The most popular books in English
from 10801 to 11000

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. Lolly Willowes or the Loving Huntsman

Alison Lurie

Sylvia Townsend Warner began her literary career as a poet, and her first novel is as nimble and precise as poetry and reads as if it might have been composed to a meter. Like some of Jane Austen's fiction, Lolly Willowes is a comedy about the perils, pleasures, and consolations …

10804. A Dead Man in Deptford

Anthony Burgess

‘One of the most productive, imaginative and risk-taking of writers… It is a clever, sexually explicit, fast-moving, full blooded yarn'Irish TimesA Dead Man in Deptford re-imagines the riotous life and suspicious death of Christopher Marlowe. Poet, lover and spy, Marlowe must …

10805. 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 …

10807. The Human Condition

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 …

10808. 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 …

10809. Letters on the English

Jérôme Vérain

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 …

10812. Albert Speer

Gitta Sereny

Albert Speer is a 1995 book by Gitta Sereny.

10813. 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 …

10814. 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.

10815. The Matlock Paper

Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper is the third suspense novel by Robert Ludlum, in which a solitary protagonist comes face to face with a massive criminal conspiracy. Its protagonist, James Barbour Matlock, is an English professor in his 30s who is recruited by the Department of Justice to …

10816. The Santaroga Barrier

Frank Herbert

The Santaroga Barrier is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It is considered to be an "alternative society" or "alternative culture" novel. The Santaroga Barrier deals with themes such as psychology, the counterculture of the 1960s, and psychedelic drugs. It was …

10817. Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen

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

10818. Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

Pornografia is a 1960 novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz. The narrative revolves around two middle-aged Warsawian intellectuals, who during a trip to the countryside construct a scheme to make two teenagers fall in love.

10820. Hardwired

Walter Jon Williams

Hardwired is a 1986 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

10821. Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

Matt Groening

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life is a humorous book published in the United States in 1993 by HarperCollins. It includes advice from the Simpsons character Bart Simpson on how to deal with life. The book was written by several authors, and was helped into print by Matt Groening. It …

10822. Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

Bruno Schulz

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass is the English title of Sanatorium Pod Klepsydrą, a novel by the Polish writer and painter Bruno Schulz, published in 1937.

10823. The Melancholy of Resistance

László Krasznahorkai

From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal …

10824. 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 …

10828. 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.

10829. 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 …

10830. End Zone

Don DeLillo

End Zone is Don DeLillo's second novel, published in 1972. It is a light-hearted farce that foreshadows much of his later, more mature work. Set at small Logos College in West Texas, End Zone is narrated in first person by Gary Harkness, a blocking back on the American football …

10831. 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. …

10832. Through Gates of Splendor

Elisabeth Elliot

Through Gates of Splendor is a 1957 best selling book written by Elisabeth Elliot. The book tells the story of Operation Auca, an attempt by five American missionaries - Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian - to reach the Huaorani tribe of …

10833. 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 …

10834. Smith of Wootton Major

J. R. R. Tolkien

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

10835. 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 …

10836. 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, …

10838. 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 …

10839. 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.

10840. 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.

10843. Funny Boy

Shyam Selvadurai

Funny Boy is a coming-of-age novel by Canadian author Shyam Selvadurai. First published by McClelland and Stewart in September 1994, the novel won the Lambda Literary Award for gay male fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. Set in Sri Lanka where Selvadurai grew up, …

10844. 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.

10845. 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.

10846. Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Sometimes is a children's novel by British writer Penelope Farmer, published in 1969 by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Harcourt in the USA. It is the third and best known of three books featuring the Makepeace sisters, Charlotte and Emma, and inspired the song …

10847. 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 …

10849. 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, …

10850. 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.

10852. 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.

10853. 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 …

10855. The Mirror of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Mirror of Merlin is a 1999 fantasy novel by T. A. Barron published by Penguin. It is the fourth of The Lost Years of Merlin, a five-book series providing a childhood story for the legendary Merlin, wizard of Arthurian legend. In a remote swamp on the magical isle of …

10856. Prador Moon

Neal Asher

Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes …

10857. Skeleton Coast

Clive Cussler

Skeleton Coast is the 4th installment of the The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler & Jack B. Du Brul. It involves Juan Cabrillo and his crew of concerned mercenaries, as they attempt to quell a revolution, support and spark another and save the East Coast of America from …

10858. Sacred Stone

Clive Cussler

Sacred Stone is the second book in The Oregon Files series of novels by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. It was released on October 5, 2004 by Berkley. The main character, Juan Cabrillo, is the captain of the Oregon, an ultramodern warship disguised as a …

10859. Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

Fuzzy Nation is a 2011 reboot by John Scalzi of H. Beam Piper's 1962 novel Little Fuzzy.

10860. 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 …

10861. Fifty Shades Darker

E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker is a 2012 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. The first …

10864. 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 …

10865. 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 …

10866. 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 …

10868. Mockingbird

Walter Tevis

The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It's a world without art, reading and children, a world that people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever …

10872. 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.

10873. 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 …

10874. 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 …

10875. So Many Ways to Begin

Jon McGregor

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

10878. 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 …

10879. 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, …

10881. 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 …

10882. 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 …

10883. 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 …

10884. 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.

10885. 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.

10888. The Roman

Mika Waltari

The Roman is a fiction novel by Mika Waltari published in 1964. Set in Rome, the book is a sequel to The Secret of the Kingdom, a novel about the early days of Christianity. The protagonist and narrator is Minutus, the son of Marcus, the main character of the previous novel. …

10898. Sky of Swords

Dave Duncan

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

10900. 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 …

10901. 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 …

10902. Stones for Ibarra

Harriet Doerr

Stones for Ibarra is a book written by Harriet Doerr.

10904. 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 …

10905. 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.

10910. 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, …

10911. 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 …

10912. Silver Linings Playbook, The

Matthew Quick

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

10913. 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 …

10916. Sea Change

Robert B. Parker

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

10917. 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 …

10918. 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 …

10920. 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.

10925. 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 …

10928. 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 …

10929. 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.

10933. Abduction

Robin Cook

Abduction is a 2000 novel written by Robin Cook.

10939. 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.

10940. 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 …

10943. Sweetness

Torgny Lindgren

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

10944. 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 …

10946. 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.

10948. 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 …

10951. 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, …

10952. 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.

10956. 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 …

10959. 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 …

10962. 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 …

10963. 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.

10964. Walking Shadow

Robert B. Parker

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

10965. 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. …

10967. 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 …

10969. 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, …

10970. 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 …

10972. 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, …

10973. 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 …

10975. Programming Pearls

Jon Bentley

Programming Pearls is a book written by Jon Bentley.

10976. 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, …

10977. 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.

10978. 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.

10979. 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 …

10981. 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.

10983. 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 …

10984. 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.

10985. 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 …

10986. 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, …

10987. 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 …

10988. 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. …

10989. The Book of the Law

Aleister Crowley

Liber AL vel Legis is the central sacred text of Thelema, written down from dictation mostly by Aleister Crowley, although Rose Edith Crowley is also known to have written two phrases into the manuscript of the Book after its dictation. Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by …

10990. 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.

10993. 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 …

10994. 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 …

10995. 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.

10996. 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 …

10997. 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.

10998. 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.

10999. 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 …



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