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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Jan. 12)

  • Published Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton

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

3. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

4. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan

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

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

7. “The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend” by Bob Drury and Tom Claflin

8. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth

9. “Life After Life” by Jill McCorkle

10. “Flamethrowers” by Rachel Kushner

New and notable

“Stringer” by Anjan Sundaram (Doubleday, $25.95) – After giving up pursuing a Ph.D at Yale, Sundaram finds a career – and a life – in the Democratic Republic of Congo being a reporter for the Associated Press.

Ruth Ozeki at Watermark

Ruth Ozeki will be at Watermark Books & Cafe on Wednesday to read from and sign her newest novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was short-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

The event begins at 6 p.m., with a special ticketed meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the store, 4701 E. Douglas, or online at watermarkbooks.com. The event coincides with the novel’s paperback release.

Eighth Day Books


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

2. “Driftless: A Novel” by David Rhodes

3. “The Triumph of Love: Poems” by Geoffrey Hill

4. “Everyday Saints and Other Stories” by Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov

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

6. “Safari: A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen

7. “The Read-Aloud Handbook: 7th Edition” by Jim Trelease

8. “On the Incarnation” by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

9. “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

10. “The Abolition of Man: How Education Develops Man’s Sense of Morality” by C.S. Lewis

New and notable

“Constantine Revisited: Leithart, Yoder, and the Constantinian Debate” edited by John Roth (Pickwick Publications, $25) – Published to mark the 1,700th anniversary of Emperor Constantine’s Edict of Milan, legalizing Christianity in the Roman Empire, this collection of essays examines and debates ramifications of the epochal decision for both State and Church.

National best-sellers


1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

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

4. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

5. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

6. “Hazardous Duty” by Griffin/Butterworth IV

7. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

8. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

9. “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly

10. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci


1. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

2. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

3. “The Daniel Plan” by Rick Warren

4. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

5. “Financially Fearless” by Alexa Von Tobel

6. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

7. “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully” by James J. Cramer

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

9. “Soul Healing Miracles” by Zhi Gang Sha

10. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

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