The most popular books in English
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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.
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 …
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 …
A panoramic and provocative history of life in Palestine during the three strife-torn decades but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sown.
Edward M. Lerner
Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at the …
Lassie Come-Home is a novel about a Rough Collie's trek over many miles to be reunited with the boy she loves. Author Eric Knight introduced the reading public to the canine character of Lassie in a magazine story published December 17, 1938 in The Saturday Evening Post, a story …
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery is a young adult novel by John Feinstein. It tells the story of two young reporters, Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson, who stumble upon a plot to blackmail fictional Minnesota State basketball player Chip Graber into throwing the Final Four
Princess Daisy is a 1980 romance novel by American author Judith Krantz.
Witch Hunt is a 1993 crime novel by Ian Rankin, under the pseudonym Jack Harvey. It is the first novel he wrote under this name.
When Dogs Cry is the third young-adult fiction novel written by Australian writer Markus Zusak in the Wolfe family books. It is a stand alone companion novel to his young-adult fiction novels Fighting Ruben Wolfe and The Underdog. It was first published in 2001 by Pan Macmillan …
The Runner is a book published in 1985 that was written by Cynthia Voigt.
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 …
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon is a 1991 novel by American author Tom Spanbauer set at the beginning of the 20th century. Told primarily in flashback by its protagonist, a half-breed Native American named Out-There-In-The-Shed, most of the action occurs in the late 19th …
Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial is the first novel in a two-part story by James Luceno. Published and released in 2000, it is the fourth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars galaxy.
Balance Point is the sixth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. It is a science fiction novel written by Kathy Tyers and published in 2000.
John D. MacDonald
The Green Ripper is a mystery novel by John D. McDonald, the eighteenth of 21 in the Travis McGee series. It won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. The plot is centered on revenge against a secretive, terrorist cult that is responsible for killing …
The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge is a collection of science fiction short stories by Vernor Vinge. The stories were first published from 1966 to 2001, and the book contains all of Vinge's published short stories from that period except "True Names" and "Grimm's Story".
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 …
Limitations is a novel by Scott Turow which was published in 2006. It is by far his shortest novel and prior to publication as a novel was released as a serial story in the Sunday New York Times Magazine.
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.
I’m the King of the Castle is a novel written by Susan Hill, originally published in 1970. The French film Je suis le seigneur du château of 1989 and directed by Régis Wargnier is loosely based on the novel.
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …
Girl is a 1994 novel written by Blake Nelson. The book chronicles teen girl Andrea Marr's exploration of the Northwest music scene at the height of the "grunge" revolution. It was made into a film of the same name starring Dominique Swain, Portia de Rossi, and Selma Blair in …
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants is the fourth book in the Captain Underpants series written by Dav Pilkey.
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 …
Through Violet Eyes is the first science-fiction alternate history novel by Stephen Woodworth featuring the "Violet" detective Natalie Lindstrom. It was written in 2004.
The Mother Hunt is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1963.
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 …
A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another tale of two cities is a mystery novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1990. It is the second in a series of three mystery novels that Bradbury wrote featuring a fictionalized version of the author himself as the unnamed narrator. The novel is set …
The World at Night is a novel by Alan Furst.
Described as 'a metaphysical shocker' at the time of its release, Muriel Sparks' The Driver's Seat is a taut psychological thriller, published with an introduction by John Lanchester in Penguin Modern Classics. Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same …
The Small Hand: A Ghost Story, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 2010 by Profile Books.
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 …
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 …
John D. MacDonald
Free Fall in Crimson is the nineteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In the plot McGee sets out to investigate the death of an ailing millionaire, and encounters a motorcycle gang, pornographic movie-makers, and balloonists. The book also revives the …
Atomic Lobster is the tenth novel by Tim Dorsey. It was released January 27, 2008. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms.
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 …
Michael Marshall Smith
The short story collection What You Make It by Michael Marshall Smith was first published in 1999, and represents the first time that the author's short stories had been collected. The contents were later republished as part of the expanded collection More Tomorrow & Other …
The Royal Mess is a romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson and the last in the "Alaskan Royal" series.
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 …
The Walking Dead, Book 2 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.
Death Comes as Epiphany is a book published in 1993 that was written by Sharan Newman.
The Wind Done Gone is the first novel written by Alice Randall. It is a bestselling historical novel that tells an alternative account of the story in the American novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. While the story of Gone with the Wind focuses on the life of a …
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.
Wolf in Shadow is a 1987 post-apocalyptic heroic fantasy novel by British author David Andrew Gemmell. It is similar to Gemmell's first book Legend in that Legend arose from Gemmell's own illness with cancer, and Wolf in Shadow was written while he dealt with his mother's cancer …
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.
