The most popular books in English
from 24801 to 25000

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.

24801. The God of Impertinence

Sten Nadolny

Freed after two thousand years of captivity, the god Hermes taps people's minds to study contemporary society, and he battles Hephaestus, the degenerate technology god. By the author of The Discovery of Slowness. "

24802. Anniversaries: From the Life of Gesine Cresspahl

Uwe Johnson

A translation of the first two volumes of Uwe Johnson's Jahrestage.

24803. The poems of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original …

24804. The Captain of Köpenick

Carl Zuckmayer

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voight wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city …

24806. The Watsons

Jane Austen

A Penguin Classics edition of three lesser-known Austen works, including Lady Susan, the basis for Whit Stillman's feature film Love and Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary …

24807. Legend of the Worst Boy in the World

Eoin Colfer

Growing up with four complainers for brothers, Will Woodman has a hard time getting an audience for his own troubles. He has to wait in line to gripe to his mom--and that leaves his dad. But since his dad is so busy, Will has to defer to his older (and faster) brother Marty. …

24808. Silence

Jan Costin Wagner

A prize-winning psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa.A young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was murdered, thirty-three years before. The original …

24809. The weight of the world

Peter Handke

A combination of professional notebook and personal diary that records -- both in short, informal jottings and through more formal, extended meditations -- the details of Handke's daily life in Paris from November 1975 through March 1977. Along with references to such mentors as …

24810. Nude Men

Amanda Filipacchi

Nude Men is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. At age twenty-two, she wrote it as her thesis for Columbia University's graduate creative writing program. It was published by Viking in hardback and by Penguin in paperback, and was translated into 13 …

24811. The Outsider

Richard Wright

Wright presents a compelling story of a black man's attempt to escape his past and start anew in Harlem. Cross Damon is a man at odds with society and with himself, a man who hungers for peace but who brings terror and destruction wherever he goes.As Maryemma Graham writes in …

24815. The Fierce and Beautiful World

Andrei Platonov

The Fierce and Beautiful World is a book written by Andrei Platonov.

24816. The Mystery of the Flying Express

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery Of The Flying Express is Volume 20 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Button in 1941. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

24820. Leonce and Lena

Georg Büchner

Leonce and Lena is a play by Georg Büchner which is considered a comedy, but is actually a satire veiled in humor. It was written in the spring of 1836 for a competition 'for the best one- or two-act comedy in prose or verse' sponsored by the Stuttgart publisher Cotta. However, …

24825. One Day a Year: 1960-2000

Christa Wolf

One Day a Year: 1960-2000 is a book by Christa Wolf.

24826. Taking Pictures

Anne Enright

Taking Pictures is the second collection of short stories by Irish writer Anne Enright. It was first published in 2008.

24829. Careless

Deborah Robertson

Careless is a 2006 novel by Australian author Deborah Robertson.

24830. A Game of Hide and Seek

Elizabeth Taylor

A Game of Hide and Seek is a 1951 novel by Elizabeth Taylor. It is a very human, ordinary and yet very extraordinary story, set in England between WWI and WWII and focused mainly upon Harriet Claridge and Vesey Macmillan. The relationship between these two and the effect it has …

24831. The White Peacock

D. H. Lawrence

The White Peacock is a novel by D. H. Lawrence published in 1911. Lawrence started the novel in 1906 and then rewrote it three times. The early versions had the working title of Laetitia. Maurice Greiffenhagen's 1891 painting, 'An Idyll', inspired the novel. The painting had "a …

24832. The German Ideology

Friedrich Engels

The German Ideology is a set of manuscripts written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels around April or early May 1846. Marx and Engels did not find a publisher. However, the work was later retrieved and published for the first time in 1932 by David Riazanov through the …

24834. Weaver

Stephen Baxter

Weaver is an alternate history and science fiction work authored by Stephen Baxter. It is the fourth and final novel in his Time's Tapestry quartet, which deals with psionic broadcast of history-altering content within trans-temporal lucid dreams.

24835. Rulers of the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Rulers of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the fourth book in the Darkness series.

