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.

16001. Invisible Republic

Greil Marcus

Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes is a book by music critic Greil Marcus about the creation and cultural importance of The Basement Tapes, a series of recordings made by Bob Dylan in 1967 in collaboration with the Hawks, who would subsequently become known as the …

16004. 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 …

16005. Some Lie and Some Die - (Chief Inspector Wexford #8)

Ruth Rendell

Some Lie And Some Die is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1973. It is the 8th entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

16007. Beyond Recall

Robert Goddard

A carefully crafted tale of suspense, Beyond Recall interweaves present and past as Christian Napier sets out to discover the truth behind his great-uncle's murder, committed during the days of rationing and privation following the Second World War. That death provided the …

16008. I'll Take Manhattan

Judith Krantz

I'll Take Manhattan is a 1986 novel by Judith Krantz. The book was turned into a CBS television miniseries, I'll Take Manhattan, in 1987.

16009. 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.

16012. Vortex

Larry Bond

Vortex is a historical war novel by Larry Bond and Patrick Larkin. The novel comprises a series of recurring accounts drawn from a Cold War conflict in Southern Africa, as experienced by characters of various nationalities. It was a commercial success, receiving generally …

16013. The Year of Living Dangerously

C. J. Koch

The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1978 novel by Christopher Koch in which a male Australian journalist, a female British diplomat, and a Chinese-Australian male dwarf interact in Indonesia in the summer and autumn of 1965. Set primarily in the Indonesian capital city of …

16015. The Temple and the Lodge

Michael Baigent

The Temple and the Lodge is a book written by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh that claims to trace a link between the suppressed Knights Templar and modern day Freemasonry. The book is usually described as "speculative history", although the Borders chain lists it as …

16018. 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 …

16019. 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.

16020. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No 40: The Moonstone …

Carolyn Keene

The Moonstone Castle Mystery is the fortieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1963 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16021. Wodehouse: Adventures of Sally (Penguin)

P. G. Wodehouse

The Adventures of Sally is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. It appeared as a serial in Collier's magazine in the United States from October 8 to December 31, 1921, and in The Grand Magazine in the United Kingdom from April to July 1922. It was first published in book form in the …

16023. Caedmon's Song

Peter Robinson

Caedmon's Song is a novel written by Canadian crime writer Peter Robinson in 1990. Also known in the United States and Canada as The First Cut, the novel was Robinson's first novel not to feature Inspector Alan Banks. Although seemingly unreleated to the Banks' novel series, …

16026. 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 …

16027. Queen of Camelot

Nancy McKenzie

Queen of Camelot is an Arthurian-legend based novel shown through the viewpoint of Queen Guinevere. It is a combination of two of Nancy McKenzie's previous books The Child Queen and The High Queen. She states in the foreword that she originally intended the novels to be …

16028. 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 …

16030. The First Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

The First Book of Swords is a book published in 1983, written by Fred Saberhagen.

16032. The Glitch in Sleep

John Hulme

The Glitch in Sleep is the first novel in The Seems children series, released as a hardcover on September 18, 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing. It was written by John Hulme and Michael Wexler. The book follows Becker Drane, a Fixer for The Seems on his first Mission to find and …

16033. Apologia pro Vita Sua

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Apologia Pro Vita Sua is the classic defense by John Henry Newman of his religious opinions, published in 1864 in response to what he saw as an unwarranted attack on him, the Catholic priesthood, and Roman Catholic doctrine by Charles Kingsley. The work quickly became a …

16034. 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 …

16037. Chernevog

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Chernevog is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in September 1990 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Chernevog is book two of Cherryh's three-book …

16038. The Party's Over: Oil, War And The Fate Of …

Richard Heinberg

The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, by Richard Heinberg, is an introduction to the concept of peak oil and petroleum depletion.

