The most popular books in English
from 14601 to 14800

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.

14601. Allegiant

Veronica Roth

An Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2013: Veronica Roth had her work cut out for her, ending a trilogy that had fans rabid for the final book, and she pulled it off like a champ. Allegiant kicks off right where Insurgent ended, so if it’s been a while since you read that …

14602. Moonchild: a Prologue

Aleister Crowley

Moonchild is a novel written by the British occultist Aleister Crowley in 1917. Its plot involves a magical war between a group of white magicians, led by Simon Iff, and a group of black magicians over an unborn child. It was first published by Mandrake Press in 1923 and its …

14605. The Memory of Whiteness : A Scientific Romance

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Memory of Whiteness is a science fiction novel written by Kim Stanley Robinson and published in 1985. It shares with the Mars trilogy a focus on human colonization of the solar system and depicts a grand tour that travels from the outer planets inward toward the Sun, …

14606. Voice of the whirlwind

Walter Jon Williams

Voice of the Whirlwind is a 1987 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

14607. Darker than you think (Fantasy Masterworks)

Jack Williamson

Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson, originally a novelette, was expanded into novel length and published by Fantasy Press in 1948. The short version was published Unknown in 1940. It was notably reprinted by UK-based Orion Books in 2003 as volume 38 of their Fantasy …

14608. The Lord of the Rings: Appendices

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

14609. The Four Feathers

A. E. W. Mason

The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A. E. W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. In December 1901, Cornhill Magazine announced the title as one of two new serial stories to be published in the forthcoming year. Against the background …

14611. God and the State

Michael Bakunin

God and the State is the best-known literary work of the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.

14612. The Toybee Convector

Ray Bradbury

The Toynbee Convector is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines Playboy, Omni, Gallery, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Woman's Day, and Weird Tales.

14614. The Vision of the Anointed Self - Congratulation as …

Thomas Sowell

The Vision of the Anointed is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell challenging people Sowell calls "Teflon prophets," who predict that there will be future social, economic, or environmental problems in the absence of government intervention. The book was …

14615. The Dunwich horror and others

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) was the most important American horror fiction writer of the first half of the 20th century whose fiction, especially about the Cthulhu Mythos universe, spanned both time and space. He never achieved financial success; however, he did become good …

14616. I Drink for a Reason

David Cross

I Drink for a Reason is a 2009 book by American actor and comedian David Cross. The book features memoirs, satirical fictional memoirs and material from Cross that originally appeared in other publications.

14617. The Oxford companion to philosophy

Ted Honderich

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy is a reference work in philosophy edited by Ted Honderich and published by Oxford University Press in 1995. A second edition was published in 2005 and included some 300 new entries. The new edition has over 2,200 entries and 291 contributors in …

14618. Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death

Robert Anton Wilson

Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death is the third book in the Cosmic Trigger series, a three-volume autobiographical and philosophical work by Robert Anton Wilson. Cosmic Trigger III, published in 1995, delivers observations about the widespread announcement of his demise, …

14619. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

James Tiptree, Jr.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by author James Tiptree, Jr.. It was released in 1990 by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,108 copies and was the author's second book published by Arkham House.

14620. Test-Driven Development by Example

Kent Beck

Test Driven Development: By Example is a book about a software development technique by Kent Beck. Beck's concept of test-driven development centers on two basic rules: Never write a single line of code unless you have a failing automated test. Eliminate duplication. The book …

14621. Hunter of Worlds

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Hunter of Worlds is a 1977 science fiction novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was published by DAW Books, first as a Science Fiction Book Club selection through Nelson Doubleday in March 1977 and then in a DAW paperback edition in August of that year. …

14622. My War Gone by, I Miss It So

Anthony Loyd

Born to a distinguished family steeped in military tradition, raised on stories of wartime and ancestral heroes, Anthony Loyd longed to experience war from the front lines—so he left England at the age of twenty-six to document the conflict in Bosnia. For the following three …

14624. Romanitas: v. 1

Sophia McDougall

Romanitas is an alternate history novel by Sophia McDougall, published by Orion Books. It is the first of a trilogy of novels based on a world where the Roman Empire has survived to contemporary times and now dominates much of the world.

