The most popular books in English
from 4401 to 4600

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.

4402. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Kurt Vonnegut

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a collection of short fictional interviews written by Vonnegut and first broadcast on NPR. The title parodies that of Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

4403. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Nancy Farmer

This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback and as an e-book!The year is 2174. The place is Zimbabwe, Africa. Three adventurous children escape their parents' heavily guarded mansion to explore the dangerous world …

4404. Little Birds

Anais Nin

Little Birds is Anaïs Nin's second published work of erotica, which appeared in 1979 two years after her death, but was apparently written in the early 1940s when she was part of a group "writing pornography for a dollar a day." The book is a collection of thirteen short …

4405. The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

The most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time now delivers his magnum opus—about art and money, love and friendship and death, fathers and sons. The Map and the Territory is the story of an artist, Jed Martin, and his family and lovers and friends, the arc …

4406. Ozma of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, Billina the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, Tik-Tok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein published on July 30, 1907, …

4407. Spoon River Anthology

Edgar Lee Masters

In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published …

4408. Ironweed

William Kennedy

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionIn this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the third in Kennedy’s Albany cycle, Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, and full-time bum with the gift of gab, has hit bottom. Years …

4409. Moonheart

Charles de Lint

When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.Now, with their friends and enemies alike--Blue, the biker; …

4410. The Lives of Christopher Chant

Diana Wynne Jones

The Lives of Christopher Chant is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Methuen Children's Books in 1988. It was the fourth published of the seven Chrestomanci books. When the first four books were reissued in the U.K. to accompany the fifth …

4411. Nights of rain and stars

Maeve Binchy

A New York Times BestsellerA story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes. …

4412. Click, Clack, Moo

Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes.... Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive …

4413. The Bellmaker

Brian Jacques

The Bellmaker is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 1994. It is the seventh book in the Redwall series.

4414. Aztec

Gary Jennings

The extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. It is a story told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction. His name is Mixtli-Dark Cloud. Rising above his lowly station, Mixtli's insatiable thirst …

4415. Wish You Well

David Baldacci

Wish You Well is a novel written by David Baldacci. First published in 2001, the story starts with the Cardinal family moving from New York to California due to money problems, then shifts to the mountains of Virginia after a car accident leaves the father dead and the mother in …

4417. The Gripping Hand

Larry Niven

The Gripping Hand is a 1993 novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to their multi-award-nominated 1974 work The Mote in God's Eye. The Gripping Hand is, chronologically, the last novel to be set in the CoDominium universe. In the United Kingdom, it was released …

4418. The Hand of Chaos

Margaret Weis

The Hand of Chaos is the fifth book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1993.

4419. Serpent Mage

Margaret Weis

Serpent Mage is the fourth book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1992.

4420. Stormy Weather

Carl Hiaasen

Stormy Weather is a 1995 novel by Carl Hiaasen. It takes place in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, including insurance scams, street fights, hunt for food and shelter, corrupt bureaucracy, ravaged environment and disaster tourists.

4421. Permutation City

Greg Egan

Permutation City is a 1994 science fiction novel by Greg Egan that explores many concepts, including quantum ontology, via various philosophical aspects of artificial life and simulated reality. Sections of the story were adapted from Egan's 1992 short story "Dust" which dealt …

4422. Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely …

Diablo Cody

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper is a memoir written by Diablo Cody, who later became known as an Academy Award–winning screenwriter. It focused on Cody's brief career working as a stripper and the various sights and oddities that she encountered.

4425. Discourse on the Method

René Descartes

By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms, Donald A. Cress's translation from the French of the Adam and Tannery critical edition is prized for its accuracy, elegance, and economy. The translation featured in the Third Edition has been …

4426. Changing Places

David Lodge

Euphoric State University with its whitestone, sun-drenched campus and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual professorial exchange scheme, and as the first day of the last year of the tumultuous sixties dawns, Philip Swallow and Morris Zapp are the …

4427. Mountain of Black Glass

Tad Williams

Mountain of Black Glass is the third book in Tad Williams' acclaimed Otherland Series. It was first published in 1999 with a paperback edition in 2000. Continuing from River of Blue Fire it brings the characters together at the battle of Troy and finally to the heart of the …

