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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 24, 2010
Columbia, SC - October 30, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 24, 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)

  • Okra Pick!Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, (fiction)
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, (fiction)
  • Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker (fiction)
  • The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith (fiction)
  • The Fall of the House of Zeus by Curtis Wilkie (nonfiction)
  • Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max, (nonfiction)
  • Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O'Reilly (nonfiction)
  • Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There? by Whoopi Goldberg (nonfiction)
  • The Wave by Susan Casey (nonfiction)
  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, (paperback fiction)
  • Serena by Ron Rash (paperback fiction)
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (paperback fiction)
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin,(paperback nonfiction)
  • Southern Pies by Nancie McDermott, (paperback nonfiction)
  • God and Football by Chad Gibbs (paperback nonfiction)
  • Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn (mass market)
  • Kisser by Stuart Woods (mass market)
  • Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon,(mass market)
  • The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey (children's illustrated)
  • Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman (children's illustrated)
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, (children's interest)
  • Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (children's interest)
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, (children's interest)

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
2. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
3. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344319
4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
5. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
6. American Assassin
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595182
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
8. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
9. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
10. Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022243
11. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547598
12. The Reversal
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069489
13. Painted Ladies
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156854
14. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
15. The Charming Quirks of Others
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307379177

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
2. Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Condoleezza Rice, Crown Archetype, $27, 9780307587879
3. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707
4. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
5. The Last Boy
Jane Leavy, Harper, $27.99, 9780060883522
6. Obama's Wars
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781439172490
7. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
8. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
9. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $30, 9780679444329
10. Trickle Up Poverty
Michael Savage, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062010971
11. Pinheads and Patriots
Bill O'Reilly, Morrow, $27.99, 9780061950711
12. Delivering Happiness
Tony Hsieh, Business Plus, $23.99, 9780446563048
13. The Wave
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780767928847
14. Assholes Finish First
Tucker Max, Gallery, $25.99, 9781416938743
15. Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There?
Whoopi Goldberg, Hyperion, $22.99, 9781401323844

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. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
4. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
5. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
9. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
10. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
11. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
12. Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $15, 9780307740991
13. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Vintage, $15, 9780375708466
14. The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen, Picador, $16, 9780312421274
15. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
2. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
3. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
4. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Penguin, $15, 9780143117971
5. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
6. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
7. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Penguin, $18, 9780143118244
8. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
9. Southern Pies
Nancie McDermott, Chronicle, $22.95, 9780811869928
10. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead, $15, 9781594484810
11. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
12. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
13. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316069885
14. God and Footbal
Chad Gibbs, Zondervan, $12.99, 9780310329220
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. Play Dead
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451231741
5. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
6. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
7. Pursuit of Honor
Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595175
8. Kisser
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451229632
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. Blood Trinity
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439155820

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
2. I Love You, Little Pumpkin!
Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316070027
3. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
4. Knuffle Bunny Free
Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99, 9780061929571
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
7. The Hallo-Wiener
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780439079464
8. Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
Rob Scotton, Harper, $16.99, 9780061177606
9. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

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 Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763625290
4. Beautiful Darkness
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316077057
5. Crescendo
Becca Fitzpatrick, S&S, $18.99, 9781416989431
6. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
7. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
8. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
9. We Are in a Book!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133087
10. Revolution
Jennifer Donnelly, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385737630

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
6. Big Nate Strikes Again
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061944369
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
9. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856525
10. Halt's Peril (Ranger's Apprentice, #9)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252075


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:

Saul Austerlitz, author of Another Fine Mess: The History of American Film Co at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/25/2010)

Deborah Desilets, author of Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Oct 25 2010)

Mary Carol Miller, author of Lost Mansions of Mississippi Vol II at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (oct 25 2010)

Kendall Coffey, author of Spinning the Law at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Oct 25 2010)

Colin Cheney, author of Here Be Monsters at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (Oct 26 2010)

Chris J. Hartley, author of Stoneman's Raid 1865 at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (Oct 26 2010)

okrastarsPatti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (October 26 2010)

Anne Germanacos, author of In the Time of Girls at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans, LA  ( October 26 2010)

Deborah Desilets, author of Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Oct 26 2010)

okrastarsSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (October 27 2010)

Jennifer Donnelly, author of REVOLUTION at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Oct 27 2010)

Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/27/2010)

Rick Rothacker, author of Banktown at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (October 28 2010)

Karen Bonvillian, author of The Red Shoe at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/28/2010)

okrastarsPatti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (October 28 2010)

Simon Van Booy, author of Why We Fight at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/28/2010)

okraLou Dischler, author of My Only Sunshine at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Oct 28 2010)

Gordon A. Martin, author of Count Them One by One at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Oct 28 2010)

David Lapham, author of GHOSTHUNTING FLORIDA at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 28 2010)

okrastarsSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Improper Life of Bezellia Grove at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/29/2010)

Chris J. Hartley, author of Stoneman's Raid 1865 at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/29/2010)

Chad Gibbs, author of God and Football at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (Oct 29 2010)

Keith Jones, author of In Due Time at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/29/2010)

Jean Rodenbough, author of Rachel's Children at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/30/2010)

Mark de Castrique, author of Fatal Undertaking at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/30/2010)

Roger Kamenetz, author of Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz K at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans, LA  (October 30 2010)

Sandra Brannon, author of In the Belly of Jonah at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/30/2010)

Rene Hemel, author of Fleurdelicious at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans, LA  (October 30 2010)

Lisa Klein, author of The Lost Colony at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (October 30 2010)

Pamela Swyers, author of Dylan's Cause at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (10/30/2010)

Michelle Manderine, author of Tristan the Maine Coon Cat at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/31/2010)

Jonna Rae Bartges, author of Psychic or Psychotic? at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/31/2010)