The most popular books in English.

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

10402. Colette (cheri)

Colette

Chéri is a novel by Colette published in French in 1920. The title character's true name is Fred Peloux, but he is known as Chéri to almost everyone, except, usually, to his wife. This novel was followed by a sequel, La Fin de Chéri, published in 1926.

10403. Désert

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Désert is a novel written by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio, considered to be one of his breakthrough novels. It won the Académie française's Grand Prix Paul Morand in 1980.

10404. Ports of Call

Amin Maalouf

Ossyane, a young Lebanese man and his Jewish wife Clara return to live in Haifa after World War II. Just as war breaks out in the new-born state of Israel, Ossayne is forced to go to Beirut. The border with Israel closes behind him and he becomes separated from his wife with …

10406. Woodcutters

Bernhard

This controversial portrayal of Viennese artistic circles begins as the writer-narrator arrives at an 'artistic dinner' given by a composer and his society wife—a couple that the writer once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, an actor from the Burgtheater, is …

10408. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

Stefan Zweig

Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerized by the obsessive gambling of …

10411. Lyddie

Katherine Paterson

Lyddie is a 1991 novel by Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. When thirteen-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way …

10412. The Just Assassins

Albert Camus

The Just Assassins is a 1949 play by French writer and philosopher Albert Camus. The play is based on the true story of a group of Russian Socialist-Revolutionaries who assassinated the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich in 1905, and explores the moral issues associated with murder …

10413. In Free Fall

Juli Zeh

The gripping international bestseller that fuses an ingenious detective tale with stunning, cinematic storytelling—and a provocative riff on quantum physics—from Germany’s foremost young literary talent.A child is kidnapped but does not know it. One man dies, two physicists …

10414. The German Lesson

Siegfried Lenz

“The German Lesson marks a double triumph––a book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original.” ―Ernst Pawel, New York Times Book Review Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated …

10415. Blueberry Girl

Neil Gaiman

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl …

10416. Finding Violet Park

Jenny Valentine

Finding Violet Park, or Me, the Missing, and the Dead in the U.S., is a young adult novel by Jenny Valentine, published by HarperCollins in 2007. It is about a fatherless teenage boy, Lucas Swain, who finds an urn containing the ashes of the titular Violet Park abandoned in a …

10417. The raven and other poems

Edgar Allan Poe

"With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion."-Edgar Allan Poe. Containing such famous works as "The Raven", "Lenore", "Annabel Lee", and "To Helen", this complete collection of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe encapsulates the career of one of the best-known and most read …

10418. Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret …

James Bamford

A no-holds-barred examination of the National Security Agency packed with startling secrets about its past, newsbreaking revelations about its present-day activities, and chilling predictions about its future powers and reach. The NSA is the largest, most secretive, and most …

10419. New Grub Street

George Gissing

In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and …

10420. Reflections in a Golden Eye

Carson McCullers

A new trade paperback edition of McCullers' second novel, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, immortalized by the 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, and John Houston. Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS tells the story of Captain Penderton, a …

10421. The King's General

Daphne du Maurier

"Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." --Good Housekeeping Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following …

10422. The Apocalypse Watch

Robert Ludlum

American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, …

10423. A Stir of Echoes

Richard Matheson

A Stir of Echoes is a 1958 novel by Richard Matheson that served as the inspiration for the 1999 film, Stir of Echoes.

10426. On the Genealogy of Morality

Friedrich Nietzsche

On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic is a 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on doctrines Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil. The three Abhandlungen trace …

10427. The Kiss Murder

Mehmet Murat Somer

The Kiss Murder is a book published in 2003 that was written by Mehmet Murat Somer.

10428. The Quickening Maze

Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze is a 2009 novel by British poet and novelist Adam Foulds.

10429. The Fort at River's Bend

Jack Whyte

The Fort at River's Bend is a 1997 historical novel by Canadian novelist Jack Whyte. Originally part of a single book, The Sorcerer, it was split for publishing purposes. The book encompasses the beginning of Arthur's education at a long abandoned Roman fort, where he is taught …

10430. The hiding place

Trezza Azzopardi

The Hiding Place was the debut novel of Trezza Azzopardi, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000. It tells the story of the six daughters of a Maltese family growing up in Cardiff through the eyes of the youngest, Dolores Gauci. She describes her childhood life

10431. Mary Reilly

Valerie Martin

Mary Reilly is a 1990 parallel novel by American writer Valerie Martin. It is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1990 and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in …

10432. The History Man

Malcolm Bradbury

The History Man is a campus novel by the British author Malcolm Bradbury set in 1972 in the fictional seaside town of Watermouth in the South of England. Watermouth bears some resemblance to Brighton. For example, there is a frequent and fast train service to London.

