The most popular books in English
from 8401 to 8600

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.

8402. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a 2002 non-fiction book by journalist Chris Hedges. In the book, Hedges draws on classical literature and his experiences as a war correspondent to argue that war seduces entire societies, creating fictions that the public believes and …

8403. Belles on Their Toes

Frank B. Gilbreth

Belles on Their Toes is a 1950 book written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. This book was the follow-up to the 1948 book Cheaper by the Dozen which covered the period before Frank Gilbreth Sr died. The title is an allusion to the nursery rhyme Ride a …

8404. Technopoly

Neil Postman

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology is a book by Neil Postman published in 1992 that describes the development and characteristics of a "technopoly". He defines a technopoly as a society in which technology is deified, meaning “the culture seeks its authorisation …

8405. The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie

Jaclyn Moriarty

PERFECT. adj. 1. being entirely without fault or defect: flawless. 2. Bindy Mackenzie, student at Ashbury High. 3. Jaci Moriarty's murderously funny follow-up to THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS.Bindy Mackenzie is the smartest girl at Ashbury High. She memorizes class outlines to …

8406. The Midnight Palace

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Midnight Palace is a 1994 novel written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

8408. A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections …

Alberto Manguel

While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world in which he was living. An article in the daily paper would suddenly be illuminated by a passage in the novel; a …

8409. Silent to the Bone

E. L. Konigsburg

Silent to the Bone is a novel by E. L. Konigsburg for the "middle ages" or for young adults. It is a companion to The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, a fifteen-years prequel published four years later. Acting as a best friend, therapist and detective, young Connor Kane with his …

8410. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Ayelet Waldman

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is a novel by Ayelet Waldman and released in 2006.

8412. The Story Girl

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has …

8413. The Prince: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, …

Nicolas Machiavel

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus. However, the printed version was not published until …

8415. Variable Star

Robert A. Heinlein

Variable Star is a 2006 novel written by Spider Robinson based on the surviving seven pages of an eight-page 1955 novel outline by the late Robert A. Heinlein. The book is set in a divergent offshoot of Heinlein's Future History and contains many references to works by Heinlein …

8416. Niels Lyhne

Jens Peter Jacobsen

Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women—including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend—his search for purpose becomes a yielding …

8417. Polaris

Jack McDevitt

Polaris is a Nebula Award-nominated science fiction mystery novel by Jack McDevitt. It is the second book of his Alex Benedict series. Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his employee, Chase Kolpath, become involved in a mystery involving the disappearance of the passengers and …

8418. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by …

8419. Omega

Jack McDevitt

Omega is a book by Jack McDevitt that won the John W. Campbell Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2004. The mystery surrounding the destructive "Omega Clouds" is left unexplored until Omega.

8420. Fantasy in Death

Nora Roberts

Fantasy in Death is a book written by J.D. Robb

8421. Chanur's Homecoming

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Chanur's Homecoming is a book published in 1986 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

8422. Charity Girl

Georgette Heyer

Charity Girl is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1970.

8423. Auntie Mame

Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame is a 1955 novel by Patrick Dennis chronicling the madcap adventures of a boy, Patrick, growing up as the ward of the sister of his dead father. The book is inspired by Dennis' real life eccentric aunt, Marion Tanner, whose life and outlook mirrored those of Mame. The …

8424. Peter Pan in Scarlet

Geraldine McGaughrean

Peter Pan in Scarlet is a novel by Geraldine McCaughrean. It is marketed as the "official sequel" to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, authorised by Great Ormond Street Hospital, to whom Barrie granted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929. McCaughrean was …

8426. Harry, A History

Melissa Anelli

A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does …

8431. Porterhouse Blue

Tom Sharpe

Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. There was a Channel 4 TV series in 1987 based on the novel, adapted by Malcolm Bradbury. The novel itself has a sequel, Grantchester Grind, but Porterhouse Blue has a stand-alone plot.

8432. The Beatles: The Biography

Robert Steven Spitz

The Beatles: The Biography is the name of a 2005 biography of the 1960s rock band The Beatles written by Bob Spitz. It was first published by Little, Brown and Company on November 1, 2005.

8433. You get so alone at times that it just makes sense

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.

