The most popular books in English
from 11601 to 11800
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.
Las armas secretas is a book of 5 short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All of the stories appear in translation in the volume Blow-up and Other Stories; one story, "Cartas de Mamá," has never been translated into English.
The Obscene Bird of Night is the most acclaimed novel by the Chilean writer José Donoso. Donoso was a member of the Latin American literary boom and the literary movement known as magical realism. The novel explores the cyclical nature of life and death, in that our fears and …
From the bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, comes an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. …
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
9tail Fox is a 2005 novel by Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
The Swords of Night and Day is a fantasy novel by David Gemmell, as well as a pair of legendary swords within the book. They also appear in Gemmell's book White Wolf. The book is set 1000 years following the death of Olek Skilgannon. The novel is an exploration of the future of …
Spring Moon is a novel written by Bette Lord.
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft is a book of religious history by the English historian Ronald Hutton, first published by Oxford University Press in 1999. At the time, Hutton was a Reader in History at Bristol University, and had previously …
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 …
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays is a collection of essays by Bertrand Russell published in 1935. The collection includes essays on the subjects of sociology, philosophy, and economics. In the eponymous essay, Russell argues that if everyone worked only four hours per day, …
Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance is a book by Ian Buruma.
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
The Golden Goblet is a children's historical novel by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It was first published in 1961 and received a Newbery Honor award in 1962. The novel is set in ancient Egypt around 1400 B.C., and tells the story of a young Egyptian boy named Ranofer who struggles to …
We Have Never Been Modern is a 1991 book by Bruno Latour, originally published in French as Nous n'avons jamais été modernes : Essai d'anthropologie symétrique. The book is an "anthropology of science" that explores the dualistic distinction modernity makes between nature and …
Castle to Castle is the English title of the 1957 novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, titled in French D'un château l'autre. The book features Céline's experiences in exile with the Vichy French government at Sigmaringen, Germany, towards the end of World War II. For the first U.S. …
**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, we are pleased to continue the program with a donation of $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation(r) and are …
J. J. Benitez
Caballo de Troya is a biography written in 1984 by Spanish journalist, writer and ufologist Juan José Benítez. It has reached considerable success in most Spanish-speaking countries as well as in Brazil. The first volume, Trojan Horse: Jerusalem, has been translated into English …
Jacques Barzun's masterful translation proves that Flaubert's Dictionary of Accepted Ideas―an acid catalogue of the clichés of 19th-century France―is as relevant today as ever. Throughout his life Flaubert made it a game to eavesdrop for the cliché, the platitude, the borrowed …
Kjell Ola Dahl
José de Alencar
Iracema is one of the three indigenous novels by José de Alencar. It was first published in 1865. The novel has been adapted into films twice in 1917 as a silent film and in 1949 as a sound film.
William S. Burroughs
The Cat Inside is the title of an autobiographical novella written by William S. Burroughs and illustrated by Brion Gysin. The book was first published by Grenfell Press in 1986 in an edition of only 133 copies; it was later reissued by Viking Press in 1992 in a mass market …
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is author and poet Maya Angelou's collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1994. It is Angelou's first collection of poetry, published after she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's …
Kenneth R. Miller
Question: Who made us?Answer #1: God made us. Answer #2: Evolution made us.Which is it? What is the true answer to the age-old question of where we came from? Is it even possible to know for sure? In Finding Darwin's God, Kenneth R. Miller offers a surprising resolution to …
From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of …
King & King is a young children's book by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. It was originally written in Dutch, but later translated into English. In the United States, it was published by Berkeley, California-based Tricycle Press in 2002; as of 2009, 20,000 copies have been …
By turns subversive and darkly comic, brutal and tender, Ron Leshemâs debut novel is an international literary sensation, winner of Israelâs top award for literature and the basis for a prizewinning film. Charged with brilliance and daring, hypnotic in its intensity, Beaufort is …
An English translation of the second work by this well respected author. A story of Albania's struggle against the Ottoman Turks, involving the siege of a medieval Albanian fortress by the Turks in the 15th century, and the defeat of the Turks by Skenderbeg. Born and raised in …
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The survivors of a plane crash awake in a nightmare, a writer finds himself at the end of an accusing finger, a businessman struggles to uncover the evil driving him mad, and a ravenous dog inhabits a camera, in a horror quartet.
