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. Crazy Hair

Neil Gaiman

Crazy Hair is a fantastically fun tale written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by the astoundingly talented Dave McKean, the award-winning team behind The Wolves in the Walls.In Crazy Hair, Bonnie makes a friend who has hair so wild there's even …

15003. Imagining Argentina

Lawrence Thornton

Imagining Argentina is set in the dark days of the late 1970's, when thousands of Argentineans disappeared without a trace into the general's prison cells and torture chambers. When Carlos Ruweda's wife is suddenly taken from him, he discovers a magical gift: In waking dreams, …

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 …

15006. 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 …

15008. Myra Breckinridge

Gore Vidal

Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late 1960s and early 1970s," the …

15009. Rocks of Ages - Science and Religion in the Fullness …

Stephen Jay Gould

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life is a 1999 book about the relationship between science and religion by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. First published by Ballantine Books, it was reprinted by Vintage Books. The book is a volume in the …

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 …

15011. Hollywood Babylon

Kenneth Anger

Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s. First published in the US in 1965, it was banned ten days later and would not be republished until …

15012. The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina. After several adventures, the tin soldier perishes in a fire with the ballerina. The tale was first published in Copenhagen by C.A. Reitzel on 2 …

15013. 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.

15014. 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 …

15016. Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46

Jack Kerouac

Vanity of Duluoz is a 1968 semi-autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac. The book describes the adventures of Kerouac's alter ego, Jack Duluoz, covering the period of his life between 1935 and 1946. The book includes reminiscences of the author's high school experiences in …

15017. 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 …

15018. 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.

15019. Passionate minds : the great love affair of the …

David Bodanis

Passionate Minds: The Great Enlightenment Love Affair is a book by author David Bodanis. Written in the form of a novel, the book deals with the life and love of Voltaire and his mistress, scientist Émilie du Châtelet. It also discusses the theories they propounded about life, …

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. 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. 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.

15024. Grey Area (Self, Will)

Will Self

Grey Area is the second collection of short stories by the author Will Self.

15025. The Kobayashi Maru

Julia Ecklar

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

15026. 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.

15027. Banner in the sky

James R. Ullman

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

15028. 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 …

15029. 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 …

15031. Kilobyte

Piers Anthony

Killobyte is a 1993 novel by Piers Anthony. This book explores a virtual reality world in the context of the Internet, and although originally intended as an action-adventure story, it is more of a character study. It is a cult favourite because of its forays into virtual …

15032. The coming fury

Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury is a book written by Bruce Catton.

15033. Giants of the Frost. (Warner Books)

Kim Wilkins

Giants of the Frost is a 2004 horror/fantasy novel by Kim Wilkins. It follows the story of Victoria Scott who after accepting a job on an isolated island is visited by a hag in her nightmares and a sense of familiarity in the haunted forest. In the world of Asgard, Vidar has …

15034. 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 …

15035. Conan the Warrior

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Warrior is a 1967 collection of three fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The collection is introduced and edited by L. Sprague de Camp. The stories originally appeared in the fantasy …

15036. The computer connection

Alfred Bester

The Computer Connection is a novel by science fiction author Alfred Bester. Originally published as a serial in Analog Science Fiction, it appeared in book form in 1975. Some editions give it the title Extro. The novel was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975 …

15037. 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.

15039. The Minpins (Patrick Benson)

Roald Dahl

The Minpins is a book by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Patrick Benson. It was published in 1991, a few months after Dahl's death in November 1990, and it is believed to be the author's final contribution to literature after an illustrious career spanning almost half a …

15041. The outermost house: A year of life on the Great …

Henry Beston

The Outermost House is a book by naturalist writer Henry Beston. It was published in 1928 by Doubleday and Doran and is now published by Henry Holt and Company in New York. It chronicles a season spent living on the dunes of Cape Cod. Beston's "Fo'castle," the 20x16 beach …

15045. The Big Bamboo Book 8

Tim Dorsey

The Big Bamboo is the eighth novel by Tim Dorsey featuring the sociopathic anti-hero Serge A. Storms. It was published in the USA in March 2006 and May 2006 in the UK. The plotline follows Serge A. Storms as he follows his recent obsession of Hollywood and movies, in particular …

15046. Practice in Christianity

Søren Kierkegaard

Practice in Christianity is a work by 19th century theologian Søren Kierkegaard. It was published on September 27, 1850 under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, the author of The Sickness Unto Death. Kierkegaard considered it to be his "most perfect and truest book". In it, the …

15047. 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 …

15049. Metallic love

Tanith Lee

Metallic Love is a book published in 2005 that was written by Tanith Lee.

