October 13, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Oct. 13)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Willard Garvey: An Epic Life” by Maura McEnaney

2. “Crow After Roe” by Robin Marty

3. “Someone” by Alice McDermott

4. “The Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole” by Eric Pierpoint

5. “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert

6. “Round House” by Louise Erdrich

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

8. “True Grit” by Charles Portis

9. “The Girl You Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes

10. “One Summer” by Bill Bryson

New and notable

“Top Down” by Jim Lehrer (Random House, $26) A novelization of the events surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the decision of two Secret Service agents to leave the convertible’s top down.

“Longbourn” by Jo Baker (Knopf, $25.95) – Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice” as told from the point of view of an orphaned housemaid.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Meaning of Vocation” by Pope John Paul II

2. “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teaching of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica,” translated by Ana Smiljanic

3. “Creed and Culture: A Touchstone Reader,” edited by James Kushiner

4. “On the Incarnation” by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

5. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

6. “Navigating Early” by Clare Vanderpool

7. “Usborne Art Ideas: Big Book of Things to Draw” by Fiona Watt

8. “The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society” by Brad Gregory

9. “Why Pro-Life: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers” by Randy Alcorn

10. “Drinking From the Hidden Fountain: A Patristic Breviary” edited by Tomas Spidlik

New and notable

“Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith” by Judith Valente (Sorin Books, $15.95) – In this meditative memoir, Judith Valente, noted PBS religion journalist, invites readers along on her pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kan. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life.

“Thomas Merton: Selected Essays” edited by Patrick F. O’Connell (Orbis Books, $50) –Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who died in 1968, was one of the great spiritual writers of the 20th century. His published works include a hundred volumes in many genres. But it was perhaps in the essay that he found his natural element. This volume is the first to provide a broad cross-section of Merton’s work as an essayist.

National best-sellers


1. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King.

2. “Gone” by Patterson/Ledwidge

3. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

4. “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert

5. “W Is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton

6. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child

7. “The Quest” by Nelson DeMille

8. “Deadline” by Sandra Brown

9. “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri

10. “Silencing Eve” by Iris Johansen


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

3. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson

4. “Break Out!” by Joel Osteen

5. “What Are You Afraid Of?” by David Jeremiah

6. “Guinness World Records 2014”

7. “There’s More to Life Than This” by Theresa Caputo

8. “One Summer” by Bill Bryson

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

10. “Tip and the Gipper” by Chris Matthews

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