November 3, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 3)


Watermark Books & Cafe


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

2. “Heroes of Olympus 4” by Rick Riordan

3. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

4. “How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles” by Potter Style

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

6. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

7. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Oliver Jeffers

8. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

9. “Fallen Women” by Sandra Dallas

10. “David & Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

New and notable

“The Death of Santini” by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese Doubleday, $28.95) – In this follow-up to “The Great Santini,” Conroy relates the events following the publication of that book, his public falling out with his father, and their eventual reconciliation.

“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond (William Morrow, $29.99) – The Pioneer Woman’s newest cookbook is an overview of menus and recipes for a dozen holidays throughout the year.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Timely . . .Timeless: 25 Years at Eighth Day Books” edited by Victoria Foth Sherry

2. “Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict Into Cooperation” by Becky Bailey

3. “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough

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

5. “Shaken in the Water” by Jessica Penner

6. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

7. “Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska” by Anna Kamienska

8. “The Orthodox Church (New Edition)” by Timothy Ware

9. “Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps” by Richard Rohr

10. “Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold” by C.S. Lewis

New and notable

“Minding the South” by John Shelton Reed (Transaction Books, $24.95) – For over three decades John Shelton Reed has been “minding” the South. This collection of essays covers great Southern thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs, and the changing character of a region that yet champions its traditions.

“Story Mama: What Children’s Stories Teach Us About Life, Love, and Mothering” by Amy Henry – Wichitan Amy Henry, whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Writer’s Digest, surveys 56 classic children’s stories, mining them for life lessons about raising children and maintaining sanity.

National best-sellers


1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

3. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

4. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

5. “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb

6. “Gone” by Patterson/Ledwidge

7. “Identical” by Scott Turow

8. “Storm Front” by John Sandford

9. “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber

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


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

3. “I Am Malala” Malala Yousafzai

4. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

5. “Si-Cology.1” by Si Robertson

6. “Forty Chances” by Howard G. Buffett

7. “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart

8. “Guinness World Records 2014”

9. “The Duck Commander Devotional” by Alan Robertson

10. “Driven” by Donald Driver

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