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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 10, 2010
Columbia, SC -January 15 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 10, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. Noah's Compass
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307272409
3. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
5. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
6. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
7. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
8. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525951452
9. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
10. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
11. The Honor of Spies
W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155666
12. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
13. I, Sniper
Stephen Hunter, S&S, $26, 9781416565154
14. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
15. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768

 

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
2. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
3. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
4. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
5. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
6. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
7. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
8. Drive
Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488849
9. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
10. The Conscious Cook
Tal Ronnen, William Morrow Cookbooks, $29.99, 9780061874338
11. All Things at Once
Mika Brzezinski, Weinstein, $24.95, 9781602861114
12. The Lady in the Tower
Alison Weir, Ballantine, $28, 9780345453211
13. Churchill
Paul Johnson, Viking, $24.95, 9780670021055
14. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
15. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848

 

 

 



TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $14, 9780812971835
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $14, 9780385341004
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
5. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044936
6. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. Serena - a SIBA Book Award Winner
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

9. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
12. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
13. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
14. The Women
T.C. Boyle, Penguin, $16, 9780143116479
15. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530

 

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Food Rules
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $11, 9780143116387
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
5. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
8. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
9. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
10. Nightlight
The Harvard Lampoon, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307476104
11. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
12. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
13. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
14. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845
15. Cook This, Not That!
David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding, Rodale, $19.99, 9781605294421

 

 

MASS MARKET 

 

1. The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316044400
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. Black Ops
W.E.B. Griffin, Jove, $9.99, 9780515147391
4. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
5. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446567336
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441012183
9. Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare, Pocket, $5.99, 9780743477116
10. Divine Justice
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446544887 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

 

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. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
4. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
6. Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061684869
7. The Lion & the Mouse
Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316013567
8. Knuffle Bunny
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $15.99, 9780786818709
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Witch & Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036245
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316058438
4. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
5. Frindle
Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illus.), Aladdin, $5.99, 9780689818769
6. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $16.99, 9781595141712
7. Eli the Good
Silas House, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763643416

8. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
9. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
10. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
2. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252051
8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
10. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375837340




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:

Ralph de la Vega, author of Obstacles Welcome at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 19 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 19 2010)

James W. Hall, author of THE SILENCER at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 19 2010)

Barry Satz, author of Practicing Sucks But It Doesn’t Have To at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 20 2010)

Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 20 2010)

James Hall, author of Silencer at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 20 2010)

Robert McCammon, author of Mister Slaughter at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (January 20 2010)

Michael Gates Gill, author of How to Save Your Own Life at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 20 2010)

Angela Erwin, author of Jumpin’ Jubilee at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (January 21 2010)

James Rollins, author of ALTAR OF EDEN at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 21 2010)

Julie Williams, author of Wings of Opportunity at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (January 21 2010)

Tony Abbott, author of New & Selected Poems 1989-2009 at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 21 2010)

Irene G. Dash, author of Shakespeare and the American Musical at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 21 2010)

MIchael Walrath, author of Angelfish at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 22 2010)

Roger Pinckney, author of "Reefer Moon" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/22/2010)

H. Terrell Griffin, author of Wyatt's Revenge at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 22 2010)

Bob Morris, author of Baja Florida at Urban Think! Bookstore in Orlando, FL  (January 23 2010)

Robert Crais, author of The First Rule at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 23 2010)

Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 23 2010)

Adrian Castro, author of Handling Destiny at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January23 2010)

J. C. Hutchins, author of 7th Son: Descent at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January23 2010)

Richard M Trask, author of A Telling Experience: Uniquely True Tall Tales at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (January 23 2010)

Ann Louise Bardach, author of Without Fidel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 24 2010)

James W. Hall, author of THE SILENCER at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (January 24 2010)

Sister Schubert, author of Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (January 25 2010)

Maryann McFadden, author of So Happy Together at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (January 25 2010)

Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 25 2010)

Jeffrey Fekete, author of Making The Big Game - Tales of an Accidental Spect at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 26 2010)

Laura Gianetti, author of Lelia's Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex and Marriage i at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 27 2010)

Ellyn Bache, author of Daughter of the Sea at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/27/2010)

Stephen Schwab, author of Guantánamo, USA at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 27 2010)

Sascha Rothchild, author of How to Get Divorced by 30 at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 28 2010)

Melinda Thompson, author of I Love You - Now Hush at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (01/28/2010)

Eric Snow, author of Leading High Performers at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (January 28 2010)

Steve Berry, author of "The Paris Vendetta" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/29/2010)

Charlie Burnette, author of Manipulation By Degree at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 29 2010)

Fred Pickler, author of Life & Times of the Fort Fisher Hermit at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (January 29 2010)

David Poyer, author of The Crisis at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (January 29 2010)

Miracle on the Hudson Survivors, author of Brace For Impact at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (January 30 2010)

Batt Humphreys, author of Dead Weight at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (January 30 2010)

Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh, author of 237 More Reasons to Have Sex at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

Toby Talbot, author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Lif at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 30 2010)

Tim Dorsey, author of Gator A-Go-Go at Book Bank USA in Largo, FL  (January 30 2010)

MIke Diebold, author of THE ANOINTED SERVANTS, Teaching Priests in the Arc at A Reader's Corner Bookstore in Louisville, KY  (January 30 2010)

P. D. LeFleur, author of Disturbing the Peace at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (January 30 2010)

Art Adkins, author of The Oasis Project at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Lissette Bustamante, author of Raul Castro, a la sombra de Fidel at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (January 31 2010)

Steve Forman, author of Boca Mournings at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, FL  (February 2 2010)

Margaet Edds, author of Finding Sara at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (February 2 2010)

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