Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Oct. 6)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Charlie Goes to School” by Ree Drummond

2. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier” by Ree Drummond

3. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental County Girl” by Ree Drummond

4. “Charlie the Ranch Dog” by Ree Drummond

5. “Charlie and the Christmas Kitty” by Ree Drummond

6. “Frozen” by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston

7. “Oil & Honey” by Bill McKibben

8. “Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummond

9. “Mayday Over Wichita” by D.W. Carter

10. “Someone” by Alice McDermott

New and notable

“Willard Garvey: An Epic Life” by Maura McEnaney (LibertyTree Press, $26.95) – A definitive biography of the life and accomplishments of entrepreneur and humanitarian Willard Garvey.

“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking, $28.95) – In this return to fiction for the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” the reader follows a family of botanical explorers through the 18th and 19th centuries as they cross the globe in search of scientific wonders.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality” by Donald Miller

2. “Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices” by Brian McLaren

3. “Searching for God Knows What” by Donald Miller

4. “Embracing the Love of God” by James Bryan Smith

5. “Room of Marvels: A Novel” by James Bryan Smith

6. “Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father” trans. by Vera Bouteneff

7. “What Are People For? Essays” by Wendell Berry

8. “Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

9.. “Dedication and Leadership” by Douglas Hyde

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

New & notable:

“Enon: A Novel” by Paul Harding (Random House, $26) – Paul Harding, author of “Tinkers,” which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson of George Crosby (the protagonist of “Tinkers”), Charlie inhabits the same dynamic landscape of New England, its seasons mirroring his turbulent emotional odyssey.

“What We Really Do: The Tallis Scholars” by Peter Phillips (Musical Times Publications, $50) –Through almost 2,000 concerts and 60 CDs, the Tallis Scholars have changed the status of Renaissance polyphony for millions of music lovers. “What We Really Do” tells the story of this peerless ensemble. Peter Phillips has written a warts-and-all account, with a little help from his friends.