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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 23)

  • Published Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 8:48 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

2. “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri

3. “The Wintering” by Niki Lewis Shepherd

4. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

5. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

6. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

7. “The Absent Woman” by Marlene Lee

8. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

9. “The Yard” by Alex Grecian

10. “Jewelweed” by David Rhodes

New and notable

“Lexicon” by Max Barry (The Penguin Press, $26.95) — A fast, funny, cerebral thriller in which secret society known as “poets” uses words to manipulate and exploit others. In the style of Neal Stephenson, Elmore Leonard, and Michael Chabon, it’s a brazen and brilliant look at the power of words.

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow, $25.99) — A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home where he remembers the long-forgotten sinister events of his childhood. A man committed suicide, unleashing events that were terrifying to a young boy, and Lettie Hempstock — magical and wise — promised to protect him.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture” by Makoto Fujimura

2. “Soliloquies: Roualt and Fujimura” by Thomas Hibbs

3. “Objects of Grace: Conversations on Creativity and Faith” by James Romaine

4. “Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime” by Patricia Hampl

5. “Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery” by Gregory Wolfe

6. “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis

7. “The Inner Voice of Love” by Henri Nouwen

8. “In the Face of Presumptions: Essays, Speeches, and Incidental Writings” by Barry Moser

9.. “On Beauty and Being Just” by Elaine Scarry

10. “Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking” by David Bayles

New and notable

“Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road” by William Least Heat-Moon (Little, Brown, $29.99) — By the author of Prairyerth, and in the spirit of his later Blue Highways, this book features Least Heat-Moon’s best travel writing from 1983 up to the present.

“The Lucy Variations” by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown, $18) — This novel for young adults, introduces 16-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau, who once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her 10-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen

4. “The Eye of Moloch” by Glenn Beck

5. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

6. “The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry

7. “The Last Original Wife” by Dorothea Benton Frank

8. “Zero Hour” by Cussler/Brown

9. “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger

10. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

Nonfiction

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

2. “American Gun” by Chris Kyle

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

4. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

5. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

6. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

7. “Killing Kennedy” by O’Reilly/Dugard

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

9. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

10. “The 100” by Jorge Cruise

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