The most popular books in English
from 12201 to 12400

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.

12201. Simisola

Ruth Rendell

Simisola is a 1994 novel by British crime writer Ruth Rendell. It features her recurring detective Inspector Wexford, and is the 16th in the series. Though a murder mystery, the book also touches on the themes of racism and welfare dependency.

12202. Clandestine in Chile

Gabriel García Márquez

"Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín" is a report, written by Gabriel García Márquez, about the Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín’s clandestine visit to his home country after 12 years in exile. After 10 years of dictatorship, Augusto Pinochet issued a list with …

12203. Augustus

John Edward Williams

A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs. A mere eighteen years of age when his …

12204. Poil De Carotte

Jules Renard

Poil de carotte is a long short story or autobiographical novel by Jules Renard published in 1894, which recounts the childhood and the trials of a redheaded child. It is probably in this miserable childhood story where one should look for the origins of Renard's skepticism and …

12205. The Short Reign of Pippin IV

John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court …

12206. Fable of Venice

Hugo Pratt

In this affectionate tribute to his home town, Hugo Pratt offers a complex mystery thriller involving Freemasons, occultists, and esotericists set during the rise of Fascism in 1921. Corto Maltese’s return to Venice is ostensibly a search for an emerald known as the Clavicle of …

12208. Coup de Grâce

Marguerite Yourcenar

Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from …

12210. Staying On

Paul Scott

Instead of returning “home” when he retired, Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, and his wife Lily chose to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire.

12211. 1634: The Ram Rebellion

Eric Flint

1634: The Ram Rebellion is the seventh published work in the 1632 alternate history book series, and is the third work to establish what is best considered as a "main plot line or thread" of historical speculative focus that are loosely organized and classified geographically. …

12213. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later …

12214. The Sibley Guide to Birds

David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, …

12215. Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change is a 2006 non-fiction book by Elizabeth Kolbert. The book attempts to bring attention to the causes and effects of global climate change. Kolbert travels around the world where climate change is affecting the …

12216. The Naked Civil Servant

Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant is the 1968 autobiography of witty gay icon Quentin Crisp, adapted into a 1975 film of the same name starring John Hurt. The book began as a 1964 radio interview with Crisp conducted by his friend and fellow eccentric Philip O'Connor. A managing director …

12217. Funeral Rites

Jean Genet

Funeral Rites is a 1948 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator's lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII. The first edition was limited to 1,500 copies; in 1953 the text was revised by …

12218. The Dragon in the Sea

Frank Herbert

The Dragon in the Sea, also known as Under Pressure from its serialization, is a novel by Frank Herbert. It was first serialized in Astounding magazine from 1955 to 1956, then reworked and published as a book in 1956. It is usually classified as a psychological novel.

12220. Pale gray for guilt

John D. MacDonald

Pale Gray for Guilt is the ninth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around McGee's investigation into the death of his close friend Tush Bannon, who he suspects has been murdered because of his refusal to sell his waterfront property to …

12224. Blood Fever

Charlie Higson

Blood Fever is the second novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2006 by Puffin Books.

12225. Firestar's Quest

Erin Hunter

Firestar's Quest follows Firestar, the leader of ThunderClan, one of the four Clans of cats living in a forest, on a journey to find the lost fifth Clan: SkyClan. After receiving dreams from the previous leader of SkyClan, Firestar and his mate Sandstorm leave ThunderClan to …

12226. The Iron Ring

Lloyd Alexander

The Iron Ring is a fantasy novel for children by Lloyd Alexander. It features a young king Tamar who leaves Sundari Palace on a quest journey in a land of humans and talking animals, which are inspired by Indian mythology. The caste system of India is one ground for conflict in …

12227. The Green Brain

Frank Herbert

The Green Brain, initially published as Greenslaves, is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.

12228. Blood's a Rover

James Ellroy

Blood's a Rover is a 2009 crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy. It follows American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand as the final volume of Ellroy's Underworld USA Trilogy. A 10,000-word excerpt was published in the December 2008 issue of Playboy. The book was …

12231. Blood Done Sign My Name

Timothy Tyson

Blood Done Sign My Name is an autobiographical work of history written by Timothy B. Tyson while he was a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The book, published in 2004 and based in part on a Master of Arts thesis Tyson wrote in 1990 while …

12232. The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

Tove Jansson

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My was the first Moomin picture book by Finnish author Tove Jansson, published in 1952 in Swedish. It is the first Moomin book to be adapted into an iPad app.

