The most popular books in English
from 12601 to 12800

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.

12601. Rifles for Watie

Harold Keith

Rifles for Watie is an American children's novel by Harold Keith. It was first published in 1957, and received the Newbery Medal the following year. Set during the American Civil War, the plot revolves around Jefferson Davis Bussey who is sixteen and caught up in the events of …

12602. Puppet on a Chain

Alistair MacLean

Puppet on a Chain is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it is set in the late 1960s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands.

12603. The Ice Dragon

George Martin

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this …

12604. Sweet Danger

Margery Allingham

Sweet Danger is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in October 1933, in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by The Crime Club as Kingdom of Death; later US versions used the title The Fear Sign. It is the fifth adventure of the …

12606. Southern Mail

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Courrier sud, translated as Southern Mail and Southern Carrier, is the first novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, published in 1929. Encouraged by the publication of his short story The Aviator, Saint-Exupéry followed up with this work based on his pioneering flights for the …

12607. Open letters

Václav Havel

Spanning twenty-five years, this historic collection of writings shows Vaclav Havel's evolution from a modestly known playwright who had the courage to advise and criticize Czechoslovakia's leaders to a newly elected president whose first address to his fellow citizens begins, …

12609. The Cobra

Frederick Forsyth

The Cobra is a 2010 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth about the international cocaine trade. In it an unnamed Obama-like U.S. president colludes with an unnamed Cameron-like U.K. Prime Minister to put an end to the international cocaine trade and brings in ex-CIA director Paul …

12611. Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a children's book by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin, this sequel to Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type tells the story of Farmer Brown's brother Bob, who is farm-sitting for the vacationing Farmer Brown. Farmer Brown leaves a to-do list for …

12612. North

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

North is a 1960 novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The story is based on Céline's escape from France to Denmark after the invasion of Normandy, after he had been associated with the Vichy regime. It is the second published part, although chronologically the …

12614. The L-Shaped Room

Lynne Reid Banks

The L-Shaped Room is a 1960 British novel by Lynne Reid Banks which tells the story of a young woman, unmarried and pregnant, who moves into a London boarding house, befriending a young man in the building. It was adapted into the movie by Bryan Forbes with significant …

12616. The Nice and the Good

Iris Murdoch

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good. John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his …

12617. Dead sea

Brian Keene

Dead Sea is a horror novel featuring zombies by Brian Keene, first published in 2007. It is not set in the same world as The Rising

12618. A Short History of a Small Place

T. R. Pearson

A Short History of a Small Place is a 1985 novel by T. R. Pearson. Set in the fictional town of Neely, North Carolina - a thinly disguised Reidsville - it tells, in a rambling and digressive manner, about the life and eventual suicide of the town's only aristocratic woman, Miss …

12619. Don't Stop the Carnival

Herman Wouk

Don't Stop the Carnival is a 1965 novel by American writer Herman Wouk. It is a comedy about escaping middle-age crisis to the Caribbean, a heaven that quickly turns into a hell for the main character. The novel was turned into a short-lived musical and later, album by Jimmy …

12620. Peter and Wendy

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with …

12621. The Ghost War

Alex Berenson

The Ghost War is the second John Wells thriller by The New York Times writer, Alex Berenson. In The Faithful Spy, John Wells became the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al-Qaeda, but his handlers became distrustful of him, and he of them. He had to stop a devastating …

12622. To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the …

12623. Crisscross

F. Paul Wilson

Crisscross is the eighth 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.

12624. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

SMOLLETT

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six characters: …

12625. Road Rage

Ruth Rendell

Road Rage is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It features her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and is the 17th entry in the series. The novel's main themes are the environment and environmental activism.

12626. The Beasts of Tarzan : (#3) (Tarzan Novels)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Beasts of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916.

