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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, September 27, 2009
Columbia, SC -September 30, 2009 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 27, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
2. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
3. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
4. An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $30, 9780385342452
5. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
6. Homer & Langley
E.L. Doctorow, Random House, $26, 9781400064946
7. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375409288
8. Hothouse Orchid
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156014
9. The Year of the Flood
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385528771
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
11. The White Queen
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.99, 9781416563686
12. A Change in Altitude
Anita Shreve, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316020701
13. That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780375414961
14. Day After Night
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $27, 9780743299848
15. The Lost Art of Gratitude
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $23.95, 9780375425141

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
2. Arguing With Idiots
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $29.99, 9781416595014
3. The Case for God
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269188
4. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021208
5. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
6. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Julia Child, et al., Knopf, $40, 9780375413407
7. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385522267
8. The Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Dawkins, Free Press, $30, 9781416594789
9. Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021147
10. Official Book Club Selection
Kathy Griffin, Ballantine, $25, 9780345518514
11. In the President's Secret Service
Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307461353
12. Nurtureshock
Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446504126
13. Culture of Corruption
Michelle Malkin, Regnery, $27.95, 9781596981096
14. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 9780767928823
15. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061351600

 

 



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 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
6. Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316086370
7. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
8. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
9. The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest, $14.95, 9780156029438
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
12. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316117579
13. Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372952
14. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Pocket, $15, 9781439102817
15. The Lucky One
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698344

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
4. Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $11.99, 9781439168578
5. Julie & Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316044271
6. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
7. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Tucker Max, Citadel Press, $16.95, 9780806532257
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
10. The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan, Voice, $14.95, 9781401340933
11. Chefs of the Triangle
Ann Prospero, John F. Blair, $16.95, 9780895873705
12. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393330472
13. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
14. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
15. The Official SAT Study Guide
College Board, $21.99, 9780874478525

 

 

MASS MARKET 

1. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010
6. All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441015818
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425230169
9. Down River
John Hart, Minotaur, $7.99, 9780312945664
10. Divine Justice
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446544887

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
3. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice
Judith Byron Schachner, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525479659
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S, $6.99, 9780689707490
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
7. What Was I Scared Of?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $11.99, 9780375853425
8. Strega Nona's Harvest
Tomie dePaola, Putnam, $16.99, 9780399252914
9. Wag!
Patrick McDonnell, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316045483
10. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
2. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
4. Impossible
Nancy Werlin, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414910
5. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
6. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
7. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illus.), Atheneum Books, $17.99, 9781416985952
8. Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illus.), Harper, $14.99, 9780061671739
9. Graceling - a SIBA Book Award Winner!
Kristin Cashore, Graphia, $9.99, 9780547258300

10. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Nick Bruel, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312581381
 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Fancy Nancy: Halloween... or Bust! (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235955
2. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810970687
7. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
8. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
9. Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series)
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $3.99, 9780061703706
10. A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99, 9780375856488

 

 



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:

Julia Hughes Jones, author of The Secret History of Weeds at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (October 3 2009)

Dianne De Las Casas, author of MADAME POULET & MONSIEUR ROACH at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 3 2009)

James Baggett, author of Alabama Illustrated at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/03/2009)

Sue Monk Kidd, author of Traveling with Pomegranates at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 3 2009)

Jennifer Hale, author of Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/03/2009)

Rhett Trull, author of The Real Warnings at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 4 2009)

Roy Blount, Jr. , author of ALPHABET JUICE at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 4 2009)

Dick Yemm, author of The Stories - Tomorrow Your Business Without You at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/05/2009)

Nevada Barr, author of 13 1/2 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 5 2009)

Adrienne Toghraie, author of Shaman at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 6 2009)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (October 6 2009)

Casey Williams, author of ON THE RUN: How a Dutch Boy Saved An American Pilo at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 6 2009)

Wyatt Prunty, author of The Lover's Guide to Trapping at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 6 2009)

Antonia Weeks, author of Shaman at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 6 2009)

Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A History at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 6 2009)

Ron Rash, author of Serena at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 7 2009)

Catherine Strange, author of Fearless Entertaining at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 7 2009)

N. W. "Red" Pope, author of The Dance Band from Deacontown at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 7 2009)

Alex Beard, author of The Jungle Grapevine at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 7 2009)

Rick Bragg, author of The Most They Ever Had at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/07/2009)

