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Southern Indie Bestseller List 08/24/2008

Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, August 24, 2008
Columbia, SC - August 27, 2008 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 24, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $22, 9780385340991
2. Off Season
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446527873
3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $25.95, 9780061374227
4. The Lace Reader
Brunonia Barry, Morrow, $24.95, 9780061624766
5. The Gargoyle
Andrew Davidson, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385524940
6. The Bible Salesman
Clyde Edgerton, Little Brown, $23.99, 9780316117517
7. Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399155017
8. The Little Book
Selden Edwards, Dutton, $25.95, 9780525950615
9. Swan Peak
James Lee Burke, S&S, $25.95, 9781416548522
10. The Legal Limit
Martin Clark, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307268358
11. Being Elizabeth
Barbara Taylor Bradford, St. Martin's, $27.95, 9780312354633
12. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316068048
13. Rough Justice
Jack Higgins, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399155130
14. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $23.95, 9780061537936
15. Where the River Ends
Charles Martin, Broadway, $19.95, 9780767926980

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401323257
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316143479
3. Goodnight Bush
Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316040419
4. The Obama Nation
Jerome R. Corsi, Threshold, $28, 9781416598060
5. sTORI Telling
Tori Spelling, Simon Spotlight, $24.95, 9781416950738
6. The Monster of Florence
Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446581196
7. The Way of the World
Ron Suskind, Harper, $27.95, 9780061430626
8. The House on First Street
Julia Reed, Ecco, $23.95, 9780061136641
9. The Match
Mark Frost, Hyperion, $24.95, 9781401302788
10. Just Who Will You Be?
Maria Shriver, Hyperion, $14.95, 9781401323189
11. Belle Weather
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's, $21.95, 9780312362997
12. You: Staying Young
Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Free Press, $26, 9780743292566
13. The Post-American World
Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $25.95, 9780393062359
14. Fleeced
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper, $26.95, 9780061547751
15. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, Viking, $24.95, 9780670020744

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
2. Loving Frank
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $14, 9780345495006
3. Run
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780061340642
4. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
5. Out Stealing Horses
Per Petterson, Picador, $14, 9780312427085
6. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
7. Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400030903
8. Barefoot
Elin Hilderbrand, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316018593
9. The Choice
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $13.99, 9780446698337
10. In the Woods
Tana French, Penguin, $14, 9780143113492
11. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $13.95, 9780061122415
12. The Friday Night Knitting Club
Kate Jacobs, Berkley, $14, 9780425219096
13. On Chesil Beach
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307386175
14. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $13.95, 9780743273565
15. The Maytrees
Annie Dillard, Harper Perennial, $13.95, 9780061239540

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
2. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial, $14.95, 9780060852566
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
5. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, Plume, $14, 9780452289963
6. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
7. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $14, 9781577314806
8. Stuff White People Like
Christian Lander, Random House, $14, 9780812979916
9. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar
Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein, Penguin, $12, 9780143113874
10. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307387172
11. A Long Way Gone
Ishmael Beah, FSG, $12, 9780374531263
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $16, 9780143038580
13. Big Russ & Me
Tim Russert, Miramax, $13.95, 9781401359652
14. The World Without Us
Alan Weisman, Picador, $15, 9780312427900
15. Skinny Bitch
Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin, Running Press, $13.95, 9780762424931


MASS MARKET 

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. Playing for Pizza
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780440244714
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
4. Nights in Rodanthe
Nicholas Sparks, Warner Vision, $7.99, 9780446612708
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966
7. You've Been Warned
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446198974
8. The Ghost
Robert Harris, Pocket Star, $7.99, 9781416551829
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

 

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316015844
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
3. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316160209
5. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
10. Claire (Clique Summer Collection #5)
Lisi Harrison, Poppy, $6.99, 9780316027502
11. Math Doesn't Suck
Danica McKellar, Plume, $15, 9780452289499
12. Dragon of the Red Dawn
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375837289
13. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
14. Kiss My Math
Danica McKellar, Hudson Street, $24.95, 9781594630491
15. The New Padawan (Star Wars)
Eric Stevens, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448449944