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Popular Fiction of the 1920s

The bestsellers of today are rarely considered to be the greatest novels of all-time, but no one can tell if a book published in our lifetime will be read a hundred years later. Here is a list of bestselling novels from the 1920s. Many of these books did not receive critical acclaim, but were widely read and loved by the public. Although you probably won’t find most of these on a class syllabus, they were the ones most read and talked about by the average person in the 1920s, and they can still be enjoyed even a hundred years later. 


Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. Now is a great time to check out one of these works of fiction featuring characters who are Jewish.


Sophomore Novels

Authors who avoided the curse of the sophomore slump by writing novels that became their most famous.


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