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Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA,
for the week ended Sunday, May 18, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048
2. Careless in Red
Elizabeth George, Harper, $27.95, 9780061160875
3. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $22.95, 9780375424489
4. Love the One You're With
Emily Giffin, St. Martin's, $24.95, 9780312348670
5. Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $25, 9780307265739
6. The Whole Truth
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446195973
7. Swine Not?
Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316114028
8. Bright Shiny Morning
James Frey, Harper, $26.95, 9780061573132
9. Hold Tight
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950608
10. The Steel Wave
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345461421
11. Sundays at Tiffany's
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316014779
12. Bulls Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061438431
13. Invincible
Troy Denning, Del Rey, $27, 9780345477460
14. The Appeal
John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385515047
15. Phantom Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155000

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. Audition
Barbara Walters, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307266460
3. The Downhill Lie
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $22, 9780307266538
4. A Voyage Long and Strange
Tony Horwitz, Holt, $27.50, 9780805076035
5. The Prince of Frogtown
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $24, 9781400040407
6. Ladies of Liberty
Cokie Roberts, Morrow, $26.95, 9780060782344
7. What Now?
Ann Patchett, Harper, $14.95, 9780061340659
8. Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155086
9. Just Who Will You Be?
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
10. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $25.95, 9780393062359
11. A Wolf at the Table
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $24.95, 9780312342029
12. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne, Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
13. Home
Julie Andrews, Hyperion, $26.95, 9780786865659
14. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $21.95, 9781594201455
15. The Man Who Loved China
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.95, 9780060884598

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
3. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
4. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
5. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $15, 9780743496735
6. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $15, 9781594480003
7. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
8. The Gathering
Anne Enright, Black Cat, $14, 9780802170392
9. Garden Spells
Sarah Addison Allen, Bantam, $12, 9780553384833
10. The Last Summer (of You and Me)
Ann Brashares, Riverhead, $14, 9781594483080
11. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
12. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
13. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
14. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial, $15.95, 9780007149834
15. Rant
Chuck Palahniuk, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307275837

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
4. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
5. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307237705
6. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
7. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
9. The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins, Mariner, $15.95, 9780618918249
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
11. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Harper, $13.95, 9780060817091
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
13. Merle's Door
Ted Kerasote, Harvest, $15, 9780156034500
14. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $12.99, 9780800759490
15. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Vintage, $12.95, 9780307276827


MASS MARKET 

1. The Hollow
Nora Roberts, Jove, $7.99, 9780515144598
2. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451221957
3. Invisible Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425221150
4. Shoot Him If He Runs
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451223609
5. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892395
6. Suffer the Little Children
Donna Leon, Penguin, $7.99, 9780143113614
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. Simple Genius
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446618731
9. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $7.99, 9780451166890
10. Tell No One
Harlan Coben, Dell, $7.99, 9780440236702

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423101468
2. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
3. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
4. Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061549236
5. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
6. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $19.99, 9780316160193
7. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
8. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
9. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060542092
10. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
12. Alphabet
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $19.99, 9781416955658
13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
14. Dylan (Clique Summer Collection #2)
Lisi Harrison, Poppy, $6.99, 9780316035651
15. Curious You: On Your Way!
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin, $12.95, 9780618919758