Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 14)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld

2. “Curiosity” by Stephen Kiernan

3. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

4. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

5. “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus”

6. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

7. “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

8. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty

9. “Jack 1939” by Francine Mathews

10. “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan

New and notable

“The Never List,” by Koethi Zan (Pamela Dorman Books, $27.95) Ten years after Sarah was freed from three years of captivity by a sadist, she decides to confront her past and the other survivors, determined to keep her tormentor in prison. Zan will be at Watermark Books on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

“I Wear the Black Hat,” by Chuck Klosterman (Scribner, $25) Tackling the idea of villainy and the meaning of “evil”, “I Wear the Black Hat” delivers a series of observations on the complexity of the antihero.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer” by Frederica Mathewes-Green

2. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

3. “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life” by Rod Dreher

4. “The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero” by Roy Wenzl

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

6. “For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy” by Alexander Schmemann

7. “Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State” by Cheryl Unruh

8. “The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses” by C.S. Lewis

9.. “Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days” by Frederick Buechner

10. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

New and notable

“The Axial Age and Its Consequences” edited by Robert Bellah and Hans Jonas (Harvard University Press, 2012, $39.95) Karl Jaspers called the middle centuries of the first millennium B.C. the “Axial Age,”a pivotal period in world culture that saw the completion of the Hebrew scriptures, the writings of Plato and Aristotle, the Analects of Confucius, and the rise of the Buddha. The nature of and reasons for this remarkable simultaneous flourishing are treated in this collection of essays by eminent historians and philosophers.

“Jewelweed: A Novel” by David Rhodes (Milkweed Editions, 2013, $26.00) The celebrated author of “Rock Island Line” and “Driftless” returns to another Midwestern town and introduces a cast of characters who must overcome the burdens left by the past. After serving time for a dubious conviction, Blake Bookchester is paroled. As Blake attempts to adjust, he reconnects with a single mother and her friends.

National best-sellers


1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “Second Honeymoon” by Patterson / Roughan

3. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

4. “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton

5. “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich

6. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen

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

8. “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand

9. “The Eye of God” by James Rollins

10. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls


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

6. “Unbreakable” by Jenni Rivera

7. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

8. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

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

10. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan