Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: October 1997
Booklists for Adults

Angelou, Maya. THE HEART OF A WOMAN. This is the fourth volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography. She continues to be one of the most remarkable and inspiring people of our age. This book was chosen by Oprah's Book Club in May, 1997. PS3551.N464 Z465 1993x

Auster, Paul. HAND TO MOUTH: A CHRONICLE OF EARLY FAILURE. The writer recalls his early years of poverty and struggle. PS3551.U77 Z4616 1997

Barthelme, Donald. FORTY STORIES. Barthelme's delightfully eccentric stories may confound or surprise you, but they will always amuse you. (Fiction)

Bogle, Donald. DOROTHY DANDRIDGE: A BIOGRAPHY. A fifties film goddess who was African American. PN2287.D256 B64 1997

Borg, Marcus J., ed. THE LOST GOSPEL Q: THE ORIGINAL SAYINGS OF JESUS. BS2555.2 .L66 1996

Cohen, Kenneth S. THE WAY OF QIGONG = [CH'I KUNG CHI TAO] : THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CHINESE ENERGY HEALING. RA781.8 .C64 1997

Cook, Robin. CHROMOSOME 6. Another medical thriller by Robin Cook. He combines cutting-edge suspense with medical possibilities that are all too "real." (Fiction)

Cornwell, Patricia D. UNNATURAL EXPOSURE. A new plague threatens to engulf the world in this horrifying murder mystery. (Fiction)

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. FINDING FLOW IN EVERYDAY LIFE. Peak experiences in work and play. BF575.H27 C848 1997

Dacyczyn, Amy. THE TIGHTWAD GAZETTE: PROMOTING THRIFT AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE. How to achieve your dreams on a budget. HG7931.D23 1993x

Doherty, William J. THE INTENTIONAL FAMILY: HOW TO BUILD FAMILY TIES IN OUR MODERN WORLD. HQ536 .D64 1997

Fitch, Noel R. APPETITE FOR LIFE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JULIA CHILD. TX649.C47 F57 1997

France, Peter. HERMITS: THE INSIGHTS OF SOLITUDE. A study of the importance of the solitary life by an examination of the lives of some of those who have lived it. BX2845 .F73 1997

Gonzalez-Crussi, F. ON THE NATURE OF THINGS EROTIC. Essays touching on the obscure objects of desire which humans fixate on and the seduction schemes they plan to obtain their pleasures. HQ460 .G66 1989

Green, Miranda J. THE WORLD OF THE DRUIDS: THE TRUE AND FASCINATING HISTORY OF THE DRUIDS, ANCIENT AND MODERN. BL910 .G73 1997x

Klepper, Michael. THE WEALTHY 100: FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO BILL GATES - A RANKING OF THE RICHEST AMERICANS, PAST AND PRESENT. HG172.A2 K58 1996

Kramer, Peter D. SHOULD YOU LEAVE? The master of prozac gives advice on intimacy and depression. RC488.5 .K76 1997

McGrath, Patrick. ASYLUM. A love affair between a psychiatrist's wife and an inmate at a hospital for the criminally insane. (Fiction)

Nicklaus, Jack. JACK NICKLAUS: MY STORY. GV964.N5 A32 1997

Olmsted, Barney. MANAGING IN A FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE. HD5109 .O56 1997

Padgett, Abigail. MOONBIRD BOY. A mystery with a different heroine: a manic-depressive social worker. All Padgett's books use Native American culture as part of their setting. (Fiction)

Pari, Susanne. THE FORTUNE CATCHER. Two lovers were caught up in the Islamic Revolution of the '70s. (Fiction)

Perry, Anne. WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE. A princely romance is the backdrop for murder and international intrigue in Victorian London. (Fiction)

Pritchett, V. S. THE TALE BEARERS: LITERARY ESSAYS. Short, brilliant essays on American and British authors reveal Pritchett's matchless style and erudition. PR 823 .P7

Roberts, Monty. THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES. Roberts describes his newer, more gentle approach to horse training which uses body language to understand and communicate with the animal. SF284.52.R635 A3 1997

Rutherford, Edward. LONDON. Saga of the city from 54 B.C. to the present as seen through the eyes of generations of six families. (Fiction)

Schwarz, Ted. TRUST NO ONE: THE GLAMOROUS LIFE AND BIZARRE DEATH OF DORIS DUKE. The fascinating and frightening story of the golden girl socialite heiress. CT275.D8769 S38 1997

Smith, Wilbur. BIRDS OF PREY. During the seventeenth century, an Englishman and his son hunted down the ships of the Dutch Republic, with which England was at war. (Fiction)

Thernstrom, Melanie. HALFWAY HEAVEN: DIARY OF A HARVARD MURDER. An examination of the tragic circumstances which led to the murder of Harvard student Trang Phuong Ho by her roommate. HV6533.M4 T48 1997

Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. A recent BPL book group decided that this is indeed a classic and illuminates American history and culture. (Fiction)

Walsh, John. TEARS OF RAGE: FROM GRIEVING FATHER TO CRUSADER FOR JUSTICE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ADAM WALSH CASE. The host of "America's Most Wanted" tells the story of his 6-year-old son's murder. HV7936.T4 W358 1997x

Whitney, Phyllis A. AMETHYST DREAMS. A woman searches for a friend who disappeared from her grandfather's seaside home on Topsail Island, North Carolina. (Fiction)

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