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Southern Indie Bestseller List 07/24/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, July 24, 2011

Columbia, SC - July 28, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 17, 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: HardcoverPaperbackChildren

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list) Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!Iron House by John Hart (fiction) buy now!
  • Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy (fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano (fiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler, et al. (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (paperback fiction)buy now!
  • The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Same Kind of Different As Me (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (mass market) buy now!
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)buy now!
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market) buy now!
  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (children's interest) buy now!

Hardcover Fiction


1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
3. Portrait of a Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $26.99, 9780062072184
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
Okra Pick!5. Iron House
John Hart, Thomas Dunne, $25.99, 9780312380342

6. Burnt Mountain
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446527897
7. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
8. The Last Werewolf
Glen Duncan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595089
9. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274
10. Before I Go to Sleep
S.J. Watson, Harper, $25.99, 9780062060556
11. Against All Enemies
Tom Clancy, Peter Telep, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157301
12. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
13. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
Okra Pick!14. A Good Hard Look
Ann Napolitano, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202926

15. Maine
J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
3. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
4. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
5. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
6. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
7. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
8. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
9. Incognito
David M. Eagleman, Pantheon, $26.95, 9780307377333
10. Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Mark Adams, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525952244
11. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
12. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $14.99, 9781591451884
13. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
14. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
15. Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99, 9781250004345
6. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
7. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
Okra Pick!8. The Reservoir
John Milliken Thompson, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514443

9. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
10. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
11. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
12. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

13. The Distant Hours
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $15, 9781439152799
14. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Ballantine, $15, 9780812977165
15. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446556125

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. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
6. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
7. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849919107
8. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
9. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
12. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
13. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
14. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
15. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261

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 Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
7. The Confession
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789

Children's Illustrated


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525422280
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
5. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
6. Llama, Llama Red Pajama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670059836
7. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
9. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
10. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648

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. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
7. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
8. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
9. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine, $12.99, 9780545128285
10. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022

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. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
7. Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
8. Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545259088
9. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries 3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

 


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:

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 28 2011)

Nancy Brewer, author of Beyond Sandy Ridge at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (July 28 2011)

Mandi Stanley, author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters: An A-Z Checklist at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 28 2011)

Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 28 2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Bible Salesman at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of The Orchard at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 29 2011)

Brad Thor, author of Full Black at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 29 2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Night Train at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 30 2011)

William Mangum, author of North Carolina Beautiful at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/30/2011)

Brewster Milton Robertson, author of Gone to Graveyards at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 30 2011)

Rick McDaniel, author of An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Cen at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 30 2011)

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 30 2011)

Louise Nelson, author of The Aroma & Memories of Grandma's & Mama's Kitchen at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

Martin Dyckman, author of Reubin O’D at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/31/2011)

Stephanie Schmitz, author of Let It Bleed: A Novel at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 31 2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/01/2011)

James Hesketh, author of Riding a Straight and Twisty Road: Motorcycles, Fe at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 1 2011)

Rosanne Cash, author of Composed: A Memoir at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 2, 2011)

Maggie Stiefvater, author of Forever at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (August 2 2011)

Keith Spera, author of GROOVE INTERRUPTED: Loss, Renewal and the Music of at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 2 2011)

Melinda Long, author of Pirates Don't Change Diapers at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (08/02/2011)

Mary Whyte, author of "Working South" at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/03/2011)

Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened to Goodbye at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 3 2011)

Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (August 3 2011)

Lynn Cullen, author of Reign of Madness at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (August 3 2011)

Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 3 2011)

Michael Kaplan, author of Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/04/2011)

Miguel Tun Osorio, author of Relatos de Valladolid at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 5 2011)

Sheila Ingle, author of Fearless Martha: A Daughter of the American Revolu at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (August 5 2011)

Victoria Schwab Schwab, author of The Near Witch at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC  (August 5 2011)

Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of The World at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (August 5 2011)

Eileen C. Schwab, author of Shadow of a Quarter Moon at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (August 5 2011)

Mary Stefano, author of Trixie's Diner at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 6 2011)

Charles Salter, author of The Georgia Ramble at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (August 6 2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (August 6 2011)

Michael Glenn-Yates, author of My Partner's Wife at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (8/6/2011)

Richard Wirick, author of Kicking In: Stories at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 6 2011)