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.

3801. Pulp

Charles Bukowski

Pulp is the last completed novel by Los Angeles poet and writer Charles Bukowski. It was published in 1994, shortly before Bukowski's death. He began writing it in 1991 and encountered several problems during its creation. He fell ill during the spring of 1993, only …

3802. Ordinary People

Judith Guest

Ordinary People is Judith Guest's first novel. Published in 1976, it tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events. Although it won critical praise and awards upon its release, it is …

3803. "P" is for Peril

Sue Grafton

When Dowan Purcell, a respected physician who operates a nursing home, disappears, his ex-wife hires Santa Teresa PI Kinsey Millhone to look into it. Fiona Purcell is still seething over Dow's affair and subsequent marriage to Crystal, a former stripper, yet they're still …

3804. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

Agatha Christie

The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 12 November 1962 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in September 1963 under the shorter title of The Mirror Crack'd and with a …

3805. Song of Kali

Dan Simmons

Song of Kali is a horror novel published in 1985 by Dan Simmons. It was the winner of the 1986 World Fantasy Award. The story deals with an American intellectual who travels to Calcutta, where he becomes embroiled in mysterious and horrific events at the centre of which lies a …

3806. Our Lady of the Flowers

Jean Genet

Our Lady of the Flowers is the debut novel of French writer Jean Genet, first published in 1943. The free-flowing, poetic novel is a largely autobiographical account of a man's journey through the Parisian underworld. The characters are drawn after their real-life counterparts, …

3807. La Reine Margot

Aleksander Dumas

La Reine Margot is a historical novel written in 1845 by Alexandre Dumas, père, whose previous works include The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Although La Reine Margot is based on real characters and events, certain aspects of the novel may be inconsistent with …

3809. Blackout/All Clear

Connie Willis

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. …

3810. Goodbye to All That

Robert von Ranke Graves

Good-Bye to All That, an autobiography by Robert Graves, first appeared in 1929, when the author was thirty-four. "It was my bitter leave-taking of England," he wrote in a prologue to the revised second edition of 1957, "where I had recently broken a good many conventions". The …

3811. Delta of Venus

Anais Nin

An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a …

3812. Heat Wave

Richard Castle

Heat Wave is the first novel in Richard Castle's series about NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat and journalist Jameson Rook. It was released on September 29, 2009 and has had five sequels: Naked Heat, Heat Rises, Frozen Heat, Deadly Heat and Raging Heat. The novel was published …

3813. Before I Go to Sleep

S. J. Watson

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, …

3814. Ogre, Ogre

Piers Anthony

Ogre, Ogre is the fifth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

3815. Vision in White

Nora Roberts

Vision In White is the first book of the Bride Quartet series of romance novels, written by Nora Roberts. It spent two weeks atop the New York Times Bestseller List and reached number 3 on the USA Today bestseller list, marking the first time one of Roberts' books had become a …

3816. The Horla (Art of the Novella series, The)

Guy de Maupassant

Our woe is upon us.This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is …

3817. Marina

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

"We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine."When Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights. His story begins when he meets the …

3819. Just Ella

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Just Ella is a novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix and published in 1999 by Simon & Schuster. The story is a retelling of Cinderella with a feminist twist and a different version of the happily-ever-after ending. The plot revolves around Ella, a beautiful girl …

3820. Burned

Ellen Hopkins

Summary:Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control. …

3822. Being There

Jerzy Kosinski

A modern classic now available from Grove Press, Being There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature. It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner - Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to …

3825. Wildwood Dancing

Juliet Marillier

Wildwood Dancing is a young adult fantasy novel written by author Juliet Marillier and published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2006. The publication of Wildwood Dancing follows soon on the heels of previous highly anticipated collections by Juliet Marillier : The Sevenwaters …

3826. Moral Disorder

Margaret Atwood

Moral Disorder is a collection of connected short stories by Margaret Atwood. It was first published on 4 September 2006 by McClelland and Stewart. It chronicles the hidden pains of a troubled Canadian family over a 60 year span. All the short stories have the same female main …

3827. The Winner

David Baldacci

The Winner is fiction novel by American author David Baldacci. The book was initially published on January 1, 1998 by Grand Central Publishing.

