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    • Jervey Tervalon interview, 2004 August 05

    • African American families - Fiction; Racially mixed people - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jervey Tervalon discusses his book, “Lita.” He begins by discussing his previous book, "Dead Above Ground" and how this book begins where the last one ended. Tervalon explores the plot of this new book which follows the protagonist Lita Du...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • Gary Gach interview, 2003 August

    • Buddhism
    • Gary Gach discusses his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.” He begins by explaining that there are over 5 million Buddhists in the world, and many people convert because it is compatible with the beliefs of different religions. ...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own...
    • Kathryn Durham interview 2004 August 02

    • Children; Children’s allowances
    • Kathryn Durham discusses her book, “Mom, Can you Buy me This?” She begins by explaining the plot of the book, which begins when the protagonist, Ryan, wants to buy a video game, so is given an allowance. He then learns about sales tax,...
    • Icy Smith interview, 2003 August

    • Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History; Chinese Americans - California - Los Angeles - History - Pictorial works; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works
    • Icy Smith discusses her book, “The Lonely Queue.” She begins the interview by talking about her immigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and her background growing up in poverty and moving to America for an education. She goes into the...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview, 1995 August

    • Cooks - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Restaurants - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “Bone in the Throat.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young sous chef who gets involved with the mafia in New York City. He explains his own career as a chef and that he graduated from the...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer, 2005 August

    • Divorced women – Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction;
    • Gigi begins the interview talking about the dichotomy between depth of meaning and comedy, whimsy and harshness in the books that she enjoys and respects and how that dichotomy influences her own works. For the majority of the interview, Connie and...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity,...
    • Laura Kalpakian interview, 1995 August

    • France - History - 1848-1870 - Fiction
    • Laura Kalpakian discusses her novel, “Cosette.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, “Les Misérables.” She talks about how her book can stand independently from the original, and the reader...
    • John T interview, 1994 August

    • Fraud - United States - Prevention; Swindlers and swindling - United States
    • John T discusses his book, “Schemes & Scams.” He begins by explaining that his book helps people to become aware of telephone scams. He talks about the information that telemarketers have when they make a call to a home. He discusses how con...
    • Noah Andre Trudeau interview, 2002 August

    • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
    • Noah Andre Trudeau discusses his book, “Gettysburg.” He begins by discussing how the battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. He then goes into detail of the relationship between General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis....
    • Paola Gianturco interview, 2004 November 22

    • Gianturco, Paola; Photography of women; Festivals - Pictorial works
    • Paola Gianturco discusses her book, “Celebrating Women.” She begins by explaining that she was amazed to hear about celebrations around the world that had never been recorded in books before and was inspired to create this book so that others...
    • Jon Gindick interview, 1998 August

    • Harmonica – Methods – Self-instruction; Harmonica – Studies and exercises; National music – United States; Harmonica; National music; United States;
    • Jon begins the interview talking about the history of the harmonica. For example, Jon talks about the role of the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton in developing the standard harmonica notation style. In addition, Jon talks about and...
    • Lawrence Grobel interview, 2004 August 30

    • Interviewing in journalism; Interviewing in mass media
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “The Art of the Interview.” He begins by explaining that the book is almost meant to be an anecdotal memoir because it draws from his thirty years of interview experience. He advises in the book that before...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2002 August 19

    • Leadership; Executive ability; Executives - Biography
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Geeks and Geezers.” He begins by discussing the terms “geeks” and “geezers” and why he chose the title of the book. He explains that geeks are thirty and under and geezers are seventy or older. In the...

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