14625. Culture and Value

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Culture and Value is a selection from the personal notes of Ludwig Wittgenstein made by Georg Henrik von Wright. It was first published in German as Vermischte Bemerkungen and the text has been emended in following editions. An English translation by Peter Winch was printed in …

14628. Dark Back of Time

Javier Marías

Dark Back of Time is a 1998 book by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Ester Allen’s English translation was published by New Directions in 2001. The book is a meditation on the sources of, and reactions to the author's 1992 novel, All Souls.

14629. The Fall of the Towers [Out of the Dead City; The …

Samuel R. Delany

The Fall of the Towers is a trilogy of science fantasy books by Samuel R. Delany. First published in omnibus form in 1970, the trilogy was originally published individually as Captives of the Flame, The Towers of Toron, and City of a Thousand Suns. The first two books were …

14630. Quartered safe out here : a recollection of the war …

George MacDonald Fraser

Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma is a military memoir of World War II written by the author of The Flashman Papers series of novels George MacDonald Fraser that was first published in 1993. It describes in graphic and memorable detail Fraser's …

14631. Random Acts Of Senseless Violence

Jack Womack

Random Acts of Senseless Violence is a dystopian and speculative fiction novel by Jack Womack.

14633. Bread and roses, too

Katherine Paterson

Bread and Roses, Too is a 2006 children's historical novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. Set in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 in the aftermath of the Lawrence Textile Strike, the book focuses on the Italian-born daughter of mill workers who finds herself …

14634. Mimus

Lilli Thal

14637. Vampire of the Mists: The Ravenloft Covenant

Christie Golden

Vampire of the Mists is the first novel in the Ravenloft books gothic horror series. Written by Christie Golden, it is set both in Waterdeep, a city in the Forgotten Realms world of Dungeons & Dragons, and more prominently, the Demiplane of Dread, location of the Ravenloft …

14638. Fugitive Prince

Janny Wurts

Fugitive Prince is volume four of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume one of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

14641. Jack the Giant-Killer

Charles de Lint

Jack, the Giant Killer is a contemporary fantasy novel by Charles De Lint. The book is set in present-day Ottawa, but incorporates many elements of fantasy, folklore, and myth. This book was included, along with Drink Down the Moon, in Jack of Kinrowan.

14642. Tuva or Bust!

Ralph Leighton

Tuva or Bust! is a book by Ralph Leighton about the author and his friend Richard Feynman's attempt to travel to Tuva. The introduction explains how Feynman challenged Leighton, at the time a high school math teacher, "Whatever happened to Tannu Tuva?" Since Feynman had a …

14643. Complete poems

Karin Boye

Complete poems is a translation of the book "Dikter" written by Karin Boye.

14646. Keeper

Kathi Appelt

Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So as a ten-year-old she goes out looking for her mother—an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three—and heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are …

14647. Double act

Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, written in the style of a diary, which features identical twins Ruby and Garnet. Ruby and Garnet love each other dearly but they are completely different. Ruby is loud, outgoing and wild though Garnet is shy, quiet and kind. …

14648. The Hamilton case

Michelle de Kretser

The Hamilton Case is a 2003 novel by Australian author Michelle de Kretser. The book won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Encore Award. The work centres on the lives of the somewhat eccentric Obeysekere family, in particular Sam, and the 1930s setting explores themes of …

14649. The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

Harlan Ellison

Fifteen masterpieces of speculative short fiction, including Hugo and Nebula Award–winning stories from the acclaimed author of Shatterday. “These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time . . . I envy you.” —Neil …

14650. The Deportees And Other Stories

Roddy Doyle

The Deportees and Other Stories is the first short story collection by Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle first published by Jonathan Cape in 2007. All the stories were written for Metro Éireann, a multicultural paper aimed at Ireland's immigrant population and explore …

14651. The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure (Wraeththu)

Storm Constantine

The wraiths of will and pleasure is a book published in 2003 that was written by Storm Constantine.

