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Southern Indie Bestseller List 06/26/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, June 26, 2011

Columbia, SC - June 30, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 26, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children


(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list) Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • The Ranger by Ace Atkins (fiction) buy now!
  • The Devil Colony by James Rollins (fiction) buy now!
  • Reckless Endangerment by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Demonic by Ann Coulter (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Every Day by the Sun by Dean Faulkner Wells(nonfiction) buy now!
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (nonfiction) buy now!
  • On China by Henry Kissinger (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe Beach Trees by Karen White (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (paperback fiction)buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (mass market)buy now!
  • Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • The Care & Keeping of You by Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendell (Illus.), (mass market) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), (children's illustrated)buy now!


Hardcover Fiction

1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. Smokin' Seventeen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527684
3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
4. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274
5. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
6. One Summer
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446583145
7. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
8. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
9. Dreams of Joy
Lisa See, Random House, $26, 9781400067121
10. The Devil Colony
James Rollins, Morrow, $27.99, 9780061784781
11. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
12. The Ranger
Ace Atkins, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157486
13. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
14. Silver Girl
Elin Hilderbrand, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316099660
15. Maine
J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
2. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
5. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
6. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
7. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
8. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
9. Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
10. Area 51
Annie Jacobsen, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316132947
11. Demonic
Ann Coulter, Crown Forum, $28.99, 9780307353481
12. If You Ask Me
Betty White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157530
13. Every Day by the Sun
Dean Faulkner Wells, Crown, $25, 9780307591043
14. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
15. On China
Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594202711

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671
7. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
8. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
STARS9. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $15, 9780812977868 12. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Grove Press, $15.95, 9780802145314
13. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
14. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
Okra Pick!15. The Reservoir
John Milliken Thompson, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514443

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
4. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
6. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
7. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
12. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
13. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
14. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016

Mass Market

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573428
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
10. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441020157

Children's Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
5. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
6. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803734074
7. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
9. The Care & Keeping of You
Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendell (Illus.), Pleasant Company, $9.95, 9781562476663
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

Children's Interest

1. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
2. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316058438
4. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
7. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
8. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
9. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
10. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Megan McDonald, Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763653514
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
6. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
7. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries, #3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
8. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781416980063
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Passion (Fallen Series, #3)
Lauren Kate, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385739160


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:

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, author of The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/1/2011)

Richard Hansley, author of Asheville’s Historic Architecture at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/1/2011)

Carolyn Haines, author of Bones of a Feather at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/02/2011)

Bill Griffin, author of Little Mouse at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/3/2011)

David Mitchell, author of Black Swan Green at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/4/2011)

Man Martin, author of Paradise Dogs at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (July 7 2011)

Alice Sink, author of Hidden History of the Western North Carolina Mount at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/7/2011)

Jennifer Shaw, author of Hurricane Story at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (July 7 2011)

John Milliken, author of The Reservoir at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/8/2011)

Jimmy Creech, author of Adam’s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Def at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 8 2011)

Matt Matthews, author of Mercy Creek at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 8 2011)

Laine Cunningham, author of Seven Sisters: Spiritual Messages from Aboriginal at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/8/2011)

Randy Russell, author of Dead Rules at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (July 9 2011)

Ralph Berrier, Jr., author of If Trouble Don't Kill Me at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/9/2011)

John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (July 9 2011)

Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of The Orchard at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 9 2011)

Jeff and Denise Johnson, author of There Is No Perfect Husband or Wife at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/09/2011)

Kathryn Byer, author of Southern Fictions at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (July 9 2011)

Tom Franklin, author of Delta Days: Tales of the Mississippi Delta at Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez, MS  (July 9 2011)

Elizabeth Silance Ballard, author of Kate's Fan at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/9/2011)

John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 10 2011)

William Mangum, author of North Carolina Beautiful at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 10 2011)

Elizabeth Parker, author of Haunted Mobile: Apparitions of the Azalea City at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (July 10 2011)

Ron Cooper, author of Purple Jesus at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/10/2011)

Rick Simmons, author of History of South Carolina Beach Music at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 11 2011)

MIchael Sims, author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB: E. B. WHITE'S ECCENT at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 11 2011)

John Milliken, author of The Reservoir at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (July 11 2011)

Alan Gratz, author of Fantasy Baseball at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/12/2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 12 2011)

Simon Van Booy, author of Everything Beautiful Began After at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (July 12 2011)

John Hart, author of Iron House at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (07/13/2011)

Alexis Gumbs, author of The Revolution Starts at Home: Embracing Transform at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (July 13 2011)

Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E. B. White’s Eccent at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/13/2011)

Steve Hamilton, author of MISERY BAY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 14 2011)

Karin Lefranc, author of A Quest for Good Manners at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/14/2011)

Kyle Harper, author of Free Me Forever at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/14/2011)

Ornella Grosz, author of Moneylicious: A Financial Clue for Generation Y at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (July 14 2011)

Karen Ranzi, author of Creating Healthy Children at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/14/2011)

Whitney Miller , author of Modern Hospitality at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/14/2011)