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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, July 5, 2009
Columbia, SC -July 9, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, July 5, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

HARDCOVER FICTION

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. Swimsuit
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018777
4. The Angel's Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385528702
5. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312383282
6. The Fixer Upper
Mary Kay Andrews, Harper, $25.99, 9780060837389
7. Shanghai Girls
Lisa See, Random House, $25, 9781400067114
8. The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316166300
9. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe, Voice, $25.99, 9781401340902
10. The Apostle
Brad Thor, Atria, $26.99, 9781416586579
11. Gone Tomorrow
Lee Child, Delacorte, $27, 9780385340571
12. The Last Child --A "Shoestring" Touring Author!
John Hart, Minotaur, $24.95, 9780312359324
13. First Family
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446539753
stars author14. Beach Trip --A STARS "Shoestring" Touring Author!
Cathy Holton, Ballantine, $25, 9780345505996

15. The Associate
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385517836

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Liberty and Tyranny
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $25, 9781416562856
2. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
3. Horse Soldiers
Doug Stanton, Scribner, $28, 9781416580515
4. Catastrophe
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.99, 9780061771040
5. Shop Class as Soulcraft
Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202230
6. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, $24, 9781934781630
stars author7. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts --A STARS "Shoestring" Touring Author!
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

8. The Girls From Ames
Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham, $26, 9781592404452
9. Crazy for the Storm
Norman Ollestad, Ecco, $25.99, 9780061766725
10. Home Game
Michael Lewis, Norton, $23.95, 9780393069013
11. Losing Mum and Pup
Christopher Buckley, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446540940
12. Renegade
Richard Wolffe, Crown, $26, 9780307463128
13. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
14. Some Day You'll Thank Me for This
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $21.99, 9781401302962
15. The Last Best Hope
Joe Scarborough, Crown Forum, $26, 9780307463692



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
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. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Beach House
Jane Green, Plume, $15, 9780452295384
12. A Summer Affair
Elin Hilderbrand, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316018616
13. City of Thieves
David Benioff, Plume, $15, 9780452295292
14. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
15. The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga, Free Press, $14, 9781416562603

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
3. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
4. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
5. American Lion
Jon Meacham, Random House, $18, 9780812973464
6. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $15, 9780143114963
7. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316013260
8. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume, $15, 9780452295544
9. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
10. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
11. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $14.95, 9780393333060
14. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
15. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Picador, $18, 9780312428327 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. Fearless Fourteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312349523
4. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439157268
5. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
6. Angels & Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416578741
7. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441010516
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. Swan Peak
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416548546
10. Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451227386

 




CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
2. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
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. Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670011940
6. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101475
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
8. L.A. Candy
Lauren Conrad, Harper, $17.99, 9780061767586
9. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
10. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061244087
11. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
12. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
14. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
15. 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
16. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316013697
18. Lock and Key -- A SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Sarah Dessen, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414729
19. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
20. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey -- A SIBA Book Award Finalist!
Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316036733

21. Clementine
Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illus.), Hyperion, $4.99, 9780786838837
22. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
23. Stormbreaker
Anthony Horowitz, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142406113
24. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
25. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101499

 


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:

Dennis Tafoya, author of Dope Thief at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (07/09/2009)

Robert T. Cochran, author of Curing Chronic Pain at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/09/2009)

Deborah Sharp, author of Mama Rides Shotgun at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (07/09/2009)

Michael Bellows, author of Cuba Information Manual: The Definitive Guide to L at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/09/2009)

O.H. Bennett, author of The Lie at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (07/09/2009)

Nancy Howe, author of Dear Owie at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (07/09/09)

starsNeil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (July 9 2009)

Howard Dean, author of Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Health Care Re at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (07/10/2009)

John McKinsley, author of Lincoln's Secret at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/10/2009)

starsMary Alice Monroe, author of Last Light Over Carolina at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/10/2009)

Nic Brown, author of Floodmarkers at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/10/2009)

Vicki Allen, author of Drink One To Me, Christian Bennett at Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, MS  (July 10, 2009)

Elizabeth Parker, author of Haunted Mobile: Apparitions of the Azalea City at Bienville Books in Mobile, AL  (July 10 2009)

Ashley Putnam Evans, author of Princess Prissypants Wishes the World Pink at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (July 11th, Saturday)

Ian Vasquez, author of Lonesome Point at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (July 11 2009)

Lisa Horstman, author of Squawking Matilda at Carpe Librum Booksellers in Knoxville, TN  (July 11 2009)

Jimmy Waters, author of NEW BERN 1710 IN THE CAROLINA'S at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/11/2009)

Bill Brent, author of The Sacred Compass at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (07/11/2009)

Manny Mamuscia, author of I Went Walking at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/11/2009)

starsBrian Ray, author of Through the Pale Door at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (07/13/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/13/2009)

D.J. Gregory, author of Walking with Friends at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (07/14/2009)

Beau Hefley, author of A Glimpse of Heaven at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/14/2009)

Jessica Handler, author of Invisible Sisters at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (07/14/2009)

David Stewart, author of Impeached at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (July 15 2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of "So Happy Together" at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/15/2009)

David Stallman, author of Women in the Wild Blue at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (07/16/2009)

Bruce Keyes, author of Spirit of New Orleans at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (July 16 2009)

Toni Orrill, author of The Broken Fall at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/16/2009)

starsBrian Ray, author of Through the Pale Door at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/16/2009)

Steven P. Miller, author of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/16/2009)

R. A. Nelson, author of Days of Little Texas at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/17/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of "So Happy Together" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (07/17/2009)

Sarah Downing, author of 101 GLIMPSES OF NAGS HEAD at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/17/2009)

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

Susie Hoeller, author of Impasse: Border Walls or Welcome the Stranger at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (July 17 2009)

Mary Wilburn, author of Blood Kin at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (07/18/2009)

LaToya Lucas, author of Immeasurable Spirit–Lessons of a Wounded Warrior at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/18/2009)

Dawn Stephens, author of Little Pot at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (07/18/2009)

Jeff Strand, author of Pressure at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (July 18 2009)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Fixer Upper at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (07/18/2009)

Tom Tancin, author of Time Warrior at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (07/18/2009)

Kristy Dempsey, author of Me with You at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (07/18/09)

Ellen Hunter, author of Murder at the Bellamy Mansion at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (07/18/2009)

John Hart, author of The Last Child at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (07/18/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of "So Happy Together" at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (07/19/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (07/20/09)

Clay Rice, author of The Lonely Shadow at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (07/20/2009)

Mike Freeland, author of Blood River to Berlin: A WWII Journal of an Army M at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Nashville in Nashville, TN  (July 20 2009)

Tim Lewis, author of The Virginiad, A History of Virginia in Verse at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (07/21/2009)

starsKaren Spears Zacharias, author of Where’s Your Jesus Now? at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (07/22/2009)

starsAlexandra Sokoloff, author of The Unseen at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (07/22/2009)

Gin Phillips, author of The Well and the Mine at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (July 23 2009)

Jessica Handler, author of Invisible Sisters at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (07/23/2009)

Andy Andrews, author of "The Noticer" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/23/2009)

Chris Kuzneski, author of The Lost Throne at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (07/23/2009)

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, author of Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redempti at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (07/23/09)

starsSusan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (07/23/2009)

Andy Andrews, author of "The Noticer" at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (07/23/2009)

starsMaryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (07/23/2009)
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