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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 26, 2010
Columbia, SC - December 30, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 26, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
4. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
5. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
6. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
7. Dead or Alive
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157233
8. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
10. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157219
Okra Pick!11. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
Okra Pick!12. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936
13. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
14. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
15. Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195522

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
4. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
Okra Pick!5. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
6. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
7. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
8. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
9. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
10. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
11. The Wave
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780767928847
12. Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris, Random House, $35, 9780375504877
13. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
14. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
15. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, HarperCollins, $28.99, 9780061939891

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
3. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
4. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
6. The Shack
William Paul Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
7. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
10. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
11. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
12. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
13. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
14. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
15. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
5. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
7. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849919107
8. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
9. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
10. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
11. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
14. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
STARS15. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
7. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
9. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
4. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
5. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
6. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
7. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
8. Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235924
9. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
3. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. The Name of This Book Is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316113694
6. DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
Matthew Reinhart, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316019989
7. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
8. Cajun Night Before Christmas
James Rice, Pelican, $15.95, 9780882899404
9. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
10. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
3. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
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:

Steve Bouser, author of DEATH OF A PINEHURST PRINCESS at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 4 2011)

Lin Arison, author of Feast for the Senses at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 5 2011)

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 5 2011)

Rick Tramonto, author of Steak with Friends at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 6 2011)

Gene Stone, author of Secrets of People that Never Get Sick at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 6 2011)

Kim Edwards, author of Lake of Dreams at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 7 2011)

Carol Roan, author of When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers o at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/8/2011)

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/08/11)

Chip Jones, author of War Shots: Norm Hatch and the U.S. Marine Corps Co at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (Jan 8 2011)

Lee Whipple, author of No Fool I at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (Jan 8 2011)

Mihalko Rob, author of Road Kill at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (01/09/2011)

Gary Pearce, author of JIM HUNT: A Biography at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 11 2011)

Jennifer Kolari, author of Connected Parenting at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/11/11)

Carolyn S Peterson, author of Fishing For Memories at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/13/2011)

Karen Abbott, author of [American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and T at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 15 2011)

Marty Younts, author of Whatever It Takes: Surviving Breast Cancer at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/15/2011)

Karen Marie Moning, author of Shadowfever at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 17 2011)

Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/21/2011)

Richard Wolfe, author of Climbing Kilimanjaro at 70 at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/22/2011)

Stephen Smith, author of A SHORT REPORT ON THE FIRE AT WOOLWORTHS: Selected at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 23 2011)

STARSWayne Greenhaw, author of Fighting the Devil in Dixie at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/23/11)

Jeanette Walls, author of Half Broke Horses at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 27 2011)

Karen Fritz, author of Blind Vision at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/28/2011)

Juliette Fay, author of DEEP DOWN TRUE at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 28 2011)

STARSAnne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/29/2011)