Most Popular Books Published InSome books are flashes in the pan, read for entertainment and then left on a bus seat for the next lucky person to pick up and enjoy, forgotten by most after their season has passed. Others stick around, are read and re-read, are taught and discussed. Of course, hindsight can also distort the senses; the canon looms and obscures. Though the books on these lists need not be American in origin, I am looking for books that evoke some aspect of American life, actual or intellectual, in each decade—a global lens would require a much longer list. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
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The Best Selling Christian Books of all Time
By Dan Balow. On June 28, The list of the best-selling Christian books of all time almost demands every single title carry some sort of disclaimer, but that disclaimer would be different depending on the individual. Differences over theology mainly will affect this list. Certain portrayals of theology are some of the issues that divide us, so I thought I would just toss out a list and leave the editing of the list to someone else. Other than the Bible, which is the far and away the best-selling Christian book of all time with sales in the billions, here is my list for your consideration:.
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Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors. The Hamilton family in the novel is said to be based on the real-life family of Samuel Hamilton, Steinbeck's maternal grandfather. According to his third and last wife, Elaine , Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus. The story is primarily set in the Salinas Valley, California, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War I, though some chapters are set in Connecticut and Massachusetts , and the story goes as far back as the American Civil War.
As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. The biggest book of was the charming Cimarron by Edna Ferber, a frontier adventure tale of a spunky woman who creates an empire for her family. Pearl S. So popular was this classic tale of a strict-but-inspiring teacher and his bright Brooklyn pupils that Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton inspired two movies, two TV series and countless imitators.