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Southern Indie Bestseller List 12/11/2011

For the week ending Sunday, December 11, 2011

Columbia, SC - December 19, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 11, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Hardcover Fiction


1. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959850
2. 11/22/63
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781451627282
3. Red Mist
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399158025
4. The Litigators
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535137
5. The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG, $28, 9780374203054
6. The Drop
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069410
7. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385534635
8. The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547659
9. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307957122
10. Nightwoods
Charles Frazier, Random House, $26, 9781400067091
11. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
12. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316126694
13. V Is for Vengeance
Sue Grafton, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157868
14. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022694
15. Out of Oz
Gregory Maguire, Morrow, $26.99, 9780060548940

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781451648539
2. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. Back to Work
Bill Clinton, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307959751
5. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $35, 9780679456728
6. Jack Kennedy
Chris Matthews, S&S, $27.50, 9781451635089
7. Then Again
Diane Keaton, Random House, $26, 9781400068784
8. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
9. Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible
Paula Deen, S&S, $29.99, 9781416564072
10. Rin Tin Tin
Susan Orlean, S&S, $26.99, 9781439190135
11. A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor, Viking, $45, 9780670022700
12. The Swerve
Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $26.95, 9780393064476
13. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.50, 9781416571766
14. Goodnight iPad
Ann Droyd, Blue Rider, $14.95, 9780399158568
15. What It Means to Be a Democrat
George McGovern, Blue Rider, $22.95, 9780399158223

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307949493
4. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316038409
9. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
10. A Dog's Purpose
W.Bruce Cameron, Forge, $12.99, 9780765330345
11. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, NAL, $25, 9780451232571
12. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446573658
13. The Lake of Dreams
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $16, 9780143120360
14. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
stars15. The Strangers on Montagu Street
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451235268

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
2. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571480
4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
5. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985446
6. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
7. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $16.95, 9780679763888
8. At Home
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767919395
9. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
10. Awkward Family Pet Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307888129
11. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316001946
12. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
13. The Best of the Rejection Collection
Matthew Diffee, Workman, $13.95, 9780761165781
14. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
15. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
3. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949486
5. The Confession
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
6. The Reversal
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9780446556750
7. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
9. Smokin' Seventeen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345527707
10. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702

Children's Illustrated


1. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
4. The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder (Illus.), Workman, $14.95, 9780761163732
5. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $17.99, 9780670011612
6. I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655983
7. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
8. Bad Kitty Christmas
Nick Bruel, Roaring Brook, $15.99, 9781596436688
9. The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore, Corinne Malvern (Illus.), Golden, $3.99, 9780375863592
10. Home for Christmas
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399256530

Children's Interest


1. Every Thing On It
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $19.99, 9780061998164
2. Wonderstruck
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $29.99, 9780545027892
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $24.99, 9780439813785
4. Wildwood
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/Harper, $17.99, 9780062024688
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
6. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780375864353
7. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
8. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060890742
9. The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $6.99, 9780394820378
10. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $27.99, 9780375856112
6. The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140597
7. Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, #2)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781416975885
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737