The most popular books in English
from 15001 to 15200

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.

15001. Python Cookbook

Alex Martelli

Python Cookbook is a book written by Alex Martelli, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft and David Ascher.

15002. The Big Clock

Kenneth Fearing

George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous writer for a New York media conglomerate that bears a striking resemblance to Time, Inc. in the heyday of Henry Luce. One day, before heading home to his wife in the suburbs, Stroud has a drink with Pauline, …

15003. A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story

Peter Handke

Peter Handke's mother was an invisible woman. Throughout her life—which spanned the Nazi era, the war, and the postwar consumer economy—she struggled to maintain appearances, only to arrive at a terrible recognition: "I'm not human any more." Not long after, she killed herself …

15004. South by Java Head

Alistair MacLean

Classic World War 2 adventure set in south-east Asia. February, 1942: Singapore lies burning and shattered, defenceless before the conquering hordes of the Japanese Army, as the last boat slips out of the harbour into the South China Sea. On board are a desperate group of …

15005. The woods are dark

Richard Laymon

The Woods Are Dark is a 1981 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was one of his earliest published works, and one he credits with having all but destroyed his publishing career in the United States. An uncut version of the novel was released by Cemetery Dance …

15007. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Franz Werfel

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh is a 1933 novel by Austrian-Bohemian writer Franz Werfel based on true events that took place in 1915, during the second year of World War I and at the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The novel focuses on the self-defense by a small community of …

15008. The Circular Staircase

Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Circular Staircase is a mystery novel in the "Had I but known" genre by American author Mary Roberts Rinehart. She wrote the book, which became her first best-seller, at her home at 954 Beech Avenue in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh. The "HIBK" genre is …

15010. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health: A …

L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Dianetics, a system of therapy he developed from the foundations of psychotherapy. The book is a canonical text of Scientology. It is colloquially referred to as Book One. The book launched the …

15012. Babylon Babies

Maurice G. Dantec

Babylon Babies is the third novel by French-born naturalized Canadian writer Maurice G. Dantec, published in 1999. It follows La Sirène rouge and Les Racines du mal.

15013. The Ballad of Peckham Rye (New Directions Paperbook)

Muriel Spark

The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a novel written in 1960 by the Scottish author Muriel Spark. It tells the story of a devilish Scottish migrant, Dougal Douglas, who moves to Peckham in London and wreaks havoc amongst the lives of the inhabitants. The text draws upon the …

15015. Football Factory, The

John King

The Football Factory is the controversial debut novel of author John King, and is based around the adventures of a group of working-class Londoners who follow Chelsea home and away, fighting their rivals on the streets of England’s cities. The principal character/narrator is …

15017. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

John Brockman

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable is a book edited by John Brockman, which deals with "dangerous" ideas, or ideas that some people would react to in ways that suggest a disruption of morality and ethics. Scientists, philosophers, artists, …

15018. The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up …

Simon Winchester

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time is a book by Simon Winchester. It details his travels up the Yangtze river in China and was first published in 1996. Viewing an ancient Chinese painting scroll drawn by Wang Hui gives the …

15019. Last September, The

Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September is a novel by the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen published in 1929, concerning life at the country mansion of Danielstown, Cork during the Irish War of Independence.

15020. Web (Penguin Readers, Level 3)

John Wyndham

Web is a science fiction novel written by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. The novel was published by the estate of John Wyndham in 1979, ten years after his death.

15021. Local Anaesthetic

Günter Grass

Local Anaesthetic is a 1969 novel by the German writer Günter Grass. It tells the story of an idealistic high-school teacher who believes society, like a pupil, is learning from experience and reason.

15022. The Predators' Ball

Connie Bruck

The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders, by Wall Street Journal writer Connie Bruck, largely recounts the rise of Michael Milken, his firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, and the leveraged buyout boom they helped to fuel in the 1980s.

15023. Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein/ Liebe ist nur ein …

Johannes Mario Simmel

German master swindler, seducer and gastronomist is employed by all the major secret service organizations.

15025. La Tempestad / The Storm

Alexander Dobler

Alejandro Ballesteros, a young Spanish art historian, arrives in a wintry, misty Venice to study Giorgione's painting 'The Tempest', the subject of his thesis and the centre of his academic life. But on his first day in the city, Ballesteros witnesses a murder which propels him …

15027. Homeward Bound (Colonization, 4)

Harry Turtledove

Homeward Bound is a science fiction, alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the eighth and final work in his Worldwar series fictional universe. It follows the events of the Colonization trilogy, and gives some closure to the storylines.