14653. The Death of a President

William Manchester

The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 is historian William Manchester's 1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book gained public attention before it was published when Kennedy's widow Jacqueline, who had initially asked Manchester to write …

14656. Deathstalker War

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker War is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green. The fourth in a series of nine novels, Deathstalker War is part homage to - and part parody of - the classic space operas of the 1950s, and deals with the timeless themes of honour, love, courage and …

14657. Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician

Daniel Wallace

Henry Walker was once a world-class magician, performing to sold-out shows in New York. But now he has been reduced to joining Musgrove's Chinese Circus (which at no point in its tour of the deep South has ever included a single Chinese person) as the shambling Negro Magician, …

14658. Capital Crimes (Will Lee 6)

Stuart Woods

Capital Crimes is the sixth novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 2003 by Putnam Publishing. The novel takes place in Washington D. C., a couple years after the events in The Run. The novel continues the story of the Lee family of Delano, …

14659. The Good Master (Puffin Newbery library)

Kate Seredy

The Good Master is a children's novel written and illustrated by Kate Seredy. It was named a Newbery Honor book in 1936. The Good Master is set in the Hungarian countryside before World War I and tells the story of wild young Kate, who goes to live with her Uncle's family when …

14660. Blade of Tyshalle

Matthew Stover

Blade of Tyshalle is a science-fiction novel by Matthew Stover and sequel to Heroes Die set seven years after the events of its predecessor. It is the second book in the ongoing Acts of Caine novel cycle. Like Heroes Die it focuses on Hari Michaelson and his struggles on Earth …

14661. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a book written by Barbara Robinson in 1971. It tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman who engage in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and …

14662. Tied Up in Tinsel

Ngaio Marsh

Tied Up in Tinsel is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1972. The novel takes place at a country house in England over the course of a few days during the Christmas season.

14663. Blood Games

Richard Laymon

Blood Games is a 1992 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon.

14664. The Everafter War

Michael Buckley

The Everafter War is Book 7 of The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley.

14665. Colour Scheme

Ngaio Marsh

Colour Scheme is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twelfth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1943. The novel takes place in New Zealand during World War II; the plot involves suspected Nazi activity at a hot springs resort on the coast of New …

14670. Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life is a 2010 biography of George Washington, the first President of the United States, written by American historian and biographer Ron Chernow. The book is a "one-volume, cradle-to-grave narrative" that attempts to provide a fresh portrait of Washington as …

14672. The Gift

Danielle Steel

The Gift is a novel by author Danielle Steel. It is the story of a family in the 1950s coming to terms with the death of a child, that leaves them distorted and broken. It is Steel's 33rd best-seller that is characterized by simplicity and power.

14677. Dragonlord's Justice: #02 Dragon and Phoenix

Joanne Bertin

"Dragon and Phoenix" is the second of the Dragonlord series by Joanne Bertin and was published in 1999. It takes place in a world of truehumans, truedragons, and dragonlords - beings which have both human and dragon souls and can change from human to dragon and vice versa at …

14678. Taming the star runner

Susan E. Hinton

Taming the Star Runner is a young adult coming-of-age novel written by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. Unlike her previous young adult novels, this novel has not been made into a film yet.

14680. Firethorn

Sarah Micklem

Introducing a mesmerizing debut in the rich tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley–a passionate tale of love and war, honor and vengeance, in which the gods grant a common girl uncommon gifts…Before she was Firethorn, she was Luck, named for her red hair, favored by the goddess of …

14682. The Demonata Book 5: Blood Beast

Darren Shan

Blood Beast is the fifth book in Darren Shan's The Demonata series and was released 4 June 2007. It is narrated by Grubbs Grady, the narrator of Lord Loss and Slawter. The plot is part of a two-part story, which continues in book six. Though the previous four books have not been …

14684. Mad Dogs (Cherub #8)

Robert Muchamore

Mad Dogs is the eighth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. In this novel CHERUB agents infiltrate a violent street gang.