3829. Tales from Watership Down

Richard Adams

Tales from Watership Down is a collection of nineteen short stories by Richard Adams, published in 1996 as a follow-up to Adams's highly successful 1972 novel about rabbits, Watership Down. It consists of a number of short stories of rabbit mythology, followed by several …

3830. Whit

Iain Banks

Whit, or, Isis amongst the unsaved is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1995. Isis Whit, a young but important member of a small, quirky cult in Scotland, narrates. The community suspects that Isis' cousin Morag is in danger, and sends Isis out to help.

3831. In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

Elizabeth George

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner is a book by Elizabeth George.

3832. Kiln People

David Brin

Kiln People is a 2002 science fiction novel by David Brin. It was published in the United Kingdom under the title Kil'n People. It has the distinction of being short-listed in four different awards for best SF/fantasy novel of 2002 – the Hugo, the Locus, the John W. Campbell …

3833. Caught

Harlan Coben

Caught is a book written by Harlan Coben.

3834. Sacred

Dennis Lehane

Sacred is the third book in the Kenzie/Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane.

3835. Without Blood

Alessandro Baricco

An unforgettable fable about the brutality of war – and one girl's quest for revenge and healing, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Silk.When – in an unnamed place and time – Manuel Roca's enemies hunt him down to kill him, they fail to discover Nina, his …

3836. Eu, Christiane F., 13 anos, Drogada, Prostituída...

Christiane F.

In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin's notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story-which begins with a …

3838. Escape

Laura Palmer

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a …

3839. The Ship Who Sang

Anne McCaffrey

The Ship Who Sang is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey, a fix-up of five stories published 1961 to 1969. By an alternate reckoning, "The Ship Who Sang" is the earliest of the stories, a novelette, which became the first chapter of the book. Finally, the entire "Brain …

3842. Daniel Deronda

George Eliot

George Eliot has written plenty of novels, but only one that has actually been set in her contemporary Victorian era. Daniel Deronda is a complex, lengthy and quite fascinating tale about family and life's hardships, as well as love, loyalty, friendship and devotion, outlining …

3843. Hideaway

Dean Koontz

Hideaway is a novel written by Dean Koontz and published by Putnam in 1992. It is a supernatural thriller centering on an antique dealer named Hatch Harrison who develops a telepathic connection with a serial killer after a car accident leaves him clinically dead for over eighty …

3844. Red Rackham's Treasure

Herge

Red Rackham's Treasure is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium …

3845. Other Voices, Other Rooms

Truman Capote

Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live …

3847. The War of the End of the World

Mario Vargas Llosa

In nineteenth-century Brazil, just after the establishment of the Republic, an apocalyptic movement led by a mysterious prophet establishes another republic of prostitutes, bandits, and beggars, who reject every aspect of the modern state

3848. The Road to Serfdom

F. A. Hayek

The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek between 1940–1943, in which he "[warns] of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning." He …

3849. Exquisite Corpse

Poppy Z. Brite

To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his "art" to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn …

3850. Crescendo

Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo is a young adult paranormal romance novel by Becca Fitzpatrick and the second book in the Hush, Hush series. The book was first published on October 19, 2010 through Simon & Schuster and spent ten weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book was also …

3851. Destination Moon

Herge

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. …

3853. Dead Famous

Ben Elton

Dead Famous is a comedy/whodunit novel by Ben Elton in which ratings for a reality TV show, very similar to Big Brother, rocket when a housemate is murdered. Unlike a typical whodunnit, Elton does not reveal the identity of the victim until around halfway into the book.

