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.

11201. The Sky People

S. M. Stirling

The Sky People is a 2006 science fiction novel by American writer S. M. Stirling. It takes place on the planet Venus in an alternate solar system where probes from the United States of America and the Soviet Union, find intelligent life and civilizations on both Venus and Mars. …

11202. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

Ellen Datlow

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears is the third book in a series of collections of re-told fairy tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

11203. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel …

David Deutsch

The Fabric of Reality is a book by physicist David Deutsch written in 1997. The text was initially published on August 1, 1997 by Viking Adult.

11205. A Swift Pure Cry

Siobhan Dowd

A Swift Pure Cry is a 2006 novel by Siobhan Dowd about a teenager named Shell who lives in County Cork, Ireland. It won the 2007 Branford Boase Award and the Eilís Dillon Award.

11207. The Living

Annie Dillard

The Living is American author Annie Dillard's first novel, a historical fiction account of European settlers and a group of Lummi natives in late 19th century Washington published in 1992. The main action of the book takes place in the Puget Sound settlements of Whatcom, Old …

11210. A Gun for Sale

Graham Greene

A Gun for Sale is a 1936 novel by Graham Greene. The novel was first published by Doubleday Doran in the U.S. in June 1936 as This Gun For Hire; it was published by William Heinemann in the U.K. in July 1936 as A Gun For Sale. Raven is a man dedicated to ugly deeds. When Raven …

11211. The Art of Memory

Frances Yates

The Art of Memory is a 1966 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book follows the history of mnemonic systems from the classical period of Simonides of Ceos in Ancient Greece to the Renaissance era of Giordano Bruno, ending with Gottfried Leibniz and the …

11212. Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New …

Robert Kagan

Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order is an essay by Robert Kagan which attempts to explicate the differing approaches that the United States and the nations of Europe take towards the conduct of foreign policy. Kagan argues that the two have different …

11213. The Vampire Tapestry

Suzy McKee Charnas

The Vampire Tapestry is a 1980 fantasy novel by American author Suzy McKee Charnas. The story follows a vampire by the name of Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland as he preys upon humanity while simultaneously trying to uncover who and what he truly is. Weyland is unlike many traditional …

11214. t zero

Italo Calvino

t zero is a 1967 collection of short stories by Italian author Italo Calvino. The title story is based on a particularly uncertain moment in the life of a lion hunter. This second in time, t₀, is considered by the hunter against known previous seconds and hypothetical future …

11216. Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel

Truman Capote

Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette …

11217. James Joyce

Richard Ellmann

James Joyce by Richard Ellmann was published in 1959. It is widely accepted as a masterpiece of literary biography. Anthony Burgess was so impressed with the biographer's work that he claimed it to be "the greatest literary biography of the century". It provides an intimate and …

11218. Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

John McCain

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest …

11219. Moon Over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch

Moon Over Soho is the second novel in the Rivers of London series by English author Ben Aaronovitch. The novel was released on 21 April 2011 through Gollancz and was well received.

11220. Black Projects, White Knights

Kage Baker

Black Projects, White Knights is a collection of short stories written by Kage Baker and published by small-press science fiction publisher Golden Gryphon Press, assembling various short stories set in the universe of The Company series, which comprises the bulk of her published …

11221. Shock

Robin Cook

Shock is a novel written by Robin Cook in 2001. It's a medical science fiction woven around a fertility clinic that uses unethical means to get rich.

11222. After Tupac and D Foster

Jacqueline Woodson

After Tupac And D Foster is a novel written by Jacqueline Woodson. The novel received a Newbery Medal Honor in 2009 and won the American Library Association Award and the 2009 Josette Frank Award.

11223. Eyeless in Gaza

Aldous Huxley

Eyeless in Gaza is a bestselling novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1936. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton's Samson Agonistes: ... Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in …

11224. The House of Doctor Dee

Peter Ackroyd

This novel centres on the famous 16th-century alchemist and astrologer John Dee. Reputedly a black magician, he was imprisoned by Queen Mary for allegedly attempting to kill her through sorcery. When Matthew Palmer inherits an old house in Clerkenwell, he feels that he has …

11225. The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn

The Kissing Hand is an American children's picture book written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. It features a mother raccoon comforting a child raccoon by kissing its paw. First published by the Child Welfare League of America in 1993, it has …

11226. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord is a 1994 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the tenth of the Flashman novels.

