Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Aug. 23)

Watermark Books & Cafe


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

2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

3. “Etta Semple” by Vickie Stangl

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

5. “The Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford

6. “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehi Coates

7. “A Halloween Scare in Kansas” by Eric James

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

9. “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss

10. “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal

New and notable

“Friction” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central, $26) – The latest from the New York Times Bestselling author includes: a forbidden attraction between a Texas Ranger and a judge, a personal vendetta, and an assassin on the run. Brown will be at Abode Venue at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“I Was a Revolutionary” by Andrew Malan Milward (Harper, $24.99) – Set in Kansas from the Civil War through present day, this selection of short stories explores questions of history, race, and identity.

Eighth Day Books


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

2. “The Story of Christianity: A History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith” by David Bentley Hart

3. “The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Edition” by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. “Reading Can Be Fun” by Munro Leaf

5 “Being Still: Reflections on an Ancient Mystical Tradition” by Jean-Yves LeLoup

6. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

7. “Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital Age” by Naomi S. Baron

8. “Our Only World: Eleven Essays” by Wendell Berry

9. “St. Silouan the Athonite” by Sophrony Sakharov

10. “Bonaventure: The Soul’s Journey Into God; The Tree of Life,” translated by Ewert Cousins

New and notable

“The Story of Christianity: A History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith” by David Bentley Hart (Quercus, $15.99) – Presented in 50 short chapters, each focusing on a critical facet of Christian history or theology, this magisterial account does full justice to the range of Christian tradition, belief and practice – Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, to name but a few of the possibilities. A concise yet comprehensive survey, from the beginnings to the present, by an acclaimed theologian and historian.

“The Book of Air and Shadows: A Novel” by Michael Gruber (Harper, $14.99) – A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore – and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death, and those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare.

National best-sellers


1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

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

3. “Alert” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

4. “Silver Linings” by Debbie Macomber

5. “Who Do You Love” by Jennifer Weiner

6. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

7. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

8. “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva

9. “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll

10. “Dragonbane” by Sherrilyn Kenyon


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. “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” by Felicia Day

5. “Selp-Helf” by Miranda Sings

6. “Destiny” by T.D. Jakes

7. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

8. “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

9. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

10. “The Micronutrient Miracle” by Calton/Calton

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