The most popular books in English
from 4601 to 4800

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.

4601. 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 …

4602. 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 …

4603. 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 …

4604. 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 …

4605. The Swallow's Tower

Andrzej Sapkowski

The world is at war and the prophesied savior is nowhere to be found. The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, races to find her in the fourth novel of Andrzej Sapkowski's groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. The world has …

4606. 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 …

4607. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star

Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star is a fantasy novel written by Brandon Mull. The book was released on May 31, 2007. It is the second book in the Fablehaven series. Its sequel is Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague.

4609. 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.

4610. Pictures of Hollis Woods

Patricia Reilly Giff

This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).Hollis Woodsis the place where a baby was abandonedis the baby’s nameis an artistis now a twelve-year-old girlwho’s been in so …

4611. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

P. D. James

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The New York Times).Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by …

4612. Touching Spirit Bear

Ben Mikaelsen

In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole …

4613. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1958 and published in English in 1962. It is widely considered one of his finest works. A film adaptation of the same name was created in 1958.

4615. Four Quartets

T. S. Eliot

Four Quartets is a set of four poems written by T. S. Eliot that were published individually over a six-year period. The first poem, Burnt Norton, was written and published with a collection of his early works following the production of Eliot's play Murder in the Cathedral. …

4617. The Soul of a New Machine

Tracy Kidder

The Soul of a New Machine is a non-fiction book written by Tracy Kidder and published in 1981. It chronicles the experiences of a computer engineering team racing to design a next-generation computer at a blistering pace under tremendous pressure. The machine was launched in …

4618. The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

The Finkler Question is a 2010 comic novel by British author and journalist Howard Jacobson. The novel won the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

4620. Shame

Salman Rushdie

Shame is Salman Rushdie's third novel, published in 1983. Like most of Rushdie's work, this book was written in the style of magic realism. It portrays the lives of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and their relationship. The central theme of the novel is that …

4621. The Knight

Gene Wolfe

The Knight is a fantasy novel written by American author Gene Wolfe depicting the journey of an American boy transported to a magical realm and aged to adulthood who soon thereafter becomes a knight. The first of a two-part tale know collectively as The Wizard Knight is told in …

4622. The Cold Six Thousand

James Ellroy

In this savagely audacious novel, James Ellroy plants a pipe bomb under the America in the 1960s, lights the fuse, and watches the shrapnel fly. On November 22, 1963 three men converge in Dallas. Their job: to clean up the JFK hit’s loose ends and inconvenient witnesses. They …

4623. Rabbit Is Rich

John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as the chief sales representative of Springer Motors, a …

4625. Dicey's Song

Cynthia Voigt

Dicey's Song is a novel by Cynthia Voigt. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1983.

4626. The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht

The Tiger's Wife is the debut novel of American writer Téa Obreht. It was published in 2010 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a British imprint of Orion Books, and in 2011 by Random House in America.

4627. The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

How smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen more questions in your mind (like "What do you mean by 'smart,'" "How do I measure it," and "Who's asking?"), then The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould's masterful demolition of the IQ industry, should be required …

4628. Petersburg

Andrei Bely

Petersburg is a novel by Russian writer Andrei Bely. A Symbolist work, it arguably foreshadows James Joyce's Modernist ambitions. First published in 1913, the novel received little attention and was not translated into English until 1959 by John Cournos, over 45 years after it …

4629. Lincoln

Gore Vidal

Lincoln: A Novel is a historical novel, part of the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal. Set during the American Civil War, the novel describes the presidency of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of several historical figures, including presidential secretary John Hay, …

4630. Honor Among Enemies

David Weber

Honor Among Enemies is the sixth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. In the book, Honor returns to active duty from her political exile on Grayson to command a Q-ship and fight space pirates.

4632. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

Pearl Cleage

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day is a novel by Pearl Cleage, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in September 1998. The book focuses on a black woman who has moved back to her Michigan hometown following a positive diagnosis for HIV. The novel was Cleage's …

4633. Espedair Street

Iain Banks

Espedair Street is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1987.

