Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: February 1998
Booklists for Adults

Amende, Coral. HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLIC CAREERS AND PRIVATE LIVES OF HOLLYWOOD'S RICH AND FAMOUS. PN1998.2 .A44 1997

Anderson, Jervis. BAYARD RUSTIN: TROUBLES I'VE SEEN: A BIOGRAPHY. E185.97.R93 A53 1997

Anderson, Robert M. TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA: CLIMBING SOLO ON THE HIGHEST PEAK ON EACH OF THE WORLD'S SEVEN CONTINENTS. GV199.92.A53 A32 1996x

Baxter, John. STANLEY KUBRICK: A BIOGRAPHY. Life of the director of such films as "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange." PN1998.3.K83 B35 1997

Berg, Elizabeth. TALK BEFORE SLEEP. The grit and power of female friends. (Fiction)

Blum, Deborah. SEX ON THE BRAIN. Blum (The Monkey Wars) brings us up to date on the latest scientific theories on the differences between men and women. QP81.5 .B58 1997

Buri, Fritz. THE BUDDHA-CHRIST AS THE LORD OF THE TRUE SELF: THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE KYOTO SCHOOL AND CHRISTIANITY. B5242 .B8713 1997

Carlson, Richard. DON'T WORRY, MAKE MONEY: SPIRITUAL AND PRACTICAL WAYS TO CREATE ABUNDANCE AND MORE FUN IN YOUR LIFE. HF5386 .C272 1998

Carlton, Jim. APPLE: THE INTRIGUE, EGOMANIA AND BUSINESS BLUNDERS THAT TOPPLED AN AMERICAN ICON. The fall of a great company. HD9696.C64 A8633 1997

Christ, Carol P. REBIRTH OF THE GODDESS: FINDING MEANING IN FEMINIST SPIRITUALITY. BL625.7 .C47 1997

Cousineau, Phil. SOUL MOMENTS: MARVELOUS STORIES OF SYNCHRONICITY--MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCES FROM A SEEMINGLY RANDOM WORLD. The title says it all. BF1175 .C68 1997

De' Firenze, Rina. MYSTERY OF THE MONA LISA. Fictional version of the relationship between Leonardo da Vinci and his mother who, the author maintains, resembles the Mona Lisa. (Fiction)

DeSalvo, Louise A. BREATHLESS: AN ASTHMA JOURNAL. DeSalvo connects her long-misdiagnosed asthma with the rest of her personal history. RC591 .D47 1997

Gibson, Margaret. EARTH ELEGY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. Wonderfully vivid poems summon both the natural world in all its varied grandeur and the private musings of this gifted poet's rich inner life. PS3557.I1916 E28 1997

Glatt, John. THE CHIEFTAINS. The story of one of Ireland's most well-known traditional music groups. ML421.C53 G53 1997

Guinness, Alec. MY NAME ESCAPES ME: THE DIARY OF A RETIRING ACTOR. You know the actor from his famous roles in "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia." Share his articulate reflections on life, love, art, and friendship in this diary he kept in 1995 and 1996. PN2598.G8 A3 1997

Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia. KILLING TIME: AN INSPECTOR BILL SLIDER MYSTERY. Drugs, prostitution, and parliamentary entanglements are the settings for a brutal murder. (Fiction)

Holtzer, Susan. BLACK DIAMOND: AN ANNEKE HAAGEN MYSTERY. This narrative moves from the discovery of a body in a University of Michigan dorm back to the nineteenth century when Michigan's big industry was logging. (Fiction)

Horsley, Richard A. THE MESSAGE AND THE KINGDOM: HOW JESUS AND PAUL IGNITED A REVOLUTION AND TRANSFORMED THE ANCIENT WORLD. BR170 .H67 1997

Kricorian, Nancy. ZABELLE. An Armenian woman, born in Turkey, marries a grocer and settles down in Watertown, Massachusetts. (Fiction)

Maxwell, Robin. THE SECRET DIARY OF ANNE BOLEYN. A well-written, fictional diary of the second wife of Henry VIII interwoven with the early reign of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. (Fiction)

Michaels, Anne. FUGITIVE PIECES. A story about the holocaust and joy of life. (Fiction)

Mindell, Jodi A. SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT: HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY. RJ506.S55 M54 1997

Oppenheimer, Jerry. MARTHA STEWART--JUST DESSERTS: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY. A nasty, revealing look at the sleazy underbelly of the Martha Stewart empire. TT140.S67 O64 1997

Orion, Doreen. I KNOW YOU REALLY LOVE ME: A PSYCHIATRIST'S JOURNAL OF EROTOMANIA, STALKING AND OBSESSIVE LOVE. Wonderful read about a female shrink stalked by a female client--full of detail. RC553.E76 O75 1997

Osborn, Karen. BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY. Letters written by an early settler in New Mexico to her sister reveal the pioneers' lifestyle. (Fiction)

Palden Gyatso. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A TIBETAN MONK. Taken prisoner by the Chinese after their invasion of Tibet, Palden Gyatso writes about his life against the backdrop of this tragic conflict. BQ978.A45 A3 1997

Pinker, Steven. HOW THE MIND WORKS. QP360.5 .P56 1997

Pretty, Ruth. THE ULTIMATE INTERIOR DESIGNER. An excellent source of new ideas--particularly for children's rooms. NK2115 .P67 1997

Quindlen, Anna. BLACK AND BLUE. This novel, written by the best-selling author of One True Thing, deals with domestic violence. (Fiction)

Remini, Robert V. DANIEL WEBSTER: THE MAN AND HIS TIME. E340.W4 R36 1997

Singh Khalsa, Dharma. BRAIN LONGEVITY: THE BREAKTHROUGH MEDICAL PROGRAM THAT IMPROVES YOUR MIND AND MEMORY. QP376 .S634 1997

Tompkins, Ptolemy. PARADISE FEVER: GROWING UP IN THE SHADOW OF THE NEW AGE. Another "son of a guru" memoir - this time by an articulate, amusing son. BP605.N48 T56 1997

Walter, Joyce. THE HALLIE LAWRENCE STORY: A NOVEL. An entertainment lawyer tries to negotiate a movie deal for a concert violinist. (Fiction)

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