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Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA,
for the week ended Sunday, May 4, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $25, 9780307265739
2. Hold Tight
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950608
3. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446195973
4. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $22.95, 9780375424489
5. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061438431
6. Sundays at Tiffany's
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316014779
7. So Brave, Young, and Handsome
Leif Enger, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780871139856
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594489587
9. Dead Heat
Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale, $24.99, 9781414311616
10. The Appeal
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385515047
11. The Girl With No Shadow
Joanne Harris, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061431623
12. Santa Fe Dead
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399154904
13. Where Are You Now?
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.95, 9781416566380
14. The Plague of Doves
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $25.95, 9780060515126
15. Certain Girls
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.95, 9780743294256 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. Ladies of Liberty
Cokie Roberts, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060782344
3. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Holt, $27.50, 9780805076035
4. Home
Julie Andrews, Hyperion, $26.95, 9780786865659
5. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155086
6. A Remarkable Mother
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $22.95, 9781416562450
7. A Wolf at the Table
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $24.95, 9780312342029
8. Just Who Will You Be?.
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
9. What Now?
Ann Patchett, Harper, $14.95, 9780061340659
10. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $21.95, 9781594201455
11. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne, Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
12. The Revolution
Ron Paul, Grand Central, $21, 9780446537513
13. How Not to Look Old
Charla Krupp, Springboard, $25.99, 9780446581141
14. I Before E (Except After C)
Judy Parkinson, Reader's Digest, $14.95, 9780762109173
15. Girls Like Us
Sheila Weller, Atria, $27.95, 9780743491471

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
2. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
3. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $15.95, 9780007149834
4. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
5. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
6. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003
7. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 9780812968064
8. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
9. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
10. Luncheon of the Boating Party
Susan Vreeland, Penguin, $15, 9780143113522
11. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392
12. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $15, 9780743496735
13. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
14. The Book of Air and Shadows
Michael Gruber, Harper, $14.95, 9780061456572
15. Ten Days in the Hills
Jane Smiley, Anchor, $14.95, 9781400033201

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
4. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
5. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
6. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
7. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. Eat This Not That!
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.95, 9781594868542
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
11. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Vintage, $12.95, 9780307276827
12. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
13. Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Free Press, $15, 9780743289696
14. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $12.99, 9780800759490
15. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580


MASS MARKET 

1. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451221957
2. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892395
3. The Hollow
Nora Roberts, Jove, $7.99, 9780515144598
4. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal
Eric Van Lustbader, Vision, $9.99, 9780446618809
5. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890
6. Simple Genius
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446618731
7. Invisible Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425221150
8. The Good Guy
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553589115
9. Suffer the Little Children
Donna Leon, Penguin, $7.99, 9780143113614
10. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
2. Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061549236
3. Read All About It!
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061560750
4. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
5. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092
6. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
7. Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three, Book 3)
Erin Hunter, Harper, $16.99, 9780060892081
8. Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061236075
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
10. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
11. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
12. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
13. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $19.99, 9780316160193
14. Fancy Nancy Loves! Loves!! Loves!!!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $6.99, 9780061235993
15. Alphabet
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $19.99, 9781416955658