W. Somerset Maugham
Now a major motion picture from USA Films starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).In Up at the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the …
Frederik Willem van Eeden
Van de koele meren des doods is a Dutch novel by Frederik van Eeden, first published in 1900. It is one of the canonical Dutch novels, and is praised for its representation of the female protagonist; the novel established van Eeden as a "master of the psychological novel." A …
Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell--has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble …
The Rebels is a historical novel written by John Jakes, originally published in 1975, the second in a series known as The Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to narrate the story of …
A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival—featuring an introduction by David Mamet A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a …
“Audacious . . . [a] giddy thrill.” — Los Angeles Times “Weird? Obviously. But oddly gripping and convincing. … Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as is.” — Washington Post Amberville, Tim Davys’s first novel about Mollisan Town and …
A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living. A 12-year-old boy named George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. On a school trip he's punished for something he didn't do. …
Lie Down in Darkness is a novel by American novelist William Styron published in 1951. It was his first novel, written when he was 26 years old, and received a great deal of critical acclaim. After graduating from Duke University in 1947, Styron took an editing position with …
The Pickup is a 2001 novel by South African writer Nadine Gordimer. It tells the story of a couple: Julie Summers, a white woman from a financially secure family, and Abdu, an illegal Arab immigrant in South Africa. After Abdu's visa is refused, the couple returns to his unnamed …
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a comic novel written by Anita Loos, first published in 1925. It is one of several famous novels published that year to chronicle the so-called Jazz Age, including Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Van …
The Battle of Evernight is a fantasy novel by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, published in 2003 by Warner Aspect, a division of Time Warner U.S.A., Pan Macmillan U.K., Pan Macmillan Australia, Editrice Nord, Italy, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Netherlands, Pipe Verlag, Germany and A.S.T. …
My Secret History is a novel by Paul Theroux published in June 1989 by Putnam Adult in the US and Hamish Hamilton in the UK. The novel follows the life of Andre Parent as he "grows" through his life and the person he becomes through his experiences, experiences that have been …
Martha Quest is a 1952 novel by British Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. Martha Quest is the main character of the first book in the book series The Children of Violence.
A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. Critic and philosopher Colin Wilson described …
One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather that won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful farmer and an intensely pious mother, he is guaranteed a …
Ironman is a 1995 novel by young adult writer Chris Crutcher who studied art and literature at the University of Notre Dame in his twenties. He created the novel's cover image himself using the medium of oil pastel. The novel is the story of Beauregard Brewster, a high school …
Titan is a 1997 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. The book depicts a manned mission to Titan — the enigmatic moon of Saturn — which has a thick atmosphere and a chemical makeup that some think may contain the building blocks of life. Titan was nominated for the Arthur C. …
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance".
N-Space is a collection of short stories by American science fiction author Larry Niven released in 1990. Some of the stories are set in Niven's Known Space universe. Also included are various essays, articles and anecdotes by Niven and others, excerpts from some of his novels, …
The Separation is a 2002 novel by Christopher Priest. It is an alternate history revolving around the experiences of identical twin brothers during the Second World War, during which one becomes a pilot for the RAF, and the other, a conscientious objector, becomes an ambulance …
Inside Job is a novella by Connie Willis, originally published in the January 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction and later as a hardback by Subterranean Press. In the story, a debunker of pseudoscience encounters a fake medium who seems to be genuinely channelling the …
The Scheme for Full Employment is a novel by the English author Magnus Mills, published in 2003 by Flamingo.
Fade is a 1988 young adult novel written by Robert Cormier.
American Nerd: The Story of My People is a book by Benjamin Nugent. The book discusses the history and origin of the term "nerd", as well as what the term means in today's age. Some of the important topics discussed include the racial differences for the term "nerd", such as how …
Ruled Britannia is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by New American Library in 2002.
Henry Grey takes a dirty, demanding job transporting racehorses by air. But when he discovers that he's actually transporting something altogether different, he has to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he has to land with his life intact.
Final Impact is the third volume of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy.
Whittington is a children's fantasy novel by Alan Armstrong, published by Random House in 2005 with illustrations by S. D. Schindler. It was a 2006 Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book for Children.
The Settlers is a novel by Vilhelm Moberg from 1956. It is the third and the longest part of the series The Emigrants.
John Patrick Shanley
Doubt, A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley. Originally staged off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004, the production transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in March 2005 and closed on July 2, 2006 after 525 performances and 25 …
The Outsider is a non-fiction book by Colin Wilson first published in 1956. Through the works and lives of various artists – including H. G. Wells, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Harley Granville-Barker, Hermann Hesse, T. E. Lawrence, …
The Brimstone Wedding is a 1996 mystery novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine.
Robert K. Massie
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea is a work of non-fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert K. Massie. It details the naval actions of the First World War with an emphasis on those of the United Kingdom and Imperial Germany. This book …
Robert B. Parker
Blue Screen is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Sunny Randall series.
In 2198, one hundred and fifty years after the desperate wars that destroyed an overpopulated Earth, Man lives precariously on a hundred hastily-established colony worlds and in the seven giant Ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero's Ship is a small closed …
The Tax Inspector is a 1991 novel by Australian writer Peter Carey.
