The most popular books in English.

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

7601. The Atonement Child

Francine Rivers

The Atonement Child is a 1997 novel by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of unwanted pregnancy and abortion.

7602. The Sigma Protocol

Robert Ludlum

After phenomenal bestseller upon bestseller, Robert Ludlum's books still "dominate the field in adventure-drenched thrillers" (Chicago Tribune). Now Ludlum's books are at an all-time high in this new breakneck classic of international intrigue, terrifying deception, and two …

7603. Codex seraphinianus

Luigi Serafini

Codex Seraphinianus, originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978. The book is approximately 360 pages long, and …

7604. Coming into the Country

John McPhee

Coming into the Country is a 1976 book by John McPhee about Alaska and McPhee's travels through much of the state with bush pilots, prospectors, and settlers, as well as politicians and businesspeople who each interpret the state in different ways. One of his most widely read …

7605. Imago

Octavia E. Butler

The third book in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy.

7606. Being digital

Nicholas Negroponte

Being Digital is a non-fiction book about digital technologies and their possible future by technology author Nicholas Negroponte. It was originally published in January 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf. Being Digital provides a general history of several digital media technologies, many …

7607. Slan

A. E. van Vogt

Slan is legendary science fiction author A. E. Van Vogt's first and best-known novel, back in print from Tor Books's Orb imprint. The story is classic golden age science fiction: Jommy Cross is a slan, a genetically bred superhuman whose race was created to aid humanity but is …

7608. The Solitudes

John Crowley

The Solitudes is a 1987 Modern Fantasy novel by John Crowley. It is Crowley's fifth published novel and the first novel in the four-volume Ægypt Sequence. The novel follows Pierce Moffett, a college history professor in his retreat from ordinary, academic life to pastoral life …

7609. Diamond Mask

Julian May

Diamond Mask is a book published in 1994 that was written by Julian May.

7611. Dreadnought

Robert K. Massie

A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd …

7612. Tau Zero

Poul Anderson

Tau Zero is a hard science fiction novel by Poul Anderson. The novel was based upon the short story "To Outlive Eternity" appearing in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1967. It was first published in book form in 1970. The book is regarded as a quintessential example of "hard sci-fi", …

7613. The Polish Officer

Alan Furst

September, 1939. The invading German Wehrmacht blazes a trail of destruction across Poland. Warsaw is surrounded. France and Britain declare war, but do nothing to help. And a Polish resistance movement takes shape under the shadow of occupation, enlisting those willing to risk …

7614. From the Holy Mountain

William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain is a 1997 historical travel book by William Dalrymple that deals with the affairs of the Eastern Christians. Dalrymple's third book From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium saw him trace the ties of Eastern Orthodox congregations …

7616. The Alphabet of Manliness

Maddox

The Alphabet of Manliness is the debut book by American humorist and Internet personality Maddox, published in 2006. It reached the #2 position on the New York Times Best Seller List in the "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" category.

7618. The Treatment

Mo Hayder

The Treatment is a 2001 novel by British crime-writer Mo Hayder. The novel is based around the theme of pedophilia. It features her protagonist DI Jack Caffery.

7619. The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

The Harmony Silk Factory is Tash Aw's critically acclaimed first novel, set in 1940s British-ruled Malaya, which is now called Malaysia. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Whitbread Book Awards for First Novel Award.

7620. Maybe the Moon

Armistead Maupin

Maybe the Moon is a 1992 novel written by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin. The story Maupin describes as 'partly autobiographical', despite the main character being a female heterosexual Jewish dwarf. The character was also based on his friend Tamara De Treaux, who was …

7622. Darksaber

Kevin J. Anderson

Darksaber is a 1995 bestselling Star Wars novel written by Kevin J. Anderson. The novel is set immediately after Children of the Jedi and one year before Planet of Twilight in the Star Wars Expanded Universe timeline.

