Best-selling novels of 1947

1947 was a very good year for novels.  More than half the novels on America’s top 10 list for the year are still entertaining and thought-provoking reading.  In the next few weeks, I’ll post reviews of all 10, starting with the No. 1 bestseller.  Check your public library or WorldCat to locate a copy near you.

  1. The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney  http://worldcat.org/oclc/307543 
  2. The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain http://worldcat.org/oclc/9780459
  3. Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson  http://worldcat.org/oclc/9808446
  4. Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts  http://worldcat.org/oclc/7020406
  5. The Vixens by Frank Yerby (No WorldCat member libraries show this item in their collections.)
  6. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck  http://worldcat.org/oclc/33060655   There are mutliple editions of this novel, each with its own OCLC number.
  7. House Divided by Ben Ames Williams  http://worldcat.org/oclc/12178006
  8. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis  http://worldcat.org/oclc/30637705
  9. East Side, West Side by Marcia Davenport  http://worldcat.org/oclc/568038
  10. Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger  http://worldcat.org/oclc/287607

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Linda Aragoni

I make big ideas simple for learners. My program for turning teens and adults into competent writers is just eight sentences, 34 words.

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