Conquerors' Heritage is a book published in 1995 that was written by Timothy Zahn.
E. L. Konigsburg
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth is a children's novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It was published by Atheneum Books in 1967 and next year in the UK by Macmillan under the title Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth and Me. Jennifer, Hecate was the author's first …
Raymond E. Feist
Jimmy the Hand is the third and final book in Legends of the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist. It details the story of Jimmy, a 13- to 16-year-old thief, who after aiding Prince Arutha & Princess Anita escape Krondor and running afoul of Guy Du Bas-Tyra's secret police has …
Wilbur A. Smith
Assegai is Wilbur Smith's thirty-second novel, it follows The Triumph of the Sun in which the author brought the Courtney and Ballantyne series together. Assegai tells the story of Leon Courtney and is set in 1906 in Kenya. The events in the story are linked to and precede the …
The Inscrutable Americans is a 1991 novel by Anurag Mathur. Tri-Color Communications adapted the book into a film in 1999.
Hospital of the Transfiguration is a book written by Stanisław Lem. It tells the story of a young doctor, Stefan Trzyniecki, who after graduation starts to work in a psychiatric hospital. The story takes place during the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War. The …
Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a bas-relief sculpture: they have been …
A Day Late and a Dollar Short is Terry McMillan's fifth novel. It’s about a family in Las Vegas in 1994. Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family.
Necroscope IV: Deadspeak is the fourth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1990.
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is an American children's book by Dav Pilkey, and the second book in the Captain Underpants book series. It was published at some point in February 1999. It marks the first appearance of the Turbo Toilet 2000, the Talking …
John Henry Days is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize shortlisted novel by African American author Colson Whitehead. John Henry Days is a portrait of America. Through a patchwork of interweaving histories, Whitehead reveals how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its …
Edward E. Smith
Second Stage Lensmen is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was first published in book form in 1953 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 4,934 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding beginning in 1941. Second Stage Lensmen is …
Robert von Ranke Graves
Count Belisarius is a historical novel by Robert Graves, first published in 1938, recounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius. Just as Graves's Claudius novels were based on The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius and other Roman sources, Count Belisarius is largely based on …
Joyce Carol Oates
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart is a 1990 novel by American novelist Joyce Carol Oates. The title is taken from "In the Desert," a poem by Stephen Crane. Oates's novel was nominated for best work of fiction in the 1990 National Book Awards.
Fatal Cure is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook.
Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the …
Dragons of the Dwarven Depths is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. It is the beginning of the Lost Chronicles trilogy, designed to fill in the gaps in the storyline between the books in the Chronicles …
Robert B. Parker
A Savage Place is the 8th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "Kubla Khan." The book's epigraph is an excerpt from the poem, from "And there were gardens" to "A savage place! as holy and enchanted / As e'er beneath a waning moon …
The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by English author Edith Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet. In it the children re-encounter the Psammead—the "it" in Five …
Roc and a Hard Place is the nineteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.
Duck for President is a children's book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Released in 2004 through Simon and Schuster, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book follows the further adventures of Farmer Brown's animals that were introduced in Click, Clack, …
Killer on the Road is a crime novel by James Ellroy. First published in 1986, it is a non-series book between the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy and the L.A. Quartet. It was first released by Avon as a mass-market paperback original under the title Silent Terror. But the title intended …
Alan Dean Foster
The End of the Matter is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is fourth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.
Shatterpoint is a science fiction novel by Matthew Stover set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars creator George Lucas wrote the prologue to the novel. Its main character is Jedi Master Mace Windu. Stover based Shatterpoint on both Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, and …
Death in a White Tie is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh. It is the seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1938. The plot concerns the murder of a British lord after a party. It was adapted for television in a 1993 episode of The Inspector Alleyn …
Robert B. Parker
Trouble in Paradise is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the second in his Jesse Stone series.
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Red Is for Remembrance is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.
The Confidential Agent is a thriller novel by British author Graham Greene. Fueled by Benzedrine, Greene wrote it in six weeks. To avoid distraction, he rented a room in Bloomsbury from a landlady who lived in an apartment below him. He used that apartment in the novel and had …
In Green's Jungles is a book published in 2000 that was written by Gene Wolfe.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing the legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.He’s the scion of an honorable and revered …
Ursula K. Le Guin
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Mariner and the Mutinous Crew is a 1998 nonfiction book by Ursula K. Le Guin. Developed from a writers' workshop led by Le Guin, the book contains self-guided exercises and discussions focused on the …
An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems is a 2007 political narrative written and edited by conservative commentator Glenn Beck
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through …
Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, set in the Aurient. The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times".
