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Southern Indie Bestseller List 04/08/2012

 

Hardcover Fiction


1. The Beginner's Goodbye
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307957276
2. Sacré Bleu
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779749
3. The Shoemaker's Wife
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $26.99, 9780061257094
4. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
5. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378408
6. Miss Julia to the Rescue
Ann B. Ross, Viking Books, $25.95, 9780670023387
7. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Delacorte, $26, 9780385344227
8. Stay Close
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525952275
9. Beastly Things
Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, $25, 9780802120236
10. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307957122
11. Elegy for Eddie
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $25.99, 9780062049575
12. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959850
13. The Expats
Chris Pavone, Crown, $26, 9780307956354
14. Guilty Wives
James Patterson, David Ellis, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316097567
okra15. The Healing
Jonathan Odell, Nan A. Talese, $26, 9780385534673


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Drift
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $25, 9780307460981
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
3. Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781451648539
4. Quiet
Susan Cain, Crown, $26, 9780307352149
5. The Big Miss
Hank Haney, Crown Archetype, $26, 9780307985989
6. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
7. Goodnight iPad
Ann Droyd, Blue Rider, $14.95, 9780399158568
8. Bringing Up Bébé
Pamela Druckerman, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594203336
9. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $28, 9781400069286
10. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
11. The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
Cheryl Day, Griffith Day, Artisan, $24.95, 9781579654580
12. Some Assembly Required
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488412
13. Imagine
Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547386072
14. Shiloh, 1862
Winston Groom, National Geographic Society, $30, 9781426208744
15. That Woman
Anne Sebba, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250002969

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
2. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Berkley, $15, 9780425244142
3. The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307744425
4. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
5. The House at Tyneford
Natasha Solomons, Plume, $15, 9780452297647
6. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
7. The American Heiress
Daisy Goodwin, St. Martin's, $14.99, 9780312658663
8. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
9. The Dovekeepers
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16, 9781451617481
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454560
11. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
12. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
13. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
14. Iron House
John Hart, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9781250007018
15. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer, Mariner, $14.95, 9780547735023

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
4. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
5. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
6. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
7. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
8. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
9. Moonwalking With Einstein
Joshua Foer, Penguin, $16, 9780143120537
10. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
11. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
12. The Hunger Pains: A Parody
The Harvard Lampoon, Touchstone, $13.99, 9781451668209
13. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $16.95, 9780679763888
14. Duke Sucks
Reed Tucker, Andy Bagwell, St. Martin's Griffin, $12.99, 9781250004635
15. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
3. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307742537
5. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949509
6. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
7. The Affair
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949486
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429

Children's Illustrated


1. The Lorax
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $14.95, 9780394823379
2. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $15.99, 9781423151289
3. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
4. Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $6.99, 9780375872808
5. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $15.99, 9780811879545
6. Meet Me at the Moon
Gianna Marino, Viking, $16.99, 9780670013135
7. Max's Easter Surprise
Rosemary Wells, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448447834
8. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703812
9. Tickle Time!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761168836
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

Children's Interest


1. Chomp
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375868429
2. Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $9.99, 9780062082930
3. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
4. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $24.99, 9780439813785
5. The Hunger Games Tribute Guide
Emily Seife, Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545457828
6. War Horse
Michael Morpurgo, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545403351
7. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
8. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
9. Fake Mustache
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419701948
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
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. Big Nate Goes for Broke
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061996610
5. The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #6)
Erin Hunter, Harper, $16.99, 9780061555275
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
7. The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140597
8. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One):
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
9. Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House #47)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868252
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687