16041. Barometer rising

Hugh MacLennan

Barometer Rising is a Canadian novel by Hugh MacLennan. The story takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and focuses on the effects of the Halifax explosion and a romance plot in the backdrop of World War I. It is banned in most Canadian high school libraries because of the …

16042. Our Culture, What's Left of it : The Mandarins and …

Theodore Dalrymple

Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses is a 2005 non-fiction book by British physician and writer Theodore Dalrymple. It is composed of twenty-six separate pieces that cover a wide range of topics from drug legalisation to the influence of Shakespeare. A …

16044. Time to Murder and Create

Lawrence Block

Time to Murder and Create is a book written by Lawrence Block.

16045. Crime Wave: reportage and fiction from the underside …

James Ellroy

Crime Wave is a 1999 collection of eleven short works of fiction and non-fiction, all originally published in GQ, by American crime fiction writer James Ellroy. The collection, issued as a paperback original, includes a short story, two novellas, and eight pieces of crime …

16046. Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

Adrienne Rich

Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 is a book written by Adrienne Rich.

16047. The European Dream

Jérémy Rifkin

The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream is a book, by Jeremy Rifkin published on August 19, 2004 by Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. Rifkin describes the emergence and evolution of the European Union over the past five decades, as well …

16049. The Players of Null-A

A. E. van Vogt

The Pawns of Null-A is a 1956 science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt originally published as a four-part serial in Astounding Stories from October 1948 to January 1949. It incorporates concepts from the General semantics of Alfred Korzybski and refers to non-Aristotelian logic. …

16050. Five Go Off in a Caravan

Enid Blyton

Five Go Off In A Caravan is the fifth book in the Famous Five series by the British author, Enid Blyton and published by Hodder and Stoughton.

16051. The Complete Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Complete Stories is a discontinued series intended to form a definitive collection of Isaac Asimov's short stories. Originally published in 1990 and 1992 by Doubleday, it was discontinued after the second book of the planned series. Altogether 86 of Asimov's 382 published …

16054. The great god Pan

Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine The Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and …

16056. The House in Paris

Elizabeth Bowen

The House in Paris is Elizabeth Bowen's fifth novel. It is set in France and Great Britain following World War I, and its action takes place on a single February day in a house in Paris. In that house, two young children—Henrietta and Leopold—await the next legs of their …

16057. The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Great Hunger is a 1962 book by British historian Cecil Woodham-Smith about the Great Famine in Ireland in 1845-1849. It was published by Harper and Row and Penguin Books.

16058. Love Among the Chickens: A Story of the Haps and …

P. G. Wodehouse

Love Among the Chickens is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published as a book in the United Kingdom in June 1906 by George Newnes, London, and in the United States by Circle Publishing, New York, on 11 May 1909, having already appeared there as a serial in Circle magazine …

16061. Allan Quatermain

H. Rider Haggard

Allan Quatermain is a novel by H. Rider Haggard.

16062. Tess of the D'Urbervilles: (Norton Critical Edition)

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major …

16065. The Anarchist Cookbook, Second Printing, January 1971

William Powell

The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices, and other items. The book also includes instructions for home manufacturing of illicit drugs, including LSD. …

16067. American Vampire

Stephen King

This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. …

16068. The courage of Sarah Noble

Alice Dalgliesh

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh is the story of a young girl who travels with her father into Connecticut during the early 18th century, and her experiences with the native Schaghticoke. It was published in 1954 and received a Newbery Honor Award.

16069. Flood, The

Ian Rankin

The Flood is the first novel by crime writer Ian Rankin.

16070. The Histories of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 – 5

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Histories of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-5 is a series of 5 books written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

16071. Get Happy

Gerald Clarke

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland is a biography of entertainer Judy Garland. Published in 2000, Get Happy is author Gerald Clarke's follow-up to his 1988 biography of Truman Capote. Clarke conducted some 500 interviews, including some with subjects who had not previously …

16072. Gunpowder Empire

Harry Turtledove

Gunpowder Empire is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Crosstime Traffic series.

16073. My Education: A Book of Dreams

William S. Burroughs

My Education: A Book of Dreams is the final novel by William S. Burroughs to be published before his death in 1997. It is a collection of dreams, taken from various decades, along with a few comments about the War on Drugs and paragraphs created with the cut-up technique. The …

16074. My Mortal Enemy

Willa Cather

My Mortal Enemy is the eighth novel by American author Willa Cather. It was first published in 1926.

