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    • Stacy Schiff interview

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; United States - Foreign relations - France; France - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - 1775-1783
    • Stacy Schiff discusses her book, “A Great Improvisation.” She begins by explaining the reasons Benjamin Franklin went to France to get support for the new American colonies. She talks about Franklin’s troubled relationship with his son, and...
    • Diane Johnson interview

    • Paris (France) - Intellectual life; Paris (France) - History; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Description and travel; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Intellectual life; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France...
    • Diane Johnson discusses her book, “Into a Paris Quartier.” She begins by explaining how she found her current apartment in Paris and the history behind it. Johnson goes on to discuss life in a city as unique as Paris, including the different...
    • Noel Riley Fitch interview, 1991 March

    • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 - Homes and haunts - France - Paris; Literary landmarks - France - Paris - Guidebooks; Walking - France - Paris - Guidebooks; Paris (France) - Intellectual life - 20th century - Guidebooks; Paris (France) - Tours
    • Noel Riley Fitch discusses her books, “Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler” and “Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties.” She begins by talking...
    • Joanne Harris interview, 2004 February

    • Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610 - Assassination - Fiction; Abbesses, Christian - Fiction; Impersonation - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Nuns - Fiction; France - History - Louis XIII, 1610-1643 - Fiction
    • Joanne and Connie focus the majority of their discussion on the intrigue, turmoil, deception, and masquerade that surround a young woman who retreats to a convent to protect her young daughter. Joanne also discusses her research and writing...
    • Nalo Hopkinson interview, 2003

    • 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....
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a...
    • Robert Clary interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Clary, Robert
    • Robert Clary discusses his book, “From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes.” He begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of his life, which begins with his childhood in France during World War II. Clary discusses his career in...
    • Pierre Franey interview

    • Cooking
    • Pierre Franey prepares food and discusses his book, “More 60 Minute Gourmet.” He begins by making curry chicken and rice with a side of cucumber and yogurt salad. He shares that his family came from France and that he decided to be a cook...
    • Hector Feliciano interview, 2001 July

    • Art thefts - France - History - 20th century; World War, - 1939-1945 - Art and the war; Pillage - France; Germany - Cultural policy
    • Hector Feliciano discusses his book, “The Lost Museum.” He begins by explaining how Nazis looted art collections during World War II, and that 20% of this stolen art has never been recovered. He talks about Adolf Hitler’s desire to have the...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She...
    • Karleen Koen interview, 1986

    • Paris (France) - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Great Britain - History - 18th century - Fiction; Nobility - Fiction; Arranged marriage - Fiction
    • Karleen Koen discusses her book, “Through a Glass Darkly.” She begins by explaining her background in English literature and how it led her to write historical fiction set in the eighteenth century. She goes on to discuss her career before she...
    • Ross King interview

    • Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 - Criticism and interpretation; Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 - Criticism and interpretation; Painting, French - 19th century; Impressionism (Art) - France; Art and society - France - Paris - History - 19th...
    • Ross King discusses his book, “The Judgment of Paris.” He begins by explaining Impressionist art in the 1860s and says that the word ‘impressionist’ was derogatory. He shares that the fathers of great artists like Claude Monet, Paul...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
    • Charles Rappleye interview

    • Morris, Robert, 1734-1806; Governors - Pennsylvania - Biography; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1775-1783 - Biography
    • Charles Rappleye discusses his biography, “Robert Morris.” He begins by explaining that Robert Morris became famous after financing the American army during the Revolutionary War. He talks about how Morris managed the economy and saved the...
    • Susan Vreeland interview, 2005 February

    • Painters - Fiction; Impressionist artists - Fiction; Post-impressionism (Art) - Fiction; Biographical fiction, American; France - Fiction
    • Susan Vreeland discusses her book, “Life Studies.” Vreeland shares stories from the book, which cast the profiled painters as peripheral characters. She tells the story of how Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the little girl from his work, “A...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book...
    • Marianne Wiggins interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Radiation - Fiction; Tennessee - Fiction
    • Marianne Wiggins discusses her book, “Evidence of Things Unseen.” She begins by examining the book’s characters Fos and Flash who met while serving in France during World War I. While on a trip to the Outer Banks in Tennessee to study a...
    • 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...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...
    • Delacorta interview, 1986

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Architecture - Fiction
    • Delacorta discusses his book, “Vida.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man who falls in love with a young girl named Alba. He talks about his main character Vida, a housekeeper who decides to become an assassin. He describes...

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