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Southern Bestsellers 4/22/2007

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, April 22, 2007. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers
of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION


Image1. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $21.95, 9780375422737
2. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950127
3. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $26.95, 9780743496728
4. The Children of Hurin
J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin, $26, 9780618894642
5. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780060892388
6. Whitethorn Woods
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307265784
7. Fresh Disasters
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399154102
Image8. Swimming Lessons
Mary Alice Monroe, Mira, $21.95, 9780778324621
9. Queen of Broken Hearts
Cassandra King, Hyperion, $24.95, 9781401301774
10. I Heard That Song Before
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.95, 9780743264914
11. Obsession
Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $26.95, 9780345452634
12. Miss Julia Strikes Back
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $24.95, 9780670038411
13. Hunter's Moon
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $24.95, 9780399153709
14. Coal Black Horse
Robert Olmstead, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781565125216
15. The Blue Zone
Andrew Gross, Morrow, $25.95, 9780061143403

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION


Image1. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne (Ed.), Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
2. Einstein
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $32, 9780743264730
3. Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 9781401302955
4. Grace (Eventually)
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594489426
5. Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'
Paula H. Deen, S&S, $25, 9780743292856
6. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 9781401359348
7. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307264558
Image8. How Doctors Think
Jerome Groopman, M.D., Houghton Mifflin, $26, 9780618610037
9. A Long Way Gone
Ishmael Beah, Sarah Crichton/FSG, $22, 9780374105235
10. The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama, Crown, $25, 9780307237699
11. From the Heart
Robin Roberts, Hyperion, $19.95, 9781401303334
12. Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney, Scribner, $25, 9781416532477
13. The Wild Trees
Richard Preston, Random House, $25.95, 9781400064892
14. In an Instant
Lee Woodruff, Bob Woodruff, Random House, $25.95, 9781400066674
15. Saving Graces
Elizabeth Edwards, Broadway, $24.95, 9780767925372


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


Image1. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
3. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 9780812968064
6. The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai, Grove, $14, 9780802142818
7. The 5th Horseman
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446699310
Image8. The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri, Mariner, $14, 9780618485222
9. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 9781594480003
10. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 9780743454537
11. We Are All Welcome Here
Elizabeth Berg, Ballantine, $13.95, 9780812971002
12. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $12.95, 9780743273565
13. Plum Wine
Angela Davis-Gardner, Dial, $13, 9780385340830
14. Sufficient Grace
Darnell Arnoult, Free Press, $14, 9780743284486
15. Blue Shoes and Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $12.95, 9781400075713


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


Image1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
2. The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion, Vintage, $13.95, 9781400078431
3. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 9780743247542
4. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
5. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $12.99, 9780800759490
6. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
7. The Measure of a Man
Sidney Poitier, HarperSanFrancisco, $14.95, 9780061357909
Image8. The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan, Mariner, $14.95, 9780618773473
9. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 9780374500016
10. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 9780156031561
11. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375725609
12. Dreams From My Father
Barack Obama, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9781400082773
13. American Theocracy
Kevin Phillips, Penguin, $16, 9780143038283
14. A Man Without a Country
Kurt Vonnegut, Random House, $13.95, 9780812977363
15. The Good Good Pig
Sy Montgomery, Ballantine, $13.95, 9780345496096


MASS MARKET


Image1. Full of Grace
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892371
2. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
3. Promise Me
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451219244
4. At Risk
Patricia D. Cornwell, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425214763
5. The Hard Way
Lee Child, Dell, $7.99, 9780440241034
6. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
7. Two Little Girls in Blue
Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket, $7.99, 9780743497299
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 9780451524935
9. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $6.99, 9780553577129
10. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 9780446310789


CHILDREN'S TITLES


ImageImage1. Eldest
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375840401
2. The Penderwicks
Jeanne Birdsall, Yearling, $6.50, 9780440420477
3. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060542092
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17, 9780679805274
5. Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House #37)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99,
9780375837272
6. It's Not Easy Being Mean (A Clique Novel)
Lisi Harrison, Little, Brown, $9.99, 9780316115056
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 9780694003617
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Viking, $16, 9780670062720
10. You Wish (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff)
Jason Lethcoe, Grosset & Dunlap, $9.99, 9780448444963
11. Library Lion
Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illus.), Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763622626
12. Don't You Forget About Me (Gossip Girl #11)
Cecily Von Ziegesar, Megan Tingley, $10.99, 9780316011846
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780439358071
14. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins, $16.95, 9780060254926
15. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $3.99, 9780679824244