Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 12)

05/12/2013 8:58 AM

08/08/2014 10:16 AM

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. "About Crows" by Craig Blais

2. "Meetings of Change" by Darlene Deluca

3. "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris

4. "Midnight in Peking" by Paul French

5. "Unexpected Legacy" by Darlene Deluca

6. "W.A.R.P. #1: The Reluctant Assassin" by Eoin Colfer

7. "Breaking Through" by Francisco Jimenez

8. "The Miracle of Father Kapaun" by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying

9. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

10. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

New and notable

"The Cooked Seed" by Anchee Min (Bloomsbury, $26) – In this followup to "Red Azalea," Min describes her new life in America. From learning English through Sesame Street to raising her daughter alone, this is a story that illuminates Min’s inner strength.

"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra (Hogarth, $26) – The lives of an 8-year-old Chechnyan refugee and a humanitarian doctor collide over five eventful days that change the course of their lives.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

2. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

3. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines” by Thomas Foster

4. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison

5. “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood

6. “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck

7. “Bless Me, Ultima” by Raymond Anaya

8. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

9. “Everyday Saints and Other Stories” by Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov

10. “Navigating Early” by Clare Vanderpool

New and notable

The Country of Marriage: Poems” by Wendell Berry (Counterpoint, $12.95) – Some of Berry’s most beloved collections of poems, first published in the early ‘70’s and long out of print, has now been reissued.

“Fritos Pie: Stories, Recipes, and More” by Kaleta Doolin (Texas A&M University Press, $22 – A family history of the Doolins and the Frito Company, which they founded in 1932, largely creating the modern snack food world.

National best-sellers


1. “12th of Never” by Patterson / Paetro

2. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

3. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

4. “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark

5. “Fly Away” by Kristin Hannah

6. “NOS4A2” by Joe Hill

7. “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer

8. “Paris: The Novel” by Edward Rutherfurd

9. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

10. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson


1. “Waiting to Be Heard” by Amanda Knox

2. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

3. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

4. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie & Korie Robertson

5. “Cooked” by Michael Pollan

6. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow

7. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

8. “Jumpstart to Skinny” by Bob Harper

9. “Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick

10. “The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace” by Cy Wakeman

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