Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 2)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

2. “Rake” by Scott Phillips

3. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

4. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

6. “The Miracle of Father Kapaun” by Roy Wenzl

7. “Cooked” by Michael Pollan

8. “The Yard” by Alex Grecian

9. “Life After Life” by Jill McCorkle

10. “The Petals of a Kansas Sunflower” by Melvin Epp

New and notable

“Looking For Me” by Beth Hoffman (Pamela Dorman , $27.95) Teddi Overman has spent years creating her own niche in Charleston. When signs appear that her missing brother might still be alive, she returns to her roots in rural Kentucky, a journey that not only causes her to face her shattered family and allows her to find herself.

“The Son” by Philipp Meyer (Ecco, $27.99) Philipp Meyer reveals the bloody conflict between early settlers and Native Americans and man’s ruthless pursuit of power in this sprawling family epic set during the conquest of the Western United States.

Eighth Day Books


1. "Gilead: A Novel" by Marilynne Robinson

2. "The World of Silence” by Max Picard

3. "Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life” by C.S. Lewis

4. "The Private Devotions of Lancelot Andrewes” trans. John Henry Newman

5. "The Little Way of Ruthie Leming” by Rod Dreher

6. "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer” by Christian Wiman

7. "Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist” by Ronald Rolheiser

8. "Usborne Art Ideas Big Book of Things to Draw” ed. by Fiona Watt

9. "Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology” by Andrew Louth

10. "Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius” by Avril Pyman

New and notable

“Better Food for a Better World: A Novel” by Erin McGraw (Slant Books, 2013, $25.00). What happens when six college friends pool resources to open an environmentally friendly ice cream store, and discover their high-minded idealism falling prey to the rigors of real work.

“Art Music: Love, Listening, and Soulfulness” by Matthew Del Nevo (Transaction Publishers, 2013, $34.95). Listening to music is not merely something one does, but something central to a way of living. Written from the viewpoint of a philosophy of sensibility, the author notes that this perspective may not be in fashion, but it follows a long tradition, one which has been declining in the modern world.

National best-sellers


1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “12th of Never” by Patterson / Paetro

4. “Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris

5. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford

6. “The Hit” by David Baldacci

7. “A Chain of Thunder” by Jeff Shaara

8. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

9. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

10. “Vader’s Little Princess” by Jeffrey Brown


1. “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson

2. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

3. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

4. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie & Korie Robertson

5. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

6. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly

7. “The Guns at Last Light” by Rick Atkinson

8. “The 100” by Jorge Cruise

9. “My Greek Drama” by Gianna Angelopoulos

10. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw