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    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was...
    • Mark Lee interview, 2003 July

    • Uganda - Fiction; East Timor - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Women physicians - Fiction; British - Foreign countries - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction
    • Mark Lee discusses his book, “The Canal House.” Lee begins by discussing the plot of novel, which follows the character Daniel McFarland. McFarland lives the dangerous and unpredictable life of a war correspondent in Uganda. McFarland later...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Presidents - United States - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1969-1974
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Nixon: Alone in the White House.” In researching the book, Reeves utilized a plethora of archival resources. He explains how his research on Nixon led him to write a biography dealing with the...
    • Andre Dubus III interview

    • Iranian Americans - Fiction; Home ownership - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; San Mateo County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus III discusses his book, “House of Sand and Fog.” Martinson begins by saying that the story could be an American tragedy of the 1990s. Dubus and Martinson go on to discuss the storyline of the book and how Dubus learned the Persian...
    • Phil Doran interview

    • Tuscany (Italy) - Social life and customs; Tuscany (Italy) - Description and travel; Doran, Phil - Homes and haunts - Italy - Tuscany
    • Phil Doran discusses his book, “The Reluctant Tuscan.” He begins by explaining how one day he was surprised by a call from his wife who informed him that she had bought a house in Italy. At the time he was working in Hollywood as a writer, for...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...
    • Charles Lockwood interview, 1989 July

    • Dwellings - California - Beverly Hills. Architecture, Domestic - California - Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc.
    • Charles begins the discussion describing what constitutes an estate: a main house, a detached guest house, a pool, and a tennis court that is situated on relatively flat land at least an acre and half in size. Connie and Charles spend the majority...
    • Kiana Davenport interview

    • Hawaii - Fiction
    • Kiana Davenport discusses her book, “House of Many Gods.” Davenport describes the characters, Ana, an abandoned child, and her mother, Anahola. She talks about the men who have come home from war to unemployment and are wounded. Davenport...
    • James Carroll interview, 2006

    • Pentagon (Va.); United States. Dept. of Defense; Militarism - United States - History - 20th century; Militarism - United States - History - 21st century; Arms race - United States - History - 20th century; Arms race - United States - History -...
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.” Carroll says the groundbreaking of the Pentagon began on September 11, 1941 and talks about the planning process. He shares that the...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1996

    • Detention of persons - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction
    • Mary Morris discusses her novel, “House Arrest.” She begins by describing that her novel is about a woman who gets detained by island police, and the helplessness she feels because she is unable to leave the country. Morris talks about her...
    • Bob Colacello interview, 2004 October 18

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Actors - United States - Biography; Governors - California - Biography; Presidents’ spouses - United States - Biography
    • Bob Colacello discusses his book, “Ronnie and Nancy.” He begins by explaining that Nancy Reagan’s real name was actually Ann Francis and she was originally named after her aunt, but from a young age she was called Nancy. Colacello then...
    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
    • James Coco interview, 1985

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes; Food - Caloric content - Tables
    • James Coco discusses his book, The James Coco Diet, which details how he overcame his weight issues and developed a healthy lifestyle. Martinson remarks that this book is really two books in one: one tells of Coco’s life and his struggle with...
    • Benjamin Stein interview, 1985

    • Adult child abuse victims - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Benjamin Stein discusses his novel, “Her Only Sin.” He begins by introducing his main character, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and can’t tell the difference between real life and movies. This woman grows up to run the largest movie...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Success
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “The Ultimate Seduction.” She begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of over 100 interviews she has done with famous people over the years. She talks about how she prepares for an interview,...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...

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