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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, January 2, 2011
Columbia, SC - January 6, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 2, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
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HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
2. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
3. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
5. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
6. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
7. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157219
8. Dead or Alive
Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399157233
9. An Object of Beauty
Steve Martin, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446573641
10. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
Okra Pick!11. I Still Dream About You
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $26, 9781400065936
Okra Pick!12. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
13. Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon, McPherson, $25, 9780929701837
14. In the Company of Others
Jan Karon, Viking, $27.95, 9780670022120
15. Hell's Corner
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446195522

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
Okra Pick!4. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
5. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
6. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
7. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
8. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
10. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
11. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
12. Atlantic
Simon Winchester, Harper, $27.99, 9780061702587
13. As Always, Julia
Joan Reardon (Ed.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547417714
14. Washington
Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594202667
15. The Emperor of All Maladies
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $30, 9781439107959

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
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 Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $15, 9781933372600
9. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
10. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
11. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
12. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
13. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
14. The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196111
15. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
2. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571343
3. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
4. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
5. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996
6. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
7. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
8. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316346627
9. Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849919107
10. Predictably Irrational
Dan Ariely, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061353246
11. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
12. Idiot America
Charles P. Pierce, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767926157
13. The Book of Awakening
Mark Nepo, Conari, $18.95, 9781573241175
14. Stones Into Schools
Greg Mortenson, Penguin, $16, 9780143118237
STARS15. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
3. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
4. 61 Hours
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440243694
5. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425238110
6. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
7. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
10. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780375835278
2. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
5. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
6. Llama, Llama Red Pajama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670059836
7. Olivia Goes to Venice
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416996743
8. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $16.99, 9780670011612
9. Miss Lina's Ballerinas
Grace Maccarone, Christine Davenier (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312382438
10. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
5. When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb, $15.99, 9780385737425
6. Weird But True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic Kids, Jonathan Halling (Illus.), National Geographic, $6.95, 9781426306884
7. We Are in a Book!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133087
8. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
9. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
10. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

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. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
10. The Gift (Witch & Wizard, # 2)
James Patterson, Ned Rust, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316036252


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:

David Cohen, author of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2010 Edition at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (January 7, 2011)

Ken Burger, author of "Sister Santee" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/7/2011)

Chandra Hoffman, author of Chosen at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 7 2011)

Kim Edwards, author of Lake of Dreams at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (Jan 7 2011)

Carol Roan, author of When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers o at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/8/2011)

James & Kent Loy, author of Emma Darwin: A Victorian Life at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/08/2011 )

Brandi Perry, author of A Whisper on the Bayou at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/08/11)

Lee Whipple, author of No Fool I at Bookworks in Staunton, VA  (Jan 8 2011)

Chip Jones, author of War Shots: Norm Hatch and the U.S. Marine Corps Co at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (Jan 8 2011)

Mihalko Rob, author of Road Kill at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (01/09/2011)

April Moon, author of Breakfast & Beyond: Comfort Food from Dawn to Dark at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/09/2011)

Jennifer Kolari, author of Connected Parenting at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/11/11)

Gary Pearce, author of JIM HUNT: A Biography at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 11 2011)

Carolyn S Peterson, author of Fishing For Memories at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/13/2011)

Lisa Genova, author of "Left Neglected" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/14/2011)

Marty Younts, author of Whatever It Takes: Surviving Breast Cancer at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/15/2011)

Karen Abbott, author of [American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and T at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 15 2011)

Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/15/2011)

Tommy Hays, author of The Pleasure Was Mine at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/16/2011)

Karen Marie Moning, author of Shadowfever at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (Jan 17 2011)

Earl LeClaire, author of OLD-TIMEY APPALACHIAN GOOD FOODS & GAME COOKBOOK at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/20/2011)

Karen Abbott, author of American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Ti at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/21/2011)

Beth Hoffman, author of "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (01/21/2011)

Steve Lindahl, author of Motherless Soul at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/21/2011)

Carlotta Walls Lanier, author of A Mighty Long Way at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (01/22/2011)

Richard Wolfe, author of Climbing Kilimanjaro at 70 at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (1/22/2011)

Bud & Massimilla Harris, author of The Art of Love: The Craft of Relationship at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville, NC  (January 23, 2011)

STARSWayne Greenhaw, author of Fighting the Devil in Dixie at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/23/11)

Stephen Smith, author of A SHORT REPORT ON THE FIRE AT WOOLWORTHS: Selected at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (Jan 23 2011)