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Bestsellers 50 Years Ago Today – Fiction

The New York Times Best Seller List
September 16, 1962

Fiction

This Week/Title/Author/Last Week/Weeks On List

1 SHIP OF FOOLS, by Katherine Anne Porter. 1 23
2 DEARLY BELOVED, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 2 14
3 YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE, by Herman Wouk. 3 17
4 THE REIVERS, by William Faulkner. 5 13
5 THE PRIZE, by Irving Wallace. 4 13
6 ANOTHER COUNTRY, by James Baldwin. 6 11
7 PORTRAIT IN BROWNSTONE, by Louis Auchincloss. 8 8
8 UHURU, by Robert Ruark. 7 13
9 HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR, by C.S. Forester. 14 3
10 ACT OF ANGER, by Bart Spicer. 11 3
11 THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, by Irving Stone. 10 77
12 MAGNIFICENT DESTINY, by Paul I. Wellman. 13 4
13 LETTING GO, by Philip Roth. 8 11
14 BEFORE MY TIME, by Niccolo Tucci. — 1
15 FRANNY AND ZOOEY, by J.D. Salinger. 12 52

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