)

Sheri Holman, author of Witches on the Road Tonight at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 16 2011)

Frances Mayes, author of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian LIfe at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/16/2011)

Tracey Schmidt, author of I Have Fallen In Love With the World at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/17/2011)

C. A. Conrad, author of The Book of Frank at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/17/2011)

Rachel Hawkins, author of Demonglass at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)

Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)

Bernie Schein, author of If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)

Mary Whyte, author of "Working South" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/18/2011)

Jane Borden, author of I Totally Meant To Do That at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/19/2011)

Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/19/2011)

Margaret Montreuil, author of His Kingdom Come at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 19 2011)

Charmaine , author of The Bait to Get Your Mate at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/19/2011)

Les Strandford, author of Bringing Adam Home: The abduction that changed Ame at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Mar 19 2011)

Tommy Hays, author of In the Family Way at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/20/2011)

Jane Borden, author of I Totally Meant to Do That at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 20 2011)

Allen Tullos, author of Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the H at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 21 2011)

Joelle Biele, author of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 22 2011)

David Goldfield, author of America Aflame at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 22 2011)

John Kasarda, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 23 2011)

Rodney Crowell, author of CHINABERRY SIDEWALKS at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Mar 23 2011)

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

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