Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 7)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Eye of God” by James Rollins

2. “Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld

3. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

4. “Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

5. “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon” by Grant Overstake

6. “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld

7. “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri

8. “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple

9. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

10. “Lexicon” by Max Barry1. xx

New and notable

“Fin & Lady” by Cathleen Schine ($26, Sarah Crichton Books) — A love story about a brother and sister — 11-year-old Fin and his older half-sister Lady — who form an unconventional bond against the backdrop of the mid-1960s. Schine will be at Watermark Books Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

“The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers ($17.99, Philomel) — Duncan loves to color, but his crayons have all quit. In a series of delightful letters from each color, their complaints are listed: Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to brown; blue is tired of being overused. Clever illustrations accompany each of the letters in this picture book for ages 3-8

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami” by David Bentley Hart

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

3. "A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament” by Peter Leithart

4. "Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved” by James Bryan Smith

5. "Praying with Icons” by Jim Forest

6. "Divine Eros: Hymns of St. Symeon the New Theologian” translated by Daniel Griggs

7. “Stages on the Road” by Sigrid Undset

8. “Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius of Pontus” by Gabriel Bunge

9. “Dragon’s Wine and Angel’s Bread: The Teachings of Evagrius Ponticus on Anger and Meekness” by Gabriel Bunge

10. “Tools Matter: Beginning the Spiritual Journey” by Mary Margaret Funk

Recent arrivals

“Listening for Madeline: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices” by Leonard Marcus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28) – An exploration and celebration of the life and work of the author of “A Wrinkle in Time “ and many other books, through interviews with over fifty friends, fellow-writers, family members, editors and critics.

“Pale Horse, Easy Rider” by John Senior (Shakespearian Rag Press, $25) — A collection of poems by one of the beloved founders of the Pearson Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas, which flourished from 1970-1979.

National best-sellers


1. “Second Honeymoon” by Patterson / Roughan

2. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

3. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

4. “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich

5. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

6. “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand

7. “The Eye of God” by James Rollins

8. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen

9. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

10. “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger


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

2. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

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

4. “American Gun” by Chris Kyle

5. “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet” by Ian K. Smith

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

7. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

8. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

9. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

10. “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly