Best-sellers for Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 9)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin” by Duncan Tonatiuh

2. “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea

3. “The Pine Tar Game” by Filip Bondy

4. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

5. “For the Common Good: Participant Handbook” by Ed O’Malley, Julia Fabris McBride, Amy Nichols

6. “The Mindfulness Coloring Book” by Emma Farrarons

7. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

8. “Dear Daughter” by Elizabeth Little

9. “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George

10. “What Pet Should I Get” by Dr. Seuss

New and notable

“The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster, $27.99) – Bestselling author Hoffman’s new novel follows the life of Rachel, a Jewish woman on the island of St. Thomas in the early 1800s, who defies her community and takes charge of her own life. The novel is inspired by the life of Camille Pissarro’s mother.

“Let Me Tell You” by Shirley Jackson (Random House, $30) – “Let Me Tell You” brings together the short stories Jackson is best known for with frank and inspiring lectures on writing, comic essays about her large family, and personal letters and drawings.

Eighth Day Books


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

2. “I Want to Show You More: Stories” by Jamie Quatro

3. “Wearing God: An Exercise in Enriching Our Spiritual Imagination” by Lauren Winner

4. “The Country Between Us: Poems” by Carolyn Forche

5. “Gathering the Tribes: Poems” by Carolyn Forche

6. “A Treasury of Children’s Literature” ed. by Armand Eisen

7. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

8. “Poetry Speaks to Children (With CD)” by Elise Paschen

9. “Phyla of Joy: Poems” by Karen An-wei Lee

10. “The Writer’s Workshop: Imitating Your Way to Better Writing” by Gregory Roper

New and notable

“Pleasures of the Table: A Literary Anthology,” edited by Christian Hardyment (The British Library, $30) – An illustrated collection of food writing that includes scenes of cooking and feasting from novels, stories and poems, and fine writing by and about great cooks.

“The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects” by Deborah Lutz (W.W. Norton, $27.95) – A detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victorian literature scholar Deborah Lutz illuminates the complex and fascinating lives of the Brontes through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on and inscribed.

National best-sellers


1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

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

3. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

4. “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva

5. “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor

6. “Badlands” by C.J. Box

7. “Truth or Die” by Patterson/Roughan

8. “Nemesis” by Catherine Coulter

9. “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King

10. “The Bourbon Kings” by J.R. Ward


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

2. “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3. “Selp-Helf” by Miranda Sings

4. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

5. “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

6. “A Full Life” by Jimmy Carter

7. “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Holly Madison

8. “The Conservative Heart” by Arthur C. Brooks

9. “A Time for Truth” by Ted Cruz

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

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