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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 actress...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Murad Kalam interview, 2003

    • African American boys - Fiction; Boxers (Sports) - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
    • Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic of...
    • Jervey Tervalon interview, 2004 August 05

    • African American families - Fiction; Racially mixed people - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jervey Tervalon discusses his book, “Lita.” He begins by discussing his previous book, "Dead Above Ground" and how this book begins where the last one ended. Tervalon explores the plot of this new book which follows the protagonist Lita Du champ...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. She...
    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the Massachusetts...
    • Steve Allen interview, 1998

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000 - Fiction; Meadows, Jayne, 1919- - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Steve begins the interview briefly talking about the basic gimmicks and insider jokes he uses in his novels. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Steve’s conversation meanders between the novel’s themes and Steve’s life ranging from his...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...
    • Martin Amis interview, 2000

    • Amis, Kingsley - Family; Partington family; Novelists, English - 20th century - Biography
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Experience.” The book is about life and what one goes through every minute of the day. Amis talks about his father, Kingsley Amis, his nomadic childhood, and family. He also talks about becoming a writer and...
    • Lynn Andrews interview, 1985 November

    • Andrews, Lynn V.; Whistling Elk, Agnes; Women shamans - Biography; Women and religion
    • Lynn Andrews discusses her ten-year journey working with women in Canadian First Nation communities to learn about the ancient power of womanhood. Connie felt that she had fallen into an abstract-impressionist painting reading Jaguar Woman, and...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents he feels...
    • Norman Mailer interview, 1984

    • Authors - Fiction; Provincetown (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Norman Mailer discusses his book, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.” Mailer details the plot, which is set in Provincetown, Massachusetts and follows the protagonist Tim Madden. Madden is an alcoholic writer who is attracted to wealthy blondes. When he...
    • Pete Hamill interview, 1994

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Irish Americans - Social life and customs; Journalists - United States - Biography; Alcoholics - United States - Biography; Drinking customs - United States
    • Pete Hamill discusses his book “A Drinking Life.” He talks about immigrants learning about baseball, the working class, and life after war. He says that men face their morality when they go into a war. Hamill shares that before becoming a...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1995

    • Báthory, Erzsébet, 1560-1614 - Fiction; Women murderers - Fiction; Countesses - Fiction; Hungary - History - Turkish occupation, 1526-1699 - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his book, “The Blood Countess,” which is about the life of his ancestor, Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Countess. Andrei weaves two stories together, one that takes place in the 1590s, and another that is more...
    • Bruce Spizer interview, 2000

    • Beatles - Discography; Beatles - History - Chronology; Capitol Records, Inc. - History
    • Bruce Spizer discusses his book, “The Beatles’ Story on Capital Records.” He begins by explaining that this book is about how America received The Beatles, and his own personal fascination with the band. He describes how Capitol Records turned...
    • Rabbi Harvey Fields interview, 1994 February

    • Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries; Bible; Pentateuch
    • Rabbi Harvey Fields begins the interview discussing that he wanted to provide the average reader a user-friendly opportunity to explore the biblical tradition. In particular, Harvey discusses wanting to help the average reader accomplish two...
    • Robert Blanchard and Melinda Blanchard interview

    • Blanchard, Robert, 1951-; Blanchard, Melinda, 1952-; Entrepreneurs - United States - Biography; Entrepreneurs - Anguilla - Biography; Restaurateurs - Anguilla - Biography; Conduct of life; Vermont - Biography; Anguilla - Biography
    • Melinda and Robert Blanchard discuss their autobiography, “Live What You Love.” The pair begins by talking about the four main characteristics that a successful entrepreneur should have: passion, the right people, a good environment, and money. ...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • George Englund interview, 2004 November

    • Brando, Marlon; Englund, George, 1926–; Motion picture actors and actresses – United States – Biography
    • George begins the interview talking about the complex nature of Marlon Brando. For the majority of the interview, Sidney narrates a series of stories about his sometimes-difficult relationship with Brando. In particular, he discusses how Brando’s...

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