7623. The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

Lewis Thomas

Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden …

7624. Dreaming in Cuban

Cristina Garcia

Dreaming in Cuban is the first novel written by author Cristina García, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. This novel moves between Cuba and the United States featuring three generations of a single family. The novel focuses particularly on the women—Celia del Pino, …

7625. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Tony Judt

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 is a 2005 book by historian Tony Judt, the former Director of New York University's Erich Maria Remarque Institute. The book examines the history of Europe from the end of World War II in 1945 up to 2005. The book has won considerable …

7628. Flesh and Blood

Jonathan Kellerman

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal …

7629. Restoree

Anne McCaffrey

Restoree is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and her first book published. It is the story of a young woman who survives being abducted by aliens and finds a new life on another planet. Betty Ballantine edited Restoree which initiated a long relationship between …

7631. The Book of the Dun Cow

Walter Wangerin

The Book of the Dun Cow is a fantasy novel by Walter Wangerin, Jr.. It is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Book was named The New York Times Best …

7632. The Frog Princess

E. D. Baker

The Frog Princess is a children's novel by E. D. Baker, first published in 2002. The 2009 Disney film, The Princess and the Frog, is loosely based on this novel.

7636. The Postcard Killers

James Patterson

The Postcard Killers is a crime novel by Swedish writer Liza Marklund and American author James Patterson.

7637. Steel Beach

John Varley

Steel Beach is a 1993 novel by John Varley, a science fiction writer who has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times. Steel Beach is set in the same continuity as his 1998 The Golden Globe, set about ten years later. The same year it was nominated for both the Hugo …

7638. Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

Ever Since Darwin is a 1977 book by the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. Gould's first book of collected essays, it originated from his monthly column "This View of Life," published in Natural History magazine. Edwin Barber—who was then the editorial director for W. W. Norton …

7639. The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it is one of the longest poems in the English language and the origin of a …

7640. Jolie Blon's Bounce

James Lee Burke

Jolie Blon's Bounce is a book written by James Lee Burke.

7641. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Alan Sillitoe

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a short story collection by English author Alan Sillitoe.

7643. Life and Death in Shanghai

Nien Cheng

Life and Death in Shanghai is an autobiography published in November 1987[Published 1986-07-24, ISBN 0-246-12948-4,ISBN 978-0-246-12948-2 ] by Nien Cheng from exile in the United States which details Cheng's six-year imprisonment during the Cultural Revolution. The book tells …

7644. Blue of Noon

Georges Bataille

Blue of Noon is an erotic novella by Georges Bataille. Although Bataille completed the work in 1935, it was not published until Jean-Jacques Pauvert did so in 1957. Urizen Books published Harry Mathews' English-language translation in 1978. The book deals with both incest and …

7645. Icon

Frederick Forsyth

Icon is a thriller novel by British author Frederick Forsyth. Its plot centres on the politics of the Russian Federation in 1999, with an extremist party close to seizing power. Published by Bantam Books in September 1997, Icon became a New York Times Bestseller.

7646. The Dip

Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit is the tenth published book by Seth Godin. It is a 76 page book that illustrates the concept of "the dip"—a temporary setback that can be overcome with persistence—and how to recognize if you are within one worth pushing …

7647. The Girl of His Dreams

Donna Leon

Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries have won legions of fans for their evocative portraits of Venetian life. In her novels, food, family, art, history, and local politics play as central a role as an unsolved crime. In The Girl of His Dreams when a friend of …

7649. Dark Reunion

L. J. Smith

As a psychic, Bonnie has dreams of Elena in the Other World. But the dreams quickly turn frightening. There is a terrible new enemy stalking Fell’s Church, killing young girls. Meredith, Matt, and Bonnie use a summoning spell to call for Stefan and Damon — but whose side is …

7650. The Masqueraders

Georgette Heyer

The Masqueraders is a 1928 novel written by Georgette Heyer. It is set in Britain at a time shortly after the 1745 Jacobite Rising and is concerned with a family of adventurers and escaped Jacobites.