4636. Thank You, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Thank You, Jeeves is a Jeeves novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 16 March 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 23 April 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, New York. The story had previously been serialised, in the Strand …

4637. Songs in Ordinary Time

Mary McGarry Morris

Songs in Ordinary Time is the 1995 novel by Mary McGarry Morris, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in June 1997.

4638. Human Croquet

Kate Atkinson

Human Croquet is the second novel of Kate Atkinson. The book covers the experiences of Isobel Fairfax, including her occasional bouts of time-travelling, while setting out the legacy of a 300 year old family curse.

4639. The Gift

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The Gift is Vladimir Nabokov's final Russian novel, and is considered to be his farewell to the world he was leaving behind. Nabokov wrote it between 1935 and 1937 while living in Berlin, and it was published in serial form under his nom de plume, Vladimir Sirin. The Gift's …

4640. Spies

Michael Frayn

Spies is a psychological novel by English author and dramatist Michael Frayn. It is currently studied by A-Level, and some GCSE, literature students in various schools. It is also studied by some Year 12 VCE English students in Australia.

4642. Return from the Stars

Stanisław Lem

Return from the Stars is a science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Written in 1961, it revolves around the story of a cosmonaut returning to his homeworld, Earth, and finding it a completely different place than when he left. The novel touches among the ideas of …

4643. Wolf of the Plains

Conn Iggulden

From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys Genghis Khan was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Shaped by abandonment and betrayal, Temujin endured, driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face …

4644. Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking is an autobiographical book by American actress and author Carrie Fisher, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Fisher's book was based on her one-woman stage show, which she developed with writer/director Joshua Ravetch. The show debuted at The Geffen …

4645. Buddha: Deer Park (Vol. 5)

Osamu Tezuka

In the fifth installment of manga-godfather Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, engagement with death imparts the lesson of life's sancity. In a Machiavellian rise to power, Devadatta, a rogue aristrocrat, incites war between two kingdoms that will leave thousands dead. King Bimisara of …

4647. The Rules of Survival

Nancy Werlin

The Rules of Survival, is a novel by Nancy Werlin. It depicts the story of a boy and his two siblings trying to survive vicious emotional and physical abuse by their mother, Nikki. This book was a National Book Award finalist. It also received recognition as a 2007 Best Book for …

4648. Black Magic Sanction

Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction is a book written by Kim Harrison.

4650. Fox in Sox

Dr. Seuss

"This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Dr. Seuss gives fair warning to anyone brave enough to read along with the Fox in Socks, who likes to play tongue-twisting games with his friend Mr. Knox. "Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to …

4652. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Jose Saramago

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis is a 1984 novel by Portuguese novelist José Saramago, the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature. It tells the story of the final year in the life of the title character, Ricardo Reis, one of the many heteronyms used by the Portuguese …

4653. I Love You, Beth Cooper

Larry Doyle

Denis Cooverman didn't want to give a typical graduation speech, cherishing memories and embracing challenges and crap. So, instead, he stood up in front of his 512 class-mates and their 3,000 relatives and said some-thing really important: "I love you, Beth Cooper." It would …

4654. Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mister Tom is a children's novel by the English author Michelle Magorian, published by Kestrel in 1981. Harper & Row published a U.S. edition within the calendar year. Set in mostly rural England during World War II, it features a boy abused at home in London who …

4655. Thirst for love

Yukio Mishima

Thirst for Love is a 1950 novel by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. The word "kawaki" literally means thirst, but has a sense of parched dryness associated with it. The title of the movie version has also been translated as Longing for Love. Thirst for Love is Mishima's third …

4656. No Great Mischief

Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod musters all of the skill and grace that have won him an international following to give us No Great Mischief, the story of a fiercely loyal family and the tradition that drives it. Generations after their forebears went into exile, the MacDonalds still face …

4657. The Night Listener

Armistead Maupin

The Night Listener is a 2000 roman à clef by Armistead Maupin. The novel's plot is based on the author's interaction with Anthony Godby Johnson, the purported author of a book, A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story, both before and after Anthony is suspected of …

4658. Heartsnatcher

Vian

Heartsnatcher is a 1953 novel by the French writer Boris Vian. It tells the story of a psychoanalyst who is newly arrived in a very superstitious village where absurd events occur.

