October 27, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Oct. 27)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Pulp Fiction” by Jason Bailey

2. “Mayday Over Wichita” by D.W. Carter

3. “Penumbra” by Samantha Bennett

4. “Dear Life” by Alice Munro

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

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

7. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

8. “Heroes of Olympus 4” by Rick Riordan

9. “The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke

10. “All the Summer Girls” by Meg Donohue

New and notable

“Provence, 1970” by Luke Barr (Potter, $26) – In the winter of 1970, six culinary icons – including Julia Child, James Beard, and M. F. K. Fisher – gathered to cook and talk in what became a pivotal moment in the American food culture.

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30) – The first novel in a decade from acclaimed author Donna Tartt revolves around a young man, Theo Decker, and his 14-year obsession with a painting.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

2. “Astonishments: Selected Poems” by Anna Kamienska

3. “Timely . . . Timeless: 25 Years of Eighth Day Books,” edited by Victoria Sherry

4. “Kristin Lavransdatter” by Sigrid Undset

5. “Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece,” translated by Herman Middleton

6. “Wichita (Postcard History)” by James Mason

7. “Shaken in the Water” by Jessica Penner

8. “How to Behave and Why” by Munro Leaf

9.. “In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity” by Josef Pieper

10. “Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved” by James Bryan Smith

New and notable

“This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems” by Wendell Berry (Counterpoint, $30) – For nearly 35 years, Berry has been at work on a series of poems occasioned by his solitary Sunday walks around his Kentucky farm. There are poems of spiritual longing and political extremity, memorials and celebrations, elegies and lyrics, alongside the occasional rants of the Mad Farmer, pushed to the edge yet again by his compatriots and elected officials.

“Timely . . . Timeless: 25 Years of Eighth Day Books” edited by Victoria Foth Sherry (Eighth Day Press, $25) – A collection of tributes to the bookstore from 30 writers and poets, including Clare Vanderpool, Scott Cairns, Caryn Miriam-Goldberg, and Stephanie Mann.

National best-sellers


1. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

2. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

3. “Gone” by Patterson/Ledwidge

4. “Identical” by Scott Turow

5. “Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George

6. “Storm Front” by John Sandford

7. “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding

8. “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber

9. “The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice

10. “Police” by Jo Nesbo


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Humans of New York” by Brandon Stanton

3. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

4. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

5. “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart

6. “Si-Cology.1” by Si Robertson

7. “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida

8. “Break Out” by Joel Osteen

9. “Pokemon X & Pokemon Y”

10. “Orr” by Bobby Orr

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