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.

9401. Wild Cards

George Martin

The first volume in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. It was first published in 1987 and contained a dozen short stories establishing the Wild Cards universe, introducing the main characters and setting up plot threads that still …

9402. Swords and Ice Magic

Fritz Leiber

Swords and Ice Magic is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the sixth volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters. It was …

9403. Breakfast with Buddha

Roland Merullo

Breakfast with Buddha is a 2007 spiritual fiction novel by American author Roland Merullo. According to this story, Otto Ringling, an editor of food books who lives in New York and a skeptic, reluctantly goes onto a road trip with Volya Rinpoche, a Siberian monk. This story, …

9404. The Long Valley

John Steinbeck

The Long Valley is a collection of short stories written by the American author John Steinbeck. The collection was first published in 1938. It comprises 12 short stories. The short stories were written over several years and are set in Steinbeck's birthplace, the Salinas Valley …

9405. See Delphi and Die

Lindsey Davis

See Delphi and Die is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis. Set in Rome and Roman Greece between September and October AD 76, See Delphi and Die stars Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent. It is the seventeenth in her Falco series. As with many of the other Falco novels, …

9406. Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy Tree is a 1984 historical novel by Olive Ann Burns. Set in the U.S. state of Georgia in the fictional town of Cold Sassy in 1906, it follows the life of a 14-year-old boy named Will Tweedy, and explores themes such as religion, death, and social taboos. An incomplete …

9408. Two Women

Alberto Moravia

Two Women is a 1958 Italian-language novel by Alberto Moravia. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. When both are raped, the daughter suffers a nervous breakdown. A film based on the novel starred Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul …

9413. Time Stops for No Mouse

Michael Hoeye

It's impossible not to like Hermux Tantamoq, the watchmaking mouse. He relaxes in a flannel shirt printed with pictures of cheeses from around the world, he has a caged pet ladybug named Terfle, he writes endearing thank-you letters to the universe each night, and he has a big …

9415. Gold

Isaac Asimov

Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection is a 1995 collection of stories and essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories, which comprise the volume's first half, are short pieces which had remained uncollected at the time of Asimov's death. "Cal" describes a robot that …

9419. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Tom Wolfe

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby is the title of Tom Wolfe's first collected book of essays, published in 1965. The book is named for one of the stories in the collection that was originally published in Esquire magazine in 1963 under the title "There Goes That …

9420. The Wolf's Hour

Robert R. McCammon

The Wolf's Hour is a 1989 World War II adventure novel with a twist by Robert R. McCammon. A British secret agent goes behind German lines to stop a secret weapon from being launched against the Allies. The twist is that this agent is a werewolf. The book also includes some of …

9423. Signal to Noise

Neil Gaiman

Signal to Noise (ISBN 1-56971-144-5) is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. It was originally serialised in the UK style magazine The Face, beginning in 1989, and collected as a graphic novel in 1992, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in the UK …

9425. Man Plus

edited by Frederik Pohl

Man Plus is a 1976 science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1976, was nominated for the Hugo and Campbell Awards, and placed third in the annual Locus Poll in 1977. Pohl teamed up with Thomas T. Thomas to write a sequel, …

9426. The Kif Strike Back

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Kif Strike Back is a book published in 1985 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

9428. Flood

Stephen Baxter

Here is the "deeply scary" (BBC Focus) new novel from a national bestselling and critically acclaimed author. Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one …

9430. An unfortunate woman : a journey

Richard Brautigan

An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey is Richard Brautigan's eleventh and final published novel. Written in 1982, it was first published in 1994 in a French translation, Cahier d'un Retour de Troie ["Diary of a Return from Troy"]. The first edition in English did not appear until …

9431. The Secret Life of Plants

Peter Tompkins

The Secret Life of Plants is a book by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book documents controversial experiments that reveal unusual phenomena regarding plants such as plant sentience, discovered through experimentation. It goes on to discuss philosophies and progressive …

