Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (March 16)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “By the Grace of Todd” by Louise Galveston

2. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

3. “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah

4. “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah

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

6. “Ogallala Road” by Julene Bair

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

8. “Americanah” by Chimamanda Adichie

9. “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi

10. “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup

New and notable

“Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99) – Debut author Nickolas Butler brings together four friends as they struggle to find their individual identities in a small Wisconsin town.

“Jesus: A Pilgrimage” by James Martin (Harper One, $27.99) – A retelling of the life of Jesus, combining biblical scholarship and insights from the Gospels.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Thoughts Matter: Discovering the Spiritual Journey” by Sr. Mary Margaret Funk

2. “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens

3. “Prime Directive: Poems” by Bryan Dietrich

4. “Universal Monsters” by Bryan Dietrich

5. “Jesus and the Undoing of Adam” by C. Baxter Kruger

6. “Shoe Town” by Susan Stevens Crummel

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

8. “Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed” by Glennon Doyle Melton

9. “The Shack” by William Paul Young

10. “The Shack Revisited” by C. Baxter Krueger

New and notable

“Wichita State Baseball Comes Back: Gene Stephenson and the Making of a Shocker Championship Tradition” by John E. Brown (History Press, $19.99) – A chronicle of the surprising resurrection of baseball at Wichita State under the leadership of Gene Stephenson in 1977, to its presence in the College World Series just five years later.

“A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for Today,” edited by James R. Payton, Jr. A substantial anthology of writings from early Christian theologians, ranging from Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch in the early second century, to Gregory the Great and John of Damascus in the seventh.

National best-sellers


1. “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson

2. “The Bootlegger” by Cussler/Scott

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

4. “The Chase” by Evanovich/Goldberg

5. “Concealed in Death” by J.D. Robb

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

7. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

8. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

9. “Bone Deep” by Randy Wayne White

10. “Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman


1. “The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day …” by Mark Hyman

2. “Uganda Be Kidding Me” by Chelsea Handler

3. “The Body Book” by Cameron Diaz

4. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/Dugard

5. “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter

6. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

7. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Wayne W. Dyer

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

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

10. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell