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.

10803. Hayduke Lives

Edward Abbey

Hayduke Lives!, written in 1989 by Edward Abbey, is the sequel to the popular book The Monkey Wrench Gang. It was published posthumously in 1990.

10804. Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days is a 1999 compilation of new and previously released stories written by Neil Gaiman and published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics.

10806. Abel's Island

William Steig

Abel's Island is a children's novel written and illustrated by William Steig. It won a Newbery Honor. It was published by Collin Publishers, Toronto, Canada in 1976. It is a survival story of a mouse stranded on an island.

10807. A Man's Place

Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. …

10808. Waking the Moon

Elizabeth Hand

Waking The Moon is a 1994 novel by Elizabeth Hand. It was the winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and The 1996 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature. It is set mainly in The University of the Archangels and St. John The Divine, a fictional University inspired by The Catholic …

10809. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

John Birmingham

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand is a novel by Australian author John Birmingham, first published in 1994 by The Yellow Press. The story consists of a collection of colourful anecdotes about living in share houses in Brisbane and other cities in Australia with variously …

10810. Hades' Daughter

Sara Douglass

Hades' Daughter is the first book in the Troy Game series by Sara Douglass.

10811. Critique of Judgment

Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Judgment, also translated as the Critique of the Power of Judgment and more commonly referred to as the third Critique, is a 1790 philosophical work by Immanuel Kant.

10813. Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

Bill Hicks

Love All The People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines was a posthumously released collection of routines, letters and lyrics by American comedian Bill Hicks. It was published in February 2004 in the UK, and November 2004 in the US. In May 2005 a second expanded edition was published. …

10814. Family Happiness

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

Family Happiness is an 1859 novella written by Leo Tolstoy, first published in The Russian Messenger.

10815. Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen

Development as Freedom is a book by economist Amartya Sen, published in 1999, which focuses on international development.

10817. The Viper's Nest

Peter Lerangis

The Viper's Nest is the seventh book in The 39 Clues series. It was written by Peter Lerangis and was released by Scholastic on February 2, 2010. The 39 Clues series is intended for children aged 8–12, and takes the form of a multimedia adventure story spanning 10 books. The …

10818. The Small Rain

Madeleine L'Engle

The Small Rain is a semi-autobiographical novel by Madeleine L'Engle, about the many difficulties in the life of talented pianist Katherine Forrester between the ages of 10 and 19. Published in 1945 by the Vanguard Press, it was the first of L'Engle's long list of books, and was …

10819. Death in Paradise

Robert B. Parker

Death in Paradise is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the third in his Jesse Stone series. It was made into a film in 2006.

10820. Beggars and Choosers

Nancy Kress

Beggars and Choosers is a Hugo-nominated 1994 science-fiction novel by Nancy Kress. It is a sequel to the Hugo-winning Beggars in Spain, and was followed by Beggars Ride in 1996.

10821. Wizardborn

Dave Wolverton

Wizardborn is the third novel in David Farland's epic fantasy series The Runelords.

10823. The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt

A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of …

10824. Jack and Jill: A Village Story

Louisa May Alcott

Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880. It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good friends named Jack and Janey, Jack and Jill tells of the aftermath of a serious sledding …

10825. Now I Can Die in Peace

Bill Simmons

Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, With a Little Help From Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank and the 2004 Red Sox is a 2006 sports anthology of original columns written by ESPN sports writer Bill Simmons. Simmons, a passionate Boston Red Sox fan, chronicles the …

10826. Betrayal

Aaron Allston

Betrayal is the first of nine books in the Legacy of the Force series, which is set in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. The book is written by Aaron Allston and was released in hardcover on May 30, 2006. The cover artist is Jason Felix. The paperback edition was …

10827. Secrets of the Morning

V. C. Andrews

Secrets of the Morning is a novel written by V. C. Andrews in 1991. It is the second novel in the Cutler series.

10829. De Vierde Man

Gerard Reve

De vierde man is a 1981 novel by Dutch author Gerard Reve, and the basis for the film of the same name by Paul Verhoeven. Within Reve's oeuvre, it stands out as one of only a few novels to have a heterosexual theme.