12629. Tarantula

Bob Dylan

Tarantula is an experimental prose poetry collection by Bob Dylan, written in 1965 and 1966. It employs stream of consciousness writing, somewhat in the style of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg. One section of the book parodies the Lead Belly song "Black …

12630. 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 …

12631. 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 …

12633. Miracle at Philadelphia

Catherine Drinker Bowen

A classic history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787, the stormy, dramatic session that produced the most enduring of political documents: the Constitution of the United States.From Catherine Drinker Bowen, noted American biographer and National Book Award winner, …

12634. Rusalka

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rusalka is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in October 1989 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Rusalka is book one of Cherryh's three-book Russian …

12635. The Last Theorem

Frederik Pohl

The Last Theorem is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl. It was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperVoyager in July 2008, and in the United States by Del Rey Books in August 2008. The book is about a young Sri Lankan …

12636. Conquerors' Legacy

Timothy Zahn

Conquerors' Legacy is a book published in 1996 that was written by Timothy Zahn.

12637. Taming a Sea-Horse

Robert B. Parker

Taming a Sea-Horse is the 13th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is from the Robert Browning poem "My Last Duchess." The book's epigraph is of the poem's closing lines: "Nay, we'll go / Together down, sir: / Notice Neptune, though, /Taming a sea-horse thought a …

12638. The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Richard Flanagan

The Sound of One Hand Clapping is a 1997 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan. The title is adapted from the famous Zen kōan of Hakuin Ekaku. The Sound of One Hand Clapping was Flanagan's second novel.

12639. The Golden Globe

John Varley

The Golden Globe is a Locus nominated novel by John Varley, a science fiction writer who has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times. The Golden Globe is set in the same continuity as Steel Beach, taking place about 10 years later, and was published in 1998.

12640. The Marching Season

Daniel Silva

The Marching Season is a 1999 spy fiction novel by Daniel Silva. It is the sequel to The Mark of the Assassin by the same author.

12641. Maximum Security (Cherub 3)

Robert Muchamore

Maximum Security is the third novel in the CHERUB series of books, written by Robert Muchamore. In this novel CHERUB agents James Adams and Dave Moss infiltrate a maximum security prison in Arizona to get to the son of an international arms dealer.

12642. Puss in Boots

Charles Perrault

"Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat" commonly known in English as "Puss in Boots", is a European literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. The oldest record of …

12643. A Contract with God

Will Eisner

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories is a 1978 graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner. It is a short story cycle that revolves around poor Jewish characters who live in a tenement in New York City. Eisner produced two sequels set in the same tenement: A Life …

12645. Love Marriage

V. V. Ganeshananthan

Love Marriage is the debut novel by author V.V. Ganeshananthan set in Sri Lanka and North America. Published by Random House in April 2008, Love Marriage was named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008 and appeared on the longlist for the Orange Prize. It was also …

12646. Voice of the Fire

Alan Moore

Voice of the Fire is the first novel from Alan Moore, acclaimed comic book writer. The twelve-chapter book was initially published in the United Kingdom c. 1996. The narratives take place around Moore’s hometown of Northampton, England during the month of November, and span …

12647. Salvation on Sand Mountain

Dennis Covington

Salvation on Sand Mountain is a 1995 non-fiction book by Dennis Covington. The storyline follows the author as he goes from covering the trial of Glenn Summerford to experiencing a snake handling church in Appalachia. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

12648. Pentimento: A Book of Portraits

Lillian Hellman

Pentimento: A Book of Portraits is a 1973 book by American writer Lillian Hellman. It is best known for the controversy over the authenticity of a section about an anti-Nazi activist called "Julia", which was later made into the film Julia. Muriel Gardiner, a wealthy American …

12649. Joe Cinque's Consolation

Helen Garner

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law is a non-fiction book written by Australian author Helen Garner, and published in 2004. It is an account of Garner's presence at the separate trials of Anu Singh and her friend Madhavi Rao related to the death of …

12652. This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

Aidan Chambers

This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers, published in 2005. It is the last work in the "Dance sequence" of six novels, preceded by Breaktime, Dance on My Grave, Now I Know, The Toll Bridge, and Postcards from No Man's Land.

