June 15, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 15)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Hop Alley” by Scott Phillips

2. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

3. “We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride

4. “The Bookman’s Tale” by Charles Lovett

5. “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls” by Anton DiSclafani

6. “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff

7. “The Silver Star” by Jeanette Walls

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

9. “The Rosie Project” by Graem Simpson

10. “Fourth of July Creek” by Smith Henderson

New and notable

“Hard Choices” by Hilary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster, $35) – A memoir of Clinton’s four years as the Secretary of State and the tough decisions she faced during that time.

“All Day and a Night” by Alafair Burke (Harper, $26.99) – The newest in Burke’s Ellie Hatcher detective stories focuses on the murder of a psychotherapist.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

2. “Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected, and Revised Poems” by Paul Mariani

3. “A Christian Ending: A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition” by J. Mark Barna

4. “Poetry as Survival” by Gregory Orr

5. “The Blessing: A Memoir” by Gregory Orr

6. “Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia” by Dennis Covington

7. “Deaths and Transfigurations: Poems” by Paul Mariani

8. “Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved: Poems” by Gregory Orr

9. “Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life” Vassilios Papavassiliou

10. “Endless Life: Poems of the Mystics” by Scott Cairns

New and notable

“The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music” by Elisabeth-Paule Labat (Cistercian Publications, $19.95) – A short but full essay on the decisive role that great music (whether Bach, Tavener or Gregorian chant) ought to play in the spiritual life. Elisabeth-Paule Labat shares her interior experience of music and thus continually opens up fresh vistas through worlds of sound and spirit.

“This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Ann Patchett (Harper, $27.99) – Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of “State of Wonder,” “Run” and “Bel Canto,” examines her deepest commitments – to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband.

National best-sellers


1. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

2. “Unlucky 13” by Patterson/Paetro

3. “Ghost Ship” by Cussler/Brown

4. “The One & Lonely” by Emily Giffin

5. “The Hurricane Sisters” by Dorothea Benton Frank

6. “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher

7. “A Shiver of Light” by Laurell K. Hamilton

8. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

9. “The Target” by David Baldacci

10. “Midnight in Europe” by Alan Furst


1. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

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

3. “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

4. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

5. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

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

7. “Finding Me” by Michelle Knight

8. “Special Heart” by Bret Baier

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

10. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

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