15028. The Book of Images

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Book of Images is a collection of poetry by the Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke. It was first published in 1902 by Axel Juncker Verlag. It consists of individual poems written from 1899 and forward. An extended version was published in 1906, after …

15029. St. Urbain's Horseman

Mordecai Richler

St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man …

15032. The Eternal Champion, Volume 04: A Nomad of the Time …

Michael Moorcock

A Nomad of the Time Streams is a compilation volume of Michael Moorcock's early steampunk trilogy, begun in 1971 with The Warlord of the Air and continued by its 1974 and 1981 sequels, The Land Leviathan and The Steel Tsar. The trilogy follows the adventures of Edwardian-era …

15033. The Kobayashi Maru

Julia Ecklar

The Kobayashi Maru is a science fiction novel by Julia Ecklar, based in the Star Trek universe.

15034. The Cosmic Connection an Extraterrestrial Perspective

Carl Sagan

The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective is a book by Carl Sagan, produced by Jerome Agel. It was originally published in 1973; an expanded edition with contributions from Freeman Dyson, David Morrison, and Ann Druyan was published in 2000 under the title Carl …

15035. The Wind From the Sun

Arthur C. Clarke

The Wind from the Sun is a 1972 collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Some of the stories originally appeared in a number of different publications. A part of the book was included in CD on board the Planetary Society's solar sail, Cosmos 1.

15039. The boy who kicked pigs : [a grotesque masterpiece]

Tom Baker

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a short novel by actor Tom Baker, best known for playing the title role in the BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who during the early-mid 1970s to the early 1980s. The novel is subtitled, "A grotesque masterpiece", and is illustrated with line drawings by …

15040. Banner in the sky

James R. Ullman

Banner in the Sky is a novel written by James Ramsey Ullman.

15041. Queen of Demons: The second book in the epic saga of …

David Drake

Queen of Demons is a fantasy novel in the series, Lord of the Isles by author David Drake.

15042. Human Action

Ludwig von Mises

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics is a work by the Austrian economist and philosopher Ludwig von Mises. Widely considered Mises' magnum opus, it presents the case for laissez-faire capitalism based on praxeology, or rational investigation of human decision-making. It rejects …

15043. Ghost stories of an antiquary [by] M. R. James. With …

M. R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a …

15045. Whispering Mountain, the

Joan Aiken & Others

The Whispering Mountain is a novel written by Joan Aiken.

15046. The Five Chinese Brothers (2)

Claire Huchet Bishop

The Five Chinese Brothers is an American children's book written by Claire Huchet Bishop and illustrated by Kurt Wiese. It was originally published in 1938 by Coward-McCann. The book is a retelling of a Chinese folk tale, Ten Brothers.

15047. The coming fury

Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury is a book written by Bruce Catton.

15048. When Santa Fell to Earth

Cornelia Caroline Funke

When Santa Fell to Earth is a 2004 novel by German author Cornelia Funke. It was translated into English and published by the Chicken House in 2006. The novel was adapted as a film by Oliver Dieckmann, which premiered in UK theaters in December 2012.

15049. Riding The Rap

Elmore Leonard

Riding the Rap is a 1995 crime fiction novel by Elmore Leonard. It is the sequel to Leonard's Pronto, released in 1993. Like Pronto, Riding the Rap centers around 67 year-old Harry Arno, World War II veteran and bookie, who has been skimming from the mob for decades. The book …

15052. The Rise of Christianity : How the obscure, marginal …

Rodney Stark

The Rise of Christianity, is a book by the sociologist Rodney Stark, which examines the rise of Christianity, from a small movement in Galilee and Judea at the time of Jesus to the majority religion of the Roman Empire a few centuries later.

