July 6, 2014

Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books best-sellers (July 6)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Unamericans” by Molly Antopol

2. “A House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout

3. “Point of Direction” by Rachel Weaver

4. “By the Grace of Todd” by Louise Galveston

5. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

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

7. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

8. “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff

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

10. “The Yard” by Alex Grecian

New and notable

“Last Night at the Blue Angel” by Rebecca Rotert (William Morrow, $25.99) – The 1960s Chicago jazz scene is the backdrop to the complicated relationship between Naomi, a singer on the rise, and her daughter Sophia.

“One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books, $27.95) – Single mother Jess is struggling to balance two jobs and two kids when she meets Ed, a brilliant tech millionaire dealing with troubles of his own.

Eighth Day Books


1. “View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World” by D. Michael Lindsay

2. “Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined America’s Elite” by D. Michael Lindsay

3. “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination” Vigen Guroian

4. “On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis” by Louis Markos

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

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

7. “On the Incarnation” by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

8. “In Tune With the World: A Theory of Festivity” by Josef Pieper

9. “A History of Education in Antiquity” by Henri Irenee Marrou

10. “Why We Make Things and Why it Matters” by Peter Korn

New and notable

“Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert” by John Drury (University of Chicago Press, $35) – One of the great English poets and possibly the greatest religious poet in the language, Herbert still inspires intense admiration, and his verse is available in many editions and countless anthologies. John Drury’s new biography of Herbert is the only one currently in print.

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30) – In this highly anticipated new novel, a young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting of a goldfinch that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

National best-sellers


1. “Invisible” by James Patterson, David Ellis

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

3. “Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

4. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

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

6. “All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand

9. “The One & Only” by Emily Giffin

10. “The Target” by David Baldacci


1. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

2. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein

3. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

4. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

5. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

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

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

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

9. “America. Dinesh D’Souza” by Regnery

10. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

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