9432. The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

David Gemmell

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend is a fantasy novel first published in 1993 and was written by British author David Gemmell. The novel is a prequel to the popular title Legend. The novel details the early life and events of the character Druss, it is followed by The …

9433. Harpy Thyme

Piers Anthony

Harpy Thyme is the seventeenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

9435. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

"I am very happy that you liked that little book," wrote Vladimir Nabokov to Edmund Wilson in 1941. "As I think I told you, I wrote it five years ago, in Paris, on the implement called bidet as a writing desk--because we lived in one room and I had to use our small bathroom as a …

9436. The Brethren

Bob Woodward

The Brethren is a 1979 book by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong. It gives a "behind-the-scenes" account of the United States Supreme Court during Warren Burger's early years as Chief Justice of the United States. Using Woodward's trademark writing technique involving …

9438. The Master of Petersburg

J. M. Coetzee

The Master of Petersburg is a 1994 novel by South African writer J. M. Coetzee. The novel is a work of fiction but features the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky as its protagonist. It is a deep, complex work that draws on the life of Dostoyevsky, the life of the author and the …

9440. The Art of War

Nicolas Machiavel

The Art of War is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Lord Fabrizio Colonna at the outset, "To honor and reward virtù, not to have contempt …

9443. Under Fire

Henri Barbusse

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse, was one of the first novels about World War I to be published. Although it is fiction, the novel was based on Barbusse's experiences as a French soldier on the Western Front.

9445. Red Rackham's Treasure

Herge

Red Rackham's Treasure is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium …

9447. Acceptable Risk

Robin Cook

Acceptable Risk is a 1995 novel by American author Robin Cook. A scientist discovers a mold in a spooky old house he lives in with his girlfriend. In order to test his theory that the discovery could help people feel calm in extreme situations, the scientist injects himself and …

9449. Dinotopia: The World Beneath

James Gurney

Dinotopia: The World Beneath is a book published in 1995 that was written by James Gurney.

9450. Moments of Reprieve

Primo Levi

Moments of Reprieve is a book of autobiographical character studies/vignettes by Primo Levi. The book features fifteen character studies of people the author met during his time in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Some of the vignettes feature characters who have already …

9451. The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on …

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy is a book by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

9452. The Minotaur

Ruth Rendell

The Minotaur is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. It was first published in 2005.

9453. A Gift from Earth

Larry Niven

A Gift From Earth is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven, first published in 1968 and set in his Known Space universe. The novel was originally serialized as "Slowboat Cargo."

9454. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa

Peter Godwin

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun is an acclaimed 2006 book of memoirs by Peter Godwin. It is a continuation of Godwin's highly successful earlier memoirs, Mukiwa. The book was published by Picador.

9455. Infernal Devices

Philip Reeve

Infernal Devices is the third of four novels in Philip Reeve's children's series, the Mortal Engines Quartet.

9457. The Balcony (The Faber Library)

Jean Genet

The Balcony is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Set in an unnamed city that is experiencing a revolutionary uprising in the streets, most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel that functions as a microcosm of the regime of the establishment under threat …

9459. Toni Takitani

Haruki Murakami

Tony Takitani is a short story by Haruki Murakami.

9463. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams is a 1994 self-help, pocket-sized book by Deepak Chopra, published originally by New World Library, freely inspired in Hinduist and spiritualistic concepts, which preaches the idea that …

9465. Sanctuary

Meg Cabot

Jessica Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from the US government forever - but she never thought that she'd actually have something in common with one of their agents! Especially as that agent is Dr Cyrus Krantz , who had previously been …

9467. By Nightfall

Michael Cunningham

By Nightfall is the sixth novel by Pulitzer Prize winning American author Michael Cunningham.

9468. Saffy's Angel

Hilary McKay

Saffy's Angel is the first novel in the Casson Family series written by Hilary McKay. The book is written about a family and their respective lives.

9473. The Year of Our War

Steph Swainston

The fantasy novel The Year of Our War is the first book by British author Steph Swainston. It is often given as an example of the New Weird literary genre.