Perfect Nightmare is a psychological thriller novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on August 23, 2005. The novel follows the story of teenage Lindsay Marshall, who is abducted from her home while her family is in the process of selling it.
"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." â€” David Foster WallaceOtto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, …
Stages on Life's Way is a philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard written in 1845. The book was written as a continuation of Kierkegaard's masterpiece Either/Or. While Either/Or is about the aesthetic and ethical realms, Stages continues onward to the consideration of 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 …
John Edward Williams
A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Gravesâ€™ 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 …
The MacGregor Grooms is a book written by Nora Roberts.
Thomas B. Costain
The Silver Chalice is a 1952 English language historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. It is the fictional story of the making of a silver chalice to hold the Holy Grail and includes 1st century biblical and historical figures: Luke, Joseph of Arimathea, Simon Magus and his …
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 …
Mission of Honor by David Weber and published on June 22, 2010 by Baen Books, is the twelfth novel set in the Honorverse in the main Honor Harrington series. It debuted at #13 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List.
Prisoner of Ironsea Tower is a book published in 2004 that was written by Sarah Ash.
John D. MacDonald
Cinnamon Skin is the twentieth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. Like a few other books in the series, McGee ends up traveling to Mexico to solve a crime. The title of the book comes from a passage in Chapter 26. The passage reads as follows: "You smell like …
The Hollowing is the third fantasy novel of the Mythago Wood series written by Robert Holdstock. It was originally published in 1993. The title refers to a magical pathway, or hollowing, an archaic English term for a sunken lane or hollow-way. The Hollowing was inspired by the …
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to …
Cabal is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and the third entry in the Aurelio Zen series. When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell a hundred and fifty feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. The …
Kim Stanley Robinson
Icehenge is a science fiction novel by American author Kim Stanley Robinson, published in 1984. Though it was published almost ten years before Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy and takes place in a different version of the future, Icehenge contains elements which also appear …
Ransom is a novel by Australian author David Malouf. It retells the story of the Iliad from books 22 to 24.
Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones …
Death and the Maiden is a 1990 play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman. The world premiere was staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London on 9 July 1991, directed by Lindsay Posner. It had one reading and one workshop production prior to its world premiere.
“We were peering into this darkness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I’ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing.” — from The Complete Cosmicomics Italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and …
J. R. R. Tolkien
"Bilbo's Last Song" is a poem by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was given by Tolkien as a gift to his secretary Joy Hill in 1966. Although it was never published in the author's lifetime, it has been published in text form and with music several times since Tolkien's death in 1973.
A Pinch of Snuff is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the fifth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series.
Marguerite de Navarre
The Heptameron is a collection of 72 short stories written in French by Marguerite of Navarre, published posthumously in 1558. It has the form of a frame narrative and was inspired by The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. It was originally intended to contain one hundred stories …
S/Z, published in 1970, is Roland Barthes's structuralist analysis of "Sarrasine", the short story by Honoré de Balzac. Barthes methodically moves through the text of the story, denoting where and how different codes of meaning function. Barthes's study has had a major impact on …
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson is a children's novel about a young girl named Shirley Temple Wong who leaves a secure life within her clan in China following World War II. She begins a new life in America because her father has taken a job as an engineer in the …
Firstborn is a 2007 novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the third book, billed as the conclusion of the A Time Odyssey series.
Annie M.G. Schmidt
Minoes is a novel written by Annie M. G. Schmidt.
Leon de Winter
The Fashion in Shrouds is a crime novel by Margery Allingham. It was originally published in 1938 in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York. It is the tenth novel in the Albert Campion series.
The House of Stairs is a 1988 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, published under the name Barbara Vine.
Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana is a 1993 book by Michael Azerrad, covering the career of Nirvana from its inception. It was written before the suicide of Nirvana band leader Kurt Cobain and for the book, Azerrad met with the members of the band and conducted extensive …
Smiles to Go is a 2008 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli.
The Enemy is a post-apocalyptic young adult horror novel written by Charlie Higson. The book takes place in London, after a worldwide sickness has infected adults turning them into something akin to voracious, cannibalistic zombies. Puffin Books released The Enemy in the UK on 3 …
Raymond E. Feist
Rides a Dread Legion is a fantasy novel by Raymond E. Feist. It is the first book in the The Demonwar Saga and was published in 2009. It is followed by At the Gates of Darkness.
The Dream Palace of the Arabs is a 1998 book written by Middle Eastern scholar Fouad Ajami.
