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.

17007. Jacques and his Master

Milan Kundera

Jacques and his Master is a play written in 1971 by Milan Kundera, which he subtitles "A Homage to Diderot in Three Acts". It was translated by Simon Callow in 1986 and directed by him in 1987.

17010. The chairs

Eugène Ionesco

In a house on an island a very old couple pass their time with private games and half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's 'tragic farce' combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities.

17012. The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The …

Mark Lewisohn

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions is a book by Mark Lewisohn, first published in 1988 by Hamlyn, and executive produced by Norman Bates for the record company EMI. It gives a complete history of The Beatles' recording sessions, from 4 September 1962, shortly after the …

17013. World Of Normal Boys

K. M. Soehnlein

The World of Normal Boys, published in 2001, is the debut novel of K.M. Soehnlein. The coming-of-age story centers on 13-year-old Robin MacKenzie, who discovers that he is unlike most other adolescent males. The book became a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and won the Lambda …

17015. The Talk Of The Town

Ardal O'Hanlon

The Talk of the Town is the first novel written by Ardal O'Hanlon, published by Sceptre in 1999. It was renamed Knick Knack Paddy Whack for publication in United States. The novel is set in 1980's Ireland and is about life in a small Irish town, where everyone knows your …

17021. Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir

Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre is a 1981 book written by Simone de Bauvoir.

17025. The Ladies of the Lake

Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake is a mystery novel written by Jennifer Allison, published by Dutton Children's Books.

17034. A village affair

Joanna Trollope

A Village Affair is a novel by prolific English romance author Joanna Trollope. The story concerns a housewife and mother who embarks on an affair with a female acquaintance. It was televised by ITV starring Sophie Ward, Kerry Fox and Nathaniel Parker.

17035. America Day by Day

Simone de Beauvoir

Here is the ultimate American road book, one with a perspective unlike that of any other. In January 1947 Simone de Beauvoir landed at La Guardia airport and began a four-month journey that took her from one coast of the United States to the other, and back again. Embraced by …

17037. One Across, Two Down

Ruth Rendell

One Across, Two Down is a psychological suspense novel by British writer Ruth Rendell. it was first published in 1971. In 1976, it was made into the film, Diary of the Dead by Arvin Brown, written by I.C. Rapoport, and starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Hector Elizondo.

17038. Sour Sweet (Aventura)

Timothy Mo

Sour Sweet is a novel by Timothy Mo first published in 1982. Written as a 'sour sweet' comedy the story follows the tribulations of a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant and his initially reluctant wife as they attempt to make a home for themselves in 1960s London. It was awarded the …

17042. The Purloined Letter

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered …

17043. What makes Sammy run?

Budd Schulberg

What Makes Sammy Run? is a novel by Budd Schulberg inspired by the life of his father, early Hollywood mogul B. P. Schulberg. It is a rags to riches story chronicling the rise and fall of Sammy Glick, a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who, very early in his life, …

17044. On Dreams

Sigmund Freud

On Dreams is a book written by Sigmund Freud.

17046. The Bride of Lammermoor

Walter Scott

The Bride of Lammermoor is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1819. The novel is set in the Lammermuir Hills of south-east Scotland, and tells of a tragic love affair between young Lucy Ashton and her family's enemy Edgar Ravenswood. Scott indicated the plot …

17048. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

Jonathan Zittrain

The Future Of The Internet is a book published in 2008 by Yale University Press and authored by Jonathan Zittrain. The book discusses several legal issues regarding the Internet. The book is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 …

17049. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom : Essential Techniques and …

Julia Child

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom is a book of cooking principles, first published in 2000, that was based on the notebook of the famous American television chef Julia Child.

17050. Makes me wanna holler : a young black man in America

Nathan McCall

Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America is an autobiographical and debut book by Nathan McCall.