8434. Ninth Grade Slays

Heather Brewer

Ninth Grade Slays is a novel by Heather Brewer, and the second of five books in the The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod collection. It is a continuation of the first book: Eighth Grade Bites. Vladimir Tod faces new problems such as the bullied Edgar Poe trying to prove Vlad is a …

8435. Necroscope II: Wamphyri

Brian Lumley

Not the end of life, Harry Keogh discovered--and not the end of his battle against he terrible evil of vampires.In a secluded English village, Yulian Bodescu plots his takeover of the world. Imbued with a vampire's powers before his birth, Bodescu rules men's minds and bodies …

8437. Fires on the Plain

Ivan Morris

"Written with precise skill and beautifully controlled power. The translation by Ivan Morris is outstanding." —The New York Times**Winner of the 1952 Yomiuri Prize**This haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Fires on the Plain is set on …

8438. Fallen Hearts

V. C. Andrews

Fallen Hearts is the third out of five books in V.C. Andrews's Casteel Series. Started writing by Andrews and finished by her ghostwriter Neiderman. The book was published under Andrews's name.

8439. Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What …

Matt Ridley

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes us Human is a 2003 book written by Matt Ridley that discusses the interaction between environment and genes and how they affect human development. It has been republished as The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture.

8440. Utz

Bruce Chatwin

Utz is a novel written by the British author Bruce Chatwin, first published in 1988. The novel follows the fortunes of Kaspar Utz who lives in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Utz is a collector of Meissen porcelain and finds a way to travel outside the eastern bloc to …

8441. Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the …

8442. The Wars

Timothy Findley

The Wars is a 1977 novel by Timothy Findley that tells the story of a young Canadian officer in World War I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross tries to escape both his grief over his sister's death and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society by enlisting in the …

8443. Before the dawn: recovering the lost history of our …

Nicholas Wade

Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors is a non-fiction book by Nicholas Wade, a science reporter for The New York Times. It was published in 2006 by the Penguin Group. By drawing upon research on the human genome, the book attempts to piece together what …

8446. The Kings of Clonmel

John Flanagan

The Kings of Clonmel is the eighth novel in the Ranger's Apprentice series by Australian author John Flanagan. It was released in Australia on 4 November 2008.

8447. Open Veins of Latin America

Eduardo Galeano

A wide-ranging historical account of the social, political, and particularly economic development of a continent seemingly ravaged by the unbridled exploitation of major capitalist countries bent on turning Latin American resources into their own economic gain. Bibliogs.

8450. South of No North

Charles Bukowski

South of No North is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, the so-called "Poet Laureate of Skid Row", originally published in 1973 as South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press. South of No North also is a play that debuted …

8451. Understanding Power

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have …

8452. Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful …

Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army is a book written by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, published by Nation Books in 2007, as a history and analysis of Blackwater USA, now called Academi. It won a George Polk Book Award.

8454. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

8455. The Log from the Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck

The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California, with his friend, the marine …

8456. The Everlasting Man

G. K. Chesterton

The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilization as a seamless development from …

8457. The Thought Gang

Tibor Fischer

A black comedy in the grand tradition of word-drunk intellectuals-en-dementia, The Thought Gang follows the larcenous adventures of blackout alcoholic philosopher Eddie Coffin, who, in the wake of scandal, flees his professorship in England to begin the next logical step in his …

8460. The Return of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Return of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine New Story Magazine in the issues for June through December 1913; the first book edition was published …

8461. One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

Christopher Brookmyre

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night is the fourth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre.

8462. Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird is a young adult novel by American author Kathryn Erskine about a girl with Asperger syndrome coping with the loss of her brother. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

8464. Henry Huggins

Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins is the first book in the Henry Huggins series of children's novels, written by Beverly Cleary. Henry is an ordinary boy who manages to get into funny scrapes with his dog Ribsy. First published in 1950, it was originally illustrated by Louis Darling. This book was …

8466. Thirsty

M.T. Anderson

Thirsty is a horror novel written by M. T. Anderson. It is set in modern Clayton, Massachusetts. The main character, Christopher, just wants a normal life; to date his crush Rebecca Schwartz, stay up late, and other teenager things. Unfortunately, Chris has much more to worry …

8468. City of Quartz

Mike Davis

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles is a 1990 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles has been shaped by different powerful forces in its history. The book opens with Davis visiting the ruins of the socialist community of Llano, organized in …

