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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 17, 2010
Columbia, SC -January 21 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 17, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

 

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
3. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
4. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
5. Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307272409
6. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525951452
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
8. The First Rule
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156137
9. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
10. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
11. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
12. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
13. Too Much Money
Dominick Dunne, Crown, $26, 9780609603871
14. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390
15. The Paris Vendetta
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $26, 9780345505477 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
2. Game Change
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
3. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
4. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
5. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
8. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316069908
9. All Things at Once
Mika Brzezinski, Weinstein, $24.95, 9781602861114
10. The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $24.50, 9780805091748
11. Baby, Let's Play House
Alanna Nash, It Books, $27.99, 9780061699849
12. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
13. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
14. The Blackberry Farm Cookbook
Sam Beall, Clarkson Potter, $60, 9780307407719
15. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
5. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
6. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
8. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
12. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

13. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
14. The Women
T.C. Boyle, Penguin, $16, 9780143116479
15. Lark and Termite
Jayne Anne Phillips, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375701931

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

 

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
8. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
9. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
10. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
11. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
12. How to Sew a Button
Erin Bried, Ballantine, $15, 9780345518750
13. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
14. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
3. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
4. Loitering with Intent
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451228567
5. The Second Opinion
Michael Palmer, St. Martin's, $9.99, 9780312937768
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
8. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
9. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
10. Black Ops
W.E.B. Griffin, Jove, $9.99, 9780515147391

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
2. The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316013567
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Wiggle! March!
Kaaren Pixton, Workman, $4.95, 9780761156987
5. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
6. Family Huddle
Peyton Manning, et al., Jim Madsen (Illus.), Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545153775
7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (30th Anniversary Ed.)
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $18.99, 9780060572341
8. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
9. The Real Mother Goose
Blanche Fisher Wright (Illus.), Scholastic, $9.95, 9780590225175
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

 

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
3. Fallen
Lauren Kate, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385738934
4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine, $12.99, 9780545128285
5. 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
6. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
7. Flawed Dogs
Berkeley Breathed, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399252181
8. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245
9. Graceling - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

10. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Josh Lieb, Razorbill, $15.99, 9781595142405 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
2. Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252051
3. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856501
8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
9. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
10. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386

 




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:

Tony Abbott, author of New & Selected Poems 1989-2009 at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 21 2010)

Irene G. Dash, author of Shakespeare and the American Musical at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 21 2010)

James Rollins, author of ALTAR OF EDEN at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 21 2010)

Julie Williams, author of Wings of Opportunity at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (January 21 2010)

Angela Erwin, author of Jumpin’ Jubilee at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (January 21 2010)

H. Terrell Griffin, author of Wyatt's Revenge at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 22 2010)

Roger Pinckney, author of "Reefer Moon" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/22/2010)

MIchael Walrath, author of Angelfish at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 22 2010)

Richard M Trask, author of A Telling Experience: Uniquely True Tall Tales at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (January 23 2010)

J. C. Hutchins, author of 7th Son: Descent at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January23 2010)

Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 23 2010)

Adrian Castro, author of Handling Destiny at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January23 2010)

Robert Crais, author of The First Rule at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 23 2010)

Bob Morris, author of Baja Florida at Urban Think! Bookstore in Orlando, FL  (January 23 2010)

Mark Smith-Soto, author of Any Second Now at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 24 2010)

Ann Louise Bardach, author of Without Fidel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 24 2010)

James W. Hall, author of THE SILENCER at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 24 2010)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 25 2010)

Sister Schubert, author of Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (January 25 2010)

Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 25 2010)

Jeffrey Fekete, author of Making The Big Game - Tales of an Accidental Spect at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 26 2010)

Stephen Schwab, author of Guantánamo, USA at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 27 2010)

Laura Gianetti, author of Lelia's Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex and Marriage i at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 27 2010)

Ellyn Bache, author of Daughter of the Sea at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/27/2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator A-Go-Go at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 28 2010)

James T. Costas, author of THE ANNOTATED ORIGIN at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (January 28 2010)

Sascha Rothchild, author of How to Get Divorced by 30 at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 28 2010)

Eric Snow, author of Leading High Performers at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (January 28 2010)

Melinda Thompson, author of I Love You - Now Hush at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (01/28/2010)

Sister Schubert, author of Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (January 29 2010)

Fred Pickler, author of Life & Times of the Fort Fisher Hermit at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (January 29 2010)

Steve Berry, author of "The Paris Vendetta" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/29/2010)

Charlie Burnette, author of Manipulation By Degree at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 29 2010)

David Poyer, author of The Crisis at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (January 29 2010)

P. D. LeFleur, author of Disturbing the Peace at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 30 2010)

Miracle on the Hudson Survivors, author of Brace For Impact at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 30 2010)

Edible Book Festival, author of Dead Weight at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 30 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator A-Go-Go at Book Bank USA in Largo, FL  (January 30 2010)

MIke Diebold, author of THE ANOINTED SERVANTS, Teaching Priests in the Arc at A Reader's Corner Bookstore in Louisville, KY  (January 30 2010)

Toby Talbot, author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Lif at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh, author of 237 More Reasons to Have Sex at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

Lissette Bustamante, author of Raul Castro, a la sombra de Fidel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Art Adkins, author of The Oasis Project at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Steve Forman, author of Boca Mournings at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 2 2010)

Margaet Edds, author of Finding Sara at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 2 2010)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blue at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (February 4 2010)

Kay Hooper, author of Blood Dreams at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (February 5 2010)

Hannah Tinti, author of "The Good Thief" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/05/2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Urban Think! Bookstore in Orlando, FL  (February 5 2010)
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