12656. Family Under the Bridge

Natalie Savage Carlson

Family Under the Bridge is a Young adults novel written by Natalie Savage Carlson, about a Persian named Armand who discusses his love for his children and his adventures in Paris.

12657. Among the Missing

Dan Chaon

Among the Missing is a book written by Dan Chaon.

12658. Revenge of the Lawn

Richard Brautigan

Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970 is a collection of 62 short stories written by the American author Richard Brautigan from 1962 to 1970. Like most of Brautigan's works, the stories are whimsical, simply themed, and often surreal. Many of the stories were originally …

12659. Wetware

Rudy Rucker

Wetware is a 1988 biopunk science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker. It shared the Philip K. Dick Award in 1988 with Four Hundred Billion Stars by Paul J. McAuley. The novel is the second book in Rucker's Ware Tetralogy, preceded by Software in 1982 and followed by Freeware …

12661. A Gladiator Dies Only Once : The Further …

Steven Saylor

A Gladiator Dies Only Once is a collection of short stories by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 2005. It is the eleventh book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character …

12662. My Soul to Keep

Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep is a novel by American writer Tananarive Due. A film version of this book is in production with actor Blair Underwood. It is the first book in Due's African Immortals Series and it followed by The Living Blood. The third book in the series, Blood Colony, was …

12663. Prayers to broken stones; a collection

Dan Simmons

Prayers to Broken Stones is a short story anthology by the American author Dan Simmons. It includes 13 of his earlier works, along with an introduction by Harlan Ellison in which the latter relates how he "discovered" Dan Simmons at the Colorado Mountain College's "Writers' …

12665. Return to the Whorl

Gene Wolfe

Return to the Whorl is a book published in 2001 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

12668. The West End Horror

Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nicholas Meyer, published in 1976. It takes place after Meyer's other two Holmes pastiches, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution and The Canary Trainer, though it was published in …

12669. No Comebacks

Frederick Forsyth

No Comebacks is a 1982 collection of ten short stories by Frederick Forsyth. Each story takes place in a different setting and ends with a plot twist. Several of them involve a central male character without any apparent strength who is put under pressure, but who does not give …

12670. The Discarded Image

C. S. Lewis

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature is non-fiction and the last book written by C. S. Lewis. It deals with medieval cosmology and the Ptolemaic universe, and portrays the medieval conception of a "model" of the world. This model formed …

12671. Graveminder

Melissa Marr

Graveminder is a 2011 Gothic mystery novel by Melissa Marr. The novel was released on May 17, 2011 by William Morrow and Company and follows a young woman that returns to her hometown to discover that she is expected to fill the supernatural shoes of her now deceased …

12673. Planet Simpson

Chris Turner

Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation or Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation is a non-fiction book about The Simpsons, written by Chris Turner and originally published on October 12, 2004 by Random House. …

12674. Prisoners of Power [Translator: Obitaemyi Ostrov]

Аркадий Стругацкий

The novel is set in the 22nd century of the Noon Universe. Mankind is capable of near-instanteneous interstellar travel. Earth social organization is presumably Communist, and can be described as a highly technologically advanced anarchistic meritocracy. The story describes the …

12676. Children of the Lamp 4: Cobra King Of Kathmandu

Philip Kerr

The Cobra King of Kathmandu is the third novel in the Children of the Lamp trilogy by P. B. Kerr. It was released in December 2006, in both the UK and USA.