12233. Pat of Silver Bush

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush is a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, noted for her Anne of Green Gables series. The protagonist, Patricia Gardiner, hates change of any kind and loves her home, Silver Bush, more than anything else in the world. She is very devoted to her family: her …

12235. The Chosen

L. J. Smith

The Chosen is the fifth novel in the Night World series written by L. J. Smith. It was first published on February 1, 1997 by Simon Pulse. Since its release, it has been reprinted several times due to its cult status amongst Smith's fans.

12237. The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange …

Tom Reiss

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life is a book written by Tom Reiss.

12238. The God Engines

John Scalzi

The God Engines is a science fiction novella by John Scalzi published in 2009. It was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

12240. Dogsong

Gary Paulsen

Dogsong is a 1984 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen and is a Newbery Honor Book. It is about a 14-year-old Eskimo, Russel Susskit and his dogs, who is searching for answers about his life that he cannot find. His father could not tell him the answers—but a blind old man named …

12241. The Birthday Present

Ruth Rendell

The Birthday Present is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under her pseudonym Barbara Vine. It was her first novel under this name in three years.

12242. Glory Lane

Alan Dean Foster

Glory Lane is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book takes place outside of either of Foster’s two usual universes, Spellsinger and the Humanx Commonwealth.

12243. So Much to Tell You

John Marsden

So Much to Tell You is a young adult novel by Australian author John Marsden, first published in 1987. It was his debut book. It was instantly successful in Australia and the US, and has since been translated into nine languages and awarded many highly acclaimed literary awards …

12244. Yon Ill Wind

Piers Anthony

Yon Ill Wind is the twentieth novel of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

12245. Into the Looking Glass

John Ringo

Into the Looking Glass is the first novel in the Looking Glass military hard science fiction series, written by American author John Ringo. The book was released in March 27, 2007 by Baen Books. The story involves travel through portals called looking glasses, the discovery of …

12246. In Death Ground

David Weber

In Death Ground is a 1997 military science fiction novel by David Weber and Steve White. The story is completed in the novel The Shiva Option. The title is taken from a passage in Chapter 11 of Sun Tzu's The Art of War: "In difficult ground, press on; On hemmed-in ground, use …

12247. Midnight Whispers

V. C. Andrews

Midnight Whispers is the fourth novel in the Cutler series, written in 1992 by the ghost-writer of V. C. Andrews novels, Andrew Neiderman. The novel follows the traditional formula of Andrews novels, and by being the fourth in its series, it thereby centres on the child of the …

12248. Exiles at the Well of Souls

Jack L. Chalker

Exiles at the Well of Souls is the second book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker. Originally intended to be one book, the story was split into Exiles and Quest for the Well of Souls forming a duology.

12249. The Haunted Air

F. Paul Wilson

The Haunted Air is the sixth 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.

12250. While I Live

John Marsden

While I Live is a book published in 2003 that was written by John Marsden.

12253. The White Road

Lynn Flewelling

The White Road is the fifth novel in Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. Set in a fictional universe, the novel follows the adventures of a complex thief and his apprentice. It is preceded by Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness, Traitor's Moon and Shadows Return. The White …

12256. My Heartbeat

Garret Freymann-Weyr

My Heartbeat is a 2002 novel by Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a fourteen-year-old girl who discovers that her brother and his best friend, James, who she has been in love with for years, could be a couple. It was named a Printz Honor book in 2003.

12258. The Brotherhood of the Rose

David Morrell

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog.

12260. The Assassini

Thomas Gifford

The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books.