3854. Nothing

Janne Teller

This modern-day Lord of the Flies is a haunting existential novel, both award-winning and and provocative. Now in paperback as part of the Atheneum Collection!“Nothing matters.” “From the moment you are born, you start to die.”“The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. You’ll live to …

3856. Pebble in the Sky

Isaac Asimov

One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets …

3857. Misty of Chincoteague

Marguerite Henry

On an island off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland lives a centuries-old band of wild ponies. Among them is the most mysterious of all, Phantom, a rarely seen mare that eludes all efforts to capture her--that is, until a young boy and girl lay eyes on her and determine that …

3858. Homer & Langley

E. L. Doctorow

Homer & Langley is a novel by American author E. L. Doctorow published in September, 2009. It imagines a version of the lives of the Collyer brothers of New York City, notorious for their eccentricities as well as their habit of compulsively hoarding a plethora of various …

3859. The Charlemagne Pursuit

Steve Berry

The Charlemagne Pursuit is Steve Berry's seventh novel, and is the fourth adventure for former U.S. Justice Department Operative turned Antiquarian book dealer, Cotton Malone. It was released on December 9, 2008.

3860. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Ally Carter

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy is a young-adult fiction novel written by Ally Carter. It is the sequel to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You the second book in the Gallagher Girls series. It was published on October 2, 2007. The cover was released on January …

3862. Archangel

Robert Harris

Archangel is a novel by Robert Harris set in modern Russia. It was published in 1998, and adapted for television by the BBC in 2005.

3863. Sovereign

C. J. Sansom

Sovereign, published in 2006, is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's fourth novel, and the third in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII, it follows hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake …

3864. Vurt

Jeff Noon

Vurt is a 1993 science fiction novel written by British author Jeff Noon. Both Noon and small publishing house Ringpull's debut novel, it went on to win the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award and was later listed in The Best Novels of the Nineties.

3865. The Tao of Physics

Fritjof Capra

The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism is a 1975 book by physicist Fritjof Capra. It was a bestseller in the United States, and has been published in 43 editions in 23 languages. The fourth edition in English was …

3866. The Mosquito Coast

Paul Theroux

In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes …

3867. Devices and Desires (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series …

P. D. James

National Bestseller. Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland …

3868. "L" Is for Lawless

Sue Grafton

Both new readers and old fans will welcome this 12th Kinsey Milhone adventure in the "A" is for Alibi series by Sue Grafton. In this case, Kinsey agrees to do a favor for a friend of a friend and gets herself into so much trouble that she promises at the outset never to do such …

3869. The Sea-Wolf

Jack London

I glanced up. The captain had thrust his head and shoulders out of the pilot-house, and was staring intently into the fog as though by sheer force of will he could penetrate it. His face was anxious, as was the face of my companion, who had stumped over to the rail and was …

3870. Dune: The Machine Crusade

Brian Herbert

The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic Dune, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and …

3872. Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in May 1942 under the title of Murder in Retrospect and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in January 1943 although some sources state that publication …

3873. Mio, My Son

Astrid Lindgren

Mio, My Son is a children's book by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. It was first published in 1954 in Sweden, with the Swedish title Mio, min Mio. The writing is stylised and the story strongly reminiscent of traditional fairy tales and folklore. It received a German Youth …

3874. The Decay of the Angel (The Sea of Fertility, Book 4)

Yukio Mishima

The Decay of the Angel is a novel by Yukio Mishima and is the fourth and last in his Sea of Fertility tetralogy.

3876. The Blood Spilt

Åsa Larsson

The Blood Spilt is a crime novel by Swedish writer Åsa Larsson, second in the Rebecka Martinsson series. It was published in the USA in January 2007, and will be published in the UK in 2008.

3877. Debt of Bones

Terry Goodkind

Debt of Bones is a short novel by Terry Goodkind. It was first published in the October 1998 anthology Legends then later published as a stand alone book in hardcover in 2001 and in paperback in 2004.

3878. The Jennifer Morgue

Charles Stross

The Jennifer Morgue is the second collection of stories by British author Charles Stross, published in 2006. Featuring Bob Oliver Francis Howard, it contains the title novel The Jennifer Morgue, the short story "Pimpf", and an essay titled "The Golden Age of Spying". The …

3879. Sir Thursday

Garth Nix

Sir Thursday is a young adult fantasy novel written by Australian author Garth Nix. It is the fourth book in The Keys to the Kingdom series, and was released in March 2006. Sir Thursday continues from the preceding book, following the adventures of Arthur Penhaligon as he …

3881. Winds of Change

Mercedes Lackey

Winds of Change is a fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey. It is the second book in the Mage Winds Trilogy, in order between Winds of Fate and Winds of Fury. The book was first released in August 1994.