12677. Will You be There?

Guillaume Musso

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 …

12681. Death's Domain

Terry Pratchett

Death's Domain is a book by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, illustrated by Paul Kidby, fourth in the Discworld Mapp series. It was first published in paperback by Corgi in 1999. It was the second in the series to be illustrated by Kidby. As with the other "mapps," the basic …

12682. Missing Person

Patrick Modiano

Winner of the Prix Goncourt In this strange, elegant novel, winner of France's premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory.For ten years Guy Roland has lived …

12684. Roma Eterna

Robert Silverberg

Roma Eterna is a 2003 novel by Robert Silverberg which presents an alternative history in which the Roman Empire survives to the present day.

12685. A Child Is Born

Lennart Nilsson

A Child Is Born is a 1965 photographic book by Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson. The book consists of photographs charting the development of the human embryo and fetus from conception to birth; it is reportedly the best-selling illustrated book ever published. Nilsson's …

12686. Hurricane Punch

Tim Dorsey

Hurricane Punch is a novel by Tim Dorsey published in 2007. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms, who is tracking hurricanes all over Florida.

12687. Dead in the Water

Stuart Woods

Dead in the Water is the third novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1997 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place on the island of St. Marks, after the events in Dirt. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired …

12689. The Elenium

David Eddings

The Elenium is a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings. The series consists of three volumes: The Diamond Throne The Ruby Knight The Sapphire Rose The series is followed by The Tamuli. The Elenium is Eddings' second fantasy series, and has proven to be quite popular.

12690. Fludd

Hilary Mantel

'Fludd' is a dark fable of lost faith, mysterious omens and awakening love set among the priests and nuns of a surreal English town deep in the northern moors. Fetherhoughton is a drab, dreary town somewhere in a magical, half-real 1950s north England, a preserve of ignorance …

12691. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

Michael Davis

The New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street, moving to HBO this fall “Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book . . . …

12692. Toast: And Other Rusted Futures

Charles Stross

Toast: And Other Rusted Futures is an English language collection of science fiction short stories by Charles Stross, published in 2002 by Cosmos Books. Almost all of the stories in the collection were originally published between 1990 and 2000, in the SF magazines Interzone, …

12693. Wanting

Richard Flanagan

Wanting is a 2008 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan.

12694. Serpent's Reach

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Serpent's Reach is a 1980 science fiction novel by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. The book was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1981 and is set in the author's Alliance-Union universe. Specific placement of the novel within the …

12695. The Day of the Scorpion

Paul Scott

The Day of the Scorpion is the 1968 novel by Paul Scott, the second in his Raj Quartet.

12696. The Ego and the Id

Sigmund Freud

The Ego and the Id is a prominent paper by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It is an analytical study of the human psyche outlining his theories of the psychodynamics of the id, ego and super-ego, which is of fundamental importance in the development of psychoanalysis. The study …

12697. The Flying Classroom

Erich Kästner

The Flying Classroom is a 1933 novel for children written by the German writer Erich Kästner. In the book Kästner took up the predominantly British genre of the school story, taking place in a boarding school, and transferred it to an unmistakably German background.

12698. The blessing

Nancy Mitford

With characteristically amusing malice, Mitford blends a comedy of manners with culture shock as Grace Allingham, a naive English rose, impulsively marries Charles-Edouard de Valhubert, a French nobleman with all his class's charm and decadence. Both are duped, however, by their …

12699. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back - Hawkins: The Only …

Suzanne Enoch

Who Stole Lady Neeley's Bracelet?Was it the fortune hunter, the gambler, the servant, or the rogue? All of London is abuzz with speculation, but it is clear that one of four couples is connected to the crime.Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, May 1816Julia Quinn enchants: A …

12700. The Nanny

Melissa Nathan

Twenty-three-year-old Jo Green knows that if she has to spend one more night in ultra-provincial Niblet-Upon-Avon she'll go completely bonkers! So she answers an ad in the paper, bids her devoted boyfriend Shaun adieu, and heads off to the big city. With a new job that offers …

12701. Elric of Melnibone, Book 7: Elric at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock

Elric at the End of Time is a novelette published in 1981 and written by Michael Moorcock.

