With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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A true American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This novel has sold millions of copies, been translated into more than fifteen languages, and been called “one of the books of the century” by the New York Public Library.
Betty Smith was born in Williamsburg and lived there as a child—click here to listen to an audio excerpt from the HarperCollins NYC Author Audio Tour about how this influenced her life and writing.