7651. Aspects of the Novel

Edward-Morgan Forster

Aspects of the Novel is a book compiled from a series of lectures delivered by E. M. Forster at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1927, in which he discussed the English language novel. By using examples from classic texts, he highlights the seven universal aspects of the novel: …

7652. The Female Man

Joanna Russ

The Female Man is a feminist science fiction novel written by Joanna Russ. It was originally written in 1970 and first published in 1975. Russ was an avid feminist and challenged sexist views during the 1970s with her novels, short stories, and nonfiction works. These works …

7653. Deryni Checkmate

Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Checkmate is a fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books as the forty-sixth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in May 1972, and has been reprinted a number of times since. The author released a …

7654. Saving Grace Cassette

Julie Garwood

Lady Johanna, a widow in thirteenth-century England, is thrust into another marriage of convenience but finds herself drawn to her gruff--yet gentle--husband.

7655. The Princess Diaries, Volume IV and 1/2: Project …

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume IV and 1/2: Project Princess is a young adult novel in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers and is the first novella in the series. Most princesses would prefer to …

7656. Blast from the Past

Ben Elton

Blast from the Past is a 1998 novel by Ben Elton, published by Bantam Press and later adapted into a stage performance by the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The plot centres on Polly Slade, an ordinary woman with a highly unordinary past, whose world is thrown into turmoil when the …

7658. Demons Don't Dream

Piers Anthony

Demons Don't Dream is the sixteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. The Companions of Xanth computer game was marketed in a box set along with this novel. The game and novel share a storyline in which Kim and Dug, two Mundane teenagers, play a mysterious computer game …

7661. Becoming Madame Mao

Anchee Min

Becoming Madame Mao is a historical novel by Anchee Min detailing the life of Jiang Qing. She became Madame Mao after her marriage to Mao Zedong. In this story Min tries to cast a sympathetic light on one of the most controversial political figures in the People's Republic of …

7663. Asterix and the Actress

Albert Uderzo

Asterix and the Actress is the 31st volume of the Asterix comic book series, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo.

7665. The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Charles Bukowski

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories is a collection of anecdotal short stories by American author Charles Bukowski. The stories are written in both the first and third-person, in Bukowski's trademark semi-autobiographical short prose style. In keeping with his …

7666. Indigo Slam

Robert Crais

Indigo Slam is a 1997 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the seventh in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole. It was nominated for the Shamus Award.

7670. Murder in the Mews

Agatha Christie

Murder in the Mews and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club on 15 March 1937 In the US, the book was published by Dodd, Mead and Company under the title Dead Man's Mirror in June 1937 with one …

7671. Kierkegaards Writings V16 Works of Love (Paper …

Søren Kierkegaard

Works of Love is a work by Søren Kierkegaard written in 1847. It is one of the works which he published under his own name, as opposed to his more famous "pseudonymous" works. Works of Love deals primarily with the Christian conception of agape love in contrast with erotic love …

7672. The Last Witchfinder

James K. Morrow

The Last Witchfinder is a 2006 historical fiction novel by James Morrow. The book was first published in hardback on March 14, 2006 through William Morrow and has subsequently been re-published in paperback format. The Last Witchfinder follows a young girl whose father works as …

7673. Ecotopia

Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston is a seminal utopian novel by Ernest Callenbach, published in 1975. The society described in the book is one of the first ecological utopias and was influential on the counterculture and the green movement in the 1970s and …

7674. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the …

Steve Hockensmith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a parody novel by Steve Hockensmith. It is a prequel to Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, focusing on "the early life and training of Elizabeth Bennet, heroine of the earlier Pride and …

7675. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

Charles Wheelan

"Clear, concise, informative, witty and, believe it or not, entertaining." ―Chicago Tribune Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of …

7676. Tex

Susan E. Hinton

Tex is a novel by S. E. Hinton, published in 1979. It was adapted to the film in 1982, which starred Matt Dillon. The book takes place in the same universe as Hinton's first book The Outsiders, but in a rural town called Garyville, Oklahoma, a fictional suburb of Tulsa. Tex and …

