Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: February 2000
Booklists for Adults

Angier, Natalie. WOMAN: AN INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY. Controversial theory on women’s biology and evolution. QP38 .A54 1999

Anker, Conrad. THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST. GV199.92.L44 A54 1999

Asher, Michael. LAWRENCE: THE UNCROWNED KING OF ARABIA. D568.4.L65 A74 1999

Baxter, Freddie M. THE SEVENTH CHILD: A LUCKY LIFE. Tale of a remarkable woman’s life, and of an African American family. F128.68.H3 B39 1999

Bonanno, Bill. BOUND BY HONOR: A MAFIOSO’S STORY. His father was the model for the "Godfather," and he can tell you who killed Kennedy. HV6452.N7 B65 1999

Bowden, Mark. BLACK HAWK DOWN: A STORY OF MODERN WAR. A blow-by-blow account of the October ’93 American raid into Mogadishu, Somalia. DT407.4 .B69 1999

Bradley, Bill. VALUES OF THE GAME. Former U.S. senator and current presidential candidate recalls his career as a player for the New York Knicks basketball team. GV888.25 .B73 1998

Cahill, Thomas. DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS: THE WORLD BEFORE AND AFTER JESUS. Cahill (How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews) provides a lively account of Jesus and the early Christian church. BT301.2 .C34 1999

Cesarani, David. ARTHUR KOESTLER: THE HOMELESS MIND. A new biography of an illustrious literary figure with tragic flaws. PR6021.O4 Z613 1999

Deloria, Philip J. PLAYING INDIAN. An exploration of how white Americans, while repressing real Indians, have cultivated a native identity by "playing Indian." E98.P99 D45 1998

Douglas, John E. BROKEN WINGS. Shortly after FBI profiler Jake Donovan is fired, he is called back to investigate the FBI director’s apparent suicide. (Fiction)

Eller, Marlin. BARBARIANS LED BY BILL GATES: HOW THE WORLD'S RICHEST CORPORA- TION WIELDS ITS POWER. HD9696.63.U64 M534 1998

Hooper, Edward. THE RIVER: A JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE OF HIV AND AIDS. The author posits the controversial theory that oral polio vaccine experiments in Africa in the 1950s caused the AIDS epide- mic. RA644.A25 H663 1999

Howell, Hannah. HIGHLAND HONOR. A brave Scotsman rescues a French woman from marauding relatives in medieval France. (Fiction)

Irwin, Robert. TIPS AND TRAPS WHEN BUYING A CONDO, CO-OP, OR TOWNHOUSE. HD1379 .I669 2000

Jeffers, Jennifer, ed. CONTEXTUALIZING AESTHETICS: FROM PLATO TO LYOTARD. What great minds have thought about art and beauty. BH39 .C6664 1999

Kay, Jane H. ASPHALT NATION: HOW THE AUTOMOBILE TOOK OVER AMERICA, AND HOW WE CAN TAKE IT BACK. Local author indicts our nation’s car culture. HE5623 .K36 1997

Kolata, Gina B. FLU: THE STORY OF THE GREAT INFLUENZA PANDEMIC OF 1918 AND THE SEARCH FOR THE VIRUS THAT CAUSED IT. RC150.4 .K65 1999

Kopf, Gerhard. PAPA’S SUITCASE. A former bookstore clerk sets off on his life’s quest: to find the manuscripts that Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, lost on a train in the 1920s. (Fiction)

Lawrence, Barbara K. BITTER ICE: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, FOOD, AND OBSESSION. A husband has an eating problem. RC552.A5 L385 1999

Lee, Lisa. EASY IMAC: SEE IT DONE, DO IT YOURSELF. If you have an iMac, read this book! QA76.8.I2645 L44 1999

MacDonald, Michael P. ALL SOULS: A FAMILY STORY FROM SOUTHIE. Tough memoir of the author's life growing up in a South Boston housing project. F73.68.S7 M33 1999

Maddoux, Marlin. THE SEAL OF GAIA. The almost anticlimactic rise of an antichrist in the frightening world of 2031. (Fiction)

Maguire, Gregory. CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER. During the 17th century, Dutch-born Margarethe Fisher brings her daughters from their native England to Haarlem, Holland. A retelling of the Cinderella story. (Fiction)

Matthiessen, Peter. NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: ZEN JOURNALS, 1969-1985. Matthiessen's quest for the way of the Buddha. PS3563.A8584 Z475 1986

Morris, Edmund. DUTCH: A MEMOIR OF RONALD REAGAN. A controversial biography of Reagan by a Pulitzer Prize-winner and authorized biographer. E877 .M66 1999

Ramsey, Dave. FINANCIAL PEACE. Budget book with great tips and insightful thoughts into why we overspend. HG179 .R315 1997

Rhodes, Richard. WHY THEY KILL: THE DISCOVERIES OF A MAVERICK CRIMINOLOGIST. Theory about the formation of a violent person. HV6080 .R46 1999

Robotham, Rosemarie, ed. THEBLUELIGHT CORNER: BLACK WOMEN WRITING ON PASSION, SEX, AND ROMANTIC LOVE. PS509.E7 B58 1999

Shirk, Martha. LIVES ON THE LINE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET. HQ792.U5 S534 1999

Simon, Alvah. NORTH TO THE NIGHT: A SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY IN THE ARCTIC. A husband and wife on the "rocks" in a small boat. G585.S56 A3 1999

Stendhal. THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA. Excellent new (1999) translation by Richard Howard. (Fiction)

Thorpe, Adam. PIECES OF LIGHT. The mysteries and tragedies of a child born in Africa and transported to his uncle's house in England for schooling. (Fiction)

Winterson, Jeanette. THE WORLD AND OTHER PLACES. Contemporary short stories from the British writer. (Fiction)

Recommendations by Adults' Services Department