9474. For the New Intellectual

Ayn Rand

For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand is a 1961 work by Ayn Rand, her first long non-fiction book. Much of the material consists of excerpts from Rand's novels, supplemented by a long title essay that focuses on the history of philosophy.

9476. Maskeblomstfamilien

Lars Saabye Christensen

Maskeblomstfamilien is a novel by the Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen. Maskeblomstfamilien was published in 2003 by Cappelen. The novel is about a troubled boy and his voyage to a total and certain downfall after his father dies young, and his mother consequently …

9477. Marker

Robin Cook

Marker is a 2005 thriller novel by Robin Cook. The plot entails mysterious deaths investigated by Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery, characters from previous novels by Cook.

9479. I, Claudius

Robert von Ranke Graves

I, Claudius is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, written in the form of an autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Accordingly, it includes history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC to Caligula's assassination …

9480. The invention of curried sausage

Uwe Timm

An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.The Invention of Curried Sausage is an ingenious, revealing, and delightful novel …

9481. The Hamlet

William Faulkner

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the …

9483. Ripley Under Ground

Patricia Highsmith

In this harrowing illumination of the psychotic mind, the enviable Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But such a gracious life has not come easily. One inopportune inquiry, one …

9484. Marathon Man

William Goldman

William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The …

9485. The Sign of the Twisted Candles

Carolyn Keene

Another exciting mystery begins for the young detective when her friends Bess and George ask her to investigate a rumor that their wealthy great-granduncle, Asa Sidney, is virtually a prisoner in his own mansion. But solving the mystery and befriending Carol Wipple, the …

9486. HMS Ulysses

Alistair MacLean

The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. Now reissued in a new cover style.The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something …

9487. The Bastard

John Jakes

Praised by Patricia Cornwell as “the best historical novelist of our time,” John Jakes began his bestselling career with this vibrant novel of romance and adventure. The Bastard begins the enduring eight-volume saga of the Kent family, and their participation in the events that …

9488. All over creation

Ruth Ozeki

The three clans at once enabling and torturing each other in Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation--the central Fuller family, the neighboring Quinns, and the rag-tag activist found-family known as the "Seeds"--lift a basic morality play about forgiveness to a higher level. But what …

9489. A Country Doctor's Notebook

Mikhail Bulgakov

Brilliant stories that show the growth of a novelist's mind, and the raw material that fed the wild surrealism of Bulgakov's later fiction.With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr. Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in …

9490. Death and the Devil

Frank Schätzing

Death and Devil is the first novel by Frank Schätzing, but was published only after his second novel Mordshunger. The background is set in the period of 10 to 14 September 1260 in Cologne, and focuses on the struggle for power between the Colognian noblemen and the Archbishop of …

9491. Sharpe's Escape

Bernard Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat …

9492. Sharpe's Regiment

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Regiment is the seventeenth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1986. The story is set in England as Sharpe looks for the missing Second Battalion of the South Essex Regiment needed in Spain to fight in the Napoleonic …

9494. The Ogre Downstairs

Diana Wynne Jones

The Ogre Downstairs is a 1974 fantasy novel for children. It is British author Diana Wynne Jones' third published novel.

9495. The Crystal World

J. G. Ballard

The Crystal World is a novel by English author J. G. Ballard, published in 1966.

9496. Black Orchids

Rex Stout

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" "Cordially Invited …

9497. Friedrich

Hans Peter Richter

Friedrich pronounced "FREE-drich" is a novel about two boys and their families. One family is Jewish, and the other is of non-Jewish heritage. They both live and grow together during Hitler's rise to power and reign. It is by the author Hans Peter Richter.

9498. Hangover Square

Patrick Hamilton

Hangover Square is a 1941 novel by English playwright and novelist Patrick Hamilton. Subtitled A tale of Darkest Earl's Court it is set in that area of London in 1939. A black comedy, it is often cited as Hamilton's finest novel, exemplifying the author's concerns over social …

9499. Kilmeny of the Orchard

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and …

9500. Cybele's Secret

Juliet Marillier

Cybele's Secret is a 2007 young-adult fantasy novel by Juliet Marillier. It follows the story of Paula who is accompanying her father to Istanbul to purchase a rare artifact of a lost pagan cult. Cybele’s Secret is the companion book to Wildwood Dancing.

