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    • 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...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of...
    • Richard Paul Evans interview, 2003

    • Separation (Psychology) - Fiction; Fiction - Authorship - Fiction; Life change events - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction
    • Richard Paul Evans discusses his novel, “A Perfect Day.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a New York Times bestselling author writes a book about his family and now his life is falling apart. He talks about his own experiences being...
    • Kendall Hailey interview, 1988 March

    • Hailey, Kendall, 1966-; Self-culture; High school graduates - United States - Biography
    • Kendall Hailey discusses her autobiography, “The Day I Became an Autodidact.” She begins by explaining that an autodidact is someone who is self-taught. She talks about graduating high school and her decision not to go to college. She discusses...
    • Preeta Samarasan interview, 2008

    • East Indians - Malaysia - Fiction; Immigrants - Malaysia - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Malaysia - Fiction
    • Preeta Samarasan discusses her novel, “Evening is the Whole Day.” She begins by explaining that this is the revised version of the book she published while she was a writing student at the University of Michigan. She talks about how she wanted to...
    • Steven Stralser interview, 2005

    • Business education; Industrial management - Study and teaching (Graduate); Master of business administration degree
    • Steven Stralser discusses his book, “MBA in a Day.” He begins by explaining how his book is an overview of the key points that are taught in the best business schools in the country. He describes the critical qualities that a good business should...
    • Pierre Cossette interview, 2004 January

    • Cossette, Pierre; Impresarios - Biography
    • Pierre Cossette discusses his book, “Another Day in Showbiz.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Pasadena, went to UCLA, and worked as a musical booking agent in Las Vegas. He describes how he sold musical acts to hotels when new...
    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient Greeks...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how although...
    • Brad Geagley interview

    • Government investigators - Egypt - Fiction; Egyptians - Iraq - Fiction; Iraq - History - To 634 - Fiction; Babylon (Extinct city) - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his novel, “Day of the False King.” He begins by talking about the history of ancient Egypt and Ramses IV’s health conditions and concerns. He gives background information about how Babylonian people preserved their dead in...
    • Callan Pinckney interview,1990 June

    • Exercise; Stretching exercises; Physical fitness; Health
    • Callan Pinckney discusses her book, “Callanetics.” She begins by explaining how her book is designed to give women a younger looking body. She shows before and after pictures of people who have done her workout. She talks about her extensive...
    • David Baldacci interview, 1996

    • United States presidents; Political fiction
    • David Baldacci discusses his novel, “Absolute Power,” which takes place in Washington DC, where a character Luther is set out to rob a mansion, but accidentally witnesses the President of the United States having an affair with the lady of the...
    • James Carroll interview

    • Judaism - Relations - Catholic Church; Christianity and anti-Semitism - History; Catholic Church - Relations - Judaism
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Constantine's Sword." Carroll begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the history of Christian and Jewish interactions. In the book he charts the history of Christianity’s battle against Judaism....
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • 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...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1997

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her book, “Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.” Jong tells the stories of four generations of Jewish women in America. Sarah, the matriarch, is born in Russia and comes to the United States and works as a...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Success
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “The Ultimate Seduction.” She begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of over 100 interviews she has done with famous people over the years. She talks about how she prepares for an interview, how...
    • Eliza Minot interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Eliza Minot discusses her book, “The Tiny One.” She explains that the novel follows the story of eight-year-old Via Mahoney Revere. When Via’s mother dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, Via struggles with her grief. She is confused by her...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer interview, 2003 July

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer discusses her novel, “Maneater.” She begins by talking about the inspiration for her book and how she takes notes while having lunch with her friends in Hollywood. Martinson asks Grazer to read a passage from the beginning of...

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