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Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA,
for the week ended Sunday, April 27, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446195973
2. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $25, 9780307265739
3. Hold Tight
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950608
4. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061438431
5. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $22.95, 9780375424489
6. Santa Fe Dead
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399154904
7. Girls in Trucks
Katie Crouch, Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316002110
8. The Appeal
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385515047
9. Where Are You Now?
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.95, 9781416566380
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594489501
11. Miss Julia Paints the Town
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $24.95, 9780670018642
12. Wicked City
Ace Atkins, Putnam, $24.95, 9780399154577
13. The Girl With No Shadow
Joanne Harris, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061431623
14. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594489587
15. Dead Heat
Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale, $24.99, 9781414311616

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. Just Who Will You Be?
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
3. What Now?
Ann Patchett, Harper, $14.95, 9780061340659
4. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155086
5. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne, Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
6. Ladies of Liberty
Cokie Roberts, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060782344
7. Home
Julie Andrews, Hyperion, $26.95, 9780786865659
8. Bad Money
Kevin Phillips, Viking, $25.95, 9780670019076
9. Beautiful Boy
David Sheff, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780618683352
10. The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden, Collins, $24.95, 9780061243585
11. Girls Like Us
Sheila Weller, Atria, $27.95, 9780743491471
12. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $21.95, 9781594201455
13. The Daring Book for Girls
Andrea Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz, Collins, $24.95, 9780061472572
14. You Want Fries with That?
Prioleau Alexander, Arcade, $24.95, 9781559708647
15. The Reason for God
Timothy Keller, Dutton, $24.95, 9780525950493

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
3. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
4. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392
5. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
6. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003
7. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
8. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $15, 9780743496735
9. Divisadero
Michael Ondaatje, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307279323
10. The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $16, 9780743227445
11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
12. The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield, Washington Square, $15, 9780743298032
13. Luncheon of the Boating Party
Susan Vreeland, Penguin, $15, 9780143113522
14. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
15. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follet, NAL, $24.95, 9780451225245

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
4. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
5. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
6. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
7. Eat This Not That!
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.95, 9781594868542
8. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Vintage, $12.95, 9780307276827
9. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
10. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
12. Skinny Bitch
Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin, Running Press, $13.95, 9780762424931
13. John Adams
David McCullough, S&S, $20, 9781416575887
14. Merle's Door
Ted Kerasote, Harvest, $15, 9780156034500
15. Porn for Women
Cambridge Women's Pornography Co-op (Eds.), Chronicle, $12.95, 9780811855518

MASS MARKET


1. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451221957
2. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890
3. Simple Genius
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446618731
4. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892395
5. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 9780446310789
7. The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory, Pocket Star, $7.99, 9781416556534
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
9. Bad Luck and Trouble
Lee Child, Dell, $7.99, 9780440243663
10. Tripwire
Lee Child, Jove, $7.99, 9780515143072

CHILDREN'S TITLES


1. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
2. Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three, Book 3)
Erin Hunter, Harper, $16.99, 9780060892081
3. Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061549236
4. Lock and Key
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $18.99, 9780670010882
5. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
6. Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House #39)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375837319
7. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316160209
8. Read All About It!
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061560750
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
10. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $18.99, 9780316160193
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
13. Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061236099
14. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
15. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092