11227. Poirot's Early Cases

Agatha Christie

The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audiobook include all the ones in the print book first published in 1974. With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in detective fiction. In "The Plymouth Express," the body of the daughter of a wealthy …

11228. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field, Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years is a children's novel written by Rachel Field and published in 1929. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1930. In 1999, Susan Jeffers and Rosemary Wells updated and rewrote Hitty's story, adding an episode …

11229. The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel …

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

In its subtlety, intelligence and clear-headedness, Marcel Reich-Ranicki's account of the Warsaw Ghetto, the concentration camps, the relations between Poles and Jews, Poles and Poles, and the Germans, is one of the most compelling and dramatic ever recorded. After the war, …

11230. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan

Anne Marie's dad, a Glaswegian painter and decorator, has always been game for a laugh. So when he first takes up meditation at the Buddhist Center, no one takes him seriously. But as Jimmy becomes more involved in a search for the spiritual, his beliefs start to come into …

11231. The Upstairs Room

Johanna Reiss

A Life in HidingWhen the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two …

11232. Letters Back to Ancient China (Dedalus Europe 1997)

Herbert Rosendorfer

Mrs. Kei-kung is a thoroughly modern woman and she introduces Kao-tai, a 10th century Chinese mandarin marooned in modern day Munich by his time machine, to the joys of modern sex and champagne. However everything else he encounters is not to his taste.In his letters back to his …

11233. Cosmos and Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

Here are two major works by the famed Polish novelist and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz. The first, Cosmos, a metaphysical thriller, revolves around an absurd investigation. It is set in provincial Poland and narrated by a seedy, pathetic, and witty student, who is charming and …

11234. The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."―Frank Rich Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are …

11235. The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Volume V: …

Jane Austen

This is part of a complete set of Jane Austen's novels collating the editions published during the author's lifetime and previously unpublished manuscripts. The books are illustrated with 19th century plates and incorporate revisions by experts in the light of subsequent …

11236. Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics

Allen Drury

In this seminal work of political fiction, Allen Drury has penetrated the world's stormiest political battleground and the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the Senate to confirm …

11237. Shadow Country

Peter Matthiessen

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERPeter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, …

11238. Memoirs of a Survivor

Doris Lessing

The Memoirs of a Survivor is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing. It was first published in 1974 by Octagon Press. It was made into a film in 1981, starring Julie Christie and Nigel Hawthorne, and directed by David Gladwell.

11240. The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dali

The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí is an autobiography by the internationally famous artist Salvador Dalí published in 1942 by Dial Press. The book was written in French and translated to English by Haakon Chevalier. It covers his family history, his early life, and his early work …

11241. Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March

Adam Zamoyski

Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March is a non-fiction book analysing the events and circumstances during the French Invasion of Russia and the events during the reign of Napoleon, which would, ultimately, mark the ending of the Napoleonic empire after his troops were defeated …

11242. The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth

The Legend of the Holy Drinker is a 1939 novella by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth, published posthumously by Allert de Lange Verlag in Amsterdam. It tells a story about an alcohol addict, Andreas, who wants to return money he has borrowed, but fails because he spends all of …

11243. The Meaning of Hitler

Sebastian Haffner

The Meaning of Hitler is the title of the English translation of the originally German 1978 book Anmerkungen zu Hitler by the journalist and writer Raimund Pretzel, who published all his books under the pseudonym Sebastian Haffner. The 176-page book analyzes the life and work of …

11244. The Gospel According to the Son

Norman Mailer

The Gospel According to the Son is a 1997 novel by Norman Mailer. It purports to be the story of Jesus Christ, told autobiographically.

11245. The Wild Swans

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Wild Swans" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. The tale was first published on 2 October 1838 as the first installment in Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children. New …

11246. Voss

Patrick White

Voss is the fifth published novel of Patrick White. It is based upon the life of the nineteenth-century Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt who disappeared whilst on an expedition into the Australian outback.

11247. The Homecoming

Harold Pinter

The Homecoming is a two-act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and it was first published in 1965. Its premières in London and New York were both directed by Sir Peter Hall and starred Pinter's first wife, Vivien Merchant, as Ruth. The original Broadway …

11248. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Liaquat Ahamed

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World is a nonfiction book by Liaquat Ahamed about events leading up to and culminating in the Great Depression as told through the personal histories of the heads of the Central Banks of the world's four major economies at the time: …

11250. The Duke's Children

Anthony Trollope

The Duke's Children is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1879 as a serial in All the Year Round. It is the sixth and final novel of the Palliser series.

