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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, February 14, 2010
Columbia, SC -February 18 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 14, 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 Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399156199
3. Brava, Valentine
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $25.99, 9780061257070
4. Worst Case
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036221
Okra Pick!5. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390

6. Bloodroot
Amy Greene, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269867
7. The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
9. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
10. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
11. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
12. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
13. Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307272409
14. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525951452
15. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Game Change
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
2. Staying True
Jenny Sanford, Ballantine, $25, 9780345522399
3. The Politician
Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne, $24.99, 9780312640651
4. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
6. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
8. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $27, 9780066211312
9. Making Rounds with Oscar
David Dosa, Hyperion, $23.99, 9781401323233
10. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
11. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper, $25.99, 9780061583254
12. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
13. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
14. The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $24.50, 9780805091748
15. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343497
11. Serena - a SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

12. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $15, 9780812980530
13. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
15. Very Valentine
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $14.99, 9780061257063

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
5. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400078455
8. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
9. An Altar in the World
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061370472
10. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
11. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
14. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
15. Picking Cotton
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312599539

 

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
5. Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane, Harper, $7.99, 9780061703256
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
10. Night and Day
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425232996



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
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. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illus.), Blue Sky, $16.99, 9780545143141
5. Everyone Says I Love You
Beegee Tolpa (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $12.99, 9780843189520
6. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
8. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
Okra Pick!9. The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Hester Bass, E. B. Lewis (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763635831

10. The Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
3. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Dial, $17.99, 9780803733961
4. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410387
5. Weird But True: 300 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic, Jonathan Halling (Illus.), National Geographic, $6.95, 9781426305948
7. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
8. Alabama Moon
Watt Key, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312384289
9. The Demigod Files
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $12.95, 9781423121664
10. Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $5.99, 9780440413288
10. Nightjohn
Gary Paulsen, Laurel Leaf, $5.99, 9780440219361

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
2. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
3. Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856501
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
6. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
7. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
8. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
9. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
10. The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, #7)
Peter Lerangis, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060479

 

 

 



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:

Santiago Maggi, author of Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 18 2010)

Allan Schulman, author of Miami Modern Metropolis at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 18 2010)

Linda Nathan, author of The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test: Lessons at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 18 2010)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (February 18 2010)

Karen Volkman, author of Nomina at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (February 18 2010)

philip ward, author of Reflection of a Silent Scream at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/18/10)

Melinda Rainey Thompson, author of I Love You - Now Hush at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (February 18 2010)

Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 18 2010)

Jenifer Bubenik, author of Thoughts from the Chicken Bus at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (February 18 2010)

Toni Kelner, author of Who Killed the Pinup Queen? at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 18 2010)

Ann Nixon Cooper, author of A CENTURY AND SOME CHANGE: MY LIFE BEFORE THE PRES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 18 2010)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 19 2010)

Juan Ramon Jimenez, author of La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 19 2010)

Ralph de la Vega, author of Obstacles Welcome at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 19 2010)

Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (February 19 2010)

Carl Naylor, author of "The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/19/2010)

P.J. Parrish , author of The Little Death at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 19 2010)

Leonard Miller, author of "Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 19 2010)

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of The Wonder Book at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 19 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/19/2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (FEbruary 19 2010)

Patti Stanger, author of Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attra at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 20 2010)

Doug Hirschhorn, author of 8 Ways to Great at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 20 2010)

Gail Martin, author of Dark Lady's Chosen at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 20 2010)

Sergio Ramirez, author of Castigo Divino at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 20 2010)

Tyrone Prothro, author of Catch & Hold at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/20/10)

R. W. Doyen, author of A Father's Anguish at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (February 20 2010)

Jenifer Bubenik, author of Thoughts from the Chicken Bus at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 20 2010)

Alix Dobkin, author of My Red Blood at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 20 2010)

Irene Latham, author of Leaving Gee's Bend at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/21/2010)

Charlie Burnette, author of Manipulation By Degree at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 21 2010)

Pamela Mithcell, author of The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 22 2010)

Brian Nelson, author of The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Cha at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 23 2010)

Gabrielle Berstein, author of Add More ing to Your Life at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 23 2010)

Chris Mitchell, author of Cast Member Confidential at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 23 2010)

Pamela Fiori, author of The Spirit of Capri at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 24 2010)

Mbaye Lo, author of Understanding Muslim Discourse: Language, Traditio at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 24 2010)

Chris Bohjalian, author of Secrets of Eden at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 24 2010)

Jenifer Bubenik, author of Thoughts from the Chicken Bus at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 25 2010)

Eileen Flanagan, author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference: When to Make a at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 25 2010)

Heinzelmannchen Brewery, author of Gnometown Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (February 25 2010)

Lisa McMann, author of Gone at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 25 2010)

Nancy Anderson, author of Tough Talks for Tough Times at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/25/10)

Vivian R. Jacobson, author of Sharing Chagall at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (February 25 2010)

Glenn H Mullin, author of Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Alix Dobkin, author of My Red Blood at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 25 2010)

Adrienne Lehrer, author of Wine and Conversation at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Angella Nazarian, author of Life as a Visitor at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 25 2010)

Terence Holt, author of In The Valley of the Kings at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 26 2010)

Lisa McMann, author of Gone at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 26 2010)

Amy Green, author of "Bloodroot" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/26/2010)

Parice Parker, author of Aggravated Assault on Your Mind at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 27 2010)

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt, author of Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/27/10)

David Messer, author of Henry Roe Cloud at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (February 27 2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/27/10)

Margaret Edds, author of Finding Sara at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (February 27 2010)

Wayne Caldwell, author of "Requiem by Fire" at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (February 27 2010)

Julie Hyzy, author of Artistic License at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 28 2010)

Peter Blair, author of Farang at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 28 2010)

Elyssa East, author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Gh at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (February 28 2010)

Melanie Snyder, author of Grace Goes To Prison at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (February 28 2010)

Peter Lerangis, author of THE VIPER’S NEST at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (March 1 2010)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blues at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (March 1 2010)

Mara Shalhoup, author of The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (March 2 2010)

Melissa Rooney, author of Eddie the Electron at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (March 2 2010)

George Bishop, author of LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (March 3 2010)

Johanna Moran, author of THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (March 4 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/04/2010)

 

Emyl Jenkins, author of THE BIG STEAL at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (03/04/2010)
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