Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: October 1998
Booklists for Adults

Barrett, Nina. THE GIRLS: A TRUE STORY OF LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP. Five women, who became friends in elementary school more than 35 years ago, continue to share in one another’s sometimes tumultuous lives. HQ1059.5.U5 B35 1998

Brown, Carrie. ROSE’S GARDEN. Conrad Morrisey, a widower and loner, begins to reach out to people after he sees an apparition. (Fiction)

Conover, C. Todd. THE ART OF ASTUTE INVESTING: BUILDING WEALTH WITH NO-LOAD MUTUAL FUNDS. Why should you pay a 4 to 6 percent sales charge that comes right out of your pocket and reduces your investment returns? HG4530 .C59 1998

Davis-Goff, Annabel. THE DOWER HOUSE. The adventures and romantic relationships of an Anglo-Irish teenage girl who migrates to the swinging London of the 1960s. (Fiction)

Dickey, Christopher. SUMMER OF DELIVERANCE: A MEMOIR OF FATHER AND SON. Slightly too respectful, but still candid perspective on the famous writer James Dickey. PS3554.I318 Z88 1998

Fonseca, Rubem. VAST EMOTIONS AND IMPERFECT THOUGHTS. A Brazilian film director makes a foray into East Berlin to get hold of his favorite author’s unpublished manuscript. (Fiction)

Foucault, Michel. MADNESS AND CIVILIZATION: A HISTORY OF INSANITY IN THE AGE OF REASON. The French take on how social institutions abhor a vacuum. RC438 .F613 1973

Fox, Laurie A. MY SISTER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: A NOVEL OF MY LIFE. This account of the author’s sister’s mental illness blurs the distinction between fiction and memoir. (Fiction)

Healy, Dermot. THE BEND FOR HOME. A writer looks back to his Irish boyhood and youth. PR6058.E19 Z463 1998

Hentoff, Nat. LIVING THE BILL OF RIGHTS: HOW TO BE AN AUTHENTIC AMERICAN.  KF4750 .H46 1998

Kayworth, Alfred E. ABENAKI WARRIOR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHIEF ESCUMBUIT, BIG ISLAND POND, 1665-1727: FRENCH HERO! BRITISH MONSTER! INDIAN PATRIOT!  E99.A13 .E735 1998

Macken, Walter. CITY OF THE TRIBES. Short stories depicting life in Galway City, Ireland. (Fiction)

McKibben, Bill. MAYBE ONE: A PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ARGUMENT FOR SINGLE-CHILD FAMILIES. HB849.415 .M39 1998

Neely, Barbara. BLANCHE CLEANS UP. Blanche White, a black housekeeper, becomes a detective after a young man dies in a swimming pool. (Fiction)

Nelson, Bobby J. KEEPERS: A MEMOIR. The usual tearjerker of tragic loss. PS3564.E45 Z465 1998

Noah, Robert. THE MAN WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA. In 1911, Marquis de Valfierno decides to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and turn the stolen prize into a fortune. (Fiction)

Perry, Anne. A BREACH OF PROMISE. The squalor that lies beneath London’s high society’s polite mask. (Fiction)

Pert, Candace B. MOLECULES OF EMOTION: WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY YOU FEEL.  QP401 .P47 1997

Peters, Elizabeth. THE APE WHO GUARDS THE BALANCE. The Emerson family encounters adventure, murder, and archaeological surprises in this latest Amelia Peabody mystery. (Fiction)

Purdy, James. GERTRUDE OF STONY ISLAND AVENUE. After her alcoholic daughter’s death, Carrie Kinsella decides to explore her secret life. (Fiction)

Robbins, David L. SOULS TO KEEP. Virgil and his wife, Ellen, are estranged from each other until a dead woman’s soul takes possession of Ellen’s body. (Fiction)

Simon, Linda. GENUINE REALITY: A LIFE OF WILLIAM JAMES. B945.J24 S485 1998

Simopoulos, Artemis. THE OMEGA PLAN: THE MEDICALLY PROVEN DIET THAT RESTORES YOUR BODY’S ESSENTIAL NUTRITIONAL BALANCE. QP752.O44 .S56 1998

Singh, Ranjie N. SELF-HEALING: POWERFUL TECHNIQUES. QP572.M44 S56 1998

Slater, Lauren. PROZAC DIARY. RC464.S58 A3 1998

Sole, Linda. THIS LAND, THIS LOVE. Recently orphaned, Rebecca Cottrel marries Aden Sawle out of necessity. (Fiction)

Stoddard, Alexandra. LIVING IN LOVE. Advice and instruction on achieving a happy and rewarding marriage. BF575.L8 S825 1997

Swados, Elizabeth. FLAMBOYANT. Wonderful dialogue between an Orthodox Jewish teacher and a transvestite African-American student. (Fiction)

Tick, Judith. RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: A COMPOSER’S SEARCH FOR AMERICAN MUSIC. A sympathetic biography of an important woman composer and social activist. ML410.S4446 T5 1997

Trevor, William. DEATH IN SUMMER. A novella about love and death by an Irish master. (Fiction)

Verne, Jules. PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. The master science fiction writer takes, as a subject, his own city. (Fiction)

Young, Kimberly S. CAUGHT IN THE NET: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY. RC569.5.I54 Y68 1998

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