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    • Reed Farrel Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Retirees - Fiction; Legislators - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-police officers - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Prager, Moe (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Reed Farrel Coleman discusses his book, “The James Deans.” He begins by explaining that this is the third novel in his Moe Prager Detective series and is set in the early 1980s. His protagonist Moe Prager is New York private investigator. In the...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2005 February 14

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his book, “Chrysanthemum Palace.” He begins by discussing how this is the first book he has written in the first person, which he chose to do because he wanted to capture the feeling of the every man and a “Great Gatsby” type...
    • Peter Craig interview, 2005 March 07

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Peter Craig discusses his book, “Blood Father.” He begins by explaining that when he created the characters in the book he thought of them each having a fearful response to something. He discusses how the mother in the novel appears tough, but...
    • Mark Haskell Smith interview

    • Family - owned business enterprises - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Murder for hire - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Cooks - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Mark Haskell Smith discusses his book, “Delicious.” He begins by explaining that in Hawaii companies often form monopolies and that his book is actually based on a true story in which a company from the Midwest tried to move in on a Hawaiian...
    • Heather King interview

    • King, Heather, 1952-; Alcoholics - Biography
    • Heather King discusses her book, “Parched.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life and how she struggled with alcoholism from an early age. She starts with her childhood and how she craved solitude and how she always felt...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Older African American women - Fiction; Nannies - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction; Vermont - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his book, “In Clara’s Hands.” He begins by discussing the plot, which centers on how things fall apart for a family when the oldest brother dies suddenly in a skiing accident. He explores the effect that this death has on...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be cursed...
    • Juris Jurjevics interview, 2005 September 12

    • Epidemiologists - Fiction; Scientists - Fiction; Epidemics - Fiction; Arctic regions - Fiction
    • Juris Jurjevics discusses his book, “The Trudeau Vector.” He begins by explaining that traditionally the Arctic is a very neutral and utopian place. However, in his book the mystery begins when several Arctic scientists are found dead and missing...
    • Lee Siegel interview, 2003 March 24

    • Jewish men - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; Mountaineers - Fiction; Entertainers - Fiction; Rogues and vagabonds - Fiction
    • Lee Siegel discusses his book, “Love and Other Games of Chance.” He begins by describing the character of Lee Siegel, and how it is not actually him in the book, but more his nemesis who has similar characteristics to himself. He then discusses the...
    • Lisa Tucker interview, 2006 April 11

    • Motion picture producers and directors - Family relationships - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Ranch life - Fiction; New Mexico - Fiction
    • Lisa Tucker discusses her book, “Once Upon a Day.” She begins by explaining that the book is about how a single day can change your life and how most of the characters in the book experience a sudden change in their lives. Tucker then explores the...
    • John Menkes interview, 2003 October 13

    • Jewish women - Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Fiction; Holocaust survivors -Fiction; Vienna (Austria) - Fiction
    • John Menkes discusses his book, “After the Tempest.” He begins by explaining the book’s plot, which begins in post World War II Venice. One of his central characters is a young man who was drafted into the army and worked in a concentration camp...
    • Azadeh Moaveni interview

    • Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-; Iranian American women - Biography; Iranian Americans -Biography; Iran - Social conditions - 1979-1997; Iran - Social conditions - 1997-
    • Azdaeh Moaveni discusses her book, “Lipstick Jihad.” She begins by sharing her experiences and memories of growing up as an Iranian in Palo Alto, California during the shadow of the Iranian hostage crisis. She then discusses her experiences...
    • Harold Kushner interview

    • Bible O.T. Psalms XXIII - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • Harold Kushner discusses his book, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” He begins by explaining that throughout his years as a rabbi he had often turned to the Twenty-Third Psalm, but had never given much thought to why it was so effective until after the...
    • Kate Moses interview

    • Plath, Sylvia - Fiction; Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998 - Fiction; Americans - England - Fiction; Mother and child - Fiction; Authors’ spouses - Fiction; Separated people - Fiction; Women poets - Fiction; Storms - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Kate Moses discusses her book, “Wintering.” She begins by explaining that the book is a novel about Sylvia Plath and her life. Moses explores the difficulty of being both an artist and a mother and how Plath struggled to balance these two roles in...
    • D.J. Waldie interview

    • Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Biography; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Politics and government; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    • D.J. Waldie discusses his book, “Where We Are Now: Notes From Los Angeles.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of essays on the meaning of place in Los Angeles. He stresses the importance of building community within Los Angeles...
    • Mike Gray interview

    • Capital punishment
    • Mike Gray discusses his book, “The Death Game.” He begins by explaining how his publisher talked him into writing this book after writing his previous book on the drug war. He discusses issues such as police brutality, pressures on prosecutors and...
    • Susan Gilman interview, 2005 January 31

    • Gilman, Susan Jane - Childhood and youth; Girls - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Geneva (Switzerland) - Biography
    • Susan Gilman discusses her book, “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.” She begins by sharing that she wrote the book in the hopes of making other people feel less alone. She explains that the book explores her unconventional Upper West Side...
    • Devyani Saltzman interview, 2006 April 28

    • Saltzman, Devyani, 1979-; Motion picture actors and actresses - Canada - Biography
    • Devyani Saltzman discusses her book, “Shooting Water.” She begins by explaining that the challenge of writing this memoir was balancing three things: the making of the film “Water,” the politics behind making the film, and her personal journey that...
    • 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...

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