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    • April Smith interview

    • Women detectives - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • April Smith discusses her novel, “North of Montana.” She begins by talking about how her book is about an FBI agent whose cousin gets murdered, so she decides to take in her cousin’s children and raise them. She describes another character in the...
    • 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...
    • Olga Silverstein interview, 1994 April

    • Masculinity; Men - Psychology; Boys - Psychology; Mothers and sons; Child rearing
    • Olga Silverstein discusses her book, The Courage to Raise Good Men, which explores how we raise boys to become men. Silverstein presents a series of questions to describe and interpret how cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity impact...
    • James Brown interview, 1994 April

    • Thieves - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • James Brown discusses his book, Lucky Town, which follows the lives of an irresponsible father and his loyal son in the American West during the 1960s, living outside the law. The story is told through the eyes of the boy as he watches his father...
    • 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,...
    • George Sanger interview, 2004 April 19

    • Sound recording industry - Vocational guidance; Sound - Recording and reproducing
    • George Sanger discusses his book, “The Fat Man.” He begins by describing what video games were like before sound and the progress of game audio through today. Sanger then shares some of his history growing up in Southern California and how he ended...
    • 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...
    • Marissa Batt interview, 2005 April 12

    • Batt, Marissa N.; Public prosecutors - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Criminal justice, Administration of - California - Los Angeles
    • Marissa Batt discusses her book, “Ready for the People.” She begins by explaining that the book explores her twenty-five year career working as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles. The book covers three specific trials in detail. She then...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the bombing...
    • 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...
    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1986 April

    • Learning and scholarship
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “A Guidebook to Learning: For a Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom.” Adler says that one must create a guide to learning after he or she leaves school. He believes that students should receive a general liberal...
    • Bill O’Reilly interview, 1998 April

    • Police - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Television broadcasting of news - Fiction; Television journalists - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Bill begins the interview discussing the actual nature of war reporting as background for novel about a bitter young war reporter who is extracting revenge against those who stole his work and derailed his career. Bill discusses that he wanted to...
    • Peter Biskind interview, 1998 April

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview talking about how Peter “captured the opening of the gates” that would become the “New Hollywood” in the 1970s and early 1980s, as the pioneers gave way to a new guard more in tune with the era, “Easy Rider...
    • Nelson George interview, 2004 April

    • African Americans - History - 1964-; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-; African Americans - Intellectual life - 20th century; African Americans in popular culture; Popular culture - United States - History - 20th century; United States...
    • Nelson George discusses his book, “Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes).” He begins with talking about how African...
    • 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,...

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