November 17, 2013

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 17)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “True Grit” by Charles Portis

2. “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus” by James Dean

3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8” by Jeff Kinney

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

5. “Little Owl’s Night” by Divya Srinivasan

6. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond

7. “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers

8. “Aimless Love” by Billy Collins

9. “One Summer” by Bill Bryson

10. “The Telling Room” by Michael Paterniti

New and notable

“An Old Betrayal” by Charles Finch (Minotaur Books, $25.99) – The newest Charles Lenox mystery involves a murdered squire and a plot for revenge that strikes at the heart of the 19th-century English monarchy.

“Bellman & Black” by Diane Setterfield (Emily Bestler Books, $26.99) – From the author of “The Thirteenth Tale” comes a macabre tale of a man whose luck has turned, and the bargain he makes as a desperate bid to save his life and fortune.

Eighth Day Books


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

2. “The Weight of Glory” by C.S. Lewis

3. “Conversation With Christ: The Teaching of St. Teresa of Avila about Personal Prayer” by Peter Rohrbach

4. “Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux,” translated by John Beevers

5. “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narrative” by Pope Benedict XVI

6. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis

7. “Room of Marvels: A Novel” by James Bryan Smith

8. “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool

9. “Poetry Speaks to Children,” edited by Elise Pachen

10. “This Day: New and Collected Sabbath Poems” by Wendell Berry

New and notable

“Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church” by George Weigel (Basic Books, $27.99) – The author, a respected observer of the Roman Catholic Church and author of the definitive 2-volume biography of John Paul II, defines what he sees as the beginning of a fundamentally new era in the history of the Catholic Church, marked by a re-emphasis on its gospel roots.

“A Prayer Journal” by Flannery O’Connor (Farar, Straus, Giroux, $18)– “I would like to write a beautiful prayer,” writes the young Flannery O’Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. “There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise.” The Journal maps O’Connor’s relationship with the divine, and shows how entwined her literary vocation was with her yearning for God.

National best-sellers


1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “Mirage” by Cussler/Du Brul

3. “Winners” by Danielle Steel

4. “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg

5. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

6. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

7. “The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan

8. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

9. “The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” by Alexander McCall Smith

10. “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb


1. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond

4. “Double Down” by Halperin/Heilemann

5. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

6. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

7. “Giada’s Feel Good Food” by Giada De Laurentiis

8. “Guinness World Records 2014”

9. “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

10. “Si-Cology.1” by Si Robertson

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