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

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

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

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

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

3. “Logo Creed” by Bill Gardner

4. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

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

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

7. “Dear Life” by Alice Munro

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

9. “Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

10. “Let Me Off at the Top!” by Ron Burgundy

New and notable

“Kansas University Basketball Legends” by Kenneth N. Johnson (History Press, $16.99) An in-depth look at the players, coaches, and personalities throughout the history of the KU basketball program.

“This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Ann Patchett (Harper, $27.99) A series of essays by award-winning author Patchett explore the art of writing, friendship and living a fulfilling life.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved” by James Bryan Smith

2. “The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by St. Therese of Lisieux” by Jacques Phillippe

3. “Timely . . .Timeless: 25 Years at Eighth Day Books” ed. by Victoria Foth Sherry

4. “Rediscover Advent” by Matthew Kelly

5. “Image and Imagination: Essays and Review” by C.S. Lewis

6. “Thoughts Matter: Discovering the Spiritual Journey” by Mary Margaret Funk

7. “A Prayer Journal” by Flannery O’Connor

8. “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” by Fr. Richard Rohr

9.. “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool

10. “The Donkey’s Dream” by Barbara Helen Berger

New and notable

“Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love” by Joseph Pearce (Ignatius Press, $22.95). Pearce, a noted British literary biographer and critic, narrates the story of his transformation from white supremacist to Catholic Christian.

“The Road from Gap Creek” by Robert Morgan (Algonquin Books, $25.95). Morgan continues the saga begun in his previous novel “Gap Creek,” introducing a new generation of the close-knit Richards family,facing the uncertainties of the future in early twentieth-century America, the struggle to define oneself, and the discovery of enduring love.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

2. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci

3. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

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

5. “Dust” by Patricia Cornwell

6. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

7. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

8. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

9. “Mirage” by Cussler/Du Brul

10. “The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan

Nonfiction

1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck

4. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

5. “Guinness World Records 2014”

6. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

7. “Soul Healing Miracles” by Zhi Gang Sha

8. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade

10. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson

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