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The Great Gatsby: USA Today's Book of the Year 2013

Posted by cupshur@tng.com on January 5, 2014

F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, is USA TODAY's Book of the Year.

Thanks to Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation, Gatsby, which has long been a staple of summer reading lists, sold more than 1.5 million copies this year, triple its typical annual sales.

The novel was No. 2 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for four straight weeks in May (behind David Baldacci, James Patterson, Charlaine Harris and Dan Brown at No. 1 those weeks).

In this 1925 novel, Jay Gatsby's relentless quest to win back his elusive love triggers a chain of tragic events. The story remains current and relative today, as proven by the book's track record of 16 million copies sold (published by Scribner).

The Great Gatsby 1925 The Great Gatsby 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/12/25/the-great-gatsby-book-of-the-year/4181073/

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