10830. Day of the Oprichnik

Vladimir Sorokin

One of The Telegraph’s Best Fiction Books 2011Moscow, 2028. A cold, snowy morning.Andrei Danilovich Komiaga is fast asleep. A scream, a moan, and a death rattle slowly pull him out of his drunken stupor—but wait, that’s just his ring tone. And so begins another day in the life …

10832. Smith of Wootton Major

J. R. R. Tolkien

Smith of Wootton Major, first published in 1967, is a novella by J. R. R. Tolkien.

10833. Here Lies Arthur

Philip Reeve

Here Lies Arthur is a young-adult novel by Philip Reeve, published by Scholastic in 2007. Set in fifth or sixth century Britain and the Anglo-Saxon invasion, it features a girl who participates in the deliberate construction of legendary King Arthur during the man's lifetime, …

10834. Flaubert's Parrot

Julian Barnes

Flaubert's Parrot is a novel by Julian Barnes that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize the following year. The novel recites amateur Gustave Flaubert expert Geoffrey Braithwaite's musings on his subject's life, and his own, as …

10836. DisneyWar

James B. Stewart

DisneyWar is an exposé of Michael Eisner's 20-year tenure as Chairman and CEO at The Walt Disney Company by James B. Stewart. The book chronicles the careers and interactions of executives at Disney, including Card Walker, Ron W. Miller, Roy E. Disney, Frank Wells, Jeffrey …

10837. Dog Soldiers

Robert Stone

Like Michael Herr's Dispatches, Robert Stone's National Book Award-winning novel Dog Soldiers trades on a hallucinatory vision of Vietnam as a place in which all honor and morality are ceded to the mere business of survival -- and, better, survival with personal profit. "This is …

10840. The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and …

Marc Bloch

The Historian's Craft is a book by Marc Bloch and first published in English in 1954. At that stage he was not as well known in the English-speaking world as he was to be in the 1960s where his works on feudal society and rural history were published. The book was written in …

10841. 10th Anniversary

James Patterson

For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only …

10843. Logan's World

William F. Nolan

Logan's World is a science fiction novel by William F. Nolan. It is a sequel to Logan's Run, written by Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.

10844. The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis

The Old Devils is a novel by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1986. The novel won the Booker Prize. It was adapted for television by Andrew Davies for the BBC in 1992, starring John Stride, Bernard Hepton, James Grout and Ray Smith. Alun Weaver, a writer of modest celebrity, …

10845. Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen

Jules Verne

Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen is a Jules Verne novel published in 1878. It deals primarily with the issue of slavery, and the African slave trade by other Africans in particular.

10846. The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 2001, is a collection of almost all science fiction stories written by Arthur C. Clarke: it includes 114 in all arranged in order of publication, "Travel by Wire!" in 1937 through to "Improving the Neighbourhood" in …

10848. The Last Dragonlord

Joanne Bertin

The Last Dragonlord is the first in a series of books written by Joanne Bertin. It takes place in a world of truehumans, truedragons, and dragonlords - beings which have both human and dragon souls and can change from human to dragon and vice versa at will. The Last Dragonlord …

10850. The Blind Man of Seville

Robert Wilson

The Blind Man of Seville is a 2003 crime novel and thriller by British writer Robert Wilson. The novel is set in the Spanish city of Seville, and is the first book in a quartet featuring protagonist Javier Falcón. The novel was published to much acclaim, and was shortlisted for …

10851. Ceremony

Robert B. Parker

Ceremony is the ninth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1982. It is the first of three Spenser novels involving the character April Kyle, who returns in Taming a Sea-Horse and Hundred-Dollar Baby.

10852. Gold: The Marvellous History of General John …

Blaise Cendrars

In January 1848, John Augustus Sutter, "the first American millionaire," was ruined by one blow of a pickaxe. That blow revealed gold in one of the streams in Sutter's Californian estate, triggering the Gold Rush that brought hordes of greedy miners from every corner of the …

10853. Ha'penny

Jo Walton

Ha'penny is an alternate history novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in October, 2007.