4428. Explorers on the Moon


Explorers on the Moon is the seventeenth of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from October 1952 to December 1953. Completing an arc begun in Destination Moon, the …

4429. The Tolkien Reader

J. R. R. Tolkien

Stories, poems, and commentaries by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings FARMER GILES OF HAM An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will …

4430. The Indwelling

Tim LaHaye

The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession is the seventh book in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, published in May 2000. It was on The New York Times Best Seller List for 35 weeks. It takes place 42 months into the Tribulation and at the end of the …

4431. Look Homeward, Angel

Thomas Wolfe

The spectacular, history-making first novel about a young man’s coming of age by literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first published in 1929 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature.A legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, Thomas …

4433. Follow your heart

Susanna Tamaro

An international bestseller with tremendous word-of-mouth appeal, Follow Your Heart is a bittersweet, heartwarming novel spanning generations and teaching the universal truths about life, love, and what lies within each of us. Originally published in Italy, Follow Your Heart won …

4434. Teen Idol

Meg Cabot

Teen Idol was written by Meg Cabot and published in July 2004 in hardcover edition and in August 2005 in paperback edition.

4435. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World is Harvard professor Niall Ferguson's tenth book, published in 2008, and an adapted television documentary for Channel 4 and PBS, which in 2009 won an International Emmy Award. It examines the long history of money, credit, …

4436. The House on the Strand

Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century. There is only one catch: if you happen to touch anyone while traveling in the past you will be thrust …

4437. The Neutronium Alchemist

Peter F. Hamilton

The Neutronium Alchemist is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the second book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy. It follows on from The Reality Dysfunction and precedes The Naked God. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 20 October 1997. …

4438. Espresso Tales

Alexander McCall Smith

Espresso Tales is a novel by Alexander McCall Smith, the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. The story was first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, like its predecessor, 44 Scotland Street. The book retains the 100+ short chapters of the original.

4440. Chalice

Robin McKinley

Offers a fantastical tale about Chalice, a member of the Master's Circle who is responsible for binding the group to the new Master of Willowlands, a Priest of Fire who has been pulled back into the human world by the death of someone she loves. 35,000 first printing.

4441. An Offer from a Gentleman

Julia Quinn

Setting: Regency England Sensuality: 7 Miss Sophie Beckett is the illegitimate daughter of the earl of Penwood. Raised in his home, Sophie has a tolerable existence until the earl marries, when her life takes a distinct turn for the worse. Sophie's new stepmother hates her, and …

4442. Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis plays an important part. It was joint winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967. Delany hoped …

4443. Saturn's Children

Charles Stross

Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct, leaving only androids behind to fulfill humanity’s dreams. And, having learned well from their long-dead masters, they’ve established a hierarchical society—one with humanoid aristo rulers at the top and slave-chipped …

4445. Tyrannosaur Canyon

Douglas Preston

A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic.A moon rock missing for thirty years...Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon...A scientist with ambition enough to kill...A monk who will redeem the …

4446. The Grand Inquisitor

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

The Grand Inquisitor is a parable in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It is told by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk. The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of …

4447. Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

4448. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes

Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Matterhorn is a marvel--a living, breathing book with Lieutenant Waino Mellas and the men of Bravo Company at its raw and battered heart. Karl Marlantes doesn't introduce you to Vietnam in his brilliant war epic--he unceremoniously …

4449. The Guns of Avalon

Roger Zelazny

The Guns of Avalon is the second book in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. The book continues straight from the previous volume, Nine Princes in Amber, although it soon includes a recap.

4450. Mother Courage and Her Children

Bertolt Brecht

Mother Courage and Her Children is widely regarded as Brecht's best work, a theatrical landmark and one of the most powerful anti-war plays in history. This translation by Michael Hofmann was published to coincide with the UK tour by English Touring Theatre in 2006. In this …

4451. The Whole Truth

David Baldacci

From Booklist: Baldacci masterfully plays on the American paranoia in the wake of the War on Terror in this bizarre international thriller. "Remember Constantin" is the battle cry du jour across America after a frightening piece of video makes the rounds on the Internet. In it, …

4453. The Boys from Brazil

Ira Levin

The Boys from Brazil is a 1976 thriller novel by Ira Levin. It was subsequently made into a movie of the same title that was released in 1978.

