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24 Bestsellers Published in the 1980s

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  1. 1

    The Cider House Rules

    by John Irving

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  2. 2

    The Bourne Identity

    by Robert Ludlum

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  4. 4

    Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan

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  6. 6

    Poland

    by James A. Michener

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  7. 7

    Red Storm Rising

    by Tom Clancy

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  8. 8

    North and South

    by John Jakes

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  9. 9

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    by Margaret Atwood

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  10. 10

    White Noise

    by Don DeLillo

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  11. 11

    The Remains of the Day

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

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  12. 12

    Blood Meridian

    by Cormac McCarthy

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  13. 13

    The Joy Luck Club

    by Amy Tan

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  14. 14

    Lake Wobegon Days

    by Garrison Keillor

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  15. 15

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    by Gabriel García Márquez

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  16. 16

    The Prince of Tides

    by Pat Conroy

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  17. 17

    Patriot Games

    by Tom Clancy

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  18. 18

    Norwegian Wood

    by Haruki Murakami

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  19. 19

    The House of the Spirits

    by Isabel Allende

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  20. 20

    Midnight’s Children

    by Salman Rushdie

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  21. 21

    The Pillars of the Earth

    by Ken Follett

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  22. 22

    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison

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