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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 18)

  • Published Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 12:33 a.m.

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. “Patchwork Family” by Bonnie Tharp

2. “Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman

3. “Serve to be Great” by Matt Tenney

4. “Congratulations, by the Way” by George Saunders

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

6. “UnAmericans” by Molly Antopol

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

8. “Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty” by Diane Keaton

9. “Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

10. “Road Rash” by Mark Huntley Parsons

New and notable

“Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee” by Michael Korda (Harper, $40) – The first history of Robert E. Lee in 20 years, this single volume offers a well-rounded look at the Confederate general and his role in the Civil War.

“The Son” by Jo Nesbo (Knopf, $25.95) – A departure from Nesbo’s acclaimed Harry Hole mysteries, this stand-alone centers around a heroin-addict who escapes from prison to hunt down the people responsible for the crimes against him.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. “Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved” by James Bryan Smith

2. “The Services of Great and Holy Week and Pascha,” edited by John Winfrey

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

4. “The Inner Voice of Love” by Henri Nouwen

5. “An Inner Step Toward God: Writings and Teachings on Prayer,” translated by Christa Belyaeva

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

7. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

8. “Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals” by Michael Hearst

9.. “Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate” by Leslie Leyland Fields

10. “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl” by Timothy Egan

New and notable

“The Tallgrass Prairie Reader,” edited by John T. Price (University of Iowa Press, $25) – Over 40 short essays, written by luminaries ranging from Charles Dickens and Walt Whitman in the 19th century to contemporary writers, explore the distinct mark the prairie has made on the literary imagination.

“American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell” by Deborah Solomon (FSG, $28) – Often held in contempt by the art world’s intelligentsia, Rockwell has recently been respectfully reevaluated. Solomon, a biographer and art critic, trains her eye on both the art and the man, and chronicles the visual history of American journalism and the battle pitting photography against illustration.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “Unlucky 13” by Patterson/Paetro

2. “Field of Prey” by John Sandford

3. “The Target” by David Baldacci

4. “Walking on Water” by Richard Paul Evans

5. “The Collector” by Nora Roberts

6. “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy

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

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

Nonfiction

1. “Finding Me” by Michelle Knight

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

3. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

4. “Capital in the TwentyFirst Century” by Thomas Piketty

5. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

6. “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

7. “The Hope Quotient” by Ray Johnston

8. “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso

9. “A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren

10. “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

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