24836. Fool for Love

Sam Shepard

Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright/actor Sam Shepard. Some critics consider the play part of a quintet which includes Shepard's Family Trilogy: Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West. The quintet concludes with Fool for Love and A Lie of the …

24841. The Moon Maid

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Moon Maid is an Edgar Rice Burroughs Lost World novel. It was written in three parts, Part 1 was begun in June 1922 under the title The Moon Maid, Part 2 was begun in 1919 under the title Under the Red Flag, later retitled The Moon Men, Part 3 was titled the The Red Hawk. As …

24845. East and West: China, Power, and the Future of Asia

Christopher Patten

East and West is a 1998 book by the British politician Christopher Patten about his experiences as the last governor of Hong Kong. In this book, he attempts to provide insights into the last years of British colonial rule in Hong Kong, and defends his decision of introducing the …

24846. The Last Opium Den

Nick Tosches

The Last Opium Den is an investigative journalism/travel book by Nick Tosches. It was originally an article in Vanity Fair, where Tosches is a contributing editor. Tosches travels the world seeking the titular establishment. He also spends time discussing the heroin/opium trade, …

24847. Port of Saints

William S. Burroughs

Port of Saints is a novel by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. First published in 1973, it was the last major work Burroughs wrote during his self-imposed exile in Europe during the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of Burroughs' shorter novels, the book utilizes …

24848. New Arabian Nights

Robert Louis Stevenson

New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics …

24850. The Good Shepherd

C. S. Forester

The Good Shepherd is a nautical and war novel by C.S. Forester, best known as the creator of fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.

24851. Mr Mulliner Speaking

P. G. Wodehouse

Mr Mulliner Speaking is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on April 30, 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on February 21, 1930 by Doubleday, Doran. All stories are narrated by the inexorable Mr …

24853. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics is a book of Ludwig Wittgenstein's notes on the philosophy of mathematics. It has been translated from German to English by G.E.M. Anscombe, edited by G.H. von Wright and Rush Rhees, and published first in 1956. The text has been …

24854. Player's Handbook II

David Noonan

Player's Handbook II is the title of a third edition Dungeons & Dragons supplement. It is a handbook of rules and guidelines for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. As the name implies, the book is a supplement to the edition's Player's Handbook. It introduces …

24857. Tales of the Hasidim

Martin Buber

Tales from the Hasidim is a book of collected tales by Martin Buber. It is based on stories—both written and spoken—based in the Hasidim. Buber wrote these tales based on the lore of the Baal Shem Tov. Many of the stories are parables passed down via both the written and spoken …

24858. Half-Life

Aaron Krach

Half-Life is a debut novel by Aaron Krach. Published in 2004 by Alyson Books, the novel was nominated for a Violet Quill Award and was among the 2004 Lambda Literary Award finalists. It discusses young love, coping with death and the issues facing gay youth.

24860. Confederates

Thomas Keneally

Confederates is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally which uses the American Civil War as its main subject matter. Confederates uses the United States Civil War as a setting for a more personal conflict between neighbors. In the midst of the war's climactic battle -- …

24861. The Sublime Object of Ideology

Slavoj Žižek

The Sublime Object of Ideology is a book by Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek. The book, which Žižek believes to be one of his best, essentially thematizes the Kantian notion of the sublime in order to liken ideology to the experience of something that is …

24862. The Purple Decades

Tom Wolfe

The Purple Decades: A Reader is a collection of the non-fiction writing of Tom Wolfe, published in 1982. The book contains 20 pieces of Wolfe's best-known writing.

24863. Philosophical Explanations

Robert Nozick

Philosophical Explanations is a 1981 metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical treatise by Robert Nozick.

24864. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and …

Alan Brinkley

Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression is a book written by Alan Brinkley.

24865. Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

Michael Savage

Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions is the 20th book written by conservative radio personality Michael Savage. In the book, Michael Savage accuses liberals and leftists of making political moves that undermine the basic tenets of American life, including marriage, …

24867. Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.

24868. The sacred mushroom and the cross

J.M. Allegro

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. It was written by John Marco Allegro.

24869. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the …

David Brion Davis

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World is a book by American cultural and intellectual historian David Brion Davis, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. It recounts the history of slavery in a global context. It was praised widely as a full and …

24870. Dark Universe

Daniel F. Galouye

Dark Universe is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Daniel F. Galouye, first published in 1961. It is currently in publication by Victor Gollancz Ltd as a collector's edition. The book was nominated for a Hugo award in 1962.

