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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, July 18, 2010
Columbia, SC - July 23, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 18, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)

  • Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction)
  • The Lion by Nelson DeMille (fiction)
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (fiction)
  • The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (fiction)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (fiction)
  • Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush (nonfiction)
  • Priceless by Robert K. Wittman (nonfiction)
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (paperback fiction)
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (paperback fiction)
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max (paperback nonfiction)
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff (paperback nonfiction)
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (mass market)
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (children's illustrated)
  • Seashore Baby by Elise Broach (children's illustrated)
  • Scat by Carl Hiaasen (children's interest)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (children's interest)
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Faithful Place
Tana French, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021871
4. Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294270
5. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128299
6. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9781400065455
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Harper, $25, 9780061743528
8. Lowcountry Summer
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961175
9. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $27, 9780345504968
10. Private
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316096157
11. Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312383305
12. The Lion
Nelson DeMille, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446580830
13. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $25.95, 9780441018642
14. The Cookbook Collector
Allegra Goodman, Dial, $26, 9780385340854
15. The Island
Elin Hilderbrand, Reagan Arthur Books, $25.99, 9780316043878

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
2. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
3. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
4. The Obama Diaries
Laura Ingraham, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781439197516
5. Scout, Atticus, and Boo
Mary Murphy, Harper, $24.99, 9780061924071
6. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
7. Spoken From the Heart
Laura Bush, Scribner, $30, 9781439155202
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
11. The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780670021727
12. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $27.50, 9781416591054
13. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
14. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
15. Priceless
Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman, Crown, $25, 9780307461476



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
6. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
7. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307474711
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
11. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
12. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
13. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
14. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9781400030910
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
4. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
5. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
6. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
7. Half the Sky
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387097
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
9. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
10. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
11. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
12. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $16.95, 9780806532257
13. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
14. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542



MASS MARKET

 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9780446561952
9. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $8.99, 9780312383299
10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966

 



CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915253
3. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
4. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
5. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $14.95, 9780761158462
6. Pinkalicious: School Rules!
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061928857
7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Seashore Baby
Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld (Illus.), LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316043038



CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
2. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525423843
3. Linger
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545123280
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
5. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
6. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375834875
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
9. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330
10. Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson, Puffin, $10, 9780142407325



CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
4. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
7. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
8. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
9. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737

 


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:

Rick Hathaway, author of A Love Driven Life: Cody, Me, & God at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 24 2010)

Cindy Holby, author of Breath of Heaven at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (07/24/2010)

Joseph Terrell, author of Tide of Darkness at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (July 24 2010)

Leigh Anne Tuohy, author of IN A HEARTBEAT: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Givi at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (July 24 2010)

Daniel Silva, author of The Rembrandt Affair at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 24 2010)

Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through B at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 24 2010)

Andy Kite, author of Vanishing Towns of Rural Georgia at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (July 24 2010)

John Biewen, author of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 26 2010)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Turtle Summer at Booklovers Bookstore in Aiken, SC  (07/27/2010)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Swimming Lessons at Booklovers Bookstore in Aiken, SC  (07/27/2010)

Suzanne Tate, author of Happy Hermit Crab at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (July 28 2010)

Howard Norman, author of What Is Left the Daughter at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (July 28 2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/28/2010)

Tom Mendicino, author of Probation at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 28 2010)

Joseph Wheelan, author of Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/28/2010)

Alex Kava, author of Damaged at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 28 2010)

Tina Staley, author of Living Fully, Dying Well at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 29 2010)

Ally Carter, author of Gallagher Girls 4: Only the Good Spy Young at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 29 2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/29/2010)

Michele Andrea Bowen, author of MORE CHURCH FOLK at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/29/2010)

Russell Blount, author of The Battle of New Hope Church at Scott's Bookstore in Newnan, GA  (July 30 2010)

Juan Martin, author of Como una Sombra de mi Mismo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 30 2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/30/2010)

Anna Fields, author of Confessions of a Rebel Debutante at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (07/30/2010)

Pamela Mueller, author of Splendid Isolation at Books Plus in Fernandina Beach, FL  (July 31 2010)

Rafe Esquith, author of Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Childr at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (7/31/2010)

Carla Damron, author of Death in Zooville at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/31/2010)

James Howard, author of What So Proudly We Hailed at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (07/31/2010)

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of Cum Laude at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 31 2010)

Joe Hoppel, author of People I've met, Things I've Done: 50 Years in Cou at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (July 31 2010)

Christine Lavin, author of Cold Pizza For Breakfast: at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (August 2 2010)

Michael D'Ambrosio, author of Fractured Time at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (08/04/2010)

Christa Kempter, author of Wally and Mae at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/05/2010)

Susan Kelly, author of By Accident at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/06/2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/06/2010)
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