8469. Now Wait for Last Year

Philip K. Dick

Now Wait for Last Year is a 1966 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It's 2055 and Earth is caught between two galactic powers in an interstellar conflict. Dr. Eric Sweetscent and his wife Kathy get addicted to a powerful drug that appears to cause time travel. The doctor's …

8470. Viriconium

M. John Harrison

Viriconium is an omnibus collection of the entire Viriconium sequence by M. John Harrison. It consists of the three novels, and all the short stories from the collection Viriconium Nights. It was published in 2000 by Orion Books as volume 7 of their Fantasy Masterworks series. …

8471. Deepsix

Jack McDevitt

Deepsix is a novel by American science fiction author Jack McDevitt.

8474. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Francis Chan

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God is a 2008 New York Times bestselling Christian book written by Francis Chan and published by David C Cook. It is co-authored by Danae Yankoski with a foreword by Chris Tomlin. The book inspired the titular song for the album Crazy Love …

8478. Enchantress from the Stars

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Enchantress from the Stars is a young-adult science fiction novel by Sylvia Engdahl, published by Atheneum Books in 1970. It was her first or second book and the first of five set in the Anthropology Service universe. Its sequel The Far Side of Evil features the same heroine, …

8481. The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal is the twelfth book in the Cat Who series of mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1991.

8486. The Heritage of Hastur

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage of Hastur is a science-fiction novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975. It is notable for its exploration of sexual themes, particularly the view that homosexuality is a …

8487. 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. …

8488. Deliver Us From Evil

David Baldacci

David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVILEvan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . …

8490. Blacklist

Sara Paretsky

Blacklist is a 2003 novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her popular protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski. It won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.

8491. Impact

Douglas Preston

Impact is a science fiction thriller novel by American writer Douglas Preston, published on January 5, 2010 by Forge Books. The novel is the third book in the Wyman Ford series.

8492. Toxin

Robin Cook

Toxin is a 1998 suspense thriller written by Robin Cook. It tells the story of a doctor whose daughter is infected with E. coli and his investigation into how she contracted it and his battle to save her life and discover the source of her illness.

8493. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

Connie Willis

In Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, author Connie Willis provides a variety of feelings and experiences. These stories are not as varied in emotional tone as her other collections, because they are in keeping with the spirit and theme of Christmas: Miracle Inn In Coppelius's …

8497. Rascal

Sterling North

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era, often referred to as Rascal, is a 1963 children's book by Sterling North about his childhood in Wisconsin.

8499. Sanditon

Jane Austen

In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece--often considered her most modern and exciting novel--gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon …

8500. Succubus Heat

Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus... …which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she’s been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon Jerome, decides to “outsource” Georgina to a rival—and …

8503. Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition

Clamp (manga artists)

Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition is a book written by CLAMP.

8504. Dead and Loving It

MaryJanice Davidson

Dead and Loving It is a paranormal/romance story collection by MaryJanice Davidson containing characters from both the Undead and Wyndham werewolf series.

8505. The Graduate

Charles Webb

The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman -- and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway -- this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and …

8506. Powder and Patch

Georgette Heyer

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable!" -SUNDAY TELEGRAPHFor her, he would do anything...Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated …

8507. Dancing at Midnight

Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Happens in London and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, dazzles in Dancing at Midnight, a romance that brings together a bluestocking lady and a wounded war hero. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = …

8508. Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry S.)

Guillaume Apollinaire

Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century’s history and consciousness. Champion of “cubism”, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) fashions in verse the sonic equivalent of what Picasso …

8509. The Pyramid

Ismail Kadare

From the Albanian writer who has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of ancient Egypt, a work that is at once a historical novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled state power. It is 2600 BC. The Pharaoh Cheops is inclined to forgo the …

8510. X12 Sea of Troubles Dumpbin

Donna Leon

The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the …

8511. What Am I Doing Here

Bruce Chatwin

What Am I Doing Here is a book by British Author Bruce Chatwin and contains a collection of essays, profiles and travel stories from his life. It was the last book published during Chatwin's life and draws on various experiences from it. These experiences include trekking in …

8512. El amante de la China del Norte

Marguerite Duras

Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels, The North China Lover is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras’s adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay for The Lover, this later novel, …

8513. A Woman of Substance

Barbara Taylor Bradford

A celebration of an indomitable spirit, here is New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream--and to triumph against all odds...In the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley Hall. There, Emma …

