The most popular books in English.

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.

15801. A Prisoner of Birth

Jeffrey Archer

A Prisoner of Birth is a mystery novel by English author Jeffrey Archer, first published on 6 March 2008 by Macmillan. This book is a contemporary retelling of Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo. The novel saw Archer return to the first place in the fiction best-seller list for …

15802. Man in the Holocene

Max Frisch

A stunning tour de force, Man in the Holocene constructs a powerful vision of our place in the world by combining the banality of an aging man’s lonely inner life and the objective facts he finds in the books of his isolated home. As a rainstorm rages outside, Max Frisch’s …

15803. The keepers of the house

Shirley Ann Grau

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau’s masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been …

15804. On the Marble Cliffs (Auf den Marmorklippen)

Ernst Jünger

On the Marble Cliffs is a novella by Ernst Jünger published in 1939 describing the upheaval and ruin of a serene agricultural society. The peaceful and traditional people, located on the shores of a large bay, are surrounded by the rough pastoral folk in the surrounding hills, …

15805. Under the Autumn Star

Knut Hamsun

In Under the Autumn Star, Nobel prize-winning author Knut Hamsun writes a novel magically permeated with the air and light of fall. The narrator, Knut Pedersen (Hamsun's real name) first joins forces with Grindhusen, a man blessed with the faith that "something will turn up," …

15810. Journey to Portugal

Jose Saramago

Journey to Portugal is a non-fiction book on Portugal by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago. It was first published in 1981 by Círculo de Leitores e Editorial Caminho.

15813. The Last Pope

Luís M. Rocha

The Last Pope is a novel by Portuguese author Luís Miguel Rocha, released in 2006. It is a thriller set thirty years after the death of Pope John Paul I, in which a journalist, Sarah Monteiro, receives menaces connected with the secrets of Vatican City and the Italian secret …

15815. The Peppered Moth

Margaret Drabble

The Peppered Moth is a 2000 novel by English writer Margaret Drabble; it is her fourteenth published novel. The novel follows the fictional experiences of three generations of women within one family, and contains several elements that are loosely based on Drabble's own …

15820. The Joiner King (Star Wars: Dark Nest, Book 1)

Troy Denning

After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure!Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in …

15821. The Ancient Engineers - Missing

L. Sprague de Camp

The Ancient Engineers is a 1963 science book by L. Sprague de Camp, one of his most popular works. It was first published by Doubleday and has been reprinted numerous times by other publishers. Translations into German and Polish have also appeared. Portions of the work had …

15823. White like me : reflections on race from a …

Tim Wise

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son is a book by activist and writer Tim Wise. It is a personal account examining white privilege and his conception of racism in American society through his experiences with his family and in his community. The title is …

15824. Acid dreams

Martin A. Lee

Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: the CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond, originally released as Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion, is a 1986 non-fiction book by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain. The book documents the 40-year social history of lysergic …

15826. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House …

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House is a nonfiction book by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. about the United States Presidency of John F. Kennedy. It features the policies, politics, and personalities during his administration. The U.S. Cabinet under Kennedy is a …

15827. 1901

Robert Conroy

The year is 1901. Germany’s navy is the second largest in the world; their army, the most powerful. But with the exception of a small piece of Africa and a few minor islands in the Pacific, Germany is without an empire. Kaiser Wilhelm II demands that the United States surrender …

15828. On Violence

Hannah Arendt

On Violence is the 1970 book written by Hannah Arendt.

15830. Strong medicine

Arthur Hailey

Strong Medicine is a 1984 novel by Arthur Hailey.

15831. Soul Catcher

Frank Herbert

Soul Catcher is a 1972 novel by Frank Herbert about a Native American who kidnaps a young white boy, and their journey together. In 2014 producer Dimitri Villard acquired the film rights to the novel.

15832. Scots Quair: Sunset Song Bk. 1 (Scots quair

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Sunset Song is a 1932 novel by the Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon. It is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. It is the first part of a trilogy A Scots Quair, and was made into a television series in 1971 by BBC Scotland.