11251. The Englishman's Boy

Guy Vanderhaeghe

The Englishman's Boy is a novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe, published in 1996 by McClelland and Stewart, which won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1996 and was nominated for the Giller Prize. It deals with the events of the Cypress Hills Massacre as told 50 …

11252. How to Live: A Life of Montaigne

Sarah Bakewell

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do …

11253. Ethel and Ernest

Raymond Briggs

Ethel and Ernest is a graphic novel by English author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. It tells the story of the lives of Briggs' parents from their first meeting in 1928 to their deaths in 1971.

11256. In Xanadu: A Quest

William Dalrymple

In Xanadu is a 1989 travel book by William Dalrymple. In Xanadu traces the path taken by Marco Polo from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to the site of Shangdu, famed as Xanadu in English literature, in Inner Mongolia, China. The book begins with William Dalrymple …

11257. The Infinities

John Banville

The Infinities is a 2009 novel by the Irish writer John Banville.

11258. The Red House Mystery

A. A. Milne

The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel.

11259. The Missionary Position

Christopher Hitchens

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice is an essay by the British-American journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens published in 1995. It is a critique of the work and philosophy of Mother Teresa, the founder of an international Roman Catholic …

11260. The Long Lavender Look

John D. MacDonald

The Long Lavender Look is the twelfth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. After the preceding book, Dress Her in Indigo, which was largely set in Mexico, The Long Lavender Look not only returns to McGee's usual haunt of Florida, but is almost entirely set in …

11261. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

11263. Foundation's Triumph

David Brin

Foundation's Triumph is a science fiction novel by David Brin, set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe. It is the third book of the Second Foundation trilogy, which was written after Asimov's death by three authors, authorized by the Asimov estate. Brin synthesizes dozens of …

11264. Newton's Cannon

Greg Keyes

Newton's Cannon is the first novel in Gregory Keyes's The Age of Unreason series. The main protagonist for the novel is Benjamin Franklin; other key characters to the novel are James Franklin - Ben's brother, John Collins - Ben's friend, as well as Adrienne and King Louis XIV - …

11267. The Third Wave

Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave is a book published in 1980 by Alvin Toffler. It is the sequel to Future Shock, published in 1970, and the second in what was originally likely meant to be a trilogy that was continued with Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century …

11269. A Catskill Eagle

Robert B. Parker

A Catskill Eagle is the 12th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1985. The title comes from a quote from Herman Melville.

11270. Thirteen Days

Robert F. Kennedy

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis is Robert F. Kennedy's account of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The book was released in 1969, a year after his assassination. Thirteen Days describes the meetings held by the Executive Committee, the team assembled by US …

11271. The Place of Dead Roads

William S. Burroughs

The Place of Dead Roads is a 1983 novel by William S. Burroughs, the second book of the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night and concludes with The Western Lands. It chronicles the story of a gay gunfighter in the American West, beginning with the gunfighter’s death …

11272. On Blue's Waters

Gene Wolfe

On Blue's Waters is a book published in 1999 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

11274. In the President's Secret Service

Ronald Kessler

In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect is a book by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler, published on August 4, 2009, detailing the United States Secret Service involvement in protecting …

11275. A Damsel in Distress

P. G. Wodehouse

A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 4 October 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, on 15 October 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, …

11276. The Emperor's Code

Gordon Korman

The Emperor's Code is the eighth book in The 39 Clues series written by Gordon Korman. The book's cover, revealed on March 2, 2010, shows a red mask with codes imprinted in specific areas against a purple background. After the release, readers were asked to find three of the …

11277. Epic

Conor Kostick

Epic is a novel written by Conor Kostick. It is the first book in the Avatar Chronicles trilogy and was published in 2004 by The O'Brien Press Ltd.

11278. The foretelling

Alice Hoffman

A coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit, this is the tale of the future leader of the Amazon women warriors. Rain must hold fast to her inner warrior, but she is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy.

11279. Lon Po Po

Ed Young

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China is a children's picture book translated and illustrated by Ed Young. It was published by Philomel in 1989. Young won the 1990 Caldecott Medal for the books illustrations.

11280. The Alchemy of Stone

Ekaterina Sedia

The Alchemy of Stone is the third novel by Ekaterina Sedia. It is an urban fantasy/steampunk novel dealing with an automaton's involvement in a proletarian revolution in the fictional city of Ayona.

