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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 30)

  • Published Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “By the Grace of Todd” by Louise Galveston

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

3. “Ask Me” by William Stafford

4. “Radiating Like a Stone” edited by Myrne Roe

5. “Duty” by Robert Gates

6. “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma

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

8. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

9. “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan

10. “The Wives of Los Alamos” by Tara Shea Nesbeit

New and notable

“Pearls Falls Fast” by Stephan Pastis (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $18.99) – The most recent “Pearls Before Swine” collection features cartoons from two previous books with commentary on the strips by author Pastis. Pastis will be at Watermark at 5 p.m. on April 5.

“The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” by Leslye Walton (Candlewick, $17.99) – Seventeen-year-old Ava Lavender seeks to find out her heritage and her place in 1950s Seattle in this debut work of magical realism.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden

2. “Recovered Body: Poems” by Scott Cairns

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

4. “The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth” by David Bentley Hart

5. “The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss” by David Bentley Hart

6. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

7. “Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy” by Denis McNamara

8. “Rifles for Watie” by Harold Keith

9. “The Philokalia, Volume 1: The Complete Text,” compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain

10. “Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom” by Jennifer S. Holland

New and notable

“Brother Petroc’s Return” by S.M.C. (The Dominican Nuns of Summit, N.J. $16.95) – Written almost anonymously by an English Dominican nun (Sister Mary Catherine) and originally published by Little, Brown, in 1912, this new edition again brings to life the story of a sixteenth-century Benedictine monk and his community.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Missing You” by Harlan Coben

2. “Power Play” by Danielle Steel

3. “The Bootlegger” by Cussler/Scott

4. “Raising Steam” by Terry Pratchett

5. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

6. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

7. “The Auschwitz Escape” by Joel C. Rosenberg

8. “Private L.A.” by Patterson/Sullivan

9. “Be Careful What You Wish For” by Jeffrey Archer

10. “The Chase” by Evanovich/Goldberg

Nonfiction

1. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

2. “The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day …” by Mark Hyman

3. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

4. “The Promise of a Pencil” by Adam Braun

5. “Not Cool” by Greg Gutfeld

6. “Uganda Be Kidding Me” by Chelsea Handler

7. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

8. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris

9. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

10. “William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back” by Ian Doescher

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