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WHAT'S HOT IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Bestsellers 12/31/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, December 31, 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, 9780307262998
3. For One More Day
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $21.95, 9781401303273
4. Next
Michael Crichton, HarperCollins, $27.95, 9780060872984
5. True Evil
Greg Iles, Scribner, $25.95, 9780743292498
6. Dear John
Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.99, 9780446528054
7. Cross
James Patterson, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316159791
Image8. Hannibal Rising
Thomas Harris, Delacorte, $27.95, 9780385339414
9. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565124998
10. The Lay of the Land
Richard Ford, Knopf, $26.95, 9780679454687
11. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $24, 9780307265432
12. Treasure of Khan
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399153693
13. The Boleyn Inheritance
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $25.95, 9780743272506
14. What Came Before He Shot Her
Elizabeth A. George, HarperCollins, $26.95, 9780060545628
15. The Machiavelli Covenant
Allan Folsom, Forge, $25.95, 9780765313058

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION


Image1. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Crown, $25, 0307237699
2. The Innocent Man
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 0385517238
3. The Intellectual Devotional
David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim, Rodale, $22.50, 9781594865138
4. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307264558
5. The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins, Houghton Mifflin, $27, 9780618680009
6. You: On a Diet
Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Free Press, $25, 9780743292542
7. Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary Ed.)
Irma S. Rombauer, et al., Scribner, $30, 9780743246262
Image8. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 9780060817084
9. Palestine
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $27, 9780743285025
10. Barefoot Contessa at Home
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781400054343
11. Thunderstruck
Erik Larson, Crown, $25.95, 9781400080663
12. Cesar's Way
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier, Harmony, $24.95, 9780307337337
13. Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
Martha Stewart, Clarkson Potter, $45, 9780517577004
14. The Best Life Diet
Bob Greene, S&S, $26, 9781416540663
15. Saving Graces
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $24.95, 9780767925372


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


Image1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 0143037145
2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 9780812968064
3. The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai, Grove, $14, 9780802142818
4. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 9781594480003
5. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 9780143036661
6. Case Histories
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $13.95, 9780316010702
7. Wicked
Gregory Maguire, Regan Books, $16, 9780060987107
Image8. The History of Love
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $13.95, 9780393328622
9. Snow
Orhan Pamuk, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375706868
10. Love Walked In
Marisa de los Santos, Plume, $14, 9780452287891
11. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin, $15, 9780143034902
12. The Alchemist (Updated)
Paulo Coelho, HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 9780061122415
13. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 9780743454537
14. The Lighthouse
P.D. James, Vintage, $13.95, 9780307275738
15. The Widow of the South
Robert Hicks, Warner, $14.99, 9780446697439


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


Image1. The Iraq Study Group Report
The Iraq Study Group, Vintage, $10.95, 0307386562
2. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007
World Almanac (Eds.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9780886879952
3. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
4. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375725609
5. The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner, Amistad, $14.95, 9780060744878
6. Bad President
R.D. Rosen, et al., Workman, $8.95, 9780761146209
7. Bad Cat
Jim Edgar, Workman, $9.95, 9780761136194
Image8. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Rodale, $21.95, 9781594865671
9. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 9780743247542
10. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $14.95, 9780316346627
11. 1491
Charles C. Mann, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400032051
12. The Old Farmer's Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac (Eds.), Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571983909
13. The Wal-Mart Effect
Charles Fishman, Penguin, $15, 9780143038788
14. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond, Norton, $16.95, 9780393317558
15. America (The Book)
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show Staff, Warner, $15.99, 9780446691864


MASS MARKET


Image1. The Last Templar
Raymond Khoury, Signet, $9.99, 9780451219954
2. S Is for Silence
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425212691
3. Turning Angel
Greg Iles, Pocket, $9.99, 9780743454162
4. The Hunt Club
John Lescroart, Signet, $9.99, 9780451220103
5. The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell
Lilian Jackson Braun, Jove, $7.99, 9780515142419
6. Sweetwater Creek
Anne Rivers Siddons, HarperCollins, $9.99, 9780060837013
7. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster (Eds.), Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
8. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Warner, $7.99, 9780446616454
9. Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312938857
10. The Camel Club
David Baldacci, Warner, $7.99, 9780446615624


CHILDREN'S TITLES


Image1. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 044023848X
2. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13)
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illus.), HarperCollins, $12.99, 9780064410168
3. Eldest (Limited Edition)
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $24, 9780375840609
4. Pirateology
Captain William Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 9780763631437
5. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060542092
6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Movie tie-in, children's)
C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins, $7.99, 9780060765460
7. Christmas
Robert Sabuda, Orchard, $12.99, 9780439845687
Image8. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $8.99, 9780316015844
9. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $10.95, 9780375840548
10. The Snowmen
Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner, Dial, $21.99, 9780803731806
11. Sunset (Warriors, The New Prophecy Series #6)
Erin W. Hunter, HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060827694
12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $14, 9780394800790
13. Point Blank
Anthony Horowitz, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142406120
14. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $17.99, 9780316160193
15. Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34)
Mary Pope Osborne, Random House, $4.99, 9780375830327