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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 28, 2010
Columbia, SC - December 3, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 28, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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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 Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
Okra Pick!2. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936

3. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
4. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
6. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345

7. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
8. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
9. Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195522
Okra Pick!10. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664

11. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
12. Moonlight Mile
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061836923
13. The Emperor's Tomb
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $26, 9780345505491
14. Cross Fire
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036177
15. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335


HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
Okra Pick!3. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577

4. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
5. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
6. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
7. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
8. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
9. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
10. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
11. Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris, Random House, $35, 9780375504877
12. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
13. The Emperor of All Maladies
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $30, 9781439107959
14. Guinness World Records 2011
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994589
15. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
7. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725
8. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
9. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. House Rules
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square Press, $16, 9780743296441
12. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074

13. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
14. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Penguin, $15, 9780143118572
STARS15. Falling Home
Karen White, New American Library, $15, 9780451231444


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
2. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
STARS4. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631

5. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446407427
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
7. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
8. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
9. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
10. Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates
Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein, Penguin, $13, 9780143118251
11. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943

12. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
13. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
14. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
15. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810


MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595175
6. The Christmas Sweater
Glenn Beck, Pocket Star, $7.99, 9781416595007
7. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451229632
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. Sand Sharks
Margaret Maron, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446618090
10. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
3. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Olivia Claus
Kama Einhorn, Jared Osterhold (Illus.), Simon Spotlight, $16.99, 9781442406629
6. Olivia Goes to Venice
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416996743
7. Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235924
8. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
9. It's Christmas, David!
David Shannon, Blue Sky, $16.99, 9780545143110
10. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664


CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
3. Dewey's Christmas at the Library
Vicki Myron, Bret Witter, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316068727
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
5. Twas the Night Before Christmas
Christopher Wormell (Illus.), Running Press Kids, $16.95, 9780762427178
6. 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
7. This Isn't What It Looks Like
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316076258
8. Cajun Night Before Christmas
James Rice (Illus.), Pelican, $15.95, 9780882899404
9. Amazing Cows!: A Book of Bovinely Inspired Misinformation
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $10.95, 9780761162148
10. Beautiful Darkness
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316077057


CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
4. Night Whispers (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, #3)
Erin Hunter, Harper, $16.99, 9780061555152
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
8. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856525
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737


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:

Margaret Baroody, author of The Unexpected Visitor at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (12/03/2010)

Gary Dell’Abate, author of They Call Me Baba Booey at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Dec 3 2010)

Jessie Carty, author of Paper House at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/03/2010)

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, author of Signing Their Lives Away at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/03/2010)

Drs. Katie Rodan & Kathy Fields, author of Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/03/10)

Dave Barry, author of I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Ta at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Dec 3 2010)

James C. Cobb, author of THE SOUTH & AMERICA SINCE WWII at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Dec 3 2010)

Sonny Brewer, author of Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Dec 3 2010)

Okra Pick!Fannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You, Honey at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (12/03/2010)

Chip Furr, author of Thin Places at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (Dec 3 2010)

Ruth Little, author of CAROLINA COTTAGE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE PIAZZA at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (12/3/2010)

Tim Green, author of False Convictions at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Dec 3 2010)

Gary Hauk, author of Where Courageous Inquiry Leads at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Dec 4 2010)

Shannon Taylor Vannatter, author of The White Rose Trilogy at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Dec 4 2010)

Judson Hout, author of The Ghost of Bud Parrott at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Dec 4 2010)

Dena Harris, author of Who Moved My Mouse?: A Self-Help Book for Cats (Wh at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/04/2010)

Tina Marie Mayr, author of 4Fairy at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (Dec 4 2010)

Carrie Wagner, author of Village Wisdom: Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Jo at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/04/2010)

Ken Harmon, author of The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/04/2010)

Murray Dunlap, author of What Doesn't Kill You at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/04/10)

Ron Rash, author of Burning Bright at Booksmith Inc. in Seneca, SC  (December 4, 2010)

Michael H. Thompson, author of DAVID: The Illustrated Novel at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Dec 4 2010)

Joseph Mills, author of Love and other Collisions at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/04/2010)

Jim Casada, Editor, author of Carolina Christmas at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (12/4/2010)

John Thomas York, author of Naming the Constellations at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/04/2010)

Terri Kirby Erickson, author of Telling Tales of Dusk at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/04/2010)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Wake Wake Wake at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/04/2010)

Patricia Hall, author of Ammunition for God's Soldiers at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/05/2010)

Okra Pick!Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Dec 5 2010)

Becky Gould Gibson, author of Aphrodite's Daughter at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/05/2010)

Jean Anderson, author of FALLING OFF THE BONE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (12/5/10)

Helen Losse, author of Better with Friends at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/05/2010)

Ari Weinzweig, author of ZINGERMAN'S GUIDE TO BETTER BACON at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Dec 6 2010)

Michele Norris, author of THE GRACE OF SILENCE: A MEMOIR at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (12/6/2010)

Mary Pipher, author of The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter t at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/06/2010)

Susan Rosson Spain, author of Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (Dec 7 2010)

Robert Dalby, author of A Piggly Wiggly Christmas at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Dec 8 2010)

Okra Pick!Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival: Cooking for Life at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (December 8 2010)

Jeff Lindsay, author of Dexter is Delicious at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Dec 9 2010)

Gray Bowman, author of As a Man Thinketh at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/9/2010)

Okra Pick!STARSMarshall Chapman, author of They Came to Nashville at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Dec 10 2010)

Michael Carlebach, author of Sunny Land: Pictures From Paradise at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/10/2010)

William Starr, author of Whiskey, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (12/10/2010)

Molly Rawls, author of Winston-Salem: Then and Now at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/10/2010)

Kathy Lee Sumner, author of Captiva Island at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (Dec 11 2010)

James Cole, author of The Real at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/11/10)

Laura Wharton, author of The Pirate's Bastard at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/11/2010)

John Bayne, author of Gravely Concerned at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/11/2010)

Gloria Houston, author of The Year of the Perfect Christmas tree at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/11/2010)

Frye Gaillard, author of Watermelon Wine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/11/10)

Dona Turner, author of No Soccer Today for Rinnie Ray at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (Dec 11 2010)

Bowman Gray, author of As A Man Thinketh at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/11/2010)

Britt Menzies, author of Stinky Kids and the Runaway Scissors at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (Dec 12 2010)

Laura George, author of The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions (Found at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2010)

Okra Pick!STARSJim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Ram's Head Book Shop in Roanoke, VA  (Dec 13 2010)

STARSElise Blackwell, author of An Unfinished Score at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/14/10)

STARSPatti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/15/2010)

Dr Hal Poe, author of The Inklings of Oxford at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Dec 16 2010)

Scott Foster, author of The Magic Snowflake at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/18/2010)

Tom Sieg, author of Celebrating The Underdog at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/18/2010)

Cameron Kent, author of The Road to Devotion at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/19/2010)

Susan Runholt, author of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/19/2010)

Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/20/2010)

Jean Hunt, author of Waggin' Tails & Moonlit Trails: Mattie's Dog, Tuck at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Dec 20 2010)

Nigel Barker, author of Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/23/10)