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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, February 27, 2011

Columbia, SC - March 3, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 27, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

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

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Night Vision
Randy Wayne White,Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157059
4. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
5. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
Okra Pick!7. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown and Company, $24.99, 9780316033046
8. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
9. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
10. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
Okra Pick!11. Electric Barracuda
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061876899
12. Tick Tock
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316037914
13. Gideon's Sword
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446564328
14. Dead or Alive
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157233
15. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399157226

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
3. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
4. House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home
Mark Richard, Nan A. Talese, $23.95, 9780385513029
5. And Furthermore
Judi Dench, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312659066
6. Known and Unknown
Donald Rumsfeld, Sentinel, $36, 9781595230676
7. I Beat the Odds
Michael Oher, Gotham, $26, 9781592406128
8. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
9. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
10. Townie
Andre Dubus III, Norton, $25.95, 9780393064667
11. A Widow's Story
Joyce Carol Oates, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062015532
12. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
13. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
14. The Hemlock Cup
Bettany Hughes, Knopf Publishing Group, $35, 9781400041794
15. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $30, 9780679444329

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
3. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
4. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
5. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
6. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
7. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
8. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
11. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's, $13.95, 9780312370848
12. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
13. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Penguin, $15, 9780143118572
14. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
15. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
3. The King's Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
4. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
5. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
6. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
7. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
8. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
9. The Book of Awakening
Mark Nepo, Conari, $18.95, 9781573241175
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. Creative Is a Verb
Patti Digh, Skirt!, $19.95, 9781599218830
12. The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2011
Allan Borushek, Family Health, $8.99, 9781930448339
13. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
14. The Reason for God
Timothy Keller, Riverhead, $16, 9781594483493
15. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. Deliver Us From Evil
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9780446564076
5. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
6. The Black Cat
Martha Grimes, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232946
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780449213940
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
4. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
5. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
6. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
7. Little White Rabbit
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $16.99, 9780062006424
8. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
2. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
3. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780062026248
4. You Can Count on Monsters
Richard Evan Schwartz, AK Peters, $24.95, 9781568815787
5. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
6. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
7. Beastly Movie Tie-In Edition
Alex Flinn, Harper Teen, $8.99, 9780061963285
8. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440414124
9. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
10. Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi
DK Publishing, DK Publishing, $12.99, 9780756671976

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus., Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
8. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
9. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
10. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499


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:

J Y Bradford, author of Exodus at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/4/2011)

Jeanne Lemkau, author of Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of Midlife Rebellio at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Mar 4 2011)

Rachel Weiss, author of To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 4 2011)

Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of Becoming Odessa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachia at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/04/2011)

Mary Jane Clark, author of "To Have and To Kill" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/04/2011)

Pamela Madsen, author of Shameless at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 5 2011)

Bob Strother, author of Scattered, Smothered, and Covered at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (March 5 2011)

Margaret Cardillo, author of Just Being Audrey at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 5 2011)

Jody Kraner, author of Northern Lights at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Mar 5 2011)

Barbara Giamanco, author of The New Handshake at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Mar 5 2011)

Greg Greenawalt, author of Destination Charlotte at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 5 2011)

Keith Jones, author of In Due Time at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/5/2011)

Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/05/2011)

Mark de Castrique, author of Fatal Undertaking at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/05/11)

Les Standiford, author of Bringing Adam Home at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Mar 6 2011)

Michael Zitz, author of GIVING IT ALL AWAY: THE DORIS BUFFETT STORY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 6 2011)

Patricia Grossman, author of Radiant Daughter at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Mar 6 2011)

Diane Daniel, author of Farm Fresh North Carlina: The Go-To Guide to Great at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 7 2011)

STARSBatt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (March 7 2011)

Chang-rae Lee, author of The Surrendered at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 7 2011)

Diane Daniel, author of Farm Fresh at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Mar 8 2011)

Patricia Sprinkle, author of Friday's Daughter at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (Mar 8 2011)

Malcolm Jones, author of Little Boy Blue at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/08/2011)

Keith Thomson, author of Twice a Spy at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/08/2011)

STARSJefferson Bass, author of "Bone Yard" at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/09/2011)

Frances Mayes, author of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (Mar 9 2011)

James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Mar 9 2011)

Roger Reid, author of Time at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/09/2011)

Yann Martel, author of Beatrice and Virgil at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Mar 9 2011)

Bertha Todd, author of My Restless Journey at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (March 10 2011)

Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (Mar 10 2011)

Laura Carpini, author of Bear Speaks at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/10/2011)

Andre Dubus III, author of Townie: A Memoir at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Mar 10 2011)

STARSJefferson Bass, author of Bone Yard at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 10 2011)

Piper Kerman, author of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Mar 10 2011)

Yann Martel, author of Beatrice & Virgil at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/11/2011)

Lisa Gardener, author of Love You More at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 11 2011)

STARSJefferson Bass, author of "Bone Yard" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/11/2011)

Shirley Deane, author of An Unreasonable Woman: In Search of Meaning Around at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/11/2011)

Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place: Traditional Cherokee Dishes, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Richard Nance, author of Journey of the Chosen (The Hidden World Chronicles at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/12/2011)

David Halperin, author of Journal of a UFO Investigator at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Diane Daniel, author of Farm Fresh North Carlina: The Go-To Guide to Great at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/12/2011)

Rick Rothacker, author of BANKTOWN: THE RISE AND STRUGGLES OF CHARLOTTE’S BI at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (Mar 12 2011)

Peggy Vonsherie Allen, author of The Pecan Orchard at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/12/2011)

Sarah Byrd, author of Guardian Spirit at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (3/12/2011)

Vicki Lane, author of Day of Small Things at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/12/11)

Bill Branyon, author of Liberating Liberals at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/13/2011)

Okra Pick!Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/14/2011)

Earl J. Higgins, author of Metairie, Ames, High at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Mar 15 2011)

Les Standiford, author of MIAMI NOIR authors at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 15 2011)

Sheri Holman, author of The Witches On the Road Tonight at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/15/2011)

Jacques d' Amboise, author of I Was A Dancer at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Mar 15 2011)

Miles DeMott, author of Family Meeting at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Mar 15 2011)

J.A. Jance, author of Fatal Error at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (March 16 2011)

Sheri Holman, author of Witches on the Road Tonight at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (Mar 16 2011)

Frances Mayes, author of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian LIfe at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/16/2011)

C. A. Conrad, author of The Book of Frank at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (03/17/2011)

Tracey Schmidt, author of I Have Fallen In Love With the World at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (03/17/2011)

Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)

Mary Whyte, author of "Working South" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (03/18/2011)

Rachel Hawkins, author of Demonglass at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)

Bernie Schein, author of If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/18/2011)