12702. In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a …

Amitav Ghosh

In An Antique Land is an ethnography written in narrative form by the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.

12703. The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth

The Professor of Desire is a 1977 novel by Philip Roth. It describes the youth, the college years and the academic career of professor David Kepesh, and beside that, his sexual desires. The book was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

12707. The White Company

Arthur Conan Doyle

The White Company is a historical adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Years' War. The story is set in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the …

12709. The Moon and the Sun

Vonda N. McIntyre

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre was published in 1997. The book combines two major genres: science fiction and historical romance. It won the Intergalactic Award for Best Novel in 1997 and has recently been chosen to be adapted into a film. The book also won the Nebula …

12710. Voyage

Stephen Baxter

Voyage is a 1996 hard science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. The book depicts a manned mission to Mars as it might have been in another timeline, one where John F. Kennedy survived the assassination attempt on him on November 22, 1963. Voyage won a Sidewise …

12711. Long After Midnight

Ray Bradbury

Long After Midnight is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines Planet Stories, Collier's Weekly, Playboy, Esquire, Welcome Aboard, Other Worlds, Cavalier, Gallery, McCall's, …

12712. The Art of Computer Programming

Donald Knuth

The Art of Computer Programming is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth that covers many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. Knuth began the project, originally conceived as a single book with twelve chapters, in 1962. The first three of what was …

12713. New Selected Poems 1966–1987

Seamus Heaney

New Selected Poems 1966–1987 is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 1990 by Faber and Faber. It includes selections from each of Heaney's seven first volumes of verse: Death of a Naturalist Door into the Dark …

12715. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Ruth Benedict

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is an influential 1946 study of Japan by American anthropologist Ruth Benedict. It was written at the invitation of the U.S. Office of War Information, in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese …

12716. Brain Wave

Poul Anderson

Brain Wave is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson first published in serial form in Space Science Fiction in 1953, and then as a novel in 1954. Anderson had said that he could consider it one of his top five books This is one of many science fiction works written at this …

12717. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, both of France, and Julia Child of the United States. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 and 1970.

12718. Psmith, Journalist

P. G. Wodehouse

Psmith, Journalist is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first released in the United Kingdom as a serial in The Captain magazine between October 1909 and February 1910, and published in book form in the UK on 29 September 1915, by Adam & Charles Black, London, and, from imported …

12719. Snow Treasure

Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure is a children's novel by Marie McSwigan. Set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II it recounts the story of several Norwegian children who use sleds to smuggle their country's gold bullion past German guards to a waiting ship. Published in 1942, it has been …

12720. Twelve Red Herrings (fors)

Jeffrey Archer

Twelve Red Herrings is a 1994 short story collection by British writer and politician Jeffrey Archer. Archer challenges his readers to find "twelve red herrings", one in each story. The book reached #3 in the Canadian best-sellers list. J. K. Sweeney from Magill Book Reviews …

12722. Doctor Sax

Jack Kerouac

Doctor Sax is a novel by Jack Kerouac published in 1959. Kerouac wrote it in 1952 while living with William S. Burroughs in Mexico City.

12723. The Dragons of Babel

Michael Swanwick

The Dragons of Babel is a 2008 novel by American author Michael Swanwick, set in the same world as his earlier work The Iron Dragon's Daughter. It follows the plight of a young man named Will Le Fey after a crippled dragon takes up residence in his town and inside his mind. Like …

12724. Miracle of Castel di Sangro, The : A Tale of Passion …

Joe McGinniss

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro is an account by American writer Joe McGinniss of the first season Italian club Castel di Sangro Calcio spent in Serie B.

