Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: February 1999
Booklists for Adults

Anissimov, Myriam. PRIMO LEVI: THE SUICIDE OF AN OPTIMIST. A brilliant man endured a life of suffering. PQ4872.E8 Z5613 1997

Barnes, Hazel E. THE STORY I TELL MYSELF: A VENTURE IN EXISTENTIALIST AUTOBIOGRAPHY. An engrossing account of one woman’s psychological liberation from a false sense of what she wanted to be, and of the gradual development of a personal philosophy she was willing to live by. CT275.B4474 A3 1997

Bayley, John. ELEGY FOR IRIS. Ms. Murdoch, ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease, was sadly and poetically portrayed by her husband. PR6063.U7 Z583 1999

Beaufort, Simon. MURDER IN THE HOLY CITY. After the First Crusade, in Jerusalem, someone is in the process of overthrowing the most powerful knights and priests. (Fiction)

Brooks, Geraldine. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE: A PEN PAL’S JOURNEY FROM DOWN UNDER TO ALL OVER. Brooks, an Australian working for the Wall Street Journal, decided to track down the pen friends she made when she was a girl. PN5516.B76 A3 1998

Brown, Sylvia. ADVENTURES OF A PSYCHIC: THE FASCINATING AND INSPIRING TRUE-LIFE STORY OF ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CLAIRVOYANTS. BF1027.B76 A3 1998

Carlson, Richard. DON’T WORRY, MAKE MONEY: SPIRITUAL AND PRACTICAL WAYS TO CREATE ABUNDANCE AND MORE FUN IN YOUR LIFE. The title says it all. HF5386 .C272 1998

Chase-Riboud, Barbara. SALLY HEMINGS: A NOVEL. The life of Thomas Jefferson’s longtime companion is fictionally explored - pre-DNA testing results... (Fiction)

Cheever, Susan. NOTE FOUND IN A BOTTLE: MY LIFE AS A DRINKER.
HV5293.C49 A3 1999

Ellingham, Lewis. POET BE LIKE GOD: JACK SPICER AND THE SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE. A biography of this little-known contemporary of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac chronicles the burgeoning North Beach gay scene and arts community of the 50s and 60s. PS3569.P47 Z65 1998

Fernandez, John P. RACE, GENDER AND RHETORIC: THE TRUE STATE OF RACE AND GENDER IN CORPORATE AMERICA. HF5549.5.M5 F47 1999

Fradkin, Philip L. MAGNITUDE 8: EARTHQUAKES AND LIFE ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT. A magnitude 8 earthquake could occur in California. QE535.2.U6 F7 1998

Hospital, Janette T. OYSTER. Two parents, looking for a missing son and daughter, have to deal with a cult. (Fiction)

Jupiter, Marlene. SAVVY INVESTING FOR WOMEN: STRATEGIES FROM A SELF-MADE WALL STREET MILLIONAIRE. HG4527 .J87 1998

Keady, Walter. MARY MCGREEVY: A NOVEL. A nun scandalizes a small town in Ireland when she leaves her convent and comes home to run her late father’s farm. (Fiction)

Kirsch, Jonathan. MOSES: A LIFE. Is Moses a literary fabrication? BS580.M6 K54 1998

Lackey, Mercedes. FIDDLER FAIR. Tales of elves, UFOs, music, and magic. (Fiction)

Lewis, Charles. THE BUYING OF THE CONGRESS: HOW SPECIAL INTERESTS HAVE STOLEN YOUR RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. JK1118. L47 1998

MacLachlan, Cheryl. BRINGING SWEDEN HOME: CREATING THE FEELING OF SWEDEN IN YOUR HOME ROOM BY ROOM. TX311 .M2355 1997

Mah, Adeline Y. FALLING LEAVES: A TRUE STORY OF AN UNWANTED CHINESE DAUGHTER. Read about an unbelievably evil stepmother. CT275.M45115 A3 1998

Maracotta, Lindsay. PLAYING DEAD: A HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY. Lucy Freers, an animator in Hollywood, investigates after her nanny is shot dead. (Fiction)

Michaels, Grant. DEAD AS A DOORNAIL. The South End serves as the backdrop for this latest Grant Michaels mystery featuring Stan Kraychik, a gay Newbury Street hairdresser and amateur sleuth. (Fiction)

Natelson, Benjamin H. FACING AND FIGHTING FATIGUE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH. RB150.F37 N38 1998

Neville-Sington, Pamela. FANNY TROLLOPE: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURE OF A CLEVER WOMAN. Fanny Trollope, mother of Anthony Trollope, is a gifted writer and resourceful woman. PR5699.T3 Z77 1998

O’Brien, Timothy L. BAD BET. HV6710 .O27 1998

Pelecanos, George P. THE SWEET FOREVER. Marcus Clay, owner of a small chain of record stores, and his best friend, Dimitri try to survive in crime-ridden Washington, D.C. of the mid-1980s. (Fiction)

Rohm, Wendy G. THE MICROSOFT FILE: THE CASE AGAINST BILL GATES. HD9696.63.U64 M537 1998

Vidal, Gore. LINCOLN: A NOVEL. A stunning fictional biography of Lincoln’s presidential years. Many consider it Vidal’s masterpiece. (Fiction)

Watkins, James H., ed. SOUTHERN SELVES: FROM MARK TWAIN AND EUDORA WELTY TO MAYA ANGELOU AND KAYE GIBBONS: A COLLECTION OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING. PS551 .S575 1998

Williams, Niall. FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE: A NOVEL. Luminous prose characterizes this novel in which the stories of two families in Ireland unfold and eventually become entwined as intricately as a Celtic knot. (Fiction)

Woodrell, Daniel. TOMATO RED. When Jamalee Merridew meets Sammy Barlach, she thinks that he can help her escape from the Venus Holler section of West Table, Missouri. (Fiction)

Zhou, Min. GROWING UP AMERICAN: HOW VIETNAMESE CHILDREN ADAPT TO LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES. E184.V53 Z48 1998

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