7678. Pluk van de Petteflet

Annie M.G. Schmidt

Tow-Truck Pluck is a children's book by Dutch writer Annie M.G. Schmidt. First published in 1971, it remains in print and is one of the most popular Dutch books for children, and the second most popular book by Schmidt. A radio drama based on the book was produced in 2002, and a …

7679. Thirteen Steps Down

Ruth Rendell

Thirteen Steps Down is a psychological thriller novel by Ruth Rendell. Its publication in the UK marked Rendell's 40th anniversary of being published, and all hardcover copies of the book had a special promotional notice on the cover celebrating this.

7681. A Stranger Is Watching

Mary Higgins Clark

Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law. But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's death will not still the …

7682. The Inverted World

Christopher Priest

The city is winched along tracks through a devastated land full of hostile tribes. Rails must be freshly laid ahead of the city and carefully removed in its wake. Rivers and mountains present nearly insurmountable challenges to the ingenuity of the city’s engineers. But if the …

7683. Expiration Date

Tim Powers

Expiration Date is a 1996 fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It was nominated for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards in 1996.

7685. Girl in Landscape

Jonathan Lethem

Girl in Landscape is a science fiction novel by Jonathan Lethem, originally published as a 280-page hardback in 1998, by Doubleday Publishing Group. It is said to evoke the classic Western film, The Searchers.

7687. Fear the Worst

Linwood Barclay

Fear The Worst is a novel written by Canadian author Linwood Barclay.

7688. Friends In High Places

Donna Leon

Commissario Brunetti beginnt seinen neunten Fall mit Ermittlungen in eigener Sache: Ein Beamter des Katasteramtes behauptet, die Wohnung der Familie Brunetti sei illegal gebaut worden. Dem Venezianer Brunetti, eigentlich ein unbestechlicher Vertreter des Rechtsstaates, ist …

7689. A Venetian Reckoning (= Death and Judgment)

Donna Leon

Set in Venice, and featuring the charismatic Commissario Guido Brunetti, this is the fourth novel in Donna Leon's critically acclaimed series.

7690. The Bird Artist

Howard Norman

Though judging a book by its cover is ill-advised, assessing The Bird Artist by its first paragraph is a safe bet. Howard Norman's second novel lives up to all expectations promised by the kind of beginning that makes a reader beg for more and then panic that the rest will not …

7691. Moderato Cantabile

Marguerite Duras

Moderato Cantabile is a novel by Marguerite Duras. It was very popular, selling half a million copies, and was the initial source of Duras's fame.

7692. Thérèse Desqueyroux

François Mauriac

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, …

7693. Tamar

Mal Peet

Tamar is a young-adult novel by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2005. Within a 1995 frame story, where a 15-year-old girl inherits papers and other mementos from her deceased grandfather, it is set in the occupied Netherlands near the end of the Second World War; there it …

7694. En komikers uppväxt

Jonas Gardell

En komikers uppväxt is a 1992 novel by Swedish writer Jonas Gardell. The novel was the basis of a 1992 Swedish TV miniseries in three parts, also called En komikers uppväxt. On 13 April 2000, the book was given as a gift from the National Agency for Education, Svenska …

7695. We Few

David Weber

We Few is the fourth novel in the science fiction Empire of Man series by David Weber and John Ringo. It tells the story of how Prince Roger MacClintock and his remaining bodyguards of the Empress' Own Regiment have finally made their way off Marduk and must now try to retake …

7697. Museum of Terror, Volume 1: Tomie

Junji Ito

After discovering that she is pregnant with his child, Tomie's teacher, Mr. Takagi, kills Tomie and has the class help him divide her body and dispose of it in various locations, never expecting that she might come back.

7698. The Last Book in the Universe

Rodman Philbrick

The Last Book in the Universe is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Rodman Philbrick. Set in a cyberpunk dystopia, its protagonist and narrator is a teenage boy named Spaz who suffers from epilepsy.