14685. Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a …

14686. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Robin Sloan

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life - mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon …

14688. The Cry of the Owl (Highsmith, Patricia)

Patricia Highsmith

This extraordinary storyâ (Julian Symons) begins with an act of naive voy­eurism. Robert Forester, a depressed but fundamentally decent man, liked to watch Jenny through her kitchen windowa harmless palliative, as he saw it, to his lonely life and failed marriage. As he is …

14689. beautiful Mrs. Seidenman

Andrzej Szczypiorski

In the Nazi-occupied Warsaw of 1943, Irma Seidenman, a young Jewish widow, possesses two attributes that can spell the difference between life and death: she has blue eyes and blond hair. With these, and a set of false papers, she has slipped out of the ghetto, passing as the …

14690. The Lawless (The Kent Crhonicles, 7)

John Jakes

The Lawless is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1978. It is book seven in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to tell the …

14691. Peony (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck Series)

Pearl S. Buck

Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more than a servant, but less than a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son. However, tradition forbids them …

14692. Black Widowers 1: Tales of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Tales of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov, featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in June 1974, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint …

14694. The Holocaust Industry

Norman Finkelstein

It was not until the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, when Israel’s evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy, that memory of the Holocaust began to acquire the exceptional prominence it enjoys today. Leaders of America’s Jewish community were delighted that Israel …

14695. Nostradamus Ate My Hamster

Robert Rankin

Nostradamus Ate My Hamster is a fantasy novel by British author Robert Rankin. In it, several seemingly unconnected and nonsensical events come together to make perfect clarity at the end; these include time travel and an attempted alien invasion vaguely orchestrated by Hitler. …

14698. Wolf Solent

John Cowper Powys

Wolf Solent is a novel by John Cowper Powys published in 1929. This, Powys's fourth novel, was his first literary success. It is a bildungsroman in which the eponymous protagonist, a thirty-four-year-old history teacher, returns to his birthplace, where he discovers the …

14699. Land of Marvels

Barry Unsworth

Land of Marvels is a historical novel by the author Barry Unsworth. It is set in Mesopotamia on the eve of the first world war.

14701. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart …

Jeff Sharlet

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is a 2008 book by American journalist Jeff Sharlet. The book investigates the political power of The Family or The Fellowship, a secretive fundamentalist Christian association led by Douglas Coe. Sharlet has …

14702. Christopher and His Kind

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher and His Kind is a memoir by Christopher Isherwood, published in 1976 and covering the actual events and experiences of his life between 1929 and 1939, including his years in Berlin, the source of inspiration for some of his most famous novels, such as Goodbye to …

14704. Scenes of Clerical Lif

George Eliot

Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. The stories were first published in Blackwood's …

14707. Tuareg

Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa

Tuareg is a thriller novel written by Spanish author Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa. This novel was his most critically and commercially successful, with global sales in excess of 5,000,000 copies. It was adapted into a 1984 movie starring Mark Harmon, Tuareg – The Desert Warrior. …

14708. Grain of Wheat Classic Edition

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

A Grain of Wheat is a novel by Kenyan novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. It was written while he was studying at Leeds University and first published in 1967 by Heinemann. The title is taken from the Gospel According to St. John, 12:24. The novel weaves together several stories set …

14709. Parade's End

Ford Madox Ford

Parade's End is a tetralogy by the English novelist and poet Ford Madox Ford published between 1924 and 1928. It is set mainly in England and on the Western Front in the First World War, in which Ford had served as an officer in the Welch Regiment, a life vividly depicted in the …

14710. Heart of Darkness & Other Stories

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

14711. A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, & The …

Truman Capote

"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote. Originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, it was reprinted in The Selected Writings of Truman Capote in 1963. It was issued in a stand-alone hardcover edition by Random House in 1966, and it has been …

14712. The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara

The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara is collection of poems written by Frank O'Hara.

