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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 19, 2010
Columbia, SC - December 24, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 19, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
4. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
Okra Pick!5. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936
6. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
7. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
8. Dead or Alive
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157233
9. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
Okra Pick!11. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
12. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157219
13. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
14. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
15. Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon, McPherson, $25, 9780929701837

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
2. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
3. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
4. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
5. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
6. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
Okra Pick!7. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
8. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
9. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
10. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
11. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
12. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
13. Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris, Random House, $35, 9780375504877
14. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
15. Simple Times
Amy Sedaris, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446557030

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
7. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
8. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
9. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $15, 9780385341004
11. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
12. House Rules
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square Press, $16, 9780743296441
13. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
14. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725
15. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
5. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
6. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
7. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
8. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
9. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
10. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
11. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
STARS12. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
13. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307386045
14. Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook
Georgann Eubanks, University of North Carolina Press, $19.95, 9780807859797
15. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425238110
5. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
6. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
7. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
8. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
9. Killing Floor
Lee Child, Penguin, $9.99, 9780515141429
10. One for the Money
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312990459

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
4. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
5. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
6. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
7. Olivia Claus
Kama Einhorn, Jared Osterhold (Illus.), Simon Spotlight, $16.99, 9781442406629
8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
9. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
3. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
4. The Name of This Book Is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316113694
5. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
6. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
7. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
8. DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
Matthew Reinhart, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316019989
9. The Search for WondLa
Tony DiTerlizzi, S&S, $17.99, 9781416983101
10. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427


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:

Achy Obejas, author of One Hundred Bottles at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Dec 29 2010)

Martin Lemelman, author of Two Cents Plain at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Dec 29 2010)

Steve Bouser, author of DEATH OF A PINEHURST PRINCESS at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 4 2011)

Lin Arison, author of Feast for the Senses at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 5 2011)

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 5 2011)

Gene Stone, author of Secrets of People that Never Get Sick at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 6 2011)

Rick Tramonto, author of Steak with Friends at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 6 2011)

Kim Edwards, author of Lake of Dreams at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 7 2011)

Chip Jones, author of War Shots: Norm Hatch and the U.S. Marine Corps Co at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (Jan 8 2011)

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/08/11)

Carol Roan, author of When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers o at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/8/2011)