1944 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1944 Books & Bestsellers

1944 Fiction Top Ten Books

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

1944 Non-Fiction Books

1. I Never Left Home by Bob Hope
2. Brave Men by Ernie Pyle
3. Good Night, Sweet Prince by Gene Fowler
4. Under Cover by John Roy Carlson
5. Yankee from Olympus by Catherine Drinker Bowen
6. The Time for Decision by Sumner Welles
7. Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle
8. Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
9. The Curtain Rises by Quentin Reynolds
10. Ten Years in Japan by Joseph C. Grew

1944 Notable Literature

An American Dilemma by Gunnar Myrdal
TVA: Democracy on the March by David Lilienthal
The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness by Reinhold Niebuhr
The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
Ethics and Language by C.L. Stevenson
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
Psychology of Women by Helene Deutsch
Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

1944 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Signpost by E. Arnot Robertson
Persons and Places by George Santayana
Der Fuehrer by Konrad Heiden
Now I Law Me Down to Sleep by Ludwig Bemelmans
Crazy Weather by Charles L. McNichols
Blessed Are the Meek by Zofia Kossak
Yankee from Olympus by Catherine Drinker BowenH.E. Bates
Fair Stood the Wind for France by
Lost Island by James Norman Hall
Joseph the Provider by Thomas Mann
The Time for Decision by Sumner Welles
Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp
Pastoral by Nevil Shute
The World of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks
Control of Germany and Japan by Harold G. Moulton and Louis Marlio
Young ‘Un by Herbert Best
The American Character by Denis Brogan
Brave Men by Ernie Pyle
1944 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1944, according to GoodReads
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