My top pics from the 1941 bestseller list

The 1941 bestseller list  contains two  fine novels:  For Whom the Bell Tolls (a hold-over from 1940’s bestseller list) and The Sun is My Undoing.

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a classic by an acknowledged master of fiction, Ernest Hemingway. It is the superior book in terms of its literary quality. However, it’s subject—an insider view of an insurgency—seems positively wimpy compared The Sun is My Undoing by an untouted novelist, Marguerite SteenSteen writes about the  slave trade from the perspective of a slave trader

The rest of the 1941 line consists of relatively undistinguished novels of which James Hilton’s Random Harvest is best known and H. M. Purlham, Esquire by John P. Marquand is the best written.

Linda Gorton Aragoni

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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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