May 25, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 25)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Bluebird” by Lindsey Yankey

2. “Sparky” by Jenny Offill

3. “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue

4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss

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

6. “The Garden of Burning Sand” by Corban Addison

7. “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

8. “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

9. “Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

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

New and notable

“Funny Once” by Antonya Nelson (Bloomsbury, $26) –The newest collection of stories from former Wichita resident Antonya Nelson explores humanity in all its complicated beauty.

“The Great Greene Heist” by Varian Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books, $16.99) – Jackson Greene is a con man gone straight, but he is pulled back into the game to save his friend’s bid for student council president.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Clinging: The Experience of Prayer” by Emilie Griffin

2. “Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann,” translated by Juliana Schmemann

3. “Transforming Christian Theology” by Philip Clayton

4. “In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being” by Philip Clayton

5. “Prayers of a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke

6. “Brother Petroc’s Return” by “S.M.C.”

7. “Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel of St. Matthew” by Leiva Merikakis

8. “Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity” by Loren Graham

9. “Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke,” translated by Stephen Mitchell

10. “Wichita: The Magic City” by Craig Miner

New and notable

“One Hundred Latin Hymns: Ambrose to Aquinas” translated by Peter G. Walsh (Harvard University Press, $29.95) – Collects the most important medieval Latin hymns from Western Europe. Ranging from Ambrose in the fourth century to Bonaventure in the 13th, the authors meditate on the ineffable, from Passion to Paradise, and cover a broad gamut of poetic forms and meters.

“The Novel: A Biography” by Michael Schmidt (Harvard University Press, $39.95) – Schmidt narrates the 700-year history of the novel in English, relying not on critics or theorists, but other novelists.

National best-sellers


1. “Unlucky 13” by Patterson/Paetro

2. “Field of Prey” by John Sandford

3. “The Target” by David Baldacci

4. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

5. “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles

6. “The Collector” by Nora Roberts

7. “The Kill Switch” by James Rollins

8. “The Skin Collector” by Jeffrey Deaver

9. “Any Other Name” by Craig Johnson

10. “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy


1. “Capital in the TwentyFirst Century” by Thomas Piketty

2. “Finding Me” by Michelle Knight

3. “Think Like a Freak” by Levitt/Dubner

4. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

5. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

6. “Spartan Up!” by Joe Desena

7. “Where Does It Hurt?” by Jonathan Bush

8. “Stress Test” by Timothy Geithner

9. “Everybody’s Got Something” by Robin Roberts

10. “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

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