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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 11, 2009
Columbia, SC -October 15, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 11, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
4. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
5. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
6. Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner, $26.99, 9781439165393
7. An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $30, 9780385342452
8. A Touch of Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $23.95, 9780441017836
9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
Okra Pick!10. A Separate Country
Robert Hicks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446581646

11. The Professional
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155949
Okra Pick!12. Going Away Shoes
Jill McCorkle, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781565126329

13. The White Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563686
14. The Children's Book
A.S. Byatt, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272096
15. A Change in Altitude
Anita Shreve, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316020701
 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
2. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
3. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, et al., Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014
4. Manhood for Amateurs
Michael Chabon, Harper, $25.99, 9780061490187
5. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
6. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
7. The Case for God
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269188
8. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
10. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
11. The National Parks
Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Knopf, $50, 9780307268969
12. Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021147
13. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
14. Flat Belly Diet!
Cynthia Sass, Liz Vaccariello, Rodale, $25.95, 9781594868511
15. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $23.99, 9780061728976

 

 



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. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

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. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
10. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
12. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
13. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579
14. Home Safe
Elizabeth Berg, Ballantine, $15, 9780345487551
15. The Lace Reader
Brunonia Barry, Harper, $14.99, 9780061624773

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
4. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
5. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
6. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
7. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
8. The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead, $16, 9781594484001
9. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
10. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
11. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
12. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
13. The Zombie Survival Guide
Max Brooks, Three Rivers, $13.95, 9781400049622
14. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $16.95, 9780806532257
15. How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
Professor Happycat, Icanhascheezburger.com, Gotham, $12, 9781592405169

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
3. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
8. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
9. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
10. True Detectives
Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780345495181

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
2. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
4. New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Mark Cotta Vaz, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316075800
5. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
6. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $6.99, 9780375858130
7. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr.Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
10. Strega Nona's Harvest
Tomie dePaola, Putnam, $16.99, 9780399252914

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
STARS3. Eli the Good
Silas House, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763643416

4. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
5. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
6. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
7. Graceling - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

8. Flawed Dogs
Berkeley Breathed, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399252181
9. Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illus.), Harper, $14.99, 9780061671739
10. Fire
Kristin Cashore, Dial, $17.99, 9780803734616
 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #3)
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316045520
2. Fancy Nancy: Halloween...or Bust! (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235955
3. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
5. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
6. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
7. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
8. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136 

 



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:

Tamika Newhouse, author of The Ultimate No No at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (10/16/2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/16/2009)

Cathy Smith Bowers, author of The Candle I Hold Up to See You at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (October 16 2009)

N.M. Kelby , author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/16/09)

Karen T Bartlett, author of The Sea Islands of South Carolina, Georgia and Flo at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (October 16 2009)

Celia Rivenbark, author of You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/16/2009)

William Hart Jr, author of 3000 Miles in the Great Smokies at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (October 17 2009)

Doug McCullough, author of Sea of Greed at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 17 2009)

Nancy Thomas, author of Moravian Christmas in the South at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Ken Butcher, author of MIddle of the Air at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 17 2009)

Fred Marchman, author of Word in Space and Duets with Erato at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/17/2009)

T. Jensen Lacey, author of Henry the Pelican at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/17/2009)

Margaret Beck Pritchard, author of Degrees of Latitude:Mapping Colonial America at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Alice Wisler, author of How Sweet it is at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 17 2009)

Michael Bricker, author of Winston-Salem: A Twin City History at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Beverly Hamel, author of Bethania:The Village by the Black Walnut Bottom at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Dale Neal, author of Cow Across America at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/17/2009)

Andy Williams, author of Moon River And Me ~ A Memoir at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (October 18 2009)

Janeen Mason, author of For Baby (For Bobbie) at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 18 2009)

Horace Kephart, author of Smoky Mountain Magic at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (October 20 2009)

Clarissa Sligh, author of Wrongly Bodied: Documenting Transition from Female at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/20/2009)

Dave Brinks, author of Caveat Onus: The Complete Poem Cycle at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 20 2009)

Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 20 2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/21/2009)

Alan Brown, author of Haunted Birmingham at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/21/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of DEAD WEIGHT at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (10/22/09)

David Magee, author of The Education of Mr. Mayfiel at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/22/2009)

Sonny Brewer, author of The Widow & the Tree at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/22/2009)

Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/22/2009)

Orville Vernon Burton, author of Age of Lincoln at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/22/2009)

Michael Chabon, author of Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets o at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 22 2009)

Rick Bragg, author of The Most They Ever Had at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/22/2009)

Sandra Huddleston-Edwards, author of Roy's Sandman/Richard's Key at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 22 2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 22 2009)

Robert Hastings, author of LAKES OF PONTCHARTRAIN at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 22 2009)

Ed Southern, author of Sports in the Carolina's, from Death Valley to Tob at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 22 2009)

Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (October 23 2009)

Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogatvie Mood: A Novel? at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/23/2009)

Charlie Lucas, author of Tin Man at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/23/2009)

Dr. Charles Joyner, author of Down By the Riverside - 25th Anniversary Edition at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/23/2009)

Gary Monroe, author of Florida's American Heritage River and The Higwayma at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (10/23.2009)

Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson at Bay Books in Bay St. Louis, MS  (October 24 2009)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/24/2009)

Patricia Harmon, author of The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir at Bookin' It! in Belmont, NC  (October 24 2009)

Ronald Zeitz, author of The Blockade Runner at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 24 2009)

Marcelle Bienvenu, author of WINGS OF PARADISE: Birds of the Louisiana Wetlands at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 24 2009)

Paul Rademacher, author of Spiritual Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 24 2009)

Marianne Gingher, Pam Duncan, Katherine Min, and Lawrence Naumoff, author of Long Story Short: Flash Fiction by 65 of NC's Fine at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/25/2009)

Lucy Nolan, author of Mother Osprey at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (October 25 2009)

Derek Nikitas, author of The Long Division at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (October 26 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of Separate Country at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 26 2009)

Patricia Harman, author of THE BLUE COTTON GOWN at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (10/27/09)

Lynn Joiner, author of Events Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 27 2009)

Diane Grove, author of DOT.CONNED - The Outrageously Funny, 100% True Acc at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 27 2009)

Liz Welch, author of The Kids Are Alright at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/28/2009)

Vince Flynn, author of Pursuit of Honor at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (October 28 2009)

Susan Dunlap, author of Caring Cultures: How Congregations Respond to the at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 28 2009)

Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogatvie Mood: A Novel? at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 29 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 29 2009)

Steven Aimone, author of Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing t at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/29/2009)

Sheramy Bundrick, author of Sunflowers at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 29 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (October 29 2009)

Larry Thacker, author of Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appal at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/30/2009)

Steve Roberts, author of From Every End of This Earth at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/30/2009)

Elizabeth Parker, author of Mobile Ghosts: Alabama’s Haunted Port City and Mob at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (October 30 2009)

Tally Johnson, author of Ghosts of the Pee Dee at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (10/30/2009)
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