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

Southern Bestsellers 08/27/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, August 27, 2006. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of theSouthern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION

Image1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 1565124995
2. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $25.95, 1400061261
3. The Afghan
Frederick Forsyth, Putnam, $26.95, 0399153942
4. Judge and Jury
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Little Brown, $27.99, 0316013935
5. Pegasus Descending
James Lee Burke, S&S, $26, 0743277724
6. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl, Viking, $25.95, 067003777X
7. The Messenger
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95, 0399153357
Image8. Between, Georgia
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $22.99, 0446524425
9. Spy
Ted Bell, Atria, $25.95, 0743277236
10. The Ruins
Scott Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 1400043875
11. Winter's Child
Margaret Maron, Mysterious Press, $24.99, 0892968109
12. Ricochet
Sandra Brown, S&S, $25.95, 0743289331
13. Triptych
Karin Slaughter, Delacorte, $25, 0385339461
14. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Knopf, $25, 1400044731
15. One Mississippi
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 0316012114

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Image1. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 0060817089
2. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 0307264556
3. Fiasco
Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, $27.95, 159420103X
4. The World Is Flat (Updated and Expanded)
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $30, 0374292795
5. State of Emergency
Patrick J. Buchanan, St. Martin's, $24.95, 0312360037
6. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $25.95, 006073132X
7. The Looming Tower
Lawrence Wright, Knopf, $27.95, 037541486X
Image8. Cesar's Way
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier, Harmony, $24.95, 0307337332
9. Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $29.95, 0670037605
10. Dispatches From the Edge
Anderson Cooper, HarperCollins, $24.95, 0061132381
11. Wins, Losses, and Lessons
Lou Holtz, Morrow, $25.95, 0060840803
12. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 1401359345
13. My Life in France
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme, Knopf, $25.95, 1400043468
14. Mockingbird
Charles J. Shields, Holt, $25, 080507919X
15. Heat
Bill Buford, Knopf, $25.95, 1400041201


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. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 0143036661
5. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 0743454537
6. History of Love
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $13.95, 0393328627
7. The Sea
John Banville, Vintage, $12.95, 1400097029
Image8. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin, $15, 0143034901
9. Gods in Alabama
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $12.95, 0446694533
10. The Alchemist (Updated)
Paulo Coelho, HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 0061122416
11. The Mermaid Chair
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0143036696
12. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0142001740
13. The Constant Princess
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $16, 0743272498
14. Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe, Anchor, $10.95, 0385474547
15. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston, HarperCollins, $13.95, 0060838671


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

Image1. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Rodale, $21.95, 1594865671
2. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 074324754X
3. The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer, Hyperion, $14.95, 0786888768
4. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 0375725601
5. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 0374500010
6. 1776
David McCullough, S&S, $18, 0743226720
7. Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs, Picador, $14, 031242227X
Image8. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $14.95, 0316346624
9. Collapse
Jared Diamond, Penguin, $17, 0143036556
10. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 0156031566
11. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $14, 0679745580
12. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Joseph Gibaldi, Modern Language Assoc., $17.50, 0873529863
13. Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom, Broadway, $12.95, 076790592X
14. The Bookseller of Kabul
Asne Seierstad, Back Bay, $12.95, 0316159417
15. Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?
Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg, M.D., Three Rivers, $13.95, 0307345971


MASS MARKET

Image1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 0446310786
2. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Warner, $7.99, 0446616451
3. The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Anchor, $7.99, 0307275558
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $7.95, 0399501487
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451526341
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451524934
7. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 0345342968
8. Lifeguard
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Warner, $9.99, 044661761X
9. Consent to Kill
Vince Flynn, Pocket Star, $9.99, 1416505016
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 0316769487


CHILDREN'S TITLES

Image1. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $4.99, 0439376149
2. How to Eat Fried Worms (Movie Tie-In)
Thomas Rockwell, Yearling, $5.99, 0440421853
3. Pirateology
Captain William Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 0763631434
4. Dial L for Loser (The Clique #6)
Lisi Harrison, Little Brown, $9.99, 0316115045
5. Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $18.99, 078683787X
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 0694003611
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Paperbacks, $9.99, 0439785960
Image8. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.50, 0440421705
9. Warriors: The New Prophecy #5: Twilight
Erin W. Hunter, HarperCollins, $15.99, 0060827645
10. Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House #33)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 0375830340
11. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $7.99, 014038572X
12. The Little Engine That Could
Watty Piper, Loren Long (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 0399244670
13. Endymion Spring
Matthew Skelton, Delacorte, $17.95, 0385733801
14. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $15.99, 0060542098
15. Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House, $11.95, 0375834036