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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 31, 2010
Columbia, SC -February 4 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 31, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
3. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
4. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
5. Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307272409
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
Okra Pick!7. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390

8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
9. Bloodroot
Amy Greene, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269867
10. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
11. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525951452
12. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156113
13. Roses
Leila Meacham, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446550000
14. Gator A-Go-Go
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061432712
15. The First Rule
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156137

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Game Change
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
2. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
3. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
4. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
5. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $27, 9780066211312
6. The Kind Diet
Alicia Silverstone, Rodale, $29.99, 9781605296449
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
8. The Politician
Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne, $24.99, 9780312640651
9. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper, $25.99, 9780061583254
10. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
11. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
12. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
13. Americans in Paris
Charles Glass, Penguin Press, $32.95, 9781594202421
14. The Lady in the Tower
Alison Weir, Ballantine, $28, 9780345453211
15. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
4. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
7. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
8. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
9. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
10. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
11. Serena - a SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

12. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
14. Lark and Termite
Jayne Anne Phillips, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375701931
15. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 978030747630

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400078455
8. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
9. Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $15.95, 9780812973013
10. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
11. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $16.95, 9780806532257
14. A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn, Harper, $18.95, 9780060838652
15. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
4. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446401203
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129
9. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
10. Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441013333

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

 

1. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962
2. The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316013567
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Harper, $6.99, 9780061804328
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
8. Everyone Says I Love You
Beegee Tolpa (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $12.99, 9780843189520
9. Flutter! Fly!
Kaaren Pixton, Workman, $4.95, 9780761156970
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

 

1. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
4. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
5. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
6. No Talking
Andrew Clements, Atheneum, $5.99, 9781416909842
7. 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
8. The Lemonade War
Jacqueline Davies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $5.99, 9780547237657
9. Graceling - a SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

10. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
2. Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House #43)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856501
3. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
4. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
5. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
6. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
7. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
8. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
9. The 100th Day of School (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061703744
10. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928

 



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:

Kay Hooper, author of Blood Dreams at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (February 5 2010)

Hannah Tinti, author of "The Good Thief" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/05/2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Urban Think! Bookstore in Orlando, FL  (February 5 2010)

Jim Wallis, author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (February 5 2010)

Quinton Thomas, author of Half Them Lies Is True at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (February 5 2010)

Rev. Mansel P. McCleave, author of Hunger Pains in Our Heads at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (February 5 2010)

Nefateri Pecou, author of Identity Chasers at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (February 5 2010)

Chris Draft, author of Do You Want to Play Catch? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 6 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator a Go Go at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (02/06/10)

Christine Lynxwiler, author of Cowgirl at Heart at Words in Hardy, AR  (02/06/2010)

Rebecca Rosen, author of Spirited at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 6 2010)

Sherryl Lynn Chavarria, author of Little Miss Sassy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (February 6 2010)

Bruce Bytnar, author of A Park Ranger’s Life: Thirty-Two Years Protecting at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (February 6 2010)

okra pick!stars author!Melinda Thompson, author of I Love You - Now Hush at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (February 6 2010)

Trenton Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (February 7 2010)

Amy Bloom, author of Where the God of Love Hangs Out at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (February 8 2010)

Hannah and Kevin Salwen, author of The Power of Half at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (February 8 2010)

Kristin Swenson, author of Bible Babel- Everything You Never Knew About the W at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 8 2010)

Michael Shelden, author of Mark Twain: Man in White at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 8 2010)

Jeff Lindsay, author of Dexter by Design at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 9 2010)

Michael Gross, author of Rogues’ Gallery at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 9 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator a Go Go at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 10 2010)

Lauren Conrad, author of Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 10 2010)

Ned Sublette, author of The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 10 2010)

Rusty McClure, author of Cincinnatus at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 10 2010)

Rodney Freidank, author of Soby's New South Cuisine at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/10/2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator a Go Go at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 11 2010)

Ann Mah, author of Kitchen Chinese at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 11 2010)

Katherine Mellon Charron, author of Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (February 11 2010)

Charla Muller, author of 365 NIGHTS: A MEMOIR OF INTIMACY at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 11 2010)

Jonathan Weiler, author of Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Poli at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 11 2010)

Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 11 2010)

Clay Carmichael, author of Wild Things at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 12 2010)

Peter Reinhart, author of Artisan Breads Every Day at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 12 2010)

John Dufresne, author of Is Life Like This? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 12 2010)

Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (02/12/2010)

DeVa Gantt, author of Forever Waiting at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (February 12 2010)

Julie Compton, author of Rescuing Olivia at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 12 2010)

Rick Simmons, author of "Defending the South Carolina Coast" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/12/2010)

DeVa Gantt, author of Forever Waiting at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (February 12 2010)

Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (February 12 2010)

Nivia Montengro, author of Tres tristes tigres at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 13 2010)

Alex Berenson, author of The Midnight House at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 13 2010)

Mary Lois Timbes, author of "A Fair Hope of Heaven" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/13/10)

Ted Ashton Phillips, author of City of the Silent: The Charlestonians of Magnolia at Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC  (February 13 2010)

MIke Creel and Lynn Kelley, author of The Boykin Spaniel: South Carolina’s Dog at Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC  (February 13 2010)

Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 13 2010)

Vickie L. Evans, author of Know Your Worth at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 13 2010)

Heather Brewer, author of Eleventh Grade Burns at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 14 2010)

Steve Bourie, author of American Casino Guide at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 15 2010)

Krisitn Harmel, author of After at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 15 2010)

Alex Berenson, author of The Midnight House at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 15 2010)

RuPaul , author of Workin' It at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (February 16 2010)

R. Larry Todd, author of Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 16 2010)

Charlie Lucas, author of Tin Man at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (February 16 2010)

Joah Spearman, author of "Real Role Models: Successful African Americans Be at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 16 2010)

Karina de Jakubowicz, author of Ni Una Dieta Más at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 16 2010)

Kit Hammond-Stapely, author of It Could Be Verse at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 16 2010)

Mary Elizabeth Murphy, author of Reset Your Buttons at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 17 2010)

Luz Goldman, author of No One Said a Word at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 17 2010)

David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 17 2010)

Jim Wise, author of Murder in the Courthouse: Reconstruction and Redem at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (February 17 2010)

Ally Carter, author of Heist Society at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 17 2010)

Allan Schulman, author of Miami Modern Metropolis at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 18 2010)

Santiago Maggi, author of Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 18 2010)

Ann Nixon Cooper, author of A CENTURY AND SOME CHANGE: MY LIFE BEFORE THE PRES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (February 18 2010)

Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your P at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (February 18 2010)

stars author!Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 18 2010)

Toni Kelner, author of Who Killed the Pinup Queen? at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 18 2010)

okra pick!stars author!Melinda Thompson, author of I Love You - Now Hush at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (February 18 2010)

Leonard Miller, author of "Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 19 2010)

Juan Ramon Jimenez, author of La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 19 2010)

Ralph de la Vega, author of Obstacles Welcome at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (February 19 2010)

okra pick!William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (February 19 2010)

P.J. Parrish , author of The Little Death at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 19 2010)

okra pick!Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/19/2010)

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of The Wonder Book at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (February 19 2010)

Carl Naylor, author of "The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (02/19/2010)_______________________________________________________________________