Books: August Best-Sellers

Best-seller lists are generally compounded of publishers' ballyhoo and booksellers' hopes, do not include children's books or reprints. The following list, arranged in order of nationwide sales, differs in that it is based on actual sales figures for last month, supplied by leading U. S. bookstores:

The Yearling—Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings—Scribner ($2.50).

My Son, My Son!—Howard Spring—Viking ($2.50).

The Wall—Mary Roberts Rinehart—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

The Importance of Living—Lin Yu-tang—Reynal & Hitchcock ($3).

The Citadel—A. J. Cronin—Little, Brown ($2.50).

The Story of Ferdinand—Munro Leaf —Viking ($1).


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