15056. The Squire's Tales, Book 2: The Squire, His Knight, …

Gerald Morris

The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady is a book written by Gerald Morris. Its prequel is The Squire's Tale, also written by Gerald Morris. The plot is based on the late 14th century Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

15057. The unusual life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith is a novel by the Australian writer Peter Carey. It was first published by the University of Queensland Press in Australia and Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom in 1994. Subsequent editions and translations have appeared in the United …

15058. The Butcher's Boy

Thomas Perry

The Butcher’s Boy is American novelist Thomas Perry's first novel, published in 1982. The suspense novel won the 1983 Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. The work has been reprinted several times, and was followed by two more "Butcher's Boy" novels in the series, Sleeping …

15059. Extinction

Lisa Smedman

Extinction is a fantasy novel by Lisa Smedman. It is the fourth book of the Forgotten Realms series, War of the Spider Queen hexalogy. Like other books in the series, it is based on characters from the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

15062. Sevastopol Sketches

Leo Tolstoy

Sevastopol Sketches are three short stories written by Leo Tolstoy and published in 1855 to record his experiences during the Siege of Sevastopol. The name originates from Sevastopol, a city in Crimea. The book has also been released under the anglicized title The Sebastopol …

15063. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins

Newly repackaged—the iconic novel from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins!Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all. And if they don’t have it—they want it. And whatever these women want—they get. Ambitious, young, smart, and lethal, the …

15064. The Shadow Speaker

Nnedi Okorafor

The Shadow Speaker, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a young adult, first-person novel that takes place in the year 2070. The Shadow Speaker was a Booksense Pick for Winter 2007/2008, a Tiptree Honor Book, a finalist for the Essence Magazine Literary Award, the Andre Norton Award and the …

15065. A Wish for Wings That Work

Berkeley Breathed

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story is a children's book by Berkeley Breathed that was published in 1991. It was made into an animated television special that same year. The story is 30 pages long, and contains large color pictures every other page, and small …

15066. Lord Darcy

Randall Garrett

Lord Darcy is a 1983 omnibus collection of two previous fantasy collections and one fantasy novel by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy, published by Doubleday as a selection in its Science Fiction Book Club. The component books had originally …

15068. OP-Center 03: Games of State

Tom Clancy

Op-Center or Tom Clancy's Op-Center is the first novel in Tom Clancy's Op-Center created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. It was written by Jeff Rovin.

15069. Last love in Constantinople

Milorad Pavić

Last Love in Constantinople is the book by Milorad Pavić.

15071. Thriller

James Patterson

Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night is a compilation of 30 thriller short stories edited by James Patterson.

15072. Downsiders

Neal Shusterman

Downsiders is an award-winning 1999 novel by Neal Shusterman.

15074. The Gardener

Sarah Stewart

The Gardener is a picture book by American children's book author Sarah Stewart, illustrated by her husband, David Small. The story, about a young girl and her rooftop garden in the city, is set in the depression era and told through an epistolary style. It was published in 1997 …

15075. Crusader

Edward Bloor

Crusader is a novel by Edward Bloor which was published on October 15, 1999. This novel was Bloor's follow-up to the award-winning Tangerine.

15077. Ealdwood

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Ealdwood is a fantasy novella by C. J. Cherryh. It is one of Cherryh's Ealdwood Stories and was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant in a limited edition of 1,050 copies. The edition was illustrated by the author's brother, David A. Cherry. The novella draws on Celtic …

15078. The eternity artifact

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Eternity Artifact is a science fiction novel written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and published in 2005. It is set in a future approximately 3,000 years hence, in a galaxy largely colonized by humans but divided into disparate polities who strive against each other in a manner …

15079. The Six Messiahs

Mark Frost

The Six Messiahs is a 1995 novel by Mark Frost, a sequel to The List of Seven. The two main characters are real-life person Arthur Conan Doyle and fictional character Jack Sparks.

15080. SS-General

Sven Hassel

SS General is a novel by the Danish writer Sven Hassel. It was first published in 1960 and has been translated in many languages. Written in the first person, SS-General is based on the adventures of a group of German penal battalion soldiers in the Battle of Stalingrad. The …

15082. Fires of Winter (Haardrad Family Saga Series)

Johanna Lindsey

Fires of Winter is a novel by Johanna Lindsey originally published in September 1980 by Avon Books. It is the first book in the Haardrad Family Saga Series. Plot: The Viking invaders came from across an icy sea, taking lady Brenna as their captive. But the dauntless Celtic …

15084. Don't Die, Dragonfly (Seer, Book 1)

Linda Joy Singleton

Don't Die, Dragonfly is a book published in 2004 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

15086. B070806: RL3 - When the Eagle Hunts (Roman Legion 3)

Simon Scarrow

Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission. Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless barbarity of the British tribes? In the bitter winter of a.d. 44, the …

15089. Eleventh Grade Burns

Heather Brewer

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eleventh Grade Burns, by Heather Brewer, is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series. The book was published on February 9, 2010.