10854. The Raging Quiet

Sherryl Jordan

The Raging Quiet is a novel by Sherryl Jordan. It takes place in medieval times, when God was cherished and witches were burned. The novel revolves around a beautiful, hardworking young woman named Marnie, who is sent off to be married to a lord in order to let her family keep …

10855. Double Deuce

Robert B. Parker

Double Deuce is the 19th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he and his friend Hawk butt heads against a street gang while attempting to unravel the murder of a teenage mother and her young daughter.

10856. Shriek: An Afterword

Jeff VanderMeer

Shriek: An Afterword is a 2006 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. Shriek is set in the fictional city of Ambergris, a recurring setting in VanderMeer's work. The novel was written over a period of eight years, owing in part to "[some scenes that are] very personal."

10857. The Malady of Death

Marguerite Duras

The Malady of Death is a 1982 novella by the French writer Marguerite Duras. It tells the story of a man who pays a woman to spend several weeks with him by the sea to learn "how to love".

10859. White Wolf

David Gemmell

White Wolf is a 2003 novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It was the penultimate Drenai Series novel written but falls between The Legend of Deathwalker and Legend in terms of chronology.

10860. A Presumption of Death

Jill Paton Walsh

A Presumption of Death is a mystery novel by Jill Paton Walsh, based loosely on The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy L. Sayers. The novel is Walsh's first original Lord Peter Wimsey novel, following Thrones, Dominations, which Sayers left as an unfinished manuscript, that was completed …

10861. Green Mansions

W.H. Hudson

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest is an exotic romance by William Henry Hudson about a traveller to the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela and his encounter with a forest dwelling girl named Rima.

10862. The Denial of Death

Ernest Becker

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the …

10866. And the Sea Will Tell

Vincent Bugliosi

And the Sea Will Tell is a true crime book by Vincent Bugliosi and Bruce Henderson. The nonfiction book, still in print as a trade paperback, recounts a double murder on Palmyra Atoll; the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of Duane Walker; and the acquittal of his …

10867. The crime of Father Amaro : scenes from the …

Margaret Jull Costa

An unflinching portrait of a priest who seduces his landlady's daughter, made into an acclaimed and controversial motion picture. Eça de Queirós''s novel The Crime of Father Amaro is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal (Leira) during the period before and …

10869. Heart of Gold

Sharon Shinn

Heart of Gold is a science fiction novel by Sharon Shinn, published in 2000. The story occurs on an unnamed world in an unnamed city where three races live together. The books focuses on conflicts between the aristocratic, pastoral, and matriarchal Indigo and the clannish, …

10870. Peter and Wendy

J. M. Barrie

"All children, except one, grow up." Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. …

10871. Bones and Silence

Reginald Hill

Bones and Silence is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the eleventh novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel received the Gold Dagger Award in 1990.

10872. The Light in the Forest

Conrad Richter

The Light in the Forest is a novel first published in 1953 by U.S. author Conrad Richter. Though it is a work of fiction and primarily features fictional characters, the novel incorporates historic figures and is based in historical fact related to the late eighteenth century …

10873. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Elizabeth Smart

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a novel of prose poetry written by the Canadian author Elizabeth Smart and published in 1945. It is widely considered to be a classic of the genre. In her preface to the 1966 reissue of the book, Brigid Brophy described it as one …

10874. Summer of the Monkeys

Wilson Rawls

Summer of the Monkeys is a 1976 children's novel written by Wilson Rawls. The book was published by Doubleday and was the winner of the William Allen White Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal.

10877. Patrimony: A True Story

Philip Roth

Patrimony: A True Story is a memoir by American writer Philip Roth. It was first published by Simon & Schuster in 1991.

10878. Abduction

Robin Cook

Abduction is a 2000 novel written by Robin Cook.

