Taken Rank Title Author

1940: Fiction

View Entry 1 How Green Was My Valley Llewellyn, Richard
2 Kitty Foyle Morley, Christopher
3 Mrs. Miniver Struther, Jan
View Entry 4 For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway, Ernest
View Entry 5 The Nazarene Asch, Sholem
6 Stars on the Sea Mason, F. van Wyck
7 Oliver Wiswell Roberts, Kenneth
View Entry 8 The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck, John
View Entry 9 Night in Bombay Bromfield, Louis
10 The Family Fedorova, Nina

1941: Fiction

1 The Keys of the Kingdom Cronin, A. J.
2 Random Harvest Hilton, James
3 This Above All Knight, Eric
4 The Sun Is My Undoing Steen, Marguerite
View Entry 5 For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway, Ernest
6 Oliver Wiswell Roberts, Kenneth
7 H. M. Pulham, Esquire Marquand, John P.
8 Mr. and Mrs. Cugat Rorick, Isabel Scott
View Entry 9 Saratoga Trunk Ferber, Edna
View Entry 10 Windswept Chase, Mary Ellen

1942: Fiction

1 The Song of Bernadette Werfel, Franz
View Entry 2 The Moon Is Down Steinbeck, John
View Entry 3 Dragon Seed Buck, Pearl S.
4 And Now Tomorrow Field, Rachel
5 Drivin' Woman Pickett, Elizabeth
View Entry 6 Windswept Chase, Mary Ellen
View Entry 7 The Robe Douglas, Lloyd C.
8 The Sun Is My Undoing Steen, Marguerite
9 Kings Row Bellamann, Henry
10 The Keys of the Kingdom Cronin, A. J.

1943: Fiction

View Entry 1 The Robe Douglas, Lloyd C.
2 The Valley of Decision Davenport, Marcia
3 So Little Time Marquand, John P.
View Entry 4 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smith, Betty
5 The Human Comedy Saroyan, William
6 Mrs. Parkington Bromfield, Louis
7 The Apostle Asch, Sholem
8 Hungry Hill du Maurier, Daphne
9 The Forest and the Fort Allen, Hervey
10 The Song of Bernadette Werfel, Franz

1944: Fiction

View Entry 1 Strange Fruit Smith, Lillian
View Entry 2 The Robe Douglas, Lloyd C.
View Entry 3 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smith, Betty
View Entry 4 Forever Amber Winsor, Kathleen
View Entry 5 The Razor's Edge Maugham, W. Somerset
6 The Green Years Cronin, A. J.
7 Leave Her to Heaven Williams, Ben Ames
View Entry 8 Green Dolphin Street Goudge, Elizabeth
View Entry 9 A Bell for Adano Hersey, John
10 The Apostle Asch, Sholem

1945: Fiction

View Entry 1 Forever Amber Winsor, Kathleen
View Entry 2 The Robe Douglas, Lloyd C.
View Entry 3 The Black Rose Costain, Thomas B.
4 The White Tower Ullman, James Ramsey
5 Cass Timberlane Lewis, Sinclair
6 A Lion Is in the Streets Langley, Adria Locke
7 So Well Remembered Hilton, James
8 Captain from Castile Shellabarger, Samuel
9 Earth and High Heaven Graham, Gwethalyn
10 Immortal Wife Stone, Irving

1946: Fiction

1 The King's General du Maurier, Daphne
2 This Side of Innocence Caldwell, Taylor
3 The River Road Keyes, Frances Parkinson
4 The Miracle of the Bells Janney, Russell
5 The Hucksters Wakeman, Frederic
6 The Foxes of Harrow Yerby, Frank
7 Arch of Triumph Remarque, Erich Maria
View Entry 8 The Black Rose Costain, Thomas B.
9 B. F.'s Daughter Marquand, John P.
10 The Snake Pit Ward, Mary Jane

1947: Fiction

1 The Miracle of the Bells Janney, Russell
2 The Moneyman Costain, Thomas B.
View Entry 3 Gentleman's Agreement Hobson, Laura Z.
4 Lydia Bailey Roberts, Kenneth
5 The Vixens Yerby, Frank
View Entry 6 The Wayward Bus Steinbeck, John
7 House Divided Williams, Ben Ames
8 Kingsblood Royal Lewis, Sinclair
9 East Side, West Side Davenport, Marcia
10 Prince of Foxes Shellabarger, Samuel

1948: Fiction

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

1949: Fiction

View Entry 1 The Egyptian Waltari, Mika
2 The Big Fisherman Douglas, Lloyd C.
3 Mary Asch, Sholem
4 A Rage to Live O'Hara, John
5 Point of No Return Marquand, John P.
6 Dinner at Antoine's Keyes, Frances Parkinson
7 High Towers Costain, Thomas B.
8 Cutlass Empire Mason, Van Wyck
9 Pride's Castle Yerby, Frank
View Entry 10 Father of the Bride Streeter, Edward
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