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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 9)

  • Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 8:07 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini

2. "Life After Life" by Jill McCorkle

3. "The Rainbow Builder" by Todd Ramsey

4. "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty

5. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

6. "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson

7. "The Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields

8. "The Yard" by Alex Grecian

9. "Vegetarian Everyday" by David Frenkiel

10. "Perfect Scoundrels" by Ally Carter

New and notable

"On Little Wings" by Regina Sirois (Viking, $17.99) — In her quest to find a hidden aunt, Jennifer struggles to understand why her mother lied to her for 16 years. This debut novel from the Olathe resident explores the many ways we get love wrong, and why – despite every disappointment – we keep fighting to get it right.

"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown (Viking, $28.95) Against the grim backdrop of the Great Depression, the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans – provided hope that the ruthless might of the Nazis would not prevail over American grit, determination and optimism.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. "The Blane Game” by Philip Gaunt

2. "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young

3. "Petals of a Kansas Sunflower: A Mennonite Diaspora” by Melvin Epp

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

5. "The Fantastic Flying Worlds of Mr. Morris Lessmore” by William Joyce

6. "Kristin Lavransdatter” by Sigrid Undset

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

8. "Philokalia: The Eastern Christian Spiritual Texts” ed. by Alyne Smith

10. "The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero” by Roy Wenzl

New and notable

“River Inside the River: Poems” by Gregory Orr (W.W. Norton, $25.95) — Three poetic sequences that combine the intensity of lyric with the thematic scope and range of narrative and myth.

“Willing Dogs & Reluctant Masters: On Friendship and Dogs” by Gary Borjesson (Paul Dry Books, $14.95) — For anyone who has owned, or been owned by (or simply known), a dog an exploration of friendship and authority.

National best-sellers

1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “Zero Hour” by Cussler/Brown

4. “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz

5. “12th of Never” by Patterson/Paetro

6. “Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris

7. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

8. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford

9. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

10. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

NONFICTION

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

2. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

3. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

4. “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” by David Sedaris

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

6. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

7. “The Guns at Last Light” by Rick Atkinson

8. “The 100” by Jorge Cruise

9. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

10. “My Greek Drama” by Gianna Angelopoulos

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