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    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • Kathryn Durham interview 2004 August 02

    • Children; Children’s allowances
    • Kathryn Durham discusses her book, “Mom, Can you Buy me This?” She begins by explaining the plot of the book, which begins when the protagonist, Ryan, wants to buy a video game, so is given an allowance. He then learns about sales tax,...
    • Edward Rutherford interview

    • Dublin (Ireland) - Fiction; Ireland - History - To 1172 - Fiction; Princes - Fiction; Mythology, Celtic - Fiction
    • Edward Rutherford discusses his book, “The Princes of Ireland.” He begins by explaining that the book tells its story over the course of a thousand years of Irish history that begins before the coming of Saint Patrick and ends around the time...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his...
    • Robert Clary interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Clary, Robert
    • Robert Clary discusses his book, “From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes.” He begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of his life, which begins with his childhood in France during World War II. Clary discusses his career in...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her book, “Maisie Dobbs.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot. She explains that the protagonist, Maisie Dobbs began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a mansion, only to be discovered...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Julian Fellowes interview

    • England - Fiction; Actors - Fiction; Country homes - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) – Fiction; Gosford Park (Motion picture)
    • Julian Fellowes discusses his book, “Snobs.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows Edith Lavery, the only child of an upper-middle class family with social aspirations, living in England during the 1990s. Luckily she is able to obtain...
    • Barbara Hambly interview

    • New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Free African Americans - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Barbara Hambly discusses her book, “Graveyard Dust.” She begins by explaining the local history of New Orleans, which serves as the backdrop for her novel. Hambly details the racial and cultural history of the antebellum period and the world in...
    • Cari Beauchamp interview

    • Loos, Anita, 1893-1981
    • Cari Beauchamp discusses her book, “Anita Loos Rediscovered.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of previously unpublished film treatments, short stories, and one-act plays that span fifty years of Anita Loos' creative...
    • Ed Robertson and Richard Gold interview, undated

    • Garner, James; Maverick (Television program); Microsoft Visual C++; C++ (Computer program language); Windows (Computer programs)
    • Ed Robertson discusses his book, “Maverick.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the film and television series, “Maverick.” He talks about how he first watched the show in syndication in reruns. He discusses the hero...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Joyce Maynard interview

    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Joyce Maynard discusses her book, “The Usual Rules.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to explore how the events of September 11th took normal lives and threw them into turmoil. She then discusses the characters and the plot, which...
    • Alev Lytle Croutier interview, 2002 September 27

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Turkey - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Plantation life - Fiction; Women - Turkey - Fiction; Silk industry - Fiction; Dwellings - Fiction; Turkey - Fiction
    • Alev Lytle Croutier discusses her book, “Seven Houses.” She begins by discussing the plot of the novel, which is set against the backdrop of twentieth century Turkey. The book tells the story of the Ipekci silk-making family that begins during...
    • David Starkey interview,  2003

    • Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 - Marriage; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain - History - 16th century; Queens - Great Britain - Biography; Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-1547 - Biography
    • David Starkey discusses his biography, “Six Wives.” He begins by explaining the history of Great Britain’s king Henry VIII, and talks about how his book is being turned into a television film. Starkey begins by talking about Henry VIII’s...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Margot Livesey interview

    • Amnesia
    • Margot Livesey discusses her book, “The Missing World.” She begins by explaining that the book is somewhat autobiographical in that she always longs for second chances in the way that some of the characters in the book do. She then explores the...

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