15834. The Prairie

James Fenimore Cooper

The Prairie: A Tale is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo. His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred to as "the trapper" or "the old man." Chronologically The Prairie is the fifth …

15836. Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. …

15837. Silver Birch, Blood Moon (Fairy Tale Anthologies)

Ellen Datlow

Winner of the World Fantasy Award: New twists on classic fairy tales from Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, Robin McKinley, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and more. Long ago, when we were children, our dreams were inspired by the fairy tales we heard at our mothers’ and grandmothers’ …

15839. Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, SIGNED COPY

Judy Blume

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson is a 1993 young adult novel by Judy Blume, the sequel to Just as Long as We're Together. It is an allusion to a real person, Rachel Robinson, and the Paul Simon song, "Mrs. Robinson".

15840. Waiting

Frank M. Robinson

From the author who brought us the distinguished spy thriller Death of a Marionette and The Towering Inferno, one of the most popular films of the '70s, comes Waiting, an intense novel of contemporary menace, in the mode of Robinson's 1950s classic, The Power. There are people …

15841. Blood Brothers

Brian Lumley

Blood Brothers is the sixth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley, and the first book in the Vampire World Trilogy. It was released in 1992.

15842. The Story Of King Arthur And His Knights

Howard Pyle

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights is a November 1903 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. It was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Pyle's illustrations for the stories have been called "glorious", with the text and the illustrations complementing …

15843. Lost in the city

Edward Jones

“Original and arresting….[Jones’s] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers.”—Washington Post “These 14 stories of African-American life…affirm humanity as only good literature can.” —Los Angeles TimesA magnificent collection of short fiction focusing …

15844. The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard C. Morais

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a novel written by Richard C. Morais that was published in July 2010. It was adapted to a feature film in 2014.

15846. The Story of Mankind (The Pocket Library)

Hendrik Willem van Loon

The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by Dutch-American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. In 1922, it was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Written …

15847. The Reagan diaries

Ronald Reagan

The Reagan Diaries is an edited version of diaries written by President Ronald Reagan while in the White House. The book is edited by Douglas Brinkley, while the full, unedited diaries were published in 2009. For eight years as President, Ronald Reagan, regarded by some at the …

15849. Gate of Ivrel

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Gate of Ivrel is a 1976 science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and was her first published work. It is the first of four books composing the Morgaine Stories, chronicling the deeds of Morgaine, a woman consumed by a mission of the utmost importance, and her chance-met …

15850. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by …

Charlene Li

Groundswell is a book by Forrester Research executives Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff that focuses on how companies can take advantage of emerging social technologies. It was published in 2008 by Harvard Business Press. A revised edition was published in 2011. The book attempts to …

15851. Room One, a Mystery or Two

Andrew Clements

Room One is a children's book by Andrew Clements. Part of his School series, it was released by Simon & Schuster in 2006. It won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

15853. I, Freddy

Dietlof Reiche

I, Freddy is a book published in 1998 that was written by Dietlof Reiche.

15855. When She Was Good

Philip Roth

In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. When she was still a child, …

15857. Winter in Eden (Eden #2)

Harry Harrison

Winter in Eden is a 1986 science fiction novel by American author Harry Harrison, the second in the Eden series. It tells an alternate history of planet Earth in which the Extinction of the dinosaurs never occurred. The story began in West of Eden, which depicts a war between a …

15858. Crossing the Water

Sylvia Plath

Crossing the Water is a 1971 posthumous collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath that was prepared for publication by Ted Hughes. These are transitional poems that were written along with the poems that appear in her poetic opus, Ariel. The collection was published in the UK by …

15862. Octaedro

Julio Cortazar

Octaedro is a book by Julio Cortázar published in 1974 after the release of Libro de Manuel in 1973. The book pops up before the controversy of Libro de Manuel which synthetizes politics and social narration into a new prodigious genre. All the stories were translated in English …

15863. Man VS Beast

Robert Muchamore

Man vs Beast is the sixth novel of the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore.

15865. Wodehouse: Big Money (Penguin)

P. G. Wodehouse

Big Money is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on January 30, 1931 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on March 20, 1931 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It was serialised in Collier's from 20 September to 6 December 1930 and in the …

15866. Writing Degree Zero

Roland Barthes

Writing Degree Zero is a book of literary criticism by Roland Barthes. First published in 1953, it was Barthes' first full-length book and was intended, as Barthes writes in the introduction, as "no more than an Introduction to what a History of Writing might be."

