Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: June 2000
Booklists for Adults

Asher, Michael. LAWRENCE: THE UNCROWNED KING OF ARABIA. An engrossing, highly readable biography of Lawrence of Arabia. Superb. D568.4.L65 A74 1999

Bender, Karen E. LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE. Story of three generations of women in a southern California family: the widowed Ella Rose, her two daughters &endash; one of whom is retarded, and her granddaughter. (Fiction)

Carr, Rosamond H. LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS: MY LIFE IN RWANDA. An American who emigrated to Rwanda over 50 years ago shares her experiences. DT450.427.C37 A3 1999

Cunningham, Michael. A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD. The first novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Hours, offers a profound and original portrait of friendship and contemporary family life of three friends. (Fiction)

Duberstein, Larry. THE HANDSOME SAILOR. Fictionalized biography of Melville’s last 30 years. (Fiction)

Farrow, John. CITY OF ICE. Montreal detective Emile Cinq-Mars battles an international crime conspiracy. (Fiction)

Ford, Richard. INDEPENDENCE DAY. This novel of contemporary life won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996. (Fiction)

Freke, Timothy. SHAMANIC WISDOMKEEPERS: SHAMANISM IN THE MODERN WORLD. BL2370.S5 F69 1999

Gates, Henry L. WONDERS OF THE AFRICAN WORLD. This book came out of the author’s PBS series on the little-known glories of African civilization. DT14 .G385 1999

Gilbert, Elizabeth. STERN MEN. A young woman single-handedly ends a generations-long feud between two remote islands off the coast of Maine. (Fiction)

Goodwin, Doris K. WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A MEMOIR. GV875.B7 G66 1997

Gottlieb, Lori. STICK FIGURE: A DIARY OF MY FORMER SELF. A personal narrative of anorexia. RC552.A5 G68 2000

Groopman, Jerome E. SECOND OPINIONS: STORIES OF INTUITION AND CHOICE IN A CHANGING WORLD OF MEDICINE. RC82 .G76 2000

Gurdjieff, Georges I. MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN. A comical, yet profound journey to seek wisdom. B4249.G83 M4 1974

Hawken, Paul. NATURAL CAPITALISM: CREATING THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. An examination of several leading edge companies that maintain profits without damaging the environment. HC106.82 .H39 1999

Hollander, Anne. FEEDING THE EYE: ESSAYS. A brilliant set of essays documenting the meaning of dress and costume. GT525 .H646 1999

Kellerman, Jonathan. PRIVATE EYES. Terrifying novel in which behavior modification is taken to hideous extremes. (Fiction)

Kipling, Rudyard. KIM. The adventures of a young British boy raised in India He becomes a great spy. (Fiction)

Kunstler, James H. THE GEOGRAPHY OF NOWHERE: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF AMERICA’S MAN-MADE LANDSCAPE. The author examines the factors that have caused one place in the country to look much like another. NA2542.35 .K86 1994

Lapsley, Hilary. MARGARET MEAD AND RUTH BENEDICT: THE KINSHIP OF WOMEN. Chronicles how Mead's, Benedict's, and Franz Boas's contributions promoted a more inclusive vision of how ethnicity, gender, and sexuality shape the modern social sciences, as well as the struggle in creating satisfying professional and personal lives as women during the first half of the century. GN21.M36 L36 1999

Lynch, Peter. LEARN TO EARN: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE BASICS OF INVESTING AND BUSINESS. HG4910 .L95 1996

McCullers, Carson. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. A melancholy story of a young girl’s coming of age in the south in the 1950s. (Fiction)

McKenzie, Steven L. KING DAVID: A BIOGRAPHY. A challenging interpretation of the life of a popular biblical figure. BS580.D3 M35 2000

Nolan, Christopher. THE BANYAN TREE. A poignant tale of rural Ireland, an elderly woman, and a family farm, from the author of Under the Eye of the Clock. (Fiction)

Nordhoff, Charles. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. Truth is stranger than fiction. The classic, which inspired multiple films, deserves a read. (Fiction)

Pyper, Andrew. LOST GIRLS. In the Ontario town of Murdoch, two popular highschool girls have disappeared, presumed dead at the hand of their English teacher. (Fiction)

Rutherfurd, Edward. THE FOREST. Story of people living in England’s New Forest during nine turbulent centuries. (Fiction)

Shields, Carol. DRESSING UP FOR THE CARNIVAL. Short stories by a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist. (Fiction)

Sholokhov, Mikhail A. AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON. This moving story of the Russian Revolution won the Nobel Prize in 1965. (Fiction)

Spong, John S. HERE I STAND: MY STRUGGLE FOR A CHRISTIANITY OF INTEGRITY, LOVE, AND EQUALITY. A clergyman with a heart and a mind tells his story. BX5995.S77 A3 2000

Stuart, Sebastian. THE MENTOR. A best-selling novelist, Charles Davis, hatches a plan to get his name on another bestseller, even if he didn’t exactly write it. (Fiction)

Ung, Loung. FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A DAUGHTER OF CAMBODIA REMEMBERS. DS554.8 .U54 2000

Wilensky, Amy S. PASSING FOR NORMAL: A MEMOIR OF COMPULSION. Author describes her situation with Tourette’s Syndrome. RC533.W54 A3 1999

Recommendations by Adults' Services Department