17051. The Road to Memphis

Mildred D. Taylor

The third novel in a series which started with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, The Road to Memphis catches up with the Logan family in 1941. Cassie is entering her last year of high school in Jackson, Mississippi and her older brother Stacey is driving his first car. After a …

17053. The flea palace

Elif Shafak

“She has a particular genius for depicting backstreet Istanbul, where the myriad cultures of the Ottoman Empire are still in tangled evidence on every family tree.”—The New York Times Book ReviewSet within a once-stately apartment block in Istanbul, The Flea Palace tells the …

17054. The Void Captain's tale

Norman Spinrad

The Void Captain's Tale is a 1983 science fiction novel by the American author Norman Spinrad. The Void Captain's Tale takes place three or four thousand years in the future in a fictional universe called the Second Starfaring Age, a setting Spinrad revisited in the 1985 novel …

17055. Invisible life

E. Lynn Harris

Invisible Life is a novel by American author E. Lynn Harris published in 1994. The plot follows an African American man's journey of sexual discovery, in which he realizes he is a homosexual. In 2010, the Los Angeles Times listed the novel as one of the top 20 "classic works of …

17056. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a 2000 novel by Jewish American author Michael Chabon that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. The novel follows the lives of two Jewish cousins before, during, and after World War II. They are a Czech artist named Joe …

17057. Medusa. An Aurelio Zen Mystery. (Aurelio Zen Mystery)

Michael Dibdin

Medusa is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the ninth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

17058. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin, Jr.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a children's picture book by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle.

17059. My Boring Ass Life

Kevin Smith

My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith is the second book composed of writings by filmmaker Kevin Smith, the first being Silent Bob Speaks.

17060. Fitzpatricks War

Theodore Judson

Fitzpatrick's War is a work of post-apocalyptic fiction by Theodore Judson. It was first published by Daw Books in 2004.

17061. Maverick

Ricardo Semler

Maverick! : The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace by Ricardo Semler Maverick! is essentially the autobiography of a business as well as a businessman, Ricardo Semler, Chairman of Semco, one of Brazil’s largest conglomerates. First published in Brazil in …

17062. Dayhunter

Jocelynn Drake

Dayhunter is a book published in 2009 that was written by Jocelynn Drake.

17063. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in …

Eamon Duffy

The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580 is a work of history written by Eamon Duffy and published in 1992 by Yale University Press.

17064. Brokeback Mountain: story to screenplay

Annie Proulx

"Brokeback Mountain" is a short story by American author Annie Proulx. It was originally published in The New Yorker on October 13, 1997. The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain" in 1998. Proulx won an O. Henry Award …

17066. It's me, Eddie

Eduard Limonov

It's Me, Eddie is the first novel by Russian writer and politician Eduard Limonov. The novel was written in New York in 1976, and published in Paris in 1979. When it was first published in Russia in 1991, it sold over a million copies. The novel was repeatedly published in …

17067. Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

The Sandcastle is a novel by Iris Murdoch, published in 1957. It is the story of a middle-aged schoolmaster with political ambitions who meets a young painter, come to paint a former school headmaster's portrait.

17068. Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

Barry Miles

Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now is a 1997 biography of Paul McCartney by Barry Miles. It is the "official" biography of McCartney and was written "based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews undertaken over a period of five years" according to the back cover of the …

17069. Sketches By Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and …

Charles Dickens

Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People is a collection of short pieces Charles Dickens published as a book in 1836, with illustrations by George Cruikshank. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people, and the whole work is divided into four …

17071. Wednesday the rabbi got wet

Harry Kemelman

Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet is a mystery novel written by Harry Kemelman in 1976, one of the Rabbi Small series.

17073. Driftglass: Ten Tales of Speculative Fiction

Samuel R. Delany

Driftglass is a 1971 collection of science fiction short stories by Samuel R. Delany. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Worlds of Tomorrow, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, If and New Worlds or the anthologies Quark/3, Dangerous Visions and Alchemy …

17074. The concept of mind

Gilbert Ryle

The Concept of Mind is a 1949 book by philosopher Gilbert Ryle that has been seen as a founding document in the philosophy of mind, which received professional recognition as a distinct and important branch of philosophy only after 1950. The Concept of Mind argues that "mind" is …

17075. Agent of Vega

James H. Schmitz

Agent of Vega is a science fiction novel by James H. Schmitz, 1960. Like the Foundation series, it is a collection of stories that originally appeared separately in magazines. It was republished in 2001 as Agent of Vega & Other Stories. The tale began in 1949 as a longish …

17076. Blinking with Fists

Billy Corgan

Blinking with Fists is the debut book of poetry by The Smashing Pumpkins and former Zwan frontman, Billy Corgan. The progress and writing of the poems was covered in Corgan's blogs. The Volume of 57 poems was published by Faber and Faber in 2004 and was greeted by mixed reviews. …

17077. The Devil's Door

Sharan Newman

The Devil's Door is a book published in 1994 that was written by Sharan Newman.

