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The HarperCollins 200
Why I Read
Inside The Archives
I read for the same reason I write.
The first novel by MacLennan, one of Canada’s most significant novelists of the mid-twentieth century.
The Other Side of Midnight
This suspenseful, glamorous thriller was a genre-busting bestseller from Sheldon, an acclaimed master storyteller.
An inspirational phenomenon; one of the bestselling books in history.
Winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional prize; made into a major motion picture.
1958: Collins publishes the first English translation of Doctor Zhivago…
Collins publishes the first English translation of
by Boris Pasternak, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A Gothic classic and one of the world’s greatest tales of unrequited love.
The God of Small Things
Winner of the 1997 Man Booker Prize, making Roy the first Indian woman to receive the award.
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Winner of the 1958 National Book Award, it established Cheever as a major American novelist.
The first romance novel I ever read was Margaret Way’s
Red Cliffs of Malpara
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Multimillion-copy global bestseller that won critical acclaim for its beautifully wrought depiction of innocence corrupted.
The romantic tale that defined a generation, sold millions, and inspired a popular film.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kundera’s postmodern masterwork; named one of the best books of 1984 (
New York Times Book Review
Brontë’s masterpiece of Gothic romance; a milestone title in the history of British feminist literature.
When I get an idea for a novel the fizz of excitement I feel is electrifying.
Tales of the City
First book in Maupin’s acclaimed and groundbreaking series documenting San Francisco’s underground and gay culture.
The Thorn Birds
McCullough’s sweeping family saga of forbidden love in the Australian outback; became a bestselling phenomenon.
A Soldier’s Tale
Enduring novel that has met with critical acclaim and been reprinted many times since its first release.
Collins was the first to publish this epic romantic drama by the Nobel Prize winner in English.
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Highly acclaimed international bestseller; winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.