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Southern Indie Bestseller List 10/26/2008

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 26, 2008
Columbia, SC -October 29, 2008 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 26, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446579933
2. The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316166294
3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $25.95, 9780061374227
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $22, 9780385340991
5. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $24.95, 9780061470851
6. Extreme Measures
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.95, 9780743270427
7. Testimony
Anita Shreve, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316059862
8. A Most Wanted Man
John le Carré, Scribner, $28, 9781416594888
9. A Lion Among Men
Gregory Maguire, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060548926
10. One Fifth Avenue
Candace Bushnell, Voice, $25.95, 9781401301613
11. The Other Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.95, 9781416549123
12. Rough Weather
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155192
13. I See You Everywhere
Julia Glass, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780375422751
14. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048
15. The Widows of Eastwick
John Updike, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269607

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $19.99, 9780446407410
2. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Viking, $24.95, 9780670020744
3. Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $27.95, 9780374166854
4. The Snowball
Alice Schroeder, Bantam, $35, 9780553805093
5. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
6. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316143479
8. Tried by War
James M. McPherson, Penguin Press, $35, 9781594201912
9. Goodnight Bush
Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316040419
10. Guinness World Records 2009
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994374
11. The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594489990
12. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316035903
13. Against Medical Advice
James Patterson, Hal Friedman, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316024754
14. The Longest Trip Home
John Grogan, Morrow, $25.95, 9780061713248
15. Acedia & Me
Kathleen Norris, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594489969

 

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. World Without End
Ken Follett, NAL, $22, 9780451224996
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $14, 9781594483295
6. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
8. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
9. In the Woods
Tana French, Penguin, $14, 9780143113492
10. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
11. Run
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780061340642
12. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
13. Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400030903
14. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
15. Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316066525

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. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
4. Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400033539
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
7. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
8. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
9. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $14.95, 9780393333060
10. The World Without Us
Alan Weisman, Picador, $15, 9780312427900
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 9780374500016
12. The Nine
Jeffrey Toobin, Anchor, $15.95, 9781400096794
13. Boone
Robert Morgan, Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126152
14. I Can Has Cheezburger?
Professor Happycat, icanhascheezburger.com, Gotham, $10, 9781592404094
15. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107


MASS MARKET 

1. Nights in Rodanthe
Nicholas Sparks, Warner Vision, $7.99, 9780446612708
2. Down River
John Hart, St. Martin's Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
3. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307455871
4. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
5. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. Dark of the Moon
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425224137
8. Now and Then
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425224144
9. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
10. Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441013333

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
6. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
7. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $27.50, 9780375826726
8. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Laura Geringer, $16.99, 9780060283247
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $10.95, 9780810979772
10. Big Words for Little People
Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Joanna Cotler, $16.99, 9780061127595
11. Pete & Pickles
Berkeley Breathed, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250828
12. Inkdeath
Cornelia Funke, Chicken House, $24.99, 9780439866286
13. Paper Towns
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478188
14. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060542092
15. Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illus.), HarperTrophy, $3.99, 9780061236112