9501. Myrren's Gift

Fiona McIntosh

Myrren's Gift is the first book in the The Quickening trilogy by Fiona McIntosh. It details the journeys of Wyl Thirsk.

9503. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo …

Andrew Chaikin

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts is a book by Andrew Chaikin, first published in 1994. It describes the voyages of the Apollo program astronauts in detail, from Apollos 8 to 17. “A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth …

9504. The Towers of Trebizond

Rose Macaulay

The Towers of Trebizond is a novel by Rose Macaulay. Published in 1956, it was the last of her novels, and the most successful. It was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in the year of its publication.

9505. Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

Garrison Keillor

Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon is a novel by Garrison Keillor, a humorous fictional account of life in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Press in September 2007. Lake Wobegon is one of the habitats of the …

9506. The Logic of Failure: Why Things Go Wrong and What …

Dietrich Dörner

InThe Logic of Failure, Dietrich Dorner identifies the roots of catastrophe, the small, perfectly sensible steps that set the stage for disaster. In incisive analysis of real-life situations and often hilarious computer simulations he helps all those involved in any kind of …

9507. The Origins of Virtue

Matt Ridley

The Origins of Virtue is a 1996 popular science book by Matt Ridley, which has been recognised as a classic in its field. In the book, Ridley explores the issues surrounding the development of human morality. The book, written from a sociobiological viewpoint, explores how …

9508. One Bullet Away

Nathaniel Fick

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer is an autobiography by Nathaniel Fick, published by Houghton-Mifflin in 2005. An account of Nathaniel Fick's time in the United States Marine Corps, it begins with his experiences at Officer Candidate's School in Quantico, Virginia …

9510. Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear

Javier Marías

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear is a 2002 novel by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2005. Costa won the coveted Valle- Inclán Award for this translation.

9511. The Soft Machine

William S. Burroughs

The Soft Machine is a novel by William S. Burroughs, first published in 1961, two years after his groundbreaking Naked Lunch, and heavily revised for editions published in 1966 and 1968. It was originally composed using the cut-up technique partly from manuscripts belonging to …

9513. Deus Irae

Philip K. Dick

Deus Irae is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American authors Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny. It was published in 1976. Deus irae, meaning "God of wrath" in Latin, is a play on Dies Irae, meaning Day of Wrath or Judgment Day. This novel is based on Dick's short …

9514. The Centaur

John Updike

The Centaur is a novel by John Updike, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Portions of the novel first appeared in Esquire and The New Yorker. The French translation of the novel won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger.

9515. Hooking Up

Tom Wolfe

Hooking Up is a collection of essays and a novella by American author Tom Wolfe, a number of which were earlier published in popular magazines. The essays cover diverse topics dating from as early as 1965, including both non-fiction and fiction, along with snipes at his …

9516. Early Autumn

Robert B. Parker

Early Autumn is a Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. It is the seventh novel in the Spenser series.

9517. Oh. My. Gods.

Tera Lynn Childs

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is …

9518. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher is a novel by Bruce Coville and is part of the Magic Shop Books. It was first released in 1991 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Jane Yolen Books, and later was reissued in paperback by Aladdin. Fifteen years later, it was rereleased in by Harcourt in …

9519. Ancient Shores

Jack McDevitt

Ancient Shores, published in 1996, is a science fiction novel written by Jack McDevitt. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1997.

9520. Disco Bloodbath

James St. James

Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland is a 1999 memoir written by James St. James about his life as a Manhattan celebutante and club kid. The book specifically chronicles his friend Michael Alig's rise to fame and his subsequent murder of fellow club …

9521. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

Leonard Shlain

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image is a work of critical theory by American surgeon Leonard Shlain, published by Viking Press in 1998. Shlain argues that learning written language, especially alphabetic language, alters human brain function in a …

9523. Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, …

Denis Leary

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid is a 2008 book written by actor and comedian Denis Leary.

