Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 7)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

2. “Over Easy” by Mimi Pond

3. “The Harvest Man” by Alex Grecian

4. “Sun and Moon” by Lindsey Yankey

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

6. “Kansas Trail Guide” by Kristin and Jonathan Conard

7. “We are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride

8. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

9. “Joan of Arc” by Helen Castor

10. “Dry Bone” by Craig Johnson

New and notable

“In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume (Knopf, $27.95) – Blume’s first novel for adults in a decade is set in 1952, during a summer when a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a small New Jersey town to deal with the aftermath of the tragedies.

“Botanica: The Wichita Gardens” by Keith Wondra (Arcadia, $22.99) – This history of Botanica from its establishment in 1987 to the present day includes fun facts about the garden as well as photos. Wondra will be at Watermark at 11 a.m. on June 27.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems” by Scott Cairns

2. “Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism” by James Burnham

3. “Becoming a Healing Presence” by Albert Rossi

4. “Ascetic Homilies of Isaac of Nineveh: The Second Part,” translated by Sebastian Brock

5 “The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set” by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. “John Cassian: The Conferences,” translated by Boniface Ramsey

7. “How Dante Can Save Your Life” by Rod Dreher

8. “Come, Creator Spirit: Meditations on the Veni Creator” by Raniero Cantalamessa

9. “Jane Kenyon: A Literary Life” by John Timmerman

10. “Lila: A Novel” by Marilynne Robinson

New and notable

“Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” by Mary Norris (W.W. Norton, $24.95) – Mary Norris spent three decades in The New Yorker’s copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. “Between You & Me” features her laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, usage comma faults, danglers, “who” vs. “whom,” “that” vs. “which” and compound words.

“The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings” by Philip and Carol Zaleski (Farrar, Straus and Giroux $35) – For three decades, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis’ Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion and ideas, read aloud from works in progress and, in the process, rewrote the cultural history of modern times. The Zaleskis offer a complete rendering of the Inklings’ lives and works.

National best-sellers


1. “Radiant Angel” by Nelson Demille

2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

3. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

4. “Piranha” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

5. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson

6. “Memory Man” by David Balducci

7. “Gathering Prey” by John Sandford

8. “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson

9. “Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews

10. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts


1. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up” by Marie Kondo

2. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

3. “Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West” by Bill O’Reilly and David Fisher

4. “And the Good News Is …” by Dana Perino

5. “American Wife” by Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice

6. “The Road to Character” by David Brooks

7. “The Whole 30” by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

8. “Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook” by J.J. Virgin

9. “It’s a Long Story” by Willie Nelson

10. “A Lucky Life Interrupted” by Tom Brokaw

Publishers Weekly