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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, July 11, 2010
Columbia, SC - July 20, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 11, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)

  • Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (fiction)
  • The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb (fiction)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (fiction)
  • Scout, Atticus, and Boo by Mary Murphy (nonfiction)
  • Pearl S. Buck in China by Hilary Spurling (nonfiction)
  • STARSOn Folly Beach by Karen White (paperback fiction)
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (paperback fiction)
  • This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper (paperback fiction)
  • Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (paperback fiction)
  • Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall (paperback nonfiction)
  • Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards (paperback nonfiction)
  • Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino (paperback nonfiction)
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (paperback nonfiction)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market)
  • The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (mass market)
  • Perfect Piggies by Sandra Boyton (children's illustrated)
  • Scat by Carl Hiaasen (children's interest)
  • The Demigod Files by Rick Riorden (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
2. The Help - a 2010 SIBA Book Award winner!
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Lowcountry Summer
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061961175
4. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $27, 9780345504968
5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9781400065455
6. Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312383305
7. The Overton Window
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $26, 9781439184301
8. Private
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316096157
9. The Devil Amongst the Lawyers
Sharyn McCrumb, Thomas Dunne, $24.99, 9780312558161
10. Spies of the Balkans
Alan Furst, Random House, $26, 9781400066032
11. The Search
Nora Roberts, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399156571
12. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385501125
13. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Harper, $25, 9780061743528
14. Mr. Peanut
Adam Ross, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307270702
15. Foreign Influence
Brad Thor, Atria, $26.99, 9781416586593

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
2. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061718946
3. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235
4. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
5. The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780670021727
6. Spoken From the Heart
Laura Bush, Scribner, $30, 9781439155202
7. Hitch-22
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446540339
8. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446556248
9. Scout, Atticus, and Boo
Mary Murphy, Harper, $24.99, 9780061924071
10. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
12. Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre, Harmony, $25.99, 9780307453273
13. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
14. Women Food and God
Geneen Roth, Scribner, $24, 9781416543077
15. Pearl Buck in China
Hilary Spurling, S&S, $27, 9781416540427



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $14, 9781416589648
4. South of Broad - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
5. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
8. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
STARS9. On Folly Beach - a STARS author and Summer Okra Pick!
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451229212
10. Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner, $15, 9781439169018
11. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
12. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
13. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9781400030910
14. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $15, 9780452296367
15. Best Friends Forever
Jennifer Weiner, Washington Square Press, $15, 9780743294300

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
3. Zeitoun - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
4. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
5. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
8. Resilience
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $15, 9780767931564
9. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
10. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
11. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin, $15, 9780143117469
12. Awkward Family Photos
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers, $15, 9780307592293
13. Picking Cotton
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312599539
14. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
15. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400078455

MASS MARKET


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Vision, $7.99, 9780446618328
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Defector
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451230669
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441018512



CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316040501
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: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915253
5. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $14.95, 9780761158462
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Pinkalicious: School Rules!
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061928857
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
Victoria Kann, Harper, $3.99, 9780061927324
10. Perfect Piggies!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761159933

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316125581
2. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525423843
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
4. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.95, 9780810996168
5. Scat - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $8.99, 9780375834875
6. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $12.99, 9780061944345
7. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
8. The Demigod Files
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $12.95, 9781423121664
9. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330
10. Shiver - a 2010 SIBA Book Award finalist!
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545123273

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
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 and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
7. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
8. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101482
9. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
10. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656

 


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:

Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/20/2010)

Gwynne Dyer, author of Climate Wars at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 21 2010)

Alexandra Sokoloff, author of Book of Shadows at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/21/2010)

Adam Ross, author of Mr. Peanut at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (07/22/2010)

Susan Rebecca White, author of A Soft Place to Land at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (07/22/2010)

Joshilyn Jackson, author of Backseat Saints at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (07/22/2010)

Nic Brown, author of Doubles: A Novel at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (7/22/2010)

Susan Isaacs, author of As Husbands Go at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 22 2010)

Dan Easterling, author of The Paralegal at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/23/2010)

Jeffrey Stepakoff, author of FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (July 23 2010)

Jamie Freveletti, author of Running Dark at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 23 2010)

Anne Sinkler LeClercq, Editor, and Mary E Miller , author of Tales from the GrandTour 1890 - 1910 and Baroness at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/23/2010)

Avery Aames, author of The Long Quiche Goodbye at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (07/23/2010)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Last Light Over Carolina at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (July 17th, Friday)

Rick Hathaway, author of A Love Driven Life: Cody, Me, & God at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (July 24 2010)

Daniel Silva, author of The Rembrandt Affair at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 24 2010)

Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through B at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 24 2010)

Andy Kite, author of Vanishing Towns of Rural Georgia at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (July 24 2010)

Leigh Anne Tuohy, author of IN A HEARTBEAT: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Givi at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (July 24 2010)

John Biewen, author of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 26 2010)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Swimming Lessons at Booklovers Bookstore in Aiken, SC  (07/27/2010)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Turtle Summer at Booklovers Bookstore in Aiken, SC  (07/27/2010)

Alex Kava, author of Damaged at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 28 2010)

Howard Norman, author of What Is Left the Daughter at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (July 28 2010)

Suzanne Tate, author of Happy Hermit Crab at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (July 28 2010)

Tom Mendicino, author of Probation at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 28 2010)

Joseph Wheelan, author of Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/28/2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/28/2010)

Ally Carter, author of Gallagher Girls 4: Only the Good Spy Young at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 29 2010)

Michele Andrea Bowen, author of MORE CHURCH FOLK at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (07/29/2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/29/2010)

Michele Andrea Bowen, author of MORE CHURCH FOLK at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (7/29/2010)

Tina Staley, author of Living Fully, Dying Well at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (July 29 2010)

Juan Martin, author of Como una Sombra de mi Mismo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 30 2010)

Denise Hildreth, author of Hurricanes in Paradise at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/30/2010)

Russell Blount, author of The Battle of New Hope Church at Scott's Bookstore in Newnan, GA  (July 30 2010)

Joe Hoppel, author of People I've met, Things I've Done: 50 Years in Cou at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (July 31 2010)

Rafe Esquith, author of Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Childr at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (7/31/2010)

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of Cum Laude at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (July 31 2010)

Carla Damron, author of Death in Zooville at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/31/2010)

Christa Kempter, author of Wally and Mae at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/05/2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (08/06/2010)

Susan Kelly, author of By Accident at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (08/06/2010)
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