9524. American Creation

Joseph J. Ellis

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic is a 2007 non-fiction book written by American historian Joseph Ellis and published by Alfred A. Knopf, examining the successes and failures of the Founding Fathers. Structured episodically, the book …

9526. Homebody

Orson Scott Card

Homebody is the third horror novel by Orson Scott Card. It takes place in modern-day America.

9528. To Sir, With Love

E. R. Braithwaite

To Sir, With Love is a 1959 autobiographical novel by E. R. Braithwaite set in the East End of London. The novel is based on true events concerned with Braithwaite taking up a teaching post in a school there. In 1967, the novel was made into a film, To Sir, with Love, starring …

9529. Pleading Guilty

Scott Turow

Pleading Guilty, published in 1993, is Scott Turow's third novel, and like the previous two it is set in fictional Kindle County. The novel begins with a middle-aged lawyer, basically waiting to retire, being assigned by his firm to track down another attorney who has embezzled …

9530. Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether

Joseph Conrad

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

9533. Night of Knives

Ian Cameron Esslemont

Night of Knives is the first novel of the Novels of the Malazan Empire series by Canadian author Ian Esslemont, set after the prologue, but before the main body of Gardens of the Moon, the first novel in the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

9535. Tonio Kroger

Thomas Mann

PUBLISHED IN GERMAN. This classic novel examines the theme of the soul divided against itself. Tonio Kroger endeavors to resolve within himself the ever-present conflict between art and life; his life is that of the bourgeois but his soul is that of the artist. In an effort to …

9537. The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person is a non-fiction book by psychologist Elaine N. Aron, PhD, that discusses highly sensitive persons. Aron has characterized highly sensitive persons as having "increased sensitivity to stimulation" and who "are more aware of subtleties and process …

9539. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Verna Aardema

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale is a picture book by Verna Aardema and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon told in the form of a cumulative tale written for young children, which tells an African legend. In this origin story, the mosquito lies to a …

9540. Castle

David Macaulay

Castle is a Caldecott Honor award-winning book by David Macaulay published in 1978. The book offers a detailed illustrated description of Aberwyvern Castle]], a fictional castle built between 1283 and 1288. Like many of Macaulay's other works, it consists of a written …

9541. Ss-Gb

Len Deighton

SS-GB is an alternate history novel by Len Deighton, set in a United Kingdom conquered and occupied by Germany during World War II. The novel's title refers to the branch of the Nazi SS that controls Britain.

9542. Where Is Joe Merchant?

Jimmy Buffett

Where is Joe Merchant? is a novel by singer Jimmy Buffett, published in 1992. The book, a New York Times Best Seller, revolves around Frank Bama and his ex-girlfriend, hemorrhoid-ointment heiress Trevor Kane. Frank, a down-on-his-luck seaplane pilot, is about to escape to Alaska …

9543. Sin Killer

Larry McMurtry

Sin Killer is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the first, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in 1832, it follows the adventures of a clan of eccentric British aristocrats and their retainers as they begin a hunting expedition up the …

9544. Freedom’s Ransom

Anne McCaffrey

Freedom’s Ransom is a book published in 2002 that was written by Anne McCaffrey.

9545. Country of the Blind

Christopher Brookmyre

Published in 1997 Country of the Blind is Christopher Brookmyre's second novel. Following on from the adventures in Quite Ugly One Morning, the storyline fast forwards to find Parlabane living in domestic bliss and about to get hitched. As part of the engagement package, he has …

9546. Lord of the Shadows

Darren Shan

Darren Shan is going home--and his world is going to hell. Old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night....

