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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 1, 2009
Columbia, SC -November 7, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 1, 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 Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
3. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
4. The Gathering Storm
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $29.99, 9780765302304
5. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
6. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
7. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
8. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
9. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
10. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166317
11. The Scarpetta Factor
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399156397
12. The Vintage Caper
Peter Mayle, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269010
13. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595168
14. To Try Men's Souls
Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, Thomas Dunne, $26.99, 9780312591069
15. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
2. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
3. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
4. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, et al., Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014
5. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
6. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
7. The Queen Mother
William Shawcross, Knopf, $40, 9781400043040
8. Manhood for Amateurs
Michael Chabon, Harper, $25.99, 9780061490187
9. You Better Not Cry
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $21.99, 9780312341916
10. Knockout
Suzanne Somers, Crown, $25.99, 9780307587466
11. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
12. Highest Duty
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061924682
13. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
14. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
15. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316069908



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

5. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
8. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
9. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
10. Bed of Roses
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425230077
11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
12. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
13. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
14. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
15. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
2. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
3. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
4. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
6. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393330472
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
9. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
10. The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead, $16, 9781594484001
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. The Ascent of Money
Niall Ferguson, Penguin, $16, 9780143116172
13. The Sibley Guide to Trees
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $39.95, 9780375415197
14. The Reason for God
Timothy Keller, Riverhead, $16, 9781594483493
15. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
5. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
8. Definitely Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441014910
9. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
10. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129

 



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. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
5. My First Halloween
Tomie dePaola, Grosset & Dunlap, $5.99, 9780448448589
6. Goodnight Goon
Michael Rex, Putnam, $14.99, 9780399245343
7. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $6.99, 9780375858130
8. Moonlight: The Halloween Cat
Cynthia Rylant, Melissa Sweet (Illus.), Harper, $6.99, 9780064438148
9. 10 Trick-or-Treaters
Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illus.), Knopf, $6.99, 9780375853470
10. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
STARS3. Eli the Good
Silas House, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763643416

4. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Josh Lieb, Razorbill, $15.99, 9781595142405
5. 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
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
7. Ruined
Paula Morris, Point, $16.99, 9780545042154
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat
Michael Pollan, Richie Chevat, Dial, $9.99, 9780803735002
9. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
10. Fire
Kristin Cashore, Dial, $17.99, 9780803734616


CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

 

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Tempted (House of Night)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9780312567484
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
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: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
8. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
9. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
10. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498



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:

Untitled Document Fred Chappell, author of Ancestors& Others at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 10 2009)

Aaron Beam, author of HealthSouth: The Wagon to Disaster at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/10/2009)

Teresa Holler, author of Holler for Your Health! "What To Do Now to Prevent at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (November 10 2009)

Jim Harrison, author of Pathways to a Southern Coast at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (November 10 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Bull's Head Bookshop in Chapel Hill, NC  (November 11 2009)

Karen White, author of The Girl on Legare Street at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (November 11 2009)

Donald Miller, author of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/12/2009)

Jennifer Elizabeth Daigle, author of The Knowing at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/12/2009)

Karen White, author of The Girl on Legare Street at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (November 12 2009)

Jeff Martin, author of My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (11/12/2009)

Ted and Matt Lee, author of Simple and Fresh at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/12/2009)

Brandon Sanderson, author of The Gathering Storm at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (November 13 2009)

Karen Utz, author of Sloss Furnaces at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/13/2009)

Fred Chappell, author of Ancestors and Others: New and Selected Stories at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/13/2009)

Karen White, author of Girl of Legare Street at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/13/2009)

Clay Travis, author of On Rocky Top at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (11/13/2009)

Brandon Sanderson, author of The Gathering Storm at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (November 13 2009)

Ted and Matt Lee, author of Simple and Fresh at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/13/2009)

Sarah Chapman, author of Bright and Gloomy Days:The Civil War Correspondenc at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

Paul Escott, author of North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

Alice Sink, author of Hidden History of the Piedmont at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

Holly Robinson, author of Gerbil Farmers Daughter at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (November 14 2009)

Nancy Thomas, author of Moravian Christmas in the South at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

Jennifer Niven, author of Velva Jean Learns to Drive at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/14/2009)

John Griffin, author of Mr. Lincoln and His War at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

David Wroblewski , author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (November 14 2009)

Sally Patton-Hall, author of The Cat Who Could Tell Time" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/14/2009)

Janice Hardy, author of The Shifter at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (November 14 2009)

Dale Neal, author of Cow Across America at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 14 2009)

Paul Gaston, author of Coming of Age in Utopia at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/14/2009)

Pat Conroy, author of South of Broad at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/14/2009)

Sarah Chapman, author of Bright and Gloomy Days:The Civil War Correspondenc at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

Bruce Marshall, author of Light of the World at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (11/14/2009)

John Griffin, author of Abraham Lincoln's Execution, Dr. John Chandler Gri at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/14/2009)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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