4454. Three

Ted Dekker

Three is a 2003 suspense novel by Ted Dekker.

4456. The Russia House

John le Carré

The Russia House is a spy novel by John le Carré published in 1989. The title refers to the nickname given to the portion of the British Secret Intelligence Service that was devoted to spying on the Soviet Union. A film based on the novel was released in 1990, starring Sean …

4457. Tar Baby

Uli Aumüller

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies …

4458. Dragon Prince

Melanie Rawn

Dragon Prince, is a fantasy novel written by author Melanie Rawn. It is the first book of the Dragon Prince trilogy.

4459. Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder …


Death Note: Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases is a light novel written by Nisio Isin and released on August 1, 2006. The story is a prequel to the manga Death Note, and expands on the briefly-mentioned Los Angeles "BB Murder Cases".

4460. The Last Days

Scott Westerfeld

A mysterious epidemic holds the city in its thrall and the chaos is contagious?black oil spews from fire hydrants, rats have taken over brooklyn, and every day, more people disappear. but all that matters to pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band. they ignore the madness …

4461. Elephants Can Remember

Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1972 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £1.60 and the US edition at $6.95. It …

4462. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight:No Future For …

Joss Whedon

When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn't exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc—that is, if Buffy doesn't …

4463. Existentialism and Humanism

Jean-Paul Sartre

A new translation of two seminal works of existentialism It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club …

4464. Soldiers of Salamis

Javier Cercas

In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, a writer and founding member of Franco's Fascist Party is about to be shot, and yet miraculously escapes into the forest. When his hiding place is discovered, he faces death for the second time that day-but is spared, this time by a …

4465. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

4467. Transmetropolitan: v. 5, Lonely City

Warren Ellis

Continuing the acclaimed tale of the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Spider Jerusalem, this new printing of volume five, collecting issues #25-30, has the no-holds-barred investigative reporter delving into the city's police corruption.

4468. City of Joy

Dominique Lapierre

City of Joy is a 1985 novel by Dominique Lapierre. It was adapted into film by Roland Joffé in 1992. Kolkata is nicknamed as the City of Joy after this novel.

4469. The Last Legion

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Last Legion is a novel by the Italian author Valerio Massimo Manfredi. It was first published in 2002.

4470. Mythago Wood

Robert Holdstock

Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel written by Robert Holdstock that was published in the United Kingdom in 1984. The conception began as a short story written for the 1979 Milford Writer's Workshop; next a novella of the same name appeared in the September 1981 edition of The …

4471. Total Control

David Baldacci

Total Control is a crime novel written by David Baldacci. The book was initially published on January 1, 1997 by Warner Books.

4473. Winter Rose

Patricia A. McKillip

Winter Rose is a 1996 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was nominated for the 1996 Nebula Award and 1997 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was a finalist for the 1997 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. In 2006, McKillip published its sequel, Solstice …

4474. War and Remembrance

Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in October 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on 15 December 1941 and ending on 6 August 1945. This novel was adapted into the …

4475. Storm Rising

Mercedes Lackey

Storm Rising is a 1995 fantasty novel by Mercedes Lackey, second in her Mage Storms trilogy.

4476. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Max Weber

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and politician. Begun as a series of essays, the original German text was composed in 1904 and 1905, and was translated into English for the first time by Talcott …

4478. The Right Attitude to Rain

Alexander McCall Smith

The Right Attitude to Rain is the third of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2006, and is the sequel to Friends, Lovers, Chocolate.

