Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 - Juvenile literature;
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917;
Painters - France - Biography - Juvenile literature;
Dancers in art - Juvenile literature;
Dancers in art
Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Degas and the Dance.” She begins by explaining that she wrote the book to figure out the process that Edgar Degas used to paint watercolors. She talks about how he studied ballerinas and would have a...
Earl Merkel discusses his book, “Final Epidemic.” He begins by explaining that his novel explores the ethics of biological warfare. He talks about domestic terrorism and different terrorist organizations within the United States. He...
Clarence M. Agress discusses his novel, “Spring Rain.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young girl who is Chinese and Russian and is saved by an English soldier. He talks about the Chinese opium trade, and how leaders would...
Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the...
Harriette Cole discusses her book, “Choosing Truth.” She begins by explaining that she spent many years as a fashion writer and now works to make women more confident with their body image. She advises that people should pay attention to...
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 - Appreciation - Fiction;
Women college teachers - Fiction;
English teachers - Fiction;
Biographers - Fiction;
Tarot - Fiction
Lynn Miller discusses her novel, “The Fool’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that her novel is about an associate professor who has an affair with the head of her department and gets fired from her job. She discusses the different jobs...
Mary, of Egypt, Saint - Fiction;
Duval, Jeanne - Fiction;
Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction;
Spirit possession - Fiction;
Time travel - Fiction;
Prostitutes - Fiction;
Goddesses - Fiction;
Caribbean Area - Fiction;
France - Fiction;
Egypt - Fiction
Nalo Hopkinson discusses her novel, “The Salt Roads.” She talks about how she covers several periods of history in her book including 18th century Haiti, 19th century France, and 4th century Egypt. She describes slave revolts in Haiti....
English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university...
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects;
Jewish property - Europe;
World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Europe;
World War, 1939-1945 - Destruction and pillage - Europe;
Forced labor - Germany - History - 20th...
Stuart Eizenstat discusses his book, “Imperfect Justice.” He begins by explaining that many relatives of Jews in the Holocaust couldn’t get into their deceased relative’s bank accounts because there were no death certificates. He...
Austin, Mike, 1910-;
Golfers - Biography - United States;
Teacher-student relationships - United States;
Philip Reed discusses his book, “In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing: Chasing the Legend of Mike Austin, the Man Who Launched the World’s Longest Drive and Taught Me to Hit Like a Pro.” He begins by explaining that he worked with Mike...
Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discusses her book, “Sam Spiegel: The Incredible Life and Times of Hollywood’s Most Iconoclastic Producer, the Miracle Worker Who Went from Penniless Refuge to Show Biz Legend, and Made Possible The African Queen, On...
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Kate Remembered.” Berg begins by saying that Katharine Hepburn was 10% more everything than she was on the screen. He talks about his relationship with Hepburn and his other biographical works. Berg goes on...
Screenwriters - United States - Biography;
Journalists - United States - Biography;
Motion picture industry - United States;
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and...
Hemangiomas - Patients - United States - Biography;
Birthmarks - Patients - United States - Biography;
Hemangiomas - Psychological aspects;
Birthmarks - Psychological aspects
Joie Davidow discusses her autobiography, “Marked for Life.” She begins by explaining that she was born with a large birthmark on her face and has worn a mask of makeup her whole life. She talks about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and...
Alzheimer’s disease - Patients - Care - Popular works;
Alzheimer’s disease - Patients - Rehabilitation - Popular works
Joanne Koenig Coste discusses her book, “Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s.” She begins by explaining that her husband got Alzheimer’s disease in his 40s. She talks about how the disease is usually hereditary. She describes the various...
Wolpe, Gerald I.;
Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Personnel management;
Jews - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Politics and government;
Rabbis - Employment - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia;
Rabbis - Pennsylvania -Philadelphia -...
Stephen Fried discusses his book, “The New Rabbi.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the story of the Har Zion synagogue, which has to choose a new leader. He talks about how the death of his father brought him closer to his...
Americans - Germany - Fiction; Runaway teenagers - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Teenage boys - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction; Widowers - Fiction; Berlin (Germany) - Fiction
James Carroll discusses his book, “Secret Father.” He describes the characters, Paul, and his son, Michael, and Michael’s friends Ulrich and Katharine. Carroll says the book is framed around the
Cold War and the erection and dismantling of...
Psychotherapist and patient - Fiction;
Missing persons - Fiction;
Married people - Fiction;
Psychologists - Fiction;
Adultery - Fiction;
Brothers - Fiction;
Refugees - Fiction;
Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
Lake District (England) -...
Frederick Busch discusses his novel, “A Memory of War.” He begins by explaining that his book takes a look at the generations of family members in the post World War II era. He talks about his main character who is a successful psychoanalyst...
African American boys - Fiction;
Boxers (Sports) - Fiction;
Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic...
De Kock, Eugene; Police - South Africa - Biography; Reconciliation - Political aspects - South Africa; Death squads - South Africa; Political violence - South Africa; Political persecution - South Africa; Torture - South Africa; Human rights -...
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela discusses her book, “A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness.” Gobodo-Madikizela talks about her meetings with Eugene de Kock, the apartheid regime death squad head. She describes the...