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

Southern Bestsellers 08/20/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, August 20, 2006. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of theSouthern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION

Image1. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $25.95, 1400061261
2. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 1565124995
3. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl, Viking, $25.95, 067003777X
4. The Ruins
Scott Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 1400043875
5. Pegasus Descending
James Lee Burke, S&S, $26, 0743277724
6. Judge and Jury
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Little Brown, $27.99, 0316013935
7. The Messenger
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95, 0399153357
Image8. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $22.95, 031234161X
9. Triptych
Karin Slaughter, Delacorte, $25, 0385339461
10. Winter's Child
Margaret Maron, Mysterious Press, $24.99, 0892968109
11. Back to Wando Passo
David Payne, Morrow, $24.95, 0060851899
12. One Mississippi
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 0316012114
13. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Knopf, $25, 1400044731
14. Ricochet
Sandra Brown, S&S, $25.95, 0743289331
15. Between, Georgia
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $22.99, 0446524425

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Image1. Fiasco
Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, $27.95, 159420103X
2. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 0060817089
3. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 0307264556
4. Dispatches From the Edge
Anderson Cooper, HarperCollins, $24.95, 0061132381
5. The World Is Flat (Updated and Expanded)
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $30, 0374292795
6. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $25.95, 006073132X
7. Cesar's Way
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier, Harmony, $24.95, 0307337332
Image8. Mockingbird
Charles J. Shields, Holt, $25, 080507919X
9. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 1401359345
10. Conservatives Without Conscience
John Dean, Viking, $25.95, 0670037745
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $26.95, 1594200823
12. Wins, Losses, and Lessons
Lou Holtz, Morrow, $25.95, 0060840803
13. The Language of God
Francis S. Collins, Free Press, $26, 0743286391
14. Miss American Pie
Margaret Sartor, Bloomsbury, $19.95, 1596912006
15. The Great Deluge
Douglas G. Brinkley, Morrow, $29.95, 0061124230


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

Image1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 0143037145
2. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 1594480001
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 0812968069
4. The Sea
John Banville, Vintage, $12.95, 1400097029
5. Gods in Alabama
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $12.95, 0446694533
6. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 0143036661
7. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 0743454537
Image8. The Mermaid Chair
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0143036696
9. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin, $15, 0143034901
10. The Alchemist (Updated)
Paulo Coelho, HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 0061122416
11. The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Broadway, $13.95, 0767925955
12. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0142001740
13. Gilead
Marilynne Robinson, Picador, $14, 031242440X
14. History of Love
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $13.95, 0393328627
15. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $12.95, 0743273567


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

Image1. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 074324754X
2. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Rodale, $21.95, 1594865671
3. 1776
David McCullough, S&S, $18, 0743226720
4. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 0374500010
5. The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer, Hyperion, $14.95, 0786888768
6. Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs, Picador, $14, 031242227X
7. Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?
Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg, M.D., Three Rivers, $13.95, 0307345971
Image8. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 0375725601
9. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 0156031566
10. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $14, 0679745580
11. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $14.95, 0316346624
12. From Beirut to Jerusalem (Updated)
Thomas L. Friedman, Anchor, $15.95, 0385413726
13. The Essential 55
Ron Clark, Hyperion, $11.95, 0786888164
14. Garlic and Sapphires
Ruth Reichl, Penguin, $15, 0143036610
15. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond, Norton, $16.95, 0393317552


MASS MARKET

Image1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 0446310786
2. The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Anchor, $7.99, 0307275558
3. Lifeguard
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Warner, $9.99, 044661761X
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451526341
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451524934
6. Pawleys Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Berkley, $7.99, 0425204316
7. Crusader's Cross
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $7.99, 0743277201
8. Angels and Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 1416524797
9. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $7.95, 0399501487
10. Faithless
Karin Slaughter, Dell, $7.99, 0440242916


CHILDREN'S TITLES

Image1. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $4.99, 0439376149
2. Pirateology
Captain William Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 0763631434
3. Dial L for Loser (The Clique #6)
Lisi Harrison, Little Brown, $9.99, 0316115045
4. How to Eat Fried Worms
Thomas Rockwell, Yearling, $5.50, 0440445450
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 0694003611
6. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.50, 0440421705
7. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $7.99, 014038572X
Image8. Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $7.99, 078684907X
9. Olivia Forms a Band
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.95, 141692454X
10. Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls, Yearling, $6.50, 0440412676
11. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel Leaf, $6.50, 0440237688
12. Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $18.99, 078683787X
13. Zen Shorts
Jon J Muth, Scholastic, $16.95, 0439339111
14. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Movie tie-in, children's)
C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins, $7.99, 0060765461
15. The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak (Illus.), Tanglewood