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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 1, 2010
Columbia, SC - August 9, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 1, 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)

  • Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction)
  • Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross (fiction)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (fiction)
  • Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush (nonfiction)
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy (paperback fiction)
  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (paperback fiction)
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting (paperback nonfiction)
  • Same King of Different as Me by Ron Hall (paperback nonfiction)
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (paperback nonfiction)
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (mass market)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)
  • Perfect Piggies! by Sandra Boynton (children's illustrated)
  • Seashore Baby by Elise Broach (children's illustrated)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (children's interest)
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (children's interest)
  • Weird But True! by National Geographic Kids (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272584
3. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
4. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128299
5. The Rembrandt Affair
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156588
6. The Cookbook Collector
Allegra Goodman, Dial, $26, 9780385340854
7. Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294270
8. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $27, 9780345504968
9. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9781400065455
10. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385501125
11. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Harper, $25, 9780061743528
12. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly, $24.95, 9780802119285
13. Lowcountry Summer
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961175
14. Mr. Peanut
Adam Ross, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307270702
15. Faithful Place
Tana French, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021871

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
2. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
3. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
4. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
5. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $27.50, 9781416591054
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
8. Spoken From the Heart
Laura Bush, Scribner, $30, 9781439155202
9. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.
Sam Wasson, Harper, $19.99, 9780061774157
10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
11. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
12. The Obama Diaries
Laura Ingraham, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781439197516
13. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
14. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
15. The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780670021727



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
6. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307474711
7. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
8. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
12. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
13. Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner, $15, 9781439169018
14. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $15, 9780452296367
15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
4. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
5. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
6. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
7. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
8. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
9. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
10. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
11. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
12. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
13. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400078455
14. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
15. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9780446561952
9. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
10. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890



CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. How Rocket Learned to Read
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9780375858994
3. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
4. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
5. Pinkalicious: School Rules!
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061928857
6. Perfect Piggies!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761159933
7. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $14.95, 9780761158462
8. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915253
9. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061927324
10. Seashore Baby
Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld (Illus.), LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316043038

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
2. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525423843
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
6. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375834875
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
8. The Underneath
Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illus.), Atheneum, $7.99, 9781416950592
9. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312367541
10. Weird But True!
National Geographic Kids (Eds.), Jonathan Halling (Illus.), National Geographic, $6.95, 9781426306884

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
3. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
6. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
7. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
8. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
9. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545123280
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:

David Burley, author of LOSING GROUND: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal L at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 10 2010)

Dr, Frank Kinslow, author of The Secret of Instant Healing at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 10 2010)

Jay Barnes, author of Hurricane Hazel in the Carolines at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (8/10/2010)

Jeff Davidson, author of SIMPLER LIVING at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (08/11/2010)

Kerry Madden, author of Up Close: Harper Lee at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/11/2010)

Nevada Barr, author of Burn at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (August 12 2010)

Rosecrans Baldwin, author of You Lost Me There at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (August 12 2010)

Candace Chellew-Hodge, author of Bulletproof Faith at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (August 12 2010)

Martin Amis, author of The Pregnant Widow at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 12 2010)

Anna Dewdney, author of Llama Llama Misses Mama at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/12/2010)

Susan Reinhardt, author of Dishing With the Kitchen Virgin at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (08/13/2010)

María Elvira Salazar, author of Si Dios contigo Quien Contra Ti? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 13 2010)

Susan Coll, author of Beach Week at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 13 2010)

M. L. Malcolm, author of Heart of Lies at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/13/2010)

Kathleen Koch, author of Rising from Katrina at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (08/14/2010)

Rosecrans Baldwin, author of You Lost Me There at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (August 14 2010)

Ari Pinelli, author of Planeta Cuba at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 14 2010)

Roger Rosenblatt, author of Making Toast at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 14 2010)

Jeannie Holmes, author of Blood Law at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/14/2010)

Hal Blackwell, author of Secrets of the Skim at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/14/2010)

Kathryn Erskine, author of Mockingbird at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/14/2010)

Annie Cohen-Solal, author of Leo and His Circle at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 15 2010)

Connie Glass, author of I Wanted to Marry Emma at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 15 2010)

Lisa Shively, author of Gritslicker at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/15/2010)

Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (08/16/2010)

Allen Barra, author of Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ball at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (08/16/2010)

Michael Largo, author of God's Lunatics at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 17 2010)

Seth Bramson, author of Hallandale Beach, Florida at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 18 2010)

Naomi Howland, author of Princess Says Goodnight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/19/2010)

Kathy Pores, author of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH 2010 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (8/19/2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (08/19/2010)

Lauren Weisberger, author of Last Night at Chateau Marmont at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 19 2010)

K.T. Archer, author of The Silver Spoon at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (08/20/2010)

Nancy Welch, author of A Touch of Humor: Recipes Seasoned with Southern H at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (August 20 2010)

Stacy Fuchino, author of Head to Tail Wellness at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/20/2010)

Jeffrey Wands, author of In Knock and the Door Will Open at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 20 2010)

Jill Zarin, author of Secrets of a Jewish Mother at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 20 2010)

Lesta Sue Hardee and Janice McDonald, author of Myrtle Beach Pavillion at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/20/2010)

Jason L Green, author of The Weeds Are Always Greener at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/20/2010)

Ann Ross, author of Miss Julia Renews Her Vows at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (08/20/2010)

Tom Lowe, author of The 24th Letter at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/21/2010)

Irene Ziegler, author of Ashes to Water at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (08/21/2010)

McKendree Long, author of No Good Like It Is at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 21 2010)

Peggy Tabor Millin, author of Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and th at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (08/22/2010)

Dan Rattiner, author of Hamptons Too: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fis at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (August 22 2010)

AJ Hartley, author of Act of Will at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 22 2010)

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (August 23 2010)

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 23 2010)

Susan Sparks, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/24/2010)

John Woodin, author of City of Memory at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 24 2010)

Georgia Mullen, author of Wixumlee at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (August 24 2010)