10433. If Morning Ever Comes

Anne Tyler

If Morning Ever Comes is American author Anne Tyler's first novel, published when she was only 22. Set in Sandhill, North Carolina, it focuses on Ben Joe Hawkes, a self-proclaimed worrier who finds himself responsible for taking care of his mother and six sisters after his …

10434. Who Do You Think You Are?

Alice Munro

Who Do You Think You Are? is a book of short stories by Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, published by Macmillan of Canada in 1978. It won the 1978 Governor General's Award for English Fiction, her second win of that prize. Outside of Canada, the book …

10435. Kiss Me, Judas

Will Christopher Baer

Kiss Me, Judas is a 1998 neo-noir novel by the American author Will Christopher Baer. The book was first published on October 1, 1998, through Viking Press and follows the character of Phineas Poe after he wakes up in a hotel bathtub full of ice to discover that somebody has …

10436. 253

Geoff Ryman

253, or Tube Theatre, is a novel by Geoff Ryman, originally created as a website in 1996, then published as a paper book titled 253: The Print Remix in 1998. The print version won a Philip K. Dick Award.

10437. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 24 October 1960. It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories …

10438. The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Karl Popper

The Logic of Scientific Discovery is a 1934 book about the philosophy of science by Karl Popper. The German title literally translates as, The Logic of Research. Popper rewrote his book in English and republished it in 1959. The work has become famous.

10439. Breakfast on Pluto

Patrick McCabe

Breakfast on Pluto is a 1998 novel by Patrick McCabe. The book was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize, and was adapted for the screen by McCabe and Neil Jordan; Jordan directed the 2005 film.

10441. Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943

Erica Fischer

Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 is a book by Erica Fischer.

10443. Morgan's Run

Colleen McCullough

Morgan's Run is a historical novel by Colleen McCullough published in 2000 about the life of an English prisoner driven to the first penal colonies in Australia in the 18th century. Much of the novel is set in the penal colony on Norfolk Island. It starts off with the prisoner's …

10444. Rich Man, Poor Man

Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1969 novel by Irwin Shaw. It is the last of the novels of Shaw's middle period before he began to concentrate, in his last works such as Evening In Byzantium, Nightwork, Bread Upon The Waters, and Acceptable Losses, on the inevitability of impending …

10445. Antony and Cleopatra

Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra is the seventh and purposely last novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, published in 2007.

10447. Beyond Civilization

Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization is a book by Daniel Quinn written as a non-fiction follow-up to his acclaimed Ishmael trilogy—Ishmael, The Story of B, and My Ishmael—as well as to his autobiography, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest. Beyond Civilization is written both to …

10449. The Scourge of God

S. M. Stirling

The Scourge of God is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by S. M. Stirling. It is the fifth book in the Emberverse series. The novel continues the journey of Rudi Mackenzie and his companions as they travel across the former United States, a generation after "The …

10450. Fallen Angels

Larry Niven

Fallen Angels is a Prometheus Award-winning novel by science fiction authors Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn published by Jim Baen. The novel was written as a tribute to science fiction fandom, and includes many of its well-known figures, legends, and practices. …

10451. Venus on the Half-Shell

Philip José Farmer

Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as "Kilgore Trout", a fictional recurring character in many of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. This book first appeared as a lengthy fictitious "excerpt"—written by Vonnegut, but …

10452. Stormchaser

Paul Stewart

Stormchaser is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 1999. It is the second volume of The Edge Chronicles and of the Twig Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the fifth novel, following the Quint Saga trilogy that was …

10453. Exultant

Stephen Baxter

Exultant is a science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is part two of the Destiny's Children series. The book was published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in September 2004.

10454. Monster Manual

Monte Cook

The Monster Manual for the 3rd Edition of Dungeons Dragons. it was published in 2000 and was written by Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams

10455. The Daughters of Cain

Colin Dexter

The Daughters of Cain is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the 11th novel in the Inspector Morse series.

10456. The Cat Who Went Bananas

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Went Bananas is the 2005 novel in the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun.

10457. Grumbles from the Grave

Robert A. Heinlein

Grumbles from the Grave is a posthumous 1989 autobiography of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein collated by his wife Virginia Heinlein from his notes and writings.

