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    • Sonya Sones interview

    • Middle-aged women - Poetry; Self-realization in women - Poetry
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, “The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to write about things that have been happening in her life as she gets older. Martinson asks Sones to read a passage about a mother’s...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near...
    • Don Curtis and Ingulf Kiland interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Causes; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American;
    • Brigadier General Don Curtis talks about his career in the Marine Corps during World War I and World War II. He discusses being at Pearl Harbor in the 1920s and watching over the new submarine fleets. He talks about his tours in the United...
    • Maria T. Lennon interview, 2005

    • Inheritance and succession - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; Pregnant women - Fiction; Surgeons - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Sierra Leone - Fiction
    • Maria T. Lennon discusses her novel, “Making It Up As I Go Along.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who moves from southern California to Africa. She talks about the importance of friendship between new mothers and how...
    • Andrei Codrescu interview, 1999

    • Rapture (Christian eschatology) - Fiction; Messiah - Prophecies - Fiction; Two thousand, A.D. - Fiction; End of the world - Fiction; Millennialism - Fiction; Armageddon - Fiction
    • Andrei Codrescu discusses his novel, “Messiah.” He begins by introducing his main characters and explains how his book is about Christian prophecies in New Orleans. He talks about his main character, a young girl who believes the words of a...
    • 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...
    • Kevin Clash interview

    • Puppeteers - United States - Biography
    • Kevin Clash discusses his book, “My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud." Clash talks about his parents’ support of his interest in puppetry and his work with Elmo on Sesame...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
    • Eileen Goudge interview

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Women biographers - Fiction; Remarried people - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction
    • Eileen Goudge discusses her novel, “Blessing in Disguise.” She begins by talking about how her book is a story of two women who met when they were children and one girl’s father murders the other. She talks about how her husband is the...
    • Frances Weaver interview

    • Weaver, Frances; Older women - United States - Biography; Self-realization in old age - United States; Grief
    • Frances Weaver discusses her autobiography, “I’m Not as Old as I Used to Be.” She begins by explaining about how she self-published her first book and talks about the importance of believing in yourself. She gives advice for older women in...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics...
    • John Vorhaus interview

    • Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Santa Fe (N.M.) - Fiction
    • John Vorhaus discusses his novel, “The Albuquerque Turkey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a con artist couple who decide to stop swindling people. He talks about his career training writers overseas to write funny comedy...
    • Lisa Fugard interview, 2006

    • South Africa - Fiction
    • Lisa Fugard discusses her novel, “Skinner’s Drift.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young girl who grows up in South Africa in the 1980s and then comes back later in life. Fugard talks about her own personal experience...
    • Jenoyne Adams interview, 2001

    • Racially mixed people - Fiction; Young women - Fiction
    • Jenoyne Adams discusses her novel, “Resurrecting Mingus.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young woman who feels alone as her family falls apart. She talks about divisions within a family and how children view their parents...
    • Roddy McDowall interview, 1993 September

    • Entertainers - Portraits; Entertainers - Biography; Celebrities - Portraits; Celebrities - Biography
    • Roddy McDowall discusses his book, “Double Exposure, Take Four.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of photographs he has taken of celebrities coupled with essays about them written by other famous people. He talks about...
    • Walter Anderson interview

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Dysfunctional families - United States; Secrecy - Psychological aspects; Publishers and publishing - United States - Biography
    • Walter Anderson discusses his autobiography, “Meant To Be.” He begins by talking about coming home from the Marines because of the death of his father. During this time, his mother reveals to him that another man was actually his biological...
    • Mary Rourke interview, 2006

    • Jesus Christ. - Miracles - Fiction; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. - Fiction; Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee - Fiction; Women in the Bible - Fiction; Galilee (Israel) - History - Fiction
    • Mary Rourke discusses her novel, “Two Women of Galilee.” She begins by explaining how she decided to write Biblical fiction after reading about women who were hardly mentioned in the New Testament. She introduces her main character Joanna,...
    • Suzanne Greenberg interview, 2004

    • Short stories, American - Women authors; Short stories; Lovesickness - Fiction
    • Suzanne Greenberg discusses her book, “Speed-Walk.” The interview begins with Greenberg reading an excerpt from her book about divorce and children. She talks about how her book is a compilation of stories about loneliness, desperation, and...
    • Esmeralda Santiago interview

    • Santiago, Esmeralda - Childhood and youth; Puerto Ricans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Puerto Rico - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography
    • Esmeralda Santiago discusses her book, “When I Was Puerto Rican.” She begins by explaining her immigration to America as a child from Puerto Rico. She talks about the extremely poor living conditions in her village. She discusses her family...

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