10879. Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Tom Wolfe

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is a 1970 book by Tom Wolfe. The book, Wolfe's fourth, is composed of two articles by Wolfe, "These Radical Chic Evenings," first published in June 1970 in New York magazine, about a gathering Leonard Bernstein held for the Black …

10880. The Inner Side of the Wind, or The Novel of Hero and …

Christina Pribicevic-Zoric

Two lovers in Belgrade, one from the 1700s, the other from the 1900s, reach out to each other across a gulf of time, in a story that parallels the myth of Hero and Leander. By the author of Dictionary of the Khazars.

10881. The Gift of Rain

Tan Twan Eng

The Gift of Rain is the first novel by Tan Twan Eng published in 2007 by Myrmidon Books in the UK and the following year by Weinstein Books in the US It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year.

10882. Brother, I'm Dying

Edwidge Danticat

Brother I'm Dying, published in 2007, is a family memoir by novelist Edwidge Danticat. In 2007, the title won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was also nominated for the National Book Award.

10883. Conspiracies

F. Paul Wilson

Conspiracies is the third volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published in March 1999 by Gauntlet Press as a signed, limited edition. A trade hardcover edition by Forge followed in February 2000.

10884. Ways to Live Forever

Sally Nicholls

Ways to Live Forever is a children's novel by Sally Nicholls, first published in 2008. The author's debut novel, it was written when Nicholls was 23 years old. It won the 2008 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, 2008 Glen Dimplex New Writers Award, 2008 German Luchs des Jahres …

10885. How Much for Just the Planet?

John M. Ford

How Much for Just the Planet? is a 1987 Star Trek tie-in novel by John M. Ford.

10886. Outside Over There

Maurice Sendak

Outside Over There is a picture book for children written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It concerns a young girl named Ida, who must rescue her baby sister after the child has been stolen by goblins. Outside Over There has been described by Sendak as part of a type of …

10888. Between Silk and Cyanide

Leo Marks

Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945 is a book by former Special Operations Executive cryptographer Leo Marks, describing his work during the Second World War. It was published in 1998 by HarperCollins. The title is derived from an incident related in the book, …

10889. Mutation

Robin Cook

Mutation is a book written by Robin Cook about the ethics of genetic engineering. It brings up the benefits, risks, and consequences.

10890. The Conqueror Worms

Brian Keene

The Conqueror Worms is a post-apocalyptic themed horror novel written by author Brian Keene. "Earthworm Gods" was a 9,000 word short story that simultaneously was printed in 4x4 and No Rest For The Wicked. An indirect sequel to this tale, the 19,000 word novella The Garden Where …

10896. Past Reason Hated

Peter Robinson

Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1991, but has been reprinted a number of times since. The novel won the 1991 Arthur Ellis Award …

10897. Farewell Summer

Ray Bradbury

Farewell Summer is a novel by Ray Bradbury, published on October 17, 2006. It was his last novel released in his lifetime. It is a sequel to his 1957 novel Dandelion Wine, and is set during an Indian summer in October 1929. The story concerns a mock war between the young and the …

10898. Pastime

Robert B. Parker

Pastime is the 18th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he attempts to find a man's missing mother.

10899. Walking Shadow

Robert B. Parker

Walking Shadow is the 21st Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker.

10900. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White …

Ron Suskind

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill, is a 2004 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind. The book was the first to provide critical insight into the events that led up to the Iraq War. The Price of Loyalty was met …

10901. Against the Odds

Elizabeth Moon

Against the Odds is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. It is her seventh and last novel set in the Familias Regnant fictional universe. It does not fall in either informal trilogy; fittingly it does not focus on any particular character, instead a more general, almost …

10904. The Riddle of the Wren

Charles de Lint

The Riddle of the Wren is a Celtic fantasy novel written by Canadian author Charles de Lint. Published in 1984 by Ace Books, it was de Lint's first novel. It was republished in 2002 by Firebird Fantasy, an imprint of Penguin Group. The Riddle of the Wren is set in an alternate …

10906. Sky of Swords

Dave Duncan

Sky of Swords is a book published in 2000 that was written by Dave Duncan.