10458. Witch World

Andre Norton

Witch World is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Andre Norton, published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1963. It inaugurated the Witch World series and established a setting that she eventually shared with other writers. The first hardcover edition was published by …

10459. Six Suspects

Vikas Swarup

Six Suspects is the second novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of The New York Times bestseller Q&A. It was published by Transworld in 2008 and in the US by Minotaur Books in 2009 and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. In …

10460. Saturnalia

Lindsey Davis

Saturnalia is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

10461. The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in April 1851 by Ticknor and Fields of Boston. The novel follows a New England family and their ancestral home. In the book, Hawthorne explores …

10462. Norwegian Folktales

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Norwegian Folktales is a collection of Norwegian folktales and legends by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. It is also known as Asbjørnsen and Moe, after the collectors.

10463. The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Meredith Ann Pierce

The Pearl of the Soul of the World is the third book in The Darkangel Trilogy published in 1990 that was written by Meredith Ann Pierce.

10464. Fever

Robin Cook

Fever is a 1982 novel by Robin Cook and is in the category of medical thriller. Set mainly in the Boston area and in rural New Hampshire, its main characters are a 12-year-old girl, Michelle Martel, with leukemia and her father, Charles Martel, a former allergist turned cancer …

10465. Roadmarks

Roger Zelazny

Roadmarks is a science fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny during the late 1970s and published in 1979. The novel postulates a road that travels through time, with a nexus placed every few years where a handful of specially gifted people are able to get on and off. While …

10466. Necroscope III: The Source

Brian Lumley

Necroscope III: The Source is the third book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1989.

10467. Dracula the Un-dead

Ian Holt

Dracula the Un-dead is a sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula. The book was written by Bram Stoker's great grand-nephew Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. Previously Holt had been a direct-to-DVD horror screenwriter, and Stoker a track and field coach. In the novel's afterword, …

10468. Song in the Silence

Elizabeth Kerner

Song in the Silence is the debut novel of Elizabeth Kerner, and the first book in the Kolmar series.

10469. Night and Day

Robert B. Parker

Night and Day is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the eighth in his Jesse Stone series. It was the last in the series to be published before his death in 2010.

10470. The Heirs of Hammerfell

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heirs of Hammerfell is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1989. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the Hundred Kingdoms. This is the last book in the …

10472. Personal Injuries

Scott Turow

Personal Injuries is a novel by Scott Turow which was published in 1999. Like all of Turow's novels, it takes place in fictional Kindle County and many of the characters are recognized from other Turow novels.

10473. Serpent

Clive Cussler

Serpent is the first book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in 1999. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin. This is the first book with Cussler's new hero Kurt Austin. The main plot …

10474. The Faerie Path

Allan Frewin Jones

The Faerie Path is the first novel in a six-book series by the British author Frewin Jones. The story follows Anita Palmer, a teenager from two different parallel universes, and her struggle to maintain both lives.

10475. Hunger

Jackie Kessler

Hunger is a 2010 young adult novel by Jackie Morse Kessler.

10476. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

10477. Candy

Kevin Brooks

Candy is a 2005 young adult novel by Kevin Brooks about a doomed teenage love affair between a musician and a prostitute.

10479. Dead or Alive

Tom Clancy

Dead or Alive is a political thriller novel by Tom Clancy and co-authored by Grant Blackwood, featuring Jack Ryan. It was published on December 7, 2010, alongside the unabridged audio book version, read by Lou Diamond Phillips. It unites characters from Clancy’s fictional world, …

10480. The Summoner

Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner is a 2007 fantasy novel by Gail Z. Martin. It is the first in the Chronicles of the Necromancer series. The story follows Prince Martris Drayke and his companions on a quest to take back their kingdom after it is seized by Tris's older brother. With so few allies at …

10481. Relentless

Simon Kernick

Relentless is Simon Kernick's fifth thriller and crime novel originally published in June 2006. Its sales were helped by the book being one of Richard & Judy's Summer Book Club recommendations in 2007. It was the 8th best-selling paperback, and the best-selling thriller in …

10482. Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

Roger Zelazny

Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming is a fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley.

10483. White Mughals

William Dalrymple

White Mughals is a 2002 history book by William Dalrymple. It is Dalrymple's fifth major book, and tells the true story of a love affair that took place in early nineteenth century Hyderabad between James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair-un-Nissa Begum.

