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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 9, 2009
Columbia, SC -August 15, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 9, 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. Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202247
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
4. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
5. The Defector
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155680
6. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294294
7. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455
8. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
9. Rain Gods
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128244
10. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
11. The Angel's Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385528702
12. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743292511
13. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells, Harper, $25.99, 9780060175313
14. The Castaways
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316043892
15. Swimsuit
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018777

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
2. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
3. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
4. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
5. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

6. The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780060565282
7. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
8. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $25.95, 9781594202230
9. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
10. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
11. Wicked Plants
Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126831
12. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
13. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
14. In Fed We Trust
David Wessel, Crown Business, $26.99, 9780307459688
15. If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?
John Mitchinson, John Lloyd, Harmony, $21.99, 9780307460660

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
6. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Penguin, $16, 9780143034902
11. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292
12. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
13. Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe, Anchor, $11, 9780385474542
14. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
15. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
2. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
3. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
4. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
5. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
8. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
9. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
10. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
12. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
13. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
14. Eat This Not That!
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.95, 9781594868542
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 9780374500016

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
4. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316042512
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441013333
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
9. Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553587906
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
3. Marley Goes to School
John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061561511
4. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
5. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
6. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
8. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.95, 9780312346065
9. The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak (Illus.), Tanglewood, $16.95, 9781933718002
10. Cat
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $16.99, 9781416978008

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
3. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Barbara Park, Random House, $12.99, 9780375838118
4. The Wednesday Wars
Gary D. Schmidt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547237602
5. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375834868
6. Lock and Key - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729

7. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670011940
8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne, David Fickling, $8.99, 9780385751537
9. L.A. Candy
Lauren Conrad, Harper, $17.99, 9780061767586
10. Schooled
Gordon Korman, Hyperion, $5.99, 9781423105169

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
5. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488
6. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
7. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
10. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice #6)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250330

 



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:

James Braziel, author of Snakeskin Road at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (08/18/2009)

Pat Conroy, author of South of Broad at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (08/19/2009)

Jackie Cooper, author of The Sunrise Remembers: Memories from the Journey at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/21/09)

Kris Radish, author of Shortest Distance Between Two Women at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/21/2009)

Michael Taeckens, author of ove Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakup at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/21/2009)

Michael McNeil, author of Whatever it Takes at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 22 2009)

Nancy Coffelt, author of Fred Stays with Me at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/22/2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/25/2009)

Charles Eagles, author of The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Inte at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/26/2009)

Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/27/2009)

Valarier Schwartz, author of Remembering Chapel Hill: The Twentieth Century As at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/27/2009)

Lucy Nolan, author of Mother Osprey at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/28/2009)

Michael Rosen, author of What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Jo at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (August 28 2009)

Mark A. Anderson, author of He's Alive, But at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 29 2009)

Gerald Elias, author of Devil's Trill at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (08/29/2009)

Marcus Pfister, author of Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/29/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Bay Street Trading Co in Beaufort, SC  (August 29 2009)

Ronald Polizzi, author of Heart of Dixie at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/29/2009)

Amanda Gable, author of The Confederate General Rides North at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (09/1/09)

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