17079. Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual

Franz Joseph

The Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual is a fiction reference book by Joseph Schnaubelt Franz, about the workings of Starfleet, a military, exploratory, and diplomatic organization featured in the television series, Star Trek. Although it is fiction, the book is presented as …

17082. The Technicolor time machine

Harry Harrison

The Technicolor Time Machine is a 1967 science fiction novel by Harry Harrison. It is a comedy, a time travel story, and a satire on Hollywood. The story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, where it was serialized in three parts in the March–May 1967 …

17083. Nightwing (Rediscovery Books)

Martin Cruz Smith

Nightwing is a 1977 thriller novel by Martin Cruz Smith, who adapted it for a 1979 film with the same title directed by Arthur Hiller.

17084. The deer park

Norman Mailer

The Deer Park is a Hollywood novel written by Norman Mailer and published in 1955 by G.P. Putnam's Sons after it was rejected by Mailer's publisher, Rinehart & Company, for obscenity. Despite having already typeset the book, Rinehart claimed that the manuscript's obscenity …

17085. Black Sun

Edward Abbey

Black Sun is a 1971 novel by Edward Abbey. The term "black sun" was used often in Abbey's work. He used it first in his second book, Fire on the Mountain to describe a sketch Billy makes after they discover someone has shot Billy's favorite horse, Rascal. He also uses it twice …

17087. Probability Sun (The Probability Trilogy #2)

Nancy Kress

Probability Sun is a 2001 science fiction novel by Nancy Kress, a sequel to her 2000 publication Probability Moon. It was followed in 2002 by Probability Space, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The novel concerns a military expedition to the planet World, where …

17088. Deathwatch (Laurel Leaf Books)

Robb White

Deathwatch is an American 1972 novel written by Robb White. The book was awarded the 1973 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. Its plot features a skilled and successful hunter and lawyer, Madec, who receives a rare permit to shoot bighorn …

17089. The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

Edward Abbey

The Brave Cowboy was Edward Abbey's second published novel. The first-edition of the book is considered the rarest of Abbey's eight novels. There was only one printing of 5,000 copies and many of them have not survived. One online rare book dealer shows copies of the first U.S. …

17090. Forgotten Realms: Transistions, Book 2: The Pirate …

R. A. Salvatore

The Pirate King is the second book in the Transitions series, written by R. A. Salvatore.

17091. Democracy

Joan Didion

Democracy, Joan Didion's fourth novel, was published in 1984. Set in Hawaii and Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War, the book tells the story of Inez Victor, wife of U.S. Senator and one-time presidential hopeful Harry Victor, and her enduring romance with Jack Lovett, …

17094. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

Jorge Amado

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell, is a 1959 Brazilian Modernist novella by Jorge Amado. In 2012, it was republished in English as The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray.

17095. Deterring democracy

Noam Chomsky

Deterring Democracy is a book published in 1991 by Noam Chomsky, which explores the differences between the humanitarian rhetoric and imperialistic reality of United States foreign policy and how it affects various countries around the world. In the book, Chomsky explores the …

17096. The Rock and the River

Kekla Magoon

The Rock and the River is a book written by Kekla Magoon.

17098. Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the …

Valerie Plame Wilson

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House is a memoir by Valerie Plame Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is the former covert CIA officer whose then-classified non-official cover identity as "Valerie Plame" was leaked to the press in July 2003, after her husband, former …

17099. Vision of Tarot

Piers Anthony

Vision of Tarot is a book published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

17101. They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam …

David Maraniss

They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 is a book written by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author David Maraniss, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2004 and won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. It is also being made …

17103. The Unix Programming Environment. (Prentice-Hall …

Brian Kernighan

The Unix Programming Environment, first published in 1984 by Prentice Hall, is a book written by Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, both of Bell Labs and considered an important and early document of the Unix operating system.

