Best-sellers at Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 16)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Chameleon” by K. T. Hanna

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

3. “Larry Steckline: A Half-Century as the Voice of Kansas Agriculture” by Carla Steckline

4. “Mindfulness Coloring Book” by Emma Farrarons

5. “In the Middle of America Printmaking & Print Exhibitions” by C. A. Seward

6. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

7. “On Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Perfect” by Davis (Buzz) Merritt

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

9. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

10. “The Pope’s Daughter” by Dario Fo

New and notable

“The Dust That Falls From Dreams” by Louis de Bernieres (Pantheon, $27.95) – From the author of “Corelli’s Mandolin” comes a new novel about a British family whose lives are shaped by the horrors of World War I and the hopes for its aftermath.

“Jubilee Manor” by Bethany Hagen (Dial, $17.99) – The second in this dystopian young adult series by the Kansas City author finds the heroine torn between her family and the revolution she is running.

Eighth Day Books


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

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

3. “Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bones” by Tara Owens

4. “Nearly Orthodox: On Being a Woman in an Ancient Tradition” by Angela Doll Carlson

5 “Becoming a Healing Presence” by Albert Rossi

6. “In the Face of Presumptions: Essays, Speeches, and Incidental Writings” by Barry Moser

7. “Earth Works: Selected Essays” by Scott Russell Sanders

8. “Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry” by Owen Barfield

9. “Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture” by Adam McHugh

10. “The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection” by Robert Farrar Capon

New and notable

“The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible” by Simon Winchester (Harper Perennial, $16.99) – Follows the footsteps of America's most crucial innovators, thinkers and explorers, from Lewis and Clark and the leaders of the Great Surveys of the West to the builders of the transcontinental railroad and the great highway systems, to show how these men left their mark on America's natural landscapes through ingenuity and hard work.

“Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001,” edited by Carolyn Forche (W.W. Norton, $29.95) – The first anthology to reveal a tradition that runs through English-language poetry. The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact.

National best-sellers


1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

2. “Alert” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

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

4. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

5. “Dragonbane” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

6. “Deadly Assets” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

7. “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor

8. “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva

9. “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll

10. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah


1. “Plunder and Deceit” by Mark R. Levin

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

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

4. “Selp-Helf” by Miranda Sings

5. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

6. “Destiny” by T.D. Jakes

7. “My Fight/Your Fight” by Ronda Rousey

8. “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

9. “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Holly Madison

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

Publishers Weekly