Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: December 1999
Booklists for Adults

Benjamin, Carol L. LADY VANISHES. Lady, the therapy dog at a Greenwich Village home for "throw away" people, vanishes, and the owner of the home has been killed in a hit-and-run accident. (Fiction)

Burnham, Bill. HOW TO INVEST IN E-COMMERCE STOCKS. This book gives a good explanation as to what e-commerce is, and how one can profit from it on the stock market. HF5548.325.U6 B87 1999

Carter-Scott, Cherie. IF LOVE IS A GAME, THESE ARE THE RULES: TEN RULES FOR FINDING LOVE AND CREATING LONG-LASTING, AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS. HQ801 .C296 1999

Chang, Leslie. BEYOND THE NARROW GATE: THE JOURNEY OF FOUR CHINESE WOMEN FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM TO MIDDLE AMERICA. E184.C5 C445 1999

Dement, William C. THE PROMISE OF SLEEP: A PIONEER IN SLEEP MEDICINE EXPLAINS THE VITAL CONNECTION BETWEEN HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. RA786. D43 1999

Doder, Dusko. MILOSEVIC: PORTRAIT OF A TYRANT. DR2047.M55 D63 1999

France, Miranda. BAD TIMES IN BUENOS AIRES. This prize-winning travel book investigates the mystery of Argentina’s peculiar mixture of sophistication and chaos. F3001.2 .F725 1999

Gaspar, Frank. LEAVING PICO. A boy grows up fast one summer in the 1950s in the Portuguese part of Provincetown when his mother departs, leaving him with his grandfather. (Fiction)

Goodall, Jane. REASON FOR HOPE: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. The chimps seem to be equally capable of heinous and altruistic acts. Just like us! QL31.G58 A3 1999

Hammer, Joshua. CHOSEN BY GOD: A BROTHER’S JOURNEY. Hammer’s brother returns to Orthodox Judaism. F130.J5 H36 1999

Humes, Edward. MEAN JUSTICE: A TOWN’S TERROR, A PROSECUTOR’S POWER, A BETRAYAL OF INNOCENCE. Story of a man railroaded into jail and of a legal system that willfully subverts, mangles, and ignores the rights of citizens. KFC1199.K472 C724 1999

James, Henry. WHAT MAISIE KNEW. A sad tale of a child who knew too much and yet was an innocent. (Fiction)

Johnson, Kurt. NABOKOV’S BLUES: THE SCIENTIFIC ODYSSEY OF A LITERARY GENIUS. QL31.N23 J644 1999

Johnston, Terry C. RIDE THE MOON DOWN. When Titus Bass’s Indian wife and his family are taken prisoner by a Blackfoot war party, Bass sets out on a heroic journey to reclaim his loved ones. (Fiction)

Jones, Bridget. LE CORDON BLEU DESSERT TECHNIQUES. Chefs and instructors of the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School have written cookbooks that will teach you how to prepare beautiful and delicious desserts. This work contains more than 1000 photographs illustrating 300 production and cooking techniques. TX773 .J67 1999

Katz, Jon. RUNNING TO THE MOUNTAIN: A JOURNEY OF FAITH AND CHANGE. At age 50, writer Jon Katz leaves his family to look for his soul in the solitude of a tiny cabin on top of a mountain. PS3561.A7558 Z77 1999

Kovach, Bill. WARP SPEED: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF MIXED MEDIA. An analysis of what’s right and wrong with the 24-hour new culture. PN4888.P6 K68 1999

Lemmons, Thom. DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM. A character study of Mary Magdalene. (Fiction)

Lewis, Michael. THE NEW NEW THING: A SILICON VALLEY STORY. HD9696.63.U62 C585 2000

Messud, Claire. THE LAST LIFE. Sagesse LaBasse, who moved with her family from Algiers to the Riviera, tells what took place in 1991 when she was 16, and during the three years or so before that. (Fiction)

Naveen, Ron. WAITING TO FLY: ESCAPADES WITH THE PENGUINS OF ANTARCTICA. Memoirs of the author’s sixteen years studying penguins. QL696.S473 N38 1999

Nichols, Peter. VOYAGE TO THE NORTH STAR. During the Great Depression, a disgraced sailor loses his ship, the wife he loves and much of his will to go on. (Fiction)

Rich, Katherine R. THE RED DEVIL: TO HELL WITH CANCER -- AND BACK. No-holds-barred account of one woman's metastatic breast cancer. Everything that could go wrong, did. RC280.B8 R53 1999

Richmond, Lewis. WORK AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: A PRACTICAL BUDDHIST APPROACH TO INNER GROWTH AND SATISFACTION ON THE JOB. BQ5400 .R53 1999

Sampson, Anthony. MANDELA: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY. DT1974 .S26 1999

Schwartz, Lynne S. IN THE FAMILY WAY: AN URBAN COMEDY. A hilarious and touching novel of the new family. (Fiction)

Summers, Marc. EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: MY TRIAL AND TRIUMPHS WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER. Funny, but eerie. Haven't you ever wondered about yourself? RC533 .S86 1999

Ustinov, Peter. MONSIEUR RENE. In Geneva, a retired concierge, Monsieur Rene, decides that he and his comrades in hotel service, who, in their duties, are privy to important and scandalous secrets from heads of state, the wealthy, etc., should pool their wealth of information and use it to fight evil doers. (Fiction)

Vargas, Pattie. MAKING WILD WINES & MEADS: 125 UNUSUAL RECIPES USING HERBS, FRUITS & FLOWERS & MORE. TP548.2 .V37 1999

Velmans-Van Hessen, Edith. EDITH'S STORY. How a girl like Anne Frank survived, 'aided by people of disarming goodness in a sea of annihilating evil.' DS135.N6 N4613 1999

Wills, Garry. A NECESSARY EVIL: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN DISTRUST OF GOVERNMENT. E183 .W57 1999

Recommendations by Adults' Services Department