17105. The Widow's Broom

Chris Van Allsburg

The Widow's Broom is a 1992 children's novel by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. A movie version to be directed by Sam Weisman was briefly in production in 2004.

17106. The IDIC Epidemic, Star Trek, No. 38

Jean Lorrah

The IDIC Epidemic is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Jean Lorrah. This novel is especially beloved by Star Trek fans because it provided a very gratifying explanation of why the Klingons seen in the original series have a very different appearance from the …

17107. (Star Trek: The Original Series, No. 1) Star Trek - …

Gene Roddenberry

The novelization of the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture was written in 1979 by Gene Roddenberry. It is notable as being the only Star Trek novel to be written by Roddenberry, who created the franchise. It was also the first Star Trek novel published by Pocket Books, beginning …

17110. The Lady Tasting Tea

David Salsburg

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century is a book by David Salsburg about the history of modern statistics and the role it played in the development of science and industry. The title comes from the "lady tasting tea", an example from …

17111. Homicide Trinity

Rex Stout

Homicide Trinity is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1962. The book comprises three stories: "Eeny Meeny Murder Mo", first published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine #220 "Death of a Demon", first serialized in three …

17112. The Final Deduction

Rex Stout

The Final Deduction is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1961 and collected in the omnibus volume Three Aces.

17113. Frost & Fire

Roger Zelazny

Frost & Fire is a 288-page collection of short stories and essays by Roger Zelazny. It was printed in 1989 by William Morrow.

17115. The Star King (The Demon Princes 1)

Jack Vance

Star King is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the first in his Demon Princes series. It tells the story of a young man, Kirth Gersen, who sets out to track down and revenge himself upon the first of the Demon Princes, the five arch-criminals who massacred …

17116. The Face (Demon Princes #4)

Jack Vance

The Face is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the fourth novel in the "Demon Princes" series. This book was published nearly twelve years after the third.

17117. Runaways

V. C. Andrews

Runaways is a book published in 1998 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

17120. The Jesus Dynasty

James Tabor

The Jesus Dynasty is a book written by James Tabor in which he develops the hypothesis that the original Jesus movement was a dynastic one, with the intention of overthrowing the rule of Herod Antipas; that Jesus of Nazareth was a royal messiah, while his cousin John the Baptist …

17121. Hover Car Racer

Matthew Reilly

Hover Car Racer is a Sci-fi/Sports/Action story written by Australian author Matthew Reilly, originally released as a free fortnightly online serial, and later published by Pan MacMillan in 2004. The novel, as the book title suggests, is about Hover Car Racing, a sport developed …

17123. A River of Words

Jen Bryant

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams is a book written by Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

17124. Sharpe's Christmas

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Christmas, is a short story by historical fiction author Bernard Cornwell. It features Cornwell's fictional hero Richard Sharpe. It was originally written for British newspaper The Daily Mail which serialised it during the Christmas season of 1994. An extended version …

17126. The Orchard on Fire

Shena Mackay

The Orchard on Fire is a 1995 novel, the best known work of British author Shena Mackay. It has been identified as one of the best novels of the 1990s.

17128. Masters of the Vortex : The Seventh Novel of the …

E. E. "Doc" Smith

The Vortex Blaster is a collection of three science fiction short stories by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was simultaneously published in 1960 by Gnome Press in an edition of 3,000 copies and by Fantasy Press in an edition of 341 copies. The book was originally intended to …

17130. The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the …

17131. Out of the Dark

David Weber

The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they …

17132. Rim : A Novel of Virtual Reality

Alexander Besher

Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality, often shortened to Rim is a novel by American writer Alexander Besher. Set in the near future where virtual reality has dominated the economy and popular culture, commercial space travel is commonplace, and orbiting space hotels surpass the …

17135. Even The Stars Look Lonesome

Maya Angelou

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's second book of essays, published during the long period between her fifth and sixth autobiographies, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. Stars, like her first book …

