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    • Laurie King interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Murder victims' families - Fiction; San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 - Fiction; British - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Women private investigators - California -...
    • Laurie King discusses her book, “Locked Rooms.” She begins by explaining that the book follows the character of Mary Russell who is married to Sherlock Holmes. In the book, Mary and her husband travel to San Francisco where Mary must claim her...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • Peter Duchin interview, 2002 October 30

    • Musicians - Fiction; Conductors (Music) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Duchin discusses his book, “Blue Moon.” He begins by discussing his interest in mystery books and his job playing the piano and how it sparked the idea for a character that observes a murder while playing in a band at a hotel. Duchin goes...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • Alfredo Véa interview

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Veterans; Lawyers; Public housing; Vietnam
    • Alfredo Véa discusses his novel, “Gods Go Begging.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the character Jesse Pasadoble. Jesse is a Vietnam veteran who now works in San Francisco as a defense attorney. Jesse is haunted...
    • Stewart Udall interview, 1987 October

    • Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510–1554; Spaniards – Southwest, New – History – Pictorial works; America – Discovery and exploration – Spanish; Southwest, New – Pictorial works;
    • Stewart Udall in To the Inland Empire retraces the trails of Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and other Spanish explorers in North America. For the majority of the interview, Udall discusses a number of the stories, from the...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • Laurie Fox interview, 2004

    • Middle-aged women - Fiction; Peter Pan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Aging - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Laurie Fox discusses her book, “The Lost Girls.” She says she identified with Wendy from “Peter Pan,” but imagined herself as Peter Pan. Fox talks about Peter Pan taking generations of Wendy’s female children with him. She goes on to...
    • Tim Guest interview, 2005

    • Guest, Tim, 1975-; Rajneeshees - Biography
    • Tim Guest talks about his book, “My Life in Orange.” He begins by explaining that he spent his childhood with his parents living in a commune. He talks about how his mother was devoutly religious but decided she wanted a more mystical...
    • Steve Hanks interview, 1994

    • Hanks, Steve, 1949-; Painters - United States; Watercolor painting
    • Steve Hanks discusses his book, “Poised Between Heartbeats,” which discusses how he evolved into an artist. Beginning with his roots in Coronado, California, it is only when Steve moved to New Mexico that he truly blossomed as an artist. ...
    • Carolyn See interview, 1987

    • Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Golden Days.” She describes a San Francisco guru, Lion Boyce, and his teachings. See explains the organization of the book and the reason why she wrote it. She shares that she was tired of forty men in Russia...
    • Cari Beauchamp interview

    • Loos, Anita, 1893-1981
    • Cari Beauchamp discusses her book, “Anita Loos Rediscovered.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of previously unpublished film treatments, short stories, and one-act plays that span fifty years of Anita Loos' creative...
    • Arthur Wertheim interview

    • Vaudeville - United States - History - 19th century; Vaudeville - United States - History - 20th century
    • Arthur Wertheim discusses his book, “Vaudeville Wars.” He begins by describing the history of vaudeville and how it had been around since the 1700s. He talks about the first modern day vaudeville circuit started by B. F. Keith and Edward...
    • Joanna Barnes interview, 1980

    • Gold mines and mining; California Gold discoveries; Prostitution; Race discrimination
    • Joanna Barnes discusses her book, “Pastora.” The book covers the events that occurred in the United States between 1844 and 1869. Barnes describes some of the characters in the book and the environment in San Francisco, California. She talks...
    • Ruth Reichl interview

    • Cookery; Women food writers - United States - Biography; Reichl, Ruth
    • Ruth Reichl discusses her book, “Comfort me with Apples.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life, but told through recipes. It begins in San Francisco when she was married to her first husband and lived in a...
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes interview

    • Books - History; Books and reading - History; Book collecting - History; Libraries - History
    • Nicholas A. Basbanes discusses his book, “Patience & Fortitude.” He begins by explaining that he named his book after the two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library. He talks about the importance of folios at icons, such as the...
    • Jerry Stahl interview, 2004

    • Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933 - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jerry Stahl discusses his novel, “I, Fatty.” He begins by explaining that his book is a fictional account of the life of comedian Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle. He says that the majority of events that happen in the book are true, but he added...
    • George La Fountaine interview, 1986

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction
    • George La Fountaine discusses his book, “The Long Walk.” He talks about the theme of how to build a home and says he was in the Marine Corps in the 1950s. He describes the characters such as Stanley Baker, a Navajo soldier, and William Hill,...

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