10907. Stones for Ibarra

Harriet Doerr

Stones for Ibarra is a book written by Harriet Doerr.

10908. The Red Wolf Conspiracy

Robert V.S. Redick

The Red Wolf Conspiracy is the first book of The Chathrand Voyage fantasy series written by American author Robert V.S. Redick. It was published by Gollancz Books in Britain and Canada in February 2008, and by Del Rey Books in the United States in 2009. The book has been …

10909. The Diana Chronicles

Tina Brown

Years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy?Only Tina Brown, former …

10910. Fiela's Child

Dalene Matthee

Fiela's Child is a South African novel written by Dalene Matthee and published in 1985. The book was originally written in Afrikaans under the name Fiela se Kind, and was later translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Icelandic, among others. The …

10912. Sea Change

Robert B. Parker

Sea Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Jesse Stone series.

10913. The Rising

Tim LaHaye

The Rising: Antichrist is Born/Before They Were Left Behind is the thirteenth novel in the Left Behind series and the first prequel. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and published on Thursday, March 31, 2005. The hardback edition has the title and subtitle as …

10915. Bug Jack Barron

Norman Spinrad

Bug Jack Barron is a 1969 science fiction novel written by Norman Spinrad, and was nominated for the 1970 Hugo awards. The book was serialised in the British New Wave science fiction magazine New Worlds during Michael Moorcock's editorship. Its explicit language and cynical …

10917. Mockingbird

Walter Tevis

Mockingbird is a science fiction novel by Walter Tevis, published in 1980 by Doubleday. It was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel.

10918. The Land of the Silver Apples

Nancy Farmer

The Land of the Silver Apples is a fantasy novel for children, written by Nancy Farmer and published by Atheneum in 2007. It is a sequel to The Sea of Trolls, second in a series of three known as the Sea of Trolls series. The title refers to the "silver apples of the moon" …

10919. Ring for Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Ring for Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 April 1953 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on 15 April 1954 by Simon & Schuster, New York, under the title The Return of Jeeves. The novel features one of …

10921. The Summer Garden

Paullina Simons

The Summer Garden is the third book in Paullina Simons' The Bronze Horseman trilogy. The novel continues the story of Tatiana Metanova and her husband Alexander Belov.

10922. The Martian Way and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Martian Way and Other Stories is a 1955 collection of four science fiction novellas previously published by Isaac Asimov in 1952 and 1954. Although single-author story collections generally sell poorly, The Martian Way and Other Stories did well enough that Doubleday science …

10924. Millennium

John Varley

Millennium is a 1983 science fiction novel by John Varley. Varley later turned this novel into the script for the 1989 film Millennium, both of which are based on Varley's short story "Air Raid", which was published in 1977. It was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1983, …

10925. Freedom in Exile

Dalai Lama

Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama is the second autobiography of the 14th Dalai Lama, released in 1991. The Dalai Lama's first autobiography, My Land and My People, was published in 1962, a few years after he reestablished himself in India and before he …

10926. Silver Linings Playbook, The

Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook is a 2008 debut novel of American author Matthew Quick.

10927. The Winds of Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Winds of Darkover is a science fiction fantasy novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1970, as an Ace Double bound tête-bêche with The Anything Tree by John Rackham. This is the first Darkover novel to include references …

10929. Atheism: The Case Against God

George H. Smith

Atheism: The Case Against God is a 1974 book arguing against theism and for atheism by George H. Smith. The author describes the purpose of the book as to show that belief in God is irrational: It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism... demonstrate that the belief in …

10930. So Many Ways to Begin

Jon McGregor

So Many Ways to Begin is British author Jon McGregor's second novel, first published in 2006.