10484. The Club of Queer Trades

G. K. Chesterton

The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means. To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of …

10488. Moonfleet

J. -M. Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. It remains a popular story widely read and …

10489. What Is to Be Done?

Nikolay Chernyshevsky

What Is to Be Done? is an 1863 novel written by the Russian philosopher, journalist and literary critic Nikolai Chernyshevsky. It was written in response to Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. The chief character is a woman, Vera Pavlovna, who escapes the control of her family …

10490. The Theory of the Leisure Class

Thorstein Veblen

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's …

10492. Offshore

Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats in Battersea by the Thames. The novel explores the concept of liminality and 'liminal people'; those who do not belong to the land or the sea, but somewhere …

10495. Inda

Sherwood Smith

Inda is the first installment in a quartet of books which act as an historical prequel to Sherwood Smith's other books set in Sartorias-deles, the world which she has been "writing about since [she] was eight years old,". Inda's story takes place in the southern hemisphere of …

10496. The Unknown Terrorist

Richard Flanagan

The Unknown Terrorist is the 2006 fourth novel by the Australian novelist Richard Flanagan. It was described by the New York Times' Michiko Kakatani as "an armature for a brilliant meditation upon the post-9/11 world".

10497. My Idea of Fun

Will Self

My Idea of Fun is the second novel by Will Self, and was published in 1993.

10499. Ingenious Pain

Andrew Miller

Ingenious Pain is the first novel by English author, Andrew Miller, released on 20 February 1997 through Sceptre. The novel received critical praise and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Italian Premio …

10500. The Last Defender of Camelot

Roger Zelazny

The Last Defender of Camelot is an anthology of short stories written by science fiction/fantasy writer Roger Zelazny.

10501. Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed

Ten Days That Shook the World is a book by American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders, especially Grigory Zinoviev and Karl Radek, closely …

10504. The Character of Physical Law

Richard Feynman

The text of 7 lecture series given by Feynman as part of Cornell's Messenger Lectures was published by the BBC in book form.

10505. Freckles

Gene Stratton-Porter

Freckles is a novel written by the American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter. It is primarily set in the Limberlost Swamp area of Indiana, with brief scenes set in Chicago. The title character also appears briefly in Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost. The novel is …

10506. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the …

Rick Riordan

Humans and half-bloods alike agree—Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series fit for heroes! Re-live the adventure from the beginning with this boxed set of the first three books. The Lightning Thief:Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork …

10507. The Castle of the Carpathians

Jules Verne

The descriptions of the quaint villagers of Werst, their costumes, manner of living, and belief in the supernatural world would in themselves prove an interesting narrative, but when coupled with the exciting adventures of Nic Deck, the two Counts, the cowardly Doctor, and the …

10509. The Godmakers

Frank Herbert

The Godmakers is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. The title of early editions was sometimes styled The God Makers.

10510. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea is a 1994 collection of short stories and novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin. The collection was second in the 1995 Locus Award poll in the collection category.

10511. Wolf Moon

Charles de Lint

Wolf Moon is a 1988 fantasy novel by Charles de Lint. The "wolf moon" is the first moon of winter, when the climax of the story takes place.

10513. The King's Justice

Katherine Kurtz

The King's Justice is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1985. It was the eighth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the second book in her third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King Kelson. …

10515. Galactic Patrol

E. E. Doc Smith

Galactic Patrol is a science fiction novel by American author E. E. Smith. It was first published in book form in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 6,596 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1937. The stories in this volume were the …

10516. The Naked Face

Sidney Sheldon

The Naked Face is the first novel written by Sidney Sheldon. It was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. In 1983 the novel was adapted as a film directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Roger Moore and …

10517. The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better …

10518. Anywhere But Here

Mona Simpson

Anywhere But Here is a novel written by American novelist Mona Simpson. The book was a commercial success and earned the author the Whiting Prize for her first novel. The book was adapted by Alvin Sargent into a major motion picture and released by Twentieth Century Fox in 1999. …

10519. The Unnamable

Samuel Beckett

The Unnamable is a 1953 novel by Samuel Beckett. It is the third and final entry in Beckett's "Trilogy" of novels, which begins with Molloy followed by Malone Dies. It was originally published in French as L'Innommable and later adapted by the author into English. Grove Press …

10520. Lord of the Fire Lands

Dave Duncan

Lord of the Fire Lands is a book published in 1999 that was written by Dave Duncan.