3882. The Day of the Owl

Leonardo Sciascia

This short novel about the mafia is also a mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully written story and a brave act of denunciation. A dark-suited man is shot as he runs for a bus in the piazza of a small town. The investigating …

3883. A Fatal Grace

Louise Penny

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel!When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate a woman’s death, it doesn’t take long for him to realize that no love was lost on Miss de Poitiers. But even if everyone hated her—her husband, lover, and daughter among …

3884. Stories of Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of …

3885. Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shiloh is a Newbery Medal-winning children's novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor published in 1991. The 65th book by Naylor, it is the first in a trilogy about a young boy and the title character, an abused dog. Naylor decided to write Shiloh after an emotionally taxing experience …

3886. Home

Marilynne Robinson

Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008: "What does it mean to come home?" In one way or another, every character in Home is searching for that answer. Glory Boughton, now 38 and lovelorn, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Her wayward brother Jack also finds …

3887. Hell House

Richard Matheson

Hell House is a novel by American novelist Richard Matheson, published in 1971.

3888. The Short Victorious War

David Weber

The Short Victorious War is the third Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. Its title comes from a quotation by Vyacheslav von Plehve in reference to the Russo-Japanese War: "What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution." That quotation is …

3889. Diary of a Madman

Nikolai Gogol

Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and …

3890. In Our Time

Ernest Hemingway

No writer has been more efficiently overshadowed by his imitators than Ernest Hemingway. From the moment he unleashed his stripped-down, declarative sentences on the world, he began breeding entire generations of miniature Hemingways, who latched on to his subtractive style …

3891. Legend

David Gemmell

Legend, published in 1984, is the first and most famous novel of British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It established him as a major fantasy novelist and created the character of Druss, who would appear in several subsequent books. It was also the first novel to be published in …

3892. Grass

Sheri S. Tepper

Grass is a 1989 science fiction novel by Sheri S. Tepper. Nominated for both the Hugo and Locus awards in 1990, in 2002 it was included in the SF Masterworks collection. It is the first novel in Tepper's Arbai trilogy.

3893. Zoe's Tale

John Scalzi

Zoe's Tale is the fourth full-length book by John Scalzi set in the Old Man's War universe.

3894. Mistress of Spices

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Mistress of Spices, set in contemporary Oakland, California, is a novel by Indian American writer and University of Houston Creative Writing Program professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

3895. In the Country of Last Things

Paul Auster

In the Country of Last Things is a dystopian epistolary novel written by American author Paul Auster and first published in 1987.

3896. Hidden Warrior

Lynn Flewelling

Hidden Warrior is the second book in the Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling. It is followed by Oracle's Queen.

3897. Rama Revealed

Arthur C. Clarke

Rama Revealed is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee. It is the last of three sequels to Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama by these authors, and as the title suggests reveals the mysteries behind the enigmatic Rama spacecraft.

3898. Jacques the Fatalist

Denis Diderot

Jacques the Fatalist and his Master is a novel by Denis Diderot, written during the period 1765-1780. The first French edition was published posthumously in 1796, but it was known earlier in Germany, thanks to Goethe's partial translation, which appeared in 1785 and was …

3899. The Vanished Man

Jeffery Deaver

The Vanished Man is a forensic crime mystery by Jeffery Deaver featuring the quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs. It is the fifth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series, which began with The Bone Collector.

3900. Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that …

3901. Selected Non-fictions

Jorge Luis Borges

This unique volume presents a Borges almost entirely unknown to American readers: his extraordinary non—fiction prose. Borges' unlimited curiosity and almost superhuman erudition become, in his essays, reviews, lectures, and political and cultural notes, a vortex for seemingly …

3902. Setting Free the Bears

John Irving

Setting Free the Bears is the first novel by American author John Irving, published in 1968 by Random House. Irving studied at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna in 1963 and Bears was written between 1965 and 1967 based largely on Irving's understanding of the city and …

3903. The Onion Girl

Charles de Lint

The Onion Girl is a 2001 contemporary fantasy novel by Charles De Lint which takes place in the Newford universe. It is the first Newford novel centering on the recurring character of Jilly Coppercorn, now a middle-aged woman. The book was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. …

