Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: April 1999
Booklists for Adults

Adler, Margot. HERETIC’S HEART: A JOURNEY THROUGH SPIRIT AND REVOLUTION. In the 1960s, Adler was a political activist at Berkeley, a civil rights worker in Mississippi, and corresponded with a young American soldier fighting in Vietnam. PN4874.A29 H47 1997

Alexander, Caroline. THE ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON’S LEGENDARY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. G850 1914 .S53 A44 1998

Blauner, Bob, ed. OUR MOTHERS’ SPIRITS: GREAT WRITERS ON THE DEATH OF MOTHERS AND THE GRIEF OF MEN. BF575.G7 O95 1997

Brenner, Joel G. THE EMPERORS OF CHOCOLATE: INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF HERSHEY AND MARS. HD9200.U54 H473 1999

Brooks, Peter. WORLD ELSEWHERE. Prince Charles of Nassau-Siegen, a French nobleman, spends an eventful time in Tahiti after he joins the frigate Boudeuse as it sets out on a voyage around the world. (Fiction)

Chase, Clifford, ed. QUEER 13: LESBIAN AND GAY WRITERS RECALL SEVENTH GRADE. LC2575 .Q84 1998

Coulson, Danny O. NO HEROES: INSIDE THE FBI’S SECRET COUNTER-TERROR FORCE. The involvement of the Hostage Rescue Team of the FBI in such cases as Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City bombing. HV8144.F43 C68 1999

De Lint, Charles. SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING. Fabled animal people live and walk the streets of city of Newford. (Fiction)

Dodman, Nicholas H. DOGS BEHAVING BADLY: AN A TO Z GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING CANINE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. SF433 .D634 1999

Dukthas, Ann. A TIME FOR THE DEATH OF A KING. Did Mary Stuart and her alleged lover, Lord Bothwell, kill her husband, Lord Darnley? (Fiction)

Dunnigan, James F. DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: MILITARY INFORMATION YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW. DS557.7 .D85 1999

Dwyer, Kelly. SELF-PORTRAIT WITH GHOSTS. Kate Flannigan is doing well as an artist and in her relationships until her brother commits suicide. (Fiction)

Elkins, Aaron J. LOOT. In 1945, a truck, carrying a load of masterpieces to be hidden in the Austrian salt mines, vanishes into a mountain snowstorm. (Fiction)

Emery, Ralph. THE VIEW FROM NASHVILLE. ML3524 .E45 1998

Feinstein, John. THE MAJORS: IN PURSUIT OF GOLF’S HOLY GRAIL. GV970 .F456 1999

Godwin, Gail. EVENSONG. The sequel to Father Melancholy, beautifully written and plotted. (Fiction)

Hijuelos, Oscar. THE EMPRESS OF THE SPLENDID SEASON. A moving tale of a Caribbean immigrant maid in New York City. (Fiction)

Lee, Rensselaer W. SMUGGLING ARMAGEDDON: THE NUCLEAR BLACK MARKET IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AND EUROPE. HV6433.F6 L44 1998

Maddox, John R. WHAT REMAINS TO BE DISCOVERED: MAPPING THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, THE ORIGINS OF LIFE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RACE. Q180.55.D57 M33 1998

Mann, William J. WISECRACKER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM HAINES, HOLLYWOOD’S FIRST OPENLY GAY STAR. PN2287.H172 M36 1998

Marius, Richard. MARTIN LUTHER: THE CHRISTIAN BETWEEN GOD AND DEATH. Martin Luther, warts and all -- a fascinating look at a man and his struggle for faith. BR325 .M2955 1999

Mee, Charles L. A NEARLY NORMAL LIFE: A MEMOIR. What polio does to a young man. RJ496.P2 M526 1999.

Michaels, Barbara. OTHER WORLDS. A supernatural tale is discussed by some leading Victorian minds. (Fiction)

Nijinsky, Waslaw. THE DIARY OF VASLAV NIJINSKY. Diary of the ballet dancer. GV1785.N6 A3

Obst, David. TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN: CHANGING AMERICA IN THE ‘60S AND ‘70S. E839.5 .O28 1998

Pernoud, Raegine. JOAN OF ARC: HER STORY. A translation of a popular French book on Saint Joan. DC103 .P37813 1999

Quammen, David. WILD THOUGHTS FROM WILD PLACES. Collected travel writings celebrating the wild things and places of the world. QH81 .Q18 1998

Ragan, Kathleen, ed. FEARLESS GIRLS, WISE WOMEN, AND BELOVED SISTERS: HEROINES IN FOLKTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. GR515 .S39 1998

Richardson, Cheryl. TAKE TIME FOR YOUR LIFE: A PERSONAL COACH’S SEVEN-STEP PROGRAM FOR CREATING THE LIFE YOU WANT. A step-by-step guide to reorganizing your priorities. BF637.C5 R53 1998

Rogan, Barbara. SUSPICION. After novelist Emma Roth and her family move into a mansion overlooking the Long Island Sound, strange things begin to occur: characters in a computer game address cruel personal remarks to her and someone has access to her innermost thoughts, secrets, and fears. (Fiction)

Singer, Isaac B. SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON. Newly translated -- vintage Singer. (Fiction)

Slick, Grace. SOMEBODY TO LOVE? A ROCK-AND-ROLL MEMOIR. ML420.S6625 A3 1998

Solzhenietisyn, Aleksandr I. NOVEMBER 1916. This novel depicts the revolutionary history of Russia -- the author’s homeland. (Fiction)

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