4659. The Vesuvius Club

Mark Gatiss

The "League of Gentlemen's", Mark Gatiss reads his own bestselling novel. Presenting a thrilling plunge into Edwardian low life and high society with England's most dashing secret agent...Lucifer Box is the darling of the Edwardian belle monde: portrait painter, wit, dandy and …

4660. In Evil Hour

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In Evil Hour is a novel by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, first published in 1962. Written while García Márquez lived in Paris, the story was originally entitled Este pueblo de mierda. Rewritten, it won a literary prize in Colombia. Some of the same characters and …

4661. Nazi Literature in the Americas

Roberto Bolaño

Nazi Literature in the Americas is a work of fiction by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was published in 1996. Chris Andrews’ English translation was published in 2008 by New Directions and was shortlisted for the 2008 Best Translated Book Award.

4662. Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories

Italo Calvino

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth of his vision and wit. Written between 1943 and 1984 and masterfully …

4663. Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages

Bill Willingham

Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages is a book collecting issues 76–82 of the Fables series.

4664. Revolution

Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution is a young adult historical fiction novel by Jennifer Donnelly about a girl named Andi Alpers who is struggling with drugs, thoughts of suicide, and the way her family has fallen apart after the death of her ten-year-old brother. When her father takes her with him to …

4665. Beyond Black

Hilary Mantel

Beyond Black is a 2005 novel by English writer Hilary Mantel. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction.

4666. When We Were Very Young

A. A. Milne

When We Were Very Young is a best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne. It was first published in 1924, and was illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Several of the verses were set to music by Harold Fraser-Simson. The book begins with an introduction entitled "Just Before We Begin", …

4667. Now We Are Six

A. A. Milne

Now We Are Six is a book of thirty-five children's verses by A. A. Milne, with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. It was first published in 1927 including poems such as "King John's Christmas", "Binker" and "Pinkle Purr". Eleven of the poems in the collection are accompanied by …

4670. Alamut

Vladimir Bartol

Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful of elite fighters who are to become his "living daggers." By creating a virtual …

4671. Jewel

Bret Lott

Jewel is a novel by Bret Lott, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection.

4673. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

Chuck Palahniuk

Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside? Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets? What goes on at the Scum Center? How do you get to the Apocalypse Cafe? In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk …

4674. The Forge of God

Greg Bear

This doomsday masterpiece from the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone. On September 28th, Edward Shaw …

4675. A Mango-Shaped Space

Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space is a young adult novel by Wendy Mass. The plot centers around Mia Winchell, a thirteen-year-old girl living with synesthesia, a jumbling of the senses: Words and sounds have color for her. Her synesthesia causes her problems in school, with friends, and …

4676. When True Night Falls

Celia S. Friedman

A small group of humans must confront the horrors of fae, a terrifying natural force with the power to prey upon people's minds. By the author of Black Sun Rising.

4677. The Ringworld Throne

Larry Niven

The Ringworld Throne is a novel by Larry Niven, first published in 1996. It is the direct sequel to his previous work The Ringworld Engineers. He wrote it as a replacement after being unable to finish his contracted novel The Ghost Ships, the sequel to The Integral Trees and The …

4678. The Cay

Theodore Taylor

The Cay is a children's novel written by Theodore Taylor. It was published in 1969. The Cay took only three weeks to complete. Taylor based the character of the boy in his book on a child who was aboard the Hato, when it was torpedoed, who drifts out to sea on a lifeboat. The …

4680. She: A History of Adventure

H. Rider Haggard

She — subtitled A History of Adventure — is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first serialised in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 83 million copies …

