September 22, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Sept. 22)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Blessing Cup” by Patricia Polacco

2. “The Keeping Quilt” by Patricia Polacco

3. “True Grit” by Charles Portis

4. “Ghost Town at Sundown” by Mary Pope Osborne

5. “Locomotive” by Brian Floca

6. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

7. “Charlie the Ranch Dog” by Ree Drummond

8. “Charlie Goes to School” by Ree Drummond

9. “City of Poetry” by Gregory Orr

10. Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

New and notable

“Oil and Honey” by Bill McKibben (Times Books, $26) Environmental activist Bill McKibben looks at the two sides--local and international--of the global climate issue through his own personal experiences. McKibben will be at Watermark Books on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

“Bleeding Edge” by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press, $28.95) Set in 2001, “Bleeding Edge” follows Manhattanite and de-certified fraud investigator Maxine Tarnow through the tumultuous events of that fateful year.

Eighth Day Books


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

2. “Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals” by Shane Claiborne

3. “The Ballad of the White Horse” by G.K. Chesterton

4. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

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

6. “The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit” by Stratford Caldecott

7. “Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey Into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy” by Frederica Mathewes-Green

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

9. “Clinging: The Experience of Prayer” by Emilie Griffin

10. “Third Ways: How Bulgarian Greens, Swedish Housewives, and Beer-Swilling Englishmen Created Family-Centered Economies--And Why They Disappeared” by Allen C. Carlson

New and notable

“Little Black Sheep: A Memoir” by Ashley Cleveland (David C. Cook, $17.99) Songwriter and musician Ashley Cleveland tells her story of surviving a destructive childhood and alcohol addiction as a young adult to become a Grammy Award winning artist.

“Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible” by Debbie Blue (Abingdon Press, $16.99) From biblical times to today, people have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds, and compared their characteristics to our own lives. Debbie Blue explores their significance in both familiar and unfamiliar biblical stories and illustrates how and why they have represented humanity across culture, Christian tradition, art and the contemporary psyche.

National best-sellers


1. “W Is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton

2. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child

3. “The Mayan Secrets” by Cussler/Perry

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

5. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

6. “Second Watch” by J.A. Jance

7. “Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do” by Michael Brandman

8. “Mistress” by Patterson/Ellis

9. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

10. “Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon


1. “Si-Cology1” by Si Robertson

2. “Still Foolin’ ‘Em” by Billy Crystal

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

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

5. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan

6. “Empty Mansions” by Bill Dedman

7. “Wilson” by A. Scott Berg

8. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

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