12261. l8r, g8r [L8R G8R]

Lauren Myracle

l8r, g8r is the third novel in a young adult series by Lauren Myracle written entirely as instant messages; the first two are ttyl and ttfn. l8r, g8r is a coming of age novel published on March 1, 2007 by Harry N. Abrams. l8r g8r was the No. 1 banned book in 2009 due to the …

12262. Catch the Lightning

Catherine Asaro

Catch the Lightning is a novel by Catherine Asaro in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, also known as Tales of the Ruby Dynasty. The novel won the 1998 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and the UTC Readers Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

12263. Darkest Hour

V. C. Andrews

Darkest Hour is the fifth and final novel in a series of books about the Cutler family attributed to V. C. Andrews and published in 1993. It is allegedly based on the original ideas of Andrews but was written by ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman. Andrews is the credited author. The …

12264. The Crippled God

Steven Erikson

Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if …

12265. The Goblin Wood

Hilari Bell

The Goblin Wood is a 2003 teen fantasy novel by Hilari Bell.

12267. Pathfinder

Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder is a science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card, known for his novel, Ender's Game. This novel tells the story of Rigg, and his unusual ability to perceive the "paths" of living things throughout time. It is the first book in the ongoing Pathfinder …

12268. Demonata 3: Slawter

Darren Shan

Slawter is the third book in The Demonata series written by Darren Shan. Even though all the Demonata books can be read separately this book follows on from the 1st in the series, Lord Loss and the 2nd in the series, Demon Thief. The protagonist is Grubbs Grady, who was also the …

12270. The Sight

Erin Hunter

The Sight is a children's fantasy novel. It was released April 24, 2007, and it is the first installment of the Warriors: Power of Three series by Erin Hunter. This book was recommended as Children's Summer reading by the Washington Post Children's Book Club.

12272. The Gathering

Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering is a novel by Kelley Armstrong. It was released April 12, 2011 by HarperTeen. The Gathering is the first book in Armstrong's Darkness Rising trilogy. Darkness Rising is the second trilogy in the Darkest Powers series. Darkness Rising follows a new set of kids. …

12274. Fifty Shades Freed

E. L. James

THE OFFICIAL MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION. Based on volume three of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy with more than 150 million copies sold worldwide. When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey …

12275. The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy is a 2012 novel written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published worldwide by the Little, Brown Book Group on 27 September 2012. A paperback edition was released on 23 July 2013. It was Rowling's first publication since the Harry Potter series, her first apart …

12276. Redshirts

John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be …

12277. The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara

Camilo Guevara

THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE “CHE: PART TWO” FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO This is Che Guevara’s last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant …

12278. Crossing the Mangrove

Maryse Condé

In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path …

12279. The Anatomy Lesson

Philip Roth

At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction—pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one …

12280. The heretic : a novel of the Inquisition

Miguel Delibes

An ode to tolerance and the liberty of conscience, The Heretic is an unforgettable story of a man and the passions that move him to action. In this winner of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa, Spain’s most prestigious literary prize, Miguel Delibes takes us into the heart of …

12281. Violence and the Sacred

René Girard

His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.

12282. One Morning in Maine

Robert McCloskey

As we follow the story of Sal and his lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though we had spent a day with his family on their island".--Saturday Review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/14/1952Pages: 64Reading Level: …

12283. Pat the Bunny

Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies and has been a perennial best-seller in the United States since its publication in 1940. It is not a book in the traditional sense, but more a collection of things to do, such as pat the fake fur of a rabbit …

12284. The Eye in the Pyramid

Robert A. Wilson

The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a hellish conspiracy of psychotic lost souls hidden for centuries, unleashing its evil on a naive, defenseless world? It was Saul Goodman's lousy luck to smell the trail in some underground memos in a bombed-out office--the …

12285. Hardcase

Dan Simmons

Penzler Pick, July 2001: Dan Simmons is not an author who writes the same book twice. He doesn't even come close. Since switching from fantasy/horror to mystery, Simmons has written Crook Factory, set in Cuba and starring Ernest Hemingway, and Darwin's Blade, featuring a genius …

12286. The Road to San Giovanni

Italo Calvino

A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant "memory exercises" about his life and work--now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his experiences during WWII, and …

12287. Evil for Evil

K. J. Parker

Second book in K. J. Parker's fantasy series The Engineer Trilogy.

