Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Feb. 9)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Duty” by Robert Gates

2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

3. “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen

4. “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” by Orin Friesen

5. “Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies” by Cokie Roberts

6. “Junie B. My Valentime” by Barbara Park

7. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

8. “Firefly” by Janette Jenkins

9. “The Maid’s Version” by Daniel Woodrell

10. “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel

New and notable

“The Swan Gondola” by Timothy Schaffert (Riverhead Books, $27.95) – Set during the 1898 Omaha World’s fair, the novel follows ventriloquist and con-man “Ferret” Skerritt as he attempts to win the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily. Schaffert will be at Watermark Books at 6 p.m. Monday.

“One More Thing” by B. J. Novak (Knopf, $24.95) – A collection of short vignettes that range from questions about nature to the perfection of carrot cake icing and everything in between.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Idiot Psalms: New Poems” by Scott Cairns

2. “The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium” by Pope Francis

3. “The Wisdom of St. Isaac the Syrian” trans. by Sebastian Brock

4. “The Assumption: Poems” by Bryan Dietrich

5. “The Life of the Virgin” by St. Maximus the Confessor

6. “When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays” by Marilyn Robinson

7. “The Life of Saint Symeon the New Theologian” by Niketas Stethatos

8. "Lives of Roman Christian Women” ( Penguin Classics ) trans. by Carolinne White

9.. “God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter” ed. by Greg Pennoyer

10. “Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology” by Andrew Louth1.

New and notable

“An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky” by Dan Beachy-Quick (Coffee House Press, $15.95). In his debut novel the narrator improvises hymns from the fleeting stuff of each passing moment--from experience and memory and from art, which adhere and disperse and arrange again into fragile self-portraits both mysterious and miraculous.

“The Book of Kells” by Bernard Meehan (Thames and Hudson, $95.00). A new presentation of the Book of Kells by the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, represents the glories of the Book for today's readers, revealing the astounding detail and richness of one of the greatest treasures of medieval Europe. xx

National best-sellers


1. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

3. “First Love” by Patterson/Raymond

4. “Still Live With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen

5. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

6. “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

7. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy

8. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

9. “Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods

10. “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris


1. “Duty” by Robert M. Gates

2. “The Love Playbook” by La La Anthony

3. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

4. “Killing Jesus” by O'Reilly/Dugard

5. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

6. “Soul Healing Miracles” by Zhi Gang Sha

7. “The Doctor’s Diet” by Travis Stork

8. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

10. “The Daniel Plan” by Rick Warren