11281. The Black Pearl

Scott O'Dell

The Black Pearl is a young adult novel by Scott O'Dell first published in 1967 about the coming of age of the son of a pearl dealer living in the Baja peninsula. It was a Newbery Honor book in 1967.

11282. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank …

Julian Rubinstein

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts is a book by Julian Rubinstein.

11284. Mrs. de Winter

Susan Hill

Mrs de Winter is a novel by Susan Hill published in 1993. It is the sequel to the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

11285. Sphinx

Robin Cook

Sphinx is a 1979 novel by Robin Cook. Unlike most of his novels, its theme is Egyptology and the modern black market in antiquities rather than medicine. Set in 1980, mainly in Egypt, it deals with a young American Egyptologist named Erica Baron on a working vacation in Egypt …

11286. Brain

Robin Cook

Brain is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook. It describes how a future generation of computers will work hard-wired to human brains.

11287. Senhora

José de Alencar

Senhora is a novel written by the Brazilian writer José de Alencar. It was first published in 1875, two years before the author's death. It was the third book by the author about the position of women in Brazil's 19th century Rio de Janeiro society, published under the pseudonym …

11288. The Journeyer

Gary Jennings

The Journeyer is a historical novel about Marco Polo, written by Gary Jennings and first published in 1984.

11290. Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Donald Johanson

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind is a book written by Donald Johanson and Maitland A. Edey.

11291. Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as …

11292. The New Rebellion

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The New Rebellion is a 1996 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set thirteen years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

11293. Strange Piece of Paradise

Terri Jentz

Strange Piece of Paradise: A Return to the American West to Investigate My Attempted Murder—And Solve the Mystery of Myself is a non-fiction book by the American writer Terri Jentz. It was released in 2006.

11296. The Enchanted Wood

Enid Blyton

The Enchanted Wood is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton, the first in The Faraway Tree series.

11297. First Light

Rebecca Stead

First Light is a young adult science fiction and mystery novel by Rebecca Stead, first published in 2007. The novel follows Peter, who is in Greenland with his father and mother for research on global warming, and Thea, who lives in Gracehope, an underground colony located below …

11298. We Are the Ship

Kadir Nelson

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball is a book by Kadir Nelson.

11299. Ice

Sarah Beth Durst

When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives …

11300. Morning, Noon and Night

Sidney Sheldon

Morning, Noon and Night is a 1995 novel by Sidney Sheldon.

11301. Legion

William Peter Blatty

Legion is a 1983 horror novel by William Peter Blatty, a sequel to The Exorcist. It was made into the movie The Exorcist III in 1990. Like The Exorcist, it involves demonic possession. The book was the focus of a court case over its exclusion from the The New York Times Best …

11302. Orange Crush

Tim Dorsey

Orange Crush is Tim Dorsey's third novel, and the first not to star Serge A. Storms as the main character. It is a frequently dark spoof of the politics of Florida and the United States' involvement in the Balkans.

11303. Inherit the stars

James P. Hogan

Inherit the stars is a book published in 1977 that was written by James P. Hogan.

11304. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Yiyun Li

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers is the debut story collection by Yiyun Li. It received the 2005 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Guardian First Book Award, Whiting Writers' Award and California Book Award for first …

11305. A Vision of Murder

Victoria Laurie

A Vision of Murder is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

11306. Star Trek Memories

William Shatner

Star Trek Memories is the first of two volumes of autobiography dictated by William Shatner and transcribed by MTV editorial director Christopher Kreski. In the book, published in 1993, Shatner interviews several cast members of Star Trek: The Original Series with the notable …

11307. Split Image

Robert B. Parker

Split Image is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the ninth and final novel in his Jesse Stone series. It was published a month after his death.

11309. Thin Air

Robert B. Parker

Thin Air is the 22nd Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he searches for the wife of his longtime associate, Sgt. Frank Belson of the Boston Police Department.

11311. Orphan Star

Alan Dean Foster

Orphan Star is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is Foster's eighteenth published book, his fifth original novel, and is chronologically the third entry in the Pip and Flinx series. Bloodhype was the second novel to include Pip and Flinx, but it is …

11312. The Dark

Marianne Curley

The Dark is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the second book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.

