Best selling books in Wichita for the week of Oct. 8

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
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Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh

2. “November Road” by Lou Berney

3. “Prairie Fires” by Caroline Fraser

4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

5. “Lost Family” by Jenna Bloom

New and notable

“Winter in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, & Co. $30) - A husband’s secret life, a wife’s new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with the New York Times bestselling author. Hilderbrand will be at Watermark at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.

“The Collector’s Apprentice” by B. A. Shaprio (Algonquin, $27.95) - In this new book, set in Paris and America during the 1920s, Shapiro gives readers an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance. Shapiro will be at the Ulrich Museum at 6 p.m. Oct. 24.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Living Thought of Kierkegaard” ed. by D. H. Auden

2. “Rifles for Watie” by Harold Keith

3. “Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctinveness in the Roman World” by Larry Hurtado

4. “The Story of Christianity” by David Bentley Hart

5. “The Canticle of the Creatures for St. Francis of Assisi” by Luigi Cantucci

New and notable

“1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List” by James Mustich (Workman, $35.00). Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children's books, history, and more, this book moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend. The author is one of the co-founders of the hallowed mail-order book catalog, The Common Reader (of blessed memory).

National best-sellers


1. “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult

2. “Vince Flynn: Red War” by Kyle Mills

3. “Juror #3” by Patterson/Allen

4. “Alaskan Holiday” by Debbie Macomber

5. “Blood Communion” by Anne Rice


1. “Ship of Fools” by Tucker Carlson

2. “Fear” by Bob Woodward

3. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis

4. “Whiskey in a Teacup” by Reese Witherspoon

5. “The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis

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