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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (April 21)

  • Published Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 8:53 a.m.

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Best-sellers

1. "Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain" by Ryan Blair

2. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

3. "Maggie Vaults Over the Moon" by Grant Overstake

4. "A Kansas Soldier at War" by Ken Spurgeon

5. "Miss Julia to the Rescue" by Ann B. Ross

6. "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

7. "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson

8. "Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6" by Susan Jackson Rodgers

9. "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki

10. "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

New and notable

"Pacific" by Tom Drury (Grove Press, $25) — In two distinct, haunting storylines--one in L.A., the other in the Midwest--Drury revisits the characters and world of his 1994 novel "The End of Vandalism.’

"Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953" by Elizabeth Winder (Harper, $25.99) — This new biography examines the twenty-six days Sylvia Plath spent as an editor of Mademoiselle magazine, and the effect that the Manhattan culture had on the rest of her life.

Eighth Day Books

1. “Bloodsworth: The True Story of One Man’s Triumph over Injustice” by Tim Junkin

2. “Orthodoxy: The Cosmos Transfigured” by Paul Evdokimov

3. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

4. “Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios” translated by Fr. John Raffan

5. “Francis: Pope of a New World” by Andrea Tornielli

6. “Clinging: The Experience of Prayer” by Emilie Griffin

7. “The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric” by Sr. Miriam Joseph

8. “Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet” by Christian Wiman

9. “On Living Simply: The Golden Voice of John Chrysostom” translated by Robert Van Der Weyer

10. “Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women” by George MacDonald

New and notable

“My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer” by Christian Wiman (FSG, $24) — Christian Wiman, author of three highly regarded collections of poetry, a translation of selected poems by Osip Mandelstam, and longtime editor of Poetry Magazine, offers a spare, sometimes harrowing (a seven-year battle with cancer) and carefully nuanced account of his spiritual pilgrimage.

“Francis: Pope of a New World” by Andrea Tornielli (Ignatius Press, $19.95) — The first biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first non-European and the first Jesuit to be elected Pope, by a veteran Vatican insider and reporter for La Stampa.

National best-sellers

FICTION

1. “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark

2. “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline

3. “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber

4. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods

5. “Six Years” by Harlan Coben

6. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

7. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

8. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

9. “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout

10. “Manuscript Found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho

NONFICTION

1. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

2. “The Fast Metabolism Diet” by Haylie Pomroy

3. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow

4. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie & Korie Robertson

5. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

6. “The FastDiet” by Michael Mosley

7. “Give and Take” by Adam Grant

8. “Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits” by Joyce Meyer

9. “I Declare” by Joel Osteen

10. “Gulp” by Mary Roach

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