The most popular books in English
from 11201 to 11400
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.
F. Paul Wilson
Hosts is the fifth volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition then later as a trade hardcover from Forge and a mass market paperback from Forge.
Donna Jo Napoli
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale is a 2007 young adult novel written by Donna Jo Napoli. It appears in numerous school and public library reading lists. The book depicts the world of the slave trade around the year 900 in Ireland.
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 …
Alabama Song is a French-language novel by French novelist Gilles Leroy. It is a fictional autobiography of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although Gilles Leroy always insisted the book was not a biography but a novel, it relied on a large body of factual …
Gustave Le Bon
One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The book had a profound impact not only on Freud but also on such twentieth-century masters of crowd …
One Man's Bible is a novel by Gao Xingjian. Mabel Lee created the English translation. The book stars an alter-ego of Gao who reflects on his previous experiences around the world. Éditions de l'Aube published the book in French. WJF Jenner of The Guardian said that the book …
With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentesin her own words more King Kong than Kate Moss”delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Les Paradis Artificiels is a book by French poet Charles Baudelaire, first published in 1860, about the state of being under the influence of opium and hashish. Baudelaire describes the effects of the drugs and discusses the way in which they could theoretically aid mankind in …
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 …
Le Souffle des Dieux is a book published in 2005 that was written by Bernard Werber.
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 …
If you could go back in time, what would you do differently? For Eliott, there is no question. To all appearances, his life has been a success. At 60, he is an esteemed surgeon with a daughter he adores. The only thing missing is Ilena - a girl who died thirty years ago. But …
He Knew He Was Right is an 1869 novel written by Anthony Trollope which describes the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful wife. As is common with Trollope's works, there are also several substantial …
Across the Sea of Suns is a 1984 hard science fiction novel by American writer Gregory Benford. It is the second novel in his Galactic Center Saga, and continues to follow the scientist Nigel Walmsley, who encountered a machine extraterrestrial in the previous book, In the Ocean …
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.
Without Warning, is an alternate history novel written by Australian author John Birmingham, released in Australia in September 2008 and in the United States and the United Kingdom in February 2009. It is the first book in a new stand-alone universe. The novels After America and …
1634: The Baltic War is a sequel to both the first-of-type sequels, Ring of Fire and 1633. It had to await schedule co-ordination by the two authors, which proved difficult and delayed the work by nearly two years. It continues the 'Main' or 'Central European thread' centered on …
Pearl S. Buck
Imperial Woman is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1956. Imperial Woman is a fictionalized biography of Ci-xi, who was a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing dynasty until her death in 1908. The story of Tzu Hsi is …
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.
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 …
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation. The …
The Rag and Bone Shop is a book written by Robert Cormier. The book was published posthumously in 2001; Cormier died in 2000. The novel takes its name from the final line of William Butler Yeats's poem "The Circus Animals' Desertion".
Solomon Gursky Was Here is a novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler first published by Viking Canada in 1989.
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 …
Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age is a book written by Steven Levy about cryptography, and was published in 2001. Levy details the emergence of public key cryptography, digital signatures and the struggle between the NSA and the …
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.
Rights of Man presents an impassioned defense of the Enlightenment principles of freedom and equality that Thomas Paine believed would soon sweep the world. He boldly claimed, "From a small spark, kindled in America, a flame has arisen, not to be extinguished. Without consuming …
Oliver Sacks has been described (by The New York Times Book Review) as "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century," and his books, including the medical classics Migraine and Awakenings, have been widely praised by critics from W. H. Auden to Harold Pinter to Doris …
Turning Thirty is the third novel from Birmingham born lad–lit writer Mike Gayle. It follows the story of Matt Beckford who is on the cusp of his life-changing thirtieth birthday.
Robert Anton Wilson
Masks of the Illuminati is a 1981 novel by Robert Anton Wilson, co-author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy and over thirty other influential books. Although not a sequel to the earlier work, it does expand information on many of the topics referred to in the trilogy. The novel …
American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville is a book by Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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 …
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 - …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
On Blue's Waters is a book published in 1999 that was written by Gene Wolfe.