24873. Alien Harvest

Роберт Шекли

Alien Harvest is a book published in 1995 that was written by Robert Sheckley,.

24874. The Image of the Beast

Philip José Farmer

Image of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer.

24875. Midnight's Mask

Paul S. Kemp

Midnight's Mask is a fantasy novel by Paul S. Kemp, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Erevis Cale Trilogy". It was published in paperback in November 2005. The Erevis Cale Trilogy …

24878. Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing is the first new poetry book by Leonard Cohen since 1984's Book of Mercy. First published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart, Book of Longing contains 167 previously unpublished poems and drawings, mostly written at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California, …

24879. Edinburgh

Alexander Chee

Edinburgh is a debut novel by author Alexander Chee. It is a coming-of-age story about a young boy who experiences, and eventually triumphs over, the damage inflicted by a child molester.

24880. Daughter of Earth

Agnes Smedley

Daughter of Earth is an autobiographical novel by the American author and journalist Agnes Smedley. The novel chronicles the years of Marie Rogers’s tumultuous childhood, struggles in relationships with men, time working with the Socialist Party, and involvement in the Indian …

24881. Them Bones

Howard Waldrop

Them Bones is the first solo novel by science fiction writer Howard Waldrop. It was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1984, but lost out to William Gibson's Neuromancer; both novels were part of the third Ace Science Fiction Specials series edited by Terry Carr.

24883. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Barbara Gordon

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is a memoir written by Barbara Gordon.

24885. Great Kings' War

Roland J. Green

Great Kings' War is an English language science fiction novel by John F. Carr and Roland J. Green, a sequel to H. Beam Piper's Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. It continues the story of Corporal Calvin Morrison after he is transported to another timeline by a Paratime conveyor. The …

24887. The House on the Borderland and Other Novels

William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland and Other Novels is a collection of short novels by author William Hope Hodgson. It was published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,014 copies. The collection was reprinted by Gollancz in 2002, with a new introduction by China Miéville, as …

24888. The Oak and the Ram

Michael Moorcock

The Oak and the Ram is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

24890. Evolution's Darling

Scott Westerfeld

Evolution's Darling is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld. Darling is an artificial intelligence in search of an artist.

24892. The Manticore's Secret

Samit Basu

The Manticore's Secret is the second novel in Indian fantasy author Samit Basu's GameWorld trilogy.

24893. Red Earth, White Lies

Vine Deloria, Jr.

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact is a book by Native American author Vine Deloria, originally published in 1995. The book's central theme is to criticize the scientific consensus which has, in his words, created "a largely fictional …

24894. Psychomech

Brian Lumley

Psychomech is a horror novel written by Brian Lumley and published by Panther Books in 1984. This book is approximately 334 pages in length and focuses on the events in the life of Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Royal Military Police, after meeting Thomas Schroeder, …

24895. Star Songs of an Old Primate

James Tiptree, Jr.

Star Songs of an Old Primate is the third short story collection by Alice Sheldon. It was published by Del Rey Books in 1978. It was the first of Tiptree's books published after the revelation that Tiptree was a female, rather than male, writer.

24896. The Clue of the Screeching Owl

Franklin W. Dixon

When dogs and men suddenly disappear, and strange screams fill the night, fantastic stories of vengeful ghosts are almost believable. It is these strange happenings which bring Frank and Joe Hardy to the Pocono Mountains to help their father’s friend solve the mystery of Black …

24897. The Haunted Fort

Franklin W. Dixon

The Haunted Fort is Volume 44 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by David Grambs in 1965.

24898. The Barracks

John McGahern

The Barracks was the first novel by Irish writer John McGahern. Critically acclaimed when it was published in 1963, it won the AE Memorial Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Macauley Fellowship. The Barracks is set in a police barracks similar to the one McGahern …

24900. Atlantis: Three Tales

Samuel R. Delany

Atlantis: Three Tales is a 1995 collection of three stories by Samuel R. Delany. The stories are "Atlantis: Model 1924", "Eric, Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence's Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling", and "Citre et Trans". The first edition, published by the Seattle small press Incunabula, …

24901. Why Are We in Vietnam?

Norman Mailer

Why Are We In Vietnam? is a 1967 novel by the American author Norman Mailer. The action focuses on a hunting trip to the Brooks Range in Alaska where a young man is brought by his father, a wealthy businessman who works for a company that makes cigarette filters and is obsessed …