Falling is a novel by the Flemish author Anne Provoost.
Robert E. Howard
Conan of Cimmeria is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. The …
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Master Mind of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel, the sixth of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs' working titles for the novel were A Weird Adventure on Mars and Vad Varo of Barsoom. It was first published in the magazine Amazing Stories Annual vol. 1, …
Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks is the 4th novel in the World of the Lupi series. It was released on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for the 2005 Romantic Times Best Werewolf Romance Novel.
Faun & Games is the twenty-first book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.
John D. MacDonald
A Deadly Shade of Gold is the fifth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around a solid gold Aztec statute, and takes McGee from his home of Florida to Mexico and Los Angeles.
Orson Scott Card
Rachel and Leah is the third novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.
Against the tide is a book published in 2005 that was written by John Ringo.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written …
José Rodrigues dos Santos
A Fórmula de Deus, in English The Einstein Enigma, is the fourth novel written by the Portuguese journalist and writer José Rodrigues dos Santos, published in 2006 in Portugal. It was the best-selling novel in Portugal in 2006, selling 100,000 copies. The novel narrates a quest …
Bitter Gold Hearts is the second novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.
The Sixth Man is a crime fiction novel by American writer David Baldacci. The book was initially published on April 19, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the fifth installment in the King and Maxwell book series.
Glas is a 1974 book by Jacques Derrida. It combines a reading of Hegel's philosophical works and of Jean Genet's autobiographical writing. "One of Derrida's more inscrutable books," its form and content invite a reflection on the nature of literary genre and of writing.
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 …
In 1931, a young woman writer, living in Germany, penned her answer to Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the era of cinematic glamour. The resulting novel, The Artificial Silk Girl, became an acclaimed bestseller and a masterwork of German literature, in the same …
Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Ten years ago, A GOOD HANGING - Ian's first short …
Pity poor Medea--at least, that's what German novelist Christa Wolf would like you to do. True, the woman's reputation is not good: she stands accused of betraying her father, killing her brother, and then serving up her own children as the main course to their unsuspecting …
Here are the first two volumes of Proust’s monumental achievement, Swann’s Way and Within a Budding Grove. The famous overture to Swann's Way sets down the grand themes that govern In Search of Lost Time: as the narrator recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, exquisite …
Winner of the Strega Prize-a stylish and intriguing novel from Sicily's finest writer since Lampedusa. In an island fortress-prison four political prisoners, sentenced to death for plotting against the Bourbon monarchy, spend their last night before they go under the guillotine. …
Millions of Americans try drugs or talk therapy to relieve depression and anxiety, but recent scientific studies prove certain alternative treatments can work as well or better-often bringing on a cure. In the extraordinary international bestseller The Instinct to Heal, …
With this book, Barthes offers a broad-ranging meditation on the culture, society, art, literature, language, and iconography--in short, both the sign-oriented realities and fantasies--of Japan itself.
It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die. Out of the last hours of Virgil's life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, the Austrian …
A gripping psychological mystery from one of Europe's best-selling crime novelists. Would you confide your most intimate secrets to a stranger? Hella Moormann, a pharmacist, finds herself doing just this when she meets the unprepossessing Rosemarie Hirte in hospital. Hella has …
"A haunting tale of strange and random passion."—New York TimesDisaffected, bored with his career at the French Colonial Ministry (where he has copied out birth and death certificates for eight years), and disgusted by a mistress whose vapid optimism arouses his most violent …
Nancy Drew and her friend Bess discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his Chinese friend, elderly Mr. Soong, and he is determined to repay Mr. Soong for the loss. He …
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family is a 2008 book by American historian Annette Gordon-Reed. It recounts the history of four generations of the African-American Hemings family, from their African and Virginia origins until the 1826 death of Thomas Jefferson, their …
The Horsemen is an epic novel of man pitted against nature. Teh setting is Afganistan a country of rugged landscape and savage winds, at the crossroads of Asia, where people live today much as they did eight hundred years ago.
Jessica is a historical novel based in real facts by Bryce Courtenay. It was published in 1998 and like other works from Courtenay covers several years in the life of the main character: Jessica Bergman. It was adapted into a mini-series starring Leeanna Walsman and Sam Neill …
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a musical reference book edited by Robert Dimery, first published in 2005. The most recent edition consists of a list of albums released between 1955 and 2013, part of a series from Quintessence Editions Ltd. The book is arranged …
Robert Anton Wilson
Everything is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups is a reference book by Robert Anton Wilson with Miriam Joan Hill published in 1998. Arranged alphabetically, it details various conspiracy theories and the persons and events connected to them.
