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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 27, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 27, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
3. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
4. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
5. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
6. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
7. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784
8. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
9. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
10. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155970
11. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501
12. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
13. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
14. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
15. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
2. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
3. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
4. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
5. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
6. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
7. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
8. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
10. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
11. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
12. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
13. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
14. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014
15. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
8. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
9. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
10. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
12. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
13. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284
14. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
15. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
2. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
3. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
4. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
5. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
6. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
7. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
8. Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, $16, 9780312428921
9. Nightlight
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
10. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
11. Going Rouge
Richard Kim, Betsy Reed (Eds.), Health Communications, $15.95, 9780757315244
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
13. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
14. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
15. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963

 

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
3. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
4. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
5. The Charlemagne Pursuit
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780345485809
6. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
7. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $8.99, 9780451191144
8. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
9. The Christmas Pearl
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780061438486
10. Leonard Maltin's 2010 Movie Guide
Leonard Maltin (Ed.), Signet, $9.99, 9780451227645

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
2. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
6. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
7. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
8. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
9. The Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore, Tasha Tudor (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316832717
10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

 

1. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
2. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245
3. The Little Prince Pop-Up
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35, 9780547260693
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142414552
5. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
7. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
8. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
9. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
7. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
8. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
9. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
10. Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider Adventures, #8)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250569

 



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:
W.E.B. Griffin & E. Butterworth IV, author of The Honor of Spies at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 6 2010)

Robin Salmon, author of "Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/08/2010)

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 9 2010)

W.E.B. GRIFFIN and his son and co-author, William Butterworth IV, author of THE HONOR OF SPIES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 9 2010)

Betheny Frankel, author of The Skinnygirl Dish at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 10 2010)

Rae-Lynn Ziegler, author of Let's Look Together: An Interactive Picture Book f at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 12 2010)

Faith/Gwen Hunter, author of Blood Cross at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/13/2010)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (January 13 2010)

Janice Y K Lee, author of The Piano Teacher at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)

Neil Sheehan, author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (January 14 2010)

Mike Creek and Lynn Kelly, author of "The Boykin Spaniel" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/15/2010)
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