Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: August 2000
Booklists for Adults

Alvarez, Julia. IN THE NAME OF SALOME. This story is based on the real lives of a Dominican family. The mother was a poet and the daughter taught at Vassar College. (Fiction)

Andersen, Christopher P. THE DAY JOHN DIED. A poignant biography of JFK, Jr. E843.K42 A53 2000

Anuff, Joey. DUMB MONEY: ADVENTURES OF A DAY TRADER. HG4515.95 .A58 2000

Armstrong, Karen. THE BATTLE FOR GOD: FUNDAMENTALISM IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM. BM390 .A69 2000

Bloom, Amy. A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: STORIES. A brilliant collection of short stories which make ordinary the calamities of modern life. (Fiction)

Bowman, Elizabeth A. DARK SECRET. Relationship between two sisters, one of whom runs off to New York. (Fiction)

Breashears, David. LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY. GV199.92.L44 B74 1999

Bunn, T. Davis. THE GREAT DIVIDE. Attorney Marcus Glenwood takes the case of Alma and Austin Hall whose daughter has disappeared in China while investigating the slavelike labor practices of a factory owned by New Horizons. (Fiction)

Ciuraru, Carmela, ed. FIRST LOVES: POETS INTRODUCE THE ESSENTIAL POEMS THAT CAPTIVATED AND INSPIRED THEM. PN1064 .F56 2000

Edwards, Anne. EVER AFTER: DIANA AND THE LIFE SHE LED. A biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. DA591.A45 D468 2000

Fay, Laurel E. SHOSTAKOVICH: A LIFE. ML410.S53 F39 1999

Fleming, Keith. THE BOY WITH A THORN IN HIS SIDE: A MEMOIR. Mesmerizing personal narrative by the nephew of Edmund White, gay literature's founding father. PS3573.H463 Z68 2000

Garcia, Cristina. THE AGUERO SISTERS. A Cuban family drama set during the 1959 revolution. (Fiction)

Gilchrist, Ellen. THE AGE OF MIRACLES: STORIES. Ellen Gilchrist is a superb teller of tales. Her short stories and novellas take place in the Deep South. (Fiction)

Holden, Anthony. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: THE MAN BEHIND THE GENIUS: A BIOGRAPHY. PR2894 .H59 1999

Holmes, Richard. FOOTSTEPS: ADVENTURES OF A ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHER. An unusual biographical work by a distinguished English biographer (of Coleridge, Shelley, etc.), this book follows the travels of R. L. Stevenson and Lord Byron throughout Europe. PR110.F7 H64 1985

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

Keane, John. VACLAV HAVEL: A POLITICAL TRAGEDY IN SIX ACTS. Biography of the flamboyant playwright/president of the Czech Republic. DB2241.H38 K43 2000

Knox, Bill. DEAD MAN’S MOORING. One of Knox’s great sea mysteries set on the Scottish seacoast. (Fiction)

Larkin, Joan, ed. A WOMAN LIKE THAT: LESBIAN AND BISEXUAL WRITERS TELL THEIR COMING OUT STORIES. PS153.L46 W66 1999

Lehman, Eric G. SUMMER’S HOUSE. During one hot New York City summer in the 1970s, the lives of three very different people are forever changed. (Fiction)

Luhrmann, T.M. OF TWO MINDS: THE GROWING DISORDER IN AMERICAN PSYCHIATRY. An anthropologist writes of the current milieu of psychiatry in a variety of settings, as if studying a native culture. RC336 .L78 2000

Matossian, Nouritza. BLACK ANGEL: THE LIFE OF ARSHILE GORKY. N6537.G65 M38 2000

Maxted, Anna. GETTING OVER IT. Everything in Helen Bradshaw’s life start to crumble around her after her father passed away. (Fiction)

Mendelson, Cheryl. HOME COMFORTS: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF KEEPING HOUSE. Everything you ever wanted or needed to know. TX145 .M38 1999

Min, Anchee. BECOMING MADAME MAO. A reinvention of the life of Chiang Ching, the spouse of Mao Tse Tung. (Fiction)

Percy, Walker. THE MOVIEGOER. Considered a classic southern novel by writers today. (Fiction)

Pyron, Darden A. LIBERACE: AN AMERICAN BOY. Scholarly and entertaining biography of an American icon and his relationship with American mass culture. ML417.L67 P97 2000

Sedaris, David. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY. Funny, poignant episodes by the "ex-pat" journalist living in Paris. PS3569.E314 M4 2000

Severin, Timothy. IN SEARCH OF MOBY DICK: THE QUEST FOR THE WHITE WHALE. Travel and adventure writer, Severin (The Brendan Voyage) travels the South Seas in search of the origins of Melville’s classic tale. PS2384.M62 S38 2000

Shatner, William. GET A LIFE. Captain Kirk writes about the phenomenon of Star Trek. PN1992.8.S74 S5 1999

Smith, Michael. STATION X: DECODING NAZI SECRETS. Account of British intelligence efforts to decipher Enigma, the Nazi war machine’s code. D810.C88 S66 1999

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