12288. The Last Dragonslayer

Jasper Fforde

NOW A MAJOR FILM ON SKY1 WITH GAME OF THRONES STAR JOHN BRADLEY In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old …

12289. Where I Was From

Joan Didion

Where I Was From is a 2003 collection of essays by Joan Didion. It concerns the history and culture of California, where Didion was born and spent much of her life. Where I Was From combines aspects of historical writing, journalism, and memoir to present a history of California …

12290. Berlin Noir 2 - Criminalul din umbră

Philip Kerr

The Pale Criminal is a historical detective novel and the second in the Berlin Noir trilogy of Bernhard Gunther novels written by Philip Kerr.

12291. The Viceroy of Ouidah

Bruce Chatwin

The Viceroy of Ouidah is a novel published in 1980 by Bruce Chatwin, a British author.

12292. Equal Danger

Leonardo Sciascia

Equal Danger is a 1971 detective novel by Leonardo Sciascia where a police inspector investigating a string of murders finds himself involved in existential political intrigues. Set in an indeterminate country this novel is informed by the corrupt politics and Mafia of …

12293. Pincher Martin

William Golding

Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin, is a novel by British writer William Golding, first published in 1956. It is Golding's third novel, directly following The Inheritors, which in turn came after his magnum opus and debut Lord of the Flies. The novel is one of …

12296. On the Water

H.M. van den Brink

On the Water is a 1998 novel by Dutch author Hans Maarten van den Brink. It recounts an unlikely sporting partnership which is shattered by the advent of World War II. The central roles are those of Anton and David, a rowing crew from opposite sides of Amsterdam society, and …

12297. The Time In Between

David Bergen

The Time in Between is a novel by Canadian author David Bergen. It deals with a man named Charles Boatman, who mysteriously returns to Vietnam, where he had been a soldier earlier in his life, and his children, Ada and Jon, who also go to Vietnam to search for him. Although …

12298. In a Strange Room

Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room is a 2010 novel by South African writer Damon Galgut. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, as well as for the Ondaatje Prize.

12299. Martians, Go Home

Fredric Brown

Martians, Go Home is a science fiction comic novel written by Fredric Brown, published in Astounding Science Fiction on September 1954 and later by E. P. Dutton in 1955. The novel concerns a writer who witnesses an alien invasion of Earth by boorish little green men from Mars.

12300. Berlin Diary

William L. Shirer

Berlin Diary is a first-hand account of the rise of Nazi Germany and its road to war, as witnessed by the American journalist William L. Shirer. Shirer, a radio reporter for CBS, covered Germany for several years until the Nazi press censors made it impossible for him to report …

12304. Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road is a 2002 philosophical travel memoir by Neil Peart, the drummer and main lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. It chronicles Peart's long-distance motorcycle riding throughout North and Central America in the late 1990s, …

12305. The Scramble for Africa

Thomas Pakenham

The Scramble for Africa is a comprehensive popular history of the Scramble for Africa written by Thomas Pakenham.

12306. Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream

Javier Marías

Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream is a 2004 novel by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2006. It became a London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2007.

12307. A Frolic of His Own

William Gaddis

A Frolic of His Own is a book by William Gaddis, published by Poseidon Press in 1994. It was his fourth novel and it won his second U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

12308. The Last Mughal

William Dalrymple

The Last Mughal, The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 is a 2006 historical book by William Dalrymple.

12309. The Pluto Files

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet is a book written by astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson. The book is about Pluto, which was demoted to the status of dwarf planet in August 2006 by the International Astronomical …

12310. The story of an African farm

Olive Schreiner

The Story of an African Farm was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels.

12311. Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Cymbeline /ˈsɪmbɨliːn/, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare, set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the …

12313. The Trial of Henry Kissinger

Christopher Hitchens

The Trial of Henry Kissinger is Christopher Hitchens' examination of alleged war crimes of Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later United States Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Acting in the role of the prosecution, Hitchens …

12315. Mind Performance Hacks

Ron Hale-Evans

Mind Performance Hacks: Tips and Tools for Overclocking Your Brain is a self-help book using psychology and mnemonic techniques to improve thinking skills such as memory, creativity, mental math, and other cognitive abilities by Ron Hale-Evans, who wrote and researched …

12316. The Truth Machine

James L. Halperin

The Truth Machine is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the …

12318. WarCraft: Day of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak

Warcraft: Day of the Dragon is a novel by Richard A. Knaak based in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. It is the first book released in the Warcraft Universe.

