When a “Love Letter to Manhattan” Topped the Book Charts

From a New York Times Inside the Best-Seller List column by Tina Jordan headlined “75 Years Ago, a ‘Love Letter to Manhattan’ Topped the Book Charts”:

Seventy-five years ago, Marcia Davenport’s “East Side, West Side” — “a love letter to Manhattan,” topped the fiction best-seller list. Published in late 1947, it sold 100,000 copies in its first month. “And not a book club selection, either,” marveled The Times.