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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 30)

  • Published Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 10:51 p.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Rake” by Scott Phillips

2. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

4. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

5. “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt

6. “Lexicon” by Max Berry

7. “Beautiful Ruins”

8. “Flat Water Tuesday” by Ron Irwin

9. “One Last Thing Before I Go” by Jonathan Tropper

10. “Fever Tree” by Jennifer McVeigh

New and notable

“Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House, $27) — Reunited after many years apart, twin sisters with a gift for ESP deal with their distant relationship as well as a predicted earthquake in St. Louis. Sittenfeld will be at Watermark Books & Café on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

“The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” by Andrew Sean Greer (Ecco, $26.99) — During a radical psychiatric treatment for depression in 1985, Greta Wells finds herself cycling between alternate lives in different time periods.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology” by Andrew Louth

2. “The Sacred: In Life and Art” by Phillip Sherard

3. “Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics: 100 Questions and Answers” by Daniel Ali and Robert Spencer

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

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

6. “The Mystical Theology and the Divine Names” by Dionysius the Aeropagite

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “Better Food for a Better World: A Novel” by Erin McGraw

9.. “Vincent’s Trees: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh” by Ralph Skea

10. “From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism” by Darren Dochuk

New and notable

“How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields (Knopf, $25.95) —A prize-winning columnist and essayist reflects on how books, variously great or obscure, at once shape his life and enable him to reflect accurately upon it.

“Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved” by James Bryan Smith (InterVarsity Press, $17) —A professor of theology at Friends University leads the reader in short, meditative reflections through the first 17 verses of the third chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, using a single key word from each verse as a guide.

National best-sellers


1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich

3. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

4. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

5. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen

6. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

7. “The Eye of Moloch” by Glenn Beck

8. “The 9th Girl” by Tami Hoag

9. “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger

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


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

2. “American Gun” by Chris Kyle

3. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

5. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

6. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

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

8. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

9. “The 100” by Jorge Cruise

10. “Darwin’s Doubt” by Stephen C. Meyer

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