Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 24)

08/24/2014 7:12 AM

08/24/2014 7:12 AM

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1. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami

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

3. “The Big Divide: A Travel Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region” by Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart

4. “What So Proudly We Hailed” by Marc Leepson

5. “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes

6. “Dirty Copper” by Jim Northrup

7. “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Marja Mills

8. “Pete the Cat’s Super Cool Reading Collection” by James Dean

9. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

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

New and notable

“We are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas (Simon & Schuster, $28) – The personal life of an Irish-American couple in 1940s Queens declines as their financial fortunes improve, learning that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats.

“The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose” by Jack Shuler (Public Affairs, $28.99) – Schuler investigates the role the hangman has played in American history from John Brown to the Clutter family murderers, as well as others throughout history.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Mythology” by Edith Hamilton

2. “The Great Heresies” by Hilaire Belloc

3. “The Eucharist” by Robert Barron

4. “Interior Freedom” by Jacques Phillipe

5. “The Inner Voice of Love” by Henri Nouwen

6. “First Catechetical Instruction” by St. Augustine of Hippo

7. “The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry,” edited by Mark T. Mitchell

8. “Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism” by Alvin Plantinga

9. “The Other Emerson,” edited by Branca Arsic

10. “Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them,” edited by Anthony Holden

New and notable

“Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” ed. by John Martineau (Bloomsbury, $20) –The quadrivium – the classical curriculum – comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music and cosmology. This study shows their importance and influence on centuries of education and pedagogy.

“Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them” ed. by Anthony and Ben Holden (Simon and Schuster, $25) – In this fascinating anthology, 100 men – distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights – confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to haunt them.

National best-sellers


1. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami

2. “Love Letters” by Debbie Macomber

3. “The 6th Extinction” by James Rollins

4. “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel

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

6. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

7. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

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

9. “Invisible” by James Patterson, David Ellis

10. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt


1. “America” by Dinesh D’Souza

2. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

3. “My Drunk Kitchen” by Hannah Hart

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

5. “The First Family Detail” by Ronald Kessler

6. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

7. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein

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

9. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

10. “A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre

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