15091. What is philosophy?

Gilles Deleuze

What is Philosophy? is a 1991 book by philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari.

15092. The Man Who Would Be King

Rudyard Kipling

"The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah …

15093. Burndive (Book 2)

Karin Lowachee

Burndive is a science fiction novel by Karin Lowachee. It was first published in 2003 by Warner Aspect. Burndive is the second book in Lowachee's Warchild Universe.

15094. 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 …

15095. Chinese Handcuffs

Chris Crutcher

Chinese Handcuffs is a 1989 a young adult novel by young adult writer Chris Crutcher. The story alternates between the two main characters, Dillon and Jennifer, both high school athletes dealing with personal issues. The majority of Dillon’s story is told via a journal he keeps, …

15098. Zeroville

Steve Erickson

"Erickson is as unique and vital and pure a voice as American fiction has produced."--Jonathan LethemA film-obsessed ex-seminarian with images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift tattooed on his head arrives on Hollywood Boulevard in 1969. Vikar Jerome enters the vortex of …

15099. Faery Lands Forlorn

Dave Duncan

Faery Lands Forlorn is a book published in 1991 that was written by Dave Duncan.

15100. French Silk

Sandra Brown

French Silk is a romance novel written by Sandra Brown. It was published in 1992, and made the New York Times bestseller list. The novel is set in New Orleans and revolves around the murder of a televangelist; the suspects include the female founder of the "French Silk" mail …

15101. Persistence of memory

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Persistence of Memory is the tenth novel by American teen author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and is the fifth novel in her Den of Shadows series. Published on December 9, 2008 the novel tells the story of Erin Misrahe and her struggles with her alter-ego Shevaun, who is in fact a …

15104. Un uomo del popolo (Titolo originale A Man of the …

Chinua Achebe

A Man of the People is the fourth, and a satirical, novel by Chinua Achebe. The novel is a story told by the young and educated narrator, Odili, his conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who enters a career in politics in an unnamed modern African country. Odili …

15105. 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 …

15106. Dungeons & Dragons - Forgotten Realms: Campaign …

Ed Greenwood

The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting is a role-playing game sourcebook, first published in 1987. It details the Forgotten Realms setting and contains information on characters, locations and history, and sets specific rules for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The …

15107. Whitechapel Gods

S. M. Peters

Whitechapel Gods is a 2008 Canadian Clockpunk/retro-futuristic novel written by S. M. Peters. It was first published on February 5, 2008 through Roc Books.

15108. Crook Factory, The

Dan Simmons

The Crook Factory is a thriller novel by American author Dan Simmons. The book was initially published by William Morrow on March 1, 1999. The novel tells a fictionalized version of the real life counter-espionage and spy ring, known as the Crook Factory, that was set up by …

15109. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

15112. Three at Wolfe's Door

Rex Stout

Three at Wolfe's Door is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960. The book comprises three stories, one of them published previously: "Poison à la Carte" "Method Three for Murder" "The Rodeo Murder"

15115. Three Roads to Quantum Gravity (Science masters)

Lee Smolin

It's difficult, writes Lee Smolin in this lucid overview of modern physics, to talk meaningfully about the big questions of space and time, given the limitations of our technology and perceptions. It's more difficult still given some of the contradictions and inconsistencies …

15116. 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 …

15119. 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 …

15120. Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

Jules Verne

Tribulations of a Chinaman in China is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1879. The story is about a rich Chinese man, Kin-Fo, who is bored with life, and after some business misfortune decides to die.

15121. The Listerdale Mystery

Agatha Christie

A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly... Twelve tantalizing cases... the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed's fear of her ex-fiance; a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a wild man's sudden …

15122. 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 …

15123. 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 …

15124. Concrete (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Bernhard

Instead of the book he's meant to write, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this tale of procrastination, failure, and despair, a dark and grotesquely funny story of small woes writ large and profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction."Certain …

15126. Une Page d'amour

Chauncey C. Starkweather

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, …

15127. (Nancy Drew #32) The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

Carolyn Keene

Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centorvia who run a dancing school in River Heights. Strange circumstances have brought the brother and sister to the United States. When they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives, Nancy offers her help, but she …

15128. Traitor's Purse (An Albert Campion Mystery, No. 11)

Margery Allingham

Traitor's Purse is a crime novel written by Margery Allingham. It was originally published in 1941 in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York as The Sabotage Murder Mystery. It is the eleventh novel in the Albert Campion series and …

15130. Nickel mountain

John Gardner

John Gardner's most poignant novel of improbable love.At the heart of John Gardner's Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: when at 42, the obese, anxious and gentle Henry Soames marries seventeen-year-old Callie Wells—who is pregnant with the child of a local boy—it is much …

15134. Gone

Mo Hayder

Gone is a book written by Mo Hayder.

