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

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Wichita State Baseball Comes Back” by John Brown and Gene Stephenson

2. “The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards” by Kristopher Jansma

3. “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah

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

5. “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishamel Beah

6. “How to Tie a Scarf” by Potter Style

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

8. “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace” by Josh Ruebner

9. “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel

10. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

New and notable

“The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black (Henry Holt, $27) – In this new novel, Raymond Chandler’s character Philip Marlowe is pulled into a bewildering case by a young heiress.

“The Ogallala Road” by Julene Bair (Viking, $26.95) – Returning to Kansas after years away, Bair is faced with the challenges of saving her family farm. Bair will be at Watermark at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Dragging Wyatt Earp” by Robert Rebein

2. “8 Wonders of Kansas” by Marci Penner

3. “Penumbra” by Smantha Bennett

4. “Chasing Xaris” by Samantha Bennett

5. “A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists” by Ralph McInerny

6. “Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction After Postmodernism” by Robert Rebein

7. “God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter,” edited by Greg Pennoyer

8. “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

9.. “Life and Miracles of St. Benedict” by St. Gregory the Great

10. “Into the Silent Land” by Marin Laird

New and notable

“The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams” by Rainer Maria Rilke (David Godine, $17.95) – A new selection of poems and prose by the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke, set with the original text and a facing page translation, and including more than a dozen works that have never before appeared in English.

“Aesop’s Fables” illustrated by Arthur Rackham; introduction by G.K. Chesterton (Dover, $17.95) – The master from the Golden Age of Illustration lends his humor and romanticism to these age-old morality tales with full-color and illustrations.

National best-sellers


1. “The Chase” by Evanovich/Goldberg

2. “Private L.A.” by Patterson/Sullivan

3. “Concealed in Death” by J.D. Robb

4. “The Undead Pool” by Kim Harrison

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

6. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

7. “Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman

8. “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen

9. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

10. “One More Thing” by B.J. Novak


1. “The Blood Sugar Solution” by Mark Hyman

2. “The Virgin Diet Cookbook” by J.J. Virgin

3. “A Short Guide to a Long Life” by David B. Agus

4. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

5. “The Future of the Mind” by Michio Kaku

6. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

7. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

8. “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith

9. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

10. “Duty” by Robert M. Gates