12725. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

12727. The Sword of the Lady

S. M. Stirling

The Sword of the Lady is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by author S. M. Stirling. It is the sixth book in the Emberverse series. Rudi Mackenzie and his group leave Iowa, heading through Wisconsin, out onto the Great Lakes, into what was once Maine and finally to …

12728. Rider at the Gate

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rider at the Gate is a science fiction novel written by United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in August 1995. It is the first of a series of two novels written by Cherryh and is set in the author's Finisterre …

12729. Armageddon Rag

George Martin

The Armageddon Rag is a mystery-fantasy novel by American bestselling author George R. R. Martin, first co-published in 1983 in hardcover by both Poseidon Press and The Nemo Press. The Nemo version was a special signed, numbered, and slipcased collector's limited edition of 526 …

12730. Why Not Me?

Al Franken

First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office.... The dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish …

12731. Lovelock

Orson Scott Card

Lovelock is a 1994 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Kathryn H. Kidd. The novel's eponymous narrator takes his name from James Lovelock, the scientist-inventor who formulated the Gaia Hypothesis, which figures heavily in the book.

12732. Black Coffee Blues (Henry Rollins)

Henry Rollins

Black Coffee Blues is a book written by Henry Rollins, comprising writings penned between 1989 and 1991. It is composed of seven parts; "124 Worlds", "Invisible Woman Blues", "Exhaustion Blues", "Black Coffee Blues", "Monster", "61 Dreams" and "I Know You". It was published in …

12734. The Birth Of Tragedy, And The Case Of Wagner

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music is an 1872 work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It was reissued in 1886 as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism. The later edition contained a prefatory essay, An Attempt at …

12735. Eye of the Heron

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Eye of the Heron is a 1978 science fiction novel by U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin which was first published in the science fiction anthology Millennial Women.

12736. Pronto

Elmore Leonard

Pronto is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard and published in 1993. Leonard introduces three main characters and gets them moving against each other. Harry is constantly reminiscing about World War II. Tommy carries a picture of the old crime boss Frank Costello in his …

12737. Poodle Springs (1989, with Robert B. Parker)

Raymond Chandler

Poodle Springs is the eighth Philip Marlowe novel. It was started in 1958 by Raymond Chandler, who left it unfinished at his death in 1959. The four chapters he had completed, which bore the working title "The Poodle Springs Story", were subsequently published in Raymond …

12738. Ruling passion: a Dalziel and Pascoe novel

Reginald Hill

Ruling Passion is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the third novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel opens with Detective Peter Pascoe arriving at what should have been a reunion of old friends. Instead he walks in on the scene of a grisly triple-murder. To solve the …

12740. The Angel's Command

Brian Jacques

The Angel's Command is a novel by Brian Jacques, author of the popular children's series Redwall, and the sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. It follows the adventures of an immortal boy and his dog as they face pirates and other dangers from the high seas to the …

12741. Nancy Drew Original 13: The Mystery of the Ivory …

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is the thirteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1936 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. This is one of the few Nancy Drew books where an …

12742. The Trumpeter of Krakow 1

Eric P. Kelly

The Trumpeter of Krakow, a young adult historical novel by Eric P. Kelly, won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1929. Centered on the historical fire that burned much of Kraków in 1462, The Trumpeter of Krakow tells the fictional story of a …

12743. Imperial ambitions : conversations with Noam Chomsky …

Noam Chomsky

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post-9/11 World is a 2005 Metropolitan Books American Empire Project publication of interviews with American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky conducted and edited by award-winning journalist David Barsamian …

12744. What matters most is how well you walk through the …

Charles Bukowski

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

12745. Mumbo jumbo

Ishmael Reed

Mumbo Jumbo is a 1972 novel by African-American author Ishmael Reed. Literary critic Harold Bloom cited the novel as one of the 500 most important books in the Western canon. Reed wrote a sequel, The Last Days of Louisiana Red, published in 1974.

12747. My Name Is Legion

Roger Zelazny

My Name Is Legion is an anthology of three stories by American writer Roger Zelazny, compiled in 1976. The stories feature a common protagonist who is never named.

