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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, September 20, 2009
Columbia, SC -September 25, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 20, 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 Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
4. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
5. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375409288
6. Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow, Random House, $26, 9781400064946
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
8. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
9. The White Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563686
10. Alex Cross's Trial
James Patterson, Richard DiLallo, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316070621
11. The Eleventh Victim
Nancy Grace, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303457
12. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $25.95, 9780441017157
13. A Separate Country
Robert Hicks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446581646
14. Going Away Shoes
Jill McCorkle, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781565126329
15. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
2. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
3. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
4. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
8. The Healing of America
T.R. Reid, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202346
9. Culture of Corruption
Michelle Malkin, Regnery, $27.95, 9781596981096
10. You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312363017
11. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
12. Guinness World Records 2010
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994503
13. The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780060565282
14. Official Book Club Selection
Kathy Griffin, Ballantine, $25, 9780345518514
15. Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $26, 9781400066216

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
11. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698344
12. Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372952
13. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
14. The Hour I First Believed
Wally Lamb, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060988432
15. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
2. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
6. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
7. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
9. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Julia Child, Knopf, $14.95, 9780375711855
10. How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
Professor Happycat, Icanhascheezburger.com, Gotham, $12, 9781592405169
11. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
12. The Hemingses of Monticello
Annette Gordon-Reed, Norton, $18.95, 9780393337761
13. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
14. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
15. Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.95, 9781605298382

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
4. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
5. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
6. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bantam Classics, $3.95, 9780553210095



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
4. Strega Nona's Harvest
Tomie dePaola, Putnam, $16.99, 9780399252914
5. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
8. Family Huddle
Peyton Manning, et al., Jim Madsen (Illus.), Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545153775
9. Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!
Vicki Myron, Bret Witter, Steve James (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316068741
10. Night-Night, Little Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey, $5.99, 9780375854095

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316013697
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
6. Inkheart
Cornelia Funke, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439709101
7. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Barbara Park, Random House, $12.99, 9780375838118
8. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $5.99, 9780142408810
9. The Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763625290
10. Impossible
Nancy Werlin, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414910
 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
3. Fancy Nancy Halloween... or Bust! (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235955
4. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Jeff Kinney (Illus.), Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
10. The Fury and Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaries)
L. J. Smith, Harper Teen, $9.99, 9780061140983

 



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:

Chris Glaser, author of As My Own Soul:The Blessing of Same Gender Marriag at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 28 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (09/29/09)

Frank McNair, author of Golden Rules for Managers at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (09/29/2009)

Stuart Albright, author of Sidelines: A North Carolina Story of Community, Ra at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 29 2009)

Robert Olen Butler, author of Hell at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (09/29/2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (September 29 2009)

Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (September 29 2009)

Robert Hicks, author of Separate Country at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (09/30/2009)

Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy T at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (September 30 2009)

Robert Olen Butler, author of Hell at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/01/2009)

Deborah Willis, author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 18 at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 1 2009)

Angus Lind, author of PRIME ANGUS: Readers' Favorite Columns Reprinted F at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 1 2009)

Orrin Pilkey, author of The Rising Sea at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 1 2009)

Amy Joy Lanou, author of Building Bone Vitality at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/01/2009)

Cecilia Rodrigues MIlanes, author of MARIELITOS, BALSEROS AND OTHER EXILES at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 1 2009)

Mac and Laura from Merge Records, author of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/02/2009)

Brian Ray, author of Through the Pale Door at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (10/02/09)

Robert Hicks, author of Separate Country at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/02/2009)

Sue Monk Kidd, author of Traveling with Pomegranates at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 3 2009)

Dianne De Las Casas, author of MADAME POULET & MONSIEUR ROACH at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 3 2009)

Jennifer Hale, author of Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/03/2009)

James Baggett, author of Alabama Illustrated at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/03/2009)

Rhett Trull, author of The Real Warnings at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 4 2009)

Roy Blount, Jr. , author of ALPHABET JUICE at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 4 2009)

Nevada Barr, author of 13 1/2 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 5 2009)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (October 6 2009)

Casey Williams, author of ON THE RUN: How a Dutch Boy Saved An American Pilo at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 6 2009)

Antonia Weeks, author of Shaman at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 6 2009)

Adrienne Toghraie, author of Shaman at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 6 2009)

Catherine Strange, author of Fearless Entertaining at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 7 2009)

Rick Bragg, author of The Most They Ever Had at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/07/2009)

Alex Beard, author of The Jungle Grapevine at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 7 2009)

N. W. "Red" Pope, author of The Dance Band from Deacontown at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 7 2009)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 7 2009)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Last Light Over Carolina at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/08/09)

Jonathan Traviesa, author of PORTRAITS: Photographs in New Orleans 1998-2009 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 8 2009)

JAMES SWAIN, author of The Night Monster at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (October 8 2009)

Allan Combs, author of Consciousness Explained Better at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/08/2009)

JAMES SWAIN, author of The Night Monster at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (October 8 2009)

Ray Raphael, author of Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 8 2009)

Michael Gray, author of Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Wil at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 9 2009)

Lisa Lampanelli, author of Chocolate, Please at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (October 9 2009)

Anita Shreve, author of A Change in Altitude at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/09/2009)

Alex Bigney, author of Talking to Tesla at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/09/2009)

Mike Farrell, author of Of Mule and Men at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 10 2009)

Brian Lee Knopp, author of Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Sou at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/10/2009)

Kenneth Butcher, author of The Middle of the Air at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/11/2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 11 2009)

Suzy Barile, author of Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Bel at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 11 2009)

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