7699. Sky Burial

Xinran

Sky Burial is a 2004 novel by Xue Xinran, her second. Xue is a British-Chinese journalist who writes for The Guardian. Sky Burial was listed in the Los Angeles Times as one of their favorite non-fiction books of 2005.

7700. The Ambler Warning

Robert Ludlum

The Ambler Warning is a Robert Ludlum spy thriller set in part on Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia. Left as an incomplete manuscript by Ludlum's death in 2001, the author's estate hired an author and an editor to finalize the manuscript for …

7702. Una mort molt dolça

Simone de Beauvoir

A very easy death is a 1964 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

7705. The Long Song

Andrea Levy

The Long Song by Andrea Levy is an historical novel that was the recipient of the Orange Prize and Walter Scott Prize.

7706. The Eagles' Brood

Jack Whyte

The Eagles' Brood is a 1994 historical novel by Jack Whyte set in Post-Roman Britain. It is the third in Whyte's series The Camulod Chronicles. The novel develops the relationship between Merlyn and Uther as the two become military leaders of Camulod.

7707. Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series. Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, New York Times bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system. Two …

7709. An Object of Beauty

Steve Martin

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma …

7710. Demolition Angel

Robert Crais

Demolition Angel is a 2000 stand-alone thriller by Robert Crais. It centers on Carol Starkey, a Detective-2 with LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Section, who later joins Crais' Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series in The Last Detective. Demolition Angel was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark …

7711. Rebecca's Tale

Sally Beauman

Rebecca's Tale is a 2001 novel by British author Sally Beauman. The book is a sequel to the Daphne du Maurier novel Rebecca and is officially approved by the Du Maurier estate. It continues the original plot and is also roughly consistent with the 1993 sequel Mrs de Winter by …

7713. Chart Throb

Ben Elton

Chart Throb is a 2006 novel by Ben Elton. It was released in hardback on 6 November 2006 in the UK, and 9 January 2007 in the US. It is a satire of The X Factor/Pop Idol-style reality TV programmes.

7714. Twelve

Nick McDonell

Twelve is a 2002 novel by Nick McDonell about drug addiction, violence and sex among mainly wealthy Manhattan teenagers. The title refers to a new designer drug. The drug is referred to as a cross between cocaine and ecstasy.

7715. Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: It is difficult to read the opening pages of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs without feeling melancholic. Jobs retired at the end of August and died about six weeks later. Now, just weeks after his death, you can open the book that …

7716. Couples

John Updike

One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life of the “post-Pill paradise.” It chronicles the …

7717. The Physics of Star Trek

Lawrence M. Krauss

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What's the difference between a holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? What's the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? What is antimatter, and why does the Enterprise need it? Are time loops …

7718. What Happens in London (Bevelstoke, 2)

Julia Quinn

Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of LondonWhen Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, …

7719. Phineas Finn

Anthony Trollope

Phineas Finn is a novel by Anthony Trollope and the name of its leading character. The novel was first published as a monthly serial from October 1867 to May 1868 in St Paul's Magazine. It is the second of the "Palliser" series of novels. Its sequel, Phineas Redux, is the fourth …

7720. Murphy

Samuel Beckett

Murphy, first published in 1938, is an avant-garde novel as well as the third work of prose fiction by the Irish author and dramatist Samuel Beckett. The book was Beckett's second published prose work after the short-story collection More Pricks than Kicks and his unpublished …

7721. Uniform Justice (A Commissario Guido Brunetti …

Donna Leon

In der Militärakademie von San Martino wird der Kadett Ernesto Moro, Spross eines hochrangigen und für seine Geradlinigkeit bekannten Politikers, im Waschraum erhängt aufgefunden. Selbstmord? Nicht so für Commissario Brunetti, dem dieser Fall unerwartet an die Nieren geht. Als …

7722. Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti …

Donna Leon

Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery is a book by Donna Leon.

7723. Sharpe's Company

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Company is the thirteenth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1982. The story is set January to August 1812 featuring the Siege of Badajoz during the Peninsular War.

