The most popular books in English
from 40401 to 40600

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.

40402. The Invitation

Claude Simon

This 1987 novel by Nobel Prize-winner Claude Simon is a sardonic look at glasnost Russia, where recent reforms and improvements carry all the conviction of rouge on a corpse. The narrator is one of fifteen international guests who have been invited on a goodwill tour of the new …

40502. The Same Sea as Every Summer (European Women Writers)

Esther Tusquets

Poetic and erotic, El mismo mar de todos los veranos (The Same Sea As Every Summer) was originally published in Spain in 1978, three years after the death of Franco and in the same year that government censorship was abolished. But even in a new era that fostered more liberal …

40504. Mourning diary

Roland Barthes

A major discovery: The lost diary of a great mind—and an intimate, deeply moving study of griefThe day after his mother's death in October 1977, the influential philosopher Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. Taking notes on index cards as was his habit, he reflected on a …

40505. Written in Water

Luis Cernuda

Written in Water is a book written by Luis Cernuda.

40544. Tell Me Why, Mummy

David Thomas

The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds – including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother – to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being.From the age of four David Thomas was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother and …

40592. Scattered crumbs

Muhsin al-Ramli

Scattered Crumbs: is a novel written by the Iraqi author Muhsin al-Ramli. Al-Ramli's first novel, Scattered Crumbs, was published in Arabic in 2000, and its 2003 English translation received the Arabic Translation Award from the University of Arkansas Press. Set in an Iraqi …

40599. Carnages

Maxime Chattam

A tense, original New York-based thriller from one of France’s foremost crime writers. 8.34am. Fourteen people were dead. Twenty-one were wounded, some permanently. Hundreds would be scarred forever by what they had seen. Outside, the world was waking up. To start another day. …

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