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    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents...
    • 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,...
    • Donald Passman interview

    • Government investigators - Fiction; Cryptographers - Fiction; Terrorism - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Don Passman discusses his novel “Mirage.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the United States government experimenting on the public with drugs and hypnosis. The project is called The Mirage, and innocent people are...
    • Clive Barker interview, 1988 October

    • Horror fiction; Fantasy fiction
    • Clive Barker discusses his novel, “Imajica.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how a jealous husband hires a hit man to kill his philandering wife. Barker talks about how good fantasy books bring familiar elements into the...
    • Bill Bryan interview

    • Reality television programs
    • Bill Bryan discusses his book, “Keep It Real.” He begins by commenting on the similarities between the book’s plot and some major modern television shows. He then details the plot of the novel which follows the protagonist Ted who over hears...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the...
    • Lisa Scottline interview, 2004 June 21

    • Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization) - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction
    • Lisa Scottoline discusses her book, “Killer Smile.” She begins by explaining the plot which follows the protagonist, Mary, a lawyer that works in an all female firm. She is assigned a case in which she researches an Italian man who was wrongly...
    • Chaim Herzog interview

    • Presidents - Israel - Biography; Israel - History
    • Chaim Herzog discusses his book, “Living History: A Memoir.” Martinson begins by describing Herzog’s Irish and political background. They go on to discuss Israel and Herzog’s involvement in the United Nations. Herzog also talks about...
    • Ken Follett interview, 1983 September

    • Escapes - Iran; United States - Foreign relations - Iran; Iran - Foreign relations - United States; Iran - History - 1979-1997
    • Ken Follet discusses the true story of a former Green Beret commander, Colonel Arthur D. “Bull” Simons, hired by Ross Perot to led a daring rescue mission to free two of Perot’s executives from an Iranian jail during the 1979 Iranian...
    • Geoff Nicholson interview, 2004 June 21

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Children of physicians - Fiction; British - California - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Geoff Nicholson discusses his book, “The Hollywood Dodo.” He begins by explaining the book’s plot, which follows the exploits of Henry Cadwallader, an English doctor, whose daughter Dorothy is an aspiring actress. Nicholson discusses the...
    • Ian McEwan interview

    • Great Britain - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Editors - Fiction; Composers - Fiction; Foreign ministers - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction
    • Ian McEwan discusses his novel, “Amsterdam.” He details the plot, which begins with the death of photographer/restaurant critic, Molly Lane. Molly’s death leads her many friends and lovers to ponder their own mortality. Two of her former...
    • John Wooden interview, 2004

    • Basketball coaches - United States - Biography; Conduct of life
    • John Wooden discusses his book, “My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an all-American Journey,” coauthored with Steve Jamison. Wooden describes his father and grade school and high school coaches. He talks about his career as a University of...
    • Mary MacCracken interview, 1987 November

    • Juvenile delinquency - United States - Case studies; Teachers - Training of - United States - Case studies; Urban schools - United States
    • Mary MacCracken discusses her book, “City Kid.” She begins by explaining that her book is about her story of how she went back to college when in her 40s. She discusses the problems with age differences between her and her peers. She...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother,...
    • Joseph Finder interview

    • Business intelligence - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction; Corporate culture - Fiction; Commercial crimes - Fiction; Deception - Fiction
    • Joseph Finder discusses his book, “Paranoia.” He begins by discussing the research he did into competition amongst American technology companies and how there is more espionage going on between these companies today then there was during the...
    • Studs Terkel interview, 1995 November

    • Older people - United States - Interviews; Older people - United States - Attitudes; Social participation - United States - Case studies; Self-actualization (Psychology) in old age - United States - Case studies
    • Studs Terkel discusses his book, “Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who’ve Lived it.” Martinson begins by stating that Terkel went around the country talking to people over the age of 70 about aging. Terkel then talks about...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1997 March

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995 - Assasination; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Generals' spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy,” a biography about her husband, former Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin. Leah Rabin shares her background and the background of her husband. She goes on to discuss Yitzhak...
    • Ernestine Bradley interview, 2005 March 31

    • Bradley, Ernestine, 1935-; Bradley, Bill, 1943- - Family; Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; United States - Biography; Germany - History - 1933-1945; Germany - History - 1945-1955
    • Ernestine Bradley discusses her book, “The Way Home.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life growing up in post World War II Germany and how she later went on to become a professor of comparative literature and the wife...

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