16075. Mother London

Michael Moorcock

Mother London is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Although the city of London itself is perhaps the central character, it follows three outpatients from a mental hospital – a music hall artist, a reclusive writer and a woman just awoken …

16077. The Black Hole War

Leonard Susskind

The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics is a 2008 popular science book by American theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind. The book covers the black hole information paradox, and the related scientific dispute between …

16078. Seven Little Australians

Helen Turner

Seven Little Australians is a classic Australian children's novel by Ethel Turner. Set mainly in Sydney in the 1880s, it relates the adventures of the seven mischievous Woolcot children, their stern army father Captain Woolcot, and flighty stepmother Esther. Turner wrote the …

16079. Gallow Glass

Ruth Rendell

Gallowglass is a 1990 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine.

16086. Tokyo Montana Express

Richard Brautigan

The Tokyo-Montana Express is a novel by Richard Brautigan. It contains 131 chapters which are short stories written by Brautigan from 1976 to 1978, during a period when he was dividing his time between Japan and his ranch house in Montana. A note at the beginning of the book …

16087. Darkwing

Kenneth Oppel

As the sun sets on the time of the dinosaurs, a new world is left in its wake. . . .DuskHe alone can fly and see in the dark, in a colony where being different means being shunned—or worse. As the leader's son, he is protected, but does his future lie among his kin? CarnassialHe …

16088. I, Juan De Pareja: And Related Readings (Literature …

Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

I, Juan de Pareja is a novel by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1966. The novel is written in the first person as by the title character, Juan de Pareja, a half-African slave of the artist Diego …

16089. The ghost in the Tokaido Inn

Dorothy Hoobler

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn is a book written by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler.

16090. Eulalia!: A Tale From Redwall

Brian Jacques

Eulalia! is the 19th book in the Redwall novel series by author Brian Jacques and illustrated by David Elliot. "Eulalia" is also the war cry used by the fighting hares and badgers in the Redwall series. It comes from "Weialala leia", the lament of the Valkyries in Richard …

16091. Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons The Story of …

Ann Rinaldi

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons is a 1996 historical novel by Ann Rinaldi. The story,told in first-person narration, follows the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American poet. The story recounts her capture by black slavers in Africa, the horrors of the Middle …

16093. Indigo

Alice Hoffman

Indigo is a novel written by Alice Hoffman, published by Scholastic in 2002. Oak Grove is a dry, dusty town haunted by memories of a past flood. Everyone dreads the water – except two brothers, Trevor and Eli McGill. Nicknamed Trout and Eel for their darting quickness and the …

16094. Roller Skates (Newbery Library, Puffin) 1

Ruth Sawyer

Roller Skates is a book by Ruth Sawyer that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1937. It is a fictionalized account of one year of Sawyer's life.

16098. American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of …

Howard Blum

American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century is a non-fiction book by Howard Blum.

16099. Rogue Moon

Algis Budrys

Rogue Moon is a short science fiction novel by Algis Budrys, published in 1960. It was a 1961 Hugo Award nominee. A substantially cut version of the novel was originally published in F&SF; this novella-length story was included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume …

16100. Nick Stefanos Book 1: A Firing Offense

George Pelecanos

A Firing Offense is a 1992 crime novel and the debut from author George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on marketing executive Nick Stefanos as he investigates the disappearance of a colleague. It is the first of several Pelecanos novels to feature the …

16101. Miracles of Life, Shanghai to Shepperton

J. G. Ballard

Miracles of Life is an autobiography written by British writer J. G. Ballard and published in 2008.

16102. The Sundial

Shirley Jackson

The Sundial is a 1958 novel by author Shirley Jackson.

16107. Captains Outrageous

Joe R. Lansdale

Captains Outrageous is a suspense/crime novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale, the sixth novel in the Hap and Leonard series of books.

16108. The Riven Kingdom (Godspeaker Trilogy, Book 2)

Karen Miller

The Riven Kingdom is the second novel in the Godspeaker series by Karen Miller.