3904. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding …

Thomas L. Friedman

The Lexus and the Olive Tree is a 1999 book by Thomas L. Friedman that posits that the world is currently undergoing two struggles: the drive for prosperity and development, symbolized by the Lexus, and the desire to retain identity and traditions, symbolized by the olive tree. …

3905. Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

This marvelous collection by one of science fiction's most thoughtful and graceful writers belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in literary science fiction. Collected here for the first time, Ted Chiang's award-winning stories--recipients of the Nebula, Sturgeon, …

3906. Last Sacrifice

Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice is the sixth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It is the last book in the original storyline, but Mead will continue writing more Vampire Academy books in a spinoff series. Lead character and dhampir, Rosemarie …

3907. Elric of Melniboné

Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné is a 1972 fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the first original full-length novel to feature Elric, the last emperor of the stagnating island civilisation of Melniboné who wields the cursed, soul-drinking sword Stormbringer. Author Jason Sheehan calls …

3908. Wolf Brother

Michelle Paver

Wolf Brother is the first book in the series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. Wolf Brother takes place 6000 years ago during the New Stone Age, and tells the story of twelve-year-old Torak, a boy of the Wolf Clan. The book was published in 2004 by Orion …

3909. Annie on My Mind

Nancy Garden

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. Of the author and the …

3911. Deliverance

James Dickey

Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood. The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its …

3912. Locked Rooms

Laurie R. King

Locked Rooms is the eighth book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. It was published in 2005. Unlike King's previous Mary Russell novels, Locked Rooms is split into 5 separate "books". The books alternate between the familiar Mary Russell first-person narrative and a …

3914. Azincourt

Bernard Cornwell

Book Description "The greatest writer of historical adventures today" (Washington Post) tackles his richest, most thrilling subject yet--the heroic tale of Agincourt. Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed past--haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what …

3915. At Bertram's Hotel

Agatha Christie

At Bertram's Hotel is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 15 November 1965 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at sixteen shillings and the US edition at $4.50. …

3916. Enna Burning

Shannon Hale

Enna Burning is a fantasy novel by Shannon Hale, and the second book in the Books of Bayern series. It follows the character Enna, who was introduced as a secondary character in the first novel in the series, The Goose Girl.

3917. His Master's Voice

Stanisław Lem

Twenty-five hundred scientists have been herded into an isolated site in the Nevada desert. A neutrino message of extraterrestrial origin has been received and the scientists, under the surveillance of the Pentagon, labor on His Master's Voice, the secret program set up to …

3918. Winds of Fury

Mercedes Lackey

Winds of Fury is a 1993 fantasy novel by author Mercedes Lackey and the concluding book of the Mage Winds trilogy. It resolves the story told in the first two books; additionally, it settles several plot threads which originated in the previous trilogy, Arrows of the Queen.

3919. Three Seconds

Roslund/Hellström

Three Seconds is a dark, award-winning thriller by the Swedish crime-writing team of Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström. First published in Sweden in, it was translated into English in 2010. The novel deals with criminals in contemporary Sweden, the Police and Probation …

3922. Rounding the Mark

Andrea Camilleri

Rounding the Mark is a 2003 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2006 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the seventh novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. Frustrated by his department's repressive handling of security for the G8 summit in …

3923. A Happy Death

Albert Camus

A Happy Death was the first novel by French writer-philosopher Albert Camus. The existentialist topic of the book is the "will to happiness," the conscious creation of one's happiness, and the need of time to do so. It draws on memories of the author including his job at the …

3924. The Giant's House

Elizabeth McCracken

The Giant's House is a book written by Elizabeth McCracken.

