Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: December 1997
Booklists for Adults

Amory, Cleveland. RANCH OF DREAMS: THE HEARTWARMING STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST UNUSUAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY. The best-selling author of "The Cat Who Came for Christmas" spins a delightful tale of his adventures fighting cruelty to animals. PS3551.M58 Z47 1997

Ashley, Michael, ed. CLASSICAL WHODUNNITS. Crime stories set in the great days of ancient Greece and Rome with Socrates, Alexander the Great, and others as detectives. (Fiction)

Baldrige, Letitia. LETITIA BALDRIGE'S MORE THAN MANNERS!: RAISING TODAY'S KIDS TO HAVE KIND MANNERS AND GOOD HEARTS. HQ769 .B3123 1997

Boukreev, Anatoli. THE CLIMB: TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON MT. EVEREST. The Russian guide on the fatal 1996 Everest expedition gives his perspective on the tragedy. GV199 .44.E85 B69 1997

Buckley, Fiona. TO SHIELD THE QUEEN. Mystery and intrigue at the English Court, involving Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley and his wife, Amy. (Fiction)

Camus, Albert. THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS, AND OTHER ESSAYS. The best answer ever given to Hamlet's question, "to be or not to be...." PQ2605.A3734 M93

Collins, Wilkie. THE WOMAN IN WHITE. Hidden identity, madness, secrets, and forced marriages. (Fiction)

Duffy, Bruce. LAST COMES THE EGG. A Maryland teenager and two friends steal a car and head south, encountering two high school girls and an African American family. (Fiction)

Emblidge, David, ed. THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL READER. Trail diaries, poems, and essays celebrate the largest and narrowest of our national parks. F106 .A63 1996

Erdmann, Jack. WHISKEY'S CHILDREN. Harrowing account of the author's battle with his father's alcoholism and his own. HV5293 .E74 1997x

Fuentes, Carlos. THE CRYSTAL FRONTIER: A NOVEL IN NINE STORIES. Nine linked stories, mostly set on the border between U.S. and Mexico. (Fiction)

Gabor, Andrea. EINSTEIN'S WIFE: WORK AND MARRIAGE IN THE LIVES OF FIVE GREAT TWENTIETH-CENTURY WOMEN. Some highly gifted wives took a back seat to their famous husbands. HQ759 .G3 1995

Green, Tim. A MAN AND HIS MOTHER: AN ADOPTED SON'S SEARCH. HV874.82.G74 A3 1997

Harvey, Graham. CONTEMPORARY PAGANISM: LISTENING PEOPLE, SPEAKING EARTH. A British writer surveys the main trends and ecological foundations of a new religious movement. BF1571 .H37 1997

Macintyre, Ben. THE NAPOLEON OF CRIME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ADAM WORTH, MASTER

THIEF. The real life basis for the fictional Professor Moriarty. HV6653.W67 M33 1997

Malcolm, John. INTO THE VORTEX: A TIM SIMPSON MYSTERY. English merchant bankers, English art and a complex rugby-playing hero make for a great mystery. (Fiction)

Matthews, Anne. BRIGHT COLLEGE YEARS: INSIDE THE AMERICAN CAMPUS TODAY. LA228 .M38 1997

McIntyre, Vonda N. THE MOON AND THE SUN. Historical fantasy set in 1693 at the Court of Sun King Louis XIV of France. (Fiction)

McNamee, Thomas. THE RETURN OF THE WOLF TO YELLOWSTONE. An account, from a man who is both a rancher and a conservationist, of the controversial reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park. QL737.C22 M393 1997

Moynahan, Brian. RASPUTIN: THE SAINT WHO SINNED. The man who was neither mad nor a monk. DK254.R3 M69 1997

Nagel, Thomas. OTHER MINDS: CRITICAL ESSAYS, 1969-1994. Essays on ethics, political science and how philosophers think. B945.N333 O74 1995

O'Donohue, John. ANAM CARA: A BOOK OF CELTIC WISDOM. A Celtic spiritual companion or, to translate anam cara literally from the Irish, soul friend. BL624 .O33 1997

O'Toole, Peter. LOITERING WITH INTENT. The star of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "My Favorite Year" tells the charming story of his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the start of his stage career in the 1950s. PN2598.O7 A2 1992

Perry, Anne. PENTECOST ALLEY. The death of several prostitutes calls to mind Jack the Ripper. (Fiction)

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

Robertson, Joel C. NATURAL PROZAC: LEARNING TO RELEASE YOUR BODY'S OWN ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. RC537 .R59 1997

Scholinski, Daphne. THE LAST TIME I WORE A DRESS. The story of a teenage girl who was locked up in mental hospitals from 1981-1984 for failing to "look/act feminine." RC560.G45 S34 1997

Schom, Alan. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. DC203 .S36 1997

Schulman, Audrey. THE CAGE. An expedition to photograph hungry bears went terribly wrong. (Fiction)

Silva, Daniel. THE UNLIKELY SPY. In 1944, an English professor was assigned to mislead Hitler's intelligence services concerning D-Day's primary target. (Fiction)

Slovo, Gillian. EVERY SECRET THING: MY FAMILY, MY COUNTRY. Daughter of two prominent anti-apartheid activists describes growing up in silent terror. PR6069.L56 Z465 1997

Somerset Fry, Plantagenet. CASTLES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Breathtaking photography and fascinating descriptions of these historic masterpieces will have you yearning for travel to the British Isles. DA660 .S63 1997

Tully, James. PRISONER 1167: THE MADMAN WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER. There have been many books about the notorious serial killer of London's East End slums but this one is particularly convincing about who he may have been and also provides sympathetic portraits of his victims. HV6535.G6 L6586 1997

Recommendations by Adults' Services Department