10931. Amongst Women

John McGahern

Amongst Women is a novel by the Irish writer John McGahern. McGahern's best known novel, it is also considered his masterpiece. Published by Faber and Faber, the novel tells the story of Michael Moran, a bitter, ageing Irish Republican Army veteran, and his tyranny over his wife …

10932. Black Creek Crossing

John Saul

Black Creek Crossing is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on March 16, 2004. The novel follows the story of teenage Angel Sullivan, who moves into a new house in a new town with her family, and she learns of a brutal murder that occurred in her …

10933. The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry, about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been a …

10934. A History of the American People

Paul Johnson

A History of the American People is a history book written by Paul Johnson, collaborating with Blake Almond. First published in Britain in 1997 and nearly 1,000 pages in length, the book presents a sweep of 400 years of American history from the late sixteenth century to the end …

10935. Tonio Kroger

Thomas Mann

PUBLISHED IN GERMAN. This classic novel examines the theme of the soul divided against itself. Tonio Kroger endeavors to resolve within himself the ever-present conflict between art and life; his life is that of the bourgeois but his soul is that of the artist. In an effort to …

10936. Mistress Masham's Repose

T. H. White

"She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door...she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it."So …

10937. The invention of curried sausage

Uwe Timm

An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.The Invention of Curried Sausage is an ingenious, revealing, and delightful novel …

10938. The Prime Minister

Anthony Trollope

Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while …

10939. Death and the Devil

Frank Schätzing

Death and Devil is the first novel by Frank Schätzing, but was published only after his second novel Mordshunger. The background is set in the period of 10 to 14 September 1260 in Cologne, and focuses on the struggle for power between the Colognian noblemen and the Archbishop of …

10940. Sharpe's Fury

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Fury is the eleventh historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2006. The story is set in 1811 during Wellington's campaign in the Iberian peninsula.

10941. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Horace McCoy

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a novel written by Horace McCoy and first published in 1935. The story mainly concerns a dance marathon during the Great Depression. It was adapted into a 1969 film by Sydney Pollack starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin and Gig Young.

10942. Postcards from No Man's Land

Aidan Chambers

Postcards from No Man's Land is a young-adult novel by Aidan Chambers, published by Bodley Head in 1999. Two stories are set in Amsterdam during 1994 and 1944. One features 17-year-old visitor Jacob Todd during the 50-year commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem, in which his …

10943. And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

And Be a Villain is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1948. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Full House and Triple Zeck.

10944. Friedrich

Hans Peter Richter

Friedrich pronounced "FREE-drich" is a novel about two boys and their families. One family is Jewish, and the other is of non-Jewish heritage. They both live and grow together during Hitler's rise to power and reign. It is by the author Hans Peter Richter.

10945. Child of the Dark Prophecy

T. A. Barron

Child of the Dark Prophecy is the first novel in The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T. A. Barron. It is set in a world made up of a great tree and its seven roots inhabited by creatures.

10946. Power Lines

Anne McCaffrey

Power Lines is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

10947. A Medicine for Melancholy

Ray Bradbury

A Medicine for Melancholy is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. It was first published in the UK by Hart-Davis in 1959 as The Day It Rained Forever with a slightly different list of stories.

10948. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Margaret Atwood

Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is a non-fiction book written by Margaret Atwood, about the nature of debt, for the 2008 Massey Lectures. Each of the book's five chapters was delivered as a one hour lecture in a different Canadian city, beginning in St. John's, …

10949. The Logic of Failure: Why Things Go Wrong and What …

Dietrich Dörner

InThe Logic of Failure, Dietrich Dorner identifies the roots of catastrophe, the small, perfectly sensible steps that set the stage for disaster. In incisive analysis of real-life situations and often hilarious computer simulations he helps all those involved in any kind of …

10951. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on …

Jane Mayer

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals is a non-fiction book written by the American journalist Jane Mayer about Islamic radicalism, the War on Terrorism, and the "closed-doors domestic struggle over whether" U.S. President …

10952. Every Man for Himself

Beryl Bainbridge

Every Man for Himself is a novel written by Beryl Bainbridge that was first published in 1996 and is about the 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. The novel won the 1996 Whitbread Prize, and was a nominee of the Booker Prize. It also won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

10953. Programming Pearls

Jon Bentley

Programming Pearls is a book written by Jon Bentley.

