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    • Andre Dubus interview

    • Florida - Fiction; Saudi Arabians - United States - Fiction; Sex-oriented businesses - Fiction; Life change events - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Stripteasers - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus discusses his book, “The Garden of Last Days.” He begins by discussing the central character of the book, April. April is a single mother who works in a strip club to support her and her daughter. The plot thickens when April crosses...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • Carlos Fuentes interview, 1992 April

    • Spain - Civilization; Spain - Colonies - America; Spain - Latin America
    • Carlos Fuentes discusses his book, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The book is about Spain's colonization of Mexico and the Western Hemisphere. He discusses Spanish culture and how it was influenced by the Moors,...
    • John Sayles interview, 2005 April 12

    • Short stories
    • John Sayles discusses his book, “The Anarchists’ Convention.” He explains that the book is a collection of short stories that depict ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Some of the characters include a lone child traveling west, a lonely...
    • Nina Vida interview, 1985 April 11

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Greed - Fiction
    • Nina Vida discusses her novel, “Scam.” She begins by explaining that her book is about people who are involved in an equity funding scam. She talks the importance of mother-daughter relationships to her novel. She describes rare book thieves and...
    • Elaine Feinstein interview, 1985 April 11

    • Jews - Great Britain - Fiction
    • Elaine Feinstein discusses her novel, “The Border.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Jewish couple who live in Vienna during World War II and must survive the Nazi invasion. She talks about how many Jews would lie to authorities...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • Charles Babbush interview, 2005 April 04

    • Dental implants - Popular works
    • Dr. Charles Babbush discusses his book; “As Good as New: A Consumer's Guide to Dental Implants.” He begins by explaining that dental implants are metal posts placed in the mouth that serve as substitutes for natural tooth roots. He goes on to trace...
    • Kevin Maney interview, 2003 April 28

    • Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer industry - United States - History; International Business Machines Corporation - History; Watson, Arthur Kittredge, 1919 - 1974; Watson, Thomas J., 1914 - 1993; Watson, Thomas John, 1874 - 1956
    • Kevin Maney discusses his book, “The Maverick and his Machine.” He begins by explaining that the book is the story of Thomas Watson’s transformation of the disorganized Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into the more efficient and successful...
    • John Irving interview, 1989 April

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States - Fiction; Belief and doubt - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Predestination - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; New Hampshire - Fiction
    • John Irving discusses his book, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Meany is described as a religious figure that is undersized and damaged, who accidentally kills his best friend’s mother. Owen goes on to find success in the written word and Johnny,...
    • Michael Chabon interview, 1995 April

    • Authors - Fiction
    • Michael Chabon discusses his book, “Wonder Boys.” Martinson begins by defining the term “wonder boy.” Chabon goes on to describe the storyline and the characters, Grady Tripp, an aging wonder boy, and his student, James Leer. Chabon's interview...
    • Peter Barsocchini interview, 1989 April

    • Basketball players - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction
    • Peter Barsocchini discusses his novel, “Ghost.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young basketball player who grows up in a bad neighborhood. He talks about other books he’s worked on including a biography of Merv Griffin. He...
    • Charles Handy interview, 1994 April

    • Organizational change; Organizational behavior; Social prediction
    • Charles Handy discusses his book, “The Age of Paradox.” Handy says the term “paradox” carries its own contradiction. He talks about productivity, exports, and Britain and the United States in the 1980s. He mentions an observation by Francis...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that plays out in...
    • Don Bachardy interview, 2004 April

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Anecdotes
    • Don Bachardy discusses his book, “Stars in My Eyes.” The book contains diary entries that were written during portrait sittings. Bachardy shares stories about Bette Davis, Alice Faye, Mia Farrow, Jill St. John, Vicente Minelli, Lawrence Olivier,...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen and Grace Gabe interview, 2004 April 22

    • Stepfamilies; Stepparents; Remarriage; Stepchildren; Parent and adult child; Intergenerational relations
    • Jean Lipman-Bluman and Grace Gabe discuss their book, “Step Wars.” They begin by explaining that to research the book they interviewed 111 people. Dr. Gabe discusses the intense feelings that adult children experience when their parents remarry at...
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky interview, 1994 April

    • United States. Congress; Women legislators - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1993-2001
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky discusses her book, “A Woman’s Place.” She begins by explaining that she is a member of the first women’s caucus in the United States Congress. She talks about how she became elected as a representative of...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Lisa Tucker interview, 2006 April 11

    • Motion picture producers and directors - Family relationships - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Ranch life - Fiction; New Mexico - Fiction
    • Lisa Tucker discusses her book, “Once Upon a Day.” She begins by explaining that the book is about how a single day can change your life and how most of the characters in the book experience a sudden change in their lives. Tucker then explores the...
    • Sidney Rittenberg interview, 1993 April

    • Communists - China - History - Biography; China - History - Civil War, 1945-1949; China - History - 1949-1976; United States - Biography
    • Sidney Rittenberg discusses his book, “The Man Who Stayed Behind.” Rittenberg says he learned Chinese in the army and joined the Chinese Communist Party. He describes Mao Zedong and the Gang of Four and his imprisonment and solitary confinement. ...

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