11313. Harris and Me

Gary Paulsen

Harris and Me is a children's novel written by award-winning author Gary Paulsen. It was first published in 1993. The book is composed of a collection of vignettes with a subheading to preview each chapter. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named …

11314. Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Loses Control, is a Newbery Honor book by Jack Gantos and is the sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. This realistic fiction book was published in the year 2000 and describes the challenging life of young Joey suffering from an attention deficit disorder.

11315. The Sons of Heaven

Kage Baker

The Sons of Heaven is a science fiction novel written by Kage Baker. It is the last in her series of novels about The Company. The Company, formally known as Dr. Zeus Inc., exists in the 24th century but employs immortal cyborgs to recover and save valuable artifacts in the …

11317. Polity Agent

Neal Asher

The thrilling fourth installment in Neal Asher’s Cormac series.From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien Maker” back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic …

11319. The Wings of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Wings of Merlin is a children's fantasy novel by T.A. Barron. It is the fifth book in the Lost Years of Merlin epic about the legendary wizard Merlin's youth. It was published by Philomel in 2000, and republished by Puffin Books in 2011 under the title A Wizard's Wings. …

11320. Silver Is for Secrets

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Silver Is or Secrets is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

11321. Avalon

Anya Seton

Avalon is a 1965 novel by the American author Anya Seton. It is a fictional story about Saint Rumon and Merewyn, set against a broad historical background of Anglo-Saxon England and the Viking expansion to Iceland and Greenland. It follows their journey and acceptance into the …

11322. Rudin

Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev is an author who no longer belongs to Russia only. During the last fifteen years of his life he won for himself the reading public, first in France, then in Germany and America, and finally in England. In his funeral oration the spokesman of the most artistic and …

11324. Ring of Fire

Eric Flint

Ring of Fire is the third published book by editor-author-historian Eric Flint of the 1632 series, an alternate history series begun in the novel 1632. The Ring of Fire is both descriptive of the cosmic event as experienced by the series' characters, but also is at times used as …

11325. A Certain Smile eng. trans.

Françoise Sagan

Library sticker on front cover. No dust jacket.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition, suitable as a study copy.

11326. The Age of Kali

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple has proved himself to be one of the most perceptive and enjoyable travel writers of the 1990s. His first book, In Xanadu, became an instant backpacker's classic, winning a stream of literary prizes. City of Djinns and From the Holy Mountain soon followed, to …

11329. Good Morning, Midnight

Reginald Hill

Good Morning, Midnight is a 2004 crime novel by Reginald Hill, and part of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The title takes its name from Good Morning -- Midnight, a poem by Emily Dickinson which is quoted throughout the story.

11330. Stormy Weather

Carl Hiaasen

Stormy Weather is a 1995 novel by Carl Hiaasen. It takes place in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, including insurance scams, street fights, hunt for food and shelter, corrupt bureaucracy, ravaged environment and disaster tourists.

11331. The Wanderer

Kahlil Gibran

The Wanderer is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

11333. A disorder peculiar to the country

Ken Kalfus

A disorder peculiar to the country is a novel written by Ken Kalfus.

11334. Fine Just the Way It Is

Annie Proulx

Fine Just the Way It Is is a 2008 collection of short stories by Annie Proulx.

11335. C

Tom McCarthy

C has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.The acclaimed author of Remainder, which Zadie Smith hailed as “one of the great English novels of the past ten years,”gives us his most spectacularly inventive novel yet. Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth …

11336. Letters from Rifka

Karen Hesse

Letters From Rifka is a children's historical novel by Karen Hesse, published by Holt in 1992. It features a Jewish family's emigration from Russia in 1919, to Belgium and ultimately to the U.S., from the perspective of daughter Rifka, based on the personal account by Hesse's …

11337. Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

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

11338. A Door into Ocean

Joan Slonczewski

A Door into Ocean is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by Joan Slonczewski. The novel shows themes of ecofeminism and nonviolent revolution, combined with Slonczewski's own mastery of knowledge in the field of biology.

11340. Rites of Passage

William Golding

Rites of Passage is a book written by William Golding.

