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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 4)

  • Published Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines

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

Diane Muldrow

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

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

5. “Lifesaving Lessons” by Linda Greenlaw

6. “Help, Thanks, Wow” by Anne Lamott

7. “Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent

8. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

9. “Duty” by Robert Gates

10. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

New and notable

“Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty” by Diane Keaton (Random House, $26). Drawing on her experience as a woman, mother, and actress, Keaton chronicles the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty.

“Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles (William Morrow, $27.99). Iles’ first novel in five years is a thriller about a son who is defending his father on a murder charge, uncovering years of buried secrets.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya

2. “The Prophet (Pocket Library edition)” by Kahlil Gibran

3. “Sacrament of the Present Moment” by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

4. “Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism” by Mary Worthen

5. “Paul and the Faithfulness of God” by N.T. Wright

6. “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” by St. John Climacus

7. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman

8. “Nothing But the Truth” by Avi

9.. “The Orthodox Church in the Arab World: 700-1700: An Anthology of Sources” ed. by Samuel Noble

10. “Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church” by John Zizioulas

New and notable

“The Story of English in 100 Words” by David Crystal (Picador, $16.00). In this history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, Crystal illustrates the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have shaped the vernacular since the first definitively English word (roe) was written down on the femur of a roe deer in the fifth century.

“Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting: Egg Tempera, Fresco, Secco” by Aidan Hart (Gracewing, $85.00). A comprehensive study of the techniques of icon and wall painting, setting artistic practice in the context of the Church’s spirituality and liturgy. Features over 450 color illustrations and 160 drawings.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “The Target” by David Baldacci

2. “The Collector” by Nora Roberts

3. “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy

4. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

5. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark

6. “Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers

7. “The Serpent of Venice” by Christopher Moore

8. “NYPD Red 2” by Patterson/Karp

9. “Otherwise Engaged” by Amanda Quick

10. “Missing You” by Harlan Coben

Nonfiction

1. “Smart Money Smart Kids” by Dave Ramsey

2. “Everybody’s Got Something” by Robin Roberts

3. “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

4. “A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren

5. “Optimal Living 360” by Sanjay Jain

6. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

7. “Capital in the Twenty First Century” by Thomas Piketty

8. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

9. “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington. Harmony ($26)

10. “The Doctor’s Diet” by Travis Stork. Bird Street Books ($25.95)

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