15867. My Dead Body

Charlie Huston

My Dead Body is a 2009 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fifth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following Every Last Drop. The series follows the life of the New York vampyre Joe Pitt, who works sometimes as an enforcer for various vampyre …

15868. Paingod and other delusions

Harlan Ellison

Paingod and Other Delusions is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. It was originally published in paperback in 1965 by Pyramid Books. Pyramid reissued the collection four times over the next fifteen years, with a new introduction added for a uniform edition …

15869. Casebook of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Casebook 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 January 1980, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest …

15871. U and I: A True Story

Nicholson Baker

U and I: A True Story is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in 1991. The book is a study of how a reader engages with an author's work: partly an appreciation of John Updike, and partly a kind of self-exploration. Rather than giving a traditional literary …

15872. Bloodline

Kate Cary

Bloodline is a 2005 novel written by Kate Cary. It is an unofficial sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Like the original novel, Bloodline is an epistolary novel written entirely in letters, diary entries and news articles. A second novel, titled Bloodline: Reckoning was later …

15873. Raiders of the Lost Car Park

Robert Rankin

Raiders of the Lost Car Park is a novel by British author Robert Rankin. It is the second book in the Cornelius Murphy trilogy, sequel to The Book of Ultimate Truths and prequel to The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived. It documents the continuing adventures of Cornelius Murphy …

15875. Missee Lee: The Swallows and Amazons in the China …

Arthur Ransome

Missee Lee is the tenth book of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, set in 1930s China. The Swallows and Amazons are on a round-the-world trip with Captain Flint aboard the schooner Wild Cat. After the Wild Cat sinks, they escape in the Swallow and …

15876. Structural anthropology

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Anthropologie structurale deux is a collection of texts by Claude Lévi-Strauss that was first published in 1973, the year Lévi-Strauss was elected to the Académie française. The texts are in turn a result of an earlier collection of texts, Anthropologie structurale that he …

15877. I, Fatty

Jerry Stahl

I, Fatty is a novel by American writer Jerry Stahl published in 2004. The book is a fictionalized autobiography of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, the famous silent film comedian, and probes his early life in vaudeville, his rise to fame in the movies, and his crash into infamy …

15878. New and Selected Poems. Mary Oliver.

Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems is a book written by Mary Oliver.

15881. Star Trek

Alan Dean Foster

The novelization of the film Star Trek was written in 2009 by Alan Dean Foster, who had also written novelizations of Star Trek: The Animated Series. Paramount moved the film's release from December 2008 to May 2009, as the studio felt more people would see the film during …

15882. Photo Finish

Ngaio Marsh

Photo Finish (novel) is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirty-first, and penultimate, novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1980. The novel takes place on a millionaire's private island in New Zealand, and features the world premiere of an …

15884. Lyrical and critical essays

Albert Camus

Lyrical and critical essays is a collection of essays written by Albert Camus, collected and edited by Philip Malcolm Waller Thody and translated into English by Ellen Conroy Kennedy.

15885. B070913: The Street

Ann Petry

The Street is a novel by African-American writer Ann Petry that was published in 1946. Set in Harlem in the 1940s, it centers on the life of Lutie Johnson. Petry describes a world of trials and tribulations that came with being a single black mother living on 116th street in New …

15888. 1634: The Bavarian Crisis (Ring of Fire)

Eric Flint

1634: The Bavarian Crisis is a novel in the alternate history 1632 series, written by Virginia DeMarce and Eric Flint as sequel to Flint's novella "The Wallenstein Gambit"; several short stories by DeMarce in The Grantville Gazettes; 1634: The Ram Rebellion; and 1634: The Baltic …

15889. Revelation-8

Karen Traviss

Revelation is the eighth novel in the Legacy of the Force series. It is a paperback by Karen Traviss and was released on February 26, 2008.