4479. Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott

Through Anne Lamott's many books (including six novels, her bestselling parenting memoir, Operating Instructions, and her popular guide to writing, Bird by Bird) the subject she keeps returning to is her faith, her deeply personal--"erratic," she says--journey in Christianity. …

4480. The Worthing Saga

Orson Scott Card

The Worthing Saga is a science fiction book by American writer Orson Scott Card, set in the Worthing series. It is made up of the novel The Worthing Chronicle and nine related stories. Six of the stories are from Card’s short story collection Capitol and the other three are …

4481. Beatles

Lars Saabye Christensen

Beatles is a novel written by the Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen. The book was first published in 1984. It takes its title from the English rock band The Beatles, and all the chapters are named after Beatles songs or albums. The book tells the story of four Oslo boys …

4482. Peter and the Shadow Thieves

Dave Barry

Peter and the Shadow Thieves is a children's novel that was published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, in 2006. Written by humorist Dave Barry and novelist Ridley Pearson, the book is a sequel to their book Peter and the Starcatchers, continuing the …

4484. Oblivion

David Foster Wallace

Oblivion: Stories is a collection of short fiction by American author David Foster Wallace. Oblivion is Wallace's third and last short story collection and was listed as a 2004 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Throughout the stories, Wallace explores the nature of …

4485. Angels Fall

Nora Roberts

Angels Fall is a book written by Nora Roberts.

4486. Turks Fruit

Jan Wolkers

The story of a tempestous and sensual love affair, that could only be destroyed by death. A number one bestseller in Holland, with international success in england, France and Scandinavia, it was made into a film called Turks Fruit in 1974.

4487. Old Yeller

Fred Gipson

Awarded the Newbery HonorWhen a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his …

4489. The Annotated Alice

Lewis Carroll

The Annotated Alice is a work by Martin Gardner incorporating the text of Lewis Carroll's major tales: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass as well as the original illustrations by John Tenniel. It has extensive annotations explaining the contemporary …

4490. Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey

Caldecott Honor BookWhat happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a …

4491. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

David Lubar

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a 2005 young adult novel by David Lubar. It is a story about the high school experiences of a fourteen-year-old boy named Scott Hudson. The book was one of the ALA's book picks for 2006. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie follows the character of Scott …

4492. Running Out of Time

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Running Out of Time is a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix, published in 1996.

4493. The Little Sister

Raymond Chandler

The Little Sister is a 1949 novel by Raymond Chandler, the fifth in his popular Philip Marlowe series. The story is set in late 1940s Los Angeles. The novel centers on the little sister of a Hollywood starlet and has several scenes involving the film industry. It was partly …

4494. The Story of Lucy Gault

William Trevor

The Story of Lucy Gault is a novel written by William Trevor in 2002. The book is divided into three sections: the childhood, middle age and older times of the girl, Lucy. The story takes place in Ireland during the transition to the 21st century. It follows the protagonist Lucy …

4495. Lieutenant Hornblower

C. S. Forester

Lieutenant Hornblower is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C. S. Forester, ISBN 1-85998-976-4. It is the second book in the series chronologically, but the seventh by order of publication. The book is unique in the series in being told not from Horatio Hornblower's point of …

4496. The River King

Alice Hoffman

The River King is a novel by Alice Hoffman.

4497. Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real …

4498. Carrion Comfort

Dan Simmons

Carrion Comfort is a science fiction/horror novel by American writer Dan Simmons, published in 1989 in hard cover by Dark Harvest and in 1990 in paperback by Warner Books. It won the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Poll Award for Best Horror Novel, and the August Derleth Award for …

4499. The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

Edvard Radzinsky

An in-depth account of the life, reign, and final days of the last Russian tsar draws on Nicholas II's personal diaries, firsthand accounts of the murder of the royal family, and other sources. Reprint. 90,000 first printing. $90,000 ad/promo. NYT. K.

4500. Iceland's Bell (Vintage International Original)

Halldór Laxness

Iceland's Bell is a historical novel by Nobel prize-winning Icelandic author Halldór Kiljan Laxness. It was published in three parts: Iceland's Bell, The Bright Jewel or The Fair Maiden and Fire in Copenhagen. The novel takes place in the 18th century, mostly in Iceland and …

4501. Esio Trot

Roald Dahl

Esio Trot is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, published in 1990.

4502. Shards of a Broken Crown

Raymond E. Feist

Shards of a Broken Crown is a 1998 fantasy novel by Raymond E. Feist, the fourth and final book of his Serpentwar Saga and the twelfth book of his Riftwar cycle.