16109. The Fire-Eaters (Unabridged)

David Almond

The Fire-Eaters is an award winning children's novel by David Almond, published in 2003.

16110. You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again

Julia Phillips

You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again is an autobiography by Julia Phillips, detailing her career as a film producer and disclosing the power games and debauchery of New Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s. It was first published in 1991 and became an immediate cause célèbre …

16111. Tillerman Series 06 - Sons from Afar

Cynthia Voigt

Sons From Afar is the sixth book in Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman Cycle, the series of novels dealing with Dicey Tillerman's family which also includes Homecoming, Dicey's Song, The Runner, A Solitary Blue, Come A Stranger, and Seventeen Against the Dealer.

16113. Slouching Toward Nirvana

Charles Bukowski

Slouching Toward Nirvana is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

16114. Death Perception

Victoria Laurie

Death Perception is a book published in 2008 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

16115. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

Josh Neufeld

Book Description A stunning graphic novel that makes plain the undeniable horrors and humanity triggered by Hurricane Katrina in the true stories of six New Orleanians who survived the storm.A.D. follows each of the six from the hours before Katrina struck to its horrific …

16117. Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep …

Paul Martin

Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep and Dreams is a book by Paul Martin.

16119. Kindred Spirits (Meetings Sextet v. 1)

Mark Anthony

Kindred Spirits is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance fictional universe. It was written by Mark Anthony and Ellen Porath, based on characters and settings from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles series. Published in 1991, it is the first volume of a …

16120. East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Council Wars 4)

John Ringo

East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a book published in 2006 that was written by John Ringo.

16121. Blood Follows (A Tale of Bauchelain & Korbal …

Steven Erikson

Blood Follows is a novella by Steven Erikson set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. The events of this book take place prior to those in the main series, and do not necessarily concern the main story plot line. Originally published only in Europe by PS Publishing in …

16122. Sorry

Zoran Drvenkar

One. Two. Three. That’s all it takes to drive the nail into her head, to leave her hanging on the wall. She deserved to die. Now all he needs is absolution for his sins, and he knows just the people who can help. We know what you should say. We say what you want to hear. Kris, …

16123. Mirette on the high wire

Emily Arnold

Mirette on the High Wire is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. Published in 1992, the book tells the story of Mirette, a French girl who learns to walk on the tightrope. McCully won the 1993 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.

16124. Owls in the Family (Robert Frankenburg)

Farley Mowat

Owls in the Family is a children's novel written by Farley Mowat first published in 1962.

16125. China Governess (Albert Campion Mystery)

Margery Allingham

The China Governess is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1963, in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London. It is the seventeenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

16129. Dark Matter

Michelle Paver

Dark Matter is a speculative fiction novel from Michelle Paver. Part horror, part ghost story, it was published in the UK on October 21, 2010.

16130. No More Dying Then, # - Read

Ruth Rendell

No More Dying Then is a novel by the British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1971, and is the sixth title in her popular Inspector Wexford series. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association listed the book as one of its 100 Favourite Crime Novels of the …

16131. Winter : A Berlin Family, 1899-1945

Len Deighton

Winter is a 1987 novel by Len Deighton, which follows the lives of a German family from 1899 to 1945. At the same time the novel provides an historical background to several of the characters in Deighton's nine novels about the British intelligence agent Bernard Samson, who grew …

16134. Keesha's House (6)

Helen Frost

Keesha's House is a 2003 award winning debut young adult verse novel by American author Helen Frost. The book's story is told through multiple poems and concerns a group of teenagers that are all drawn to the house of the titular character Keesha due to serious issues in their …

16135. Beware of the Fish!

Gordon Korman

Beware The Fish! is the third installment in the Macdonald Hall Series, and it continues to follow the two main characters Bruno and Boots along with the ensemble students of Macdonald Hall. This, along with The Zucchini Warriors, is one of the few titles in the series which …

16136. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift …

Gary Ezzo

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep is an infant management book written by pediatrician Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo in 1993. Formerly published by Multnomah Books, Baby Wise is currently published by Parent-Wise Solutions; …

16139. Whipping Girl

Julia Serano

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observationsboth pre- and …

16141. Daddy

Danielle Steel

Daddy is a 1989 novel by Danielle Steel. It tells the story of Oliver Watson, an advertising executive, and his three children. Oliver believes that he and his wife, Sarah, have the perfect marriage and are raising their three children, Benjamin, Melissa, and Sam in their house …

16144. Hilldiggers

Neal Asher

Hilldiggers is a science fiction novel by Neal Asher.