Jonathan Traviesa, author of PORTRAITS: Photographs in New Orleans 1998-2009 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 8 2009)

JAMES SWAIN, author of The Night Monster at Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL  (October 8 2009)

Mary Alice Monroe, author of Last Light Over Carolina at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/08/09)

Ray Raphael, author of Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 8 2009)

Allan Combs, author of Consciousness Explained Better at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/08/2009)

Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogatvie Mood: A Novel? at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (October 8 2009)

Edie Hand, author of A Christmas Ride at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/09/2009)

Alex Bigney, author of Talking to Tesla at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/09/2009)

Lisa Lampanelli, author of Chocolate, Please at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, GA  (October 9 2009)

Anita Shreve, author of A Change in Altitude at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/09/2009)

Michael Gray, author of Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Wil at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 9 2009)

Pauli Reading, author of Sherlock McBiskit at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 10 2009)

Sam Howie, author of Rapture Practice: Stories at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (October 10 2009)

Brian Lee Knopp, author of Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Sou at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/10/2009)

Mike Farrell, author of Of Mule and Men at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 10 2009)

Edie Hand, author of A Christmas Ride at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/10/2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 11 2009)

Collin Kelley, author of Conquering Venus at Bound to be Read in Atlanta, GA  (October 11 2009)

Suzy Barile, author of Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Bel at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 11 2009)

Kenneth Butcher, author of The Middle of the Air at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/11/2009)

Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur, GA  (10/12/2009)

Jennifer Niven, author of Velva Jean Learns to Drive at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/12/2009)

Max Cleland, author of Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Sur at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 13 2009)

Silas House, author of Eli the Good at Fireside Books and Gifts in Forest City, NC  (10/13/2009)

Robert Spector, author of THE MOM & POP STORE: How the Unsung Heroes of the at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 13 2009)

Gene Dark, author of The Brutality of War at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/13/2009)

N.M. Kelby , author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (10/13/2009)

Caroline Nixon, author of A Mom's Guide to Sanity at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (October 13 2009)

Harry MacLean, author of The Past is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Se at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/13/2009)

Richard Bausch, author of Peace at A Cappella Books in Atlanta, GA  (October 14 2009)

Lisa Patton, author of Wistlin' Dixie in a Nor'eastern at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (10/14/2009)

Chris & Idie Hastings, author of Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook: A Celebration of F at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/14/2009)

Alex Beard, author of The Jungle Grapevine at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 14 2009)

Paul Abercrombie, author of ORGANIC, SHAKEN AND STIRRED: HIP HIGHBALLS, MODERN at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 15 2009)

Skip Horack, author of The Southern Cross at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 15 2009)

Jill McCorkle, author of GOING AWAY SHOES at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (10/15/09)

N.M. Kelby , author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts at Square Books in Oxford, MS  (10/15/2009)

Gene Stallings, author of Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exce at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/15/2009)

David Spohn, author of Trumped at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 15 2009)

Wally Lamb, author of This Much I know is True at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, NC  (October 15 2009)

John Sledge, author of The Pillared City: Greek Revival Mobile at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/15/2009)

Alice Weldon, author of Departing at Dawn at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/15/2009)

Katie McCabe, author of Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Joh at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 15 2009)

Skip Horack, author of The Southern Cross at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (October 15 2009)

N.M. Kelby , author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/16/09)

Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/16/2009)

Karen T Bartlett, author of The Sea Islands of South Carolina, Georgia and Flo at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (October 16 2009)

Celia Rivenbark, author of You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/16/2009)

Nancy Thomas, author of Moravian Christmas in the South at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Beverly Hamel, author of Bethania:The Village by the Black Walnut Bottom at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Dale Neal, author of Cow Across America at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (10/17/2009)

Michael Bricker, author of Winston-Salem: A Twin City History at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Nicola Mitchell, author of Over and Over Again at The BookStore in Huntsville, AL  (10/17/2009)

Ken Butcher, author of MIddle of the Air at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (October 17 2009)

Alice Wisler, author of How Sweet it is at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (October 17 2009)

Margaret Beck Pritchard, author of Degrees of Latitude:Mapping Colonial America at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/17/2009)

Fred Marchman, author of Word in Space and Duets with Erato at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/17/2009)

T. Jensen Lacey, author of Henry the Pelican at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/17/2009) ________________________________________________________________________________