4681. Downsize This!

Michael Moore

From the creator of the hit BBC TV Show TV NATION, the most popular documentary of all time, Emmy Award-winning ROGER AND ME, and the stupendously successful STUPID WHITE MEN, is a new edition of Michael Moore's classic book for all you disillusioned, political abstainees who …

4682. Cat and Mouse

Günter Grass

Cat and Mouse, published in Germany in 1961 as Katz und Maus, is a novella by Günter Grass, the second book of the Danzig Trilogy, and the sequel to The Tin Drum. It is about Joachim Mahlke, an alienated only child without a father. The narrator Pilenz "alone could be termed his …

4684. A Thief of Time

Tony Hillerman

A Thief of Time is the eighth crime fiction novel Joe Leaphorn / Jim Chee Navajo Tribal Police series by Tony Hillerman, first published in 1988. The story involves the lure of the thousand-year-old Anasazi ruins, a missing anthropologist, a stolen backhoe, people who steal …

4686. Seven Ancient Wonders

Matthew Reilly

Seven Ancient Wonders is a book written by the Australian author Matthew Reilly in 2005. Its sequel, The Six Sacred Stones was released in the fall of 2007. The most recent novel in the series, The Five Greatest Warriors, was released in Australia on October 20, 2009.

4687. The Singularity Is Near

Ray Kurzweil

For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. …

4688. Shoeless Joe

W. P. Kinsella

More than the inspiration for the beloved film Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe is a mythical novel about “dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “If you build it, he will come.” These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball …

4689. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

4690. 90 Minutes in Heaven

Don Piper

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him …

4691. Either/Or

Søren Kierkegaard

Either/Or is the first published work of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Appearing in two volumes in 1843 under the pseudonymous authorship of Victor Eremita it outlines a theory of human development in which consciousness progresses from an essentially hedonistic, …

4692. Ready or Not

Meg Cabot

Ready or Not is the sequel to the novel All-American Girl. Both were written by Meg Cabot, who is also the author of The Princess Diaries. The book takes place about one year after the events of All-American Girl.

4693. The Thirteen Problems

Agatha Christie

The Thirteen Problems is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in June 1932 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1933 under the title The Tuesday Club Murders. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and …

4695. Witch & Wizard

James Patterson

Witch & Wizard is the first novel of the Witch & Wizard series, written by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet. It chronicles a dystopian future in which Whit and Wisty Allgood are arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to execution during the uprising of a new …

4696. The Book of General Ignorance

John Lloyd

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, …

4697. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien is a selection of J. R. R. Tolkien's letters published in 1981, edited by Tolkien's biographer Humphrey Carpenter assisted by Christopher Tolkien. The selection contains 354 letters, dating between October 1914, when Tolkien was an undergraduate …

4698. How to Be Popular

Meg Cabot

How to Be Popular is a young adult novel written by Meg Cabot. How to Be Popular written as a stand-alone book. It was published in July 2006 in the United State. It has since been published in 14 other countries.

4699. Les Thanatonautes

Bernard Werber

Les Thanatonautes is a 1994 science fiction novel by French writer Bernard Werber. The book deals with the search for afterlife. Les Thanatonautes is first in a five-part series. Together with L'Empire des anges and Nous les dieux, it makes up the Les Thanatonautes trilogy. Nous …

4701. The Ice House

Minette Walters

The Ice House is the first crime novel by English writer Minette Walters. The story was the recipient of a John Creasey award for best debut.

4702. Tokyo Fiancée

Amélie Nothomb

Amélie Nothomb brings humor, intelligence, and a refreshing honesty to this highly autobiographical work. Her storytelling appeals to those who feel that their own immediate and personal sense of love is seldom adequately represented in popular fiction. Amélie is a young …

4703. Desolation Angels

Jack Kerouac

Desolation Angels is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac, which makes up part of his Duluoz Legend. It was published in 1965, but was written years earlier, around the time On the Road was in the process of publication. According to the …

