February 23, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Feb. 23)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Wichita State Baseball Comes Back” by John Brown and Gene Stephenson

2. “Rebel Spirits” by Lois Ruby

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

4. “The Ogallala Road” by Julene Blair

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

6. “Founding Mothers” by Cokie Roberts

7. “One More Thing” by B. J. Novak

8. “Downton Tabby” by Chris Kelly

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

10. “Steal Away Home” by Lois Ruby

New and notable

“The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman (Scribner, $27.99) – Alice Hoffman’s newest novel features a Coney Island freak show and a clandestine romance with New York City in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

“Glitter and Glue” by Kelly Corrigan (Ballantine, $26) – A memoir of Corrigan’s experiences as a live-in nanny in Sydney, which prompt her to reconsider her relationship with her mother.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

2. “Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943” by George Rutler

3. “Lent and Easter With the Church Fathers,” edited by Marco Pappalardo

4. “The Training of the Will” by Johann Lindworsky

5. “God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter,” edited by Greg Pennoyer

6. “Idiot Psalms: New Poems” by Scott Cairns

7. “The Shack” by William P. Young

8. “Eternity and Time” by Dumitru Staniloae

9. “The Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis

10. “The Consolation of Philosophy” by Boethius

New and notable

“The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography” by Alan Jacobs (Princeton University Press, $24.95) – Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters. Here Alan Jacobs tells its story, demonstrating how one book has shaped the devotional lives of men and women across the globe.

“Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman” by Peter Korn (David Godine, $24.95) – Not a “how-to” book, but an exploration of the satisfactions and nature of creative work.1.

National best-sellers


1. “Private L.A.” by Patterson/Sullivan

2. “Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman

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

4. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

5. “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen

6. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

7. “First Love” by Patterson/Raymond

8. “S” by Abrams/Dorst

9. “One More Thing” by B.J. Novak

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


1. “Duty” by Robert M. Gates

2. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

3. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

4. “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”

5. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

6. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

7. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

8. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

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

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

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