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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 18, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 18, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and

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1. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
4. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595168
5. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166317
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
7. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
8. An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $30, 9780385342452
9. Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner, $26.99, 9781439165393
10. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
11. The Children's Book
A.S. Byatt, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272096
12. The Wild Things
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $19.95, 9781934781616
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
14. The Professional
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155949
Okra Pick!15. A Separate Country
Robert Hicks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446581646



1. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
2. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
3. Highest Duty
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061924682
4. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, et al., Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014
5. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
6. The Case for God
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269188
7. The National Parks
Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Knopf, $50, 9780307268969
8. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
9. Manhood for Amateurs
Michael Chabon, Harper, $25.99, 9780061490187
10. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
11. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
12. The Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Dawkins, Free Press, $30, 9781416594789
13. Bright-Sided
Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan, $23, 9780805087499
14. Justice
Michael J. Sandel, FSG, $25, 9780374180652
15. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407




1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
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 Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
9. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
13. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
14. Home Safe
Elizabeth Berg, Ballantine, $15, 9780345487551
15. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579




1. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
5. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
6. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
7. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
8. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
9. The Reason for God
Timothy Keller, Riverhead, $16, 9781594483493
10. The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead, $16, 9781594484001
11. Chefs of the Triangle
Ann Prospero, John F. Blair, $16.95, 9780895873705
12. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
13. How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
Professor Happycat,, Gotham, $12, 9781592405169
14. Mrs. Astor Regrets
Meryl Gordon, Mariner, $14.95, 9780547247984
15. How Not to Look Old
Charla Krupp, Springboard, $15.99, 9780446699976




1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
3. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
5. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
6. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
7. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
10. Heat Lightning
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230619




1. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
2. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
5. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
6. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $6.99, 9780375858130
7. New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Mark Cotta Vaz, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316075800
8. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
9. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
10. One, Two...Boo!
Kristen L. Depken, Claudine Gevry (Illus.), Golden, $3.99, 9780375844188



1. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
2. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
3. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
4. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
5. Fire
Kristin Cashore, Dial, $17.99, 9780803734616
6. Graceling --a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
8. One Shoe Blues
Sandra Boynton, B.B. King, Workman, $10.95, 9780761151388
9. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
10. Ruined
Paula Morris, Point, $16.99, 9780545042154


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Fancy Nancy: Halloween...or Bust! (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235955
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
4. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #3)
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316045520
5. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
7. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
8. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
10. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488


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:

Susan Dunlap, author of Caring Cultures: How Congregations Respond to the at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 28 2009)

Liz Welch, author of The Kids Are All Right at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 28 2009)

Vince Flynn, author of Pursuit of Honor at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (October 28 2009)

Mary Jane Holt, author of Malignant Emotion at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 29 2009)

Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogatvie Mood: A Novel? at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 29 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (October 29 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 29 2009)

Sheramy Bundrick, author of Sunflowers at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 29 2009)

Steven Aimone, author of Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing t at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/29/2009)

Larry Thacker, author of Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appal at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/30/2009)

Steve Roberts, author of From Every End of This Earth at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/30/2009)

Tally Johnson, author of Ghosts of the Pee Dee at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (10/30/2009)

Elizabeth Parker, author of Mobile Ghosts: Alabama’s Haunted Port City and Mob at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (October 30 2009)

Gabrielle Studenmund, author of p.s. What I Didn't Say at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (October31 2009)

Carroll C Jones, author of Rooted Deep in the Pigeon Valley: A Harvest of We at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (October 31)

Ashley P Evans, author of Princess Prissypants Goes to Spain at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 31 2009)

Marilynm Mendoza, Ph D, author of We Do Not Die Alone: Jesus is Coming to Get Me in at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (November 1 2009)

Gene Dattel, author of Cotton & Race in the Making of America at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (11/02/2009)

John Freeman, author of The Tyranny of Email at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (November 2 2009)

David Housel, author of Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Football Vault at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/03/2009)

Roy Williams, author of Hard Work: My Life On and Off The Court at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (November 3 2009)

Zachary Karabell, author of Superfusion: How China and America Became One Econ at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (November 3 2009)

ANNETTE DUNLAP, author of FRANK: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, Amer at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (11/4/09)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 4 2009)

Timothy Weeks, author of Goldie's Search for Silver at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/04/2009)

Virginia Hamilton, author of Teddy's Child at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/05/2009)

Matt and Ted Lee, author of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dish at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 5 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (11/05/2009)

Ellyn Bache, author of Daughter of the Sea at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/06/2009)

Ed Southern, author of Parlous Angels at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (11/06/2009)

Janet Schrader, author of Alligator Gold at Family Book Shop in Deland, FL  (November 6 2009)

JIm and Joyce Lavene, author of Ghostly Glass: A Renaissance Faire Mystery at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 7 2009)

David Oakley, author of On the Fiery Breath of Dragons at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (11/07/09)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (November 7 2009)

Bob Glennon, author of Alabama History On Air! at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/07/2009)

Kevin Canty, author of Where the Money Went at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (November 8 2009)

Aaron Beam, author of HealthSouth: The Wagon to Disaster at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/10/2009)

Teresa Holler, author of Holler for Your Health! "What To Do Now to Prevent at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (November 10 2009)

Fred Chappell, author of Ancestors& Others at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (November 10 2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Bull's Head Bookshop in Chapel Hill, NC  (November 11 2009)

Donald Miller, author of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/12/2009)

Paul Gaston, author of Coming of Age in Utopia at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/12/2009)

Jeff Martin, author of My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (11/12/2009)

Ted and Matt Lee, author of Simple and Fresh at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/12/2009)