August 9, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 10)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present” by Gail Collins

2. “Music I Once Could Dance To” by Roy Beckemeyer

3. “And So It Goes: Poems” by Michael Poage

4. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

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

6. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

7. “Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea” by Matthias Picard

8. “Mood Indigo” by Boris Vian

9. “A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre

10. “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

New and notable

“In the Kingdom of Ice” by Hampton Sides (Doubleday, $28.95) – The story of the 1879 North Pole expedition, led by George Washington DeLong, and the harrowing trials they endured.

“Painted Horses” by Malcolm Brooks (Grove Press,$26) – Reminiscent of Larry McMurty, this debut novel features an archaeologist who travels to Montana and experiences the wilderness in all its untamed beauty.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Idiot Psalms: New Poems” by Scott Cairns

2. “An Inner Step Towards God: Writings and Teachings on Prayer” by Fr. Alexander Men

3. “Daily Readings with St. Isaac of Syria,” translated by Sebastian Brock

4. “Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father,” translated by Vera Bouteneff

5. “Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir” by Beth Kephart

6. “The Burning Word: Encounters with Jewish Midrash” by Judith Kunst

7. “Phyla of Joy: Poems” by Karen An-Hwei Lee

8. “Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis” by Lauren Winner

9. “Jayber Crow” by Wendell Berry

10. “The Odditorium: Stories” by Melissa Pritchard

New and notable

“My Stuggle (Book 1)” by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Archipelago Books, $27) – Ten years after Knausgaard’s father drank himself to death, vulnerable and assailed by doubts, he breaks down his own life story to its elementary particles, reliving memories in the wake of his father’s death and his connections to music, art and literature.

“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. “Fast Track” by Julie Garwood

4. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

5. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

6. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

7. “Invisible” by Patterson/Ellis

8. “Act of War” by Brad Thor

9. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

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


1. “America” by Dinesh D’Souza

2. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

3. “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas” by Edward Klein

4. “A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre

5. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

7. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

8. “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Marja Mills

9. “Think Like a Freak” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

10. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

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