15050. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: …

John Boswell

Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality is a book written by John Boswell.

15051. A Bright Red Scream

Marilee Strong

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain is a 1998 non fiction psychology book written by American journalist Marilee Strong about self-harm. Published by Viking Press, it is the first general interest book on self-harm.

15053. 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 …

15054. 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, …

15055. Fields of Fire

James Webb

Fields of Fire is a novel by U.S. Senator Jim Webb, first published in 1978. It follows the lives of several Marines serving in the Vietnam War. It is told mainly from the viewpoints of three Marines: 2nd Lt Robert E. Lee Hodges, who comes from a long line of soldiers; "Snake", …

15056. The man who knew too much, and other stories

G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Knew Too Much and other stories is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published by Cassell and Company in 1922. The book contains twelve stories, the first eight of which are about The Man Who Knew Too Much, while the final four are …

15057. Vampirates: Tide of Terror (Book 2)

Justin Somper

Vampirates: Tide of Terror, a novel by British author Justin Somper, is the sequel to Demons of the Ocean. It is the second in the Vampirates series.

15058. The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early …

Lawrence Ritter

The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It is a book, edited by Lawrence Ritter, telling the stories of early 20th century baseball. It is widely acclaimed as one of the great books written about baseball.

15059. 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 …

15060. 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.

15061. 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 …

15063. 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 …

15064. Impossible Odds

Dave Duncan

Impossible Odds is a book published in 2003 that was written by Dave Duncan.

15065. 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 …

15068. B070806: RL3 - When the Eagle Hunts (Roman Legion 3)

Simon Scarrow

When the Eagle Hunts is a 2002 novel by Simon Scarrow, set in 44 AD during the Roman invasion of Britain. It is the third book in the Eagle Series.

15069. 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.

15070. Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins

In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they thinkBudding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit - more sparkly, more fun, more wild - the …

15071. 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.

15074. 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 …

15075. Angélique and the King

Anne Golon

"Angélique and the King" is a 1959 novel by Anne Golon & Serge Golon, the second novel in the Angélique series. Inspired by the life of Suzanne de Rougé du Plessis-Bellière, known as the Marquise du Plessis-Bellière. Angélique's marriage to Jeoffrey de Peyrac is thought to …

15076. The elements of moral philosophy

James Rachels

The Elements of Moral Philosophy, by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, is a textbook regarding the field of ethics. It explains a number of moral theories and topics, including Cultural relativism, Subjectivism, Divine command theory, Ethical egoism, Social contract, …

15077. 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 …

15078. What is philosophy?

Gilles Deleuze

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

15079. 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 …

15080. The Jesus Mysteries

Timothy Freke

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? is a 1999 book by British authors Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy. The Jesus Mysteries is an investigation of early Christianity prior to the 4th century CE, when direct political intervention by the Roman Emperor …

15081. 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.

15082. 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.

15083. In Desert and Wilderness

Henryk Sienkiewicz

In Desert and Wilderness is a popular young adult novel by Polish author and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz, written in 1912. It is the author's only novel written for children/teenagers. In Desert and Wilderness tells the story of two young friends, Staś …

15085. Gone

Mo Hayder

Gone is a book written by Mo Hayder.

15086. Fuzzies and Other People

H. Beam Piper

Fuzzies and Other People is a book published in 1984 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

15087. Off with His Head

Ngaio Marsh

Off with His Head is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the nineteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1957. The plot concerns a village festival in the English countryside, and features Morris dancing among other folkloric elements. The novel …

15088. Wodehouse: Hot Water (The Collector's Wodehouse)

P. G. Wodehouse

Hot Water is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published on August 17, 1932, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. The novel had been serialised in Collier's from 21 May to 6 August 1932. It was subsequently …

15089. 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. …

15090. Cinema 1: The Movement Image

Gilles Deleuze

Cinema 1: The Movement Image is a 1983 book by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze that combines philosophy with film criticism. In the preface to the French edition Deleuze says that, "This study is not a history of cinema. It is a taxonomy, an attempt at the classifications of …

15091. Journey into the Whirlwind

Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg

Journey into the Whirlwind is the English title of the critically acclaimed memoir by Eugenia Ginzburg. It was published in English in 1967, some thirty years after the story begins. The two-part book is a highly detailed first-hand account of her life and imprisonment in the …

15092. Shadowmarch

Tad Williams

A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, the Eddon family held the throne, and all was right in Southmarch Castle. Now the family has been shattered. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner and his heir is slain. The royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the …

15093. 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 …

15094. 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 …

15095. The Return of Rafe MacKade

Roberto Bolaño

The Return of Rafe MacKade is a 1995 book written by Nora Roberts.

