Best-Selling Fiction: 1940-1949

1940 Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley
1941 A.J. Cronin, The Keys of the Kingdom
1942 Franz Werfel, The Song of Bernadette
1943 Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe
1944 Lillian Smith, Strange Fruit
1945 Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber
1946 Daphne du Maurier, The King's General
1947 Russell Janney, The Miracle of the Bells
1948 Lloyd C. Douglas, The Big Fisherman
1949 Mika Waltari, The Egyptian