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    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood...
    • Terry McMillan interview, 1992 May

    • African American women - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Terry McMillan discusses her book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She says the characters are women who are experiencing voids in their personal lives. McMillan describes the women and their troubles with men. She explains the meaning of the title of...
    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Isabel Allende interview, 1995 May

    • Allende, Isabel - Family; Allende family; Authors, Chilean - 20th century - Family relationships
    • Isabel Allende discusses her book, “Paula.” Allende says that the book is a memoir about the death of her 28-year-old daughter, Paula. She shares stories about her family’s exile and living in Lebanon and Chile. Allende goes on to discuss...
    • Janet Sternburg interview, 1991 May

    • American literature - Women authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Women and literature - United States - History - 20th century; Authorship - Sex differences
    • Janet Sternburg discusses her second book, “The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of personal essays by female writers. She talks about authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and...
    • 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...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who...
    • Lois Frankel interview, 2004 May

    • Attitude (Psychology); Success - Psychological aspects; Self-actualization (Psychology); Achievement motivation in women; Women - Psychology
    • Lois Frankel discusses her book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.” The book reveals 101 self-sabotaging behaviors that women learn as children. Frankel explains that these habits and behaviors are what hold them back in the workplace....
    • Richard Matheson interview

    • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-; What dreams may come (Motion picture); The incredible shrinking man [Motion picture]; Somewhere in time (Motion picture); Sexual politics; Feminism
    • Richard Matheson discusses his book, “Woman.” He begins by discussing the plot, which opens on the night of the Emmys, as David and his wife Liz, who is an Emmy-nominated producer of a popular television show, are hosting a party at their home....
    • Daniel Burstein interview, 2006

    • Brown, Dan, 1964- Da Vinci Code; Jesus Christ - In literature; Mary Magdalene, Saint - In literature; Christian saints in literature; Christianity in literature
    • Daniel Burstein discusses his book, “Secrets of the Code.” He begins by talking about Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code and how he decided to base his book on stories that Dan Brown had alluded to. Burstein talks about the...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his...
    • 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...
    • Ben Sherwood interview, 2004 May

    • Cemetery managers - Fiction; Brothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Revere (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Ben Sherwood discusses his novel, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a boy who makes a promise to his brother on their deathbeds to take care of each other. He talks about how his main...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • George Minot interview, 2004 May

    • Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • George Minot discusses his novel, “The Blue Bowl” He shares the plot of the book, which follows a young painter, Simon Curtis, who becomes the prime suspect in his father’s murder trial. In the novel, Minot portrays children scarred by their...
    • Edward Conlon interview, 2004 May

    • Conlon, Edward, 1965-; New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. - Biography; Police - New York (State) - New York - Biography
    • Edward Conlon discusses his autobiography, “Blue Blood.” He begins by explaining that he is a detective for the New York Police Force, and that he is a third generation policeman. He discusses several jobs he has had in law enforcement and...
    • Benjamin Weissman interview, 2004 May

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Skis and skiing; Ski resorts - Fiction; Short stories
    • Benjamin Weissman discusses his book of short stories, “Headless.” He begins by explaining that he divided the book into 4 parts and did the illustrations for each section too. He describes one of his stories “Marnie,” and talks about how...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2007 May 04

    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 - Assassination attempts - Fiction; Attempted assassination - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Fiction; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 - Fiction
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Second Objective.” He begins by explaining that the book is a World War II thriller based on a real German operation that took place during the war. Frost discusses the plot which involves Lieutenant Colonel...
    • Robert Snyder interview, 1985 May

    • Engineers - United States - Biography; Architects - United States - Biography; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Interviews; Henry Miller odyssey. [Motion picture]; Authors, American - 20th century -...
    • Robert Snyder discusses his book, “R. Buckminster Fuller: An Autobiographical Monologue/Scenario.” He says Fuller saw things in shapes and correlated forms in nature, and claims Fuller wore trifocals. Clips of Fuller’s documentary are also...

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