12320. Piercing

Ryū Murakami

Every night, Kawashima Masayuki creeps from his bed and watches over his baby girl's crib while his wife sleeps. But this is no ordinary domestic scene. He has an ice pick in his hand, and a barely controllable desire to use it. Deciding to confront his demons, Kawashima sets …

12322. God's Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

God's Bits of Wood is a 1960 novel by the Senegalese author Ousmane Sembène that concerns a railroad strike in colonial Senegal of the 1940s. It was written in French under the title Les bouts de bois de Dieu. The book deals with several ways that the Senegalese and Malians …

12324. Venus

Ben Bova

Venus is a science fiction novel by Ben Bova, part of the Grand Tour novel series and first published in the year 2000. The story follows Van Humphries, the son of the ruthless tycoon Martin Humphries, and his experiences on Venus.

12325. Survivor's Quest

Timothy Zahn

Survivor's Quest is a 2004 novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. The book was written by Timothy Zahn, and is the eighth, and, chronologically, the final book in his eight-book Thrawn series.

12327. We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea is the seventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1937. In this book, the Swallows are the only recurring characters. They are staying in a new location, Pin Mill on the River Orwell upstream …

12328. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Harriet Elinor Smith (Hrsg.)

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

12329. A Tramp Abroad

Ana Maria Brock

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. While the stated …

12330. If You Liked School You'll Love Work

Irvine Welsh

If You Liked School You'll Love Work is a collection of short stories from novelist Irvine Welsh. It was released in the UK on 5 July 2007, and in the U.S. on 4 September 2007.

12331. They Thirst

Robert R. McCammon

A vampire turns Los Angeles into a city of the dead in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song. The Kronsteen castle, a gothic monstrosity, looms over Los Angeles. Built during Hollywood’s golden age for a long-dead screen …

12334. The Underground Man

Mick Jackson

The Underground Man is a novel by Mick Jackson. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for that year. It shows the life of an eccentric and reclusive Victorian Duke, loosely modeled on William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland. His latest scheme involves building a …

12335. The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Zachary Mason

The Lost Books of the Odyssey is a 2007 novel by Zachary Mason, republished in 2010. Mason, who wrote the book while working full-time, attempted to publish the book after it won first prize in a 2007 competition sponsored by Starcherone Books, an independent publisher in …

12336. Emerald sea

John Ringo

Emerald Sea is a book published in 2004 that was written by John Ringo.

12337. Moscow 2042

Vladimir Voinovich

Moscow 2042 is a 1986 novel by Vladimir Voinovich. In this book, the alter ego of the author travels to the future, where he sees how communism has been built up in Moscow: at first, it seems the government has actually been successful in doing so. But slowly it becomes clear …

12338. Weedflower

Cynthia Kadohata

Weedflower is an American children's historial fiction novel by Cynthia Kadohata, who received the Newbery and Whiting Awards. The cover photography of the first edition is by Kamil Vojnar. The story is set in the United States and told from the perspective of twelve-year-old, …

12340. The Man Who Japed

Philip K. Dick

The Man Who Japed is a science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1956. Although one of Dick's lesser-known novels, it features several of the ideas and themes that recur throughout his later works. The "jape[s]" or practical jokes of the novel begin …

12341. Safely Home

Randy Alcorn

Safely Home is a Christian novel by Randy Alcorn. It takes place in present-day China, and follows the story of two Harvard roommates, one American and one Chinese, who reunite decades after they graduate. The novel won the Gold Medallion Book Award for evangelical literature. …

12342. Flicker

Theodore Roszak

Flicker is a novel by Theodore Roszak published in 1991. The novel covers approximately 15–20 years of the life of film scholar Jonathan Gates, whose academic investigations draw him into the shadowy world of esoteric conspiracy that underlies the work of fictional B-movie …

12343. Derailed

James Siegel

Derailed is a thriller novel written by James Siegel and published in February 2003. It tells the story of Charles Schine, a man who works in the advertising business, who suddenly finds himself having an affair, being blackmailed, and having the police investigate him for …

12344. The Aspern Papers

Henry James

In this classic 1888 novella, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern. Attempting to gain access to the papers, the property of Aspern's former mistress, …

12346. Anne Frank: The Biography

Melissa Muller

Anne Frank: The Biography is the first full biography of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. Written by Melissa Müller it was initially published in 1998 in Germany. The book was the basis for the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story.