3925. Peril at End House

Agatha Christie

Peril at End House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by the Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1932 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in March of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings …

3926. This Is Your Brain on Music

Daniel Levitin

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession is a popular science book written by the McGill University neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, and first published by Dutton Penguin in the U.S. and Canada in 2006, and updated and released in paperback by Plume/Penguin …

3927. The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the …

Victor Pelevin

Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. By …

3928. Finnegans Wake

James Joyce

A daring work of experimental, Modernist genius, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century, and the crowning glory of Joyce's life. The Penguin Modern Classics edition of includes an introduction by Seamus Deane'riverrun, …

3929. Sail

James Patterson

Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The …

3930. This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet, Book 1)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

This Earth of Mankind is the first book in Pramoedya Ananta Toer's epic quartet called Buru Quartet, first published by Hasta Mitra in 1980. The story is set at the end of the Dutch colonial rule and was written while Pramoedya was imprisoned on the political island prison of …

3932. The Big U

Neal Stephenson

The Big U is Neal Stephenson's first published novel, a satire of campus life.

3933. Hallowe'en Party

Agatha Christie

Hallowe'en Party is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1969 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for twenty-five shillings. In preparation for …

3934. Moonraker

Ian Fleming

Moonraker is the third novel by the British author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond. The book was first published by Jonathan Cape on 5 April 1955, and featured a cover design conceived by Fleming; a paperback version was …

3935. Friday

Robert A. Heinlein

Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the story of a female "artificial person", the eponymous Friday, genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, smarter, and generally better than normal humans. Artificial humans are widely resented, and much …

3936. The Sea of Fertility III: The Temple of Dawn …

Yukio Mishima

The Temple of Dawn is the third novel in the Sea of Fertility tetralogy by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. For this as for the other novels in the series, Mishima travelled to various places to conduct research, including Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand.

3937. On Liberty

John Stuart Mill

Published in 1859, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth-century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely-read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty. Mill’s …

3938. The Bonehunters

Steven Erikson

The Bonehunters is the sixth volume in Canadian author Steven Erikson's epic fantasy series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen. The Bonehunters is a direct sequel to the fourth volume, House of Chains, and alludes to events in the fifth, Midnight Tides. The novel was first …

3940. The Woman in Black

Susan Hill

The Woman in Black is a 1983 horror novella by Susan Hill, written in the style of a traditional Gothic novel. The plot concerns a mysterious spectre that haunts a small English town, heralding the death of children. A television film based on the story, also called The Woman in …

3941. Death in Venice

Thomas Mann

Death in Venice is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann, first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig. The work presents a great writer suffering writer's block who visits Venice and is liberated, uplifted, and then increasingly obsessed, by the sight of a …

3942. The Game

Laurie R. King

The Game is the seventh book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King, which focuses on the adventures of Russell and her partner and, later, husband, an aging Sherlock Holmes.

3943. MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel

James Patterson

MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel is the fifth book in the Maximum Ride series, written by James Patterson. The book was released on March 16, 2009. MAX was published by Little, Brown and Company.

3944. Homecoming

Cynthia Voigt

Homecoming is a young adult novel by American children's author Cynthia Voigt. It is the first of seven novels in the Tillerman Cycle. It was adapted into a for-TV film.

3945. Charming Billy

Alice McDermott

Charming Billy, a novel by American author Alice McDermott, tells the story of Billy Lynch and his lifelong struggle with alcohol after the death of his first love. It won the National Book Award for fiction as well as the American Book Award, and was shortlisted for the …

3946. Darkest Hour

Meg Cabot

The Darkest Hour is the fourth book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. When the nineteenth-century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no …

3947. Henderson the Rain King

Saul Bellow

"It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a forest fire. There is life here; a great rage to live more fully. In this it is a giant among novels." (San Francisco Examiner) Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed …

3948. City of Fallen Angels

Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The series was meant to end with City of Glass; it was announced in March 2010 that a fourth book would be added, with Cassandra Clare later saying that she views this as a "second …

3949. Have A Little Faith

Mitch Albom

Now including a new chapter for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece."--Publishers Weekly "In the beginning there was a question. 'Will you do my eulogy' As is often the case with faith, I thought I was being asked a favor. In truth, I was being given one..." "An absolute …

3950. Raise the Titanic

Clive Cussler

Raise the Titanic! is a 1976 adventure novel by Clive Cussler, published in the United States by the Viking Press. It tells the story of efforts to bring the remains of the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in order to recover a stockpile of …

