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    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Michael Shermer interview

    • Science - Miscellanea; Science - Philosophy
    • Michael Shermer discusses his book, “Science Friction.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays that explore the barriers and biases that both plaque and fuel science. In these essays he faces such questions as: how does...
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley interview, 1993 August

    • Quotations, English; African Americans - Quotations; Blacks - Quotations
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley discusses her book, “My Soul Looks Back, ‘Less I Forget.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of quotes from African American people. She talks about how she initially self-published her book, but after...
    • 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 growing...
    • Vendela Vida interview, 2003

    • Young women - Fiction; Victims of crimes - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Nurses - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Philippines - Fiction
    • Vendela Vida discusses her novel, “And Now You Can Go.” Martinson asks Vida to read a passage from the book about a man who holds a woman at gunpoint in a park. She discusses how she had initially written a much different book, but edited out...
    • 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 death...
    • Michael Connelly interview, 1996

    • Serial murders - Fiction; Police murders - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction
    • Michael Connelly discusses his novel, “Poet.” He begins by explaining that this is the fifth book he has written, but the first that follows his character detective Jack McEvoy. Martinson asks Connelly to read the first paragraph of the novel. ...
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni interview

    • East Indian American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Divorced mothers - Fiction; Dreams - Fiction; California - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discusses her novel, “Queen of Dreams.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who finds out that her dead mother was a dream interpreter. She discusses the girl's close relationship with her mother,...
    • 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...
    • Alan Zweibel interview, 2005

    • Runners (Sports) - Fiction; Marathon running - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Overweight Men - Fiction; Doppelgängers - Fiction; Businessmen - Fiction; New Jersey - Fiction; New York City Marathon - Fiction
    • Alan Zweibel discusses his book, “The Other Shulman.” He begins with how the novel is incredibly autobiographical with a few minor changes. He talks about the importance of marathon running and its connection with overcoming fears and obstacles. ...
    • E. Duke Vincent interview, 2005

    • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Italian Americans - Fiction; Jewish teenagers - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Gangs - Fiction
    • E. Duke Vincent discusses his novel, “Mafia Summer.” He begins with his personal story of growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. He talks about how he was connected to prominent members of the Italian mafia, and how he did...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes into...
    • Greg Sarris interview

    • McKay, Mabel, 1907-; Pomo women weavers - Biography; Pomo baskets; Pomo mythology
    • Greg Sarris discusses his biography, “Mabel McKay.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Portraits of American Genius series published by the University of California Press. He talks about his Indian heritage, and his adoption by...
    • Kim Wozencraft interview, 1993 October

    • Abused women - Fiction
    • Kim Wozencraft discusses her novel, “Notes From the Country Club.” She begins by explaining that her book is about psychiatric evaluations before a murder trial. She talks about how doctors diagnose criminals as mentally incompetent so they are...
    • Jon Fasman interview

    • Obituaries - Authorship - Fiction; Connecticut - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Alchemy - Fiction
    • Jon Fasman discusses his book, “The Geographer’s Library.” He begins by saying how he takes inspiration from history although his book is not strictly historical. He talks about the plot of the book and the significance of iconic items that go...
    • Francesca Delbanco interview, 2004

    • Women theatrical producers and directors - Fiction; Theatrical companies - Fiction; Advice columnists - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Theater - Fiction; East Village (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Francesca Delbanco discusses her novel, “Ask Me Anything.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young girl who moves to New York City and writes a teen advice column. Her character gives bad romance advice because her relationships...
    • Jennifer Saginor interview

    • Saginor, Jennifer; Playboy Enterprises - Biography; Children of divorced parents - Psychology; Girls - Conduct of life
    • Jennifer Saginor discusses her autobiography, “Playground.” She begins by talking about her father’s occupation as Hugh Hefner’s physician and her early childhood memories of swimming and playing at the Playboy Mansion. She also gives background...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • Kate Phillips interview, 1996

    • Older people - Fiction; Older women - Fiction
    • Kate Phillips discusses her novel, “White Rabbit.” She begins by explaining that the book is told from the point of view of an 88-year-old woman Ruth. The book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but shows many flashbacks from Ruth’s younger...
    • Jess Walter interview, 2006 September 14

    • Terrorism - United States - Fiction; Conspiracy - Fiction
    • Jess Walter discusses her novel, “The Zero.” She begins by talking about her main character who is paid to clean up at Ground Zero after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. She discusses how America stopped remembering the violent parts of...

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