8514. Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

Stefan Zweig

Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman is a dramatic account of the …

8515. The Penultimate Truth

Philip K. Dick

The Penultimate Truth is a 1964 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The story is set in a future where the bulk of humanity is kept in large underground shelters. The people are told that World War III is being fought above them, when in reality the war …

8516. Anna Karenina (Vol. 1)

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's …

8517. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of …

Charles Mackay

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". …

8518. Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to …

Stephen Jay Gould

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin is a 1996 book by evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould. It was released in the UK as Life's Grandeur, with the same subtitle and with an additional 8-page introduction entitled "A Baseball Primer for British Readers".

8519. The Northern Clemency

Philip Hensher

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: The Northern Clemency begins at the perimeter of a late-summer party, amidst a din of neighbors gossiping one moment and navigating awkward silences the next. But once you encounter the Glover family--in particular, their languidly …

8521. When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Harold Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a 1978 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book one of the principal problems of theodicy, the conundrum of why, if the universe was created and is governed by a God who is of a good and loving nature, …

8523. Exile's song

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Exile’s Song is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Adrienne Martine-Barnes in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1996. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the second age post-Comyn and …

8524. Annie John

Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John, a novel written by Jamaica Kincaid in 1985, details the growth of a girl in Antigua, an island in the Caribbean. It covers issues as diverse as mother-daughter relationships, lesbianism, racism, clinical depression, education, and the struggle between medicine based …

8525. I Will Bear Witness, Volume 1: A Diary of the Nazi …

Victor Klemperer

I Will Bear Witness, Volume 1: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 is a book by Victor Klemperer.

8526. McTeague

Frank Norris

McTeague is a novel by Frank Norris, first published in 1899. It tells the story of a couple's courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and greed. The book was the basis for the films McTeague and …

8527. Waiting for Snow in Havana

Carlos Eire

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is a 2003 book by Carlos Eire and winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book is autobiographical,about the author's experiences as part of Operation Peter Pan.

8528. The Children's Hospital

Chris Adrian

The Children's Hospital is the second novel by Chris Adrian, published on August 22, 2006 by McSweeney's.

8529. The Black Obelisk

Erich Maria Remarque

The Black Obelisk is a novel written in 1956 by the German author Erich Maria Remarque. This novel paints a portrait of Germany in the early 1920s, a period marked by hyperinflation and rising nationalism. Ludwig, the protagonist, is in his mid twenties; just like most of his …

8530. On the Eve

Ivan Turgenev

On the Eve is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev embellishes this love story with observations on middle class life and interposes some art and philosophy. Nikolay Dobrolyubov was …

8532. Lord of the Silver Bow

David Gemmell

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow is a 2005 historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming part of his Troy Series. According to WorldCat it is found in over 650 libraries. Backcover blurb: Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young …

8533. Dragon's Egg

Robert L. Forward

Dragon's Egg is a hard science fiction novel written by Robert L. Forward and published in 1980. In the story, Dragon's Egg is a neutron star with a surface gravity 67 billion times that of Earth, and inhabited by cheela, intelligent creatures the size of a sesame seed who live, …

8534. The Bottoms

Joe R. Lansdale

The Bottoms is an Edgar Award winning suspense novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

8535. Firesong

William Nicholson

Firesong is a book written by William Nicholson first published in 2002, and is the third part of the Wind On Fire trilogy.

8536. The Drifters

James A. Michener

The Drifters is a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, published in 1971 by Random House. The novel follows six young characters from diverse backgrounds and various countries as their paths meet and they travel together through parts of Spain, Portugal, …

8538. Black Coffee: A Hercule Poirot Novel

Agatha Christie

Black Coffee is a novelisation by the Australian-born writer and opera expert Charles Osborne of the 1930 play of the same name by crime fiction author Agatha Christie. The novelisation was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins on 2 November 1998 and in the …

8539. A Test of Wills

Charles Todd

A Test of Wills is a book written by Charles Todd.