10521. Triggerfish Twist

Tim Dorsey

Triggerfish Twist is the fourth book in Tim Dorsey's as-yet unnamed series of books which were centered on Serge A. Storms. It was published in 2002. The book takes place in the summer of 1997, somewhere in the midst of the events of Florida Roadkill. Triggerfish Twist may be …

10522. The Silent Gondoliers

William Goldman

The Silent Gondoliers is a 1983 novel written by William Goldman, under the pseudonym of "S. Morgenstern", about why the gondoliers of Venice no longer sing through the tale of the protagonist Luigi. The tale of Luigi actually starts in Chapter III and the previous chapters I …

10524. Plowing the Dark

Richard Powers

Plowing the Dark is a novel by American writer Richard Powers. It follows two narrative threads; one of an American teacher turned Lebanese prisoner of war, the other the construction of a high-tech virtual reality simulator.

10525. Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness is a children's novel by David Almond, published by Hodder Children's Books in 1999. It is set in a fictional Northumberland town based on the former coal-mining towns the author knew as a child growing up in Tyne and Wear. It was silver runner up for the …

10527. The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven

The Moon's a Balloon is a memoir by British actor David Niven, published in 1972. It details his early life. There have been several editions and many translations of the book over the years. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975.

10528. Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, dedicated by Michael Palin to his mother and father, has reduced “mountains to molehills”, according to his own words, to take the reader inside the period of the author’s life that corresponds to the Monty Python era. In the introduction we …

10530. A right to be hostile

Aaron McGruder

A right to be hostile is a book.

10531. Rotten No Irish No Blacks No Dogs

John Lydon

Rotten is a 1994 autobiographical book by John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman. The book was named one of the 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

10532. The Shadow Line

Joseph Conrad

The Shadow-Line is a novella based at sea by Joseph Conrad. The novella depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. It has often been cited as a metaphor of the …

10534. Florence of Arabia

Christopher Buckley

Florence of Arabia is a satirical novel written by Christopher Buckley and first published in 2004 by Random House. The novel follows a fictional State Department employee, Florence Farfaletti, as she attempts to bring equal rights to the fictional Middle Eastern nation of …

10535. Flashman on the March

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman on the March is a 2005 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the twelfth and last Flashman novel.

10537. Rules of Engagement

Elizabeth Moon

Rules of Engagement is a science fiction novel written by Elizabeth Moon. It is the fifth in her Familias Regnant fictional universe. Following Once a Hero, it is the second novel in the informal Esmay Suiza trilogy; despite a major increase in focus on the character Brun …

10538. Firewing

Kenneth Oppel

Firewing is a children's book written by the Canadian author, Kenneth Oppel. It is the third book in the series which also consists of: Silverwing, Sunwing and the prequel Darkwing.

10543. Among the Believers

V.S. Naipaul

"Among the Believers" is V. S. Naipaul's classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia; 'the believers' are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring …

10544. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old. The novel is presented as a translation of memoirs by Louis de Conte, …

10545. Grandfather's Journey

Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey is a book by Allen Say. Released by Houghton Mifflin, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1994. The story is based on Say's grandfather's voyage from Japan to the United States and back again.

10546. The Witches of Chiswick

Robert Rankin

The Witches Of Chiswick is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin, the title parodying that of The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike.

10547. At play in the fields of the Lord

Peter Matthiessen

At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. A film adapted from the book was made in 1991. A 2009 audiobook version was read by actor Anthony Heald. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. …

10548. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

10549. All the Rage

F. Paul Wilson

All The Rage is the fourth volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition then later as a trade hardcover from Forge and as a mass market paperback from Forge. …

10550. Flashman and the Dragon

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Dragon is a 1985 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the eighth of the Flashman novels.

10551. Tesla: Man Out of Time

Margaret Cheney

In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a …

10555. Two Novels: "Jealousy" and "in the Labyrinth"

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Here, in one volume, are two remarkable novels by the chief spokesman of the so-called new novel” which has caused such discussion and aroused such controversy. Jealousy,” said the New York Times Book Review is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived.” It is an …

10556. Letters on the English

Voltaire

Lettres philosophiques is a series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England between 1726 and 1729. It was published first in English in 1733 and then in French the following year, where it was seen as an attack on the French system of government …

10558. Winners (New York Review Books)

Julio Cortazar

The Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, called by Carlos Fuentes the Simon Bolivar of the Latin American novel, was one of the scintillating geniuses of twentieth-century literature—a writer of sly wit and immense sophistication with a keen eye for character and the workings of …