15890. Saints

Orson Scott Card

Saints is a historical fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. It tells the story of the fictional protagonist, Dinah Kirkham, a native of Manchester, England, who immigrates to the United States and becomes one of the plural wives of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint …

15891. The Pregnant Widow

Martin Amis

The Pregnant Widow is a novel by the English writer Martin Amis, published by Jonathan Cape on 4 February 2010. Its theme is the feminist revolution, which Amis sees as incomplete and bewildering for women, echoing the view of the 19th-century Russian writer, Alexander Herzen, …

15892. Heaven Lake

John Dalton

Heaven Lake is the debut novel of American author John Dalton published in 2004. It won both the 2005 Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the 2004 Barnes & Noble Discover Award in Fiction. It gets its name from the Heaven Lake of Tian Shan in …

15893. Born Blue

Han Nolan

Born Blue is a 2001 young adult novel by award winning author Han Nolan.

15898. Butterfly

Sonya Hartnett

In masterful prose, the author of SURRENDER tells a quiet but powerful tale about the shifting bonds and psychological perils of adolescence. (Ages 14 and up)Plum Coyle is on the edge of adolescence. Her fourteenth birthday is approaching, when her old life and her old body will …

15900. In memory yet green : the autobiography of Isaac …

Isaac Asimov

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the first volume of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was published in 1979. This first volume covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead up to the point just prior to Asimov's becoming a full-time …

15901. Ally (The Wess'har Wars 5)

Karen Traviss

Ally is a science fiction novel written by Karen Traviss and was published in March 2007. It is the fifth book in the Wess'Har Series.

15902. The alteration

Kingsley Amis

The Alteration is a 1976 alternate history novel by Kingsley Amis, set in a parallel universe in which the Reformation did not take place. It won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1977.

15903. While Europe slept : how radical Islam is destroying …

Bruce Bawer

The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans …

15904. India After Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha

India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy is a book by Indian historian Ramachandra Guha, published by HarperCollins in August 2007. A history of the Indian nation after it gained independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947, India after Gandhi …

15905. Dogs Don't tell Jokes

Louis Sachar

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes is a novel by acclaimed children's book author Louis Sachar. It is also the sequel to Someday Angeline.

15907. Lady boss

Jackie Collins

Lady Boss is a 1990 novel written by Jackie Collins and the third in her Santangelo novels series. The novel was adapted as a TV movie miniseries in 1992, starring Kim Delaney in the title role of Lucky Santangelo. Co-stars include Jack Scalia, Yvette Mimieux, Joan Rivers, Beth …

15908. The American Boys Handy Book : What to Do and How to …

Daniel Carter Beard

The American Boy's Handy Book is a handbook of activities intended for boys, written by a founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. It is divided into seasonal sections, with activities appropriate for each season in their respective sections. Originally …

15909. When in Rome

Ngaio Marsh

When in Rome is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-sixth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1970. The novel takes place in Rome, and concerns a number of murders among a group of tourists visiting the city; much of the action takes place …

15916. Robur the Conqueror

Jules Verne

Robur the Conqueror is a science fiction novel by Jules Verne, published in 1886. It is also known as The Clipper of the Clouds. It has a sequel, The Master of the World, which was published in 1904.

15917. And Then You Die

Michael Dibdin

And Then You Die is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the eighth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

15918. The Council of Dads

Bruce Feiler

The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Feiler was written in 2010 and published by William Morrow and Company.

15919. Salt

Adam Roberts

Salt is a novel by British science fiction author Adam Roberts.

15921. Double Sin and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Double Sin and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1961 and retailed for $3.50. The collection contains eight short stories and was not published in the UK; however all of the stories …

15922. Resurrection

Paul S. Kemp

Resurrection is a Forgotten Realms fantasy novel by Paul S. Kemp and R. A. Salvatore. It is the sixth book of the War of the Spider Queen hexology.

15924. The School for Scandal (Dover Thrift S.)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 8 May 1777.

15925. Fables (2)

Arnold Lobel

Fables is a book by Arnold Lobel. Released by Harper & Row, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1981. Publishers Weekly called the book, "the most remarkable of the author-illustrator's 60-plus, bestselling award winners." For each of the twenty …

15926. Escape from memory

Margaret Peterson Haddix

"Well, I'm sure I don't have any secrets...," I said, trying to sound certain. "Can't we just tell them that?"Mom's steady gaze was driving me crazy."Oh," she said slowly, "but that's where you're wrong. You see, you do have the secrets. You know them."When Kira agrees to let …

15929. The End of All Songs (Book Three of the Dancers at …

Michael Moorcock

The End of All Songs is a book published in 1976 and written by Michael Moorcock.

