April 27, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (April 27)


Watermark Books & Cafe


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

2. “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines

3. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

4. “Rough Day” by Ed Skoog

5. “Resurrecting Easter” by Katherine Moorehead

6. “Mister Skylight” by Ed Skoog

7. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

8. “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler

9. “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma

10. “The Golden Egg Book” by Margaret Wise Brown

New and notable

“Rough Day” by Ed Skoog (Copper Canyon Press, $16.00) — In this brief volume of poetry, Ed Skoog examines how to rebuild a sense of identity and memory as he questions, “What is in this body that has come to me?”

“Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis (WW Norton, $27.95) — The author of “The Big Short” dives into the world of Wall Street, where a small group of men have discovered that major traders have rigged the market to keep control in the hands of big Wall Street Banks.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman

2. “Nothing But the Truth” by Avi

3. “The Adventure of Ascent: Story of a Lifelong Journey” by Luci Shaw

4. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

5. “Heart of the Enlightened” by Anthony de Mello

6. “Taking Flight” by Anthony de Mello

7. “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya

8. “The Schwa Was Here” by Neal Shusterman

9. “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London

10. “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck

New and notable

“The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me about Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else” by Christopher Beha (Grove Press, $14.00). Christopher Beha turns to the great books for answers after undergoing a series of personal and family crises and learning that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics to educate herself during the Great Depression. The result is an inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion.

“Mystagogy: A Monastic Reading of Dionysius Areopagita” by Alexander Golitzin (Cistercian Publications, $39.95). A close reading of the writings of the mysterious fifth-century Syrian monk who wrote under the name of St Paul’s Athenian convert of Acts 17, whose writings permanently shaped the course of Christian theology both East and West.

National best-sellers


1. “The Collector” by Nora Roberts

2. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark

3. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

4. “NYPD Red 2” by Patterson/Karp

5. “Carnal Curiosity” by Stuart Woods

6. “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline

7. “Missing You” by Harlan Coben

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

9. “Power Play” by Danielle Steel

10. “Blossom Street Brides” by Debbie Macomber


1. “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

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

3. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

4. “The Women of Duck Commander” by Kay Robertson

5. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

6. “Players First” by John Calipari

7. “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington

8. “The Confidence Code” by Katty Kay

9. “Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet” by Mark Hyman

10. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris

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