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1957 Books & Bestsellers

1957 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher's Weekly)
1. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens
2. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
3. Compulsion by Meyer Levin
4. Rally Round the Flag, Boys! by Max Shulman
5. Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes
6. Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson
7. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
8. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
9. Below the Salt by Thomas B. Costain
10. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

1957 Non-Fiction Books

1. Kids Say the Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter
2. The FBI Story by Don Whitehead
3. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale
4. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall
5. Better Homes and Gardens Flower Arranging by the BH&G Editors
6. Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. by Robert Paul Smith
7. Baruch: My Own Story by Bernard M. Baruch
8. Please Don't Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr
9. The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places by the AH Editors
10. The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

1957 Notable Literature

On the Road (written 1951) by Jack Kerouac
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky
New Class by Milovan Djilas
Mythologies by Roland Barthes
Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye
The Cat in the Hat by Doctor Seuss
Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Dwight Macdonald
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance by Leon Festinger
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard

Book of the Month Club Selections

The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal by Martin Russ
The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green
The Crisis of the Old Order by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Day of Infamy by Walter Lord
Say, Darling by Richard Bissell
The Braintree Mission by Nicholas E. Wyckoff
The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck
The Turn of the Tide by Arthur Bryant
The Durable Fire by Heword Swiggett
Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming
Voss by Patrick White
By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens
The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill
The Return of Lady Brace by Nancy Wilson Ross
A Cup of Tea for Mr. Thorgill by Storm Jameson
Mr. Baruch by Margaret L. Coit

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