15931. Totality and Infinity

Emmanuel Levinas

Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority is a work of philosophy by Emmanuel Levinas. It is one of his early works, highly influenced by phenomenology.

15932. A land remembered

Patrick D. Smith

A Land Remembered is a best-selling novel written by author Patrick D. Smith, and published in 1984 by Pineapple Press. It is historical fiction set in pioneer Florida. The story covers over a century of Florida history from 1858 to 1968.

15934. Wraeththu Chronicles (1) The Enchantments of Flesh …

Storm Constantine

The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit is a book published in 1987 that was written by Storm Constantine.

15936. Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, …

Saul Friedländer

Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 is a book by Saul Friedländer.

15937. The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery

Chris Grabenstein

Perfect for Halloween! From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have …

15938. Canopus in Argos: Archives (03) The Sirian …

Doris Lessing

The Sirian Experiments is a 1980 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the third book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series and continues the story of Earth's evolution, which has been manipulated from the beginning by advanced …

15943. Jacques Cousteaus Ocean World

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteaus Ocean World is a 1985 book by Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

15944. The Lord of the Rings: The Complete Trilogy (Box Set)

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 …

15945. My brother Jack

George Johnston

My Brother Jack is a classic Australian novel by writer George Johnston. It is part of a trilogy centring on the character of David Meredith. The other books in the trilogy are Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. It is still available through Australian booksellers, …

15947. Break of Day

Colette

Colette began writing Break of Day in her early fifties, at Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur, where she had bought a small house after the breakup of her second marriage. The novel's theme--the renunciation of love and the return to an independent existence supported and enriched …

15948. Un Roi Sans Divertissement

Jean Giono

Le livre est parti parfaitement au hasard sans aucun personnage Le personnage tait lArbre le Hetre Le dpart brusquement cest la dcouverte dun crime dun cadavre qui se trouva dans les branches de cet arbre Il y a eu dabord lArbre puis la victime nous avons commenc par un etre …

15951. The Perfect Mile

Neal Bascomb

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb is a non-fiction book about three runners and their attempts to become the first man to run a mile under four minutes. The runners are Englishman Roger Bannister, American Wes …

15952. The Clue of The Black Keys

Carolyn Keene

Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy’s help in unearthing a secret of antiquity which can only be unlocked by three black keys. While on an archaeological expedition in Mexico, Terry and Dr. Joshua Pitt came across a clue to buried treasure. The clue was a …

15955. Outerbridge Reach

Robert Stone

In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself, Robert Stone again demonstrates that he is "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (New York Review of Books). Inviting comparison with the great sea novels …

15956. The Great Perhaps

Joe Meno

A breakout new novel from the critically acclaimed novelist and playwright Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned. The sky is falling for the Caspers, a family of cowards: for Jonathan, a paleontologist, searching in vain for a prehistoric giant squid; for his wife, …

15957. Purity and danger : an analysis of concepts of …

Mary Douglas

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo is the best known book by the influential anthropologist and cultural theorist Mary Douglas. In 1991 the Times Literary Supplement listed it as one of the hundred most influential non-fiction books published since …

15958. Eagle in the Sky

Wilbur A. Smith

Eagle in the Sky is a novel by Wilbur Smith, published in 1974. The book sold 600,000 in the first six months.

15961. The Brightonomicon

Robert Rankin

The Brightonomicon is a novel by British fantasy author Robert Rankin, the title parodying that of the fictional grimoire the Necronomicon from the Cthulhu Mythos. The author lives in Brighton and the book is set in an accurate depiction of the town. The book is based on "The …

15963. Maigret and the Dosser

Georges Simenon

Maigret and the Dosser is a detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his character Jules Maigret.

15964. Les Contemplations

Victor Hugo

Les Contemplations is a collection of poetry by Victor Hugo, published in 1856. It consists of 156 poems in six books. Most of the poems were written between 1841 and 1855, though the oldest date from 1830. Memory plays an important role in the collection, as Hugo was …

15966. Fine Things

Danielle Steel

Fine Things is a romance novel by Danielle Steel. The book was published on February 1, 1987, by Dell Publications. A film adaptation was released in 1990.