12347. The Fool's Progress

Edward Abbey

The Fool's Progress is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey, published in 1988. The book is a semi-autobiographical novel about a man, Henry Holyoak Lightcap, who refuses to submit to modern commercial society. Unlike Abbey's most famous fiction work, The Monkey …

12348. Me and Kaminski

Daniel Kehlmann

From the internationally best-selling author Daniel Kehlmann, a provocative and wickedly funny novel about two unpredictable men–one an artist and the other a journalist, who together embark on an unexpected adventure with uproarious results. Sebastian Zollner’s failure as a …

12349. Imajica

Clive Barker

Imajica is a fantasy novel by British author Clive Barker. Barker names it as his favourite of all his writings. The work, 825 pages at its first printing in 1991, chronicles the events surrounding the reconciliation of Earth, called the Fifth Dominion, with the other four …

12350. Needle in the Groove

Jeff Noon

Needle in the Groove is a 1999 novel by Jeff Noon. A music/spoken word CD was released on the same day as the book. It tells its story through the eyes of Elliot, a young twenty-something bassist, as he finds himself playing bass for Glam Damage, a new DJ-based band who are …

12351. Dirty White Boys

Stephen Hunter

Dirty White Boys is a novel by American author Stephen Hunter. It covers the escape of convict Lamar Pye and two accomplices from a penitentiary in the mid-western USA, and highway patrol officer Bud Pewtie's attempts to track them down. The events in the novel are set in …

12352. History of the Russian Revolution

Leon Trotsky

The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky is a 3 volume book on the Russian Revolution of 1917, first published in 1930, translated into English by Max Eastman in 1932. The three parts are: The Overthrow of Tzarism, The Attempted Counter-Revolution and The Triumph of …

12353. The Armchair Economist

Steven Landsburg

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life is an economics book written by Rochester professor of economics Steven Landsburg. The first edition appeared in 1993. A revised and updated edition appeared in May 2012. The underlying theme of the book, as Landsburg states on …

12354. Gone, But Not Forgotten

Phillip Margolin

· In Portland, Oregon, the wives of several prominent businessmen have disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only a black rose and a note with a simple message: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.” · An identical series of disappearances occurred in Hunter’s Point, New York, ten …

12355. Cally's War

Julie Cochrane

Cally's War is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It follows Michael O'Neal's daughter Cally, who, raised from an early age by her paternal grandfather to be familiar with weapons and tactics, becomes a professional …

12356. Breaking Open the Head

Daniel Pinchbeck

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism is a book written by author and journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, founding editor of the literary journal Open City. Published in 2002, Breaking Open the Head covers, in Pinchbeck's words, the …

12360. Chicks in Chainmail

Esther Friesner

Chicks in Chainmail is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther M. Friesner, with a cover by Larry Elmore. It consists of works featuring female protagonists by female authors. It was first published in paperback by Baen Books in September 1995, with a hardcover edition …

12361. Great Jones Street

Don DeLillo

Published in 1973, Great Jones Street is Don DeLillo's third novel. It centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick, who also narrates the novel. There is a good deal of surreal imagery. Running Dog, a parody of Rolling Stone introduced in Great Jones Street, would later play a central …

12362. Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. …

12363. Far North

Marcel Theroux

Far North is a book written by Marcel Theroux.

12365. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

Studs Terkel

"Hard Times": An Oral History of the Great Depression is a telling of the oral history of the Great Depression written by Studs Terkel. It is a firsthand account of people of varying socio-economic status who lived in the United States during the Great Depression. The first …

12366. 1635: The Cannon Law

Eric Flint

1635: The Cannon Law is the sixth book and fifth novel published in the 1632 series by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis. It is the second novel in the French-Italian plot thread, which began with 1634: The Galileo Affair and was published by Baen Books in 2006. The book explores the …

12367. China Men

Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men is a 1980 collection of "stories" by Maxine Hong Kingston, some true and some fictional. It is a sequel to The Woman Warrior with a focus on the history of the men in Kingston's family. It won the 1981 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kingston wrote The Woman …

12368. Driven to Distraction

Edward Hallowell

Driven to Distraction is a book by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey which investigates the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder.