14713. The Pathfinder

James Fenimore Cooper

The Pathfinder is James Fenimore Cooper's fourth novel in the Leatherstocking Tales series. It is set before the time depicted in The Last of the Mohicans and it features the beloved popular character Natty Bumppo.To anyone who has read Cooper's previous books, Natty's …

14714. The Insult

Rupert Thomson

The Insult is a novel by Rupert Thomson. The novel describes the life of Martin Blom, who is shot while walking to his car and consequently goes blind. While being treated in a clinic, he seemingly regains his vision, but only at night. While his doctors assure him he has …

14715. Gold

Dan Rhodes

Gold is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes published in March 2007 by Canongate. It won the inaugural Clare Maclean Prize for Scottish Fiction and has since been published in four other languages. It was also one of the 'best books of 2007' according to critics at The …

14719. The foreign student

Philippe Labro

A #1 bestseller in France, this is a nostalgic portrait of a French scholarship student’s discovery of America during the academic year of 1954–1955.I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be American, like any ordinary student, because I figured that was my only chance to survive the …

14720. It was the war of the trenches

Jacques Tardi

Tardi’s World War I masterpiece finally in English! World War I, that awful, gaping wound in the history of Europe, has long been an obsession of Jacques Tardi’s. (His very first―rejected―comics story dealt with the subject, as does his most recent work, the two-volume Putain de …

14722. Holiday in a coma

Frederic Beigbeder

One night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Frederic Beigbeder, award-winning author of `Windows on the World'. In `Holiday in a Coma', Marc Marronier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an …

14723. Desirable Daughters [Lit.104]

Bharati Mukherjee

Desirable Daughters is a novel by Bharati Mukherjee. The sequel to this novel is The Tree Bride.

14724. The Bald Soprano

Alec Donald Watson

La Cantatrice Chauve — translated from French as The Bald Soprano or The Bald Prima Donna — is the first play written by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco. Nicolas Bataille directed the premiere on 11 May 1950 at the Théâtre des Noctambules, Paris. Since 1957 it has been …

14725. Ruy Blas

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's romantic melodrama Ruy Blas was first performed in 1838 for the opening of the Theatre de la Renaissance. There was a revival at the Odeon with Sarah Bernhardt in 1872, and at the Theatre-Francais in 1879. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a novelist, poet, and …

14728. Une Page d'amour

Emile Zola

Rougon-Macquart, volume 8: There can be no doubt in the mind of the judicial critic that in the pages of "A Love Episode" ("Une page d'amour") the reader finds more of the poetical, more of the delicately artistic, more of the subtle emanation of creative and analytical genius, …

14729. Let It Come Down

Paul Bowles

In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in …

14731. The Joke's over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. …

Ralph Steadman

The Joke's Over is a book written and illustrated by Ralph Steadman chronicling the odd and very often dangerous times when he met and worked with his friend Hunter S. Thompson. There are some illustrations by Steadman created at the time of the events as well as photos taken by …

14732. American Salvage (Made in Michigan Writers Series) …

Bonnie Jo Campbell

New from award-winning Michigan writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up …

14733. How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (2006)

Ina Yalof

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:- How …

14736. La Chatte

Colette

La Chatte is a short novel by French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Released in 1933, the book tells of a love triangle involving Camille Malmert, her husband Alain Amparat and his Chartreux cat Saha. Camille loves Alain, but Alain loves his cat, whom he has had from …

14737. The Half-Made World

Felix Gilman

The Half-Made World is a 2010 steampunk fantasy novel by Felix Gilman. It is set in an alternate version of the American Wild West where the far west reaches of the world are untamed and still being created. It tells the story of Liv Alverhuysen, a female psychologist who sets …

14739. The Green Ray

Jules Verne

The Green Ray is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1882 and named after the optical phenomenon of the same name. It is referenced in a 1986 film of the same name by Eric Rohmer.

