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    • Mary McNamara interview

    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Mary McNamara discusses her book, “Oscar Season.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Juliet who is the assistant manager of the Pinnacle Hotel, where all the movie stars visit during Oscar season. Things...
    • Carol Dine interview

    • Adult child abuse victims - United States - Biography; Cancer - Patients - United States - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Dine, Carol
    • Carol Dine discusses her book, “Places in the Bone.” She begins the interview by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life as a child of an abusive father. She shares her thoughts on her father’s physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Later...
    • Khaled Hosseini interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Khaled Hosseini discusses his book, “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He shares his thoughts on the difficulty of following the success of his first book, “The Kite Runner.” He goes on to detail the plot of the book, which, like his first book, is set...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • James Traub interview, 2006 May

    • Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta); United Nations; World politics - 21st century;
    • James and Connie begin the interview discussing the year that James spent following Annan that, as James describes it, was a “bad year” for the UN and good year for him. In addition, James talks about not wanting to write a biography of Annan but a...
    • 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. Some...
    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy,...
    • Jennifer Colt interview

    • Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Fiction; Twins - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Beverly Hills - Fiction
    • Jennifer Colt discusses her book, “The Butcher of Beverly Hills.” She begins by discussing the title of the book and how she hoped to convey the comical nature of the novel. She then details the plot of the book, which follows the story of two...
    • 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....
    • Kirk Russell interview, 2005 February 14

    • California - Fiction; Marquez, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Poachers - Fiction; Poaching - Fiction; Bear hunting - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction; California. Dept. of Fish and Game - Fiction
    • Kirk Russell discusses his book, “Night Game.” He begins by explaining that this is the second book in his John Marquez Crime Novel series. Russell shares that in this book the main character, John Marquez, works for a Special Operations Unit for...
    • Dylan Schaffer interview

    • California, Northern - Fiction; Public defenders - Fiction; Indecent exposure - Fiction; Attorney and client - Fiction
    • Dylan Schaffer discusses his book, “Misdemeanor Man.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book, which follows the main character Gordon who deals with low-level cases in the public defender's office and performs in a Berry Manilow tribute band...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Clyde Phillips interview, 2003 August

    • Candiotti, Jane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Connie and Clyde begin the interview talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas at the heart of his most recent murder-mystery as well as briefly discussing his fascination with the murder-mystery genre in general. For the majority of the...
    • Mike Chinoy interview, 1997 April

    • China - History - 1976-2002; China - History - Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989;
    • Mike begins the interview discussing that he wanted to capture his experiences as a reporter in the late Twentieth-century and the momentous historical events he witnessed. For the first half of the interview, Mike talks about how he became...
    • Joel Kotkin interview, 2001 January

    • Cities and towns - Effect of technological innovations on - United States;
    • Connie and Joel begin the interview discussing the emergence of the digital economy and its impact on quality of life issues. In particular, Joel discusses how the digital revolution allows the wealthy and/or information-economy workers (engineers,...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • 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...
    • 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 pseudo-commune...
    • Gordon Cooper interview, 2000 July

    • Cooper, Gordon, 1927-2004; Astronauts - United States - Biography; Life on other planets;
    • Gordon and Connie begin their discussion talking about his early years in the Mercury program and his first flight into space. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Gordon discuss a number of different topics from Gordon’s book and life,...

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