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    • Roger Hayot interview, 1995

    • Authentic Café; Cooking
    • Roger Hayot discusses his book, “Dinner at the Authentic Café.” He begins by explaining that he opened the Authentic Café in Los Angeles, which serves Moroccan-themed cuisine. He talks about how he got his start in the food business by...
    • 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...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a...
    • 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...
    • Delacorta interview, 1986

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Architecture - Fiction
    • Delacorta discusses his book, “Vida.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man who falls in love with a young girl named Alba. He talks about his main character Vida, a housekeeper who decides to become an assassin. He describes...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own...
    • Ajay Sahgal interview, 1994

    • Actors - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Ajay Sahgal discusses his novel, “Pool.” He begins by explaining how he gave the book minimal details like a screenplay, and wrote it in 3 acts. The book is about an actor who quits a movie before completion and decides to build a pool by...
    • Zandra Rhodes interview, 1995 December

    • Rhodes, Zandra, 1940-; Fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Textile designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women fashion designers - Great Britain - Biography; Women textile designers - Great Britain - Biography
    • Zandra Rhodes discusses her book, “The Art of Zandra Rhodes.” She begins by describing that she uses herself and her body as a canvas for her art. Her mother was a dress fitter and she got her love for designing at an early age. Rhodes...
    • Rita Mae Brown interview, 1986 May

    • Women soldiers - Fiction; Lesbians - Fiction; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Rita Mae Brown discusses her novel, “High Hearts.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the Civil War told from a woman’s point of view. She talks about how she modeled the book's characters after people she knows in real life. ...
    • Barbara Neely interview, 2001

    • White, Blanche (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Women detectives - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Detective and mystery stories; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Barbara Neely discusses her novel, “Blanche Passes Go.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Blanche White. She talks about how Blanche decides to move back to North Carolina from New...
    • Jan Burke interview, 1996

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Remember Me, Irene.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Irene Kelly, a detective and writer. Martinson asks Burke to read a passage from the beginning...
    • April Smith interview

    • Women detectives - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • April Smith discusses her novel, “North of Montana.” She begins by talking about how her book is about an FBI agent whose cousin gets murdered, so she decides to take in her cousin’s children and raise them. She describes another character...
    • Caroline Hwang interview, 2003

    • Korean American families - Fiction; Korean American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Single women - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caroline Hwang discusses her novel, “Love in Bloom.” She begins by introducing her character: a Korean American fashion intern whose over-bearing mother decides to move in until she can find a husband. Hwang talks about writing for the...
    • Ray Shannon interview, 2003

    • Executives - Fiction
    • Ray Shannon discusses his novel, “Man Eater.” He begins by explaining how his real name is Gar Anthony Haywood, but he decided to write this book under an alias so his readers wouldn’t get confused. He says the book is about a gangster who...
    • Margaret Coel interview, 2005

    • O'Malley, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) - Fiction; Shoshoni Indians - Crimes against - Fiction; Arapaho Indians - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Indian...
    • Margaret Coel discusses her novel, “Eye of the Wolf.” She explains that it is the 11th book in the series that follows the characters Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley. Coel gives background on her characters, namely Vicky who is 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...
    • James Zagel interview

    • Bank robberies - Fiction; Judges - Fiction; Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction
    • James Zagel discusses his novel, “Money to Burn.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a federal judge in Chicago who decides to rob the Federal Reserve Bank. Zagel talks about his own career in courtrooms, and that he gave up his...
    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey interview, 1983

    • Friendship - Fiction; Family - Fiction
    • Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey discusses her novel, “Life Sentences.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a woman who is married to a man who becomes an invalid in an accident. She describes how the woman gets attacked by a man and...

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