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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Bestsellers 09/24/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, September 24, 2006. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers
of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION


Image1. On Agate Hill
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 1565124529
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 1565124995
3. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $25.95, 1400061261
4. The Mission Song
John Le Carre, Little Brown, $26.99, 0316016748
5. Rise and Shine
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $24.95, 0375502246
6. The Emperor's Children
Claire Messud, Knopf, $25, 030726419X
7. A Spot of Bother
Mark Haddon, Doubleday, $24.95, 0385520514
Image8. The Book of Fate
Brad Meltzer, Warner, $25.99, 0446530999
9. Judge and Jury
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Little Brown, $27.99, 0316013935
10. The Afghan
Frederick Forsyth, Putnam, $26.95, 0399153942
11. The Interpretation of Murder
Jed Rubenfeld, Holt, $26, 0805080988
12. Paint It Black
Janet Fitch, Little Brown, $24.99, 0316182745
13. The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield, Atria, $26, 0743298020
14. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl, Viking, $25.95, 067003777X
15. Imperium
Robert Harris, S&S, $26, 074326603X

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION


Image1. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 0307264556
2. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 0060817089
3. The Greatest Story Ever Sold
Frank Rich, Penguin Press, $25.95, 159420098X
4. The Confession
James McGreevey, Regan Books, $26.95, 0060898623
5. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 1401359345
6. The World Is Flat (Updated and Expanded)
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $30, 0374292795
7. Fiasco
Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, $27.95, 159420103X
Image8. Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $29.95, 0670037605
9. You: The Owner's Manual
Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., HarperCollins, $24.95, 0060765313
10. Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris, Knopf, $16.95, 0307265773
11. Enchantment
Donald Spoto, Harmony, $25.95, 0307237583
12. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $25.95, 006073132X
13. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $25.95, 0316172324
14. The Looming Tower
Lawrence Wright, Knopf, $27.95, 037541486X
15. Mockingbird
Charles J. Shields, Holt, $25, 080507919X


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


Image1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 0143037145
2. The Constant Princess
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $16, 0743272498
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 0812968069
4. On Beauty
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $15, 0143037749
5. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 0143036661
6. History of Love
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $13.95, 0393328627
7. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 1594480001
Image8. Gods in Alabama
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $12.95, 0446694533
9. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 0743454537
10. The March
E.L. Doctorow, Random House, $14.95, 0812976150
11. The Widow of the South
Robert Hicks, Warner, $14.99, 0446697435
12. The Mermaid Chair
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0143036696
13. The Sea
John Banville, Vintage, $12.95, 1400097029
14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon, Vintage, $12.95, 1400032717
15. At First Sight
Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $13.99, 0446698466


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


Image1. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 074324754X
2. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 0375725601
3. Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs, Picador, $14, 0312425414
4. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 0374500010
5. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Rodale, $21.95, 1594865671
6. SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully
Melinda Rainey Thompson, John F. Blair, $14.95, 089587329X
7. Bless Your Heart, Tramp
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's, $13.95, 0312343426
Image8. 1776
David McCullough, S&S, $18, 0743226720
9. The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer, Hyperion, $14.95, 0786888768
10. Teacher Man
Frank McCourt, Scribner, $15, 0743243781
11. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 0156031566
12. Julie and Julia
Julie Powell, Back Bay, $13.99, 0316013269
13. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi E. Murkoff, et al., Workman, $13.95, 0761121323
14. Blood Done Sign My Name
Timothy B. Tyson, Three Rivers, $14, 1400083117
15. The Areas of My Expertise
John Hodgman, Riverhead, $14, 1594482225



MASS MARKET


Image1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 0446310786
2. The Camel Club
David Baldacci, Warner, $7.99, 0446615625
3. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Warner, $7.99, 0446616451
4. Consent to Kill
Vince Flynn, Pocket Star, $9.99, 1416505016
5. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $7.99, 0440212561
6. Eleven on Top
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $7.99, 0312985347
7. The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Anchor, $7.99, 0307275558
8. The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy, Warner, $7.50, 0446618128
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451524934
10. Rituals of the Season
Margaret Maron, Warner, $6.99, 0446617652


CHILDREN'S TITLES


Image1. Is There Really a Human Race?
Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illus.), Joanna Cotler, $16.99, 0060753463
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 0694003611
3. Pirateology
Captain William Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 0763631434
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins, $16.95, 0060254920
5. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $4.99, 0439376149
6. The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
Eoin Colfer, Miramax Books, $16.95, 0786849568
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Paperbacks, $9.99, 0439785960
Image8. Dial L for Loser (The Clique #6)
Lisi Harrison, Little Brown, $9.99, 0316115045
9. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $15.99, 0060542098
10. Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $18.99, 078683787X
11. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Beatrice Letters
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illus.), HarperCollins, $19.99, 0060586583
12. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $9.95, 0375826696
13. Skippyjon Jones
Judith Schachner, Puffin, $5.99, 0142404039
14. Dooby Dooby Moo
Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illus.), Atheneum, $16.95, 0689845073
15. How to Eat Fried Worms (Movie Tie-In)
Thomas Rockwell, Yearling, $5.99, 0440421853