March 23, 2014

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


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah

2. “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah

3. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

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

5. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris

6. “Ogallala Road” by Julene Bair

7. “Guts” by Roddy Doyle

8. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris

9. “Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris

10. “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

New and notable

“The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin, $24.95) – A widowed bookseller finds purpose and a connection to his island community when a toddler is left on the doorstep of his bookstore. Zevin will be at Watermark on Thursday, May 1st at 6 p.m.

“The Hotel on Place Vendome” by Tilar J. Mazzeo (Harper, $26.99) – Chronicling the history of the Hotel Ritz from its opening, this work of history focuses on the role of this landmark establishment in the final years of World War II.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss” by David Bentley Hart

2. “Philokalia: The Eastern Christian Spiritual Texts,” edited by Allyne Smith

3. “Ten Gallon Bart” by Susan Stevens Crummel

4. “The Psalms: Prayer Book of the Bible” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

5. “Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush” by Mary Margaret Funk

6. “Reflections on the Psalms” by C.S. Lewis

7. “My Big Dog” by Janet Stevens

8. “The Aesthetics of Architecture” by Roger Scruton

9. “The Sacred in Life and Art” by Phillip Sherrard

10. “Jewelweed: A Novel” by David Rhodes

New and notable

“The Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton,” edited by Nancy Carpentier Brown (Hillside Education, $6.95) – Four “Father Brown” short story mysteries by G. K. Chesterton adapted for young readers by Nancy Carpentier Brown and illustrated by Ted Schluenderfritz.

“In Sunlight and in Shadow” by Mark Helprin (Mariner, $15.95) – Home from the war in 1947 New York, wealthy Harry Copeland encounters heiress and aspiring actress Catherine Thomas Hale on the Staten Island ferry, and a great passion is born.

National best-sellers


1. “Power Play” by Danielle Steel

2. “The Bootlegger” by Cussler/Scott

3. “Night Broken” by Patricia Briggs

4. “Be Careful What You Wish For” by Jeffrey Archer

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

6. “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

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

8. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

9. “The Chase” by Evanovich/Goldberg

10. “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson


1. “The Blood Sugar Solution: 10Day …” by Mark Hyman

2. “Uganda Be Kidding Me” by Chelsea Handler

3. “Dark Souls II Collector’s Ed.” by Strategy Guide

4. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

5. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

6. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

7. “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz

8. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris

9. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

10. “The Sibley Guide to Birds” by David Allen Sibley

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