4704. Johnny and the Dead

Terry Pratchett

Johnny and the Dead is the second novel by Terry Pratchett to feature the character Johnny Maxwell. The other novels in the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy are Only You Can Save Mankind and Johnny and the Bomb. In this story, Johnny sees and speaks with the spirits of those interred in …

4706. Eastern Standard Tribe

Cory Doctorow

A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a …

4707. If Tomorrow Comes

Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes is a 1985 crime fiction novel by American author Sidney Sheldon. It is a story portraying an ordinary woman who is framed by the Mafia, her subsequent quest for vengeance towards them and her later life as a con artist. The novel was adapted into a three-part …

4708. The Fury

L. J. Smith

This book begins with the newly "turned" Elena watching Damon and Stefan engaged in a fight to the death. Initially she does not recognize the brothers due to her confused state, having recently died and risen as a Vampire, but soon a flicker of memory causes her to realize the …

4709. Wither

Lauren DeStefano

Wither is a 2011 young-adult dystopian novel written by Lauren DeStefano. It was originally published on March 22, 2011, by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It is set in a future where scientists succeeded in engineering a perfect generation of humans, free of illness …

4710. Small Steps

Louis Sachar

Small Steps is a 2006 novel for young adults by Louis Sachar, first published by Delacorte Books. It is the sequel to Holes, although the main character of Holes, Stanley Yelnats, is not in it.

4711. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Thomas E. Ricks

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq is a book by Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Thomas E. Ricks. Fiasco deals with the history of the Iraq War from the planning phase to combat operations to 2006 and argues that the war was badly planned and executed. Ricks …

4712. Renegade's Magic

Robin Hobb

The stirring conclusion to The Soldier Son Trilogy—the acclaimed epic tale of duty, destiny, and magic by New York Times bestselling master fantasist Robin HobbLoyal, privileged, and brave, Nevare Burvelle proudly embraced his preordained role as soldier in the service of the …

4714. Chronicle in Stone

Ismail Kadare

Chronicle in Stone is a novel by Ismail Kadare. First published in Albanian in 1971, and sixteen years later in English translation, it describes life in a small Albanian city during World War II. Translated by Arshi Pipa, an Albanian émigré who lived in the United States, the …

4715. Nightfall

Robert Silverberg

"Nightfall" is a 1941 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated at all times on all sides. It was adapted into a novel with Robert Silverberg in 1990. The short story has been included in 48 …

4717. Significant Others

Armistead Maupin

"An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco." --New York Times Book Review Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing …

4718. The Currents of Space

Isaac Asimov

The Currents of Space is a science fiction novel by the American writer Isaac Asimov. It is the second of three books labeled the Galactic Empire series, though it was the last of the three he wrote. Each occurs after humans have settled many worlds in the galaxy — after the …

4719. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Rainer Maria Rilke

Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family's history and on the teeming alien life of the city. First published in 1910, Rilke's masterpiece has proven to …

4720. Everlost

Neal Shusterman

Everlost is a fantasy book published in 2006 by the acclaimed young-adult author Neal Shusterman. The story is the first in the Skinjacker trilogy that takes place in Everlost, the place between life and death.

4721. Away laughing on a fast camel

Louise Rennison

The Sex God has left the country, taking Georgia's heart with him. So she decides to display glaciosity to all boys -- a girl can only have her heart broken so many times. Until she meets Masimo, the new singer for the Stiff Dylans. The Sex God is gone, but here comes the …

4722. Philosophical Investigations

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophical Investigations is a highly influential work by the 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. In it, Wittgenstein discusses numerous problems and puzzles in the fields of semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of …

4723. How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Thomas C Foster

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and …

4724. Illuminations : [essays and reflections]

Walter Benjamin

Illuminations contains the most celebrated work of Walter Benjamin, one of the most original and influential thinkers of the 20th Century: 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', ‘The Task of the Translator’ and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as …

4725. The Man in the Brown Suit

Agatha Christie

How odd, Anne Beddingfeld thought, that the stranger caught her eye, recoiled in horror, and fell to his death on the rails of Hyde Park Underground Station. Odder still was a doctor in a brown suit who pronounced him dead and vanished into the crowd. But what really aroused …

4726. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath

Holly Black

After returning home from their latest adventure, Mallory, Jared, and Simon find Mulgarath, an ogre and leader the goblins, has taken captive their mother along with Uncle Arthur's field guide.