10954. After Many a Summer

aldus huxley

After Many a Summer is a novel by Aldous Huxley that tells the story of a Hollywood millionaire who fears his impending death; it was published in the United States as After Many a Summer Dies the Swan. Written soon after Huxley left England and settled in California, the novel …

10955. A Good House

Bonnie Burnard

A Good House is a novel by Canadian writer Bonnie Burnard, published by Picador in 1999. It was the winner of that year's Giller Prize.

10956. Ludmila's Broken English

DBC Pierre

Ludmila's Broken English is the second novel by Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre. It was published in March 2006.

10957. A Return to Love

Marianne Williamson

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles is the first book by author Marianne Williamson and is to date the biggest selling book of interpretation of the spiritual thought system found in the book A Course In Miracles. A New York Times Best seller, …

10958. Theater Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Curtain Up is a children's novel about a theatrical family by British author Noel Streatfeild. It was first published in 1944. To remind potential readers of Streatfeild's highly successful first novel, Ballet Shoes, it is often retitled Theatre Shoes, or Theater Shoes in the …

10959. The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice

Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the …

10961. Brian's Hunt

Gary Paulsen

Brian's Hunt is a 2003 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen. It is the fifth and final book in the award-winning Hatchet series, which deals with Brian Robeson, a boy who learns wilderness survival when he is stranded after a plane wreck.

10962. To Serve Them All My Days

R. F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days is a novel by British author R. F. Delderfield. First published in 1972, the book was adapted for television in 1980. It has been adapted twice by Shaun McKenna, first as a stage play at the Royal Theatre Northampton in 1992 and again as a 5-part series …

10963. The Ninja

Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja novel was written in 1980 by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. The author blends a number of known themes together: crime, suspense and Japanese martial arts mysticism. The book is divided into five parts, called "rings," as an apparent …

10964. The Argumentative Indian

Amartya Sen

The Argumentative Indian is a book written by Nobel Prize winning Indian economist Amartya Sen. It is a collection of essays that discuss India's history and identity, focusing on the traditions of public debate and intellectual pluralism. Martha Nussbaum says the book …

10965. Play Dead

Harlan Coben

Play Dead is the first novel by American crime writer Harlan Coben. This book was reissued by Signet in September, 2010.

10966. In his own write

John Lennon

In His Own Write is a book by John Lennon first published on 23 March 1964. It consists of short stories and poems, and line drawings, often surreal and always nonsensical. The book is notable in that it was the first solo Beatle project in any form. It was followed in 1965 by A …

10967. The Golden Spiders

Rex Stout

The Golden Spiders is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. It was first published in 1953 by The Viking Press.

10968. Puckoon

Spike Milligan

Puckoon is a comic novel by Spike Milligan, first published in 1963. It is his first full-length novel, and only major fictional work. Set in 1924, it details the troubles brought to the fictional Irish village of Puckoon by the Partition of Ireland: the new border, due to the …

10972. The Dream Master

Roger Zelazny

The Dream Master, originally published as a novella titled He Who Shapes, is a science-fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. Zelazny's originally intended title for it was The Ides of Octember. The novella won a Nebula Award in 1965.

10973. Kingdom Come

J. G. Ballard

With a new introduction by Deborah Levy and a striking new cover design by the artist Stanley Donwood, Ballard's final novel sees consumerism evolve into something even more sinister. A gunman opens fire in a shopping mall. Not a terrorist, apparently, but a madman with a rifle. …

10974. Tactics of Mistake

Gordon R. Dickson

Tactics of Mistake is a science fiction novel written by Gordon R. Dickson which was first published as a serial in Analog in 1970-1971. It is part of Dickson's Childe Cycle series, in which mankind has reached the stars and divided into specialized splinter groups. The fourth …

10975. The Light Princess

George MacDonald

The Light Princess is a Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864. Drawing on inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, it tells the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and …

10978. Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

Martin Lindstrom

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy is a bestselling book by Martin Lindstrom, in which he analyzes what makes people buy. The author attempts to identify the factors that influence buyers' decisions in a world cluttered with messages such as advertisements, slogans, …

10979. Aquamarine

Alice Hoffman

Aquamarine is a novel by Alice Hoffman, published in April 2001. A film adaptation was released in 2006, although the plot of the film bears little resemblance to that of the book.

