August 3, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 3)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Wives of Los Alamos” by Tarashea Nesbit

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

3. “The Chinese Parrot” by Earl Derr Biggers

4. “Grand Central” by Jenna Blum

5. “Last Night at the Blue Angel” by Rebecca Rotert

6. “Looking for Alaska” by John Green

7. “Sparky” by Jenny Offill

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

9. “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes

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

New and notable

“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95) – The story of three women, their friendship, scandals, and the little lies they tell themselves (and each other) to survive.

“A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre (Crown, $27) – A biography of Kim Philby, a spy for Great Britan’s MI6, who channeled top-secret information to the Soviet Union for nearly 20 years.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Open Secrets / Inward Prospects: Reflections on World and Soul” by Eva Brann

2. “Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad” by Eva Brann

3. “Feeling Our Feelings: What Philosophers Think and People Know” by Eva Brann

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

5. “Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology” by Andrew Louth

6. “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

7. “Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work” by Matthew Crawford

8. “Standing by Words: Essays” by Wendell Berry

9. “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett

10. “Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism” by George Steiner

New and notable

“Holy Luck” by Eugene Peterson (William B. Eerdmans, $12) – Acclaimed pastor, theologian and author of over 30 books, Peterson turns his hand to poetry inspired by biblical themes.

“The Powers: A Novel” by Valerie Sayers (Tri-Quarterly Books, $24.95) – In chapters both realistic and fantastic, Sayers transports the reader to an age filled with giants: Dorothy Day and Walker Evans appear beside Joe DiMaggio. The problems they face, from antisemitism to the challenge of pacifism, play out in very public media and create a story of moral witness and responsibility.

National best-sellers


1. “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel

2. “Tom Clancy: Support and Defend” by Mark Greaney

3. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

4. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

5. “Invisible” by James Patterson, David Ellis

6. “Act of War” by Brad Thor

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

8. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

9. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

10. “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith


1. “America” by Dinesh D'Souza

2. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

3. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein

4. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

6. “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Marja Mills

7. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

8. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

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

10. “The Family of Jesus” by Karen Kingsbury

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