July 13, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 13)


Watermark Books & Cafe


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

2. “Sons of Wichita” by Diane Schulman

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

4. “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes

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

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

7. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Oliver Jeffers

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

9. “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff

10. “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

New and notable

“California” by Edan Lepucki (Little, Brown and Co., $26) – Cal and Frida have survived in the California wilderness since the collapse of modern society, but when Frida discovers that she is pregnant, they are forced to seek safety with a settlement that may pose new dangers of its own.

“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Press, $24.99) – Georgie discovers an unexpected opportunity to fix her failing marriage when her landline phone connects her to her husband Neil – in the past.

Eighth Day Books


1. “God’s Path to Sanity: Letters from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind” by Dee Pennock

2. “The Seven Storey Mountain” by Thomas Merton

3. “Waiting for the Sky: More Flyover People Essays” by Cheryl Unruh

4. “What It Is Is Beautiful: Honest Poems for Mothers of Small Children” by Sarah Dunning Park

5. “Therapy of Spiritual Illness: An Introduction to the Ascetic Tradition of the Orthodox Church” by Claude Larchet

6. “Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life” by Walter Kasper

7. “The Roots of Christian Mysticism: Texts from the Patristic Era with Commentary” by Olivier Clement

8. “Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and a Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other” by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

9. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

10. “Kristin Lavransdatter” by Sigrid Undset

New and notable

“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel” by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books, $24.95) – “NO MAN IS AN ISLAND; EVERY BOOK IS A WORLD” is the sign that hangs over the door of A.J. Fikry’s bookstore, and this book is the story of the curmudgeonly owner’s learning the truth of the adage through engagement with his quirky customers.

“Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition” by Gary Anderson (Yale University Press, $30) – Contrary to the assertions of Reformation and modern critiques, belief in a heavenly treasury was not just about self-interest. Sifting through biblical and postbiblical texts, the author shows how charity affirms the goodness of the created order: The world was created through charity and therefore rewards it.

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. “The City” by Dean Koontz

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

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner

9. “The One & Only” by Emily Giffin

10. “Born of Fury” by Sherrilyn Kenyon


1. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein

2. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

3. “How the World Sees You” by Sally Hogshead

4. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

5. “All In Startup” by Diana Kander

6. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

7. “The Family of Jesus” by Karen Kingsbury

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

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

10. “Good Call” by Jase Robertson

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