Watermark Books & Cafe
1 “Best. State. Ever” by Dave Barry
2. “Empire of Storms” by Sarah J. Maas
3. “The Nix” by Nathan Hill
4. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
5. “The Constitution of the United States”
New and notable
“Hero of the Empire” by Candice Millard (Doubleday, $30) — From the best-selling historian Millard comes a new, in-depth look at Winston Churchill’s exploits during the Boer War. Millard will be at Abode Venue on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.
“Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt, $18.99) — In this sequel to the best-selling “Six of Crows” the characters find themselves in a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. Bardugo will be at Abode Venue on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
Eighth Day Books
1. “Embracing the Love of God: Path and Promise of Christian Life” by James Bryan Smith
2. “In the Face of Danger” by Joan Lowery Nixon
3. “The Mystery of Christ: Life in Death” by John Behr
4. “Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image” by John Behr
5. “Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present Day” by Andrew Louth
New and Noteworthy:
“The Fool of New York City: A Novel” by Michael O’Brien (Ignatius Press, $21.95). Set in present day Manhattan, this is the tale of two souls considered “fools” and “idiots” in the eyes of most people they encounter. Billy is a literal giant, Francisco an amnesiac who believes he is the 17th-century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, hundreds of years old, aging more slowly than the rest of the human race. Together they undertake a laborious search to discover Francisco’s true past.
“Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity” by John Behr (Oxford, $35). This book provides a comprehensive study of St. Irenaeus of Lyons, in a sense the first great theologian of the Christian tradition. John Behr describes Irenaeus’ elaboration of the distinction between orthodoxy and heresy and his compelling theological vision, both within his own context of the late second century and our own contemporary context, in which these issues are very much alive again.
1. “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett (Harper)
2. “Pirate” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
3. “Apprentice in Death” by J.D. Robb (Berkley)
4. “Razor Girl” by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
5. “Rushing Waters” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)
1. “Killing the Rising Sun” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.)
2. “Scorched Earth” by Michael Savage (Center Street)
3. “Love Warrior” (Oprah’s Book Club) by Glennon Doyle Martin (Flatiron)
4. “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” by Amy Schumer (Gallery Books)
5. “Clean House” by Tom Fitton (Threshold)