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Watermark Books & Cafe best-sellers (May 19)

  • Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 7:02 a.m.
  • Updated Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 7:04 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss

2. "The Miracle of Father Kapaun" by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying

3. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

5. "Rake" by Scott Phillips

6. "The Yard" by Alex Grecian

7. "Help Thanks Wow" by Anne Lamott

8. "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris

9. "Life After Life" by Jill McCorkle

10. "The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro

New and notable

"Rake" by Scott Phillips (Counterpoint, $25) – The latest noir book from Wichita-raised author Phillips features a dated soap opera actor in Paris and his schemes to get a feature film made.

"The Guns at Last Light" by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt, $40) – The conclusion to Atkinson's Liberation trilogy accounts the events after D-Day and the commencement of the European war's final campaign. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants of every level and wraps up a definitive chronicle of World War II.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Safari: A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen

2. “Battery Science: Make Widgets That Work and Gidgets That Go” by Doug Stillinger

3. “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life” by Rod Dreher

4. “The Philokalia: The Complete Text” compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain

5. “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene

6. “The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “Rock Island Line” by David Rhodes

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

10. “A Dog’s Life” by Amy Sherman

New and notable

“Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart” by Mary Margaret Funk (Liturgical Press, $18.95) – Listening with a keen ear to the teachings of the influential fourth-century monk John Cassian, Sister Mary explores the process of spiritual direction in relation to the origin of our thoughts and intentions.

“The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis” by Alister McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell, $32.95) – Published in close proximity to his recent “C.S. Lewis: A Life,” this more specialized study focuses on the philosophical background and major themes of Lewis’s writings – myth, joy, desire, experience, and reason.

National best-sellers

FICTION

1. “Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris

2. “12th of Never” by Patterson / Paetro

3. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford

4. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

5. “A Step of Faith” by Richard Paul Evans

6. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

7. “A Delicate Truth” by John le Carre

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

9. “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland” by Ace Atkins

10. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

NONFICTION

1. “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson

2. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

3. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

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

5. “Waiting to Be Heard” by Amanda Knox

6. “Cooked” by Michael Pollan

7. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow

8. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

9. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

10. “The Unstoppables” by Bill Schley

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