1978 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1978 Books & Bestsellers

1978 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Chesapeake by James A. Michener
2. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
3. Fools Die by Mario Puzo
4. Bloodlines by Sidney Sheldon
5. Scruples by Judith Krantz
6. Evergreen by Belva Plain
7. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
8. The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
9. Second Generation by Howard Fast
10. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

1978 Non-Fiction Books

1. If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck
2. Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet
3. The Complete Book of Running by James Fixx
4. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
5. Pulling Your Own Strings by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
8. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon by Richard Nixon
7. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara Tuchman
8. Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee
9. In Search of History: A Personal Adventure by Theodore H. White
10. The Muppet Show Book by The Muppet People

1978 New York Times Bestsellers

The Complete Book of Running by James Fixx
The Ends of Power by H. R. Haldeman and Joseph DiMona
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck
Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

1978 Notable Literature

Reproduction of Mothering by Nancy Chodorow
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Orientalism by Edward Said
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
The Declining Significance of Race by William Julius Wilson
Two Cheers for Capitalism by Irving Kristol
The Emperor by Ryszard Kapuscinski
1978 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1978, according to GoodReads
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