8540. The Discworld Companion

Terry Pratchett

The Discworld Companion is an encyclopaedia of the Discworld fictional universe created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. The book compiles a precise definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld …

8542. Andorra

Max Frisch

Reissue of this Methuen classic to tie in with a major new productionThe republic of Andorra is invaded by totalitarian forces. The populace capitulates to the anti-Semitism of the aggressor and betrays Andri, the foundling son of the local schoolmaster. But Andri it seems, is …

8543. The Christopher Killer

Alane Ferguson

The Christopher Killer is a novel by Alane Ferguson set in the small town of Silverton, Colorado. The book centers around Cameryn who is the assistant to her coroner father. It was released on May 4, 2006 in the United States. The book was an Edgar Award Nominee in 2007. It is …

8544. Better Than Sex

Hunter S. Thompson

Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie is a 1994 book written by American author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson. In Volume IV of The Gonzo Papers series of books, Thompson details his reactions to the 1992 election of Bill Clinton as U.S. President, as well as …

8545. The American Girl

Monika Fagerholm

The American Girl is a 2005 novel by author Monika Fagerholm. It won the August Prize in 2005.

8547. The Old Gringo (Vol 2)

Carlos Fuentes

The Old Gringo is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, written from 1964 to 1984 and first published in 1985. Inspired by the historical disappearance of American writer Ambrose Bierce amidst the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, the novel addresses themes of death, cultural exchange, and …

8548. A Peace to End All Peace

David Fromkin

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between …

8549. The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolutio

Mariano Azuela

The Underdogs is a novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela. It was originally published in serial form in the newspaper El Paso del Norte in 1915.

8551. Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a historical fiction children's book. It follows Mara, a young Egyptian girl who takes up a dangerous job as a double spy between two different masters.

8552. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories is a science fiction anthology written and edited by Isaac Asimov. Following the usual form for Asimov collections, it consists of eleven short stories and a poem surrounded by commentary describing how each came to be written. The stories …

8553. The Spine of the World

R. A. Salvatore

The Spine of the World is the second book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8554. Tales from Jabba's Palace

Kevin J. Anderson

Tales from Jabba's Palace is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. The book was edited by Kevin J. Anderson and was released on December 1, 1995.

8555. Last Human

Doug Naylor

Last Human is the title of a 1995 science fiction comedy novel written by Doug Naylor. It is part of the Red Dwarf series of novels, based on the popular television show created by Naylor and his partner Rob Grant. Like the other novels, it does not take place within the …

8556. John, Paul, George, and Ben

Lane Smith

John, Paul, George, and Ben is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Lane Smith. Released in 2006 through Hyperion Books, this picture book tells the story of five of the Founding Fathers of American independence: John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, …

8557. Free Fall

Robert Crais

"A thoughtful and powerful page turner."--People Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiancé, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in …

8558. Mind Game

Christine Feehan

Mind Game is the second title in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal romance by Christine Feehan. It appeared in 15 bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

8559. The Silver Spike

Glen Cook

The Silver Spike is a spin-off from Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The story combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows two former members of The Black Company and the formerly renowned "White Rose" down their own path after parting ways …

8562. Dreams of Joy

Lisa See

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles …

8563. Midnight

Erin Hunter

Midnight is a fantasy novel, the first book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The New Prophecy series. Following The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest, and preceding Moonrise, it was released May 10, 2005. The novel centers on a group of feral cats living in four Clans: ThunderClan, …

8564. Uncle Fred in the Springtime

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, …

8565. Westmark

Lloyd Alexander

Westmark is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, named for a fictional kingdom that is its setting. Alternatively, Westmark is a trilogy named for the novel, its first book. The novel won a 1982 National Book Award. Showing influences of the French existentialist writers whose …

8566. A Step From Heaven

An Na

A Step From Heaven is the first novel by An Na, published in 2001 by Front Street Press. It won the 2002 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association.

8567. The Colossus and Other Poems

Sylvia Plath

The Colossus and Other Poems is a poetry collection by American poet Sylvia Plath, first published by William Heinemann, in 1960.

8568. Zelda

Nancy Milford

Acclaimedbiographer Nancy Milford brings to life the tormented, elusive personality ofZelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with F. ScottFitzgerald, tracing the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing womanundone by the clash between her husband’s …

8569. A Dedicated Man

Peter Robinson

A Dedicated Man is the second novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1988, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8570. Asta's Book

Ruth Rendell

Asta's Book is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine. It was published in the USA under the title Anna's Book.