15135. Un giorno perfetto

Melania Mazzucco

Un giorno perfetto is a book by Melania Mazzucco.

15136. The Way West

A. B. Guthrie

The Way West is a 1949 western novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1950. The book became the basis for a film starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark. The novel is one in the sequence of six by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. …

15139. Funeral in Berlin (Harry Palmer #3)

Len Deighton

Funeral in Berlin is a 1964 spy novel by Len Deighton. It was the third of four novels about an unnamed British agent. It was preceded by The IPCRESS File and Horse Under Water, and followed by Billion-Dollar Brain.

15141. The Hollow Man (Crime Masterworks S.)

John Dickson Carr

The Hollow Man is a famous locked room mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, published in 1935. It was published in the US under the title The Three Coffins and in 1981 was selected as the best locked room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors …

15144. The D Case

Carlo Fruttero

The D Case is a humorous literary critique of Charles Dickens' unfinished work The Mystery of Edwin Drood, first published in Italy in 1989. Written in the form of a novel, by Italian authors Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini, the book explores the Dickens mystery from the …

15146. After man

Dougal Dixon

After Man: A Zoology of the Future is a 1981 speculative evolution book by the Scottish geologist and author, Dougal Dixon. In it, he presents his hypothesis of various organisms apparent after a mass extinction succeeding our own time.

15148. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's …

Nancy Friday

Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Sexual Fantasies is a 1991 book by Nancy Friday. In it she continues her research into women's sexual fantasies, following on from My Secret Garden and Forbidden Flowers. The book is divided into three sections: A "Report from the …

15149. Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment …

Gary Paulsen

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers is a historical war novella by Gary Paulsen aimed at the teenage market. It is a fictionalization of the true story of a Minnesotan farmboy, Charley …

15150. Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey is a 1996 young adult novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It tells the story of high school student Tish Bonner through journal entries assigned throughout the year by her English teacher, Mrs. Dunphrey and follows her as her life …

15151. Raise High the Roof

Jerome David Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction is a single volume featuring two novellas by J. D. Salinger, which were previously published in The New Yorker: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Little, Brown republished them in …

15152. The Desert of the Heart

Jane Rule

Desert of the Heart is a 1964 lesbian-themed novel written by Jane Rule. The story was adapted loosely into the 1985 film Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch. The book was originally published in hardback by Macmillan Canada. It was one of the very few novels that addressed …

15153. Radix

A. A. Attanasio

Radix is a science fiction novel by A. A. Attanasio, published in 1981. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1981. It is the first of four books in Attanasio's Radix Tetrad, followed by In Other Worlds in 1984. The novel is being re-issued by Phoenix Pick, an …

15154. Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter

Nadine Gordimer

Burger's Daughter is an historical and political novel by the South African Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Nadine Gordimer, first published in the United Kingdom in June 1979 by Jonathan Cape. The book was expected to be banned in South Africa, and a month after publication in …

15157. When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What …

Bill Maher

When you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden: What the Government SHOULD Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism is a 2002 non-fiction political book by comedian and author Bill Maher. Maher targets American citizens in this publication and notes that the American people …

15158. Jubilee

Margaret Walker

Jubilee is a historical novel written by Margaret Walker, which focuses on the story of a biracial slave during the American Civil War. It is set in Georgia and later in various parts of Alabama in the mid-19th century before, during, and after the Civil War.

15159. Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans …

Frances FitzGerald

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam is a book written by the American journalist Frances FitzGerald and published in 1972 by both Back Bay Publishing and Little, Brown and Company.

15161. Many Moons

James Thurber

Many Moons is a children's picture book written by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. It was published by Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1943 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. Princess Lenore becomes ill, and only one thing will make her better: the moon. …

15162. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (A Harvest

Mary McCarthy

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood is the autobiography of Mary McCarthy that was published in 1957. The book chronicles McCarthy's childhood including her being orphaned, having an abusive great uncle, and losing her Catholic faith. In the book McCarthy writes details at the end …

15163. The Wonderful O (The New York Review Children's …

James Thurber

The Wonderful O is the last of James Thurber’s five short-book fairy tales for children. Published in 1957 by Hamish Hamilton / Simon Schuster, it followed Many Moons, The Great Quillow, The White Deer and The 13 Clocks. As well as constant, complex wordplay, Thurber uses other …

15165. KATE VAIDEN. A Novel.

Reynolds Price

Kate Vaiden is a novel by Reynolds Price about a white woman from the American South who, after a teenage pregnancy, abandons her son shortly after giving birth to him and who does not get in touch with him for four decades.

