Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: June 1998
Booklists for Adults

Agnew, Eleanor. MY MAMA’S WALTZ: A BOOK FOR DAUGHTERS OF ALCOHOLIC MOTHERS. HV5132 .A38 1998x

Allison, Dorothy. CAVEDWELLER. A woman from a small Georgia town leaves her family for Hollywood and then comes back for reconciliation. (Fiction)

Augustine, Norman R. AUGUSTINE’S TRAVELS: A WORLD-CLASS LEADER LOOKS AT LIFE, BUSINESS, AND WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED. HD31 .A8194 1998

Blume, Judy. SUMMER SISTERS. In sixth grade, Victoria Weaver’s life changes forever when new girl Caitlin Somers asks her to spend the summer with her on Martha’s Vineyard. (Fiction)

Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas. PRODUCTS OF THE PERFECTED CIVILIZATION; SELECTED WRITINGS OF CHAMFORT. Wisdom and wit from a bygone time. PQ1963.C4 A25

Cline, Sally. RADCLYFFE HALL: A WOMAN CALLED JOHN. Loads of new information on this pioneering lesbian author. PR6015.A33 Z62 1998

Colette. MY MOTHER’S HOUSE. A true paean to motherhood. (Fiction)

Collins, Wilkie. NO NAME. What happens to two girls whose parents are not married in Victorian England. (Fiction)

Faas, Horst. REQUIEM: BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO DIED IN VIETNAM AND INDOCHINA. DS557.72 F33 1997

Friedman, George, et al. THE INTELLIGENCE EDGE: HOW TO PROFIT IN THE INFORMATION AGE. HD38.7 I55 1997

Hall, Donald. WITHOUT. A collection of poems in memory of the author’s wife, poet Jane Kenyon. PS3515.A3152 W58 1998

Hall, Radclyffe. YOUR JOHN: THE LOVE LETTERS OF RADCLYFFE HALL. Steamy.   PR6015.A33 Z494 1997x

Hollander, John, ed. COMMITTED TO MEMORY: 100 BEST POEMS TO MEMORIZE.  PR1175 .C6425 1996x

Hornbacher, Marya. WASTED: A MEMOIR OF ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA. The real nitty-gritty. RC552.A5 H67 1998

Hughes, Robert. BARCELONA. History and culture of the city. DP402.B265 H85 1992

Jacobsen, Jens P. NIELS LYHNE. A Danish masterpiece which bridges the romantic period and the age of realism. (Fiction)

Kilian, Michael. MAJOR WASHINGTON: A NOVEL. Description of the three pivotal years in the life of George Washington: years in which he loved and fought. (Fiction)

MacLaverty, Bernard. GRACE NOTES. Catherine McKenna, a single mother and professional composer, returns home to Northern Ireland to bury her father and forge a tentative peace with her mother. (Fiction)

McKnight, Gerald. THE LAST CRUSADE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., THE FBI, AND THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN. E185.97.K5 M38 1998

Mehta, Gita. SNAKES AND LADDERS: GLIMPSES OF INDIA. DS414.2 .M44

Moody, Rick. PURPLE AMERICA. An incendiary weekend in the life of alcoholic Hex Raitliffe and his troubled family. (Fiction)

Murakami, Haruki. THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE. A Japanese man searches for his missing wife while sitting in the bottom of a well. (Fiction)

O’Faolain, Nuala. ARE YOU SOMEBODY: THE ACCIDENTAL MEMOIR OF A DUBLIN WOMAN. PN5146.O39 A3 1998

Reeve, Christopher. STILL ME. A moving and interesting autobiography. PN2287.R292 A3 1998b

Roy, Arundhati. THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS. A tale about a set of twins, their mother’s passion for a forbidden lover, and the physics of life in a tiny river town in India. (Fiction)

Roy, Lucinda. LADY MOSES. Jacinta Moses, daughter of a black African writer and a white British actress, flees to Virginia and Africa. (Fiction)

Russo, Richard. THE STRAIGHT MAN. Academic Hank Devereaux wages comic war on both the quarrelsome English faculty and the bean-counting administrative bureaucrats. (Fiction)

Scully, Julia. OUTSIDE PASSAGE: A MEMOIR OF AN ALASKAN CHILDHOOD.  CT275.S397 A3 1998

Shakespeare, Nicholas. THE DANCER UPSTAIRS. A novel based on the life of Peru’s guerrilla warrior Abimael Guzman, leader of the Shining Path. (Fiction)

Soares, Jo. A SAMBA FOR SHERLOCK. The sleuth of Baker Street goes to 1880s Rio to recover a missing Stradivarius for Brazil’s imperial court. (Fiction)

Spitzer, Quinn. HEADS, YOU WIN! : HOW THE BEST COMPANIES THINK. HD30.23 .S688 1997

Vidal, Gore. LIVE FROM GOLGOTHA. Time travel, the gospels, the future and the past are all muddled together in this hilariously irreverent look at the life of Jesus. (Fiction)

Wyden, Peter. CONQUERING SCHIZOPHRENIA: A FATHER, HIS SON, AND A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH. RC514 .W93 1997

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