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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Dec. 29)

  • Published Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at 8:21 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

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

2. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

3. “The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

4. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

5. “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims” by Rush Limbaugh

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

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “Bullets, Badges, and Bridles: Horse Thieves and the Societies That Pursued Them” by John Burchill

9. “The President’s Hat” by Antoine Laurain

10. “Kansas University Basketball Legends” by Kenn Johnson and Bill Mayer

New and notable

“A Reader’s Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year” by Tom Nissley (Norton, $24.95) – This guide to the books most worth reading features brief accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Daily Readings with St. Isaac the Syrian,” edited by A.M. Allchin

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

3. “Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

4. “Lord of the World” by Robert Benson

5. “Good King Wenceslas” by J.M. Neale, illustrated by Tim Ladwig

6. “Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Faith and Food” by Fred Bahnson

7. “Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense” by Francis Spufford

8. “ Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church” by George Weigel

9. “The Fall of Arthur” by J.R.R. Tolkien

10. “Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness” by Eric Metaxas

New and notable

“Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness” by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson, $29.99) – Metaxas discusses his subjects – George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson – in order to illustrate his thesis that integrity and virtue need urgently to be imitated and are countercultural in our own times.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

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

3. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

4. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

5. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

6. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

9. “Innocence” by Dean Koontz

10. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci

Nonfiction

1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “Guinness World Records 2014”

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

5. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

6. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

7. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck

8. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson

9. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

10. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

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