15967. Union Street

Pat Barker

Union Street is the first novel by English author Pat Barker, published by Virago Press in 1982. It describes the lives of seven working class women living on Union Street and how they respond to the changes brought about by deindustrialisation. It is set in northeastern England …

15970. Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a book written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and edited by Clayborne Carson.

15972. Broken Glass

Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou’s riotous new novel centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. In a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering, a former schoolteacher and bar regular nicknamed Broken Glass has been elected to record their stories for …

15974. Look at the Harlequins!

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Look at the Harlequins! is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov, first published in 1974. The work was Nabokov's final published novel before his death in 1977.

15975. Our Lady of the Assassins

Fernando Vallejo

Our Lady of the Assassins is a semi-autobiographical novel by the Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo about an author in his fifties who returns to his hometown of Medellín after 30 years of absence to find himself trapped in an atmosphere of violence and murder caused by drug …

15979. Gigi

Colette

Gigi is a 1944 novella by French writer Colette. The plot focuses on a young Parisian girl being groomed for a career as a courtesan and her relationship with the wealthy cultured man named Gaston who falls in love with her and eventually marries her. The novella was the basis …

15980. General Winston's daughter

Sharon Shinn

General Winston's Daughter is a fantasy novel by Sharon Shinn. The novel was written in 2007.

15981. Class A (Cherub 2)

Robert Muchamore

Class A, published as The Dealer in the United States, and as The Mission for 5000 prints, is the second book in the Robert Muchamore's novel series CHERUB. It continues the story of teenager James Adams and his fellow CHERUB agents as they try to bring down a feared drug gang …

15982. A Rock and a Hard Place

Peter David

A Rock and a Hard Place is a Vietnam War novel by David Sherman published in 1988 by the Ivy Book imprint of Ballantine Books. It is the fourth novel in Sherman's Night Fighter Series.

15983. The Betrayal

Helen Dunmore

The Betrayal is a book written by Helen Dunmore.

15985. The Winds of Change (Collection: 21 stories)

Isaac Asimov

Asimov at his best! A 21-story salute featuring:* A levitating professor * Alien traders bringing something to sell * A black hole hurtling toward Earth * The universe being created * And many other matters of great import!

15986. Conservationist, The

Nadine Gordimer

The Conservationist is a 1974 novel by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer. The book was a joint winner of the Booker-McConnell Prize for fiction.

15987. Essence of Decision

Graham T. Allison

Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis is an analysis, by political scientist Graham T. Allison, of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Allison used the crisis as a case study for future studies into governmental decision-making. The book became the founding study of the …

15989. The Conman [US EDITION PLEASE SEE THE UK EDITION

Laney Salisbury

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art is a book written by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo.

15990. Cognitive Surplus

Clay Shirky

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age is a 2010 non-fiction book by Clay Shirky. The book is an indirect sequel to Shirky's Here Comes Everybody, which covered the impact of social media.

15992. Philosopher's Pupil

Iris Murdoch

The Philosopher's Pupil is a 1983 novel by the British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch. It is set in a small English spa town called Ennistone.

15994. Vengeance of Orion

Ben Bova

Vengeance of Orion is a 1988 novel by science fiction author Ben Bova. It is the sequel to Orion and follows his adventures in the time of the Greek heroes Achilles and Odysseus in the siege of Troy. The story takes up many plot elements of Homer's "Iliad" but also includes …

15996. The Sea Hunters II True Adventures with Famous …

Clive Cussler

The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks is a nonfiction work by adventure novelist Clive Cussler published in the United States in 1996. This work details the authors search for famous shipwrecks with his nonprofit organization NUMA. There is also a television …

15997. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal …

Joshua Waitzkin

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance is a book by Joshua Waitzkin.

15998. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Dyan Sheldon

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a young adult novel by Dyan Sheldon. Originally released in 1999 through Candlewick Press, it was later turned into a Disney motion picture of the same name in 2004 starring Lindsay Lohan and was made one of the ALA book picks for 2006. A …

16000. Penny Dreadful

Will Christopher Baer

Fans of Will Christopher Baer's first novel, Kiss Me, Judas, have already met Phineas Poe: defrocked cop, former morphine addict, part-time psychotic, and a man who has lost his heart to a woman who left him in a tub full of ice, one kidney shy of the standard allotment. Poe …



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