#TBT: 1966-1967

Popular books published in 1966 and 1967

1966:

Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes

Charlie Gordon, a youth with limited mental capabilities, along with a laboratory rat named Algernon become the joint objects of a scientific alteration to see if Charlie can become “normal.” (FIC KEYES)

 

The Crying of Lot 49 / Thomas Pynchon

When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover’s will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization. (FIC PYNCHON)

 

Curious George Goes to the Hospital / Margret Rey

A curious monkey goes to the hospital after swallowing a piece of jigsaw puzzle. (E REY)

 

 

Valley of the Dolls / Jacqueline Susann

Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there’s no place left to go but down into the Valley of the Dolls. (FIC SUSANN)

1967:

One Hundred Years of Solitude / Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town is mirrored in the family history of the Buendias. (FIC GARCIA MARQUEZ)

 

The Outsiders / S.E. Hinton

Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents’ death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves “outsiders.” (TEEN FIC HINTON)

 

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E.L. Konigsburg

Claudia and her brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she sees a statue so beautiful, she must identify its sculptor. To find out, she must visit the statue’s former owner, the elderly Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. (J FIC KONIGSBURG / J PBK KONIGSBURG)

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? / Bill Martin Jr.

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them. (E MARTIN)

 

 

Nicholas and Alexandra / Robert K. Massie

An incisive account of the last of the Romanov dynasty details the love affair of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their family, their involvement with Rasputin, and the revolution that transformed imperial Russia. (921 ROMANOV)

 

The Egypt Game / Zilpha Keatley Snyder

An interracial group of children, entranced with the study of ancient Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the antique dealer-professor before they move on to new interests. (J FIC SNYDER)

 

Did you know? Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice in 1967

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