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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (April 28)

  • Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 8:35 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr.

2. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

3. "Zero Separation" by Philip Donlay

4. "Wichita 1930-2000" by Jay Price and Keith Wondra

5. "Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble" by Ann B. Ross

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

7. "Dissent in Wichita" by Gretchen Eick

8. "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson

9. "Navigating Early" by Clare Vanderpool

10. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe

New and notable

“Life After Life" by Jill McCorkle (Algonquin, $24.95) As the residents, staff and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center share their life experiences and discoveries, what they learn will transform them. McCorkle will be at Watermark Books at 7 p.m. May 28.

“The Golem and the Jinni" by Helen Wecker (Harper, $26.99) — Weaving strands of folk mythology, historical fiction and fable, this is tale of two unlikely supernatural friends — Chava, a golem, and Ahmad, a jinni — and the New York immigrant community in which they live during 1899.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation” by Miroslav Volf

2. “The Way of a Pilgrim” translated by Nina Toumanova

3. “Allah: A Christian Response” by Miroslav Volf

4. “C.S. Lewis: A Life- Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet” by Alister McGrath

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

6. “The Book of Pastoral Rule” by St. Gregory the Great

7. “Every Riven Thing: Poems” by Christian Wiman

8. “Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education” by James Taylor

9. “A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership” by Wendell Berry

10. “My Bright Abyss: Meditations of a Modern Believer” by Christian Wiman

New and notable

“The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life” by Rod Dreher (Grand Central Publishing, $25.99) — Rod Dreher, a columnist with the Dallas Morning News, went back to his hometown of St. Francisville, La. (pop. 1,700), in the wake of his sister’s death. He was moved by the way the community had rallied around her. Dreher and his wife decided to move back and rejoin that community.

“Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 A.D.” by Peter Brown (Princeton University Press, $39.95). — The most recent offering by a scholar who must be considered the most pre-eminent of the period under review.

National best-sellers

FICTION

1. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

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

3. “Taking Eve” by Iris Johansen

4. “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber

5. “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline

6. “Six Years” by Harlan Coben

7. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods

8. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

9. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

10. “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout

NONFICTION

1. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

2. “LeaderShift” by Woodward/DeMille

3. “The One Thing” by Gary Keller

4. “The Fast Metabolism Diet” by Haylie Pomroy

5. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow

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

7. “The Athena Doctrine” by Gerzema/D’Antonio

8. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

9. “Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha” by Romaniello/Bornstein

10. “Relish” by Daphne Oz

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