June 8, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 8)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Great Greene Heist” by Varian Johnson

2. “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown

3. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

4. “We are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride

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

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

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

8. “The House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout

9. “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher

10. “Patchwork Family” Bonnie Tharp

New and notable

“Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Shaara (Ballantine Books, $28) – A novelization of the events during the Civil War in the summer of 1863. Shaara will be at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum on June 16, at 6 p.m.

“Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King (Scribner, $30) – In this thriller, King takes readers into the mind of an obsessed killer and the men who are trying to apprehend him.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary” by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. “The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Their Friends” by Harry Poe

3. “Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews” by C.S. Lewis

4. “C.S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile,” edited by A.T. Reyes

5. “Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction,” edited by Douglas Anderson

6. “On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature” by C.S. Lewis

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

8. “Tales of the Greek Heroes” by Roger Lancelyn-Green

9. “Myths of the Norsemen” by Roger Lancelyn-Green

10. “The Rest of the Bible” by Theron Mathis

New and notable

“Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary” J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28) – Tolkien’s translation was one of his earliest works, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make corrections. It included a commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s.

“The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief” by George M. Marsden (Basic Books, $26.99) – Historian George M. Marsden explains how postwar Americans looked to the country's secular, liberal elites for guidance in that precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course.

National best-sellers


1. “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher

2. “Ghost Ship” by Cussler/Brown

3. “Unlucky 13” by Patterson/Paetro

4. “The One & Lonely” by Emily Giffin

5. “The Target” by David Baldacci

6. “Field of Prey” by John Sandford

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

9. “The Lincoln Myth” by Steve Berry

10. “Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles


1. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

2. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

3. “Capital in the Twenty First Century” by Thomas Piketty

4. “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

5. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

6. “Finding Me” by Michelle Knight

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

8. “Stress Test” by Timothy Geithner

9. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

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

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