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Top Books and Literary News of 1977

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Top Books and Literary News of 1977

  1. 1. Top Books and Literary News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  2. 2. Publishers Weekly Top Fiction 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  3. 3. 1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 4. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre 5. Oliver's Story by Erich Segal 6. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins 7. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw 8. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong 9. Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin 10. Daniel Martin by John Fowles Publishers Weekly Top Ten Fiction 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  4. 4. Publishers Weekly Top Non-Fiction 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  5. 5. 1. Roots by Alex Haley 2. Looking Out for #1 by Robert Ringer 3. All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot 4. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 5. The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace 6. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway by Charles Paul Conn 7. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan 8. The Second Ring of Power by Carlos Castaneda 9. The Grass ls Always Greener over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 10. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Publishers Weekly Top Ten Non-Fiction 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  6. 6. #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  7. 7. Trinity by Leon Uris from the beginning of the year until April 3 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal From April 10 until May 15 Falconer by John Cheever May 22 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal May 29 Falconer by John Cheever June 5 to June 12 The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough June 19 to September 25 The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien October 2 to the end of the year #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977 Throughout the Year NEW YORK MINUTE
  8. 8. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Coma by Robin Cook A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry Interesting Titles Published in 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  9. 9. Norman Mailer punches Gore Vidal in the face at a NYC party. magazine Gay News is found guilty of libel for publishing a homo V.S. Naipaul declines the offer of a CBE. Top Books and Literary News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  10. 10. Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal in 2002 Top Books and Literary News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  11. 11. ROOTS was racked as nonfiction and on the NY Times list in that category. It was promoted as ‘faction’. Alex Haley later admitted he did make up segments of the story as it was impossible to determine his true family history. Top Books and Literary News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  12. 12. 1. The Shining by Stephen King 2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 3. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 4. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein 5. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick 6. The Amityville Horror by Jan Anson 7. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 8. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 9. Illusions: The Adventure of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 10. Gateway by Frederich Pohl Goodreads Top Books of 1977 As of Today NEW YORK MINUTE
  13. 13. The #1 Selling Book of 1977? NEW YORK MINUTE
  14. 14. What is your favorite book from 1977? NEW YORK MINUTE
  15. 15. Click on the cover for buy links in eBook, Print and Audio Rambo meets Breaking Bad in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
  16. 16. Kane’s journey will continue in Lawyers, Guns and Money and then Walk On The Wild Side
  17. 17. Lawyers, Guns and MoneyWho protects the sheep from the wolves? Another wolf. Ex-Green Beret William Kane has crossed the line he vowed never to: killing. But for every action there is a reaction and now there are forces after him for revenge, chief among them the IRA. The CIA hasn’t forgotten about him either. As the long hot summer of 1977 drags on and the Bronx burns, Kane does some burning of his own, unraveling secrets from his past and helping those who need his particular brand of justice. His problem: where is his new line? Who can he really trust? Coming 16 September 2019
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  20. 20. NEW YORK MINUTE Other free slideshows (loaded or will be loaded soon) And more to come!
  21. 21. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains and other places, including time in the Orient studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. www.bobmayer.com

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