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Southern Indie Bestseller List

For the week ending Sunday, October 3, 2010
Columbia, SC - October 7, 2010 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, October 3, 2010. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

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

  • Santa Fe Edge by Stuart Woods, (fiction)
  • Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (fiction)
  • Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich (fiction)
  • Star Island by Carl Hiaasen (fiction)
  • Bloody Crimes by James L. Swanson (nonfiction)
  • Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees (nonfiction)
  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler (nonfiction)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (nonfiction)
  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (paperback fiction)
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy (paperback fiction)
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction)
  • Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler (paperback nonfiction)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins (paperback nonfiction)
  • Waiting for “Superman” by Karl Weber (Ed.), (paperback nonfiction)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (mass market)
  • Ford County by John Grisham (mass market)
  • Rough Country by John Sandford (mass market)
  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (children's illustrated)
  • My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story by Jamie Lee Curtis (children's illustrated)
  • Fallout by Ellen Hopkins, (children's interest) 
  • Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes (children's interest)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525951650
2. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
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. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
7. Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446547598
8. Ape House
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $26, 9780385523219
9. Don't Blink
James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036238
10. By Nightfall
Michael Cunningham, FSG, $25, 9780374299088
11. A Secret Kept
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312593315
12. Mini Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella, Dial, $25, 9780385342049
13. Santa Fe Edge
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156915
14. Star Island
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272584
15. Wicked Appetite
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312652913

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Obama's Wars
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781439172490
2. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
Jon Stewart, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446579223
3. The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam, $28, 9780553805376
4. Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern, It Books, $15.99, 9780061992704
5. White House Diary
Jimmy Carter, FSG, $30, 9780374280994
6. The Wave
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780767928847
7. Even Silence Has an End
Ingrid Betancourt, Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594202650
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
9. Aftershock
Robert B. Reich, Knopf, $25, 9780307592811
10. Assholes Finish First
Tucker Max, Gallery, $25.99, 9781416938743
11. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $25.99, 9780446552448
12. True Prep
Lisa Birnbach, Chip Kidd, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307593986
13. Bloody Crimes
James L. Swanson, Morrow, $27.99, 9780061233784
14. Coming Back Stronger
Drew Brees, Tyndale, $26.99, 9781414339436
15. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393072235

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
2. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
3. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553
5. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
6. A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565129771
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
8. The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen, Picador, $16, 9780312421274
9. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
10. South of Broad
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385344074
11. The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060852580
12. Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann, Random House, $15, 9780812973990
13. Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $15, 9780307740991
14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
15. A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore, Vintage, $15, 9780375708466

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
2. Open
Andre Agassi, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307388407
3. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
4. Traveling With Pomegranates
Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor, Penguin, $15, 9780143117971
5. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
6. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen, Holt, $14, 9780805092257
7. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
8. Where Men Win Glory
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307386045
9. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
10. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
11. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight, $16, 9781416596363
12. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985163
13. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins, Free Press, $16.99, 9781416594796
14. Waiting for "Superman"
Karl Weber (Ed.), PublicAffairs, $15.95, 9781586489274
15. Lit
Mary Karr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780060596996

MASS MARKET

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
4. Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton, Harper, $9.99, 9780061929380
5. Play Dead
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451231741
6. The Gathering Storm
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765341532
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. Ford County
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246213
9. True Blue
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9780446561976
10. Rough Country
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425237342

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. It's a Book
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook, $12.99, 9781596436060
3. Olivia Goes to Venice
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416996743
4. Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9780312549664
5. Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion
Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99, 9780061929571
6. Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
Rob Scotton, Harper, $16.99, 9780061177606
7. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
8. My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story
Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780060290160
9. Zen Ghosts
Jon J Muth, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439634304
10. Children Make Terrible Pets
Peter Brown, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316015486

CHILDREN’S INTEREST

1. Torment
Lauren Kate, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385739146
2. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 9780060530945
3. Beautiful OOPS!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
4. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future
Dav Pilkey, Blue Sky, $9.99, 9780545175302
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. Fallout
Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99, 9781416950097
7. I Shall Wear Midnight
Terry Pratchett, Harper, $16.99, 9780061433047
8. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756655297
9. Savvy
Ingrid Law, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142414330
10. Ninth Ward
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316043076

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Twelfth Grade Kills (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #5)
Heather Brewer, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525422242
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
7. Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, #10)
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545060509
8. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $3.99, 9780679824244
9. Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545123273
10. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $14.99, 9780316067935


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:

Lydia Dare, author of A Certain Wolfish Charm at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/08/2010)

James Cothran, author of Charleston Gardensn and the Landscape Legacy of Lo at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/08/2010)

Cesar Millan, author of Cesar’s Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Do at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (October 8 2010)

Thanassis Cambanis, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 8 2010)

Kathryn Ferguson, author of Crossing With the Virgin at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/8/2010)

Eugene Robinson, author of DISINTEGRATION: THE SPLINTERING OF BLACK AMERICA at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/8/2010)

Barbara Bennett, author of Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 9 2010)

Eliot Dudik, author of Road Ends in Water at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (10/09/2010)

Phyllis Stump, author of Called: The Story of a Mountain Midwife at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/09/2010)

Mary Helen and Shuford Smith, author of Endangered at Edisto Bookstore in Edisto Island, SC  (October 9, 2010)

Zaria Garrison, author of Losing It at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (10/09/2010)

Jennie Miller Helderman, author of As the Sycamore Grows at Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (10/09/2010)

Linda Yasnyi, author of Misadventures of a New Orleans Girl:Selling the Sh at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans, LA  ( October 9 2010)

Ronald Williamson, author of Volusi County's West Side at Muse Book Shop in Deland, FL  (10/09/2010)

Anthony R. Howard, author of The Invisible Enemy at Book Worm Bookstore in Powder Springs, GA  (10/09/2010)

T. Jensen Lacey, author of Growing Season at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/09/2010)

Jeff Deck, author of THE GREAT TYPO HUNT: TWO FRIENDS CHANGING THE WORL at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 9 2010)

Barbara Engler, author of Where the River Bends at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC  (10/10/2010)

Mary Helen Stefaniak , author of THE CAILIFS OF BAGHDAD, GEORGIA: A NOVEL at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/11/10)

Alton Brown, author of Good Eats 2: The Middle Years at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (October 12 2010)

Enuma Okoro, author of Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgen at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 12 2010)

Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (10/12/2010)

Frances M. Wood, author of When Molly Was a Harvey Girl at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 13 2010)

Sonny Brewer, author of Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/14/10)

Sara Gruen, author of Ape House at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (October 14 2010)

Zelda Lockhart, author of Fifth Born II, The Hundredth Turtle at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 14 2010)

Ted Dunagan, author of Secret of the Satifla at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (10/14/2010)

Roy Peter Clark, author of THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR: A GUIDE TO THE MAGIC AND M at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL  (October 14 2010)

Jay Varner, author of Nothing Left to Burn at Country Bookshop Inc in Southern Pines, NC  (October 14 2010)

Alton Brown, author of Good Eats Two at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/14/2010)

Cappy Hall Rearick, author of Simply Southern Ease at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (10/15/2010)

Tim Crothers, author of THE MAN WATCHING: ANSON DORRANCE AND THE GREATEST at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (10/15/2010)

River Jordan, author of THE MIRACLE OF MERCY LAND at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, NC  (October 15 2010)

Jenny McCarthy, author of Love, Lust and Faking It: The Naked Truth About Se at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (October 15 2010)

Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love: A Holiday Story at Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island, SC  (10/15/2010)

General Hugh Shelton, author of Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American War at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC  (October 15 2010)