7726. Chronic City

Jonathan Lethem

Chronic City is a novel by American author Jonathan Lethem.

7727. House Made of Dawn

N. Scott Momaday

House Made of Dawn is a novel by N. Scott Momaday, widely credited as leading the way for the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and has also been noted for its significance in Native American …

7729. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So …

David Landes

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are So Rich and Some So Poor, published in 1998, is a book by the late David Landes, formerly Emeritus Professor of Economics and former Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. In it, Landes elucidates the reasons why some …

7730. Mohawk

Richard Russo

Mohawk is a 1986 novel written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo.

7731. Automated Alice

Jeff Noon

Automated Alice is a fantasy novel by British author Jeff Noon, first published in 1996. The book follows Alice's travels to a future Manchester city populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and a vanishing cat. The book was written as both the third book in the Vurt series and …

7732. Coalescent

Stephen Baxter

Coalescent is a science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is part one of the Destiny's Children series. The story is set in two main time periods: modern Britain, when George Poole finds that he has a previously unknown sister and follows a trail to a mysterious and ancient …

7734. Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present

Cory Doctorow

Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present is a collection of previously published science fiction short stories and novellas by Cory Doctorow. This is Doctorow's second published collection, following A Place So Foreign and Eight More. Each story includes an introduction by the …

7735. Hart's Hope

Orson Scott Card

Hart's Hope is a fantasy novel by Orson Scott Card, written in second person.

7736. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Ben Sherwood

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a 2004 novel by Ben Sherwood. It is a fictional fable about an extraordinary experience of a man called Charlie St. Cloud who is resuscitated following a car accident that kills his brother.

7738. The Boy Who Dared

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old …

7739. Passage to Dawn

R. A. Salvatore

Passage to Dawn is the fourth and final book of R. A. Salvatore's Legacy of the Drow series.

7740. The Chimney-sweeper's Boy

Ruth Rendell

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy is a novel by Barbara Vine, pseudonym of British author Ruth Rendell.

7742. A World Out of Time

Larry Niven

A World Out of Time is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven and published in 1976. It is set outside the Known Space universe of many of Niven's stories, but is otherwise fairly representative of his 1970s hard science fiction novels. The main part of the novel was originally …

7743. Fortune's Fool

Mercedes Lackey

Fortune's Fool is a fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey, published in 2007 and is the third book in the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. As in the previous book, One Good Knight, characters from the first and second are either mentioned or appear as secondary characters.

7745. Labor Day

Joyce Maynard

Labor Day is a coming-of-age novel published in 2009 by American author Joyce Maynard.

7746. Dark angel

V. C. Andrews

Dark Angel is a book written by V. C. Andrews in 1986. It is the second book in the Casteel Series.

7747. The Emerald City of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth of L. Frank Baum's fourteen Land of Oz books. It was also adapted into a Canadian animated film in 1987. Originally published on July 20, 1910, it is the story of Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em coming to live in Oz permanently. …

7748. Tandia

Bryce Courtenay

Tandia is Bryce Courtenay's 1992 sequel to his own best-selling novel The Power of One. It follows the story of a young woman, Tandia, who was brutally raped and then banished from her own home. Tandia later meets up with Peekay, the protagonist from The Power of One and their …

7749. Stori Telling

Tori Spelling

The star of Beverly Hills 90210 offers a hilarious, insightful memoir about growing up on America’s favorite teen drama and her life after the show.She was television's most famous virgin -- and, as Aaron Spelling's daughter, arguably its most famous case of nepotism. Portraying …

7751. Mindless Eating

Brian Wansink

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think is a nonfiction book by Cornell University consumer behavior professor Brian Wansink. Based upon award-winning research discoveries at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, the book was cited by the National Action Against Obesity as …

7752. Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on …

Edvard Radzinsky

Stalin, a biography of Joseph Stalin by Edvard Radzinsky, reflects details from Russia's secret archives. The book provides new insights into Stalin's career, as the author gained access to previously unavailable Russian archives.

