Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Nov. 16)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Boy Who Loved Batman” by Michael Uslan

2. “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney

3. “The Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi

4. “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi

5. “A Voice for Kansas” by Debra McArthur

6. “Skippjon Jones Snow What” by Judy Schachner

7. “A Carol Dickens Christmas” by Thomas Averill

8. “Waiting is Not Easy!” by Mo Willems

9. “Beyond Cold Blood” by Larry Welch

10. “Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten

New and notable

“Small Victories” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead Books, $22.95) – In a series of essays, Lamott contemplates how our victories over pain and hardship change us. Lamott will be at Grace Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are available at Watermark Books.

“Family Furnishings” by Alice Munro (Knopf, $30) – A new collection of short stories from the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Winged Watchman” by Hilda von Stockum

2. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

3. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens

4. “Rifles for Watie” by Harold Keith

5. “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame

6. “Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment” by Jim Forest

7. “Lila: A Novel” Marilynne Robinson

8. “And the Trees Clap Their Hands: Faith, Perception, and the New Physics” by Virginia Stem Owens

9. “The Politically Correct Guide to Western Civilization” by Anthony Esolen

10. “A Secular Age” by Charles Taylor

New and notable

“Gutenberg’s Apprentice” by Alix Christie (Harper, $27.99) – Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corruption- riddled, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man,” Johann Gutenberg.

“ ‘Tikkun Olam’ to Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts” ed. by Jason Goroncy (Pickwick, $26) – “ ‘Tikkun Olam’ to Mend the World,” is premised on the conviction that artists and theologians have things to learn from one another, things about the complex interrelationality of life and about a coherence of things given and sustained by God.

National best-sellers


1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham

2. “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly

3. “Havana Storm” by Cussler/Cussler

4. “Pegasus” by Danielle Steel

5. “Prince Lestat” by Anne Rice

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

7. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult

8. “Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follett

9. “Burn” by Patterson/Ledwidge

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


1. “Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten

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

3. “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brendon Burchard

4. “For Love of Country” by Schultz/Chandrasekaran

5. “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler

6. “Sugar Impact Diet” by JJ Virgin

7. “True Love” by Jennifer Lopez

8. “Guinness World Records 2015”

9. “Dreamers and Deceivers” by Glenn Beck

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

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