14741. The Gingerbread Girl CD

Stephen King

"The Gingerbread Girl" is a novella by Stephen King that was originally published in the July 2007 issue of Esquire. It was later included in King's Just After Sunset collection in 2008. "The Gingerbread Girl" was also released as an audiobook, read by Mare Winningham, by Simon …

14743. Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology

K. Eric Drexler

Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology is a 1986 molecular nanotechnology book written by K. Eric Drexler with a foreword by Marvin Minsky. An updated version was released in 2007. The book has been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and …

14746. Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

Joseph D. Pistone

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia is a 1988 autobiographical crime book written by Joseph D. Pistone about his story as an FBI agent going undercover and infiltrating the Mafia. In 1997, the book was made into a feature film titled Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny …

14749. The Infinity Concerto

Greg Bear

The Infinity Concerto is a 1984 fantasy novel written by Greg Bear. The plot centers around teenager Michael Perrin's search for what is a Song of Power and why some think he can create such a thing. Transported to another realm, he discovers beings known as "the "Sidhe" …

14750. Naming And Necessity

Saul Kripke

Naming and Necessity is a book by the philosopher Saul Kripke that was first published in 1980 and deals with the debates of proper nouns in the philosophy of language. The book is based on a transcript of three lectures given at Princeton University in 1970. The transcript was …

14754. The Belgariad

David Eddings

The Belgariad is a five-book fantasy epic written by David Eddings, following the picaresque journey of protagonist 'Garion' and his companions, first to recover a sacred stone, and later to use it against antagonist 'Kal Torak'.

14755. Dear Zoe

Philip Beard

Dear Zoe is an epistolary, young-adult novel by the American writer Philip Beard. which was first published in 2004. The narrator is fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio, who writes to her younger sister Zoe about her experiences after Zoe died. The novel is set in 2002 in Pittsburgh, …

14756. An Area of Darkness (A Discovery of India)

V.S. Naipaul

An Area of Darkness is a book written by V. S. Naipaul in 1964. It is a travelogue detailing Naipaul's trip through India in the early sixties. It was the first of Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy which includes India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now. …

14757. Absolutely, Positively Not

David LaRochelle

Absolutely, Positively Not, also known as Absolutely, Positively Not Gay is the first book by author David LaRochelle. The book centers on a 16-year-old homosexual boy, who struggles with his sexual feelings.

14759. The Black Rose

Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose is a 1945 historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. It is a fictional story set in the 13th century about a young Saxon who journeys to the far-away land of Cathay in search of fortune. Included in this narrative are several notable figures: Roger Bacon, Bayan …

14760. Myth and Meaning : Cracking the Code of Culture

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five …

14762. The End of the Road

John Barth

The End of the Road is the second novel by American writer John Barth, published first in 1958, and then in a revised edition in 1967. The irony-laden black comedy's protagonist Jacob Horner suffers from a nihilistic paralysis he calls "cosmopsis"—an inability to choose a course …

14765. The Affirmation

Christopher Priest

The Affirmation is a 1981 science fiction novel by Christopher Priest. In 2015 Valancourt Books released a new edition which includes an introduction by the author.

14766. Billy Phelan's Greatest Game

William Kennedy

Billy Phelan's Greatest Game is a 1978 novel by William Kennedy. It is the second book in Kennedy's Albany Cycle.

14767. After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My …

Joyce Carol Oates

After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away is a young adult novel written by Joyce Carol Oates. First published in 2006, it is her fifth novel for teens.

14769. Clutch of Constables

Ngaio Marsh

Clutch of Constables is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-fifth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1968. The plot concerns art forgery, and takes place on a cruise on a fictional river in the Norfolk Broads; the "Constable" referred to …

14773. The Money Changers

Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers is a 1975 novel written by Arthur Hailey. The plot revolves around the politics inside a major bank.

