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Best sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Sept. 18)

Watermark Books & Cafe

Best sellers

1. “Empire of Storms” by Sarah J. Maas

2. “Best. State. Ever.” by Dave Barry

3. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

4. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

5. “Temple Grandin” by Annette Wood

6. “The Constitution of the United States”

7. “How This Book Was Made” by Mac Barnett

8. “The Last Wild Places of Kansas” by George Frazier

9. “Coach Tex Winter” by Ann Parr

10. “Confessions of a Serial Killer” by Katherine Ramsland

New and notable

“The Kept Woman” by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow, $27.99) — Slaughter revisits a beloved character, Will Trent, for the first time in three years in this crime thriller where the Georgia detective attempts to solve the murder of an ex-cop. Slaughter will be at Watermark on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

“Otis and the Kittens” by Loren Long (Philomel, $17.99) — When the animals on the farm see that Otis needs a helping hand, they rise to the occasion, rescuing the one who usually rescues them. Long will be at Watermark on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.

Eighth Day Books

Best sellers

1. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

2. “Aeneas: Virgil’s Epic Retold for Young Readers” by Emily Frenkel

3. “Clinging: The Experience of Prayer” by Emilie Griffin

4. “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty

5. “On the Tree of the Cross: Georges Florovsky and the Patristic Doctrine of Atonement” ed. by Matthew Baker

6. “The Art Lesson” by Tomie dePaola

7. “Fidelity: Five Stories” by Wendell Berry

8. “Catherine of Siena” by Sigrid Undset

9. “Laurus: A Novel” by Eugene Vodolazkin

10. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

New and noteworthy:

“At the Altar of Wall Street: The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy” by Scott Gustafson (Eerdmans, $22). The author, a seminary professor and independent stock market investor, argues that economics functions in our current culture as religions have functioned in other cultures. He analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, sacraments, and mission of economics to show how the economy is our de facto God.

“On the Abolition of All Political Parties” by Simone Weil (New York Review Books, $14). Simone Weil (d. 1943) – philosopher, activist, mystic – is one of the most uncompromising of modern mystics. In this new edition of her book, she challenges the foundation of the modern political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and the self-serving partisanship of the political class present a threat to democracies all over the world.

Nielsen BookScan best sellers

Hardcover fiction

1. “Apprentice in Death” by J.D. Robb

2. “Rushing Waters” by Danielle Steel

3. “Razor Girl” by Carl Hiaasen

4. “The Book of Mysteries” by Johnathan Cahn

5. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead

6. “A Great Reckoning” by Louise Penny

7. “Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hardcover nonfiction

1. “Love Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton

2. “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” by Amy Schumer

3. “Clean House” by Tom Fitton

4. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

5. “Present Over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist

6. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

7. “Hamilton: The Revolution” by Miranda/McCarter

8. “Guinness World Records 2017”

9. “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly

Tribune News Service

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