4728. The Marvelous Land of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum - "As a writer, Baum rarely knew when to quit, unfurling marvel after marvel..."The New YorkerOriginally published 115 years ago, this lesser-known but equally enchanting sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is sure to continue the …

4729. The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection ever printed of her short fiction, featuring the pioneering feminist masterpiece of the title, her …

4730. The Courtship of Princess Leia

Dave Wolverton

Seeking rich, powerful allies to bring into the Rebel Alliance and a new home planet for the refugees of her native Alderaan, Princess Leia considers a proposal that could tip the balance of power against the evil Empire. The Hapes Consortium of 63 worlds is ruled by the Queen …

4731. Manifold: Time

Stephen Baxter

Manifold: Time is a 1999 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the first of Baxter's Manifold Trilogy, although the books can be read in any order because the series takes place in a multiverse. The book was nominated for the 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

4732. I and Thou

Martin Buber

Ich und Du, usually translated as I and Thou, is a book by Martin Buber, published in 1923, and first translated from German to English in 1937.

4733. Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. The book has been a bestseller in many countries since its first publication in 1980. The book initially had only modest sales, before reportedly Hal …

4735. That Old Ace in the Hole

Annie Proulx

Bob Dollar is a reluctant land swindler. When the 25-year-old protagonist in Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole signs on as a location scout for Global Pork Rind, an industrial hog farming corporation, he has no idea what kind of moral quandaries he's in for. Well, maybe he …

4736. Dragon on a Pedestal

Piers Anthony

Dragon on a Pedestal is the seventh book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

4739. The Dilbert Future

Scott Adams

The Dilbert Future is a book published by Scott Adams as a satire of humanity that breaks the net motivations of humanity down into stupidity, selfishness, and "horniness", and presents various ideas for profiting from human nature. The final chapter invites the reader to ponder …

4740. Die Prozedur

Harry Mulisch

Internationally renowned novelist Harry Mulisch's The Procedure is a haunting and fascinating novel about two men who try to create life but fail. In the late sixteenth century, Rabbi Jehudah Löw, in order to guarantee the safety of the Jews in Prague, creates a golem by …

4741. Absolute Power

David Baldacci

Absolute Power is a 1996 book by David Baldacci, which was made into a 1997 film starring Clint Eastwood.

4742. Walking on Glass

Iain Banks

Walking on Glass is the second novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1985. Banks would go on to write several more novels before his death in 2013, including several acclaimed science fiction novels that formed the Culture series. Walking on Glass is formed of three …

4744. Fanny Hill

John Cleland

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, commonly known as Fanny Hill, has been shrouded in mystery and controversy since John Cleland completed it in 1749. The Bishop of London called the work 'an open insult upon Religion and good manners' and James Boswell referred to it as 'a most …

4747. Gridlinked

Neal Asher

Gridlinked is Neal Asher's first novel, published by the Macmillan Publishers imprint Pan Books in 2001. It contains elements of the technological inventiveness of hard science-fiction with a more contemporary political plotline. The novel follows the exploits of Earth Central …

4748. Common Sense

Thomas Paine

The publication of Thomas Paine's incendiary pamphlet, Common Sense, in January of 1776, proved the tipping point for America's Revolutionary War. Its eloquent and reasoned argument about the inherent unfairness of monarchic succession, and its catalog of abuses by the English …

4749. Damia's Children

Anne McCaffrey

A continuation of the chronicles of the Talents, begun in The Rowan and Damia. In the deeps of space, Mrdini scouts have crossed the path of three Hive ships - ships that are giant hulks of cell units, bearing the queens and workers out into space, to breed, multiply and destroy.