9547. War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

War Horse is a children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. It was first published in Great Britain by Kaye & Ward in 1982. The story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War I France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous …

9548. Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath

Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 bestselling children's novel, written by Polly Horvath and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book was critically acclaimed and won a variety of awards, including the 2002 Newbery Honor. A sequel, One Year in Coal Harbour, was published …

9549. All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father …

9550. A Twist in the Tale

Jeffrey Archer

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never …

9551. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man", living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety …

9552. All Passion Spent

Vita Sackville-West

In 1860, as a young girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret, burning ambition—to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of 6 children. Seventy years later, released by widowhood, and to the dismay of her pompous children, she …

9553. The Smoke Ring

Larry Niven

The Smoke Ring is a 1987 science fiction novel by Larry Niven. Like much of Niven's work, the story is heavily influenced by the setting: a gas torus, a ring of air around a neutron star. It is a sequel to The Integral Trees.

9554. A Maggot

John Fowles

A Maggot is a novel by British author John Fowles. It is Fowles' sixth major novel, following The Collector, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Daniel Martin, and Mantissa. Its title, as the author explains in the prologue, is taken from the archaic sense of the word that …

9555. Missing May

Cynthia Rylant

Missing May is a children's book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. It was written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as The Islander.

9556. Alice in Sunderland

Bryan Talbot

Alice in Sunderland is a graphic novel like no other. Bryan Talbot takes the city of Sunderland and the story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (the 'real' Alice) as the spine of his story and around them spins a spectacularly diverse range of different stories. He explores …

9558. Chanur's Venture

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Chanur's Venture is a book published in 1984 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

9559. On the Oceans of Eternity

S. M. Stirling

On the Oceans of Eternity is the last of the three alternate history novels of the Nantucket series by S. M. Stirling. The novel was released in the United States and Canada on April 10, 2000 and was released in the United Kingdom on April 29 of the same year.

9560. Tristessa

Jack Kerouac

Tristessa is a novella by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac set in Mexico City. It is based on his relationship with a Mexican prostitute. The woman's real name was Esperanza; Kerouac changed her name to Tristessa. This novel has been translated into Spanish by Jorge …

9561. The Traveling Vampire Show

Richard Laymon

When the one-night-only Traveling Vampire Show arrives in town, promising the only living vampire in captivity, beautiful Valeria, three local teenages venture where they do not belong, and discover much more than they bargained for.

9562. The Farseekers

Isobelle Carmody

The Farseekers is the second novel in the Obernewtyn Chronicles series by Isobelle Carmody. It was first published by Penguin Books in Australia in 1990. The following year, it was selected as an Honour Book for "Book of the Year for Older Readers" in the Children's Book Council …

9565. In the Ocean of Night

Gregory Benford

In the Ocean of Night is a 1977 Fix-up hard science fiction novel by American writer Gregory Benford. It is the first novel in his Galactic Center Saga. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1977, and for the Locus Award the following year. In the Ocean of …

9566. The Folding Star

Alan Hollinghurst

The Folding Star is a 1994 novel by Alan Hollinghurst.

9567. The Accusers

Lindsey Davis

The Accusers is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

9568. City of Pearl

Karen Traviss

City of Pearl is a science fiction novel by Karen Traviss. Published in March, 2004, it is the first book of the Wess'Har Series. Among the main characters are Shan Frankland, the hardened cop and forceful commander; Josh Garrod, the devout Christian and gentle leader; Aras, the …

9570. Dying of the Light

George Martin

Dying of the Light is American author George R. R. Martin's first novel, published in 1977. Martin's original title for this science fiction novel was After the Festival; its title was changed before its first hardcover publication. The novel was nominated for both the Hugo …

9572. Dreamhunter

Elizabeth Knox

Dreamhunter is a book published in 2006 that was written by Elizabeth Knox.

