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Watermark, Eight Day Books best-sellers (Dec. 22)

  • Published Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 7:59 a.m.

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Best-sellers

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

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

3. “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

4. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

5. “Inner Light” by Alex Browne

6. “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” by Orin Friesen

7. “Stitches” by Anne Lamott

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

9. “An Otis Christmas” by Loren Long

10. “Claire of the Sea Light” by Edwidge Danticat

New and notable

“The Vatican: All the Paintings” by Anja Grebe (Black Dog & Leventhal, $75) This compendium contains images and information on nearly a thousand paintings, frescos, sculptures, tapestries and other artifacts housed in the Vatican.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality for Contemporary Ministry” by Henri Nouwen

2. “In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership” by Henri Nouwen

3. “Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

5. “Wichita’s Lebanese Heritage” by Jay Price, Victoria Foth Sherry, and Matthew Namee

6. “Usborne Illustrated Stories of Dickens”adapted by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

7. “Good King Wencelas” by J.M. Neale, illus. by Tim Ladwig

8. “The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society” by Brad Gregory

9.. “The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision is Key to the World’s Future” by David Gushee

10. “8 Wonders of Kansas” by Marci Penner

New and notable

“A Student’s Guide to Entropy” by Don Lemons (Cambridge University Press, $29.99) Professor Emeritus of Physics at Bethel College and Wichita resident Don Lemons explores the subject in as simple a manner as possible, helping readers understand the elusive concept of entropy, including 20 application examples and end-of-chapter questions.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

3. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

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

5. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

6. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “Innocence” by Dean Koontz

9. “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly

10. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

Nonfiction

1. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

2. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

3. “Guinness World Records 2014” by Guinness World Records

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

5. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck

6. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

7. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

8. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

9. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson

10. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

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