Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 2)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

2. “Jackaby” by William Ritter

3. “A Quilt for Christmas” by Sandra Dallas

4. “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel

5. “The Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi

6. “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak

7. “Dissent in Wichita” by Gretchen Eick

8. “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

9. “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly

10. “Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads” by Bob Shea and Lane Smith

New and notable

“Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten (Potter, $35) – Tips and tricks from the Barefoot Contessa for party and everyday recipes that can be made in advance.

“Yes, Please” by Amy Poehler (Dey St., $28.99) – A collection of stories, thoughts, lists, ideas and haikus from Emmy-award winning actress Amy Poehler.

Eighth Day Books


1. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

2. “Abel’s Island” by William Steig

3. “8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook” by Marci Penner

4. “Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History” by Bill Laws

5. “Sabbath and Jubilee” by Richard Lowery

6. “Gifts of the Small Church” by Jason Byassee

7. “The Aims of Jesus” by Ben Myer

8. “Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word & Image” by Caryn Mirriam Goldberg and Stephen Locke

9. “The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination” by Daniel Leibkowitz, et al

10. “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

New and notable

“From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity” by Kyle Harper (Harvard University Press, $39.95) – When Rome was at its height, sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions. Four centuries later, the Roman emperor Constantine affirmed the moral dignity of women without any civic claim to honor. The gradual transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian marks one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history.

“A Little Tour Through European Poetry” by John Taylor (Transaction Books, $34.95) – A book framed by stories in which the author juxtaposes his personal experiences involving European poetry or European poets as he travels through countries where the poets have lived or worked – Czech Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Albania, Romania, Turkey and more.

National best-sellers


1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham

2. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult

3. “Burn” by Patterson/Ledwidge

4. “Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follett

5. “Deadline” by John Sandford

6. “Mr. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber

7. “Desert God” by Wilbur Smith

8. “Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” by Jan Karon

9. “Personal” by Lee Child

10. “Beautiful You” by Chuck Palahniuk


1. “Killing Patton” by O’Reilly/Dugard

2. “Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham

3. “Food” by Jim Gaffigan

4. “You Can, You Will” by Joel Osteen

5. “Agents of the Apocalypse” by David Jeremiah

6. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

7. “Guinness World Records 2015”

8. “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes

9. “Choose Your Own Autobiography” by Neil Patrick Harris

10. “Your Hidden Riches” by Chris Attwood

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