“Matched” by Allie Condie (Dutton, $17.99) For teens and adults, this thrilling, introspective novel reveals a future where everyone is sorted, categorized and assigned a mate at 17: But when one girl is Matched, surprises and secret discoveries abound. It’s a great read for fans of “The Giver” or “The Hunger Games.”
The Watermark Pick “As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto” by Joan Reardon (Houghton Mifflin, $26) This book captures the captivating friendship between Child in France and her mentor in Boston during the writing of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” — two intelligent, opinionated, food-loving women in a bygone era of cooking mystique.
Watermark best-sellers1. “Stones Into Schools” by Greg Mortenson
2. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson
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3. “Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition” by Greg Mortenson
4. “Listen to the Wind” by Greg Mortenson
5. “Autobiography of Mark Twain” by Mark Twain
6. “The Barnstormer and the Lady: Aviation Legends Walter and Olive Ann Beech” by Dennis Farney
7. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson
8. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris
9. “Life” by Keith Richards
10. “An Object of Beauty” by Steve Martin