1948 Bestselling Novels

Ready for another year’s worth of bestsellers? Here are the top novels of 1948 based on their sales figures that year:

  1. The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  3. Dinner at Antoine’s by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  4. The Bishop’s Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  5. Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith
  6. The Golden Hawk by Frank Yerby
  7. Rainfree County by Ross Lockridge Jr.
  8. Shannon’s Way by A. J. Cronin
  9. Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge
  10. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

It’s a good thing I wrote my reviews right after reading the books. I’ve already forgotten some of these supposedly great books.

I’ll dig out my notes and tell you what I thought of each one, beginning next week.



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Linda Aragoni

I read. I write. I think. I make big ideas simple. I help teachers teach expository writing to teens and adults. In my free time, I read and review old novels.

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