17138. Wanderlust

Danielle Steel

Wanderlust is a romance novel by Danielle Steel. The book was originally published on June 1, 1986, by Dell Publications, receiving a short number of both positive and negative editorial reviews. The plot follows Audrey Driscoll, a fictional character, travelling from America to …

17142. The Root Cellar

Janet Lunn

The Root Cellar is a children's historical novel by Janet Lunn that is set in the 1980s, although much of the action takes place in the 1860s. It follows Rose Larkin, an orphan, who travels temporally back and forth between Ontario, Canada, of the 1980s and various settings of …

17143. My lucky star

Joe Keenan

My Lucky Star is the third book by novelist Joe Keenan. It is a gay-themed comedy about three friends who get caught up with the movie business, blackmail, and handsome male closeted movie stars. My Lucky Star won the Lambda Literary Award for humor in 2006. It won the …

17145. Frankenstein (Penguin Readers, Level 3)

Mary Shelley

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

17147. Shadow of the Scorpion: A Novel of the Polity …

Neal Asher

Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and a vicious alien race, the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember. Cormac signs up with Earth Central …

17148. Carte Blanche

Jeffery Deaver

Carte Blanche is a James Bond novel written by Jeffery Deaver. Commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications, it was published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton on 26 May 2011 and was released in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14 June 2011. Carte Blanche …

17149. Women who read are dangerous

Stefan Bollmann

Provides a look at more than seventy iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe.

17150. LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii

Victor Klemperer

A labourer, journalist and a professor who lived through four successive periods of German political history – from the German Empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi state through to the German Democratic Republic – Victor Klemperer is regarded as one of the most vivid …

17151. So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

Richard Brautigan

So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away is a novel written by Richard Brautigan, published in 1982. The story is about a narrator in 1979 remembering the events that happened when he was 13 in 1948. The young narrator lives in a lower class suburban Oregon neighborhood and collects …

17152. Untimely Meditations

Friedrich Nietzsche

Untimely Meditations, also translated as Unfashionable Observations and Thoughts Out Of Season consists of four works by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, started in 1873 and completed in 1876. The work comprises a collection of four essays concerning the contemporary …

17153. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Evelyn Waugh

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a novel by the British writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in July 1957. It is Waugh's penultimate full-length work of fiction, which the author called his "mad book"—a largely autobiographical account of a period of mental illness that he …

17155. A Rage in Harlem

Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con …

17156. The Ash Garden

Dennis Bock

The Ash Garden is a novel written by Canadian author Dennis Bock and published in 2001. It is Bock's first novel, following the 1998 release of Olympia, a collection of short stories. The Ash Garden follows the stories of three main characters affected by World War Two: …

17157. Power of the Sword (The Courtneys of Africa)

Wilbur A. Smith

Power of the Sword is a novel by Wilbur Smith set before and during World War II. It starts in the 1930s, and covers the Berlin Olympics, World War Two, an assassination attempt on Jan Smuts and the 1948 South African election which saw the official introduction of apartheid.

17163. Alchemy of Desire

Tarun Tejpal

The Alchemy of Desire is a 2006 novel by Tarun Tejpal. It was shortlisted for the Prix Femina and won France's Le Prix Mille Pages for Best Foreign Literary Fiction.

17164. The Eternal Champion (A Tale of The Enternal …

Michael Moorcock

The Eternal Champion is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. First published in 1970, it is based on stories Moorcock published in Avillion and Science Fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy of books about the Eternal Champion in his incarnation as Erekosë. The sequels are …

17165. A Bit On the Side

William Trevor

A Bit on the Side is a short story collection written by William Trevor, first published by Viking Press in 2004. It comprises twelve short stories arranged in the following order: "Sitting with the Dead" "Traditions" "Justina's Priest" "An Evening Out" "Graillis's Legacy" …

17167. The Healing of America

T.R. Reid

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care is a New York Times bestseller from journalist T.R. Reid. Reid draws contrasts between health care systems in a half-a-dozen wealthy nations with the health care models followed in the United …

17169. Swag

Elmore Leonard

Swag is a crime novel by Elmore Leonard, first published as a paperback in 1976 and since also released as a large print hardcover and as an audio recording. Some paperback editions, including the first American edition, were published under the alternative title of Ryan's …

