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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, July 19, 2009
Columbia, SC -July 24, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 19, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and

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1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. Return to Sullivans Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061438455
3. Rain Gods
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.99, 9781439128244
4. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells, Harper, $25.99, 9780060175313
5. The Angel's Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385528702
6. Swimsuit
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018777
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312383282
8. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Scribner, $26.99, 9780743292511
9. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
10. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9780743294294
11. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
12. Last Light Over Carolina
Mary Alice Monroe, Pocket, $25, 9781416549703
13. The Devil's Company
David Liss, Random House, $25, 9781400064199
14. The Last Child
John Hart, Minotaur, $24.95, 9780312359324
15. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe, Voice, $25.99, 9781401340902 


1. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
2. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
stars author!3. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts -- A STARS "Shoestring" Touring Author!
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

4. The Evolution of God
Robert Wright, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316734912
5. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202230
6. Bobby and Jackie
C. David Heymann, Atria, $26, 9781416556244
7. The End of Overeating
David A. Kessler, Rodale, $25.95, 9781605297859
8. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
9. The Accidental Billionaires
Ben Mezrich, Doubleday, $25, 9780385529372
10. Unmasked
Ian Halperin, Simon Spotlight, $25, 9781439177174
11. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
12. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
13. Outcasts United
Warren St. John, Spiegel & Grau, $24.95, 9780385522038
14. The Bolter
Frances Osborne, Knopf, $30, 9780307270146
15. Renegade
Richard Wolffe, Crown, $26, 9780307463128


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. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
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. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
7. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
11. Off Season
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698290
12. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292
13. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
14. The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga, Free Press, $14, 9781416562603
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415 


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. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
5. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
6. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
7. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
8. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
9. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
10. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
11. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
12. The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information
Noel Botham, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535024
13. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel, $15.95, 9780806531069
14. Me Talk Pretty One Day
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316776967
15. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412 


1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439157268
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
6. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
7. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
10. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780061438462 


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
3. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
4. I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden, $5.99, 9780375827785
5. Pinkalicious
Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780060776398
6. Fancy Nancy: Let's Get Fancy Together!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061576713
7. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
8. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
9. Tails
Matthew Van Fleet, Red Wagon, $13.95, 9780152167738
10. Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235887


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

2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
3. 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
4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne, David Fickling, $8.99, 9780385751537
5. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670011940
6. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375834868
7. Someone Like You
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142401774
8. L.A. Candy
Lauren Conrad, Harper, $17.99, 9780061767586
9. Dragonbreath
Ursula Vernon, Dial, $12.99, 9780803733633
10. Flush
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375841859


1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
2. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
3. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
5. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
6. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653


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:

Pauli Reading, author of Sherlock McBiskit at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/25/2009)

Andie Ryan, author of Shakedown at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 25 2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/25/2009)

starsJoanna Catherine Scott, author of Child of the South at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (7/25/2009)

Jenny Cote, author of The Dreamer, The Schemer & The Robe at Prater's Main Street Books in Clayton, GA  (July 25 2009)

Scott Pratt, author of In Good Faith at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/25/2009)

starsJack Riggs, author of The Fireman's Wife at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/25/2009)

Larry Dossey, author of The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/25/2009)

Shirley Crum, author of Paradise in Peril at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/26/2009)

Chris Kuzneski, author of The Lost Throne at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (July 26 2009)

starsJill Conner Browne, author of American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/26/2009)

Nick Breedlove, author of Jackson County: Then and Now at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (July 27 2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of The Fixer-upper at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA  (July 27 2009)

Stephen L. Carter, author of Jericho's Fall at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/28/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (07/29/2009)

Peter Selgin, author of Life Goes to the Movies at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (July 29 2009)

Frank Turner Hollon, author of Austin & Emily at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/30/2009)

Jay Wexler, author of Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (July 30 2009)

Eric Barnes, author of Shimmer at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (July 30 2009)

Ian Vasquez, author of Lonesome Point at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (07/30/2009)

Kirsten Holmstedt, author of The Girls Come Marching Home at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (July 30 2009)

Stephen L Carter, author of Jericho's Fall at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (July 30 2009)

Bill Noel, author of Washout at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/31/09)

Clay Carmichael, author of Wild Things at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (July 31 2009)

Bryan Gilmer, author of Felonious Jazz at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/31/2009)

James Gonzales, author of GUNNY Memoirs of Mobile's Southside: Riding Alabam at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (Friday July 25)

Rick Hathaway, author of A Love-Driven Life: Cody, Me, and God at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (July 31 2009)

starsMary Alice Monroe, author of Time is a River at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (08/01/2009)

Barbara Duncan, author of Living Stories of the Cherokee at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (08/01/2009)

Doug Elliott, author of SwarmTree at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (08/01/2009)

Rose Senehi, author of In the Shadow of Chimney Rock at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (08/01/2009)

Joan Medlicott, author of The Ladies of Covington at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (08/01/2009)

starsAlan Gratz, author of Samurai Shortstop at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (08/01/2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of The Fixer Upper at Scott's Bookstore in Newnan, GA  (08/03/2009)

starsErica Eisdorfer, author of The Wet Nurse's Tale at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (08/06/2009)

Achy Obejas, author of Ruins at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (08/06/2009)

Nicole R. Dickson, author of Casting Off at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (08/07/09)

Daniel Silva, author of The Defector at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (08/07/2009)

Jackie Cooper, author of The Sunrise Remembers: Memories from the Journey at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (08/08/2009)

Beverly Heyde, author of A Bend in the River at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (08/08/2009)

Denise Giardina, author of Emily's Ghost: A novel of the Bronte Sisters at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (08/08/09)

Karen Rose, author of I Can See You at B & L Books in Altamonte Springs, FL  (08/08/2009)

Lisa Nichole Bell, author of Divine Inspirations at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (08/08/2009)

Shauna Hart, author of Den of Desire at B & L Books in Altamonte Springs, FL  (08/08/2009)

Alyssa Day, author of Atlantis Unmasked at B & L Books in Altamonte Springs, FL  (08/08/2009)

Denise Giardina, author of Emily’s Ghost: A Novel of The Brontë Sisters at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (08/08/2009) ________________________________________________________________________________