9573. Cerebus

Dave Sim

Cerebus is the first collected volume of Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim's Cerebus comic book series. It is made up of the first 25 issues of Cerebus, plus, as of the 11th edition, some strips that ran in Comics Buyer's Guide featuring Silverspoon, a parody of the comic strip …

9574. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

Dr. Seuss

BIG R, little r, what begins with R? Rosy's red rhinoceros. R...r...R From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Rosy's red rhinoceros to a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with Dr. Seuss. And with this small, sturdy board-book version of his classic ABC book …

9576. The House on the Borderland

William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel by British fantasist William Hope Hodgson. The novel is a hallucinatory account of a recluse's stay at a remote house, and his experiences of supernatural creatures and otherworldly dimensions. American horror writer H. …

9577. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!Not so very …

9578. The Europeans

Henry James

Although Henry James was himself none too fond of 'The Europeans', the novel has nevertheless proved to be a firm favourite with readers ever since its publication in 1878. The juxtaposition of two cultures with their differing values and expectations was fertile ground for …

9579. Omega minor

Paul Verhaeghen

Omega Minor is a 2004 novel by the Belgian writer Paul Verhaeghen. The narrative follows a number of European research students, and their theories about the Omega density parameter and the nature of dark matter, as well as ponders on the violence of World War II. The book …

9580. Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories

Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories is a short story anthology written by Garrison Keillor, a humorous fictional account of life in small-town Minnesota set in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Penguin, …

9581. The Nightingale

Hans Christian Andersen

When he learns that the nightingale's song is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, the Emperor of China sends his courtiers to find the bird and present it as a guest at court. The nightingale can speak to humans and agrees to come, but when the Emperor receives a …

9584. Nightrise

Anthony Horowitz

Nightrise is the third book in The Power of Five series, written by Anthony Horowitz. It was published and released in the UK on 2 April 2007 by Walker Books Ltd. It is preceded by Evil Star, released in 2006, and followed by Necropolis, which was released on 30 October 2008. …

9585. Meno

Plato

Meno is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. It attempts to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance. The first part of the work is written in the Socratic dialectical style and Meno …

9586. Cloud of sparrows

Takashi Matsuoka

Cloud of Sparrows is the first historic novel by author Takashi Matsuoka featuring the struggle of Genji, the young Great Lord of Akaoka, in the year 1861. This is only six years after Japan opened to the West and features three American missionaries who become involved with …

9587. Hotel

Arthur Hailey

Hotel is a 1965 novel by Arthur Hailey. It is the story of an independent New Orleans hotel, the St. Gregory, and its management's struggle to regain profitability and avoid being assimilated into the O'Keefe chain of hotels. The St. Gregory is supposedly based on the Roosevelt …

9589. The Gypsy Morph

Terry Brooks

The Gypsy Morph is the third novel in Terry Brooks' fantasy trilogy entitled The Genesis of Shannara, which bridges the events of Brooks' Word & Void series with his Shannara series. It takes place in an apocalyptic world around the year 2100 and immediately follows the …

9590. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Trenton Lee Stewart

Product DescriptionJoin the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must …

9591. A Murder on the Appian Way

Steven Saylor

A Murder on the Appian Way is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1996. It is the fifth book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery novels set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman …

9592. Roads to Santiago

Cees Nooteboom

Roads to Santiago is a 1992 travelogue by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. It focuses on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

9593. Only the Good Spy Young

Ally Carter

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a …

9595. The Tar-Aiym Krang

Alan Dean Foster

The Tar-Aiym Krang is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It is Foster’s first published novel and started both his Humanx Commonwealth universe and his two most popular recurring characters, Pip and Philip Lynx. The book is second chronologically in the Pip and …

9596. Den of Thieves

James B. Stewart

Den of Thieves is a 1992 non-fiction bestselling work by Pulitzer prize-winning writer James B. Stewart.

9597. The Poky Little Puppy

Janette Sebring Lowrey

The Poky Little Puppy is the titular character and a children's book written by Texas author Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. It was first published in 1942 as one of the first 12 books in the Simon and Schuster series Little Golden Books. The copyright …

9598. Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

David Gemmell

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf, published in 1992, is a novel in the Drenai series of British fantasy writer David Gemmell. While the novels of the series are all based in the same universe, most of them can not be described as direct sequels with some consecutive …

9600. Survival of the Sickest

Sharon Moalem

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity is a 2007 New York Times Bestselling popular science book by Sharon Moalem, an evolutionary biologist and neurogeneticist, and Peter Satonick, senior advisor and speechwriter for the Clinton …



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