12749. Actual air

David Berman

Actual Air is a book of poetry written by David Berman and published by Open City in 1999. A limited hardcover version was published by Drag City in 2003.

12750. Love & Sleep (Aegypt Cycle 2)

John Crowley

Love & Sleep is a 1994 Modern Fantasy novel by John Crowley. It is the second novel in Crowley's Ægypt Sequence and a sequel to Crowley's 1987 novel The Solitudes. In it, the protagonist Pierce Moffett continues his book project begun in The Solitudes, exploring especially …

12751. Squids Will Be Squids

Jon Scieszka

Squids Will Be Squids is a children's picture book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It was published in 1998 by Viking Press.

12753. Yellow Wallpaper" and Other Writings

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century …

12754. Tales of Nevèrÿon

Samuel R. Delany

Tales of Nevèrÿon collects a preface and five sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany; and finally an appendix. The stories are "The Tale of Gorgik," "The Tale of Old Venn," "The Tale of Small Sarg," "The Tale of Potters and Dragons," and "The Tale of Dragons and …

12755. Clandestine (1982)

James Ellroy

Clandestine is an 1982 crime novel by American author James Ellroy. Set in the 1950s, the protagonist is an ambitious LA Cop, Fred Underhill. Ellroy dedicated Clandestine, "to Penny Nagler". Officer Freddy Underhill is a young cop on the rise working out of the LAPD's Wilshire …

12757. The Looking Glass Wars

Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars is a series of novels by Frank Beddor, heavily inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The basic premise is that the two books written by Lewis Carroll are a distortion of the 'true story' portrayed in …

12759. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

12760. Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City, Book 8)

Armistead Maupin

Mary Ann in Autumn is the eighth book in the Tales of the City series by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin. It was released on November 2, 2010. In the novel, Mary Ann Singleton returns from New York City with a need for support and a secret that she needs to share with …

12763. Lord demon

Roger Zelazny

Lord Demon is a 1999 posthumous novel by Roger Zelazny completed by Jane Lindskold. It is a "scientific" fantasy built on favorite themes of Roger Zelazny, drawing on East Asian, Irish, and hero's quest myths. It features his signature protagonist: a smart-mouthed …

12764. Isle of the Dead

Roger Zelazny

Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1969, and won the French Prix Apollo in 1972. The title refers to the several paintings by Swiss-German painter Arnold Böcklin. In the novel, …

12765. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (COPY 2)

Audrey Wood

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub is a book written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood.

12766. Flight of the Old Dog

Dale Brown

Flight of the Old Dog is a 1987 thriller novel written by Dale Brown. The novel's descriptions of B-52 controls and operations are based on Brown's knowledge of the systems as a USAF navigator. The flight is also recreated as a special mission in the video game Megafortress.

12767. The Illistrated Mum

Jacqueline Wilson

The Illustrated Mum is a children's novel by English author Jacqueline Wilson, first published by Transworld in 1999 with drawings by Nick Sharratt. Set in London, the first person narrative by a young girl, Dolphin, features her manic depressive mother Marigold, nicknamed "the …

12768. Shandril's Saga, Book 1 - Spellfire

Ed Greenwood

Spellfire is a fantasy novel written by Ed Greenwood and published in 1987. It is the first novel in Ed Greenwood's book series, Shandril's Saga, and takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

12771. Wolf Captured

Jane Lindskold

Wolf Captured is a fantasy novel by Jane Lindskold.

12773. Stormrider

David Gemmell

Stormrider is a fantasy novel by the author David Gemmell published in 2002. It is the fourth and last novel in the Rigante series.

12774. Dark River

Erin Hunter

Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River is a book written by Erin Hunter.

12776. Death of a Gentle Lady

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gentle Lady is the twenty-fourth mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 2008.