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 …
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by Vladimir Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperialist colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin’s …
In 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik and the ensuing space race. Three years later, Gene Kranz left his aircraft testing job to join NASA and champion the American cause. What he found was an embryonic department run by whiz kids (such as himself), sharp engineers and …
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 …
This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work …
In IRISH JOURNAL, Heinrich Boll the celebrated novelist becomes Heinrich Boll the relatively obscure traveler, touring Ireland in the mid-1950s with his wife and children. While time may stand still in Irish pubs, Boll does not, and his descriptions of his various travels …
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 …
Heinrich von Kleist
The late stories by an influential writer of singular talentBetween 1799, when he left the Prussian Army, and his suicide in 1811, Kleist developed into a writer of unprecedented and tragically isolated genius. This collection of works from the last period of his life also …
Musils Protagonist Ulrich ist gar kein Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Der Romantitel führt da ein wenig in die Irre. Tatsächlich ist es eine "Welt von Eigenschaften ohne Mann", die im Buch nichts Charakteristisches mehr zu bieten hat. Bereits die umwerfende Eingangssequenz macht …
A man goes in search of the Roman poet Ovid, banished to the end of the world. He finds that Ovid's personality and stories have undergone a sea-change, and have fragmented themselves into lots of clues - people, bizarre events, odd stretches of landscape, and a story emerges.
"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 …
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 …
Gantenbein is a 1964 novel by the Swiss writer Max Frisch. Its original German title is Mein Name sei Gantenbein, which roughly means "Let's assume my name is Gantenbein". It has also been published in English as A Wilderness of Mirrors. The novel features an anonymous narrator …
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 …
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, …
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.
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.
Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel is an internationally acclaimed documentary novel by Anatoly Kuznetsov about the Babi Yar massacre. The two-day murder of 33,771 Jewish civilians on September 29–30, 1941 in the Kiev ravine was one of the largest single mass killings …
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 …
Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj
Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's …
The Gospel According to the Son is a 1997 novel by Norman Mailer. It purports to be the story of Jesus Christ, told autobiographically.
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 …
Night Work is a 2006 novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. The book was translated into English in 2008 by John Brownjohn for Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate.
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.
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 …
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: …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
The Infinities is a 2009 novel by the Irish writer John Banville.
The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business or The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit is a children's book by German children's authors Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. The book was first published by Peter Hammer Verlag in 1989; it …
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.
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 …
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 …
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, …
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, …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs de Winter is a novel by Susan Hill published in 1993. It is the sequel to the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
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 …
Brain is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook. It describes how a future generation of computers will work hard-wired to human brains.
The Journeyer is a historical novel about Marco Polo, written by Gary Jennings and first published in 1984.
Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj
Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings--on issues of faith, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality--reflect his intellectual search for truth and a religion firmly grounded in reality. The selection includes 'A Confession,' 'Religion and Morality,' 'What Is …
Interview with History is a book consisting of interviews by the Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci, one of the most original and controversial interviewers of her time. She interviewed many world leaders of the time. Those in this book include Henry Kissinger, Golda …
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind is a book written by Donald Johanson and Maitland A. Edey.
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 …
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.
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.
Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath is a study of visionary traditions in Early Modern Europe written by the Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg. First published by Giulio Einaudi in 1989 under the Italian title Storia notturna: Una decifrazione del Sabba, it was later …
The Enchanted Wood is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton, the first in The Faraway Tree series.
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 …
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball is a book by Kadir Nelson.
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 …
Morning, Noon and Night is a 1995 novel by Sidney Sheldon.
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 …
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.
James P. Hogan
Inherit the stars is a book published in 1977 that was written by James P. Hogan.
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 …
A Vision of Murder is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Laurie.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
The Dark is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the second book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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. …
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Silver Is or Secrets is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.
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 …
Whales on Stilts is a book published in 2005 that was written by M. T. Anderson.
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. …
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.
Leif G. W. Persson
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is a book written by Leif G.W. Persson.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Timothée de Fombelle
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 …
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.
Clamp (manga artists)
Akira Ijyuin lives a double life. By day, he's a top student at the elite CLAMP School, but by night he's the infamous thief 20 Faces. A master of disguise and stealth, the masked thief steals the most unusual objects at the whim of a pair of devious crime-lords...his two …
A disorder peculiar to the country is a novel written by Ken Kalfus.
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 …
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.
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".
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, …
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 …
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, …
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.
Money, sex, drugs and love: there is just too much of the first three and little of the last in this spellbinding novel about privileged young adult Parisians. Hell is a lucid, supremely intelligent woman – almost twenty – with enough sense to be disdainful of the moneyed and …
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 …
Starfighters of Adumar is the ninth book in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It was written by Aaron Allston.
Rabbit Hill is a children's novel by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1945.