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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 2, 2009
Columbia, SC -August 9, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 2, 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 Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. The Defector
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155680
4. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455
5. Rain Gods
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128244
6. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743292511
7. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells, Harper, $25.99, 9780060175313
8. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
9. The Angel's Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385528702
10. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
11. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe, Voice, $25.99, 9781401340902
12. Emily's Ghost
Denise Giardina, Norton, $24.95, 9780393069150
13. Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella, Dial, $26, 9780385342025
14. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294294
15. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312383282

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Wilderness Warrior
Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780060565282
2. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
3. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
4. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

5. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $25.95, 9781594202230
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
7. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
8. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
9. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
10. The Evolution of God
Robert Wright, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316734912
11. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859
12. Renegade
Richard Wolffe, Crown, $26, 9780307463128
13. The Bolter
Frances Osborne, Knopf, $30, 9780307270146
14. Wicked Plants
Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126831
15. What's Your Poo Telling You?
Josh Richman, Anish Sheth, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811857826



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
4. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
5. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
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. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
11. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292
12. Off Season
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698290
13. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
14. The Likeness
Tana French, Penguin, $15, 9780143115625
15. Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe, Anchor, $10.95, 9780385474542

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
2. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
4. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
5. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
6. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
7. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
8. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
9. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
10. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15, 9780375725609
11. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
12. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Picador, $18, 9780312428327
13. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
14. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $13.99, 9780060009427
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

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. Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451227386
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
5. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316042512
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
7. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441009237
8. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
9. Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553587906
10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
2. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. Marley Goes to School
John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061561511
8. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009
9. Llama Llama Misses Mama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670061983
10. Fancy Nancy Tea Parties
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061801747

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Lock and Key -- a 2009 SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729

2. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670011940
3. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Barbara Park, Random House, $12.99, 9780375838118
4. 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
5. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
7. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312367541
8. Daniel X: Watch the Skies
James Patterson, Ned Rust, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316036184
9. Thirteen
Lauren Myracle, Puffin, $6.99, 9780142413708
10. Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440412670

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
5. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
7. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439785969



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:

Denise Giardina, author of Emily's Ghost: A novel of the Bronte Sisters at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/10/2009)

starsSusan Whitfield, author of Genesis Beach at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (08/11/2009)

Lydia Peelle, author of Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/11/2009)

Fred Chappell, author of Shadow Box at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/13/2009)

Raplh Ray Jr., author of The Life and Art of Ralph Ray, Jr. at Bookin' It! in Belmont, NC  (08/13/2009)

Janna MacMahan, author of The Ocean Inside at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (August 13 2009)

starsErica Eisdorfer, author of The Wet Nurse's Tale at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (08/13/09)

Karin Slaughter, author of Undone at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/14/2009)

John Grogan, author of Marley Goes to School at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/15/2009)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/15/09)

Marjorie Hudson, author of Searching For Virginia Dare at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 15 2009)

Raymond Atkins, author of Sorrow Wood at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (08/15/2009)

James Braziel, author of Snakeskin Road at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (08/18/2009)

Pat Conroy, author of South of Broad at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (08/19/2009)

Kris Radish, author of Shortest Distance Between Two Women at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/21/2009)

Jackie Cooper, author of The Sunrise Remembers: Memories from the Journey at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/21/09)

Michael Taeckens, author of ove Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakup at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/21/2009)

Nancy Coffelt, author of Fred Stays with Me at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/22/2009)

Michael McNeil, author of Whatever it Takes at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (August 22 2009)
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