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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, November 22, 2009
Columbia, SC -November 24, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 22, 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 Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
4. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
5. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
6. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784
7. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
8. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515
9. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501
10. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
11. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
12. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
13. No Less Than Victory
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497925
14. Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166317
15. New York
Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $30, 9780385521383

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

 

1. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
2. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
3. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
4. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
5. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
6. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
7. The Lee Bros
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
8. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316069908
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
10. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
11. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
12. Highest Duty
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061924682
13. You Better Not Cry
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $21.99, 9780312341916
14. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
15. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

 

1. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
3. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
10. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
11. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
12. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
13. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
14. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
STARS15. The Girl on Legare Street
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451227997

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
5. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
6. The Essential Book of Useless Information
Donald A. Voorhees, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535369
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
8. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
9. Eat This, Not That!: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
David Zinczenko, Rodale, $19.99, 9781605295381
10. Letter to My Daughter
Maya Angelou, Random House, $15, 9780812980035
11. Our Choice
Al Gore, Rodale, $26.99, 9781594867347
12. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
13. The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!
Anne Byrn, Workman, $15.95, 9780761129615
14. Nightlight: A Parody
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
15. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060852566

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
3. Cross Country
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446536301
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446401197
6. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
7. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. The Widow of the South
Robert Hicks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446558884
10. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129

 



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. Run, Turkey, Run!
Diane Mayr, Laura Rader (Illus.), Walker, $6.99, 9780802784810
6. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
7. The Gingerbread Pirates
Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763632236
8. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
10. Family Huddle
Peyton Manning, et al., Jim Madsen (Illus.), Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545153775

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

 

1. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316040495
2. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
STARS3. Eli the Good
Silas House, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763643416

4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
5. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
6. Graceling - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142414552
8. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
9. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
10. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Josh Lieb, Razorbill, $15.99, 9781595142405

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
4. Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider Adventures, #8)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250569
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
7. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687

 



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:

Kenneth Treister, author of Havana Forever at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 26 2009)

Mark Gordon Smith, author of Harrisville at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (11/27/2009)

Quentin Whitwell, author of If By Whiskey at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (11/27/2009)

Laurie Ann Levin, author of God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (November 27 2009)

Joe Lee, author of Magnolia Triangle at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (November 28 2009)

Tim Link, author of Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (November 29 2009)

Gay Gomez, author of THE LOUISIANA COAST: Guide to an American Wetland at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (November 29 2009)

Art Chansky, author of Light Blue Reign: How a City Slicker, a Quiet Kans at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (November 30 2009)

Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (12/01/2009)

Gerald Posner, author of Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth and Power – A Dispa at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 1 2009)

Omid Shafi, author of Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (December 1 2009)

Rabbi Harold S Kushner, author of Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain Wor at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 2 2009)

Steven V Roberts, author of FROM EVERY END OF THIS EARTH: 13 FAMILIES AND THE at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (December 2 2009)

Katherine Russell Rich, author of Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Languag at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (December 3 2009)

Sam Beall, author of Fresh from the farm -- The Blackberry Farm Cookboo at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (December 3 2009)

Sam Stephenson, author of The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (December 3 2009)

Saxon Henry, author of Four Florida Moderns at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 3 2009)

Nicole Seitz, author of Saving Cicadas at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (12/04/2009)

Makcomb Steiner, author of Old Mobile Restaurants at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (December 4 2009)

Camden Noir, author of _Label 228_ at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (December 4 2009)

Alan Lang and Tom Dawson, author of King of Tort at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (December 5 2009)

Abbey Sallenger, author of Island in a Storm at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (December 5 2009)

Wayne Sutton, author of How in Hell Can I Change? at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (December 5 2009)

Roy Williams, author of Hard Work: My Life On and Off The Court at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (December 6 2009)

Bob Palmatier, author of Mittens, the Polydactyl Ca at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (December 7 2009)

M Gary and Melisa Neuman, author of In Good Times and Bad: Strengthening Your Relation at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 7 2009)

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