June 29, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 29)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff

2. “Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Shaara

3. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

4. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

5. “Radiating Like a Stone” by Myrne Roe

6. “The Vanishing” by Wendy Webb

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

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

9. “The Bookman’s Tale” by Charlie Lovett

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

New and notable

“The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books, $28) – In the second in J. K. Rowling’s acclaimed mystery series, detective Cormoran Strike is racing the clock to solve the brutal murder of a novelist.

“The Arsonist” by Sue Miller (Knopf, $25.95) – From the author of “The Senator’s Wife” comes a new novel about a serial arsonist in a small New England town and the class and social divisions that the crimes create.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Literature: A Student’s Guide” by Louis Markos

2. “Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis” by Louis Markos

3. “The Inner Voice of Love” by Henri Nouwen

4. “With Open Hands” by Henri Nouwen

5. “Leisure: The Basis of Culture” by Josef Pieper

6. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

7. “The Virtuous Mind: Intellectual Character Development” by Paul Dow

8. “The Everlasting Man” by G.K. Chesterton

9. “A Child’s First Book of American History” by Earl Schenk Miers

10. “Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver

New and notable

“A Child’s First Book of American History” by Earl Schenck Miers (Beautiful Feet Books, $32.95) – First published in 1955, this book by one of the finest mid-20th century writers of history for children has been re-issued, complete with the original illustrations by James Daugherty.

“Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition” by Louis Markos (Cascade Books, $29.95) – This book not only considers the epic journeys to the “other side” of writers such as Homer, Virgil, Dante and Milton, but explores the chain of influences that connects the poets to such writers as Plato, Cicero, St. John, St. Paul, Bunyan and Blake.

National best-sellers


1. “Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovich

2. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

3. “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon

4. “Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

5. “All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner

6. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

7. “The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand

8. “Unlucky 13” by Patterson/Paetro

9. “The One & Only” by Emily Giffin

10. “The Target” by David Baldacci


1. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

2. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

3. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

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

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

6. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

7. “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

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

9. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

10. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

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