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WHAT'S HOT IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Bestsellers 12/17/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, December 17, 2006. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers
of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION


Image1. Thirteen Moons
Charles Frazier, Random House, $26.95, 0375509321
2. Nature Girl
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $25.95, 0307262995
3. For One More Day
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $21.95, 1401303277
4. Next
Michael Crichton, HarperCollins, $27.95, 0060872985
5. Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 0316159794
6. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.99, 0446528056
7. The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
Dave Barry, Putnam, $15.95, 0399154132
Image8. True Evil
Greg Iles, Scribner, $25.95, 0743292499
9. The Boleyn Inheritance
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.95, 0743272501
10. The Echo Maker
Richard Powers, FSG, $25, 0374146357
11. On Agate Hill
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 1565124529
12. Wild Fire
Nelson DeMille, Warner, $26.99, 044657967X
13. Blue Christmas
Mary Kay Andrews, HarperCollins, $14.95, 0060837349
14. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 1565124995
15. Hannibal Rising
Thomas Harris, Delacorte, $27.95, 0385339410

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION


Image1. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Crown, $25, 0307237699
2. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $27, 0743285026
3. The Innocent Man
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 0385517238
4. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 0060817089
5. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 0307264556
6. Paula Deen Celebrates!
Paula H. Deen, S&S, $26, 0743278119
7. I Like You
Amy Sedaris, Warner, $27.99, 0446578843
Image8. The Official Guide to Christmas in the South
David C. Barnette, Morrow, $14.95, 0060850531
9. Culture Warrior
Bill O'Reilly, Broadway, $26, 0767920929
10. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $25, 076791936X
11. The Intellectual Devotional
David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim, Rodale, $22.50, 1594865132
12. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 1401359345
13. Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary Ed.)
Irma S. Rombauer, et al., Scribner, $30, 0743246268
14. You: On a Diet
Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Free Press, $25, 0743292545
15. Blood and Thunder
Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $26.95, 0385507771


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


Image1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 0143037145
2. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 1594480001
3. The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai, Grove, $14, 0802142818
4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 0812968069
5. On Beauty
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $15, 0143037749
6. Snow
Orhan Pamuk, Vintage, $14.95, 0375706860
7. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin, $15, 0143034901
Image8. The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova, Back Bay, $15.99, 0316154547
9. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 0143036661
10. Wicked
Gregory Maguire, Regan Books, $16, 0060987103
11. Saving Fish From Drowning
Amy Tan, Ballantine, $14.95, 034546401X
12. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 0743454537
13. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0142001740
14. The Tenth Circle
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $15, 074349671X
15. The Alchemist (Updated)
Paulo Coelho, HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 0061122416


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


Image1. The Iraq Study Group Report
The Iraq Study Group, Vintage, $10.95, 0307386562
2. Bad President
R.D. Rosen, et al., Workman, $8.95, 0761146202
3. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $8.95, 0316779237
4. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007
World Almanac (Eds.), World Almanac, $12.99, 0886879957
5. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 0375725601
6. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 074324754X
7. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Patricia Schultz, Workman, $18.95, 0761104844
Image8. 1491
Charles C. Mann, Vintage, $14.95, 1400032059
9. Bad Dog
R.D. Rosen, et al., Workman, $9.95, 0761139834
10. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 1400082773
11. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 0156031566
12. Bad Cat
Jim Edgar, Workman, $9.95, 0761136193
13. Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $19.95, 0743270754
14. Rachael Ray 2, 4, 6, 8
Rachael Ray, Clarkson Potter, $19.95, 1400082560
15. SWAG
Melinda Rainey Thompson, John F. Blair, $14.95, 089587329X


MASS MARKET


Image1. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster (Eds.), Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 0877799296
2. S Is for Silence
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 0425212696
3. The Last Templar
Raymond Khoury, Signet, $9.99, 0451219953
4. Turning Angel
Greg Iles, Pocket, $9.99, 0743454162
5. The Cell
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 1416524517
6. Flags of Our Fathers
James Bradley, Bantam, $7.99, 0553589083
7. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 0812550706
8. A Redbird Christmas
Fannie Flagg, Fawcett, $6.99, 0345480260
9. Guinness World Records 2006
Claire Folkard (Ed.), Bantam, $7.50, 0553589067
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 0446310786


CHILDREN'S TITLES


Image1. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 044023848X
2. Christmas
Robert Sabuda, Orchard, $12.99, 0439845688
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 0694003611
4. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 0395389496
5. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13)
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illus.), HarperCollins, $12.99, 0064410161
6. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.50, 0440421705
7. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $15.99, 0060542098
Image8. Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House #36)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.95, 0375830375
9. Pirateology
Captain William Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 0763631434
10. Eldest
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $21, 037582670X
11. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins, $16.95, 0060254920
12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $14, 0394800796
13. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Movie tie-in, children's)
C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins, $7.99, 0060765461
14. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 0064402754
15. The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up
Clement Clarke Moore, Robert Sabuda (Illus.), S&S, $26.99, 0689838999