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Best-sellers from Waterbook Books and Eighth Day Books (Sept. 8)

  • Published Sunday, Sep. 8, 2013, at 12 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “The Blessing Cup” by Patricia Polacco

2. “Charlie Goes to School” by Ree Drummond

3. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

4. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipe From an Accidental Country Girl” by Ree Drummond

5. “The Keeping Quilt” by Patricia Polacco

6. “Symphony in the Flint Hills”

7. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier” by Ree Drummond

8. “Liberty Amerndments” by Mark R. Levin

9. “Mayday Over Wichita” by D.W. Carter

10. “NW” by Zadie Smith

New and notable

“Salinger” by David Shields (Simon & Schuster, $37.50) – For more than 50 years, J. D. Salinger has been an enigma and an icon. Through a nine-year investigation and more than 200 interviews, Shields and co-author Shane Salerno attempt to solve the mystery of Salinger’s reclusiveness.

“MaddAddam” by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talse, $27.95) – Tying “Oryx and Crake” and “The Year of the Flood” together, this conclusion to the speculative fiction trilogy is vintage Margaret Atwood.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Macbeth (The Yale Shakespeare)” by William Shakespeare

2. “Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology” by Eugene Peterson

3. “The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology” by Archimandrite Chariton

4. “The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks” translated by Benedicta Ward

5. “Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers” translated by Maxwell Staniforth

6. “The Early Church (Penguin History of the Church)” by Henry Chadwick

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

9. “The Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth” by Richard Foster

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

New and notable

“Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History” by D.W. Carter (The History Press, $19.99) — On the morning of Jan. 16, 1965, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker carrying 31,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into a congested African-American neighborhood in Wichita. Forty-seven people – mostly African American children – were dead or injured. The disaster has been largely omitted from the historical record for nearly 50 years. This book examines the myths and realities of the crash while providing new insights about the horrific four-minute flight that forever changed the history of Kansas.

“Dissident for Life: Alexander Ogorodnikov and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in Russia” by Konraad De Wolf (William B. Eerdmans, $28) – Tells the story of Alexander Ogorodnikov, from Communist youth to religious dissident, in the Gulag and back again. In the 1970s, Ogorodnikov performed a feat without precedent in the Soviet Union: He organized thousands of Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic Christians in an underground group called the Christian Seminar. When the KGB gave him the option to leave the Soviet Union rather than face the Gulag, he firmly declined because he wanted to change “his” Russia from the inside out.

National best-sellers

Fiction

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

2. “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny

3. “Mistress” by Patterson/Ellis

4. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

5. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

6. “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber

7. “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs

8. “The Whole Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davidson

9. “The Kill List” by Frederick Forsyth

10. “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

Nonfiction

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

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

3. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

4. “This Town” by Mark Leibovich

5. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

8. “Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson

9. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

10. “The Butler” by Wil Haygood

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