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Southern Independent Bestsellers 05/25/2008

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA,
for the week ended Sunday, May 25, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048
2. Swine Not?
Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316114028
3. Careless in Red
Elizabeth George, Harper, $27.95, 9780061160875
4. Snuff
Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385517881
5. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446195973
6. Skeletons at the Feast
Chris Bohjalian, Shaye Areheart, $25, 9780307394958
7. The Front
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $22.95, 9780399154188
8. The Appeal
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385515047
9. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061438431
10. Sundays at Tiffany's
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316014779
11. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $23.95, 9780061537936
12. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $25, 9780307265739
13. Love the One You're With
Emily Giffin, St. Martin's, $24.95, 9780312348670
14. The Plague of Doves
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $25.95, 9780060515126
15. A Dangerous Age
Ellen Gilchrist, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565125421

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Holt, $27.50, 9780805076035
3. Audition
Barbara Walters, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307266460
4. A Time to Fight
Jim Webb, Broadway, $24.95, 9780767928359
5. Just Who Will You Be?
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
6. The Prince of Frogtown
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $24, 9781400040407
7. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $25.95, 9780393062359
8. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155086
9. Ladies of Liberty
Cokie Roberts, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060782344
10. Counselor
Ted Sorensen, Harper, $27.95, 9780060798710
11. The Downhill Lie
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $22, 9780307266538
12. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne, Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
13. Goodnight Bush
Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316040419
14. What Now?
Ann Patchett, Harper, $14.95, 9780061340659
15. Screen Doors and Sweet Tea
Martha Hall Foose, Clarkson Potter, $32.50, 9780307351401

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $15.95, 9780007149834
3. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
4. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
5. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
6. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
7. Mister Pip
Lloyd Jones, Dial, $12, 9780385341073
8. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003
9. The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $16, 9780743227445
10. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
11. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392
12. The Great Man
Kate Christensen, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307277343
13. Garden Spells
Sarah Addison Allen, Bantam, $12, 9780553384833
14. Divisadero
Michael Ondaatje, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307279323
15. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
4. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
5. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
6. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
7. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
8. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
9. Merle's Door
Ted Kerasote, Harvest, $15, 9780156034500
10. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316067607
11. Under the Banner of Heaven
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9781400032808
12. The Outer Banks Cookbook
Elizabeth Wiegand, Three Forks, $19.95, 9780762746019
13. Confederates in the Attic
Tony Horwitz, Vintage, $14.95, 9780679758334
14. This Is Your Brain on Music
Daniel J. Levitin, Plume, $15, 9780452288522
15. Skinny Bitch
Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin, Running Press, $13.95, 9780762424931


MASS MARKET 

1. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451221957
2. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
3. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890
4. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, Daw, $7.99, 9780756404741
5. Suffer the Little Children
Donna Leon, Penguin, $7.99, 9780143113614
6. The Hollow
Nora Roberts, Jove, $7.99, 9780515144598
7. In a Dark Season
Vicki Lane, Dell, $6.99, 9780440243601
8. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892395
9. Nights in Rodanthe
Nicholas Sparks, Warner Vision, $7.99, 9780446612708
10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
2. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $19.99, 9780316160193
3. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101468
5. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
6. Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061549236
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
8. Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061236099
9. Read All About It!
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061560750
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
11. Alphabet
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $19.99, 9781416955658
12. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
13. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
14. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
15. Raven Rise (Pendragon #9)
D. J. MacHale, S&S, $17.99, 9781416914181