Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld

2. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

3. “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud

4. “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

5. “The Never List” by Koethi Zan

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

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

8. “The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne” by Brian Moore

9. “The Fever Tree” by Jennifer McVeigh

10. “A Kansas Bestiary” by Doug Hitt

New and notable

“This Town” by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press, $27.95): An expose of the excess in political Washington, both in the political class and the big-name reporters that cover them. At turns biting and hilarious, Leibovich pulls no punches when describing the ins and outs of the current political climate.

“JFK’s Last Hundred Days, by Thurston Clarke” (Penguin Press, $29,95): A comprehensive look at the personal and political elements of Kennedy’s last 100 days, from the time of his son Patrick’s death to his own, and the impact they had on future generations.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imaginationd” by Vigen Guroian

2. “Jacob’s Ladder: Ten Steps to Truth” by Peter Kreeft

3. “Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henry Nouwen

4. “Before I Go: Letters to Our Children About What Really Matters” by Peter Kreeft

5. “Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child” by Anthony Esolen

6. “ The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings” by Peter Kreeft

7. “Rallying the Really Human Things: Moral Imagination in Politics Literature and Everyday Life” by Vigen Guroian

8. “The Abolition of Man: How Education Develops Man’s Sense of Morality” by C.S. Lewis

9.. “Beauty for Truth’s Sake: The Re-Enchantment of Education” by Stratford Caldecott

10. “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr

Recent arrivals

“Dear Editor: Poems” by Amy Newman (Michael and Karen Braziller Books, $15) —Each prose poem in this volume is an impassioned letter to a nameless editor from a poet seeking publication for her collection about chess, sainthood, and the poet’s lonely childhood. The poems display the form of an exploration of memory and longing.

“Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues” by Larry Woiwode (Crossway Publishing, $16.99) — South Dakota rancher and award-winning novelist Woiwode claims writing is foundational, allowing us to communicate with others and construct meaning for our lives. This collection of 21 essays explores the significance of reading and the transforming power of words.

National best-sellers


1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown

2. “Hidden Order” by Brad Thor

3. “Bombshell” by Catherine Coulter

4. “Second Honeymoon” by Patterson / Roughan

5. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

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

7. “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich

8. “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen

9. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls

10. “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand


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. “Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw

7. “Unbreakable” by Jenni Rivera

8. “Wear the Black Hat” by Chuck Klosterman

9. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan

10. “The 100” by Jorge Cruise