15166. The Conch Bearer (Brotherhood of the Conch series)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Conch Bearer is a fantasy novel written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

15169. The Girl from the Chartreuse

Pierre Péju

The Girl from the Chartreuse is a French novel written by Pierre Péju and published for the first time in France in 2002. It has been translated in several other languages including English and it has been adapted in an eponymous film by Jean-Pierre Denis

15170. Contingency, irony, and solidarity

Richard Rorty

Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty, based on two sets of lectures he gave at University College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. In contrast to his earlier work, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Rorty mostly …

15173. Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness is a book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. It details his life as an entrepreneur, with emphasis on the founding of LinkExchange and Zappos.

15174. The Yage Letters

William S. Burroughs

The Yage Letters, first published in 1963, is a collection of correspondence and other writings by Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. It was issued by City Lights Books.

15175. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of …

Randy Shilts

The Mayor of Castro Street is a 1982 book about Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts.

15176. The Fortunate Pilgrim

Mario Puzo

The Fortunate Pilgrim is a 1965 novel by Mario Puzo. Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered the novel his finest, most poetic, and literary work. In one of his last interviews he stated that he was saddened by the fact that The Godfather, a fiction he never liked, outshone …

15177. Le papillon des étoiles

Бернард Вербер

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

15180. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Trungpa

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior is a book concerning the Shambhala Buddhist vision of founder Chögyam Trungpa. The book discusses addressing personal and societal problems through the application of secular concepts such as basic goodness, warriorship, bravery, and …

15181. Sacred country

Rose Tremain

Sacred Country is a novel by English author Rose Tremain, it was published in 1992 by Sinclair Stevenson and won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Prix Femina Etranger. It has been compared to Virginia Woolf's Orlando.

15182. Cocktail Time (The Collector's Wodehouse)

P. G. Wodehouse

Cocktail Time is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on June 20, 1958 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on July 24, 1958 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York. It stars Frederick Twistleton, Earl of Ickenham, better known …

15185. Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

H. Beam Piper

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen is a 1965 science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper and is part of his Kalvan series of stories, which is part of his larger Paratime series. It recounts the adventures of a Pennsylvania state trooper who is accidentally transported to a more backward …

15187. The Other Side of the Sky

Rolf Bingenheimer

The Other Side of the Sky is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke originally published in 1958. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.

15188. Babylon 5: Legions of Fire – Out of the Darkness

Peter David

Babylon 5: Legions of Fire – Out of the Darkness is a Babylon 5 novel by Peter David.

15189. Family Ties

Clarice Lispector

Family Ties is a 1960 short story collection by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

15191. All the World SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR

Liz Garton Scanlon

All the World is a book written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee.

15194. The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu

Sax Rohmer

The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu is the first novel in the Dr. Fu Manchu series by Sax Rohmer. It collates various short stories published the preceding year. The novel was also published in US under the title The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu.

15196. Dancing at the Edge of the World

Ursula K. Le Guin

Dancing at the Edge of the World is a 1989 nonfiction collection by Ursula K. Le Guin. The works are divided into two categories: talks and essays, and book and movie reviews. Within the categories, the works are organized chronologically, and are further marked by what Le Guin …

15197. Kaleidoscope

Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope is a 1987 novel by Danielle Steel, published by Delacorte Press. It was adapted into an NBC television movie in 1990 starring Jaclyn Smith and Perry King.

15198. Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game)

Sara Douglass

Darkwitch Rising is the third book in the Troy Game series by Sara Douglass.

15199. Three Witnesses

Rex Stout

Three Witnesses is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1956 and itself collected in the omnibus volume Royal Flush. The book contains three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine: "The Next Witness" "When a Man …

15200. Miss America

Howard Stern

Miss America is the second book by American radio and media personality Howard Stern. Released on November 7, 1995 by ReganBooks, it became the fastest-selling title in the publisher's history. This was a repeat to his first best-selling book, Private Parts and publisher Simon …



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