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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 8, 2009
Columbia, SC -November 16, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 16, 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 Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
4. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
5. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
7. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
8. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
9. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595168
10. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166317
11. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
12. An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $30, 9780385342452
13. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
14. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
15. No Less Than Victory
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497925 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
2. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
3. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
4. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
5. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
6. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
7. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316069908
8. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
9. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
10. Highest Duty
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061924682
11. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
12. The Audacity to Win
David Plouffe, Viking, $27.95, 9780670021338
13. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper, $25.99, 9780060596989
14. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
15. Knockout
Suzanne Somers, Crown, $25.99, 9780307587466

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

 

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
8. Serena - A 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

9. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
13. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579
14. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
15. The Girl on Legare Street
Karen White, New American Library, $15, 9780451227997

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
2. Our Choice
Al Gore, Rodale, $26.99, 9781594867347
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. The Sibley Guide to Trees
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $39.95, 9780375415197
5. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
6. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
7. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
8. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393330472
9. The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead, $16, 9781594484001
10. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
11. The Ascent of Money
Niall Ferguson, Penguin, $16, 9780143116172
12. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
13. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
14. Eat This, Not That!: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.99, 9781605295381
15. Chefs of the Triangle
Ann Prospero, John F. Blair Publisher, $16.95, 9780895873705

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
3. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
4. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
7. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990

 

 



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. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
7. T Is for Turkey
Tanya Lee Stone, Gerald Kelley (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $4.99, 9780843125702
8. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
10. The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book
Glenn Beck, et al., Aladdin, $17.99, 9781416995432

 

 

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
3. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
4. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
5. Graceling
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300
6. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
7. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
8. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, Harper, $7.99, 9780061120268
9. 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
STARS10. Eli the Good
Silas House, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763643416

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
5. Tempted (House of Night)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9780312567484
6. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
8. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
9. In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
Jude Watson, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060462
10. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475

 



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:

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 17 2009)

Aaron Beam, author of HealthSouth: The Wagon to Disaster at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/17/2009)

Bruce Wilkinson, author of You Were Born For This at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/18/2009)

Jonathan Singer, author of Botanica Magnifica at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/18/2009)

Fred Chappell, author of Ancestors& Others at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 18 2009)

Elizabeth Strout, author of Abide With Me at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 19 2009)

Carlton Ward, Jr., author of FLORIDA COWBOYS: KEEPERS OF THE LAST FRONTIER at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (November 19 2009)

Nikki Giovanni, author of Hip Hop Speaks to Children at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 20 2009)

Mike Yankoski, author of Under the Overpass at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/20/2009)

Stanley Lanzano, author of True Places at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/20/2009)

Christopher Meekins, author of Elizabeth City and the Civil War at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (November 21 2009)

Elizabeth Kane, author of Br’er Deer ‘n’ de Hot Peppas at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (November 21 2009)

Joan Medlicott, author of The Ladies of Covington at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (11/21/2009)

George Ivey, author of Up River at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/21/2009)

Alexia Helsley, author of The Hidden History of Greenville County at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (November 21 2009)

Clive Cussler, author of The Wrecker at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 22 2009)

David Baldacci, author of True Blue at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/22/2009)

Ted and Matt Lee, author of Simple and Fresh at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 22 2009)

Peggy Tabor Millin, author of Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/22/2009)

Gardnar Mulloy, author of As It Was at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 22 2009)

Alessandrina Lerner, author of Essence of Love at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 23 2009)

Armando Lucas Correa, author of En busca de Emma: Dos padres, una hija y el sueño at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 23 2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (November 23 2009)

Marjorie Rosen, author of Boom Town at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 24 2009)

Laurie Ann Levin, author of God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 27 2009)

Mark Gordon Smith, author of Harrisville at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/27/2009)

Quentin Whitwell, author of If By Whiskey at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/27/2009)

Tim Link, author of Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (November 29 2009)

Art Chansky, author of Light Blue Reign: How a City Slicker, a Quiet Kans at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 30 2009)
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