11341. Strange Wine

Harlan Ellison

Strange Wine is a 1978 short story collection by Harlan Ellison. It contains the following stories: Introduction: Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don't Look So Terrific Yourself. Croatoan Working With the Little People Killing Bernstein Mom In Fear of K …

11343. Omon Ra

Victor Pelevin

Omon Ra is a short novel by the modern Russian writer Victor Pelevin, published in 1992 by the Tekst Publishing House in Moscow. It was the first novel by Pelevin, who until then was known for his very short stories. Pelevin traces the absurd fate of the fictional protagonist, …

11344. Beauvallet

Georgette Heyer

Witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen. 'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, …

11345. Empire

Gore Vidal

Empire is the fourth historical novel in the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal, published in 1987. The novel concerns the fictional newspaper dynasty of half-sibling characters Caroline and Blaise Sanford. Playing these characters against real-life figures of the years …

11346. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

De la démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as Of Democracy in America, but English translations are usually titled simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed …

11347. The Knight and Knave of Swords

Fritz Leiber

The Knight and Knave of Swords is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the seventh and last volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the …

11349. Prime Obsession

John Derbyshire

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics is a historical book on mathematics by John Derbyshire, detailing the history of the Riemann hypothesis, named for Bernhard Riemann, and some of its applications. The book is written such that …

11350. Raft

Stephen Baxter

Raft is a 1991 hard science fiction book by author Stephen Baxter. Raft is both Baxter's first novel and first book in the Xeelee Sequence, although the Xeelee are not present. Raft was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1992.

11351. Rogue Male

Geoffrey Household

1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator’s private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his …

11353. Pale Kings and Princes

Robert B. Parker

Pale Kings and Princes is a Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is taken from John Keats's poem La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad. Following the murder of a reporter, Spenser is hired by a newspaper to investigate drug smuggling around the area of Wheaton, …

11355. Tom Brown's School Days

Thomas Hughes

Tom Brown's School Days is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in the 1830s at Rugby School, a public school for boys. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. The novel was originally published as being "by an Old Boy of Rugby", and much of it is based on …

11357. The Voyage of the Sable Keech

Neal Asher

The Voyage of the Sable Keech is a 2006 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the second novel in the Spatterjay sequence.

11359. Dangling Man

Saul Bellow

An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow—now with an introduction by J. M. CoetzeeExpecting to be inducted into the army to fight in World War II, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups …

11360. My Place

Sally Morgan

My Place is an autobiography written by artist Sally Morgan in 1987. It is about Morgan's quest for knowledge of her family's past and the fact that she has grown up under false pretences. The book is a milestone in Aboriginal literature and is one of the earlier works in …

11361. Once

Morris Gleitzman

Once is a 2005 children's novel by Australian author Morris Gleitzman. It is about a Jewish boy named Felix, who lived in Poland, and is on a quest to find his book-keeper parents after he sees Nazis burning the books from a Catholic orphanage library in which he stays. He finds …

11362. The Devouring

Simon Holt

The Devouring is a teen horror novel by author Simon Holt. This book was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 1, 2008. The Devouring is the first in a series; the second book, titled The Devouring #2: Soulstice, was released September 1, 2009, while …

11363. Sweet and Deadly

Charlaine Harris

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight Texas on NBC Two to Tango.Newspaper reporter Catherine Linton ignored her investigative instincts when her parents died in a mysterious car crash six months ago--grief obscuring t he warning signs that something …

11365. The Various

Steve Augarde

The Various is a children's fantasy novel written and illustrated by Steve Augarde, published in 2003. It is the first book of the Touchstone Trilogy which continues with Celandine and Winter Wood. The trilogy tells the story of the hidden tribes of little people who live in a …

11366. Dark Tower: The Long Road Home Premiere HC: Long …

Stephen King

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower...now presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times …

11368. Great Sky River

Gregory Benford

Great Sky River is a Nebula Award nominated 1987 novel written by author Gregory Benford as a part of his Galactic Center Saga series of books.

11369. Isard's Revenge

Michael A. Stackpole

Isard's Revenge is the eighth novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It marks a return by writer Michael A. Stackpole to the series he created, after a hiatus of three novels by Aaron Allston. In returning to the series, Stackpole brought back a number of elements that made the …

11370. Starfighters of Adumar

Aaron Allston

Starfighters of Adumar is the ninth book in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It was written by Aaron Allston.

11371. Rabbit Hill

Robert Lawson

Rabbit Hill is a children's novel by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1945.

11372. Pigeon Post

Arthur Ransome

Pigeon Post is an English children's adventure novel by Arthur Ransome, published by Jonathan Cape in 1936. It was the sixth of twelve books Ransome completed in the Swallows and Amazons series. He won the inaugural Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising it as …

11373. The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry …

Robert Coover

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. is Robert Coover's second novel, published in 1968.

