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Southern Indie Bestseller List 05/13/2012

Hardcover Fiction


1. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $28, 9780805090031
2. In One Person
John Irving, S&S, $28, 9781451664126
3. Home
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24, 9780307594167
4. Deadlocked
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9781937007447
5. Calico Joe
John Grisham, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385536073
6. The Shoemaker's Wife
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $26.99, 9780061257094
okra7. The Cove
Ron Rash, Ecco, $26.99, 9780061804199

8. The Innocent
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446572996
9. The Sins of the Father
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000972
okra10. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $24.99, 9780062088147

11. Sacré Bleu
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779749
12. 11th Hour
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316097499
13. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
14. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain, Ecco, $25.99, 9780060885595
15. The Beginner's Goodbye
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307957276

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $35, 9780679405078
2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400069347
3. Drift
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $25, 9780307460981
4. Prague Winter
Madeleine Albright, Harper, $29.99, 9780062030313
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $25.95, 9780399159015
6. This Is How
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $24.99, 9780312563554
7. My Cross to Bear
Gregg Allman, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062112033
8. End This Depression Now!
Paul Krugman, Norton, $24.95, 9780393088779
9. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
10. Mrs. Kennedy and Me
Clint Hill, Gallery, $26, 9781451648447
11. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
12. Are You My Mother?
Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509
13. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
14. I Am a Pole (and So Can You!)
Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455523429
15. A Natural Woman
Carole King, Grand Central, $27.99, 9781455512614

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
2. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
3. Fifty Shades Freed
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803504
4. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
5. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $16, 9780143121077
6. The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht, Random House, $15, 9780385343848
7. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316126670
8. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
9. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Berkley, $15, 9780425244142
10. The House at Tyneford
Natasha Solomons, Plume, $15, 9780452297647
11. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
12. The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka, Anchor, $13.95, 9780307744425
13. The Last Boyfriend
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $16, 9780425246030
14. Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury, $15, 9781608196265
15. Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312642709

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
2. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
3. Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Mark Adams, Plume, $16, 9780452297982
4. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
5. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
6. SEAL Team Six
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250006950
7. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
10. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $16, 9780812980882
11. Then Again
Diane Keaton, Random House, $16, 9780812980950
12. Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061988356
13. Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from Storycorps
Dave Isay (Ed.), Penguin, $14, 9780143118800
14. Just Ride
Grant Petersen, Workman, $13.95, 9780761155584
15. The Psychopath Test
Jon Ronson, Riverhead, $16, 9781594485756

Mass Market


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. The Affair
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
8. Buried Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425247891
9. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488

Children's Illustrated


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
okra3. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589

4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
6. Ladybug Girl and Bingo
Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803735828
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $15.99, 9781423151289
10. Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703812

Children's Interest


1. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $9.99, 9780062082930
2. Chomp
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375868429
3. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
okra6. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Dial, $16.99, 9780803736702

7. Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos, FSG, $15.99, 9780374379933
8. Fake Mustache
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419701948
9. Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys, Speak, $8.99, 9780142420591
10. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
2. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
3. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
4. The Serpents Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140573
5. Insurgent (Divergent Series, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
6. City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, #5)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781442416864
7. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $17.99, 9780316176194
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
9. Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $9.99, 9780062086945
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947