24902. The Dog Said Bow-Wow

Michael Swanwick

"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" is a science fiction short story by American writer Michael Swanwick, published in 2001. It won the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and was nominated for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. The Dog Said Bow-Wow is the title story of his 2007 …

24903. Marilyn: Norma Jean

Gloria Steinem

Marilyn: Norma Jean is a biography of Marilyn Monroe by feminist Gloria Steinem. Published in 1988, the book features pictures by photographer George Barris and thus evokes Norman Mailer's 1973 controversial biography Marilyn that also essentially is a long essay on Monroe added …

24905. Witch Wood

John Buchan

Witch Wood is a 1927 novel written by the Scots author and politician John Buchan. It is set in the 17th century, at the time of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. The protagonist, David Semphill, is a newly-ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, who has recently arrived in …

24906. The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

Sandor Ellix Katz

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements is a 2003 book by food activist Sandor Katz that examines how contemporary food production differs drastically from our recent past. The author challenges the corporate food industry as well as …

24907. Babylon 5: Personal Agendas

Al Sarrantonio

Personal Agendas is the eighth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by Al Sarrantonio.

24908. Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Charles Sheffield

“Truly a love story of the ages.”—The Orlando Sentinel “Will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—David Brin “One of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene.”—Publishers Weekly “Ambitious, elegiac, and ultimately satisfying.”—San Francisco Chronicle Ana …

24909. Pieces of Modesty

Peter O'Donnell

Pieces of Modesty is a short story collection by Peter O'Donnell featuring his action heroine, Modesty Blaise, first published in 1972. It was O'Donnell's first such collection of stories. The stories featured in this collection are: "A Better Day to Die" "The Giggle-Wrecker" "I …

24910. Pafko at the Wall

Don DeLillo

"Pafko at the Wall", subtitled "The Shot Heard Round the World", was originally published as a folio in the October 1992 issue of Harper's Magazine. It was later incorporated as the prologue in Don DeLillo's magnum opus novel, Underworld, with minor changes from the original …

24911. Tarzan and the Leopard Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Leopard Men is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eighteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Its plot has nothing in common with the 1946 film "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman."

24912. The Klingon Gambit

Robert E. Vardeman

The Klingon Gambit is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Robert E. Vardeman.

24913. Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! Of …

Patrick Drazen

Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! Of Japanese Animation is a book of essays about anime written by Patrick Drazen. It was published on January 1, 2002 by Stone Bridge Press. The first half of the book defines "what anime is, what it is not, and more important, how it …

24914. The Leap

Jonathan Stroud

The Leap is a fantasy novel by Jonathan Stroud, published in 2001. It centres on a girl whose best friend drowns in a mill pool.

24915. The World in Winter

John Christopher

The World in Winter is a 1962 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by John Christopher. It deals with a new ice age caused by a reduction in the output of the Sun.

24918. Monster Blood III

R. L. Stine

Monster Blood III is a book published in 1995 that was written by R. L. Stine.

24922. Grantville Gazette III

Eric Flint

The Grantville Gazette III is the third collaborative and the fourth anthology in the 1632 series edited by the series creator, Eric Flint. It was published as an e-book by Baen Books in October 2004. It was released as a hardcover in January 2007, and trade paperback in June …

24924. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the …

Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail is a 1998 book by travel writer Bill Bryson, describing his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend "Stephen Katz". The book is written in a humorous style, interspersed with more serious …

24927. On heroes, hero-worship, & the heroic in history

Thomas Carlyle

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History is a book by Thomas Carlyle, published with James Fraser, London, in 1841. It is a collection of six lectures given in May 1840. 1. The Hero as Divinity. Odin. Paganism: Scandinavian Mythology 2. The Hero as Prophet. Muhammad: …

24928. Close to Critical

Hal Clement

Close to Critical is a science fiction novel by Hal Clement. The novel was first serialized in three parts and published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine in 1958. Its first hardcover book publication was in July 1964.

24932. Cat among the Pigeons

Julia Golding

Cat among the Pigeons is a young adult novel by Julia Golding, published in 2006. It is a story about Pedro the slave's fight for freedom. The main character is Cat, a girl of around 12 who is Pedro's best friend.