12369. Bear Island

Alistair MacLean

Bear Island is a thriller novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1971 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it was the last of MacLean's novels to be written in first-person narrative. This novel is a locked room mystery with the added twist that the scene …

12372. Shatterday

Harlan Ellison

Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe, …

12373. Young Goodman Brown

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Young Goodman Brown" is a short story published in 1835 by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in 17th century Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses the Calvinist/Puritan belief that all of humanity exists in a state …

12375. The New Sufferings of Young W.

Ulrich Plenzdorf

One of the most talked-about works ever published in the German Democratic Republic! This innovative novel by an East German writer is a worthy companion to the classic it parodies and parallels: Goethe's The Sufferings of Young Werther. Goethe and J. D. Salinger were the two …

12376. Rock Springs

Richard Ford

Rock Springs is a highly regarded collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, published in 1987 and largely dealing with dysfunctional mothers and fathers and their effects on young male narrators. As with his earlier novels A Piece of My Heart and …

12377. The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet …

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet Sixteen Princess is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2005 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the third novella in the series.

12378. Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow is an Australian children's book written by Ruth Park and first published on 31 January 1980. The story is set in Sydney, Australia and is about a girl named Abigail who travels back in time to colonial Sydney-Town in the year 1873, where she meets Beatie Bow, …

12379. Threshold

Sara Douglass

Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass.

12380. The Odd Women

George Gissing

The Odd Women is an 1893 novel by the English novelist George Gissing. Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist movement.

12381. The Walking Dead, Vol. 10

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 10 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

12383. Jihad vs. McWorld

Benjamin Barber

Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a 1995 book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between "McWorld" and "Jihad". Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of …

12384. The rat

Günter Grass

The Rat is a 1986 novel by the West German writer Günter Grass.

12385. The Language of the Night

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction is a collection of essays written by Ursula K. Le Guin and edited by Susan Wood. It was first published in 1979 and published in a revised edition in 1992. The essays discuss various aspects of the science fiction …

12386. On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz entered the Prussian military at the age of twelve as a Lance-Corporal and would go on to obtain the rank of Major-General. In "On War", Clausewitz draws upon his experiences fighting in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, as well as his military …

12387. Heart Songs

Annie Proulx

Heart Songs is a 1994 collection of short stories by Annie Proulx. Most of the stories in the 1994 collection had been previously been published as Heart Songs and Other Stories in 1988.

12388. The Zenith Angle

Bruce Sterling

The Zenith Angle is a science fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, first published in 2004, about a pioneering expert in computer and network security with a traditional hacker personality named Derek Vandeveer. His life irrevocably changes after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on …

12389. The death ship : the story of an American sailor

B. Traven

The Death Ship is a novel by the pseudonymous author known as B. Traven. Originally published in German in 1926, and in English in 1934, it was Traven's first major success and is still the author's second best known work after The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Owing to its …

12390. Can't Stop Won't Stop

Jeff Chang

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth …

12391. Hellstrom's Hive

Frank Herbert

Hellstrom's Hive is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. It is about a secret group of humans who model their lives upon social insects, and the unsettling events that unfold after they are discovered by a deeply undercover agency of the US government.

12392. Camber of Culdi

Katherine Kurtz

Camber of Culdi is fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books on June 12, 1976. It was the fourth novel in Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of …

12394. The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and …

Gene Wolfe

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe. The title story of the collection is "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories", which recounts the fantasies of a dreamy young boy who …

12395. The House of Dies Drear

Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton is a children's mystery novel, with sinister goings-on in a reputedly haunted house. It was published by Macmillan in 1968 with illustrations by Eros Keith. The novel received the 1969 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

12396. Snowflake Bentley

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. Published in 1998, the book is about Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Azarian won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.

12397. Trumpet

Jackie Kay

Trumpet is the debut novel of Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay. It chronicles the life and death of fictional jazz artist, Joss Moody, through the eyes of his family, friends, and strangers.

12399. Forest Born

Shannon Hale

Forest Born is a fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It is the fourth book in the Books of Bayern series.



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