11374. Karlson 01. Karlson on the Roof (Tony Ross)

Astrid Lindgren

Imagine Eric's delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window! It's Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof. Soon Eric and Karlson are sharing all sorts of adventures, from tackling thieves and playing tricks to looping the …

11375. Cock and Bull

Will Self

Cock and Bull is the title of a volume composed of two novellas by Will Self, which includes the stories Cock and Bull. The two stories are characterized by empty, emotionless, phatic sex; rape; cruelty; and violence. The book was originally published in 1992 by Bloomsbury.

11376. Whales on Stilts

M.T. Anderson

Whales on Stilts is a book published in 2005 that was written by M. T. Anderson.

11378. Tales of the Alhambra

Washington Irving

Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving.

11379. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Ernest J. Gaines

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines. The story depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman. She tells of the major events of her life from the time she was a young slave …

11380. Phaze Doubt

Piers Anthony

Phaze Doubt is a book published in 1990 that was written by Piers Anthony.

11381. Religion Explained

Pascal Boyer

What's it all about? Though we might never answer the really big questions--with good reason--maybe we can understand why we ask them. Cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer tackles this topic in the unapologetically titled Religion Explained, and it is sure to polarize his …

11382. The Sign and the Seal

Graham Hancock

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy …

11383. The prime of life

Simone de Beauvoir

The orime of life is a 1960 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

11384. Owlknight

Mercedes Lackey

Owlknight is a 1999 novel by Mercedes Lackey and is the third book in the Darian's Tale trilogy.

11385. Heavy Weather

P. G. Wodehouse

Heavy Weather is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 28 July 1933 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, and in the United Kingdom on 10 August 1933 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It had been serialised in the Saturday Evening Post from 27 May to 15 …

11386. Autumn in Peking

Boris Vian

Autumn in Peking is a 1947 novel by the French writer Boris Vian. The French critic Bruno Maillé has described it as a surrealist novel, something the surrealists themselves ardently denied.

11388. Freaky Green Eyes

Joyce Carol Oates

Freaky Green Eyes was the third young-adult fiction novel written by Joyce Carol Oates. The story follows the life of 15-year-old Francesca "Franky" Pierson as she reflects on the events leading to her mother's mysterious disappearance. Through what she calls Freaky's thoughts, …

11391. The Lurker at the Threshold

H. P. Lovecraft

The Lurker at the Threshold is a short novel in the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror. It was written by August Derleth, based on short fragments written by H. P. Lovecraft, who died in 1937, and published as a collaboration between the two authors. According to S. T. Joshi, of the …

11392. To the Last Man

Jeff Shaara

To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War is a historical novel written by Jeff Shaara about the experience of a number of combatants in World War I. The book became a national best seller and received praise from people such as General Tommy Franks.

11393. Ellen Tebbits

Beverly Cleary

Ellen Tebbits is a 1951 children's novel written by Beverly Cleary. It is Cleary's second published book, following Henry Huggins. This humorous realistic fiction story tells the adventures of young Ellen and the new girl in her school, Austine Allen.

11394. The Spell

Alan Hollinghurst

The Spell is a 1998 novel by British author Alan Hollinghurst.

11395. Dinosaur Planet

Anne McCaffrey

Dinosaur Planet is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was a paperback original published in 1978, by Orbit Books and then by Del Rey Books, the fantasy & science fiction imprints of Futura Publications and Ballantine Books respectively. A …

11396. Pretty Little Mistakes

Heather McElhatton

Pretty Little Mistakes is a book written by Heather McElhatton and published on May 1, 2007 by HarperCollins. The novel is written in Second-person narrative and allows the reader to direct where the story will go, similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. The book …

11397. The Man Who Loved Children

Christina Stead

The Man Who Loved Children is a 1940 novel by Australian writer Christina Stead. It was not until a reissue edition in 1965, with an introduction by poet Randall Jarrell, that it found widespread critical acclaim and popularity. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 …

11398. Dave Barry Turns 40

Dave Barry

Dave Barry Turns 40 is a humor book written by humor Columnist Dave Barry, about turning 40, as well as giving satirical advice on aging.

11399. Hell Island

Matthew Reilly

Hell Island is a horror/adventure novella written in conjunction with the Australian Books Alive promotion, by thriller writer Matthew Reilly. While it is the fourth book released in the Shane Schofield series, it is stand alone novella in the Shane Schofield universe, …

11400. Locomotion

Jacqueline Woodson

Finalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster …



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