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Southern Indie Bestseller List 06/12/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, June 12, 2011

Columbia, SC - June 20, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 12, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list) Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction) buy now!
  • Buried Prey by John Sandford (fiction) buy now!
  • Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini (fiction) buy now!
  • Sixkill by Robert B. Parker (fiction) buy now!
  • A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Secret Knowledge by David Mamet (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe Beach Trees by Karen White (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, et al (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market) buy now!
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (mass market) buy now!
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (mass market) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman, Jacky Davis (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (children's interest) buy now!
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (children's interest) buy now!

 

Hardcover Fiction

1. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9780312642693
3. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
4. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
5. Dreams of Joy
Lisa See, Random House, $26, 9781400067121
6. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
7. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
8. The Sixth Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573108
9. Dead Reckoning
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9780441020317
10. Buried Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157387
11. The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M. Auel, Crown, $30, 9780517580516
12. The Final Storm
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497949
13. Sixkill
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157264
14. Hit List
Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, $27.95, 9780425241134
15. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
2. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
5. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
6. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Nathan Whitaker, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
7. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
8. The Psychopath Test
Jon Ronson, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594488016
9. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
10. Demonic
Ann Coulter, Crown Forum, $28.99, 9780307353481
11. A Southerly Course
Martha Hall Foose, Clarkson Potter, $32.5, 9780307464286
12. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
13. The Secret Knowledge
David Mamet, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595230768
14. To End All Wars
Adam Hochschild, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780618758289
15. The Dukan Diet
Pierre Dukan, Crown Archetype, $26, 9780307887962

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
5. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
STARS6. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073

7. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

8. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
9. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
10. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
11. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
12. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
13. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $16, 9780345504975
14. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Grove Press, $15.95, 9780802145314
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158

 

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
6. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
7. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
8. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
9. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
10. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
11. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
12. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
STARS13. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631

14. Tribal Leadership
Dave Logan, et al., Harper, $16.99, 9780061251320
15. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829

Mass Market

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573428
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
9. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246299
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487

Children's Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
3. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

4. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
6. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
7. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
10. Olivia
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9780689829536

Children's Interest

1. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
3. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
4. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756682576
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk Books, $17.99, 9781594744761
6. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316038638
7. Mockingbird
Kathryn Erskine, Puffin Books, $6.99, 9780142417751

8. World Without Fish
Mark Kurlansky, Frank Stockton (Illus.), Workman, $16.95, 9780761156079
9. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Megan McDonald, Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763653514
6. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries 3)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $12.99, 9781442411906
7. The Abduction (Theodore Boone)
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425571
8. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142417225
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
10. The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5)
Michael Scott, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385735339

 


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:

Colleen Houck, author of Tiger's Voyage at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (June 21 2011)

Jenny Hubbard, author of Paper Covers Rock at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (06/21/2011)

Irmansyah Effendi, author of Smile to Your Heart Meditations at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (June 21 2011)

Okra Pick!John Milliken Thompson, author of The Reservoir at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (June 21 2011)

Barry Estrabrook, author of Tomatoland at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (June 21 2011)

STARSSheri Castle, author of THE NEW SOUTHERN GARDEN COOKBOOK: Enjoying the Bes at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/22/2011)

Linda Stout, author of COLLECTIVE VISIONING: HOW GROUPS CAN WORK TOGETHER at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (JUne 22 2011)

STARSMarjorie Hudson, author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Short Stories at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (June 22 2011)

Travis Morris, author of Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 22 2011)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Folly Beach at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 22 2011)

David Baldacci, author of One Summer at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (June 22 2011)

Michael Parker, author of Scarborough Faire at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 23 2011)

Warren Grossman, author of To Be Healed by the Earth at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (June 23 2011)

Colleen Houck, author of Tiger's Curse at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/23/2011)

Linda Watson, author of WILDLY AFFORDABLE ORGANIC: EAT FABULOUS FOOD, GET at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (June 23 2011)

Katie Herzog, author of CRUSH: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 23 2011)

Bett Norris, author of What's Best For Jane at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (June 23 2011)

Maurita Corcoran, author of A House Interrupted: A Wife's Story of Recovering at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 23 2011)

STARSMarjorie Hudson, author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Short Stories at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/23/2011)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Folly Beach at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (June 24 2011)

Ron Cooper, author of Purple Jesus at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (June 24 2011)

David Baldacci, author of One Summer at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (June 24 2011)

Linda Stout, author of Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 24 2011)

Lauren Myracle, author of Shine at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 25 2011)

Barbara Babcock Millhouse, author of Reynolda 1906-1924 at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/25/2011)

Drew Perry, author of This Is Just Exactly Like You at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (June 25 2011)

Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened To Goodbye at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 25 2011)

Luis Carlos Montalvan, author of A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Sav at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (June 25 2011)

Ellen Hopkins, author of Fallout at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 25 2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 25 2011)

Linda Lovely, author of Dear Killer at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/25/2011)

STARSKaren White, author of The Beach Trees at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (June 25 2011)

Fred Lichtenberg, author of Hunter's World at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (June 25 2011)

STARSKaren Dodd, author of Dead Beat at the Palace at Dee Gee's Gifts & Books in Morehead City, NC  (June 25 2011)

Aaron Philip Clark, author of The Science of Paul: A Novel of Crime at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/25/2011)

Carolyn Haines, author of Bones of a Feather at Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez, MS  (June 25 2011)

Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 26 2011)

Tomie DePaola, author of Streganona’s Gift at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 26 2011)

Malaika King Albreight, author of Lessons in Forgetting at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/26/2011)

Chef Brian, author of Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 27 2011)

S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (June 28 2011)

Carolyn Haines, author of Bones of a Feather at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL  (06/29/2011)

Bradley Rusty, author of Lions of Kandahar at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 29 2011)

Jason Borte, author of The Kook's Guide to Surfing at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 29 2011)

Matt Matthews, author of Mercy Creek at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 29 2011)

Master Wu, author of The 12 Chinese Animals at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (June 29 2011)

Jeffrey Deaver, author of Carte Blanche at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 29 2011)

Melissa Burnett, author of If You Are What You Eat Then I'm A Hot Dog at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 29 2011)

Gordon Elwell, author of CROSSROADS OF CONFLICT: A Guide to Civil War Sites at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, GA  (June 30 2011)

Michael Wiley, author of A Bad Night's Sleep at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (June 30 2011)

Richard Hansley, author of Asheville’s Historic Architecture at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/1/2011)

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, author of The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and th at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/1/2011)

Carolyn Haines, author of Bones of a Feather at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/02/2011)

Bill Griffin, author of Little Mouse at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/3/2011)

David Mitchell, author of Black Swan Green at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/4/2011)