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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, December 6, 2009
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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, December 6, 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 Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
3. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399155970
4. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
5. Ford County
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24, 9780385532457
6. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
7. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
8. Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving, Random House, $28, 9781400063840
9. The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446547567
10. Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269768
11. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $27.99, 9780061929373
12. I, Alex Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316018784
13. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9780805080681
14. Under the Dome
Stephen King, Scribner, $35, 9781439148501
15. True Blue
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195515

 

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, Harper, $28.99, 9780061939891
2. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
3. Open
Andre Agassi, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307268198
4. Hard Work
Roy Williams, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781565129597
5. Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
6. A Simple Christmas
Mike Huckabee, Sentinel, $19.95, 9781595230621
7. The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307453594
8. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316075848
9. Guinness World Records 2010
Guinness, $28.95, 9781904994503
10. The Imperial Cruise
James Bradley, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316008952
11. True Compass
Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve, $35, 9780446539258
12. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307266309
13. SuperFreakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $29.99, 9780060889579
14. Too Big to Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking, $32.95, 9780670021253
15. You Better Not Cry
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $21.99, 9780312341916

 

 



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. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition)
Sapphire, Vintage, $13, 9780307474841
6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
7. Serena - a 2009 SIBA Book Award Winner!
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

8. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
9. The Shack
William P. Young, Windblown, $14.99, 9780964729230
10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476302
12. The Piano Teacher
Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin, $15, 9780143116530
13. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk, $12.95, 9781594743344
14. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
David Wroblewski, Ecco, $16.99, 9780061374234
15. The Private Patient
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307455284

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 

1. The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 9780393338386
2. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
3. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060731335
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571237
5. The Family
Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780060560058
6. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $14.99, 9780849919107
7. Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0
Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, $16, 9780312428921
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. My Life in France
Julia Child, Anchor, $15, 9780307277695
10. The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!
Anne Byrn, Workman Publishing, $15.95, 9780761129615
11. The Pat Conroy Cookbook
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $16.95, 9780385532716
12. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
13. The Essential Book of Useless Information
Donald A. Voorhees, Perigee, $12.95, 9780399535369
14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316154680
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571984845

 

MASS MARKET 

1. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441016990
2. Loitering with Intent
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451228567
3. The Charlemagne Pursuit
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $9.99, 9780345485809
4. Santa Clawed
Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553591590
5. Born of Ice
Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312942328
6. The Associate
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243823
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
9. Blue Christmas
Mary Kay Andrews, Avon, $7.99, 9780061782985
10. From Dead to Worse
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441017010

 

 



CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061235900
2. Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Waddle!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761151128
5. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
7. The Night Before Christmas
Clement Clarke Moore, Tasha Tudor (Illus.), Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316832717
8. The Gingerbread Pirates
Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763632236
9. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399252488
10. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492

 

 

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763644109
2. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316053181
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142414552
6. Million-Dollar Throw
Mike Lupica, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399246265
7. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142414125
8. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton, $19.99, 9780525421603
9. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060530921
10. The Little Prince Pop-Up
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35, 9780547260693

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
2. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316038386
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9780786838653
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316027656
5. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $22.99, 9780316067928
6. Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider Adventures, #8)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250569
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
8. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316024969
9. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737

 



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:
Lynne Jonell, author of EMMY AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING RAT at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (December 12 2009)

Anna Thomas, author of Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 12 2009)

Joan Carris, author of Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit at Dee Gee's Gifts & Books in Morehead City, NC  (December 12 2009)

Rev JAck Hinson, author of Laughter Was God's Idea at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (December 12 2009)

Paul Hee, author of Three Centuries of Seafaring: The Maritime Art of at Dee Gee's Gifts & Books in Morehead City, NC  (December 12 2009)

Sylvester Murray, author of Down Home at Dee Gee's Gifts & Books in Morehead City, NC  (December 12 2009)

Nancy Thomas, author of Moravian Christmas in the South at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

Kim Underwood, author of The Wonderful World of Sparkle Girl & Doobins at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

Celeste Joyner Hutchins, author of The Micest Gift of All at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

John Hutton, author of Christmas Maus:Another Small Tale at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

Beverly Hamel, author of Bethania:The Village by the Black Walnut Bottom at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

Robert Roskind, author of Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (December 12 2009)

Sheila Boneham, author of Rescue Matters: How to Find, Foster, and Rehome C at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC  (December 12 2009)

Brett Friedlander, author of Chasing Moonlight at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (December 12 2009)

J. Paige Straley, author of Jack's Christmas at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/12/2009)

Eric Kimmel, author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 13 2009)

Roy Williams, author of Hard Work: My Life On and Off The Court at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (December 13 2009)

Michael Connors, author of Caribbean House at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (December 15 2009)

John Folse, author of Hooks, Lies & Alibis at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/15/2009)

Patsy Riley, author of When the Dinner Bell Rings at the Governor's Mansi at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/17/2009)

Bill Haltom, author of Some Assembly Required at Rock Point Books in Chattanooga, TN  (December 17 2009)

Brad Parks, author of Faces of the Gone at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (December 17 2009)

Sara Odom, author of Precious Puddin' at Burry Bookstore in Hartsville, SC  (December 18 2009)

Cameron Kent, author of The Road to Devotion at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC  (12/19/2009)

William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease at Cover to Cover Books & More in Natchez, MS  (December 19 2009)

Chris Warner, author of Professional Bone at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (12/22/2009)

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