7753. The Chameleon's Shadow

Minette Walters

From the author of The Devil's Feather comes a haunting psychological thriller about a scarred Iraq war veteran whose physical trauma may reflect the inner turmoil of a killer.Somewhere in the endless, deadly desert between Basra and Baghdad, Lieutenant Charles Acland's convoy …

7754. Who Am I and If So How Many?: A Journey Through Your …

Richard David Precht

There are many books about philosophy, but Who Am I? And If So How Many? is different from the rest. Never before has anyone introduced readers so expertly and, at the same time, so light-heartedly and elegantly to the big philosophical questions. Drawing on neuroscience, …

7755. The Einstein Intersection

Samuel R. Delany

The Einstein Intersection is a 1967 science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1967 and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968. Delany's intended title for the book was A Fabulous, Formless Darkness. The novel is …

7756. Gods of Riverworld

Philip José Farmer

Gods of Riverworld is a science fiction novel, the fifth and last in the series of Riverworld books by Philip José Farmer. It was reprinted in 1998 by Del Rey under the title The Gods of Riverworld. This book concludes the chronicles of the adventures of such diverse characters …

7757. Gray's Anatomy

Henry Gray

The leg bone's connected to the hip bone, and so on. For many of us, anatomy can seem intimidating and unrewarding, but the right teacher can clear such feelings away in a heartbeat. Our fascination with our bodies is a powerful force, and once we start looking, we find that …

7759. The Revolution: A Manifesto

Ron Paul

Available in paperback for the first time.This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To.The government is expanding. Taxes are increasing. More senseless wars are being planned. Inflation is ballooning. Our basic freedoms are disappearing.The Founding Fathers didn't want any of this. …

7760. Ordeal by Innocence

Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious …

7762. A Winter Haunting

Dan Simmons

A Winter Haunting is a 2002 horror novel by American writer Dan Simmons. It was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy novel in 2003.

7764. Just in Case

Meg Rosoff

Just in Case is a young-adult novel by Meg Rosoff published by Penguin in 2006. Its adolescent protagonist David Case spends the majority of the book attempting to avoid fate. Rosoff won the annual Carnegie Medal, recognising the year's best children's book published in the U.K. …

7765. Terra!

Stefano Benni

In the year 2157, during the nuclear winter of six atomic wars, a bizarre collection of irreverent representatives of the remaining superpowers competes in a frenzied space race to reach Terra, the planet that promises the new Eden

7766. Fates Worse Than Death

Kurt Vonnegut

Fates Worse than Death, subtitled An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s, is a 1991 collection of essays, speeches, and other previously uncollected writings by author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.. In the introduction to the book, Vonnegut acknowledges that the book is similar to an …

7767. Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of …

7769. The Bears' Famous Invasion Of Sicily

Lemony Snicket

One terrible winter, King Leander leads his troop of bears down the mountains of Sicily in search of food. Along their treacherous and sometimes heartbreaking journey, the bears encounter an army of wild boars, a wily professor who may or may not be a magician, ghosts, snarling …

7770. K-Pax

Gene Brewer

K-PAX is the name of the first novel in the K-PAX series by Gene Brewer. The series deals with the experiences on Earth of a man named Prot. It is written in the first person from the point of view of Prot's psychiatrist. K-PAX was adapted into a theatrical film by the same …

7771. Beasts

Joyce Carol Oates

Penzler Pick, January 2002: OK, OK. I know it looks like a conflict of interest, or favoritism, or nepotism, or some -ism or another that appears to be unethical. But it's not. Honestly. Since I've been creating "Penzler's Picks" for Amazon.com I've never reviewed any of the …

7772. A Civil Contract

Georgette Heyer

A Civil Contract is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1961. Set in 1814-1815, it is also a historical novel and follows the general pattern of storytelling of Heyer's other novels. The romantic plot centers on a viscount who reluctantly enters a …

7773. The Lark & the Wren

Mercedes Lackey

The Lark & the Wren is a book published in 1992 that was written by Mercedes Lackey.

