Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: December 1998
Booklists for Adults

Atwood, Margaret E. SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975. PR9199.3 A8 A6 1987

Bord, Janet. FAIRIES: REAL ENCOUNTERS WITH LITTLE PEOPLE. GR549 .B67 1998

Chadwick, Elizabeth. THE CHAMPION. During the Middle Ages, Alexander de Montroi and Monday de Cerizay reunite, only to be thwarted by Monday’s grandfather and Alexander’s enemy. (Fiction)

Cher. THE FIRST TIME. A bit self-indulgent, but a must for Cher fans. ML420.C472 A3 1998

Corlett, William. NOW AND THEN. A beautifully told story of a gay man’s first love and his inability to let it go. (Fiction)

Dann, Sam, ed. DACHAU 29 APRIL 1945: THE RAINBOW LIBERATION MEMOIRS. Eyewitness accounts by soldiers of the famous army division. D805.5.D33 D33 1998

Dershowitz, Alan M. SEXUAL MCCARTHYISM: CLINTON, STARR, AND THE EMERGING CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS. E886.2 .D47 1998

Dominick, Andie. NEEDLES. The real story about diabetes. RJ420.D5 D66 1998

Fergus, Jim. ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN: THE JOURNALS OF MAY DODD. May Dodd goes West to marry the great chief, Little Wolf. (Fiction)

Foner, Eric. THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. E179 .F69 1998

Gatlin, Larry. ALL THE GOLD IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER PEOPLE, PLACES, & THINGS. Autobiography of Larry Gatlin. ML420.G28 A3 1998

Glatt, John. THE ROYAL HOUSE OF MONACO: DYNASTY OF GLAMOUR, TRAGEDY, AND SCANDAL. DC943.A1 G755 1998

Hawley, Noah. A CONSPIRACY OF TALL MEN. Linus Owen, a professor of conspiracy theory, is informed by two FBI agents that his wife has been killed in a plane crash on her way from New York to Brazil. (Fiction)

Hiaasen, Carl. STORMY WEATHER. After Hurricane Andrew rips through southern Florida, the con artists waste no time in swarming over the disaster area. (Fiction)

Hoveyda, Fereydoun. THE BROKEN CRESCENT: THE "THREAT" OF MILITANT ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM. Islamic fundamentalists are more dangerous for Muslim countries than for the West. BP60.H73 1998

Kercheval, Jesse L. SPACE: A MEMOIR. This novelist, who spent her childhood in Florida in sight of the launchings of the Apollo space missions, looks to her past for illumination of the present. PS3561.E558 Z47 1998

Keyes, Marian. WATERMELON. If you enjoyed Bridget Jones’s Diary, you’ll enjoy this humorous account of a particularly bad year in the life of an Irish thirtysomething living in London. (Fiction)

Loughery, John. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE: MEN’S LIVES AND GAY IDENTITIES: A TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY. HQ76.2.U5 L68 1998

Lynch, Thomas. STILL LIFE IN MILFORD: POEMS. PS3562.Y437 S75 1998

Miles, Barry. PAUL MCCARTNEY: MANY YEARS FROM NOW. ML410.M115 M55 1997

Munro, Alice. THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN: STORIES. A collection of stories about love and frustration experienced by a pre-1970s generation of women. (Fiction)

Naipaul, V. S. BEYOND BELIEF: ISLAMIC EXCURSIONS AMONG THE CONVERTED PEOPLES. A distinguished writer and traveler tells stories about the Islamic conversion of Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia - and about the neurotic effects entailed by the Arabization of their cultures. BP63.A1 N35 1998

Pyne, Stephen J. HOW THE CANYON BECAME GRAND: A SHORT HISTORY. F788 .P97 1998

Reid, Van. CORDELIA UNDERWOOD, OR, THE MARVELOUS BEGINNINGS OF THE MOOSEPATH LEAGUE. A curious legacy leads to wonderful adventures in 19th century Maine. (Fiction)

Richie, Alexandra. FAUST’S METROPOLIS: A HISTORY OF BERLIN. DD881 .R5 1998

Rinser, Luise. ABELARD’S LOVE. The relationship between Peter Abelard and his son, Astrolabe. (Fiction)

Rosenbaum, Ron. EXPLAINING HITLER: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF HIS EVIL. DD247.H5 R67 1998

Rossinow , Douglas C. THE POLITICS OF AUTHENTICITY: LIBERALISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND THE NEW LEFT IN AMERICA. Rossinow shows the continuity between the religious search for meaning in the 1950s and the secular search for wholeness and realness in the "new left" in the 1960s. HN90.R3 R64 1998

Siebert, Charles. WICKERBY: AN URBAN PASTORAL. Siebert, a Brooklynite, compares the country to the city after spending five months in a log cabin in the Canadian woods. QH81 .S59 1998

Smith, Lacey B. FOOLS, MARTYRS, TRAITORS: THE STORY OF MARTYRDOM IN THE WESTERN WORLD. From Socrates to Martin Luther King, Jr. - how do you define a martyr? BL626.5 .S65 1997

Updike, John. IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES. Fabulous American generational saga - reminiscent of the classic Rabbit series. (Fiction)

Weber, Janice. HOT TICKET. A very Clinton-like president is a major character in this hilarious spy novel with heroine, concert violinist Leslie Frost. (Fiction)

Wills, Rosetta. THE KING OF WESTERN SWING: BOB WILLS REMEMBERED. ML422.W6 W55 1998

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