Two ’38 top books held over on 1939 list

On the 1939 bestseller list are two titles that were in the top 10 the previous year as well.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier  held third place in 1939, up from fourth place on the 1938 bestseller list. The tale of the romantic lass who finds herself playing second fiddle to her husband’s late wife in Manderley still has the power to raise goosebumps.

The other holdover from 1938 also concerns a wife who meets an untimely death.

All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field moved from sixth place in 1938 to second place in 1939. The fictionalized biography f the author’s great aunt had something for everyone. The first half of the book recounts a sensational European sex scandal and murder trial . The second half recounts her later life as genteel wife of a prominant American clergyman.

You’ll find reviews of both these books on the Categories menu at the right under 1938. I won’t be reposting the reviews.

– Linda Aragoni


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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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