17170. City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver

Douglas Coupland

City of Glass is a book by Canadian author Douglas Coupland, published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2000, featuring short essays and photographs of his home town of Vancouver, British Columbia. Each essay deals with a different aspect of the city, such as the glass condominium …

17173. Living my life

Emma Goldman

Living My Life is the 993-page autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, published in two volumes in 1931 and 1934. Goldman wrote it in Saint-Tropez, France, following her disillusionment with the Bolshevik role in the Russian revolution. The text thoroughly …

17174. Jennie Gerhardt (Pine Street Books)

Theodore Dreiser

Jennie Gerhardt is a 1911 novel by Theodore Dreiser.

17175. Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and …

William Russell Easterly

The Elusive Quest For Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics is a 2001 book by World Bank development economist William Easterly. Upon its release, the book received acclaim from such figures as Bruce Bartlett, Robert Solow, and Paul Romer, and has since …

17176. Tent of Miracles

Jorge Amado

Tent of Miracles is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1967 and published the following year. It was later adapted to a 1977 Cinema Novo film by director/screenplay writer Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Tent of Miracles was written three years after the …

17177. Starr, Book 2: Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the …

Isaac Asimov

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids is the second novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in November 1953.

17178. Frost

Bernhard

Frost is the first novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1963. An English translation by Michael Hofmann was published in 2006.

17180. A Glastonbury Romance

John Cowper Powys

A Glastonbury Romance is the second of John Cowper Powys's Wessex novels, along with Wolf Solent, Weymouth Sands and Maiden Castle. Powys was an admirer of Thomas Hardy and these novels are set in Somerset and Dorset parts of Hardy's mythical Wessex. The first two chapters of A …

17181. Dodsworth

Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis first published by Harcourt Brace & Company in March 1929. Its subject, the differences between US and European intellect, manners, and morals, is one that frequently appears in the works of Henry James.

17182. The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest …

Dashiell; Polito Hammett, Robert

The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in …

17183. No Highway

Nevil Shute

Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicuous engineer whose eccentric interests are frowned upon in aviation circles. When a passenger plane crashes in Newfoundland under unexplained circumstances, Honey is determined to prove his unorthodox theory about what went wrong to his …

17187. The Monstrumologist

Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist is a young adult horror novel by Rick Yancey. It received the 2010 Michael L. Printz Honor Award for excellence in young adult literature.

17188. Family Album

Danielle Steel

Family Album is a 1985 romance novel by Danielle Steel. It was adapted into a 1994 TV miniseries starring Jaclyn Smith.

17189. Celeste (Gemini, Bk.1)

V. C. Andrews

Celeste is a book published in 2004 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

17190. Project 17

Laurie Faria Stolarz

High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992, this abandoned mental institution is rumored to be the birthplace of the lobotomy. Locals have long believed the place to be haunted. They tell stories about the unmarked graves …

17191. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual …

Gardner Dozois

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published on June 23, 2009. It is the 26th in The Year's Best Science Fiction series.

17193. Lost and Found

Andrew Clements

Lost and Found is a children's novel written by Andrew Clements, first published in 2008. It is about two boys, Ray and Jay Grayson, who are identical twins, and have always wondered what it is like to be a single person rather than "one of the Grayson twins".

17194. Sunrise

Erin Hunter

Sunrise is the sixth and final book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: Power of Three children's fantasy novel series. HarperCollins published it on April 21, 2009. The plot follows Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze on their quest to find Ashfur's true murderer. It was originally to …

17195. Broken Angels

Richard Montanari

Broken Angels is a military science fiction novel by Richard Morgan. It is the sequel to Altered Carbon, and is followed by Woken Furies.

17196. Mounting fears (Will Lee 7)

Stuart Woods

Mounting Fears is the seventh novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 2009 by Putnam. The novel takes place in Washington D.C. and other states, some years after the events of Capital Crimes. The book continues the story of the Lee family of …

17200. Behind the Door

Giorgio Bassani

A novel about a young Jewish boy's corruption by an opportunistic newcomer to his high school in Ferrara, Italy. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.



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