12777. The Insufferable Gaucho

Roberto Bolaño

The Insufferable Gaucho is a collection of five short stories and two essays by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was published in English in 2010, translated by Chris Andrews. During his lifetime, Bolaño made his name as a writer of short stories, and The Insufferable …

12779. Last Words

George Carlin

Last Words is the autobiography of American stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was published on November 10, 2009. Last Words tells the story of his life from his conception, literally, to his final years; he died on June 22, 2008 at the age of 71. He also wrote a special …

12780. The Dinosaur Heresies: New theories unlocking the …

Robert T. Bakker

The Dinosaur Heresies: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction is a 1986 book that was written by Robert T. Bakker. The book sums up the extant evidence which indicates that dinosaurs, rather than being cold-blooded and wholly lizard-like, were …

12781. The Lonely Silver Rain

John D. MacDonald

The Lonely Silver Rain is the 21st and final novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The work was published a year prior to the author's death, and was not intentionally the end of the series. It is also notable for the introduction of McGee's daughter Jean, who …

12782. The Evolution of Cooperation

Robert Axelrod

The evolution of cooperation can refer to: the study of how cooperation can emerge and persist as elucidated by application of game theory, a 1981 paper by political scientist Robert Axelrod and evolutionary biologist W. D. Hamilton in the scientific literature, or a 1984 book …

12783. Last Sherlock Holmes Story, The

Michael Dibdin

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Dibdin. The novel is an account of Holmes' attempt to solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Holmes suspects the Ripper to be his nemesis, James Moriarty. There is a twist ending revealed the Holmes …

12786. Big Sur, sur les Oranges de Jérôme Bosch

Henry Miller

Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch is a memoir written by Henry Miller, first published in 1957, about his life in Big Sur, California, where he resided for 18 years.

12787. In Pharaoh's Army

Tobias Wolff

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War is a memoir by Tobias Wolff. The book was originally published on October 4, 1994. The book chronicles the author's experiences as a US Army officer in the Vietnam War. Before beginning his tour of duty proper, Wolff spent a year in …

12788. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

John M. Gottman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman is a book that sets forth what it describes as seven principles that can guide toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. The book attempts to debunk a number of what it describes as myths about marriages and …

12789. Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is …

12792. The Mother Hunt

Rex Stout

The Mother Hunt is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1963.

12793. Lamplighter : Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2 (Galley …

D. M. Cornish

Lamplighter is a young adult fantasy novel by D. M. Cornish, first published in 2006. It is the second in the Monster Blood Tattoo Series. The book covers Rosamund's final weeks as a prentice-lighter, the internal politics of the Lamplighters, his first posting, court-martial …

12794. Yesterday's Son

A.C. Crispin

Yesterday's Son is a novel by A. C. Crispin set in the fictional Star Trek Universe. It describes the events surrounding Spock's discovery that he has a son. Yesterday's Son and its sequel, Time for Yesterday, make up A. C. Crispin's Yesterday Saga. The book was the first Star …

12795. The Seekers (The Kent Family Chronicles, Vol. 3)

John Jakes

The Seekers is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1975. It is book three in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, as it narrates …

12796. The World at Night

Alan Furst

The World at Night is a novel by Alan Furst.

12797. The Ascent of Rum Doodle

W.E. Bowman

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a short 1956 novel by W. E. Bowman. It is a parody of the non-fictional chronicles of mountaineering expeditions that were popular during the 1950s, as many of the world's highest peaks were climbed for the first time. A new edition was released in …

12799. Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter …

Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees and Wannabes is a 2002 self-help book by Rosalind Wiseman. It focuses on the ways in which girls in high schools form cliques, and on patterns of aggressive teen girl behavior and how to deal with them. The book was, in large part, the basis for the movie Mean Girls.

12800. Freight Train

Donald Crews

Freight Train is a 24-page children's picture book written and illustrated by Donald Crews. It lacks any story, but rather describes the inner workings of a large cargo train. It was named one of 1979's Caldecott Honor books. It has been included in such lists of top children's …



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