10980. The Headless Cupid

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Headless Cupid is a children's novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. First published in 1971, the book was a Newbery Honor book for 1972. After his university-professor father remarries, eleven-year-old David Stanley must make a series of new adjustments: first to his new …

10981. The Braindead Megaphone

George Saunders

The Braindead Megaphone is short story writer George Saunders’s first full length essay collection, published in 2007; it is 272 pages long. The collection has many essays that appeared in The New Yorker and GQ.

10982. Swords Against Wizardry

Fritz Leiber

Swords Against Wizardry is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber and Harry Fischer featuring their sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Fischer's contribution was limited to ten thousand words of "The Lords of Quarmall". The book is chronologically the …

10983. Armageddon Summer

Jane Yolen

Armageddon Summer is a 1998 novel by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville.

10985. In the Night Room

Peter Straub

In the Night Room is a 2004 horror-thriller novel by American author Peter Straub and a sequel to his 2003 book Lost Boy, Lost Girl. The work was first published in hardback on October 26, 2004 through Random House and it won the 2004 Bram Stoker Award for Novel. Straub …

10986. Lucas: A Story of Love and Hate

Kevin Brooks

Lucas is a 2002 novel by Kevin Brooks about a teenager named Cait who lives on an isolated island off the coast of England and befriends outsider Lucas, eventually falling in love with him only to see the island's prejudices come to life.

10987. Shattered

Dean Koontz

Shattered is a 1973 novel by Dean Koontz; it was previously published for Random House under his pseudonym, K.R. Dwyer. The Berkeley edition was published in February 1985, the second printing was in June 1985, and the third printing was in November 1985. For the 1985 printing, …

10988. A Friend of the Family

Lauren Grodstein

A Friend of the Family is a novel by Lauren Grodstein which takes place in the modern day suburbia of Northern New Jersey where the main character, Pete Dizinoff, a skilled internist, lives in a large house with his wife Elaine and son Alec. Pete's life begins to crumble when …

10989. Swimmy

Leo Lionni

Swimmy is a book by Leo Lionni.

10991. Hard Revolution

George Pelecanos

Hard Revolution is a crime novel written by George Pelecanos and set in Washington, DC. The main character of the book is Derek Strange, a black rookie police officer. The story is a prequel to other novels featuring Strange as a private detective. The book begins in 1959 when …

10992. The Winthrop Woman

Anya Seton

First published in 1958, The Winthrop Woman is Anya Seton's historical novel about Elizabeth Fones, the niece and daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth's first husband was Henry Winthrop, the second son of Gov. Winthrop, …

10994. Mutineers' Moon

David Weber

Mutineers' Moon is a 1991 science fiction novel written by American writer David Weber. It is the first book in his Dahak trilogy, and is available in the Baen Free Library. It was later republished in the Empire from the Ashes compendium.

10995. Holmes on the Range

Steve Hockensmith

Holmes on the Range is the debut novel from Steve Hockensmith and introduced the characters of Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer and his younger brother Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer. Mr. Hockensmith was a finalist for the Edgar Award for this novel.

10996. The Royal Pain

MaryJanice Davidson

The Royal Pain is a romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson and is the second book in the Alasken Royal Series. This time the focus is on HRH Princess Alexandria Baranov and her romance with Dr. Sheldon Rivers. It is found in 445 WorldCat libraries

10997. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a book written by Jessica Livingston composed of interviews she did with the founders of famous technology companies concerning what happened in their early years.

11000. Tenth Grade Bleeds

Heather Brewer

Tenth Grade Bleeds is a novel by Heather Brewer, and the third of five books in the The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod collection.



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