“100 Years. 94 Books.” That’s the title of a new reviewing project by blogger Matt Kahn. The idea? To read and review every book to top the year’s best sellers list at Publisher’s Weekly since 1913. Says Kahn:
You can visit Kahn’s blog for a complete list of the 94 titles (some, like Gone With the Wind, topped the list in more than one year).
Two Tarkington titles appear on the list: The Turmoil (1915) and Seventeen (1916), a rather impressive back-to-back accomplishment.
The copy of The Turmoil in my own library is a limited advance edition of specially-printed pages from the serial publication in Harper’s Magazine, bound in red cardboard with a paper label.
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