Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 17)

08/17/2014 7:51 AM

08/17/2014 7:51 AM

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Best-sellers

1. “Grand Central” by Jenna Blum

2. “The Wives of Los Alamos” by TaraShea Nesbit

3. “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast

4. “Last Night at the Blue Angel” by Rebecca Robert

5. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

6. “In the Kingdom of Ice” by Hampton Sides

7. “A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre

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

9. “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes

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

New and notable

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, $25.95) – In a return to the lyrical fiction style of his first novel, the long-awaited new novel by Japanese author Murakami is both a spiritual journey as well as a love story.

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan (Knopf, $26.95) – The story of an Australian surgeon struggling in a Japanese POW camp until he receives a letter that changes his life.

Eighth Day Books

Best-sellers

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

2. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

3. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norman Juster

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

5. “Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved: Poems” by Gregory Orr

6. “Flesh becomes Word: Poems” by Brian Volck

7. “A Poet’s Glossary” by E.D. Hirsch

8. “The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language” by Natalie Goldberg

9. “The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimers” by Jeanne Murray Walker

10. “Palmerino: A Novel” by Melissa Pritchard

New and notable

“St. Peter’s B-List: Poems Inspired by the Saints” ed. by Mary Ann Miller (Ave Maria, $15.95) – Contributors to this anthology include acclaimed poets such as Dana Gioia, Paul Mariani, Mary Karr, Kate Daniels, Brett Foster, Judith Valente, Edward Hirsch and James Tate.

“A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash (William Morrow, $14.99) – In this debut novel, for a curious and precocious boy, Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall, N.C. means trouble, especially when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Jess and his mute older brother witness a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared.

National best-sellers

Fiction

1. “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel

2. “Tom Clancy Suppoert and Defend” by Mark Greaney

3. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

4. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

5. “Invisible” by Patterson/Ellis

6. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

7. “The Lost Island” by Douglas J. Preston

8. “The Magician’s Land” by Lev Grossman

9. “Severed Souls” by Terry Goodkind

10. “Top Secret” by Griffin/Butterworth

Nonfiction

1. “America” by Dinesh D’Souza2. “One Nation” by Ben Carson (Penguin/Sentinel)

3. “The First Family Detail” by Ronald Kessler (Crown)

4. “In the Kingdom of Ice” by Hampton Sides (Doubleday)

5. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster)

6. “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas” by Edward Klein (Regnery)

7. “The Grumpy Guide to Life” by Grumpy Cat (Chronicle)

8. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow (Golden Books)

9. “A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre (Crown)

10. “The Invisible Bridge” by Rick Perlstein (Simon & Schuster)

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