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Southern Indie Bestseller List 06/05/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, June 5, 2011

Columbia, SC - June 8, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 5, 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!
  • The Confession by John Grisham (fiction) buy now!
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction) buy now!
  • The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry (fiction) buy now!
  • Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini (fiction) buy now!
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (fiction) buy now!
  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • If You Ask Me by Betty White (nonfiction) buy now!
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (nonfiction) buy now!
  • A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe Beach Trees by Karen White (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • The Wave by Susan Casey (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (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!
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (mass market) buy now!
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Holes by Louis Sachar (children's interest) buy now!

 

 

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
3. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
4. The Sixth Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573108
5. The Jefferson Key
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $26, 9780345505514
6. Doc
Mary Doria Russell, Random House, $26, 9781400068043
7. Buried Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157387
8. The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M. Auel, Crown, $30, 9780517580516
9. Trader of Secrets
Steve Martini, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061930232
10. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
11. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
12. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
13. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
14. Bloodmoney
David Ignatius, Norton, $25.95, 9780393078114
15. The Final Storm
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497949

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
2. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
5. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Nathan Whitaker, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
6. If You Ask Me
Betty White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157530
7. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
8. Those Guys Have All the Fun
James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316043007
9. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
10. On China
Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594202711
11. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
12. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
13. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
14. Incognito
David Eagleman, Pantheon, $26.95, 9780307377333
15. A Jane Austen Education
William Deresiewicz, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202889

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
STARS6. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073
7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
8. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
9. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671
10. Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré, Penguin, $15, 9780143119722
11. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
12. Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $15, 9780812977868
13. My Name Is Mary Sutter
Robin Oliveira, Penguin, $15, 9780143119135
14. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Grove Press, $15.95, 9780802145314
15. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648

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. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
5. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
6. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
7. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
8. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
10. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $15.99, 9780446556224
11. Four Fish
Paul Greenberg, Penguin, $16, 9780143119463
12. The Wave
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
13. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
14. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
15. The Tiger
John Vaillant, Vintage, $15, 9780307389046

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. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
9. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479

Children's Illustrated

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
4. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311
5. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
6. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734197
7. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165
8. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Michael B. Kaplan, Stephane Jorisch (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803734074
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

Children's Interest

1. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
2. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
5. Beauty Queens
Libba Bray, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439895972
6. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
7. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
8. Big Nate Boredom Buster
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $10.99, 9780062060945
9. Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!
Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99, 9780062004000
10. Holes
Louis Sachar, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440419464

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. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5)
Michael Scott, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385735339
8. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
10. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Jeanne Birdsall, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375858512

 


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:

Charlie Thompson, author of Spirits of Just Men at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 9 2011)

Mark Feldstein, author of POISONING THE PRESS: RICHARD NIXON, JACK ANDERSON, at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (June 9 2011)

Robert Strauss, author of Daddy's Little Goalie: A Father. His Daughters, an at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 9 2011)

Steve Martini, author of Trader of Secrets at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 9 2011)

Lee Smith, author of MRS. DARCY AND THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 9 2011)

Kristina Wright, author of Dream Lover at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (June 10 2011)

Rachel McDaniel, author of Images of America: PIKE COUNTY at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, GA  (June 10 2011)

Stephen Murray, author of House of Bees at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/10/2011)

Craig Johnson, author of Grayton Beach Affair at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/10/2011)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Summer Rental at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/10/2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Over the Moon in Crozet, VA  (June 10 2011)

Phyllis Keels, author of The Lady of Daldriada at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Wendy Perriman, author of Fire On Dark Water at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Craig Nova, author of The Informer at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 11 2011)

Phyllis Keel, author of The Lady of Daldriada at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Deon Davis, author of I'll Find a Way at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 11 2011)

Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 11 2011)

Wendy Perriamn, author of Fire on Dark Water at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Helen Losse, author of Seriously Dangerous at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/11/2011)

STARSSheri Castle, author of THE NEW SOUTHERN GARDEN COOKBOOK: Enjoying the Bes at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 11 2011)

Okra Pick!Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 11 2011)

Helen Losse, author of Seriously Dangerous at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/11/2011)

Haywood Smith, author of Waking Up in Dixie at The Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (06/11/2011)

Ariana Mangum, author of A Forgotten Landscape at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/12/2011)

Carolyn Peterson, author of Fishing for Memories at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 12 2011)

Candace Walsh, author of Dear John, I Love Jane at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 12 2011)

Marisa Brel, author of Voy a Ser Madre a Pesar de Todo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 13 2011)

James R. Bennett, author of Tannehill Ironworks at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/13/2011)

Staci Glover, author of Coal Mining in Jefferson County at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/13/2011)

Robert McCammon, author of The Five at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/14/2011)

Alan Furst, author of Spies of the Balkans at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 14 2011)

Okra Pick!Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 15 2011)

Steve Hamilton, author of Misery Bay at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 15 2011)

Dianne Collins, author of Do You Quantum Think? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 15 2011)

STARSKaren Dodd, author of Bear With Me, Dear at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 15 2011)

Elizabeth Wiegand, author of The Outer Banks Cookbook at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 15 2011)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Folly Beach at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 16 2011)

Bruce Sorrie, author of A FIELD GUIDE TO WILDFLOWERS OF THE SANDHILLS REGI at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 16 2011)

Danny Key, author of Hallelujah! Pass the Grits at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/17/2011)

Bobby & Jamie Deen, author of Get Fired Up at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/17/2011)

Mary Flinn, author of Second Time's a Charm at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/18/2011)

Tiffany Flowers, author of Patterns Are Everywhere: An Upside Down Pattern Bo at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/18/2011)

Mary Flinn, author of Second Time's a Charm at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/18/2011)

Alan Furst, author of Spies of the Balkans at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 20 2011)

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

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

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