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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 31, 2010
Columbia, SC - November 4, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 31, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)

  • Okra Pick!Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, (fiction)
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, (fiction)
  • The Fall of the House of Zeus by Curtis Wilkie (nonfiction)
  • Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max, (nonfiction)
  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice (nonfiction)
  • The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook by Southern Foodways Alliance (nonfiction)
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, (paperback fiction)
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy (paperback fiction)
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin,(paperback nonfiction)
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max (paperback nonfiction)
  • Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz (paperback nonfiction)
  • I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols (paperback nonfiction)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction)
  • Awkward Family Photos by Mike Bender (paperback nonfiction)
  • Secretariat by William Nack (paperback nonfiction)
  • Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn (mass market)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)
  • Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
  • Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara (children's illustrated)
  • Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman (children's illustrated)
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, (children's interest)
  • The Magic Half by Annie Barrows (children's interest)

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
2. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
4. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
6. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344319
7. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
8. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
Okra Pick!9. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
10. American Assassin
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595182
11. Great House
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $24.95, 9780393079982
12. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
13. The Reversal
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069489
14. Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022243
15. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547598

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
2. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
3. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
4. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
5. Broke
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781439187197
6. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
7. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
8. The Last Boy
Jane Leavy, Harper, $27.99, 9780060883522
9. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
10. Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Condoleezza Rice, Crown Archetype, $27, 9780307587879
11. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
12. Assholes Finish First
Tucker Max, Gallery, $25.99, 9781416938743
13. Obama's Wars
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781439172490
14. Finishing the Hat
Stephen Sondheim, Knopf, $39.95, 9780679439073
15. The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook
Southern Foodways Alliance, University of Georgia Press, $24.95, 9780820332758

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
5. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
9. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725
10. Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $15, 9780307740991
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
12. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
13. Saving Ceecee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Penguin, $15, 9780143118572
14. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
15. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
2. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
3. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
4. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $16.95, 9780806532257
5. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
6. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
7. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
8. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
9. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810
10. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
13. Secretariat
William Nack, Hyperion, $16.99, 9781401324018
14. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
15. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Penguin, $18, 9780143118244

MASS MARKET


1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780061929380
6. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
7. Killing Floor
Lee Child, Penguin, $9.99, 9780515141429
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441018512
10. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595175

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
3. I Love You, Little Pumpkin!
Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316070027
4. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
5. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
6. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
7. Olivia Goes to Venice
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416996743
8. Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
Rob Scotton, Harper, $16.99, 9780061177606
9. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
10. Ghosts in the House!
Kazuno Kohara, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312608866

CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Crescendo
Becca Fitzpatrick, S&S, $18.99, 9781416989431
5. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
6. Beautiful Darkness
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316077057
7. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
8. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
9. Revolution
Jennifer Donnelly, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385737630
10. The Magic Half
Annie Barrows, Bloomsbury, $6.99, 9781599903583

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5)
Melissa de La Cruz, Hyperion, $16.99, 9781423121282
5. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Ivy and Bean
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
9. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061882685
10. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545123280



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:

Ken Murphy, author of MISSISSIPPI: State of Blues at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Nov 5 2010)

Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, author of MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY FLOTILLA at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (November 5 2010)

Mallory McDuff, author of Natural Saints: How People of FAith are Working to at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/05/2010)

Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/5/2010)

Frank Remkiewicz, author of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Florida at Book Swap of Carrollwood in Tampa, FL  (Nov 5 2010)

Richard Hine, author of Russel Wiley is Out to Lunch at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 5 2010)

starsMary Alice Monroe, author of The Long Road Home at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/5/2010)

Tim Hollis, author of Pizitz: Your Store at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/05/2010)

Wayne Caldwell Simmons, author of THE STORY OF JULES: A Watch Pocket Dog at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Nov 6 2010)

Nancie McDermott, author of SOUTHERN PIES: A GRACIOUS PLENTY OF PIE RECIPES FR at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/6/2010)

Sharon Robinson, author of Jackie's Gift at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 6 2010)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/06/10)

Kristin Swenson, author of BIBLE BABEL: MAKING SENSE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/6/2010)

Peggy Bennitt, author of Listening to a Special Voice at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/06/10)

Ricky Martin, author of Yo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 6 2010)

Katie Boyette, author of Knitwit: 20 Projects for Beginners and Seasoned Kn at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/06/2010)

Nancy Parker, author of The Adventures of Yat and Dat: What's Cookin'? at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Nov 6 2010)

Richard Campanella, author of LINCOLN IN NEW ORLEANS: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voy at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Nov 6 2010)

Soledad O'brien, author of The Next Big Story at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Nov 7 2010)

Carl Elliott, author of White Coat, Black Hat at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/08/10)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of The Fixer Upper at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (November 8 2010)

okraFannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/09/2010)

okraLou Dischler, author of My Only Sunshine at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (November 9 2010)

Homer Hickam, author of The Dinosaur Hunter at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/09/2010)

Malcolm Doubles, author of The Seduction of the Church at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (11/09/2010)

Ted Borg, author of Outdoor Adventures in the Upcountry at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (November 9 2010)

okraFannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/09/2010)

Ronald Alsop, author of The Trophy Kids Grow Up:How the Millennial Generat at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/09/2010)

Bob Carr, author of RAISING OUR CHILDREN ON BOURBON: A French Quarter at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Nov 9 2010)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (NOvember 9 2010)

Amy Sedaris, author of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor Peopl at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/10/2010)

Patrick McLaughlin, author of No Atheists in Foxholes: Prayers and Reflections f at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/11/10)

okraPat Conroy, author of My Reading Life at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/11/2010)

Jean Wycoff, author of The Painting's Tale at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/11/10)

okrastarsPatti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/11/10)

Condoleezza Rice, author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (November 11 2010)

Gary Pearce, author of JIM HUNT: A BIOGRAPHY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/11/10)

Gena Knox, author of Southern My Way at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/12/10)

okraBeth Webb Hart, author of Love, Charleston at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (11/12/2010)

Clay and Susan Griffith, author of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire (Book 1) at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/12/10)

Amy Sedaris, author of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/12/2010)

okraPatricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival - Cooking for Life at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/12/2010)