7774. Florida Roadkill

Tim Dorsey

Florida Roadkill is the first book in the unnamed series of books by Tim Dorsey which were centered on his character Serge Storms. It was published in 1999 by William Morrow and Company, an imprint of HarperCollins. Note that although Triggerfish Twist was written several years …

7776. The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge

Jean-François Lyotard

The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge is a 1979 book by Jean-François Lyotard, in which he analyzes the notion of knowledge in postmodern society as the end of 'grand narratives' or metanarratives, which he considers a quintessential feature of modernity. The book …

7777. Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

Milan Kundera

The Curtain is a seven-part essay by Milan Kundera, along with The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed composing a type of trilogy of book-length essays on the European novel. The Curtain was originally published as "Le Rideau", in French in April 2005 by Gallimard. It is …

7779. A Fall of Moondust

Arthur C. Clarke

A Fall of Moondust is a hard science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1961. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was the first science fiction novel selected to become a Reader's Digest Condensed Book.

7782. Aftermath

Peter Robinson

Aftermath is the twelfth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first published in 2001 and has been reprinted a number of times since. The novel became the basis of the pilot episode …

7784. Cain

José Saramago

Cain is the final novel by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago; it was first published in 2009. The novel is told through the eyes of Cain as he witnesses passages from the Bible that add to his increasing hatred of God.

7785. Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock is a 2009 young-adult fantasy novel by Melina Marchetta. It follows the story of Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian who have been away from home for ten years, since the royal family was killed. But when he is told that the heir to the throne is still …

7787. In Search of the Miraculous

P. D. Ouspensky

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching is a 1949 book by Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky which recounts his meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff. It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff's system of …

7788. The Left Hand of God

Paul Hoffman

The Left Hand of God is a fantasy novel written by Paul Hoffman and first released in 2010. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 903 libraries. It is the first book in a trilogy with the same name. The second book is The Last Four Things, published in 2011, and the third …

7789. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

R. A. Salvatore

The Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization was written by R. A. Salvatore and published on 23 April 2002 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. It includes much expansion of scenes and also many scenes which were cut from the movie. …

7791. Demon

John Varley

Demon is a Locus nominated 1984 science fiction novel by John Varley. It is the third and final book in his Gaea Trilogy.

7792. Avenger

Frederick Forsyth

Avenger is a political thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth published in September 2003. This was adapted for television in the 2006 film Avenger starring Sam Elliott.

7793. Our Game

John le Carré

Our Game is a novel by John le Carré published in 1995. The title refers to Winchester College Football, as the two main characters were at Winchester long before the setting of the novel.

7794. Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré

Our Kind of Traitor is a novel published in 2010 by the British novelist John le Carré about a Russian money launderer seeking to defect to the UK after a close friend of his had been killed by the new leadership of his own criminal brotherhood.

7795. The Death of Faith

Donna Leon

Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario's door. Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients. Is she creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation, or is there a more …

7796. Gender Trouble

Judith Butler

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity is a 1990 book by philosopher Judith Butler. Influential in academic feminism and queer theory, it is credited with creating the notion of gender performativity. It is considered to be one of the canonical texts of queer …

7797. Snakecharm

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Snakecharm is the second book in The Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. It is narrated by Zane Cobriana, Diente of the serpiente people and alistair to Danica Shardae, Tuuli Thea of the avians. This book relates what happens after Zane and Danica's marriage ends the …

7799. Hostage

Robert Crais

Hostage is a 2001 thriller novel by Robert Crais, set in fictional Bristo Bay, California, about a small town police chief named Jeff Talley with memories of a failed hostage situation, who must negotiate the same type of situation in his own town if he wants his own family to …

7800. The Mirador

Sarah Monette

The Mirador is a fantasy novel by Sarah Monette. It is the third book of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which includes Mélusine, The Virtu, and Corambis.



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