4503. Started Early, Took My Dog

Kate Atkinson

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, …

4504. The Plague Dogs

Richard Adams

The Plague Dogs is the third novel by Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, about two dogs who escape an animal testing facility and are subsequently pursued by both the government and the media. It was first published in 1977, and features a few location maps drawn by Alfred …

4505. Whitethorn Woods

Maeve Binchy

A New York Times Bestseller"Love, longing, and rich scenes of daily life.... What could be sweeter than a trip to an Irish village packed with robust native characters." —The Christian Science MonitorWhen a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through …

4506. A universal history of infamy

Jorge Luis Borges

A Universal History of Infamy, or A Universal History of Iniquity, is a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, first published in 1935, and revised by the author in 1954. Most were published individually in the newspaper Critica between 1933 and 1934. Angel Flores, …

4507. The Reverse of the Medal

Patrick O'Brian

The Reverse of the Medal is the eleventh historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1986. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Returning from the far side of the world, Aubrey meets his unknown son, and …

4508. The Letter of Marque

Patrick O'Brian

The Letter of Marque is the twelfth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1988. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Aubrey faces life off the Navy List, as the captain of a letter of marque, finding …

4509. Land of Black Gold


Land of Black Gold is the fifteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, in which it was …

4510. Love

Toni Morrison

The first page of Toni Morrison's novel Love is a soft introduction to a narrator who pulls you in with her version of a tale of the ocean-side community of Up Beach, a once popular ocean resort. Morrison introduces an enclave of people who react to one man--Bill Cosey--and to …

4512. Summer of my German soldier

Bette Greene

Summer of My German Soldier is a book by Bette Greene first published in 1973. The story is told in first person narrative by a twelve-year-old Jewish girl named Patty Bergen living in Jenkinsville, Arkansas during World War II. The story focuses on the friendship between Patty …

4513. Effi Briest

Theodor Fontane

In 1919 Thomas Mann hailed Effi Briest (1895) as one of "the six most significant novels ever written." Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match between the enchanting seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, …

4514. One Door Away from Heaven

Dean Koontz

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular …

4515. Brian's Winter

Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter also known as Hatchet: Winter is a 1996 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen. It is the third novel in the Hatchet series, but second in terms of chronology as an alternate ending sequel to Hatchet. It was also released as Hatchet: Winter by Pan Macmillan on February …

4519. No Word from Gurb

Eduardo Mendoza

“Literary Prozac.”—Cosmopolitan“Eduardo Mendoza is one of contemporary Spain’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review“An accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain.”—Kirkus ReviewsA shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form …

4520. The Moon and the Bonfires

Cesare Pavese

Winner of the 2003 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL The nameless narrator of The Moon and the Bonfires, Cesare Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War. He has done well in America, …

4522. Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery & Imagination is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales.

4524. Swallowing Darkness

Laurell K. Hamilton

Swallowing Darkness is the seventh novel in the Merry Gentry series written by Laurell K. Hamilton.

4525. Leaf Storm

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Leaf Storm is the common translation for Gabriel García Márquez's novella La Hojarasca. First published in 1955, it took seven years to find a publisher. Widely celebrated as the first appearance of Macondo, the fictitious village later made famous in One Hundred Years of …

4526. Eighth Grade Bites

Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites is a novel written by Heather Brewer, centered on its main character Vladimir Tod, a vampire from birth.

4527. Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Cleary

Beezus and Ramona is a 1955 children's novel written by Beverly Cleary. It is the first of Cleary's books to focus on Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice, known as Beezus. Beezus and Ramona is realistic fiction, written from nine-year-old Beezus' point of view, as she …

4528. The King Must Die

Mary Renault

In this ambitious, ingenious narrative, celebrated historical novelist Mary Renault take legendary hero Theseus and spins his myth into a fast-paced and exciting story.Renault starts with Theseus' early years, showing how the mystery of his father's identity and his small …

4529. Flag in Exile

David Weber

Flag in Exile is the fifth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. In the story, the disgraced Honor enters a self-imposed exile on Grayson.