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse is a book by Lawrence Block.
Sleepless is a science fiction and noir detective novel by Charlie Huston, published in 2010. Set in California in a dystopic alternate present, the novels portrays a world wracked by a sleeplessness pandemic caused by a prion. About ten percent of the population are infected, …
My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies is a 1973 book compiled by Nancy Friday, who collected women's fantasies through letters and taped and personal interviews. After including a female sexual fantasy in a novel she submitted for publishing, her editor objected, and Friday …
Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich is a book by historian Joachim Fest about the last days of the life of Adolf Hitler, in his Berlin Führerbunker in 1945. The book was originally published in Germany in 2002. The English translation was released in 2004. …
Claudine at School is a 1900 novel by the French writer Colette. The narrative recounts the final year of secondary school of 15-year-old Claudine, her brazen confrontations with her headmistress, Mlle Sergent, and her fellow students. It was Colette's first published novel, …
The Emperor of Portugallia is a novel by Nobel-laureate Selma Lagerlöf, published in 1914 with drawings by Albert Engström. Lagerlöf called it a "Swedish King Lear". The novel was a success with critics and readers, newspaper reviewers said the novel was at the same level as …
Philip K. Dick
Our Friends From Frolix 8 is a 1970 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick.
The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by Karl Popper, a critique of theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws. Popper criticizes and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …
Crime is a 2008 novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. It is the sequel to his earlier novel, Filth.
GraceLand is a 2004 novel by Chris Abani, which tells the story of a teenager named Elvis, who is trying to get out of the ghettos of Lagos, Nigeria. Chris Abani depicts the poverty and violence in Lagos and how it affects the everyday lives of Elvis and his family. Having …
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Belletristik : Kuba/Havanna ; Nachtleben (1985).
Ratner's Star is a 1976 comic novel by Don DeLillo. It relates the story of a child prodigy mathematician who arrives at a secret installation to work on the problem of deciphering a mysterious message that appears to come from outer space. The novel is told in two parts; the …
Surrealist Manifestos is a compilation of First and Second Manifesto of Surrealism, both written by André Breton.
Arthur C. Clarke
Against the Fall of Night is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. Originally appearing as a novella in the November, 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories, it was revised and expanded in 1951 and published in book form in 1953 by Gnome Press. It was …
Tessa de Loo
Rebellious Spirits is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.
Body of Lies is an American spy thriller novel by David Ignatius, a columnist for The Washington Post. It was published by W. W. Norton in 2007. It was originally titled Penetration but was renamed after Warner Bros. bought the rights in 2006.
The Tristan Betrayal is a novel by Robert Ludlum, published posthumously in 2003. Ludlum wrote an outline shortly before his death. The novel itself was written by a ghostwriter.
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America is a book by educator and author Jonathan Kozol. It describes how, in the United States, black and Hispanic students tend to be concentrated in schools where they make up almost the entire student body. …
The Medusa and the Snail is a book written by Lewis Thomas.
Luis J. Rodriguez
Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. is a 1993 autobiographical book by Mexican-American author Luis J. Rodriguez. In the story of the book, Rodriguez recounts his days as a member of a street gang in Los Angeles, has been highly acclaimed and contrasted to the works …
Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh
Hellburner is a book published in 1992 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.
Orson Scott Card
Invasive Procedures is a medical thriller by Orson Scott Card and screenwriter Aaron Johnston. This novel was based on the short story "Malpractice" by Card, which first appeared in Analog in 1977.
An Unkindness of Ravens is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1985, and features her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and is the 13th entry in the series. On American publication, it was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar Award, alongside …
Barbara Pym’s early novel takes us into 1950s England, as seen through the funny, engaging, yearning eyes of a restless housewifeWilmet Forsyth is bored. Bored with the everyday routine of her life. Bored with teatimes filled with local gossip. Bored with her husband, Rodney, a …
The New Science is the major work of Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico, published in 1725. It has been highly influential in the philosophy of history, and for historicists like Isaiah Berlin and Hayden White. The original full title is Principi di Scienza Nuova d'intorno …
Fernando Pessoa is Portugal's most important contemporary poet. He wrote under several identities, which he called heteronyms: Albert Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis, and Bernardo Soares. He wrote fine poetry under his own name as well, and each of his "voices" is …
Richard North Patterson
The Race is a political thriller written by Richard North Patterson. It is set during the 2008 presidential election in the United States, and revolves around fictional Ohioan Senator Corey Grace and his quest to become the Republican presidential nominee.
The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction …
Leif G. W. Persson