The Thorn Birds

McCullough’s sweeping family saga of forbidden love in the Australian outback; became a bestselling phenomenon. More

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Tudor court seen as never before; this take on the Boleyn sisters reinvented the historical novel. More

Born Free

Its remarkable interaction between the author and a lion cub named Elsa enchanted generations. More

The Alchemist

An inspirational phenomenon; one of the bestselling books in history. More

Life on Earth

Established Sir David as a foremost naturalist and an iconic and beloved figure in British cultural life. More

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published. More

Bel Canto

Patchett’s critically acclaimed novel that won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction. More

Magician

Bestselling epic fantasy masterpiece that launched Feist’s career and influenced a generation of modern fantasy authors. More

Wicked

Bestseller that is the basis for the hit Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. More

The Odyssey of Homer

Hailed as “the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet” (New York Times Book Review). More

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Multimillion-copy global bestseller that won critical acclaim for its beautifully wrought depiction of innocence corrupted. More

Little Bear

The very first I Can Read! book has sold more than one million copies. More

Yates’ Garden Guide

Now in its seventy-eighth edition, this book was initially written to answer gardeners’ questions. More

Heaven Is for Real

The life-changing story of a boy who experiences Heaven, with 11 million copies sold. More

Blonde

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

Fahrenheit 451

Though set in a dystopian world without books, Bradbury’s most famous work has never gone out of print. More

Agatha Christie

The house of Collins acquired “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie after she disagreed with her former publisher over the spelling of “coco”/”cocoa” in her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. More

The Inklings

Clive Staples Lewis (better known as C. S. Lewis) loved nothing more than sitting in the back room of his favorite pub, The Eagle and Child, surrounded by his closest literary friends, including J. R. R. Tolkien. More

Moby-Dick

Often called the greatest American novel of all time. More