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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, June 14, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, June 14, 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. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
3. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401340902
4. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166300
5. The Last Child
John Hart, Minotaur, $24.95, 9780312359324
6. The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488801
7. First Family
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446539753
8. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342308
9. The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
Reif Larsen, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202179
10. Road Dogs
Elmore Leonard, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061733147
11. My Father's Tears and Other Stories
John Updike, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307271563
12. Gone Tomorrow
Lee Child, Delacorte, $27, 9780385340571
13. Beach Trip
Cathy Holton, Ballantine, $25, 9780345505996
14. Relentless
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $27, 9780553807141
15. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $25.95, 9780441017157



1. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
2. Losing Mum and Pup
Christopher Buckley, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446540940
3. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
4. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
5. The Girls From Ames
Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham, $26, 9781592404452
6. Renegade
Richard Wolffe, Crown, $26, 9780307463128
7. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
8. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Steve Harvey, Amistad, $23.99, 9780061728976
10. Home Game
Michael Lewis, Norton, $23.95, 9780393069013
11. The Last Best Hope
Joe Scarborough, Crown Forum, $26, 9780307463692
12. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202230
13. A Son of the Game
James Dodson, Algonquin,, $24.95, 9781565125063
14. Always Looking Up
Michael J. Fox, Hyperion, $25.99, 9781401303389
15. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600




1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
2. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
3. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
5. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Netherland
Joseph O'Neill, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307388773
9. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $16, 9780743454537
10. The Beach House
Jane Green, Plume, $15, 9780452295384
11. People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $15, 9780143115007
12. Driftwood Summer
Patti Callahan Henry, NAL, $15, 9780451226884
13. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15, 9780307278258
14. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292
15. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605



1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
5. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
8. The Downhill Lie
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $14, 9780307280459
9. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
10. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
11. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
12. Cook Yourself Thin
Lifetime Television (Eds.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781401341138
13. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $15.95, 9780393334807
14. The Billionaire's Vinegar
Benjamin Wallace, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307338785
15. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773



1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Angels & Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416578741
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
4. Swan Peak
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416548546
5. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
9. Careless in Red
Elizabeth George, Harper, $7.99, 9780061160905
10. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $8.99, 9780451191144




1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
4. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
10. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
11. Miles to Go
Miley Cyrus, Hyperion, $24.95, 9781423119920
12. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
13. Llama Llama Misses Mama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670061983
14. Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1)
Rick Riordan, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060394
15. Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues, #4)
Jude Watson, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060448
16. 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
17. Chosen (House of Night #3)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's Griffin, $8.95, 9780312360306
18. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
19. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
20. Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061703683
21. Fancy Nancy: Let's Get Fancy Together!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061576713
22. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
23. Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061236136
24. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
25. Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061236075


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:

Gary Pomerantz, author of Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, A Fatal Hand, at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (06/22/2009)

David Sedaris, author of When You Are Engulfed in Flames at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (06/22/2009)

Shannon South, author of Love Wisdom: A Soul’s Journey to Wellness at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/22/2009)

Margaret Fenton, author of Little Lamb Lost at Capitol Book & News Co in Montgomery, AL  (06/23/2009)

Jeanne Yarborough, author of Ultimate Baby Massage at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (06/23/2009)

Joseph O'Neill, author of Netherland at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/23/2009)

W. Ralph Eubanks, author of The House at the End of the Road at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/23/2009)

Wendy Wax, author of Body Movers Series: #4, #5, #6 at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (06/24/2009)

Nancy West, author of Benjamin Hedrick's Truth at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (06/24/2009)

STARSAnne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/24/2009)

Scott Deitche, author of Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangs at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (6/25/2009)

Alice Wisler, author of How Sweet It Is at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/25/2009)

STARSSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (06/25/2009)

STARSSusan Whitfield, author of Hell Swamp at Quarter Moon Bookstore in Topsail Beach, NC  (06/25/2009)

Alan Huffman, author of Sultana at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/25/2009)

STARSNeil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/25/2009)

Nina de Gramont, author of Gossip of the Starlings at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (06/25/09)

Margaret Fenton, author of Little Lamb Lost at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/26/2009)

Beth Dongler, author of Georgia Spirits and Spectres at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (06/26/2009)

Diane Chamberlain, author of Secrets She Left Behind at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (06/26/2009)

Bob Zellner, author of The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (06/26/2009)

Brian Rutenberg , author of Brian Rutenberg at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (06/26/2009)

James Hannaham, author of God Says No at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/26/2009)

Louise Morgan Runyon, author of Landscape: Fear and Love at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (06/26/2009)

Joseph Lisowski, author of Looking For Lauren at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (6/27/2009)

bell hooks, author of Belonging: A Culture of Place at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (06/27/2009)

STARSAnne Barnhill, author of What You Long For at Mountain Lore Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (06/27/2009)

Reuben Cox, author of The Work of Joe Webb: Appalachian Master of Rustic at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (06/27/2009)

Ann B. Ross, author of Miss Julia Delivers the Goods at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (06/27/2009)

James Latimore, author of Bookwoman: A Cancer Journal at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (06/28/2009)

N. W. "Red" Pope, author of The Dance Band from Deacontown at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (06/28/2009)

Cliff Robinson, author of The Dating Game at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (06/29/2009)

Billie Jane McIntosh, author of From Georgia Tragedy to Oklahoma Frontier at Scott's Bookstore in Newnan, GA  (07/01/2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Fixer Upper at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/02/09)

Diane Chamberlain, author of Secrets She Left Behind at Quarter Moon Bookstore in Topsail Beach, NC  (07/03/2009)