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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, May 24, 2009
Columbia, SC -May 29, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 24, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. Gone Tomorrow
Lee Child, Delacorte, $27, 9780385340571
3. The Last Child
John Hart, Minotaur, $24.95, 9780312359324
4. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342308
5. The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
Reif Larsen, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202179
6. First Family
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446539753
7. Road Dogs
Elmore Leonard, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061733147
8. Pygmy
Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385526340
9. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565125964
10. The Associate
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385517836
11. The 8th Confession
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018760
12. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $23.95, 9780375424496
13. Cemetery Dance
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446580298
14. Miss Julia Delivers the Goods
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $24.95, 9780670020652
15. Wicked Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155673

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Resilience
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $22.95, 9780767931366
2. Losing Mum and Pup
Christopher Buckley, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446540940
3. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
4. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
5. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859
6. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $23.99, 9780061728976
7. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
8. Ardent Spirits
Reynolds Price, Scribner, $35, 9780743291897
9. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316143479
10. The Girls From Ames
Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham, $26, 9781592404452
11. Fingerprints of God
Barbara Hagerty, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488771
12. Some Day You'll Thank Me for This
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $21.99, 9781401302962
13. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $19.99, 9780446407410
14. Paul Newman
Shawn Levy, Harmony, $29.99, 9780307353757
15. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
7. Mudbound -- a SIBA Book Award FInalist!
Hillary Jordan, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565126770

8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
10. Testimony
Anita Shreve, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316067348
11. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
12. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
13. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
14. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $16, 9780743454537
15. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
6. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
7. God Is Not Great
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $14.99, 9780446697965
8. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316346627
9. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
10. The Billionaire's Vinegar
Benjamin Wallace, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307338785
11. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Berkley, $15, 9780425226896
12. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Picador, $18, 9780312428327
13. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $13.99, 9780800759490
14. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
15. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665

 


MASS MARKET 

1. Angels & Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416578741
2. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
3. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $8.99, 9780451191144
4. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
5. The Broken Window
Jeffery Deaver, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416549987
6. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
7. Winter Study
Nevada Barr, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425226957
8. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446539685
9. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
10. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439157268

 

 




CHILDREN'S TITLES

 

1. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
10. Fancy Nancy's Absolutely Stupendous Sticker Book [With More Than 600]
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $12.99, 9780061725630
11. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
12. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
13. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
14. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
15. The Mysterious Benedict Society -- a SIBA Book Award FInalist!
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957

16. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
17. Chosen (House of Night #3)
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312360306
18. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375834868
19. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion Books for Children, $7.99, 9781423101482
20. Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illus.), HarperTrophy, $3.99, 9780061236112
21. Untamed (House of Night, #4)
Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312379834
22. Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House #38)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375837302
23. Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $3.99, 9780061703683
24. Schooled
Gordon Korman, Hyperion, $5.99, 9781423105169
25. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey -- a SIBA Book Award FInalist!
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316036733

 



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

Sarah Addison Allen, author of Sugar Queen at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (05/30/2009)

Ashley Putnam Evans, author of Princess Prissypants Wishes the World Pink at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (05/30/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood Summer at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (06/01/2009)

Lucy Hawking, author of George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/02/2009)

Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (06/02/2009)

Max Bolka, author of Success is a State of Mind at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/03/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood Summer at Bay Street Trading Co in Beaufort, SC  (06/04/2009)

Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (06/04/2009)

Aaron Gwyn, author of THE WORLD BENEATH at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (06/04/09)

Christopher Headen, author of The Vision to Serve at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (6/04/2009)

Christopher Headen, author of The Vision to Serve at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/04/2009)

Catherine McCall , author of When the Piano Stops at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/04/2009)

Paul Butler, author of Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (06/04/2009)

George McGovern, author of Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President, 1861-1865 at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (06/05/2009)

Elizabeth Cunningham, author of Bright Dark Madonna at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/05/2009)

Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (06/05/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood Summer at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (06/05/2009)

Frances Mallmann, author of Seven Fires at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (6/06/2009)

John Hart, author of The Last Child at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/06/2009)

Mindy Friddle, author of The Secret Keepers at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (06/06/2009)

Doug Williams, author of Sharecroppers at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/06/2009)

Pauline Reage, author of The Story of O at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (06/07/2009)

Todd Shimoda, author of Oh!: a mystery of mono no aware at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/08/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood summer at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/08/2009)

David Ebershoff, author of The 19th Wife at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/10/2009)

Todd Shimoda, author of Oh!: a mystery of mono no aware at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (06/10/2009)

Ed Southern, author of Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (6/11/2009)

Wendy Wax, author of The Accidental Bestseller at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (06/11/2009)

Cathy Holton, author of BEACH TRIP at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/11/2009)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of Driftwood Summer at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/11/2009)

Cathy Holton, author of BEACH TRIP at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (06/12/09)

Doug Elliott, author of SwarmTree at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/12/2009)

Kathryn Wall, author of Covenant Hall at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (06/12/2009)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (06/12/2009)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (06/12/2009)

Cathy Holton, author of BEACH TRIP at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (06/13/2009)

Tom McKenney, author of Jack Hinson's One-Man War at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/13/2009)

Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Sat., June 13th, 2009)

Anne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (06/13/2009)

Kendrick Weeks, author of The North Carolina Birding Trail: Mountain Trail G at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/14/2009)

Ali Sethi, author of The Wish Maker at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (06/14/2009)

Matthew LeMay, author of Elliott Smith's XO at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/15/2009)

Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts at Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, MS  (06/15/2009)
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