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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 13, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 13, 2009. 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 Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
4. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
5. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
6. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
7. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155970
8. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
9. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
10. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784
11. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
12. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501
13. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
14. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
15. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

 

1. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
2. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
3. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
4. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
5. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
6. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
7. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
8. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
9. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
10. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
11. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
12. The National Parks
Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Knopf, $50, 9780307268969
13. Guinness World Records 2010
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994503
14. Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021147
15. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
Norton, $24.95, 9780393061024

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
7. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

10. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
11. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
12. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
13. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
14. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
15. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
5. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
6. Nightlight
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
9. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
10. The Essential Book of Useless Information
Donald A. Voorhees, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535369
11. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Julia Child, Knopf, $14.95, 9780375711855
12. The Sibley Guide to Trees
David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $39.95, 9780375415197
13. Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, $16, 9780312428921
14. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
15. Bringing It to the Table
Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $14.95, 9781582435435

 

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
3. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
4. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
5. The Christmas Pearl
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon Books, $7.99, 9780061438486
6. The Charlemagne Pursuit
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780345485809
7. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
8. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476319
9. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $8.99, 9780451191144
10. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

 

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
2. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
6. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
7. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
8. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
9. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
10. The Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore, Tasha Tudor (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316832717 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Little Prince Pop-Up
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35, 9780547260693
2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
3. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
4. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142414552
7. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
8. Flawed Dogs
Berkeley Breathed, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399252181
9. The Name of This Book Is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $5.99, 9780316113694
10. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265  

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
8. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
9.The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 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:
Brad Parks, author of Faces of the Gone at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (December 17 2009)

Sherrie Mathiesaon, author of Steal This Style: Moms and Daughters Swap Wardrobe at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 17 2009)

Bill Haltom, author of Some Assembly Required at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (December 17 2009)

Patsy Riley, author of When the Dinner Bell Rings at the Governor's Mansi at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/17/2009)

Moreton Neal & Laura Frankstone, author of Food Lover's Guide to Chapel Hill and Orange Count at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (December 18 2009)

Sara Odom, author of Precious Puddin' at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (December 18 2009)

Irma Tejada, author of A Weekend in the Paris of the Piedmont at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (December 19 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Cover to Cover Books & More in Natchez, MS  (December 19 2009)

Cameron Kent, author of The Road to Devotion at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/19/2009)

Chris Warner, author of Professional Bone at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/22/2009)

Robin Salmon, author of "Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/08/2010)

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 9 2010)

W.E.B. GRIFFIN and his son and co-author, William Butterworth IV, author of THE HONOR OF SPIES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 9 2010)
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