Author Jacqueline Susann has her first novel, Valley of the Dolls published. From a friend, she obtained a list of the bookstores upon which the New York Times relied for sales figures to determine its bestseller list. Ms. Susann then used her own money to buy large quantities of her own book at these selected stores resulting in her novel going to #1 on the "Times" bestseller list. Valley of the Dolls is the second best selling novel of all time.
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is published. In 2001, the book would be on the list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.
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