4750. Black: The Birth of Evil

Ted Dekker

Black: The Birth of Evil is a novel written by author Ted Dekker. It is the first book in the Circle Series, and is a part of the Books of History Chronicles.

4751. Sure of You

Armistead Maupin

"An old fashioned pleasure... there's been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel 100 years ago... Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter …

4753. Legends

Terry Pratchett

Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy is a 1998 anthology of 11 novellas by a number of noteworthy fantasy authors, edited by Robert Silverberg. All the stories were original to the collection, and set in the authors' established fictional worlds. The anthology …

4757. By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Agatha Christie

By The Pricking of My Thumbs is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1968 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at twenty-one shillings and the US …

4758. A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Roland Barthes

"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is A Lover's Discourse, a writing out of the discourse of love. This language—primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner—is unfashionable. Thought …

4759. The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker

Each hour, 75 women are raped in the United States, and every few seconds, a woman is beaten. Each day, 400 Americans suffer shooting injuries, and another 1,100 face criminals armed with guns. Author Gavin de Becker says victims of violent behavior usually feel a sense of fear …

4760. In the Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin is a 2011 non-fiction book by Erik Larson.

4761. Criss Cross

Lynne Rae Perkins

Criss Cross is a novel by Lynne Rae Perkins that won the 2006 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. It followed the character Debbie from her previous novel, All Alone in the Universe, but introduced several new characters, primarily her neighborhood friends …

4764. Venetia

Georgette Heyer

Venetia is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer set in England in 1818.

4765. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's …

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone is a 2006 book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran that takes a critical look at the civilian leadership of the American reconstruction project in Iraq. Centered mainly on the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority, within …

4766. Don't Move

Margaret Mazzantini

Called to the hospital when his fifteen-year-old daughter, Angela, is injured in a potentially fatal accident, a prominent surgeon sits and waits, silently confessing the affair he had the year Angela was born. As Timoteo’s tale begins, he’s driving to the beach house where his …

4767. Schooled

Gordon Korman

Schooled is a 2007 children's book written by Gordon Korman. It is about a hippie named Cap who comes to public school while his grandmother is in the hospital, and makes an impact on the school. It was the Intermediate Winner of the 2010 Young Reader's Choice Awards.

4768. The Magician's Elephant

Kate DiCamillo

The Magician's Elephant is the thirteenth book written by American author Kate Dicamillo. It was released on September 8, 2009

4769. Mrs. Kimble

Jennifer Haigh

Mrs. Kimble is Jennifer Haigh's debut novel. Covering several decades from the 1960s to the late 1990s, it is about a man who marries three women and in turn ruins each of their lives. Accordingly, the book is about three rather than just one "Mrs. Kimble." Mrs. Kimble won the …

4770. When the emperor was divine

Julie Otsuka

Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction It is four months after Pearl Harbour and overnight signs appear all over the United States instructing Japanese Americans to report to internment camps for the duration of the war. For one family it proves to be a nightmare of …

4771. The Cruelest Month

Louise Penny

When a group of villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil—until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death? Or was the victim somehow helped along? Enter Chief Inspector Armand …

4773. Lord Edgware Dies

Agatha Christie

Lord Edgware Dies is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1933 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Thirteen at Dinner. Before its book publication, the novel was …

4774. The Telling

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Telling is a 2000 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin set in her fictional universe of Hainish Cycle. The Telling is Le Guin's first follow-up novel set in the Hainish Cycle since her 1974 novel The Dispossessed. It tells the story of Sutty, a Terran sent to be an …

4775. The Ice Limit

Lincoln Child

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this …

4776. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a novel written by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson Ellis, first published in 2007. It tells the story of four gifted children, Reynie Muldoon, Sticky Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire, as they are formed into the …

4777. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Chris Crutcher

Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes is a young-adult fiction novel by Chris Crutcher. It has been recognized by the American Library Association as one of the "Best of the Best Books for Young Adults". It is also one of fifty books on Young Adult Library Services Association's The …

4778. Story of a Girl

Sara Zarr

When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend--Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past. With …