16145. Deathstalker Destiny ( (The Saga of Owen …

Simon R. Green

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

16146. The Run a novel

Stuart Woods

The Run is the fifth novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 2000 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in Washington, D. C. and different states, some time after the events of Grass Roots. The novel continues the story of the Lee family of …

16150. Before I Wake

Robert Wiersema

Before I Wake is a novel by Robert J. Wiersema. The events of the novel take place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

16151. Meg: Primal Waters

Steve Alten

Meg: Primal Waters is a 2004 science fiction novel by author Steve Alten. The book continues the adventure of Jonas Taylor, a paleobiologist, studying the megalodon. It is the only "Meg" novel not available in digital form.

16153. Kris Longknife: Audacious (Book )

Mike Moscoe

Audacious is a book published in 2007 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

16154. 01v Dragonheart (Dragonriders of Pern, Book 22)

Todd McCaffrey

Dragonheart is a science fiction novel by Todd McCaffrey in the Dragonriders of Pern series that his mother Anne McCaffrey initiated in 1967. Published by Del Rey Books in 2008, it was the second for Todd as sole author and the twenty-second in the series. Written after his …

16155. The Bridge on the Drina

Ivo Andric

The Bridge on the Drina sometimes restyled as The Bridge Over the Drina, is a novel by Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andrić. Andrić wrote the novel while living quietly in Belgrade during World War II, publishing it in 1945. Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his …

16156. Edge of Victory I: Conquest: 1 (Star Wars: The New …

Greg Keyes

Edge of Victory: Conquest is the first novel in a two-part story by Greg Keyes. Published and released in 2001, it is the seventh installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe.

16157. Now You See Her AYAT6

James Patterson

The perfect lifeA successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay …

16159. Making Globalization Work

Joseph Stiglitz

"A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."―Andrew Leonard, Salon Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing …

16160. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of …

Christopher Moore

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror is the eighth novel by Christopher Moore. Set during Christmas, it brings together several favored characters from his previous books set in the fictional town of Pine Cove, a recurring location in Moore's novels. An …

16161. The Oxford book of modern science writing

Richard Dawkins

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is an anthology of scientific writings, arranged and introduced by Richard Dawkins of the University of Oxford. Published first in March 2008, it contains 83 writings on many topics from a diverse variety of authors, which range in …

16162. Hauptmann: Bahnwarter Thiel (German Texts) (German …

Gerhart Hauptmann

"Bahnwärter Thiel" (1988), by far the best story ever written by Gerhart Hauptmann, follows the principles of the Naturalist movement in its detailed study of the life and milieu of a humble and apparently unexceptional Prussian railwayman. Yet in its exploitation of symbolism, …

16163. Politics

Adam Thirlwell

'In case you had not noticed,' writes Adam Thirlwell in his first novel, Politics, 'in this book I am not interested in anything so small as the history of the USSR. I am not writing anything so limited.' In this epic miniature, therefore, Politics tells the story of three kids …

16164. The Victim

Saul Bellow

The Victim is a novel by Saul Bellow published in 1947. As in much of Bellow's fiction, the protagonist is a Jewish man in early middle age. Leventhal lives in New York City. While his wife is away on family business, Leventhal is haunted by an old acquaintance who unjustly …

16165. Johnny the Partisan

Beppe Fenoglio

A semi-autobiographical account of an episode in the war when the partisans briefly, and against all logic, 'liberated' a mountainous zone in Northern Italy. Translated by Stuart Hood.

