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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 24)

  • Published Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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Best-sellers

Watermark Bestsellers

1. “American Heroes: On the Homefront” by Oliver North

2. “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus” by James Dean

3. “How to Tie a Scarf” by Potter Style

4. “I’m a Frog!” by Mo Willems

5. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond

6. “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers

7. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

8. “Gideon” by Olivier Dunrea

9. “Santa is Coming to Kansas” by Robert Dunn

10. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8” by Jeff Kinney

New and notable

“To the Letter” by Simon Garfield (Gotham Books, $27.50) – From the author of “Just My Type,” “To the Letter” is a look into the art of letter writing and the role it has played in art and life throughout history.

“Let Me Off At the Top!” by Ron Burgundy (Crown Archetype, $22) In anticipation of the “Anchorman 2” movie, Ron Burgundy released his first “memoir”, revealing his most private thoughts, triumphs, and disappointments.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook: A Daily Companion” by Thomas Santa

2. “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henry Nouwen

3. “Navigating Early” by Clare Vanderpool

4. “Timely . . . Timeless: 25 Years at Eighth Day Books,” edited by Victoria Foth Sherry

5. “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather

6. “Rediscover Advent” by Matthew Kelly

7. “A Treasury of Children’s Literature” by Armand Eisen

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

9.. “Poetry Speaks to Children” ed. by Elise Pachen

10. “Studies in Words” by C.S. Lewis

New and notable

“The Little Virtues” by Natalia Ginzburg (Arcade Publishing, $13.95) – “As far as the education of children is concerned,” states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, “I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity; not caution but courage, not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; . .”

“Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews” by C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, $19.99) –This selection from the writings of C. S. Lewis gathers together 40 book reviews, never before reprinted, as well as four major essays that have been unavailable for many decades. A fifth essay, “Image and Imagination,” is published for the first time.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

3. “Dust” by Patricia Cornwell

4. “White Fire” by Preston/Child

5. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

6. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

7. “Mirage” by Cussler/Du Brul

8. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

9. “Winners” by Danielle Steel

10. “The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan

Nonfiction

1. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

4. “Si-Cology.1” by Si Robertson

5. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

6. “Soul Healing Miracles” by Zhi Gang Sha

7. “Guinness World Records 2014”

8. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “Good Tidings and Great Joy” by Sarah Palin

10. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

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