Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 8)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Heroine’s Bookshelf” by Erin Blakemore

2. “Zombie Makers” by Rebecca Johnson

3. “The Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi

4. “The Remedy for Love” by Bill Roorbach

5. “Everblaze” by Shannon Messenger

6. “A Carol Dickens Christmas” by Thomas Averill

7. “Make it Ahead” by Ina Garten

8. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

9. “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes

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

New and notable

“So Anyway” by John Cleese (Crown Archetype, $28) – Cleese writes his life story, from his humble beginnings in England to his rise as one of the comedic greats.

“Prune” by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House, $45) – A cook book from the author of the bestselling culinary memoir “Blood, Bones & Butter” featuring 250 recipes from her New York City restaurant, Prune.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius of Pontus” by Gabriel Bunge

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

3. “What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children’s Books” by Amy Gash

4. “The Blessing: A Memoir” by Gregory Orr

5. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard

6. “The Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church” by Scot McKnight

7. “The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems” ed. by Jen Bervin

8. “Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times” by George Kennedy

9. “Missing Person” by Patrick Modiano

10. “Five 4ths of July” by Pat Hughes

New and notable

“Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church” by Scot McKnight (Brazos Press, $21.99) Arguing that kingdom is the term most misused by Christians today, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight offers a biblical corrective and vision for the contemporary church.

“People of the Flint Hills: Bluestem Pasture Portraits” by John E. Brown (The History Press, $19.99) Rancher and writer John Brown tells the hard truths of his people, hard people, whose traditional values have carried them and helped them prosper for five generations. Ancestral land and heaven's own sunsets wait only for the strong and the certain.

National best-sellers


1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham

2. “The World of Ice & Fire” by George R.R. Martin

3. “The Slow Regard of Silent Things” by Patrick Rothfuss

4. “Prince Lestat” by Anne Rice

5. “Havana Storm” by Cussler/Cussler


1. “Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten

2. “Killing Patton” by O'Reilly/Dugard

3. “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler

4. “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brendon Burchard

5. “Dreamers and Deceivers” by Glenn Beck

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