4530. Yes Man

Danny Wallace

'Yes Man' is a comedy/memoir novel written by Danny Wallace based upon a year of the author's life, in which he chose to say "Yes" to any offers that came his way. It was also loosely adapted into the 2008 film Yes Man starring Jim Carrey.

4531. Black & Blue

Ian Rankin

"I'm a peeper, he thought, a voyeur. All cops are. But he knew he was more than that: he liked to get involved in the lives around him. He had a need to know which went beyond voyeurism. It was a drug. And the thing was, when he had all this knowledge, he then had to use booze …

4532. Knuffle Bunny

Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. Released by Hyperion Books in 2004, an illustrated version of the book won the 2005 Caldecott Honor. The story also spawned an animated short, which won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's …

4533. The Information

Martin Amis

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book buyers, award committees, and …

4534. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Suzanne Collins

Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King in the Underland, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland.

4535. Death 1: The High Cost Of Living

Dave McKean

Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Dave McKean From the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the …

4536. The Little Drummer Girl

John le Carré

The Little Drummer Girl is a spy novel by John le Carré, published in 1983. The story follows the manipulations of Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spymaster who is trying to kill a Palestinian terrorist named Khalil, who is bombing Jewish-related targets in Europe, particularly …

4537. Beggars in Spain

Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain is a 1993 science fiction novel by Nancy Kress. It was originally published as a novella with the same title in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and as a limited edition paperback by Axolotl Press in 1991. Kress expanded it, adding three new volumes and …

4538. Gossamer

Lois Lowry

Gossamer is a novel with elements of both fantasy and realism for young adults by Lois Lowry.

4539. A Faint Cold Fear

Karin Slaughter

Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today."An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated …

4540. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of …

Stephen Jay Gould

The Burgess Shale of British Columbia "is the most precious and important of all fossil localities," writes Stephen Jay Gould. These 600-million-year-old rocks preserve the soft parts of a collection of animals unlike any other. Just how unlike is the subject of Gould's book. …

4541. The Last Kingdom

Bernard Cornwell

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon …

4542. The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable …

Anthony Bourdain

In the multiweek New York Times bestseller The Nasty Bits, bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether surviving a lethal hot pot in Chengdu, …

4545. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the …

James Watson

The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA is an autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA written by James D. Watson and published in 1968. In 1998, the Modern Library placed The Double Helix at number 7 …

4546. Death in the Clouds

Agatha Christie

Death in the Clouds is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company on 10 March 1935 under the title of Death in the Air and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in the July of the same year under Christie's original title. …

4547. Sharpe's Tiger

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Tiger is the first historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell and was first published in 1997. Sharpe is a private in the British army serving in India at Seringapatam.

4548. The Dreaming Void

Peter F. Hamilton

The Dreaming Void is a science fiction novel by British writer Peter F. Hamilton, the first in his Void Trilogy.

4549. The Clocks

Agatha Christie

The Clocks is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 November 1963 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. It features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The UK edition retailed at …

4550. Being Dead

Jim Crace

Lying in the sand dunes of Baritone Bay are the bodies of a middle-aged couple. Celice and Joseph, in their mid-50s and married for more than 30 years, are returning to the seacoast where they met as students. Instead, they are battered to death by a thief with a chunk of …

4551. I'd Know You Anywhere

Laura Lippman

I'd Know You Anywhere is a book written by Laura Lippman.

4553. The Many-Colored Land

Julian May

The Many-Colored Land is the first book of the Saga of Pliocene Exile by American author Julian May. It sets the series up by introducing the story of each of the characters. The main purpose of the book is to provide information for the rest of the series, only beginning the …

4554. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Bill Martin, Jr.