14774. Babylon 5: To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Kathryn M. Drennan

To Dream in the City of Sorrows is the ninth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5. It was written by Kathryn M. Drennan, who also wrote the television series episode By Any Means Necessary and was then the wife of …

14775. The Siege #4

Kathryn Lasky

The Siege is a historical novel by the English writer Helen Dunmore. It is set in Leningrad just before and during the Siege of Leningrad by German forces in World War II.

14776. Hush Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Toswiah Green. Evie Thomas. One girl. Two names. Two lives. When her police officer father witnesses two white cops killing a black boy, he makes the heart-wrenching decision to testify against his former friends. Overnight, thanks to the witness protection program, Toswiah …

14777. The Star Trek encyclopedia: A reference guide to the …

Michael Okuda

The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of in-universe information from the Star Trek television series and films. It was written by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, who were production staff on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: …

14779. The last gentleman

Walker Percy

The Last Gentleman is a 1966 novel by Walker Percy. The narrative centers on the character of Williston Bibb Barret, a man born in the Mississippi Delta who has moved to New York City, where he lives at a YMCA and works as a night janitor. Will suffers from a "nervous …

14781. Jokers Wild

George Martin

Jokers Wild is the third volume in the Wild Cards shared universe series edited by George R. R. Martin. Unlike the previous two volumes in the series, this volume uses the format of a mosaic novel, where several writers write individual storylines which were then edited together …

14783. The hour of the gate : Spellsinger book two

Alan Dean Foster

The Hour of the Gate is a fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the second book in the Spellsinger series.

14784. Caligula (Play)

Albert Camus

Albert Camus notes in his Preface that, although he has "the most passionate attachment for the theater," he has "the misfortune" of liking only one kind of play, whether comic or tragic. He concludes that there is no true theater without language and style, nor any dramatic …

14785. Isaac Asimov's Caliban (Caliban Trilogy #1)

Roger MacBride Allen

Isaac Asimov's Caliban is a science fiction novel by Roger MacBride Allen, set in Isaac Asimov's Robot/Empire/Foundation universe.

14787. Le papillon des étoiles

Бернард Вербер

Le Papillon des étoiles is a 2006 novel by French author Bernard Werber.

14790. Sentenced to Prism (Commonwealth series)

Alan Dean Foster

Sentenced to Prism is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster, and is a stand-alone entry in his Humanx Commonwealth series of books. Like many of his books, Foster creates an extraordinary world that he tries to make unlike anything ever seen by his readers by …

14791. The Structure of Evolutionary Theory*

Stephen Jay Gould

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory is a technical book on macroevolutionary theory by Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, published only two months before his death. The volume is divided into two parts. The first is a historical study and exegesis of classical …

14793. Reach for Tomorrow

Arthur C. Clarke

Reach for Tomorrow is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.

14794. Peace on Earth

Stanisław Lem

Peace on Earth is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem. The novel describes, in a satirical tone, the ultimate implications of the arms race. The evolution of artificial intelligence has allowed major world powers to sign a rather curious treaty: the Moon is divided …

14797. Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back

Shel Silverstein

Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, first published in 1963, is a children's novel written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. It is narrated by Shel Silverstein as Uncle Shelby.

14799. The Last Hawk (Saga of the Skolian Empire ?)

Catherine Asaro

The Last Hawk is a 1997 science fiction novel by Catherine Asaro. The novel is an installment in the Saga of the Skolian Empire series and details the life of Kelricson Garlin Valdoria Skolia during his eighteen years of imprisonment on the planet Coba It was nominated for the …

14800. Il ponte spezzato

Philip Pullman

The Broken Bridge is a 1990 young adult novel by Philip Pullman. Set in Wales around Cardigan Bay, it tells the story of Ginny Howard, a young mixed-race girl, an aspiring artist, who discovers she has a half-brother and that her mother may still be alive.



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