3951. Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a 1968 collection of essays by Joan Didion and mainly describes her experiences in California during the 1960s. It takes its title from the poem "The Second Coming", by W. B. Yeats. The contents of this book are reprinted in Didion's We Tell …

3952. Bagombo Snuff Box

Kurt Vonnegut

Bagombo Snuff Box is an assortment of short stories written by Kurt Vonnegut published in 1999. The book contains previously published, but uncollected short fiction that did not appear in Vonnegut's previous collection, Welcome to the Monkey House. Though almost all the stories …

3953. Shadowmarch

Tad Williams

Shadowmarch is the first novel in the Shadowmarch tetralogy, by Tad Williams. It was released in hardcover on November 2, 2004, and in trade paperback on November 1, 2005. A paperback edition was released in September, 2006. The second book in the series, Shadowplay was …

3954. Night Mare

Piers Anthony

Night Mare is the sixth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

3955. Night Over Water

Ken Follett

Night Over Water is a politically minded novel written by author Ken Follett and published by William Morrow in 1991. It was reprinted as a paperback book in the United States in 1992. Night Over Water is a fictionalized account of the final flight of the Pan American Clipper …

3956. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes

With a new Introduction by the author, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic about how the atomic bomb came to be.In rich, human, political, and scientific detail, here is the complete story of the nuclear bomb. Few great discoveries have …

3957. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green …

Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew America is a book by New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Thomas Friedman, proposing that the solutions to global warming and the best method to regain the United States' economic and political …

3958. A World Lit Only by Fire

William Manchester

A World Lit Only by Fire by American historian William Manchester, is an informal history of the European Middle Ages, structured into three sections: The Medieval Mind, The Shattering, and One Man Alone. In the book, Manchester scathingly posits, as the title suggests, that the …

3959. The Icebound Land

John Flanagan

The Icebound Land is the third book in the Ranger's Apprentice book series written by Australian author John Flanagan. The book was released on 30 November 2005 in Australia.

3961. The Crab with the Golden Claws

Herge

The Crab with the Golden Claws is the ninth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Le Soir Jeunesse, the children's supplement to Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1940 to …

3962. Long Lost

Harlan Coben

Long Lost is a novel by American writer Harlan Coben. It is the ninth novel in his series of a crime solver and sports agent named Myron Bolitar.

3963. Scarpetta

Patricia Cornwell

Scarpetta is a novel by Patricia Cornwell. It was published in 2008 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. The book is a continuation of Cornwell's popular Kay Scarpetta series.

3964. The Books of Magic

Neil Gaiman

From Neil Gaiman, the bestselling novelist and creator of the world-renowned comics title The Sandman, comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities. Illustrated by four of comics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott …

3965. "N" Is for Noose

Sue Grafton

"Suppose we could peer through a tiny peephole in time and chance upon a flash of what was coming up in the years ahead?" The questioner is Kinsey Millhone, middle-aged, two-time divorcee detective and junk food junkie star of Sue Grafton's popular "alphabet" mysteries; the book …

3966. A Place Called Here

Cecelia Ahern

Acclaimed novelist Cecelia Ahern's There's No Place Like Here tells the story of Sandy Shortt, an obsessive-compulsive Missing Persons investigator who suddenly finds herself in the mystical land of the missing, desperate to return to the people and places from whom she has …

3967. First Meetings

Orson Scott Card

First Meetings is a collection of Orson Scott Card's short stories from the Ender's Game series. Tor Books republished the book in 2003 under the titles First Meetings in the Enderverse and First Meetings in Ender's Universe and included the more recent "Teacher's Pest", a story …

3969. Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

Anton Chekhov

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of …

3970. Missing

Karin Alvtegen

Born into a life of privilege, Sybilla has spent many years opting instead to live on the streets of Stockholm, cadging a bed, a bath, a meal, where she can. Her favorite technique?one she permits herself only as a special treat?plays out at the Grand Hotel, where with luck she …

3971. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other …

Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations is a 1996 American book by Al Franken. It is satirically critical of 1990s right-wing political figures such as Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often …

3972. The Complete Far Side

Gary Larson

“Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I ‘jotted’ them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey! Someone’s been reading my …

3973. Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History is a memoir of United States Senator from New York and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003.