4779. Blood Price

Tanya Huff

Blood Price is the first novel in Tanya Huff's series about private investigator Victoria Nelson, her new, immortal helper, bastard son of Henry VIII, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, or simply, Henry Fitzroy, and her former lover and colleague Detective - …

4780. As She Climbed Across the Table

Jonathan Lethem

As She Climbed Across the Table is a 1997 novel by the American writer Jonathan Lethem. This satirical science fiction story is set on the fictional campus of Beauchamp University in Northern California. Particle physicist Alice Coombs rooms with narrator Philip Engstrand, an …

4781. Woman on the Edge of Time

Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time is a novel by Marge Piercy. It is considered a classic of utopian "speculative" science fiction as well as a feminist classic.

4782. Gil's All Fright Diner

A. Lee Martinez

Gil's All Fright Diner is an urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez first published in 2005.

4783. The Sculptress

Minette Walters

The Sculptress is a crime novel by English writer Minette Walters. She won an Edgar and a Macavity Award for the book. The novel was adapted as a BBC-TV series in 1996, starring Pauline Quirke as Olive Martin.

4784. Frenchman's Creek

Daphne du Maurier

"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS. Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts …

4785. Fallen Dragon

Peter F. Hamilton

Fallen Dragon is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton. It was first published in 2001 by Macmillan. It follows the adventures of the mercenary Lawrence Newton as he attempts to capture what he believes is a fabulous treasure, only to find something of much greater …

4787. The Divine Invasion

Philip K. Dick

The Divine Invasion is a BSFA Award nominated 1981 science fiction book by Philip K. Dick. It is the second book in the gnostic VALIS trilogy, and takes place in the indeterminate future, perhaps a century or more after VALIS. It was originally titled, "Valis Regained". After …

4788. Generation Kill

Evan Wright

Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series.Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of …

4789. Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard

In the exclusive Philadelphia suburb of Rosewood, Alison is the Queen Bee of her elite seventh grade hive. BFs Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily vie for her attention, even as each of them hides a hideous secret only Alison knows. So when Alison goes missing after a slumber party, …

4790. The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

FOLGER Shakespeare Library THE WORLD S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES Each edition includes Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene by scene plot …

4791. White Cat

Holly Black

White Cat is the first book in the The Curse Workers series about Cassel Sharpe, written by Holly Black. In this alternate world story, workers are rare people with magical abilities that sometimes run in families. Using their abilities requires skin contact and is illegal, …

4792. Diaspora

Greg Egan

Diaspora is a hard science fiction novel by the Australian writer Greg Egan which first appeared in print in 1997.

4793. Nanny Ogg's Cookbook

Terry Pratchett

'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the …

4795. Birthday Letters

Ted Hughes

Birthday Letters, published in 1998, is a collection of poetry by English poet and children's writer Ted Hughes. Released only months before Hughes's death, the collection won multiple prestigious literary awards. This collection of eighty-eight poems is widely considered to be …

4796. The Education of Little Tree

Forrest Carter

Forrest Carter, from the age of four or five, was inseparable from his part-Cherokee grandfather, who owned a farm and ran a country store nearby. Granpa called him Little Sprout; when he grew taller, he became Little Tree. From Granpa he absorbed the Cherokee ethic; to give …

4797. A Virtuous Woman

Kaye Gibbons

A Virtuous Woman is a novel by Kaye Gibbons. It was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in October 1997.

4798. O Cortiço

Aluisio Tancredo Goncalves de Azevedo

O Cortiço is an influential Brazilian novel written in 1890 by Aluísio Azevedo. The novel depicts a part of Brazil's culture in the late Nineteenth century, represented by a variety of colorful characters living in a single Rio de Janeiro slum. It is written with the intention …

4799. Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

Alastair Reynolds

Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days is a 2003 compilation of two science fiction novellas by writer Alastair Reynolds. Both are set in the Revelation Space universe, but are almost entirely unconnected with the plots of any of the novels in the same story arc.



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