8571. Bones of the Hills

Conn Iggulden

Bones of the Hills is the third book of the Conqueror series, based on the life of Mongol warlord Genghis by Conn Iggulden. It focuses mainly on the Mongol invasion of Islamic Central Asia, the war against shah Muhammad II of Khwarezm and his son Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu and the …

8572. Parallel Worlds

Michio Kaku

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our …

8575. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a suspense novel for young adults by Lois Duncan. It was later adapted into the film of the same name.

8576. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world.Within days, …

8579. Seven Gothic Tales

Karen Blixen

Seven Gothic Tales is a collection of short stories by the Danish author Karen Blixen, first published in 1934, three years before her popular memoir Out of Africa. The collection, consisting of stories set mostly in the nineteenth century, contains her well-known tales "The …

8580. The Bourne Betrayal

Eric Van Lustbader

Once, Jason Bourne was notorious in the clandestine world of covert-ops as one of the CIA's most expert international killers for hire. Out of the ashes of his violent past he's emerged today as a Georgetown professor, living a quiet life, retired from danger--until he narrowly …

8581. The Family

Mario Puzo

The Family is a 2001 novel written by Mario Puzo. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI and his family. Puzo spent over twenty years working on the book off and on, while he wrote others. The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. The Family is effectively his …

8582. This Perfect Day

Ira Levin

This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin, is a heroic science fiction novel about a technocratic dystopia. It is often compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World. Levin won a Prometheus Award in 1992 for this novel. This Perfect Day is one of two Levin novels yet to be adapted …

8583. Inshallah

Oriana Fallaci

In sha Allah is a real life based novel written by Oriana Fallaci chronicling the experiences of a fictional group of Italian soldiers on a 1983 peace keeping mission in Beirut. The novel draws heavily on Fallaci's own experiences of war, covering the Middle East as a war …

8584. The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry is a 2011 book by Jon Ronson in which he explores the concept of psychopathy, along with the broader mental health "industry" including mental health professionals and the mass media. It spent the whole of 2012 on …

8585. God Knows

Joseph Heller

God Knows is a tragicomedic novel written by Joseph Heller and published in 1984. It is narrated by the Biblical King David of Israel, and purports to be his deathbed memoirs; however, this David does not recount his life in a straightforward fashion, and the storyline is often …

8586. The Firebugs: A Morality Without a Moral

Max Frisch

Gottlieb Biedermann, a German businessman, tries to ignore the fact that the two men in his attic are arsonists, in hopes of preventing them from burning down his house

8589. Deafening

Frances Itani

Deafening is a 2003 novel written by Frances Itani. Author Frances Itani brings the reader to a small, pre-World War I Ontario town called Deseronto, where the O'Neil family owns a hotel. The book follows the story of Grania O'Neil, a girl who lost her hearing when she was five …

8590. Powers That Be

Anne McCaffrey

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

8591. Promises in Death

Nora Roberts

Promises in Death is a novel by J. D. Robb. It is the 28th novel in the In Death series.

8592. The Saxon Shore

Jack Whyte

The Saxon Shore is a 1995 novel by Canadian writer Jack Whyte chronicling Caius Merlyn Britannicus's effort to return the baby Arthur to the colony of Camulod and the political events surrounding this. The book is a portrayal of the Arthurian Legend set against the backdrop of …

8593. Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book ThiefFifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her …

8594. Sideways

Rex Pickett

Sideways is a 2004 novel by Rex Pickett.

8595. Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Barry Hughart

The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox seriesWhen a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and …

8596. Medalon

Jennifer Fallon

Medalon is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled The Demon Child; the other two are Treason Keep and Harshini.

8597. Little Big Man

Thomas Berger

Little Big Man is a 1964 novel by American author Thomas Berger. Often described as a satire or parody of the western genre, the book is a modern example of picaresque fiction. Berger made use of a large volume of overlooked first-person primary materials, such as diaries, …

8598. Sunstorm

Arthur C. Clarke

Sunstorm is a 2005 science fiction novel co-written by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the second book in the series A Time Odyssey. The books in this series are often likened to the Space Odyssey series, although the Time Odyssey novels ostensibly deal with time …

8599. Some Buried Caesar

Rex Stout

Some Buried Caesar is the sixth Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine, under the title "The Red Bull." It was first published in book form by Farrar & Rinehart in 1939. The novel is included in the omnibus …



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