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Southern Indie Bestseller List 11/02/2008

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 2, 2008
Columbia, SC -November 6, 2008 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 2, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $22, 9780385340991
2. The Gate House
Nelson DeMille, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446533423
3. The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316166294
4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $25.95, 9780061374227
5. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446579933
6. Extreme Measures
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.95, 9780743270427
7. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $24.95, 9780061470851
8. Testimony
Anita Shreve, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316059862
9. A Most Wanted Man
John le Carré, Scribner, $28, 9781416594888
10. A Good Woman
Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $27, 9780385340267
11. Rough Weather
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155192
12. The Other Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.95, 9781416549123
13. The Given Day
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $27.95, 9780688163181
14. The Widows of Eastwick
John Updike, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269607
15. The English Major
Jim Harrison, Grove, $24, 9780802118639

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $19.99, 9780446407410
2. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781400054350
3. Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou, Random House, $25, 9781400066124
4. Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $27.95, 9780374166854
5. Flat Belly Diet
Cynthia Sass, Liz Vaccariello, Rodale, $25.95, 9781594868511
6. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
7. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
8. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316143479
9. The Snowball
Alice Schroeder, Bantam, $35, 9780553805093
10. Against Medical Advice
James Patterson, Hal Friedman, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316024754
11. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316035903
12. Fleeced
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.95, 9780061547751
13. Tried by War
James M. McPherson, Penguin Press, $35, 9781594201912
14. Goodnight Bush
Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316040419
15. Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue
John Shelton Reed, Dale Volberg Reed, Univ.of North Carolina Press, $30, 9780807832431

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
2. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 9780142001745
3. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $14, 9781594483295
6. Run
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780061340642
7. Home to Holly Springs
Jan Karon, Penguin, $14.95, 9780143114390
8. World Without End
Ken Follett, NAL, $22, 9780451224996
9. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
10. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
11. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
12. Down Town
Ferrol Sams, Penguin, $15, 9780143114383
13. Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400030903
14. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
15. The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga, Free Press, $14, 9781416562603

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
3. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
4. Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400033539
5. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
7. Boone
Robert Morgan, Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126152
8. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
9. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
10. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $14.95, 9780393333060
11. Change We Can Believe In
Obama for America, Barack Obama (Intro.), Three Rivers, $13.95, 9780307460455
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
14. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
15. I Like You
Amy Sedaris, Grand Central, $15.99, 9780446696777


MASS MARKET 

1.Down River
John Hart, St. Martin's Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
2. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
5. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307455871
6. Playing for Pizza
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780440244714
7. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
8. Now and Then
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425224144
9. Duma Key
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416552963
10. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
3. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
4. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $27.50, 9780375826726
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
7. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
8. Inkdeath
Cornelia Funke, Chicken House, $24.99, 9780439866286
9. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
10. 10 Trick-or-Treaters
Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illus.), Dragonfly, $4.99, 9780385736145
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $10.95, 9780810979772
12. Fifteen Animals!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761130666
13. Big Words for Little People
Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Joanna Cotler, $16.99, 9780061127595
14. Gingerbread Friends
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399251610
15. Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illus.), HarperTrophy, $3.99, 9780061236112