Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: June 1999
Booklists for Adults

Braun, Lilian J. THE CAT WHO SAW STARS. Qwill, Koko, and, Yum-Yum think there may be visitors from another planet plaguing their vacation spot. (Fiction)

Brown, Carrie. LAMB IN LOVE. Relationship between a nanny of a mentally disabled boy and a postmaster. (Fiction)

Bryson, Bill. I’M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF: NOTES ON RETURNING TO AMERICA AFTER 20 YEARS AWAY. E169.04 .B778 1999

Buckley, Fiona. THE DOUBLET AFFAIR: A MYSTERY AT QUEEN ELIZABETH I’S COURT. Elizabeth sends loyal lady-in-waiting, Ursula Blanchard, off to the country to unravel who is behind an insurrection plot aimed at claiming the throne for Mary, Queen of Scots. (Fiction)

Coultrip-Davis, Deborah. FLAVORS OF KOREA: DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN CUISINE. TX837 .C686 1998

Frances, Allen. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO THE PSYCHIATRIST’S BIBLE. RC454.4 .F715 1998

Fremont, Helen. AFTER LONG SILENCE. She was raised Catholic but found out her parents were Jewish Holocaust survivors. E184.37.F74 A4 1999

Gordon, Alan. THIRTEENTH NIGHT: A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY. During the thirteenth century, a jester, Feste, returns to the Duchy of Orsino after the duke’s mysterious death to stop Malvolio, who was involved in the dynastic crisis there 15 years ago, from planning his revenge on Feste. (Fiction)

Gordon, Lyndall. A PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY JAMES: TWO WOMEN AND HIS ART. How the author’s major themes developed from his own experiences. PS2123 .G67 1999

Gowdy, Barbara. THE WHITE BONE. The adventures of a young elephant, Mud, and her family in sub-Saharan Africa. (Fiction)

Harris, Joanne. CHOCOLAT. A sweetshop proprietor in a French village clashes with the local priest. (Fiction)

Hochschild, Adam. KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST: THE PLUNDER OF THE CONGO AND THE TWENTIETH CENTURY’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT. DT655 .H63 1998

Isaacs, Jeremy. COLD WAR: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, 1945-1991. D843 .I77 1998

Jay, Karla. TALES OF THE LAVENDER MENACE: A MEMOIR OF LIBERATION. Written by a self-described "lesbian/feminist radical with unkempt hair and utopian ideals." HQ75.4.J38 A3 1999

Kelton, Elmer. THE SMILING COUNTRY. Hewey Calloway, who is an aging cowhand in 1910 Texas, does not like the looks of the new century with its fences, trucks, and automobiles. (Fiction)

Kincaid, Jamaica, ed. MY FAVORITE PLANT: WRITERS AND GARDENERS ON THE PLANTS THEY LOVE. SB455 .M9 1998

Knapp, Caroline. PACK OF TWO: THE INTRICATE BOND BETWEEN PEOPLE AND DOGS. SF433 .K54 1998

LeFavour, Bruce. FRANCE ON FOOT: VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, HOTEL TO HOTEL: HOW TO WALK THE FRENCH TRAIL SYSTEM ON YOUR OWN. GV199.42.F8 L44 1999

Lepore, Jill. THE NAME OF WAR: KING PHILIP’S WAR AND THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN IDENTITY. E87.876 .L46 1998

Lindbergh, Reeve. UNDER A WING: A MEMOIR. PS3552.R6975 Z475 1998

Mark, Andrew. FALLING BODIES. After his wife and children died in a car accident, Jackson Tate is haunted by memories of happier times until he meets Olivia Faraday. (Fiction)

May, Ena. A CLOSE SHAVE WITH THE DEVIL: STORIES OF DUBLIN. Citizen’s alert: the devil has been seen in Dublin. (Fiction)

McMurtry, Larry. CRAZY HORSE. E99.O3 M36 1999

Miles, Rosalind. GUENEVERE: QUEEN OF THE SUMMER COUNTRY. A novel of Camelot. (Fiction)

Morella, Joe. GENIUS AND LUST: THE CREATIVITY AND SEXUALITY OF COLE PORTER AND NOEL COWARD. ML390 .M77 1996

O’Leary, Olivia. MARY ROBINSON: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY. The life of the former president of Ireland. DA965.R63 O54 1999

Robinson, Paul A. GAY LIVES: HOMOSEXUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS TO PAUL MONETTE. HQ75.2 .R63 1999

Rodenbeck, Max. CAIRO: THE CITY VICTORIOUS. DT143 .R63 1999

Roiphe, Anne R. 1185 PARK AVENUE: A MEMOIR. Growing up rich in a dysfunctional family in New York City. PS3568.O53 Z463 1999

Sontag, Sherry. BLIND MAN’S BLUFF: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUBMARINE ESPIONAGE. VB321.U54 S65 1998

Stilgoe, John R. OUTSIDE LIES MAGIC: REGAINING HISTORY AND AWARENESS IN EVERYDAY PLACES. The wonders of the supposedly ordinary landscape are explored here. E169.O4 S834 1998

Wagner, Gottfried. TWILIGHT OF THE WAGNERS: THE UNVEILING OF A FAMILY’S LEGACY. ML429.W134 A3 1999

Ward, Lauri. USE WHAT YOU HAVE DECORATING: TRANSFORM YOUR HOME IN ONE HOUR WITH TEN SIMPLE DESIGN PRINCIPLES USING... NK2115 .W2 1998

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