Popular and Notable Books From The 1940s

Popular and Notable Books From 1940:
The Family by Nina Fedorova
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morley
Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther
The Nazarene by Sholem Asch
Night in Bombay by Louis Bromfield
Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck Mason

Popular and Notable Books From 1941:
Curious George by H.A. and Margret Ray
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
H. M. Pulham, Esquire by John P. Marquand
The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin
Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mr. and Mrs. Cugat by Isabel Scott Rorick
Random Harvest by James Hilton
Saratoga Trunk by Edna Ferber
The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen
This Above All by Eric Knight
Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase

Popular and Notable Books From 1942:
And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field
Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck
Drivin’ Woman by Elizabeth Pickett
Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin
Kings Row by Henry Bellamann
The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen
Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase

Popular and Notable Books From 1943:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Apostle by Sholem Asch
The Forest and the Fort by Hervey Allen
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
So Little Time by John P. Marquand
The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel
The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport

Popular and Notable Books From 1944:
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Apostle by Sholem Asch
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge
The Green Years by A.J. Cronin
Leave Her to Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith
The Tall Book of Nursery Tales by Feodor Rojankovsky

Popular and Notable Books From 1945:
A Lion Is in the Streets by Adria Locke Langley
A Street in Bronzeville by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain
Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger
Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis
Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The Green Years by A.J. Cronin
Immortal Wife by Irving Stone
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
Tootle by Gertrude Crampton
So Well Remembered by James Hilton
The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman

Popular and Notable Books From 1946:
Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque
B.F.’s Daughter by John P. Marquand
The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock
East River by Sholen Asch
The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby
The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman, Sr.
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes
This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell
The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward

Popular and Notable Books From 1947:
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
B.F.’s Daughter by John P. Marquand
The Diary of a Young Girl (aka The Diary of Anne Frank) by Anne Frank
East Side, West Side by Marcia Davenport
Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
House Divided by Ben Ames Williams
Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis
Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts
The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain
Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger
The Vixens by Frank Yerby
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck

Popular and Notable Books From 1948:
The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
The Bishop’s Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Dinner at Antoine’s by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Eagle in the Sky by Van Wyck Mason
East Side, West Side by Marcia Davenport
The Golden Hawk by Frank Yerby
House Divided by Ben Ames Williams
The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge
Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr.
Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn and Byron Jackson
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey
Shannon’s Way by A. J. Cronin
Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith
The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

Popular and Notable Books From 1949:
A Rage to Live by John O’Hara
The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
Cutlass Empire by Van Wyck Mason
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Dinner at Antoine’s by Frances Parkinson Keyes
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter
High Towers by Thomas B. Costain
Mary by Sholem Asch
1984 by George Orwell
Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
Pride’s Castle by Frank Yerby

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