October 20, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Oct. 20)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Doomed” by Chuck Palahniuk

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

3. “Damned” by Chuck Palahniuk

4. “Someone” by Alice McDermott

5. “Heroes of Olympus 4” by Rick Riordan

6. “Doing Hard Time” by Stuart Woods

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

8. “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk

9. “Midnight in Peking” by Paul French

10. “Enon” by Paul Harding

New and notable

“Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding (Knopf, $26.95) – After a 14-year hiatus, Bridget Jones is back, negotiating single motherhood, dating again, technology, and (gasp!) middle age.

“The Men Who United the States” by Simon Winchester (Harper, $29.99) – Following in the footsteps of America’s innovators, thinkers, and explorers, Winchester addresses the question of how America became “one nation, indivisible.”

Eighth Day Books

1. “Watership Down” by Richard Adams

2. “What We Really Do: The Tallis Scholars” by Peter Phillips

3. “Freckles (Library of Indiana Classics)” by Gene Straton Porter

4. “The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero” by Roy Wenzl

5. “Wichita (Postcard History)” by Jay Price

6. “Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen

7. “The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor”

8. “Travelling In” by Monica Furlong

9.. “John Cassian: The Conferences” (Ancient Christian Writers), translated by Boniface Ramsey

10. “The Boundless Garden: Selected Stories” by Alexandros Papadiamandis

New and notable

“Flesh Becomes Word: Poems” by Brian Volck; illustrated by John Volck (Dos Madres Press, $17) – Brian, a pediatrician and writer, and John, a gifted artist, offer here poems complemented by illustrations exploring the relationship between the body and the self.

“Apricot Jam and Other Stories” by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (Counterpoint, $16.95) – After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. With Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, these stories illuminate the Russian experience under the Soviet regime.

National best-sellers


1. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

2. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

3. “Storm Front” by John Sandford

4. “Gone” by Patterson/Ledwidge

5. “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber

6. “Doing Hard Time” by Stuart Woods

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

8. “The Circle” by Dave Eggers

9. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child

10. “W Is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton. Putnam ($28.95)


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

3. “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart

4. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

5. “Si-Cology.1” by Si Robertson

6. “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida

7. “Break Out!” by Joel Osteen

8. “Eat to Live Cookbook” by Joel Fuhrman

9. “Guinness World Records 2014”

10. “Dog Songs” by Mary Oliver

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