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Southern Indie Bestsellers, August 8

For the week ending Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Columbia, SC - August 15, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 7, 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.

Hardcover Fiction


1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
Okra Pick!2. Iron House
John Hart, Thomas Dunne, $25.99, 9780312380342

3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
5. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022694
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
7. Burnt Mountain
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446527897
8. Portrait of a Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $26.99, 9780062072184
9. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
10. The Night Train
Clyde Edgerton, Little Brown, $23.99, 9780316117593
11. Cold Vengeance
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446554985
12. One Summer
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446583145
13. Turn of Mind
Alice LaPlante, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780802119773
14. The Last Werewolf
Glen Duncan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595089
Okra Pick!15. A Good Hard Look
Ann Napolitano, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202926


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
4. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.50, 9781416571766
5. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
6. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
7. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
8. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
9. SEAL Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
10. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
11. Absolute Monarchs
John Julius Norwich, Random House, $30, 9781400067152
12. Nothing Daunted
Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $26, 9781439176580
13. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $14.99, 9781591451884
14. Incognito
David M. Eagleman, Pantheon, $26.95, 9780307377333
15. The Triple Agent
Joby Warrick, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385534185

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99, 9781250004345
4. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
5. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
6. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
7. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446547604
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
9. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
10. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
11. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
12. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

13. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
STARS14. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073

15. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
6. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
7. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
8. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
9. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
10. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
11. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
12. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316069885
15. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. The Confession
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. The Rembrandt Affair
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451233998
9. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
10. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702

Children's Illustrated


1. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525422280
2. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780061910241
3. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
6. Dog Heaven
Cynthia Rylant, Scholastic, $16.99, 9780590417013
7. First Day Jitters
Julie Danneberg, Judy Love (Illus.), Charlesbridge, $6.95, 9781580890618
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
10. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009

Children's Interest


1. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
2. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
4. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
5. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
6. Shark Wars
Ernie Altbacker, Razorbill, $12.99, 9781595143761
7. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
8. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
9. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
10. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763644321

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
5. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries 3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
9. The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1)
Jacqueline West, Puffin, $6.99, 9780142418727
10. Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545259088