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Southern Indie Bestseller List 07/17/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, July 17, 2011

Columbia, SC - July 24, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 17, 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: HardcoverPaperbackChildren

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!

  • Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction) buy now!
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews (fiction) buy now!
  • Iron House by John Hart (fiction) buy now!
  • The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason (fiction) buy now!
  • One Summer by David Baldacci (fiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales (nonfiction) buy now!
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson (paperback fiction)buy now!
  • French Lessons by Ellen Sussman (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosney (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (paperback nonfiction)buy now!
  • Four Fish by Paul Greenberg (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (mass market)buy now!
  • Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman, Jacky Davis (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • The Care & Keeping of You by Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendell (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (children's interest) buy now!
  • Shark Wars by Ernie Altbacker (children's interest) buy now!
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (children's interest) buy now!
  • STARSFanatasy Baseball by Alan M. Gratz (children's interest)buy now!

Hardcover Fiction


1. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
2. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
Okra Pick!4. Iron House
John Hart, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9780312380342

5. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312642693
6. Folly Beach
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961274
7. Before I Go to Sleep
S.J. Watson, Harper, $25.99, 9780062060556
8. One Summer
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446583145
9. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
11. The Last Werewolf
Glen Duncan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595089
12. Now You See Her
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036214
13. The Girl in the Blue Beret
Bobbie Ann Mason, Random House, $26, 9781400067183
14. Smokin' Seventeen
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527684
15. Maine
J.Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
4. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
5. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
6. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
7. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
8. Reckless Endangerment
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
9. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
10. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285
11. Absolute Monarchs
John Julius Norwich, Random House, $30, 9781400067152
12. Those Guys Have All the Fun
James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316043007
13. Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593
14. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
15. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
8. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

9. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
10. French Lessons
Ellen Sussman, Ballantine, $15, 9780345522771
11. Faithful Place
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
12. The Soldier's Wife
Margaret Leroy, Hyperion, $14.99, 9781401341701
13. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's, $13.95, 9780312370848
Okra Pick!14. The Reservoir
John Milliken Thompson, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514443

15. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446556125

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. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
4. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
5. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
6. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
9. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
10. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
11. Four Fish
Paul Greenberg, Penguin, $16, 9780143119463
12. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $14.99, 9780060009427
13. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
14. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
15. Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316069885

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
6. The Rembrandt Affair
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451233998
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487

Children's Illustrated


1. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525422280
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
4. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
5. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734197
6. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
7. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
8. The Care & Keeping of You
Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendell (Illus.), Pleasant Company, $9.95, 9781562476663
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
10. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311

Children's Interest


1. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
3. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
4. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440412670
7. Beauty Queens
Libba Bray, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439895972
8. Shark Wars
Ernie Altbacker, Razorbill, $12.99, 9781595143761
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
STARS10. Fantasy Baseball
Alan M. Gratz, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780803734630


Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
6. Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545259088
7. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
9. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Megan McDonald, Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763653514
10. Twisted (Pretty Little Liars, #9)
Sara Shepard, Harper Teen, $16.99, 9780062081018

 


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:

Okra Pick!John Hart, author of Iron House at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 26 2011)

Preston Lauterbach, author of THE CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT AND THE ROAD TO ROCK AND ROLL at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (July 27 2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 27 2011)

Minrose Gwin, author of Wishing For Snow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 28 2011)

Nancy Brewer, author of Beyond Sandy Ridge at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (July 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (July 28 2011)

Mandi Stanley, author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters: An A-Z Checklist at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (July 28 2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Bible Salesman at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 28 2011)

Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 28 2011)

Okra Pick!Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of The Orchard at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (July 29 2011)

Brad Thor, author of Full Black at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (July 29 2011)

Louise Nelson, author of The Aroma & Memories of Grandma's & Mama's Kitchen at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

Rick McDaniel, author of An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Cen at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 30 2011)

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 30 2011)

William Mangum, author of North Carolina Beautiful at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (7/30/2011)

Clyde Edgerton , author of The Night Train at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (July 30 2011)

Martin Dyckman, author of Reubin O’D at Blue Ridge Books & News in Waynesville, NC  (July 30 2011)

STARSValerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (7/31/2011)

Stephanie Schmitz, author of Let It Bleed: A Novel at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 31 2011)

James Hesketh, author of Riding a Straight and Twisty Road: Motorcycles, Fe at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 1 2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/01/2011)

Rosanne Cash, author of Composed: A Memoir at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 2, 2011)

Melinda Long, author of Pirates Don't Change Diapers at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (08/02/2011)

Keith Spera, author of GROOVE INTERRUPTED: Loss, Renewal and the Music of at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (August 2 2011)

Mary Whyte, author of "Working South" at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/03/2011)

Lynn Cullen, author of Reign of Madness at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (August 3 2011)

Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 3 2011)

Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened to Goodbye at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 3 2011)

Michael Kaplan, author of Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/04/2011)

Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of The World at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (August 5 2011)

Eileen C. Schwab, author of Shadow of a Quarter Moon at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (August 5 2011)

Miguel Tun Osorio, author of Relatos de Valladolid at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 5 2011)

Richard Wirick, author of Kicking In: Stories at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 6 2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (August 6 2011)

Mary Stefano, author of Trixie's Diner at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (August 6 2011)

Michael Glenn-Yates, author of My Partner's Wife at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (8/6/2011)

Susan Lefler, author of Rendering the Bones at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (August 7 2011)