16167. The Hunt Begins (The Great Hunt, Book 1)

Robert Jordan

Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages.But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen.And in order to save Mat's life, Rand …

16168. Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989

Bruce Chatwin

Anatomy of Restlessness was published in 1997 and is a collection of unpublished essays, articles, short stories, and travel tales. This collection spans the twenty years of Bruce Chatwin's career as a writer. This book was brought together by Jan Borm and Matthew Graves …

16169. Maitre Mussard's Bequest

Patrick Süskind

The "Bloomsbury Birthday Quids" are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the "Bloomsbury Classics". Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is "Maitre Mussard's Bequest" …

16170. A new model of the universe

P. D. Ouspensky

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for …

16171. The first stone : some questions about sex and power …

Helen Garner

The First Stone: Some questions about sex and power by Helen Garner is a controversial non-fiction book about a 1992 sexual harassment scandal at Ormond College, one of the residential colleges of the University of Melbourne. It was first published in Australia in 1995 and later …

16172. American Buffalo : a play by David Mamet

David Mamet

A classic tragedy, American Buffalo is a story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their …

16173. You're Only Old Once! A Book For Obsolete Children

Dr. Seuss

Subtitled A Book for Obsolete Children, this unusual item in the Seuss canon doesn't really belong among the children's books. Written to celebrate the nonsense master's 82nd birthday, it follows "you" (an elderly gent in a suit and white moustache) through a physical check-up …

16175. IBM And the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance …

Edwin Black

Was IBM, "The Solutions Company," partly responsible for the Final Solution? That's the question raised by Edwin Black's IBM and the Holocaust, the most controversial book on the subject since Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Black, a son of Holocaust …

16176. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Pop-up Book HC

Stephen King

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a psychological horror novel by Stephen King. In 2004, a pop-up book adaptation was released, designed by Kees Moerbeek and illustrated by Alan Dingman.

16179. Typhoon

Joseph Conrad

Typhoon is a novella by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and serialized in Pall Mall Magazine in January–March 1902. Its first book publication was in New York by Putnam in 1902; it was also published in Britain in Typhoon and Other Stories by Heinemann in 1903.

16180. The Magic Barrel

Bernard Malamud

The Magic Barrel is a collection of thirteen short stories written by Bernard Malamud and published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Also, the Jewish Publication Society released its own edition at the same time. It won the 1959 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. The …

16181. The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller

Henry James

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its original content, the novella became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often …

16183. The Ice Harvest

Scott Phillips

The Ice Harvest is a debut novel by Scott Phillips. The story, set in 1979, was published to wide acclaim in 2000.

16185. The Caveman's Valentine

George Dawes Green

Caveman's Valentine is a book by George Dawes Green.

16187. An African in Greenland

Tété-Michel Kpomassie

An African in Greenland is a 1981 book by the Togolese author Tété-Michel Kpomassie.

16188. Man Gone Down

Michael Thomas

Man Gone Down is the debut novel of U.S. author Michael Thomas. It won the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, with Thomas receiving a prize of €100,000. Man Gone Down is also recommended by The New York Times.

16189. Traveller

Richard Adams

Traveller is a historical novel written by Richard Adams in 1988. It recounts the American Civil War through the viewpoint of Traveller, the favorite horse of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

16191. Candy (Southern, Terry)

Terry Southern

Candy is a 1958 novel written by Maxwell Kenton, the pseudonym of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, who wrote the book in collaboration for the "dirty book" publisher Olympia Press, which published the novel as part of its "Traveller's Companion" series. According to …

16192. The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death …

Aidan Hartley

The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War is a book written by Aidan Hartley.

16193. Long Time Coming

Robert Goddard

Long Time Coming is a book written by Robert Goddard.

16195. An Awfully Big Adventure

Beryl Bainbridge

An Awfully Big Adventure is a novel written by Beryl Bainbridge. It was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1990 and adapted as a movie in 1995. The story was inspired by Bainbridge's own experiences working at the Liverpool Playhouse in her youth.

16196. Plain tales from the hills

Rudyard Kipling

Plain Tales from the Hills is the first collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Out of its 40 stories, "eight-and-twenty", according to Kipling's Preface, were initially published in the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, Punjab, British India, between November 1886 …



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