15096. Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of …

John Gray

Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia is a non-fiction book by John N. Gray published in 2007. Gray was at the time the School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and in the book he further develops his critique of social progress. …

15097. 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 …

15098. La Conquête de Plassans

Emile Zola

La Conquête de Plassans is the fourth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In many ways a sequel to the first novel in the cycle, La Fortune des Rougon, this novel is again centred on the fictional Provençal town of Plassans and its plot revolves …

15101. 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 …

15102. 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"

15106. The Pyrates

George MacDonald Fraser

The Pyrates is a comic novel by George MacDonald Fraser, published in 1983. Fraser called it "a burlesque fantasy on every swashbuckler I ever read or saw." Written in arch, ironic style and containing a great deal of deliberate anachronism, it traces the adventures of a classic …

15107. Recalled to Life (Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries …

Reginald Hill

Recalled to Life is a 1992 crime novel by Reginald Hill, and part of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel tells the story of Dalziel's re-investigation of the 1963 murder at a local manor, Mickledore Hall, and the crime is billed as the last of the golden age murders. The …

15108. Deathstalker honor

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker Honour is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green. The fifth in a series of nine novels, Deathstalker Honour 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 …

15109. Mick Harte Was Here

Barbara Park

Mick Harte Was Here is a novella written by Barbara Park, which focuses on how Phoebe, a thirteen-year-old girl, copes with the death of her brother, Mick Harte, who was killed in a bicycle accident due to head injuries he received while not wearing his helmet. In 1998, the book …

15110. Deep Rivers

Jose Maria Arguedas

Deep Rivers is the third novel by Peruvian writer José María Arguedas. It was published by Losada in Buenos Aires in 1958, received the Peruvian National Culture Award in 1959, and was a finalist in the William Faulkner Foundation Ibo-American award. Since then, critical …

15113. 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.

15114. 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 …

15115. 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 …

15117. Les Guérillères

Monique Wittig

Les Guérillères is a 1969 novel by Monique Wittig. It was translated into English in 1971.

15118. 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.

15119. 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 …

15121. 334

Thomas M. Disch

334 is a science fiction novel by American author Thomas M. Disch, written in 1972. It is a dystopian look at everyday life in New York City around the year 2025.

15122. 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.

15123. The Conch Bearer (Brotherhood of the Conch series)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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

15124. The hollow lands

Michael Moorcock

The Hollow Land is a book published in 1974 and written by Michael Moorcock.

15125. Brave new girl

Louisa Luna

Brave New Girl is the first novel by Louisa Luna. It was published by MTV Books in early 2001. The book was written by Luna when she was at New York University. The novel tracks the adolescent angst of the protagonist, Doreen Severna, who is comparable to the character Holden …

15127. Carrot Seed

Ruth Krauss

The Carrot Seed is a 1945 children's book by Ruth Krauss. As of 2004, The Carrot Seed has been in print continuously since its first publication in 1945.

15128. 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.

15129. The moth diaries

Rachel Klein

At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin …

15132. The Dead All Have the Same Skin

Vernon Sullivan

The Dead All Have the Same Skin is a 1947 crime novel by the French writer Boris Vian. It tells the story of a mixed Black-White American, who manages to have a career in "white society" without anyone knowing of his origin; when his black half-brother turns up and tries to …

15133. 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 …

15134. Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong

Pierre Bayard

Sherlock Holmes was Wrong: Re-opening the Case of the "Hound of the Baskervilles" is a 2007 book by French professor of literature, psychoanalyst, and author Pierre Bayard. By re-examining the clues, and carefully interpreting them in the context in which Doyle's book was …

15136. Cannon-Fodder

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where Céline's 1936 novel Death on Credit ended. Much of the novel disappeared in 1944. Surviving fragments …

15138. 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 …

15139. No place for heroes

Laura Restrepo

From one of the most accomplished writers to emerge from Latin America, No Place for Heroes is a darkly comic novel about a mother and son who return to Buenos Aires in search of her former lover, whom she met during Argentina’s Dirty War. During Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the …

15140. Montano

Enrique Vila-Matas

A quirky, cosmopolitan novel about life and literature by the prize-winning Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas, author of Bartleby & Co. The narrator of Montano’s Malady is a writer named Jose who is so obsessed with literature that he finds it impossible to distinguish …

15141. Archive Fever

Jacques Derrida

Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression is a book by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida first published in 1995 by Éditions Galilée. An English translation by Eric Prenowitz was published in 1996.

