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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 5, 2010
Columbia, SC - December 9, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 5, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and

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Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children


(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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1. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
Okra Pick!3. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936
4. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
5. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
6. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
7. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157219
8. Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195522
9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
10. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
Okra Pick!11. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
12. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547598
13. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
14. The Emperor's Tomb
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $26, 9780345505491
15. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335


1. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
Okra Pick!3. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
4. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
5. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
6. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
7. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
8. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
9. Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris, Random House, $35, 9780375504877
10. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
11. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
12. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
13. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
14. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
15. Simple Times
Amy Sedaris, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446557030


1. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
6. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
7. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
9. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
10. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial, $15, 9780385341004
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
13. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
14. Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier, Plume, $15, 9780452296725
15. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990


1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $10, 9780316078917
3. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
4. Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont
Georgann Eubanks, University of North Carolina Press, $19.95, 9780807859797
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
6. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
7. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
8. Southern Pies
Nancie McDermott, Chronicle, $22.95, 9780811869928
9. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
10. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
11. The Pat Conroy Cookbook
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $16.95, 9780385532716
12. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307386045
STARS13. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
14. Bicycle Diaries
David Byrne, Penguin, $16, 9780143117964
15. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943


1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
6. The Christmas Sweater
Glenn Beck, Pocket Star, $7.99, 9781416595007
7. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Vision, $9.99, 9780446561969
8. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
9. Hungry for You
Lynsay Sands, Avon, $7.99, 9780061894572
10. Lucid Intervals
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451229649


1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
3. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
4. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
5. Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235924
6. The Nutcracker
Annmarie Harris, Alison Jay (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803732858
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
9. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
10. Olivia Claus
Kama Einhorn, Jared Osterhold (Illus.), Simon Spotlight, $16.99, 9781442406629


1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
A. Kurzweil, Workman, $17.95, 9780761148258
3. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
4. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
5. Revolution
Jennifer Donnelly, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385737630
6. DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
Matthew Reinhart, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316019989
7. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
8. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330
9. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
10. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, $14.99, 9780545139700
8. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375856525
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687


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:

Molly Rawls, author of Winston-Salem: Then and Now at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/10/2010)

Rebecca Johnston, author of Picture Perfect In Cherokee County: Selections fr at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (Dec 10 2010)

STARSMarshall Chapman, author of They Came to Nashville at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (Dec 10 2010)

William Starr, author of Whiskey, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (12/10/2010)

Michael Carlebach, author of Sunny Land: Pictures From Paradise at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/10/2010)

Kathi Hill, author of The Crow and The Wind at Yawn's Books & More in Canton, GA  (Dec 11 2010)

Laura Wharton, author of The Pirate's Bastard at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/11/2010)

Bowman Gray, author of As A Man Thinketh at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/11/2010)

Frye Gaillard, author of Watermelon Wine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/11/10)

Gloria Houston, author of The Year of the Perfect Christmas tree at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/11/2010)

John Bayne, author of Gravely Concerned at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/11/2010)

Dona Turner, author of No Soccer Today for Rinnie Ray at Page After Page in Elizabeth City, NC  (Dec 11 2010)

James Cole, author of The Real at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/11/10)

Kathy Lee Sumner, author of Captiva Island at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (Dec 11 2010)

Britt Menzies, author of Stinky Kids and the Runaway Scissors at Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, GA  (Dec 12 2010)

Laura George, author of The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions (Found at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2010)

STARSOkra Pick!Jim Minick, author of The Blueberry Years at Ram's Head Book Shop in Roanoke, VA  (Dec 13 2010)

STARSElise Blackwell, author of An Unfinished Score at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/14/10)

STARSOkra Pick!Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/15/2010)

Shirley Deane, author of An Unreasonable Woman: In Search of Meaning Around at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/16/2010)

Dr Hal Poe, author of The Inklings of Oxford at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Dec 16 2010)

Louise Thomas, author of Dear Emily: A Memoir- My Life in the Fine Stores at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/17/2010)

Rachael Bradbury, author of Bishopville and Lee County at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (12/17/2010)

Tom Sieg, author of Celebrating The Underdog at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/18/2010)

Scott Foster, author of The Magic Snowflake at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (12/18/2010)

Susan Runholt, author of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/19/2010)

Cameron Kent, author of The Road to Devotion at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/19/2010)

Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (12/20/2010)

Jean Hunt, author of Waggin' Tails & Moonlit Trails: Mattie's Dog, Tuck at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (Dec 20 2010)

Bertha Todd, author of My Restless Journey at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (Dec 21 2010)

Foster Church, author of Discovering Main Street at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (Dec 22 2010)

Nigel Barker, author of Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/23/10)