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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 14, 2010
Columbia, SC - November 18, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 14, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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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 Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
Okra Pick!3. I Still Dream about You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936
4. Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195522
5. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
6. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
7. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
8. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
9. Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King, Scribner, $27.99, 9781439192566
Okra Pick!10. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
11. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
12. American Assassin
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595182
13. Towers of Midnight
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $29.99, 9780765325945
14. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344319
15. Moonlight Mile
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061836923


HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
Okra Pick!2. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
3. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
4. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
5. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
6. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
7. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
8. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
9. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
10. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
11. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
12. Broke
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781439187197
13. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
14. Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Condoleezza Rice, Crown Archetype, $27, 9780307587879
15. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
5. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
9. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
10. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
STARS11. Falling Home
Karen White, New American Library, $15, 9780451231444
12. The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $15, 9781416550556
13. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Vintage, $15, 9780375708466
14. Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $15, 9780307740991
15. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15, 9780307390349


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
4. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810
STARS5. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
6. Southern Pies
Nancie McDermott, Chronicle, $22.95, 9780811869928
7. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
8. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014
9. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
10. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
11. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
12. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
13. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Penguin, $18, 9780143118244
14. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $16.95, 9780806532257
15. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446407427


MASS MARKET


1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
6. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451229632
7. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780061929380
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. The Wrecker
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425237700
10. Deeper Than the Dead
Tami Hoag, Signet, $9.99, 9780451230539


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235924
4. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $7.99, 9780547131061
5. Knuffle Bunny Free
Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99, 9780061929571
6. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
7. Art & Max
David Wiesner, Clarion, $17.99, 9780618756636
8. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
9. The First Thanksgiving
Nancy Davis, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442408074
10. Heads
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $17.99, 9781442403796


CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
5. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
6. DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
Matthew Reinhart, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316019989
7. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
8. Hero
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252839
9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
10. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945


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. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book One)
John Flanagan, Penguin, $7.99, 9780142406632


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:

Misha Angrist, author of HERE IS A HUMAN BEING: AT THE DAWN OF PERSONAL GEN at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/19/2010)

"Colonel Black Jack" Travis, author of Men of God, Angels of Death at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (Nov 19 2010)

Gwen Suesse, author of Womansong at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (11/19/2010)

Scott Mason, author of TAR HEEL TRAVELER: JOURNEY'S ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/19/2010)

Bland Simpson, author of COASTS OF CAROLINA: SEASIDE TO SOUND COUNTRY at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/19/2010)

starsKaren White, author of On Folly Beach, Girl on Legare Street, Lost Hours at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (11/19/2010)

Marilyn Jody, author of Letter To Emily at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (Nov 19 2010)

Anthony Bourdain, author of Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Foo at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 19 2010)

Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (Nov 20 2010)

Clay Griffith, author of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Nov 20 2010)

Scott Foster, author of The Magic Sled at Booksmith Inc. in Seneca, SC  (November 20, 2010)

Mary Flinn, author of The One at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/20/2010)

Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/20/2010)

Dr. Peter Kingsley, author of A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet, an at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/20/2010)

Amy Holland, author of Adventures of Bubba & Sis at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/20/2010)

Barry Parham, author of Sorry, We Can't Use Funny at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (11/20/2010)

okraFannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You, Honey at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (11/20/2010)

Jana Burson, author of Pain Pill Addiction Prescription Hope at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (11/21/2010)

David Teague, author of Franklin's Big Dreams at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (Nov 21 2010)

Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Nonconformity at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (Nov 21 2010)

James Costa, author of The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edi at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/21/2010)

Jacqueline St. Joan, author of My Sisters Made of Light at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (11/22/2010)

Julia Glass, author of The Widower's Tale at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (11/22/2010)

starsKaren White, author of Falling Home at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (November 22 2010)

okraTom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/23/2010)