10559. The Spectator Bird

Wallace Stegner

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of …

10560. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The young Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from repeated nightmares of living a double life, in which by day he worked as a respectable doctor and by night he roamed the back alleys of old-town Edinburgh. In three days of furious writing, he produced a story about his dream …

10561. Brother of Sleep

Robert Schneider

Could the greatest musician of all time live his life in a remote peasant village and never be discovered by the world? Set against the backdrop of an Alpine village in the nineteenth century, this astounding novel tells the story of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with …

10562. Someone Else

Tonino Benacquista

“Breathless pace. Touches effortlessly on identity, love, alcohol, and the cynicism of the business world.”—Les EchosWho hasn’t wanted to become “someone else”? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin …

10565. Tales from Two Pockets

Karel Capek

Karel Capek (1890-1938), one of the greatest Czechoslovakian authors of the century, and who mastered numerous forms of writing, was particularly inventive with the genre of mystery, detective, and crime fiction. In Tales from Two Pockets, however, Capek took the crime story and …

10568. Steal This Book

Abbie Hoffman

Steal This Book is a book written by Abbie Hoffman. Written in 1970 and published in 1971, the book exemplified the counterculture of the sixties. The book sold more than a quarter of a million copies between April and November 1971; it is unknown how many more copies were …

10572. First Term at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

First Term at Malory Towers is the first Malory Towers book by Enid Blyton. In this book, we first meet the main characters including Darrell Rivers, Sally Hope, Mary-Lou, Alicia Johns, Betty Hill, Jean and teachers such as Miss Potts and Miss Grayling. The first book of 12 …

10573. Drömfakulteten

Sara Stridsberg

Drömfakulteten is a 2006 novel by the Swedish writer Sara Stridsberg. The main character of the narrative is the American radical feminist Valerie Solanas. The novel received the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In 2011 it was voted as the best Swedish novel from the 2000s in a …

10574. Yellow Star

Jennifer Roy

Yellow Star is a 2006 biographical children's novel by Jennifer Roy. Written in free verse, it depicts life through the eyes of a young Jewish girl whose family was forced into the Łódź Ghetto in 1939 during World War II. Roy tells the story of her aunt Syvia, who shared her …

10575. Spirit Walker

Michelle Paver

Spirit Walker is the second book in the series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. The plot follows Torak and his friends travelling to the mysterious Seal Islands to find a cure for a terrible sickness circulating throughout the forest in which they live. The book …

10579. Parasite Eve

Hideaki Sena

Parasite Eve is a Japanese science fiction novel by Hideaki Sena, first published by Kadokawa in 1995. The book was published in North America by Vertical, Inc. in 2005. Parasite Eve was adapted into a film and manga series. It was later expanded into two video games that serve …

10581. The Great Unraveling

Paul Krugman

The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century is a book by American economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, consisting of a collection of his columns for the New York Times. The collected columns were concerned mainly with the U.S. economy in the early 2000s, and …

10583. The Crimson Labyrinth

Yusuke Kishi

From a rising new star of horror comes a killer read that will make you lose track of time and reality. The Crimson Labyrinth is a wicked satire on extremist reality TV in the tradition of The Running Man-if that indeed is what it is. Welcome to THE MARS LABYRINTH where things …

10584. Promised Land

Robert B. Parker

Promised Land is the fourth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1976. It won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1977.

10585. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Rodman Philbrick

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg is a children's historical novel by Rodman Philbrick, author of Freak the Mighty. He has an evil uncle named Squint. Set during the American Civil War, it follows the adventures of a boy who is an inveterate teller of tall tales on his …

10590. Sweetness

Torgny Lindgren

Sweetness is a 1995 novel by Swedish author Torgny Lindgren. It won the August Prize in 1995.

10595. Chang and Eng

Darin Strauss

Chang & Eng is a book by American author Darin Strauss. It was a nominee for multiple awards, including the Pen Hemingway, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the New York Public Library's Literary Lions Award, and a winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award.

10596. Mildred Pierce

James M. Cain

Mildred Pierce is a 1941 hardboiled novel by James M. Cain. It was made into an Academy Award-winning 1945 film of the same name, starring Joan Crawford, and a 2011 Emmy Award-winning miniseries of the same name, starring Kate Winslet.

10599. Ramona's World

Beverly Cleary

Ramona's World is the eighth book in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. Ramona and her sister Beezus are growing up. Ramona is in the fourth grade now, and for the first time she has a best girl-friend, Daisy Kidd. At home she tries her best to be a good role model for …



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