The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book!A told B and B told C,“I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.” When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will …

4556. Being and Time

Martin Heidegger

Being and Time is a 1927 book by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Although written quickly, and though Heidegger did not complete the project outlined in the introduction, it remains his most important work. Being and Time has profoundly influenced 20th-century …

4558. The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

When Father mysteriously goes away, the children and their mother leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. 'The Three Chimneys' lies beside a railway track - a constant source of enjoyment to all three. They make friends with the Station …

4559. Void Moon

Michael Connelly

Void Moon is the ninth novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. It was released in the UK in 2000 and was the third of Connelly's books not to follow the character Harry Bosch. It was also his first novel to feature a female protagonist, Cassidy "Cassie" Black, and a …

4560. A Simple Plan

Scott Smith

A Simple Plan is a 1993 thriller novel by Scott Smith. The New York Times review said the book had "emotional accuracy with an exceptionally skilled plot." A film adaptation, directed by Sam Raimi, was released in 1998; according to the Times review, the novel is so dark that …

4561. The Call of Earth

Orson Scott Card

The Call of Earth is the second book of the Homecoming Saga by Orson Scott Card. The Homecoming saga is a fictionalization of the first few hundred years recorded in the Book of Mormon.

4562. Girl with Curious Hair

David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace first published in 1989. Though the stories are not related, several reflect Wallace's concern with contemporary trends in fiction, including metafiction and the irony of postmodernism; and the …

4563. The Gates of Rome

Conn Iggulden

The Gates Of Rome is the first novel in the Emperor series, written by author Conn Iggulden. The series is historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar.

4564. Water Music

T. Coraghessan Boyle

Water Music is the first novel by T. C. Boyle, first published in 1982. It is a semi-fictional historical adventure novel that is set in the late 18th and early 19th century. It follows the parallel adventures and intertwining fates of its protagonists Ned Rise, a luckless petty …

4565. The Reversal

Michael Connelly

The Reversal is the 22nd novel by American author Michael Connelly and features the third major appearance of Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael "Mickey" Haller. Connelly introduced Haller in his bestselling 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer and then paired him with LAPD …

4566. The Water's Edge (Inspector Sejer 8)

Karin Fossum

Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, a married couple, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with …

4567. Metamagical Themas

Douglas Hofstadter

Metamagical Themas is an eclectic collection of articles that Douglas Hofstadter wrote for the popular science magazine Scientific American during the early 1980s. The anthology was published in 1985 by Basic Books. The volume is substantial in size and contains extensive notes …

4568. The Shadow of the Torturer

Gene Wolfe

The Shadow of the Torturer is a science fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe, published by Simon & Schuster in 1980. It is the first of four volumes in The Book of the New Sun which Wolfe had completed in draft before The Shadow of the Torturer was published. It relates the story of …

4569. Five Point Someone

Chetan Bhagat

Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT! is a 2004 novel written by Chetan Bhagat, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The book sold more than a million copies worldwide.

4570. The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain

Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous …

4571. Heaven's Reach

David Brin

Heaven's Reach is the third novel in the Uplift Storm series by David Brin. Like the first two, it follows the adventures of the Terran scout ship, Streaker. This novel, though, features more alternate storylines than its predecessors, tracking not only the humans, but the …

4572. Battle Royale, Vol. 01

Koushun Takami

Battle Royale is a novel by Japanese writer Koushun Takami. Originally completed in 1996, it was not published until 1999. The story tells of junior high school students who are forced to fight each other to the death in a program run by the authoritarian Japanese government, …

4574. Shatterglass

Tamora Pierce

Shatterglass, a novel by Tamora Pierce, is the fourth book in The Circle Opens series. It takes place four years after the Circle of Magic series.

4575. The Book of Proper Names

Amélie Nothomb

The Book of Proper Names is set in contemporary Paris, its main character an orphan named Plectrude. Before the child's birth her nineteen-year-old mother shoots and kills her nineteen-year-old (and somewhat feckless) father because she hates the names he's devised for their …

4576. Ramses 2 Temple Million Years

Jacq Christian

The splendor and danger of ancient Egypt continues in the second volume of this magnificent saga. For Ramses, the Son of Light, the coronation has arrived. Now he will learn whether the friends of his youth--people such as Moses and the aging Greek poet, Homer--can truly be …

4577. The History of the Siege of Lisbon

José Saramago

"If proofreaders were given their freedom and did not have their hands and feet tied by a mass of prohibitions more binding than the penal code, they would soon transform the face of the world, establish the kingdom of universal happiness, giving drink to the thirsty, food to …

4580. Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Harbour is a 2008 horror/drama novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist about a cursed island called Domarö in the Stockholm archipelago.

