the original booklist.

the scattershot booklist from late 1998 to late 1999

Alison Lurie: The Last Resort
Jeff Gomez: Our Noise
Dani Shapiro: Slow Motion
Nina Bawden: In My Own Time
Joanna Rose: Little Miss Strange
John Seabrook: Deeper
Pagan Kennedy: The Exes
Richard Peck: London Holiday
Max Apple: Roommates
Stephanie Chernikowski: Dream Baby Dream
Emily Jenkins: Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture
Stacy Horn: Cyberville (the informal history of Echo, the Manhattan-based BBS that gets me through the day)
Elinor Lipman: The Inn at Lake Devine
Anne Lamott: Rosie
Anne Lamott: Crooked Little Heart
Anne Lamott: Operating Instructions
Anne Lamott: Hard Laughter
Tracy Kidder: Soul of a New Machine (this is about Jessamyn's father!)
Ellen Ullman: Close to the Machine
Rebecca Wells: Little Altars Everywhere
Rebecca Wells: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Quote from a friend: "The women who love this book are people I cannot stand.")
Patricia Hersch: A Tribe Apart
Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle
Katherine Arnoldi: The Amazing "True" Story of a Teenage Single Mom
Joyce Maynard: At Home In the World
Lauren Slater: Prozac Diary
Sara Davidson: Loose Change
Robert McCrum: My Year Off (he looks just like Robyn Hitchcock!)
Kay Redfield Jamison: An Unquiet Mind
Daniel Clowes: Ghost World
Pearl Abraham: Giving Up America
Linda Yablonsky: The Story of Junk
Francisco Jimenez: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child (winner of the 1998 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award)
Debra Elfenbein, ed.: Living with Prozac (I felt so sane and well-adjusted after reading this. It'll put you in a great mood!)
Laurel Doud: This Body
Robert Rimmer: The Harrad Experiment
Kathleen Leverich: The New You
Mikal Gilmore: Shot In the Heart (The best memoir I have read in years, bar none. Graceful, articulate, devoid of self-indulgence, and profoundly sad.)
Sarah Saffian: Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
Danzy Senna: Caucasia
Vivian Vande Velde: The Conjurer Princess
Alison Bechdel: Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For
Ian McLagan: All the Rage
Margaret Mahy: The Tricksters
Diana Wynne Jones: The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Elizabeth Strout: Amy and Isabelle
Katharine Kerr: The Shimmering Door
Meg Wolitzer: Sleepwalking
Jen Sacks: Nice (AKA literary junk food)
Neil Gaiman and various henchpersons: Sandman (yes, the entire thing! I had the flu, okay?)
Marilyn Wann: Fat!So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size (There is also a zine.)
Neil Gaiman and others: Death: The High Cost of Living (this is the one Sandman title I forgot in my above readthrough)
Cynthia Rylant: A Kindness
Else Holmelund Minarik/Maurice Sendak: A Kiss for Little Bear
Lois Duncan: Daughters of Eve
Joan Larkin: Cold River
Marina Tamar Budhos: The Professor of Light (she's my friend Marc's wife)
Katherine Applegate: Zoey Fools Around (Making Out #1)
Jeffrey Steingarten: The Man Who Ate Everything
Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, eds: Women on Women 3: A New Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction
Alice Adams: The Last Lovely City
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds: Silver Birch, Blood Moon
Tamora Pierce: Briar's Book (Circle of Magic #4)
Chastity Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick: Family Outing
Jacqueline Woodson: The House You Pass On the Way
Jacqueline Susann: Valley Of the Dolls
Jacqueline Woodson: Lena
Sue Miller: While I Was Gone
Bel Kaufman: Up the Down Staircase
Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye (can girls be cruel to each other? duh.)
Maeve Binchy: Tara Road
Evan Zimroth: Collusion: Memoir of a Girl and Her Ballet Master
Mario Puzo: The Godfather
Mark Murphy: House of Java
Jason Lutes: Berlin
Esme Raji Codell: Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year (Now she is a school librarian!)
Ariel Schrag: Definition
Jacqueline Woodson: From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Edward Hallowell/John Ratey: Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood (I got bored and never finished! Serious.)
Kate Summerscale: The Queen of Whale Cay
Alice Adams has died, at the age of 67. What a loss.
Shirley Jackson: Life Among the Savages/Raising Demons (two very angry books about parenthood, no matter what anyone says.)
Shirley Jackson: Just an Ordinary Day
Judy Oppenheimer: Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson: Come Along With Me (notice a trend here?)
Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House
Peter Trachtenberg: 7 Tattoos: A Memoir In the Flesh
Tracy Kidder: Home Town, in which one of the central figures is a policeman.
Tom Perrotta: The Wishbones
Anne Roiphe: Fruitful: A Memoir of Modern Motherhood
Mary von Schrader Jarrell: Remembering Randall (Randall Jarrell, pronounced juh-RELL, is possibly my favorite all-round writer.)
Marian Green: A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic
Alice Hoffman: Local Girls
Alice Hoffman: Practical Magic
Meyer Levin: Compulsion, about the Leopold-Loeb case
Silver RavenWolf: Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation
Phyllis A. Whitney: The Stone Bull, which is set at Mohonk Mountain House.
Judy Blume, ed.: Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
Jane Shore: Happy Family: Poems
Marion Dane Bauer, ed.: Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
Vera B. Williams: Scooter
Jacqueline Woodson: Last Summer with Maizon
Natalie Babbitt: Knee-Knock Rise
Samuel G. Freedman: Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Torey Hayden: Ghost Girl: The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her
Nancy Garden: The Loners (long out of print, and very bizarre!)
Paula Martinac: Out of Time
Phyllis A. Whitney: The Winter People, bought for $1.20 at QFC, Seattle
Paula Martinac: Home Movies
Laurie R. King: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Laurie R. King: A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Laurie R. King: A Letter of Mary
Laurie R. King: The Moor (Whew! That's done.)
Heather Gray/Samatha Phillips: Real Girl/Real World: Tools for Finding Your True Self
Clifford Chase, ed.: Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
Linda Fairstein: Cold Hit (train reading)
Alice Mattison: The Book Borrower
Naomi Shihab Nye: Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places
Lisa Law: Flashing On the Sixties: Photographs
Lynne Sharon Schwartz: In the Family Way: An Urban Comedy
Various: Seventeen's Stories (a bizarre collection from 1958 featuring people like Lois Duncan and Jean Fritz!)
Fran Gordon: Paisley Girl

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