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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Sept. 1)

  • Published Sunday, Sep. 1, 2013, at 12 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “Kinship Concealed” by Sharon Cranford & Dwight Roth

2. “Desolation Row” by Kay Kendall

3. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

4. “The Blessing Cup” by Patricia Polacco

5. “The Girl Your Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes

6. “Night Film” by Marisha Pessl

7. “Penumbra” by Samantha Bennett

8. “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes

9. “Let Him Go” by Larry Watson

10. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Oliver Jeffers

New and notable

“Claire of the Sea Light” by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf, $25.95) – The haunting story of a young Haitian girls’ disappearance, the new novel from the author of “Breath, Eyes, Memory” examines the ways in which we connect with the natural world and with each other.

“The Beginning of Everything” by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99) – After a reckless driver shatters Ezra Faulkner’s knee, athletic career, and social life, Ezra finds himself reinventing his life, as a tragic ending produces a new beginning.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey” ed. by Friends in Recovery

2. “Recovered Body: Poems” by Scott Cairns

3. “The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems” ed. by Jackie Morris

4. “Discerning the Mystery: An Essay in Theology” by Andrew Louth

5. “Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD)” ed. by Elise Paschen

6. "The World of Silence” by Max Picard

7. "Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

8. "What Are People For? Essays” by Wendell Berry

9.. “Sex, Economy, Freedom, Community: Eight Essays” by Wendell Berry

10. “River Inside the River: Poems” by Gregory Orr

New and notable

“A Kansas Soldier at War: The Civil War Letters of Christian & Elise Dubach Isely” by Ken Spurgeon (The History Press, $21.99) – Wichita historian Spurgeon adds context, but mostly lets these letters speak for themselves: on a grand scale telling the history of an overlooked theater of the Civil War, at a more intimate level revealing a wife’s concern for a husband on the battle lines, and his anxieties for her own travail on the home front.

“The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society” by Brad Gregory (Harvard University Press, $39.95) – In a work as much about the present as the past, Gregory identifies the “unintended consequences” of the Reformation for the modern condition: a hyperpluralism of beliefs, intellectual disagreements that splinter into fractals of specialized discourse, the absence of a substantive common good, and the triumph of capitalism's driver, consumerism.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Mistress” by Patterson/Ellis

2. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

3. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

4. “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber

5. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

6. “The Third Kingdom” by Terry Goodkind

7. “Night Film” by Marisha Pessl

8. “The Kill List” by Frederick Forsyth

9. “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

10. “First Sight” by Danielle Steel

Nonfiction

1. “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark R. Levin

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

3. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

4. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

6. “Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias” by Jane Velez-Mitchell

7. “Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson

8. “This Town” by Mark Leibovich

9. “The Butler” by Wil Haygood

10. “The Synchronicity Key” by David Wilcock

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