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    • Tim O'Brien interview, 2002

    • Baby boom generation - Fiction; College graduates - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Minnesota - Fiction
    • Tim O’Brien discusses his book, “July, July.” The book is about the class of 1969 returning for its 30th class reunion, but because the class secretary forgot to make a reservation in June, it becomes the 31st reunion. O’Brien shares character...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Mallory Tarcher interview, 1994 July

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Las Vegas (Nev.) - Fiction
    • Mallory Tarcher discusses her book, Starring Mom, which is about a teenage girl, Dena, spending a summer with her real mother, Shena, in Las Vegas. Among the many themes discussed are loss of innocence, the transformation of familial relationships,...
    • Rikki Klieman interview, 2003 July

    • Women lawyers - New York - Biography
    • Rikki Klieman discusses her book, “Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,” co-authored with Peter Knobler. Klieman says she loved being a trial lawyer and being in the courtroom. She also shares that she had wanted to...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • Gloria D. Miklowitz interview, 2003 July

    • Missing persons - Fiction; Arab-Israeli conflict - Fiction; Palestinian Arabs - Fiction; Jews - United States - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Gloria Miklowitz discusses her book, “The Enemy Has a Face.” She begins by talking about the conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian people in the Middle East. She discusses her characters in the book and how a young girl goes on a journey...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Jeff Stetson interview, 2004 July

    • African American lawyers – Fiction; Racism – Fiction; Revenge – Fiction;
    • Jeff begins the interview talking about the issue of revenge and the continuing power and legacy of racism in directing human affairs. For the majority of the interview, Tony discusses how he sees his book drawing upon the history of the American...
    • 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 falls...
    • 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 bachelor...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 1980 July

    • Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924–; Artists – United States – Biography
    • Using the narrative track of her book, which traces out the custody battle over Gloria (Little Gloria) Vanderbilt, Connie and Barbara spend the majority of the interview discussing Barbara’s efforts to capture and demystify the culture and...
    • Iris Chang interview, 2003 July

    • Chinese Americans - History
    • Iris Chang discusses her book, “The Chinese in America.” She begins by explaining that she has written other Chinese history books on the leaders of China and the silk trade. She talks about how the Chinese came to California during the gold rush...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1980 July

    • Schulberg, Budd; Authors, American – 20th century – Biography; Screenwriters – United States – Biography; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Biography;
    • Budd begins the interview discussing his desire to meticulously document the early years of Hollywood as well as write a personal history of the era and movies. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Budd discuss his experiences in Hollywood...
    • Robert W. Cort interview, 2003 July

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert W. Cort discusses his novel, “Action!” He begins by explaining that the book covers the years between 1948 and 1998 in Hollywood. He talks about how he did research for his book at the Library of the Motion Picture Academy. He describes...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer interview, 2003 July

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer discusses her novel, “Maneater.” She begins by talking about the inspiration for her book and how she takes notes while having lunch with her friends in Hollywood. Martinson asks Grazer to read a passage from the beginning of...
    • Cynthia Crane interview, 2003 July

    • Children of interfaith marriage - Germany - Biography; Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Personal narratives; Germany - Biography
    • Cynthia Crane discusses her book, “Divided Lives.” She begins by explaining how she studied in Germany and wanted to interview people who were half Jewish and half Christian. She describes her own personal experience finding out that her...
    • Gary Heavin interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Health and hygiene; Exercise; Physical fitness; Diet; Nutrition; Health
    • Gary Heavin discusses his book, “Curves.” He begins by talking about different popular diets that people are doing today and why they don’t work. He talks about how no one should restrict entire food groups from their diet permanently. Heavin...
    • Yaron Svoray interview, 2003 July

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects - Germany; World War, 1939-1945 - Economic aspects - Germany; World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Germany; Diamonds - Germany - History - 20th century; Jewish property - Germany
    • Yaron Svoray discusses his book, “Blood From a Stone.” He begins by explaining that he was approached by a soldier on the French and German border who had buried 40 uncut diamonds. He talks about how these diamonds were taken from Jewish families...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...

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