Warchild is a science fiction novel by Karin Lowachee. It was published by Warner Aspect in 2002. It won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award. Warchild was also a finalist for the 2002 Philip K. Dick Award.
Colonization: Second Contact is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first novel of the Colonization series, as well as the fifth installment in the Worldwar series.
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico is a book by Miguel León-Portilla, translating selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. It was first published in Spanish in 1959, and in English in 1962. The most recent …
Lady Whistledown Tells All!Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended -- only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother -- in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.When the …
Philip K. Dick
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1990 and reprints Volume II of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick replacing the story "Second Variety" with "We Can Remember It …
Robert B. Parker
A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose …
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.
Falling Angel is a 1978 horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Written in a hardboiled detective style with supernatural themes, it was adapted into the 1987 film Angel Heart.
The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ is a book written by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince and published in 1997 by Transworld Publishers Ltd in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It proposes a fringe hypothesis regarding the relationship …
Rosa is a children's picture book written by poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier. A biography of African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks, it won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators and was a Caldecott Honor Book in …
Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation." In the last, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the …
MOMENTS OF BEING is a collection containing Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing. The author was well born, and in "Reminiscenses," the first of five pieces, she focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that could happen," and its effect on her …
The Heather Blazing is the 1992 novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín. It was the writer's second novel and allowed him to become a full-time fiction writer. The intensity of the prose and the emotional tension under the colder eye with which the events are seen, provided him with a …
The Cleft is a novel by Doris Lessing.
The Landry News is a children's book by Andrew Clements first published in the United States in 1999 by Aladdin.
Boy A is the title of a 2004 novel by British writer Jonathan Trigell.
Jill Paton Walsh
Knowledge of Angels is a medieval philosophical novel by Jill Paton Walsh which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize.
Torn is the second book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It picks up the story of Wendy Everly and the Trylle that began in Switched. It was again self-published by Amanda Hocking as an eBook on 12 November 2010. The second book of the Trylle …
Death of a Doxy is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1966.
In the 1670s Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: one to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa …
The Key is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the third book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.
The Silent Boy was written by Lois Lowry and was published in 2003. Categorized as both a young adult novel and historical fiction, The Silent Boy is set in a 20th-century farm community. The story was inspired by a pile of photos that Lowry found and which are interspersed …
It's Not the End of the World is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume, published in 1972.
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 …
While Sigmund Freud is best known for being the father of psychoanalysis and his contributions to the field, he has also written other works that may be a bit less scientific and more accessible to the public. One such book is The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, a work that …
The Crocodile Bird is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell.
'My hour is come ... the clock of eternity is about to strike, but its knell must be unheard by mortal ears!'Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. The story …
La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret is the fifth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Viciously anticlerical in tone, it follows on from the horrific events at the end of La Conquête de Plassans, focussing this time on a remote Provençal backwater village. …
James A. Michener
Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. Iberia is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that …
Apex Hides the Hurt is a 2006 novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The novel follows an unnamed nomenclature consultant who is asked to visit the town of Winthrop, which, rather conveniently for the nomenclature consultant, is considering changing its name. During his …
Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …
I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers is a children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1999.
Der Motivationstrainer Ryan Bingham hat einen ausgeprägten Spleen: er sammelt Flugbonusmeilen. Sein ganzes privates wie berufliches Leben richtet sich nach Flugkilometern und deren Maximierung. Ob es um die Hochzeit seiner Schwester oder den Konkurs eines Klienten geht, …
Robert B. Parker
Brimstone is a 2009 Western novel by Robert B. Parker. It is the third novel featuring Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole, following the events of Appaloosa and Resolution.
Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. "Until Gwen", the collection's fifth story, was published in the June 2004 edition of The Atlantic prior to its inclusion in Coronado.
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Millions is a children's novel published early in 2004, the first book by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is an adaptation of his screenplay for the film Millions, although it was released six months before the film. Set in England just before British adoption of …
Tomorrow is a novel by Graham Swift first published in 2007 about the impending disclosure of a family secret. Set in Putney, London on the night of Friday, 16 June 1995, the novel takes the form of an interior monologue by a 49-year-old mother addressed to her sleeping teenage …
Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography, "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert, was published in 1974, with Jack Hobbs credited as an editor. This book spans events from January to May 1943, during Operation Torch, the Allied liberation of Africa in …
The Eagle's Conquest is a 2001 novel by Simon Scarrow, about the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD. It is the second book in the Eagle Series
The Blade Itself is a crime thriller novel by Marcus Sakey that was released in January 2007.
Elizabeth Janet Gray
Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Gray won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1943 from the book. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minstrel …
Bella at Midnight is a fantasy novel for children by Diane Stanley. The story is based on the fairy tale Cinderella. It was first published in 2006.