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Southern Indie Bestseller List 05/29/2011

Southern Indie Bestseller List
For the week ending Sunday, May, 29 111

Columbia, SC - June 5, 2011 - The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 29, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS - A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
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) Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Okra Pick!Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara (fiction) buy now!
  • The Confession by John Grisham (fiction) buy now!
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction) buy now!
  • The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker (fiction) buy now!
  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Love Wins by Rob Bell (nonfiction) buy now!
  • If You Ask Me by Betty White (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSPraying for Strangers by River Jordan (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski (nonfiction) buy now!
  • On China by Henry Kissinger (nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSThe Beach Trees by Karen White (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Caught by Harlan Coben (mass market) buy now!
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (mass market) buy now!
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (mass market) buy now!
  • Storm Prey by John Sandford (mass market) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.) (children's illustrated) buy now!
  • The Girls’ Summer Book by Ellen Bailey, Nellie Ryan (Illus.) (children's interest) buy now!
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (children's interest) buy now!
  • At the Beach by Salina Yoon (children's interest) buy now!
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (children's interest) buy now!
  • Matched by Ally Condie (children's interest) buy now!

 

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
3. The Snowman
Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867
4. The Jefferson Key
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $26, 9780345505514
5. The Final Storm
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345497949
6. The Sixth Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573108
7. Dead Reckoning
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9780441020317
8. Tabloid City
Pete Hamill, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316020756
Okra Pick!9. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046

10. She Walks in Beauty
Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401341459
11. The Watery Part of the World
Michael Parker, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565126824
12. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
13. Buried Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157387
14. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
15. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
2. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
5. Seal Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
6. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Chelsea Handler, et al., Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446584715
7. Those Guys Have All the Fun
James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316043007
8. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
9. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
10. If You Ask Me
Betty White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157530
11. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Steven Tyler, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061767890
12. The Psychopath Test
Jon Ronson, Riverhead, $25.95, 9781594488016
STARS13. Praying for Strangers
River Jordan, Berkley, $24.95, 9780425239643

14. Knowing Your Value
Mika Brzezinski, Weinstein Books, $22.95, 9781602861343
15. On China
Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594202711

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060594671

5. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
6. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
STARS7. The Beach Trees
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451233073

8. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
9. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
10. Our Kind of Traitor
John le Carré, Penguin, $15, 9780143119722
11. The Passage
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $16, 9780345504975
12. Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, Grove Press, $15.95, 9780802145314
13. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
14. Super Sad True Love Story Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $15, 9780812977868
15. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender, Anchor, $15, 9780385720960

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
4. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
5. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
6. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
7. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $15.99, 9780446556224
8. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
9. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
STARS12. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631

13. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
14. The Sweet Life in Paris
David Lebovitz, Broadway, $14, 9780767928892
15. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829

Mass Market

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
3. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553573428
5. Storm Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425241448
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
7. Caught
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232700
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
9. A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345361790
10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966

Children's Illustrated

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
6. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

7. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9781442417311
10. Me... Jane
Patrick McDonnell, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316045469

Children's Interest

1. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
2. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947
3. The Girls' Summer Book
Ellen Bailey, Nellie Ryan (Illus.), Price Stern Sloan, $6.99, 9780843198539
4. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
5. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
6. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
7. Super Amoeba
Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Random House Books for Young Readers, $6.99, 9780375843891
8. At the Beach
Salina Yoon, Feiwel & Friends, $5.99, 9780312663032
9. LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756682576
10. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423140566
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5)
Michael Scott, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385735339
5. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Megan McDonald, Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763653514
6. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

 


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:

Henry Greenfield, author of Second Time Around at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 6 2011)

STARSMarjorie Hudson, author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Short Stories at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 6 2011)

Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 7 2011)

Cristina Bulacio, author of El otro tigre: Borges y los límites del lenguaje at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 7 2011)

Murray Dunlap, author of Bastard Blue at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/07/2011)

May Betancourt, author of Lost: Diary of an Eating Disorder at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 7 2011)

Rye Barcott, author of IT HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WAR: A MARINE'S PATH TO at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 7 2011)

Robert Strauss, author of Daddy’s Little Goalie: A Father, His Daughters, an at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 7 2011)

H.T. Narea, author of The Fund at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 8 2011)

Lee Smith, author of Mrs Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 8 2011)

Charlie Thompson, author of Spirits of Just Men at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 9 2011)

Mark Feldstein, author of POISONING THE PRESS: RICHARD NIXON, JACK ANDERSON, at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (June 9 2011)

Robert Strauss, author of Daddy's Little Goalie: A Father. His Daughters, an at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 9 2011)

Steve Martini, author of Trader of Secrets at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 9 2011)

Lee Smith, author of MRS. DARCY AND THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 9 2011)

Kristina Wright, author of Dream Lover at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (June 10 2011)

Rachel McDaniel, author of Images of America: PIKE COUNTY at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, GA  (June 10 2011)

Craig Johnson, author of Grayton Beach Affair at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/10/2011)

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Summer Rental at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/10/2011)

Kathryn Erskine, author of The Absolute Value of Mike at Over the Moon in Crozet, VA  (June 10 2011)

Phyllis Keels, author of The Lady of Daldriada at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Wendy Perriman, author of Fire On Dark Water at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Craig Nova, author of The Informer at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 11 2011)

Phyllis Keel, author of The Lady of Daldriada at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

Deon Davis, author of I'll Find a Way at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 11 2011)

Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 11 2011)

Wendy Perriamn, author of Fire on Dark Water at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 11 2011)

STARSSheri Castle, author of THE NEW SOUTHERN GARDEN COOKBOOK: Enjoying the Bes at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 11 2011)

Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 11 2011)

Helen Losse, author of Seriously Dangerous at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/11/2011)

Haywood Smith, author of Waking Up in Dixie at The Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (06/11/2011)

Ariana Mangum, author of A Forgotten Landscape at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/12/2011)

Carolyn Peterson, author of Fishing for Memories at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 12 2011)

Candace Walsh, author of Dear John, I Love Jane at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (June 12 2011)

Marisa Brel, author of Voy a Ser Madre a Pesar de Todo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 13 2011)

James R. Bennett, author of Tannehill Ironworks at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/13/2011)

Staci Glover, author of Coal Mining in Jefferson County at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/13/2011)

Robert McCammon, author of The Five at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (06/14/2011)

Alan Furst, author of Spies of the Balkans at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 14 2011)

Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (June 15 2011)

Steve Hamilton, author of Misery Bay at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro, NC  (June 15 2011)

Dianne Collins, author of Do You Quantum Think? at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (June 15 2011)

STARSKaren Dodd, author of Bear With Me, Dear at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 15 2011)

Elizabeth Wiegand, author of The Outer Banks Cookbook at Island Bookstore - Duck in Duck, NC  (June 15 2011)

Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Folly Beach at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (June 16 2011)

Bruce Sorrie, author of A FIELD GUIDE TO WILDFLOWERS OF THE SANDHILLS REGI at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (June 16 2011)

Danny Key, author of Hallelujah! Pass the Grits at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/17/2011)

Bobby & Jamie Deen, author of Get Fired Up at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (06/17/2011)

Mary Flinn, author of Second Time's a Charm at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (6/18/2011)

Tiffany Flowers, author of Patterns Are Everywhere: An Upside Down Pattern Bo at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (06/18/2011)

Alan Furst, author of Spies of the Balkans at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (June 20 2011)