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


New bunch of baseball books covers the bases

Play ball! The baseball season is under way, and spring baseball titles are blossoming. There’s a lot to strike your fancy here: books on the 1954 and 1976 seasons; a biography of baseball’s most polarizing player not named Alex Rodriguez; a memoir by one of my favorite all-time Mets; an account of one of the greatest World Series ever; and George Will’s meditation on Wrigley Field, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side” (Crown Archetype, $25).

Novellas showcase all of Brown Dog’s adventures

“Brown Dog” by Jim Harrison (Grove Press, 525 pages, $27)

Historian tackles first three millennia of the story of the Jews

“The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD” by Simon Schama (Ecco, $39.99)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 6)


Poet’s latest collection is born of ‘the stepchild hour’

“Caribou: Poems” by Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 96 pages, $23)

‘Every Day Is for the Thief’ portrays Nigeria as malevolent yet oddly captivating

“Every Day Is for the Thief” by Teju Cole (Random House, 162 pages, $23)

Verily, another installment of ‘Star Wars’ a la the Bard cometh

“The Empire Striketh Back” by Ian Doescher (Quirk, 170 pages, $14.95)

‘Beatles vs. Stones’ charts the rise of England’s two great bands

“Beatles vs. Stones” by John McMillian (Simon and Schuster, 304 pages, $26)

How four working-class lads became the Beatles

“The Beatles: All These Years, Volume I, Tune In,” by Mark Lewisohn (Crown Archetype, 932 pages, $40)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 30)


Old Testament scholar draws parallels between ancient Israel, U.S. today

“Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks” by Walter Brueggemann (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 165 pages, $15)

Experimental novel reflects the nearness of others

“Silence Once Begun” by Jesse Ball (Pantheon, 232 pages, $23.95)

‘Roth Unbound’ explores the rich territory of Philip Roth’s body of work

“Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books” by Claudia Roth Pierpont (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 368 pages, $27)

Writer and editor to speak at Friends University this week

Veteran writer and editor Rod Dreher will speak at Friends University on Monday and Tuesday about the importance of community and the need for faith and doubt.

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 23)


E.L. Doctorow's 'Andrew's Brain' is meta-fiction in need of interpretation

“Andrew’s Brain” by E.L. Doctorow (Random House, 200 pages, $26)

‘Poetry of Derek Walcott’ showcases master’s legacy

“The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013” by Derek Walcott, selected by Glyn Maxwell (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 617 pages, $35)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 16)


A murder mystery that’s interested in more than whodunit

“Kinder Than Solitude” by Yiyun Li (Random House, $26)

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