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Southern Indie Bestseller List 11/16/2008

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 16, 2008
Columbia, SC -November 21, 2008 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 16, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $22, 9780385340991
2. The Gate House
Nelson DeMille, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446533423
3. The Hour I First Believed
Wally Lamb, Harper, $29.95, 9780060393496
4. A Mercy
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $23.95, 9780307264237
5. Divine Justice
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195508
6. Just After Sunset
Stephen King, Scribner, $28, 9781416584087
7. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446579933
8. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $25.95, 9780061374227
9. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $24.99, 9780061470851
10. The Christmas Sweater
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781416594857
11. A Most Wanted Man
John le Carré, Scribner, $28, 9781416594888
12. Extreme Measures
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.95, 9780743270427
13. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269751
14. The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316166294
15. One Fifth Avenue
Candace Bushnell, Voice, $25.95, 9781401301613

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9781400063253
2. Dewey
Vicki Myron, Grand Central, $19.99, 9780446407410
3. Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $27.95, 9780374166854
4. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781400054350
5. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
6. Call Me Ted
Ted Turner, Bill Burke, Grand Central, $30, 9780446581899
7. Flat Belly Diet!
Cynthia Sass, Liz Vaccariello, Rodale, $25.95, 9781594868511
8. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316035903
9. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Viking, $24.95, 9780670020744
10. Guinness World Records 2009
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994374
11. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316143479
12. Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou, Random House, $25, 9781400066124
13. Goodnight Bush
Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316040419
14. Alex & Me
Irene Pepperberg, Collins, $23.95, 9780061672477
15. You: Being Beautiful
Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz, Free Press, $26.99, 9781416572343

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
2. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
3. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 9780142001745
4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz, Riverhead, $14, 9781594483295
5. Home to Holly Springs
Jan Karon, Penguin, $14.95, 9780143114390
6. The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga, Free Press, $14, 9781416562603
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
8. Run
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780061340642
9. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
10. World Without End
Ken Follett, NAL, $22, 9780451224996
11. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
12. Last Night at the Lobster
Stewart O'Nan, Penguin, $13, 9780143114420
13. In the Woods
Tana French, Penguin, $14, 9780143113492
14. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
15. Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400030903

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
2. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
5. Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400033539
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. Change We Can Believe In
Obama for America, Barack Obama (Intro.), Three Rivers, $13.95, 9780307460455
8. Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Bill Bryson, Harper Perennial, $13.95, 9780061673696
9. Boone
Robert Morgan, Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126152
10. I Can Has Cheezburger?
Professor Happycat, icanhascheezburger.com, Gotham, $10, 9781592404094
11. The Year of Living Biblically
A.J. Jacobs, S&S, $15, 9780743291484
12. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
13. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
14. The Nine
Jeffrey Toobin, Anchor, $15.95, 9781400096794
15. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $14.95, 9780393333060


MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307455871
3. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
4. Down River
John Hart, St. Martin's Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
5. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
6. Double Cross
James Patterson, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446198981
7. Nights in Rodanthe
Nicholas Sparks, Warner Vision, $7.99, 9780446612708
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
6. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151272
7. Fancy Nancy: Let's Get Fancy Together!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $17.99, 9780061576713
8. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
9. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $27.50, 9780375826726
10. Maze of Bones (39 Clues, #1)
Rick Riordan, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060394
11. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illus.), Laura Geringer, $16.99, 9780060283247
12. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092
13. The Lump of Coal
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illus.), HarperCollins, $12.99, 9780061574283
14. Gingerbread Friends
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399251610
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $10.95, 9780810979772