4581. The Mandarins

Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins is a 1954 roman à clef by Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir was awarded the Prix Goncourt prize in 1954 for The Mandarins. It was first published in English in 1956. The book follows the personal lives of a close-knit group of French intellectuals from the end of World …

4583. My Sweet Audrina

V. C. Andrews

My Sweet Audrina is a 1982 novel by V. C. Andrews. It was the only standalone novel published during Andrews' lifetime. It was a number one best-selling novel in North America, published in between If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday, before the publication of Heaven. The …

4584. Oracle's Queen

Lynn Flewelling

Oracle's Queen is the last novel in the The Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling, preceded by Hidden Warrior and by The Bone Doll's Twin.

4585. The Seventh Gate

Margaret Weis

The Seventh Gate is the final novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman in their seven-book Death Gate Cycle series.

4586. Market Forces

Richard K. Morgan

Market Forces is a science fiction thriller novel by Richard Morgan. Set in 2049, the story follows Chris Faulkner as he starts his new job as a junior executive at Shorn Associates, working in their Conflict Investment division where the company supports foreign governments in …

4587. The White Guard

Mikhail Bulgakov

The White Guard is a novel by 20th-century Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, famed for his critically acclaimed later work The Master and Margarita.

4588. M Is for Magic

Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a breathtaking collection of tales for younger readers that may chill or amuse, but that always embrace the unexpected: Humpty Dumpty's sister hires a private detective to investigate her brother's death.A teenage boy who has trouble …

4589. The Architecture of Happiness

Alain de Botton

The Architecture of Happiness is a book by Alain de Botton which discusses the importance of beauty, published by Pantheon Books in 2006. De Botton, inspired by Stendhal's motto "beauty is the promise of happiness," analyzes human surroundings and how human needs and desires …

4590. Chicago

Alaa Al Aswany

Chicago is a novel by Egyptian author Alaa-Al-Aswany. Published in Arabic in 2007 and in an English translation in 2007. The locale of the Novel is University of Illinois at Chicago where the writer did his postgraduate studies. The novel is about the conflict between politics, …

4591. The Believers

Zoë Heller

The Believers is a novel by Zoë Heller first published in 2008. It depicts a left-wing New York family of grown-ups who have little in common. The patriarch suffers an unexpected stroke and falls into a coma, after which each family member tries to continue his own …

4592. Saving Faith

David Baldacci

It sounds like a movie pitch: "The story is like Tom Clancy crossed with John Grisham set in the Washington D.C. political world." But David Baldacci's Saving Faith successfully fuses elements from both of these chart-busters in this political thriller spiced with …

4593. Wizard at Large

Terry Brooks

Wizard At Large by Terry Brooks is the third novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series, following The Black Unicorn. Written in 1988, the plot has Abernathy accidentally transported to Earth by one of Questor's ill-conceived spells, while a demonic imp is unleashed upon the …

4594. Without Feathers

Woody Allen

Woody Allen's Without Feathers is one of his best-known literary pieces. The book spent 4 months on the New York Times Bestseller List. The book is a collection of essays and also features two one act plays, Death and God.

4595. The Tao of Pooh

Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh is a book written by Benjamin Hoff. The book is intended as an introduction to the Eastern belief system of Taoism for Westerners. It allegorically employs the fictional characters of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories to explain the basic principles of …

4596. Skin Trade

Laurell K. Hamilton

Skin Trade is the seventeenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

4597. Time Out of Joint

Philip K. Dick

Time Out of Joint is a dystopian novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in novel form in the United States in 1959. An abridged version was also serialised in the British science fiction magazine New Worlds Science Fiction in several installments from December 1959 to February …

4598. Justine

Lawrence Durrell

Justine, published in 1957, is the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet. Justine is one of four interlocking novels which each tell various aspects of a complex story of passion and deception from various points of view. The quartet is set in the Egyptian city …

4599. The Snow Queen

Joan D. Vinge

The Snow Queen is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Joan D. Vinge, published in 1980. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1981, and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1981. Based on the fairy-tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow …

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