15142. (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 …

15143. Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (Harvest

Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter is a book by Katherine Anne Porter published by Harcourt in 1965, comprising nineteen "short stories and long stories", as Porter herself would say. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. …

15145. Lorenzaccio

Alfred de Musset

Lorenzaccio is a French play of the Romantic period written by Alfred de Musset in 1834, set in 16th-century Florence, and depicting Lorenzino de' Medici, who killed Florence's tyrant, Alessandro de' Medici, his cousin. Having engaged in debaucheries to gain the Duke's …

15146. 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 …

15148. 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 …

15149. Un giorno perfetto

Melania Mazzucco

Un giorno perfetto is a book by Melania Mazzucco.

15152. B070911: MW1 - Magic Casement (A Man of His Word, …

Dave Duncan

Magic Casement is a book published in 1990 that was written by Dave Duncan.

15154. 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.

15158. 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 …

15159. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (Ottoline)

Chris Riddell

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a children's book by Chris Riddell, published in 2007. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. It was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and nominated for the …

15160. 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.

15161. Accident

Danielle Steel

Accident is 1994 novel by Romance novelist Danielle Steel

15162. A String on the Harp

Nancy Bond

A String in the Harp is a children's fantasy novel by Nancy Bond first published in 1976. It received a 1977 Newbery Honor award and the Welsh Tir na n-Og Award. It tells of the American Morgan family who temporarily move to Wales, where Peter Morgan finds a magical harp key …

15164. Free as in freedom Richard Stallman's crusade for …

Sam Williams

Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software is a free book licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License about the life of Richard Stallman, written by Sam Williams and published by O'Reilly Media on March 1, 2002. Williams conducted several interviews …

15166. 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 …

15167. Safe Area Goražde

Joe Sacco

Safe Area Goražde is a journalistic comic book about the Bosnian War, written by Joe Sacco. It was published in 2000. The book describes the author's experiences during four months spent in Bosnia in 1994–95, and is based on conversations with Bosniaks trapped within the enclave …

15170. Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of …

Kate Millett

Sexual Politics is a 1970 book by Kate Millett, based on her PhD dissertation.

15172. 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 …

15173. WarCraft: Lord of the Clans

Christie Golden

Warcraft: Lord of the Clans is a novel by Star Trek novelist Christie Golden based in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. The story of the novel was originally going to be used in the adventure game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans …

15174. 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 …

15176. Night lamp

Jack Vance

Night Lamp is a science fiction adventure novel by Jack Vance. It follows an orphan named Jaro Fath on his quest to learn where he came from.

15177. 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.

15178. 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 …

15179. Ventus

Karl Schroeder

Ventus is a 2001 science fiction/fantasy novel by Karl Schroeder. It was Schroeder's debut solo novel, and introduced his concept of thalience. The novel is available for free under the Creative Commons license at Schroeder's website. Its prequel, Lady of Mazes, was published in …

15181. 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 …

15182. The Devil in Love

Jacques Cazotte

The Devil in Love is an occult romance by Jacques Cazotte which tells of a demon, or devil, who falls in love with Alvaro, an amateur human dabbler, and attempts, in the guise of a young woman, to win his affections. French critic P.G. Castex has described The Devil In Love as …

15184. 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 …

15186. (Thatcher, Margaret) The Downing Street Years

Margaret Thatcher

The Downing Street Years is a memoir by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher covering her premiership. It was accompanied by a four-part BBC television series of the same name.

15187. 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 …

15189. Sea Dragon heir (The Chronicles of Magravandias # 1)

Storm Constantine

The Sea Dragon Heir is a fantasy novel written by Storm Constantine first published in 2001.

15190. 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.

15191. 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 …

15193. 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 …

15194. A Sword from Red Ice

J.V. Jones

A Sword from Red Ice is the third book in the Sword of Shadows fantasy series by J. V. Jones. The first two books in the series are A Cavern of Black Ice and A Fortress of Grey Ice. It was published in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 16, 2007.

15196. 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 …

15197. 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 …

15198. 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.

15199. Dr. Gelecek

Philip K. Dick

Dr. Futurity is a 1960 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It is an expansion of his earlier short story "Time Pawn", which first saw publication in the summer 1954 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. Dr. Futurity was first published as a novel by Ace Books as one half of …

15200. The last holiday concert

Andrew Clements

For Hart Evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything -- all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr. Meinert. When Hart's errant rubber band hits Mr. Meinert on the neck during …



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