February 2, 2014

Watermark, Eighth Day Books bestsellers (Feb. 2)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Radiating Like a Stone,” edited by Myrne Roe

2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

3. “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” by Orin Friesen

4. “Duty” by Robert Gates

5. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan

6. “A Well-Tempered Heart” by Jan-Philipp Sendker

7. “The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches” by Alan Bradley

8. “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen

9. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

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

New and notable

“Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $26) – A novel about a photographer who abandons her career for life in country where she discovers love, humor and herself.

“This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl (Dutton, $19.99) – A collection of diaries, sketches, photos and fiction from the girl who inspired John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars.”

Eighth Day Books


1. “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing” by Sally Lloyd-Jones

2. “The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential” by N.T. Wright

3. “Embracing the Love of God: Path and Promise of the Christian Life” by James Bryan Smith

4. “The Christian Tradition: Volume 2: Spirit of Eastern Christendom” by Jaroslav Pelikan

5. “Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

6. “Following the Footsteps of the Invisible: The Complete Works of Diadochus of Photike,” translated by Cliff Ermatinger

7. “Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews,” edited by C.S. Lewis

8. "Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit” by Paula Huston

9.. “A Season of Mystery: 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life” by Paula Huston

10. “A Secular Age” by Charles Taylor

New and notable

“Idiot Psalms: New Poems” by Scott Cairns (Paraclete Press, $17) – The latest collection from Cairns, a professor of English at the University of Missouri and author of a dozen other collections of poetry and essays. This work leads from a careful consideration of the power and potential of words to the borders of mystical theology.

“Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism” by Regina Mara Schwartz (Stanford Univ. Press, $21.95) – Beginning with the Protestant Reformation, Schwartz asks what happened when the world was shaken by challenges to the sacred order as people had known it, an order that regulated their actions and beliefs. These longings were not lost but displaced, she argues, onto other cultural forms in a movement from ritual to the arts.

National best-sellers


1. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

2. “First Love” by Patterson/Raymond

3. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

4. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

5. “The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom

6. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

7. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

8. “Fear Nothing” by Lisa Gardner

9. “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen

10. “Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods


1. “Duty” by Robert M. Gates

2. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

3. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

4. “The Doctor’s Diet” by Travis Stork

5. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

6. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

7. “The Daniel Plan” by Rick Warren

8. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

10. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade

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