Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 26)

05/26/2013 9:01 AM

08/08/2014 10:17 AM

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best-sellers

1. "Special Place" by L.R.E. McGlotham

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

3. "Simply Fresh" by Jeff Morgan

4. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

5. "Oh the Place You’ll Go" by Dr. Seuss

6. "Inferno" by Dan Brown

7. "Midnight in Peking" by Paul French

8. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

9. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. "Rake" by Scott Phillips

New and notable

"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Books, $28.95) Hosseini’s newest novel explores family love, betrayal, honor and sacrifice. Following the characters through time, the story becomes more complex as it progresses. Hosseini will be at the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 7 p.m. June 12.

"The Black Country" by Alex Grecian (Putnam, $26.95) The follow-up to "The Yard" is set in a English mining town where a family has gone missing. Inspector Walter Day and his team of investigators are trying to find the answers; however, dire circumstances prevail. Grecian will be at Watermark Books at 7 p.m. June 3.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

1. "Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us" by Christine Pohl

2. "Game Plan: Practical Wisdom for the College Experience" by Nic Gibson

3. "Clinging: The Experience of Prayer" by Emilie Griffin

4. "My Bright Abyss: Meditations of a Modern Believer" by Christian Wiman

5. "Testament of Devotion" by Thomas Kelly

6. "Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush" by Sister Mary Margaret Funk

7. "On Living Simply: The Golden Voice of John Chrysostom" ed. by Robert van der Weyer

8. "Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life" by Scott Cairns

9. "Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader’s Guide" by Michael Stevens

New and notable

Friday, 7 p.m.: Philip Gaunt, professor of communications at Wichita State University, will discuss his new science fiction novel, "The Blane Game."

Saturday, 5 p.m.: Melvin Epp, research scientist and local historian, will read from his history of 19th-century German Mennonite immigration to central Kansas, "The Petals of a Kansas Sunflower."

National best-sellers

FICTION

1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “12th of Never” by Patterson / Paetro

3. “Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris

4. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford

5. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

6. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

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

8. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

9. “A Delicate Truth” by John le Carre

NONFICTION

1. “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson

2. “The Guns at Last Light” by Rick Atkinson

3. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

6. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

7. “Waiting to Be Heard” by Amanda Knox

8. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

9. “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow

10. “Cooked” by Michael Pollan

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