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WHAT'S HOT IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Bestsellers 5/6/2007

The Southern Independent Bestseller List, as brought to you by Book Sense and SIBA, for the
week ended Sunday, May 6, 2007. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers
of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Book Sense .

HARDCOVER FICTION


Image1. Simple Genius
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446580342
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon, HarperCollins, $26.95, 9780007149827
3. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $21.95, 9780375422737
4. The Woods
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525950127
5. The Children of Hurin
J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin, $26, 9780618894642
6. The Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $24.95, 9780060892388
7. Body Surfing
Anita Shreve, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316059855
Image8. All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $24.95, 9780441014941
9. Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $26.95, 9780743496728
10. Rant
Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385517874
11. Fresh Disasters
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399154102
12. Miss Julia Strikes Back
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $24.95, 9780670038411
13. A Miracle of Catfish
Larry Brown, Shannon Ravenel, $24.95, 9781565125360
14. Dream When You're Feeling Blue
Elizabeth Berg, Random House, $24.95, 9781400065103
15. Swimming Lessons
Mary Alice Monroe, Mira, $21.95, 9780778324621

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION


Image1. At the Center of the Storm
George Tenet, HarperCollins, $30, 9780061147784
2. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne (Ed.), Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95, 9781582701707
3. Einstein
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $32, 9780743264730
4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver, et al., HarperCollins, $26.95, 9780060852559
5. Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 9781401302955
6. Grace (Eventually)
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594489426
7. Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'
Paula H. Deen, S&S, $25, 9780743292856
Image8. The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden, Collins, $24.95, 9780061243585
9. Being Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays, Hyperion, $19.95, 9781401359348
10. God Is Not Great
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $24.99, 9780446579803
11. A Long Way Gone
Ishmael Beah, Sarah Crichton/FSG, $22, 9780374105235
12. How Doctors Think
Jerome Groopman, M.D., Houghton Mifflin, $26, 9780618610037
13. I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307264558
14. Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney, Scribner, $25, 9781416532477
15. Tales from Q School
John Feinstein, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316014304


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


Image1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781565125605
2. The Road
Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307387899
3. Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400096275
4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards, Penguin, $14, 9780143037149
5. Rise and Shine
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $14.95, 9780812977813
6. The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai, Grove, $14, 9780802142818
7. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl, Penguin, $15, 9780143112129
Image8. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House, $13.95, 9780812968064
9. The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $14, 9781594480003
10. The 5th Horseman
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Grand Central, $14.99, 9780446699310
11. The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri, Mariner, $14, 9780618485222
12. Astrid and Veronika
Linda Olsson, Penguin, $14, 9780143038078
13. A Dirty Job
Christopher Moore, HarperCollins, $13.95, 9780060590284
14. Everyman
Philip Roth, Vintage, $13, 9780307277718
15. Labyrinth
Kate Mosse, Berkley, $15, 9780425213971


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


Image1. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $15, 9780143038412
2. Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $16, 9780143111979
3. The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion, Vintage, $13.95, 9781400078431
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $14, 9780743247542
5. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316010665
6. 90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper, Revell, $12.99, 9780800759490
7. The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan, Mariner, $14.95, 9780618773473
Image8. Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder, Random House, $14.95, 9780812973013
9. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Patricia Schultz, Workman, $18.95, 9780761104841
10. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $15, 9780143038252
11. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780375725609
12. Mockingbird
Charles J. Shields, Owl, $15, 9780805083194
13. Stumbling on Happiness
Daniel Gilbert, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400077427
14. A Man Without a Country
Kurt Vonnegut, Random House, $13.95, 9780812977363
15. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310


MASS MARKET


Image1. The King of Lies
John Hart, St. Martin's, $6.99, 9780312363758
2. The Hard Way
Lee Child, Dell, $7.99, 9780440241034
3. Full of Grace
Dorothea Benton Frank, Avon, $7.99, 9780060892371
4. Dead Watch
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425215692
5. Promise Me
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451219244
6. At Risk
Patricia D. Cornwell, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425214763
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99, 9780446310789
8. Short Straw
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451220844
9. Tell No One
Harlan Coben, Dell, $7.99, 9780440236702
10. Born in Death
J. D. Robb, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425215685


CHILDREN'S TITLES


Image1. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $17.95, 9781423101451
2. Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060542139
3. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17, 9780679805274
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Eldest
Christopher Paolini, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375840401
6. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785
7. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $8.99, 9780316015844
Image8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins, $16.95, 9780060254926
9. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), HarperCollins, $7.99, 9780694003617
10. The Incredible Book-Eating Boy
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399247491
11. Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060542092
12. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley, $17.99, 9780316160193
13. Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House #37)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $11.99,
9780375837272
14. Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Lemony Snicket, HarperCollins, $12.99, 9780061240065
15. The Sight
Erin W. Hunter, HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780060892012