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Fiction Bestsellers: 15 Years Ago Today

The New York Times Best Seller List
October 26, 1997

Fiction

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

1 FLOOD TIDE, by Clive Cussler. 1 4

2 COLD MOUNTAIN, by Charles Frazier.  2 16

3 THE BEST LAID PLANS, by Sidney Sheldon. 3 6

4 THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS, by Caleb Carr. 4 5

5 10 LB. PENALTY, by Dick Francis. 6 3

6 UNDERWORLD, by Don DeLillo. 5 5

7 TIMEQUAKE, by Kurt Vonnegut. 7 3

8 TEMPLE OF THE WINDS, by Terry Goodkind.  – 1

9 NIGHT PASSAGE, by Robert B. Parker. 11 3

10 THE NOTEBOOK, by Nicholas Sparks. 8 53

11 THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, by Arundhati Roy. 9 11

12 DEJA DEAD, by Kathy Reichs. 12 7

13 REIGN IN HELL, by William Diehl.  – 1

14 UNNATURAL EXPOSURE, by Patricia Cornwell. 10 13

15 THE LETTER, by Richard Paul Evans.  – 1

2 comments to Fiction Bestsellers: 15 Years Ago Today

  • Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since Cold Mountain was a bestseller. I *still* haven’t read it!!!
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  • Like Nancy, I find it difficult to believe it has been 15 years since Cold Mountain, which I loved! Also loved The God of Small Things. Like any reader who reads a lot, many books are gone from the mind fairly quickly, but both of these books still evoke images, a little residual sadness, and a great appreciation for authors whose beautiful language remains as important as the story.

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