24934. The Generals

Simon Scarrow

The Generals is the second volume in Simon Scarrow's Revolution quartet, which narrates mostly in alternate chapters, tells the story of Sir Arthur Wellesley and the Corsican Brigadier Napoleon Bonaparte.

24936. The Snow Tiger

Desmond Bagley

The Snow Tiger is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1975. The sub-title of the book quotes the ski pioneer Mathias Zdarsky: Snow is not a wolf in sheep's clothing – it is a tiger in lamb's clothing.

24937. A Cure for Cancer

Michael Moorcock

A Cure for Cancer is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius series. The second novel of the sequence, is essentially a collage of absurdist vignettes, many of which first appeared in an eclectic …

24939. The Blue Star

Fletcher Pratt

The Blue Star is a fantasy novel written by Fletcher Pratt, the second of his two major fantasies. It was first published by Twayne Publishers in 1952 in the fantasy anthology Witches Three, a volume that also included Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife and James Blish's "There Shall …

24940. A Fairy Tale of New York

J. P. Donleavy

A Fairy Tale of New York is a novel by Irish American writer J. P. Donleavy, published in 1973. The plot concerns Irish-American Cornelius Christian's return to New York after studying in Ireland. The novel was based on Donleavy's earlier work Fairy Tales of New York, a …

24941. In Other Worlds

A. A. Attanasio

In Other Worlds is a 1985 novel by A. A. Attanasio, the second in his Radix Tetrad. It contains humans, zōtl, Rimstalkers, other spatial dimensions, and time-travel/temporal distortion as do other novels in the Radix series, though they are re-envisioned. The book has been …

24942. The Promised Land - 1912

Mary Antin

The Promised Land is the 1912 autobiography of Mary Antin. It tells the story of her early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States in 1894. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. It received very …

24945. At Freddie's

Penelope Fitzgerald

At Freddie's is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It concerns the run-down, barely viable Temple Stage School, an acting school for children, known as "Freddie's", after its headmistress Frieda "Freddie" Wentworth. The children regularly perform as fairies in A …

24946. Escape from Hell!

Hal Duncan

Escape from Hell! is a speculative fiction novella by Hal Duncan, strongly inspired by the movies Jacob's Ladder and Escape from New York but also by the works of William Blake and John Milton. It was first published in the United States by MonkeyBrain Books in 2008.

24947. The Theory of Money and Credit

Ludwig von Mises

The Theory of Money and Credit is a 1912 economics book written by Ludwig von Mises, originally published in German as Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel. In it Mises explains the origins of money through his "regression theorem", which is based on logic, not historic …

24948. The Final Battle

William C. Dietz

The Final Battle is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, first published by Ace Books in 1995. This is the second book in the 9 book legion series by Dietz. The Confederacy is threatened by an uprising of the Hudathans, an unfeeling reptilian race that has built …

24949. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Mini Grey

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Mini Grey, published by Jonathan Cape in 2006. It won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best-illustrated children's book …

24950. The odd woman

Gail Godwin

The odd woman is the 1974 book written by Gail Godwin.

24951. The Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

The Garbage King is a children's fiction book written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Yosef Kebede. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who lived on the streets who had inspiring abilities to …

24952. The Third World War: The Untold Story

John Hackett

The Third World War: The Untold Story is a novel by Sir John Hackett portraying a fictional Third World War between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces which breaks out in 1985, written in the style of a non-fiction, post-event historical account. The book was published in 1982 by …

24953. Heavenly Breakfast

Samuel R. Delany

Heavenly Breakfast is a 1979 autobigraphical novel by author, professor, and critic Samuel R. Delany. It details a few years of his life he spent living in a commune in New York City during the winter of 1968. Heavenly Breakfast was also the name of the folk band that lived in …

24954. The Snow

Caroline B. Cooney

The Snow is a book published in 1990 that was written by Caroline B. Cooney.

24957. Poems and Other Stories

J. R. R. Tolkien

Poems and Stories is a compilation of some of the lesser-known writings of J. R. R. Tolkien released in 1980 by George Allen & Unwin and in 1994 by Houghton Mifflin.

24959. Dark Reflections

Samuel R. Delany

Dark Reflections is a novel by Samuel R. Delany, published in 2007 by Carroll & Graf, an imprint of Avalon Publishing Group. In 2008 it received a Stonewall Book Award and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction.

