September 15, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Sept. 15)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Eight Wonders of Kansas” by Marci Penner

2. “The Blessing Cup” by Patricia Polacco

3. “Charlie the Ranch Dog” by Ree Drummond

4. “Night Film” by Marisha Pessl

5. “A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside” by Susan


6. “The Keeping Quilt” by Patricia Polacco

7. “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko

8. “Charlie Goes to School” by Ree Drummond

9. “In the Middle of America” by C.A. Seward & Friends

10. “Symphony in the Flint Hills Field Journal” edited by Bonnie Lynn-Sherow

New and notable

“Someone” by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25) McDermott’s first novel in seven years, “Someone” examines a remarkable woman’s unforgettable life from childhood through the grief and triumph of old age. Alice McDermott will be at WSU’s CAC Theater on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m.

“Wilson” by A. Scott Berg (Putnam, $40) A comprehensive biography of Woodrow Wilson from childhood through his presidency, Berg focuses not only on Wilson’s accomplishments, but on his personality and beliefs. Berg focuses particularly on Wilson’s efforts to keep the U.S. out of World War I but still remain in the League of Nations.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection” trans. by Benedicta Ward

2. “When the Trees Say Nothing: Spiritual Writings on Nature” by Thomas Merton

3. “The River Inside the River: Poems” by Gregory Orr

4. “On the Prayer of Jesus” by Ignatius Brianchaninov

5. “Thoughts Matter: Discovering the Spiritual Journey” by Mary Margaret Funk

6. “Francis: Pope of a New World: A Photographic Record” by Andrea Tornielli

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart” by Mary Margaret Funk

9.. “Orpheus and Eurydice: A Lyric Sequence” by Gregory Orr

10. “Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

New and notable

“The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer’s” by Jeanne Murray Walker (Center Street, $22.00). Poet, dramatist and Professor of English at the University of Delaware, Walker narrates the journey she and her family took alongside her mother, as she descended through Alzheimer’s the last ten years of her life. In anecdotal sequences, Walker explores not only Alzheimer’s but the complex relationships within the family, discovering unexpected moments of connection and revelation, and even humor.

“The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential” by N.T. Wright (Harper One, $22.99). Through historical, literary, and spiritual examination, Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives.

National best-sellers


1. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child

2. “The Mayan Secrets” by Cussler/Perry

3. “Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

4. “Dark Lycan” by Christine Feehan

5. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

6. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

7. “Mistress” by Patterson/Ellis

8. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

9. “Maddaddam” by Margaret Atwood

10. “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber


1. “Si-Cology 1” by Si Robertson

2. “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark R. Levin

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

4. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

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

6. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

7. “Mission in a Bottle” by Seth Goldman

8. “God Is Not Mad at You” by Joyce Meyer

9. “Salinger” by David Shields

10. “Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson

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