Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (Dec. 14)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend” by Christo Brand

2. “Waiting Is Not Easy” by Mo Willems

3. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

4. “Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

5. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

6. “Santa Is Coming to Kansas” by Robert Dunn

7. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

8. “Kansas Landscape, Volume 1” by Mark Feiden

9. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

10. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

New and notable

“Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz (Harper, $26.99) – Scotland Yard inspector Athelney Jones and detective Frederick Chase investigate the new criminal mastermind that is taking over Moriarty’s operation after he and Sherlock Holmes go over Reichenbach Falls.

“Zodiac” by Romina Russell (Razor Bill, $17.99) – The first book in a speculative fiction series in which a young astrologer must unite the 12 planets before an ancient evil destroys the universe.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Tale of Three Trees” by Angela Hunt

2. “People of the Flint Hills: Bluestem Pasture Portraits” by John Brown

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

4. “The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition” by J.R.R. Tolkien

5. “On Difficulties in the Church Fathers” by St. Maximus the Confessor

6. “The Holy Fire: The Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church” by Robert Payne

7. “The History of Music in 50 Instruments” by Philip Wilkinson

8. “A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for Today” by James Payton Jr., editor

9. “Safari: A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen

10. “Lila: A Novel” by Marilynne Robinson

New and notable

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich (Harper Perennial, $15.99) – One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal what happened.

“Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation” by Robert Bartlett (Princeton University Press, $39.95) – From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints – the holy dead. This history tells the story of the veneration of the saints from its origins to the Protestant Reformation.

National best-sellers


1. “Hope to Die” by James Patterson

2. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham

3. “Revival” by Stephen King

4. “The Escape” by David Baldacci

5. “Tom Clancy: Full Force and Effect” by Mark Greaney

6. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

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

8. “Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell

9. “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly

10. “The Mistletoe Promise” by Richard Paul Evans


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

2. “41: Portrait of My Father” by George W. Bush

3. “Make It Ahead” by Ina Garten

4. “Guinness World Records 2015”

5. “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler.

6. “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins

7. “What If?” by Randall Munroe

8. “Unwrapping the Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp

9. “The Bulletproof Diet” by Dave Asprey

10. “Dreamers and Deceivers” by Glenn Beck

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