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WHAT'S HOT IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Bestsellers 07/30/2006

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, July 30, 2006. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of theSouthern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION

Image1. Pegasus Descending
James Lee Burke, S&S, $26, 0743277724
2. The Messenger
Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95, 0399153357
3. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $23.95, 1565124995
4. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $25.95, 1400061261
5. The Ruins
Scott Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 1400043875
6. Break No Bones
Kathy Reichs, Scribner, $25.95, 0743233492
7. Beach Road
James Patterson, Peter de Jonge, Little Brown, $27.95, 0316159786
Image8. Between, Georgia
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $22.99, 0446524425
9. One Mississippi
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 0316012114
10. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $22.95, 031234161X
11. Phantom
Terry Goodkind, Tor, $29.95, 0765305240
12. Twelve Sharp
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's, $26.95, 0312349483
13. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Knopf, $25, 1400044731
14. Terrorist
John Updike, Knopf, $24.95, 0307264653
15. Angels Fall
Nora Roberts, Putnam, $25.95, 0399153721

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Image1. Marley & Me
John Grogan, Morrow, $21.95, 0060817089
2. The World Is Flat (Updated and Expanded)
Thomas L. Friedman, FSG, $30, 0374292795
3. Fiasco
Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, $27.95, 159420103X
4. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 1401359345
5. Mockingbird
Charles J. Shields, Holt, $25, 080507919X
6. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $25.95, 006073132X
7. Dispatches From the Edge
Anderson Cooper, HarperCollins, $24.95, 0061132381
Image8. Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $29.95, 0670037605
9. Cesar's Way
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier, Harmony, $24.95, 0307337332
10. The One Percent Doctrine
Ron Suskind, S&S, $27, 0743271092
11. The Language of God
Francis S. Collins, Free Press, $26, 0743286391
12. The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $26.95, 1594200823
13. Nathalie Dupree's Shrimp and Grits Cookbook
Nathalie Dupree, Marion Sullivan, Chris M. Rogers (Photo.), Wyrick and Company, $21.95, 0941711838
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 Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Broadway, $13.95, 0767925955
5. History of Love
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $13.95, 0393328627
6. Gods in Alabama
Joshilyn Jackson, Warner, $12.95, 0446694533
7. The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0142001740
Image8. The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin, $15, 0143034901
9. March
Geraldine Brooks, Penguin, $14, 0143036661
10. The Mermaid Chair
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $14, 0143036696
11. Gilead
Marilynne Robinson, Picador, $14, 031242440X
12. My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Washington Square, $14, 0743454537
13. The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway, Scribner, $12, 0684801221
14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon, Vintage, $12.95, 1400032717
15. The Last Days of Dogtown
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $15, 0743225740


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

Image1. An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore, Rodale, $21.95, 1594865671
2. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 074324754X
3. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 0375725601
4. 1776
David McCullough, S&S, $18, 0743226720
5. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $14, 0679745580
6. Running With Scissors
Augusten Burroughs, Picador, $14, 031242227X
7. The Tender Bar
J.R. Moehringer, Hyperion, $14.95, 0786888768
Image8. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9, 0374500010
9. The FairTax Book
Neal Boortz, John Linder, Regan Books, $14.95, 0060875496
10. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $14.95, 0316346624
11. The Places in Between
Rory Stewart, Harvest, $14, 0156031566
12. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 0679732411
13. Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom, Broadway, $12.95, 076790592X
14. Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Lynne Truss, Gotham, $11, 1592402038
15. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond, Norton, $16.95, 0393317552


MASS MARKET

Image1. The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, Anchor, $7.99, 0307275558
2. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Warner, $7.99, 0446616451
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 0446310786
4. Crusader's Cross
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $7.99, 0743277201
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 0316769487
6. Pawleys Island
Dorothea Benton Frank, Berkley, $7.99, 0425204316
7. 4th of July
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Warner, $9.99, 0446613363
8. Lifeguard
James Patterson, Andrew Gross, Warner, $9.99, 044661761X
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $7.95, 0451526341
10. Angels and Demons
Dan Brown, Pocket, $9.99, 1416524797


CHILDREN'S TITLES

Image1. Pirateology
William Captain Lubber, Candlewick, $19.99, 0763631434
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Paperbacks, $9.99, 0439785960
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 0694003611
4. Hoot
Carl Hiaasen, Yearling, $6.50, 0440421705
5. Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $18.99, 078683787X
6. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $9.95, 0375826696
7. Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House #33)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 0375830340
Image8. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $15.99, 0060542098
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 0307120007
10. Pirates
John Matthews, Atheneum, $19.95, 1416927344
11. The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
Ann Brashares, Delacorte, $8.95, 0553375938
12. Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Disney, $7.99, 078684907X
13. Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House, $11.95, 0375834036
14. How to Eat Fried Worms
Thomas Rockwell, Yearling, $5.99, 0440421853
15. The Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $7.99, 0763625299