Boston Public Library
Staff Selections: August 1998
Booklists for Adults

Argers, Helen. THE GILDED LILY. During the Gilded Age, a young man tries to make a woman fall in love with him so that he can dump her. (Fiction)

Baldwin, James. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. A classic novel of the African-American experience. (Fiction)

Basinger, Jeanine. A WOMAN’S VIEW: HOW HOLLYWOOD SPOKE TO WOMEN, 1930-1960. PN1995.9.W6 B36 1995

Beattie, Ann. PARK CITY: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES. You will wish that some stories were longer, even novels. (Fiction)

Conley, Frances K. WALKING OUT ON THE BOYS. Learn why a distinguished female neurosurgeon quit her tenured professorship at a prestigious California university. RD592.9.C66 A3 1998

Dance, Daryl C., ed. HONEY, HUSH! : AN ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S HUMOR. PN6231.N5 H66 1998

Davis, Ronald. DUKE: THE LIFE AND IMAGE OF JOHN WAYNE. PN2287.W454 D38 1998

DeMille, Nelson. PLUM ISLAND. A murder, buried treasure, a secret virus research facility...the perfect summer read! (Fiction)

Ellis, Erika. GOOD FENCES. A black family moves to Greenwich, Connecticut. (Fiction)

Gabriel, Marius. HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS. A woman must choose between a man she loves and a long lost daughter, either one of whom may be a murderer. (Fiction)

Gadol, Peter. THE LONG RAIN. A hit-and-run accident threatens the promising future of the owner of a California winery. (Fiction)

Gutcheon, Beth Richardson. FIVE FORTUNES. Five women become friends at a spa in the Arizona desert. (Fiction)

Hambly, Barbara. FEVER SEASON. A slave girl in New Orleans in the 1830s is accused of murdering her master. (Fiction)

Holcomb, Betty. NOT GUILTY! : THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT WORKING MOTHERS.
HQ759.48 .H66 1998

Kundera, Milan. IDENTITY: A NOVEL. A story about love: its varieties and illusions. (Fiction)

Marszalek, John F. THE PETTICOAT AFFAIR: MANNERS, MUTINY, AND SEX IN ANDREW JACKSON’S WHITE HOUSE. E381 .M33 1998

Middlebrook, Diane Wood. SUITS ME: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF BILLY TIPTON. Biography of a female jazz musician who successfully posed as a man all her life, complete with wives and children.   ML417.T58 M53 1998

Mitscher, Lester A. THE GREEN TEA BOOK: CHINA’S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. The pleasure and health benefits of the tea. RM251 .M56 1998

Oppenheimer, Judy. PRIVATE DEMONS: THE LIFE OF SHIRLEY JACKSON. PS3519.A392 Z8 1988

Porter, Roy. THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO MANKIND: A MEDICAL HISTORY OF HUMANITY. R131 .P59 1998

Pym, Barbara. THE SWEET DOVE DIED. A love held too closely and its consequences. (Fiction)

Rainer, Tristine. YOUR LIFE AS STORY: WRITING THE NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY. How to write autobiographies. CT25 .R35 1997

Schrecker, Ellen. MANY ARE THE CRIMES: MCCARTHYISMS IN AMERICA. E743.5 .S37 1998

Shaw, Sam. SOPHIA LOREN: IN THE CAMERA EYE. PN2688.L65 S42 1979x

Silva, Daniel. THE MARK OF THE ASSASSIN. Michael Osbourne of the CIA goes after the person who brings down TransAtlantic Flight 002. (Fiction)

Simon, Ted. THE GYPSY IN ME: FROM GERMANY TO ROMANIA IN SEARCH OF YOUTH, TRUTH, AND DAD. DJK19 .S56 1997

Smith, Kathryn. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: AMERICA’S MASTER ARCHITECT. NA737.W7 S42 1998

Spong, John Shelby. WHY CHRISTIANITY MUST CHANGE OR DIE: A BISHOP SPEAKS TO BELIEVERS IN EXILE: A NEW REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH’S FAITH AND PRACTICE. BR124 .S67 1998

Stiles, Paul. RIDING THE BULL: MY YEAR INSIDE THE MADNESS AT MERRILL LYNCH. You’ll think twice about investing after you read this fascinating expose! HG4928.5 .S75 1998

Tarr, Judith. WHITE MARE’S DAUGHTER. Samara, the young priestess of a nomadic warrior band, and her twin brother set out on an odyssey to a distant place where women still rule. (Fiction)

Thayer, Nancy. BELONGING. A New York career woman discovers a new life filled with both joy and heartache when she moves to Nantucket. (Fiction)

Theroux, Paul. MY OTHER LIFE. An exploration of life’s possibilities. (Fiction)

Wickwire, Jim. ADDICTED TO DANGER: A MEMOIR. By an accomplished American mountaineer. GV199.92.W53 A3 1998x

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