24961. The Flying Inn

G. K. Chesterton

The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G. K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where the Temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales to the …

24962. The Food You Crave

Ellie Krieger

The Food You Crave is a 2009 JBF Awards winning book by Ellie Krieger.

24963. Cosmic Engineers

Clifford D. Simak

Cosmic Engineers is a science fiction novel by author Clifford D. Simak. It was published in 1950 by Gnome Press in an edition of 6,000 copies, of which 1,000 were bound in paperback for an armed forces edition. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in …

24966. High Sorcery

Andre Norton

High Sorcery is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in March 1970, and was reprinted by the same publisher in 1971, 1973, and 1976; a second edition, reset but otherwise unchanged, was …

24969. Mars Crossing

Geoffrey A. Landis

Mars Crossing is a science fiction novel by Geoffrey A. Landis about an expedition to Mars, published by Tor Books in 2000. The novel was a nominee for the Nebula award, and won the Locus Award for best first novel in 2001. The characters in the novel are members of the third …

24970. Avoidance

Michael Lowenthal

Avoidance is a 2002 novel by Michael Lowenthal. It was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2003. Avoidance explores the topics of child sexual abuse, hebephilia and pederasty. It is also about social conventions and mores, and ways in which they depend on environment and …

24972. Fire on the Water

Joe Dever

Fire on the Water is the second installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. It is the installment where Lone Wolf receives the legendary Sommerswerd.

24973. Sleeping Murder

Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £3.50 and the US edition …

24975. The Boo

Pat Conroy

The Boo was the first book by writer Pat Conroy. Written when Conroy was newly graduated from The Citadel in 1970, it is a collection of letters, short stories, and anecdotes about Lt. Colonel Thomas "The Boo" Courvoisie. As Commandant of Cadets at the Citadel, Courvoisie was a …

24979. Juggernaut

Desmond Bagley

Juggernaut is a first-person narrative novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1985. This was Bagley’s last novel, and as he died in 1983, it was published posthumously by his widow.

24980. Gears of War: Aspho Fields

Karen Traviss

Gears of War: Aspho Fields is a 2008 science fiction novel by Karen Traviss, set in the Gears of War universe. The novel is the first in a series of five and is considered canon material. Aspho Fields mainly focuses on the history of the characters and the battle at Aspho …

24985. So This Is How It Ends

Tui T. Sutherland

So This Is How It Ends is a post apocalyptic fantasy novel by Tui T. Sutherland. It is the first book in the Avatars Trilogy. It is followed by Shadow Falling.

24987. Burning Tower

Larry Niven

Burning Tower is a fantasy novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to The Burning City, set some years after that novel concluded. It was published in 2005.

24988. Hugo Pepper

Paul Stewart

Hugo Pepper is a children's book written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

24990. Secrets

Jacqueline Wilson

Secrets is a children's book by Jacqueline Wilson, published in 2002 by Corgi. "Secrets" is told from the point of view of two pre-adolescent girls, Treasure and India, via their diary entries. Despite their very different backgrounds, the girls strike up a friendship and their …

24991. I Don't Mean to be Rude, but...

Simon Cowell

I Don't Mean to be Rude, but... is a 2003 autobiography book from popular television personality and music critic Simon Cowell. The book gives an insight into Simon Cowell's life as well as backstage gossip and tips on how to be successful.

24993. Demon Theory

Stephen Graham Jones

Demon Theory is a novel written by Native American author Stephen Graham Jones. The novel, which is written like a screenplay, was published in 2006 to stellar reviews.

24996. The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning 1972 short novel by Eudora Welty. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. He fails to recover from the …

24997. Traces

Stephen Baxter

Traces is a collection of short stories written by British sci-fi author Stephen Baxter. Unlike similar collections such as Vacuum Diagrams and Phase Space, it is not related to any particular series by Baxter. The book contains the following short stories: "Traces" "Darkness" …

24998. The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge …

25000. Midnight Rain

Holly Lisle

Midnight Rain is a paranormal romantic suspense novel by Holly Lisle, published in 2004, the first novel of this type Lisle has published. The protagonist of the novel is Phoebe Rain, a young woman who narrowly escaped being murdered by her ex-husband.



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