3974. Prisoners of the Sun

Herge

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. …

3976. Set This House in Order: A Romance Of Souls

Ruff, Matt

"Andy Gage was "born" just two years ago, called into being to serve as the public face of a multiple personality. While Andy deals with the outside world, more than a hundred other souls share an imaginary house inside Andy's head, struggling to maintain an orderly …

3977. Samarkand

Russell HARRISON

This series is designed to bring to North American readers the once-unheard voices of writers who have achieved wide acclaim at home, but are not recognized beyond the borders of their native lands. With special emphasis on women writers, Interlink's Emerging Voices series …

3978. Orientalism

Edward Said

Orientalism is a 1978 book by Edward Said, a critical study of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism, the West’s patronizing perceptions and fictional depictions of “the East” — the societies and peoples who inhabit the places of Asia, North Africa, and …

3979. The Broken Window

Jeffery Deaver

The Broken Window is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver, published in 2008. It is the eighth book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. In the book, a killer has access to the world's greatest data miner called Strategic Systems Datacorp. He is using detailed information to …

3980. The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6

Herge

The Calculus Affair is the eighteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from December 1954 to February 1956. The narrative follows the attempts of young …

3982. Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner

A novel of over-population, poitical struggles, and warped ethics. "A quite marvelous projection in which John Brunner landscapes a future that seems the natural foster child of the present...Everything compounds into a fractured tomorrow—from the population explosion to …

3983. Dune: The Battle of Corrin

Kevin J. Anderson

Dune: The Battle of Corrin is a 2004 science fiction novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. It is the third book in the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, which takes place over 10,000 years before the events of …

3985. Strata

Terry Pratchett

Strata is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1981, it is one of Pratchett's first novels and one of only two purely science fiction novels he has written, the other being The Dark Side of the Sun. Although it takes place in a different fictional universe …

3986. Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

Stanisław Lem

Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is a science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem first published in 1961. It was first published in English in 1973; a second edition was published in 1986.

3987. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

3988. The Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald

Since 1977, Penelope Fitzgerald has been quietly coming out with small, perfect devastations of human hope and inhuman (i.e., all-too-human) behavior. And now we have the opportunity to read "The Bookshop," her tragicomedy of provincial manners first published in 1978 in the …

3989. The Pigeon

Patrick Süskind

The Pigeon is a novella by Patrick Süskind about the fictional character Jonathan Noel, a solitary Parisian bank security guard who undergoes an existential crisis when a pigeon roosts in front of his one-room apartment's door, prohibiting him entrance to his private sanctuary. …

3990. Thunderhead

Douglas Preston

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization …

3993. Tailchaser's Song

Tad Williams

Tailchaser's Song is a fantasy novel by Tad Williams about a personified cat named Fritti Tailchaser.

3994. The Brothers K

David James Duncan

Once in a great while a writer comes along who can truly capture the drama and passion of the life of a family. David James Duncan, author of the novel The River Why and the collection River Teeth, is just such a writer. And in The Brothers K he tells a story both striking and …

3995. The Moving Finger

Agatha Christie

The Moving Finger is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in July 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in June 1943 The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence. The Burtons, …

3996. Our Dumb Century

Onion

Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source is a satirical humor book written by the staff of The Onion and published by Three Rivers Press in 1999. The chief editor of the book was Scott Dikkers, with specific sections edited by …

3998. Mélusine

Sarah Monette

Mélusine is a fantasy novel by Sarah Monette. It is the first book of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which includes The Virtu, The Mirador, and Corambis. It was well received upon its release; Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and called it "extraordinary."

3999. The Tough Guide To Fantasyland

Diana Wynne Jones

The Tough Guide To Fantasyland is a nonfiction book by the British author Diana Wynne Jones that humorously examines the common tropes of a broad swathe of fantasy fiction. The U.S. Library of Congress calls it a dictionary. Yet it may be called a fictional or parody tourist …

4000. The Paper Moon

Andrea Camilleri

The Paper Moon is a 2005 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2008 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the ninth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. Montalbano nostalgically recalls his boyhood and the memories of his family, remembering …



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