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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 3, 2010
Columbia, SC -January 8 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 3, 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 Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
5. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
6. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
7. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
8. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
9. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155970
10. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
11. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
12. The Honor of Spies
W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155666
13. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375409288
14. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
15. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
2. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
3. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
4. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
5. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
6. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
7. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
8. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
9. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
10. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
11. Half the Sky
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307267146
12. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316069908
13. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
14. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
Norton, $24.95, 9780393061024
15. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper, $25.99, 9780060596989

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
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. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
9. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. Serena - a SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

12. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
13. The Women
T.C. Boyle, Penguin, $16, 9780143116479
14. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
2. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
6. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
7. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
8. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
9. Flat Belly Diet!
Liz Vaccariello (Ed.), Rodale, $15.99, 9781605295626
10. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
11. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
13. Bringing It to the Table
Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $14.95, 9781582435435
14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
4. Plum Spooky
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312383343
5. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
7. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
8. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476319
9. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
10. All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441015818

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
5. The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780140502343
6. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
7. Carl's Snowy Afternoon
Alexandra Day, FSG, $12.99, 9780374310868
8. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
9. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
10. Family Huddle
Peyton Manning, et al., Jim Madsen (Illus.), Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545153775

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

 

1. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
2. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
3. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
4. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Josh Lieb, Razorbill, $15.99, 9781595142405
5. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
6. Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423121343
7. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245
8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne, David Fickling, $8.99, 9780385751537
9. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
10. Graceling
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
4. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
5. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
8. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
9. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687

 



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:

Betheny Frankel, author of The Skinnygirl Dish at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 10 2010)

Stephen Valentine, author of Timeship:The Architecture of Immortality at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 10 2010)

Leanna Sain, author of Retrun to Nowhere at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (January 10 2010)

Alexandra Kosteniuk, author of Diary of a Chess Queen at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 11 2010)

Rae-Lynn Ziegler, author of Let's Look Together: An Interactive Picture Book f at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 12 2010)

Ernest D. Chu, author of Soul Currency at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 13 2010)

Faith/Gwen Hunter, author of Blood Cross at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/13/2010)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 13 2010)

Steve Berry, author of "The Paris Vendetta" at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (January 13 2010)

Jasper Fforde, author of Shades of Grey at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 14 2010)

Neil Sheehan, author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)

Janice Y K Lee, author of The Piano Teacher at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)

Steve Berry, author of "The Paris Vendetta" at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 14 2010)

Lisa Earle McLeod, author of The Triangle of Truth at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (January 14 2010)

Mike Creek and Lynn Kelly, author of "The Boykin Spaniel" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/15/2010)

Bob Fischer, author of Naked Portfolio Manager at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (January 15 2010)

Victoria Stillwell, author of It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 16 2010)

Cornelia Powell, author of The Bride’s Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Your at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (January 16 2010)

Emilio Estefan, author of The Rhythm of Success at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 16 2010)

John Cross, author of El Encuentro at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 17 2010)

Ellen Brazer, author of Clouds Across the Sun at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 17 2010)

Richelle Mead, author of The Vampire Academy at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 17 2010)

Marco Borges, author of Power Moves at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 18 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 19 2010)

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

Michael Gates Gill, author of How to Save Your Own Life at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 20 2010)

Barry Satz, author of Practicing Sucks But It Doesn’t Have To at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 20 2010)

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

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

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

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

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

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