June 16, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 16)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

2. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

3. “The Key & the Flame” by Clare Caterer

4. “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri

5. “The Age of Desire” by Jennie Fields

6. “The Miracle of Fr. Kapaun” by Roy Wenzl

7. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

8. “The Kite Runnner” by Khaled Hosseini

9. “The Black Country” by Alex Grecian

10. “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” by Grant Overstake

New and notable

“The Silver Star” by Jeanette Walls (Scribner, $26) — From the author of “The Glass Castle” comes a new novel about a teenage girl who dares to challenge the injustice of the adult world. Walls draws upon her experience with adult neglect to write a moving novel about love and injustice.

“How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare” by Ken Ludwig (Crown, $25) — From acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig comes a foolproof method for introducing children to Shakespeare. From memorization to playacting, Ludwig’s approach makes Shakespeare’s plots, characters, and themes fun and accessible.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Mountain of Silence” by Kyriakos Markides

2. “My Bright Abyss: Meditations of a Modern Believer” by Christian Wiman

3. “My Bright Abyss: The Spiritual Teachings of Evagrius of Pontus” by Gabriel Bunge

4. “The Invented Child: Poems” by Margaret MacKinnon

5. “Mudhouse Sabbath: Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines” by Lauren Winner

6. “The Dirty Side of the Storm: Poems” by Martha Serpas

7. “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica” translated by Ana Smiljanic

8. “The Assumption: Poems” by Bryan Dietrich

10. “Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime” by Patricia Hampl

New and notable

“Dear Mark Twain: Letters From His Readers” by R. Kent Rasmussen (University of California Press, $29.50)

— A representative selection of 200 letters from all sorts of reader — children, farmers, preachers, businessmen, an inhabitant of a mental institution, and a former president.

“A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov” by Donna Krolik Hollenberg (University of California Press, $49.95) — This first full-length biography of Anglo-American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to life one of the major voices of the second half of the 20th century, when American poetry was a powerful influence worldwide.

National best-sellers


1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “Zero Hour” by Cussler/ Brown

4. “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger

5. “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz

6. “The Kill Room” by Jeffery Deaver

7. “Ladies’ Night” by Mary Kay Andrews

8. “12th of Never” by Patterson / Paetro

9. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

10. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford


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

2. “American Gun” by Chris Kyle

3. “George Washington” by Jack E. Levin

4. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sand-berg

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

6. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

7. “Finerman’s Rules” by Karen Finerman

8. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

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

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

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