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    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and Robert...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1992 November

    • Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001; Philosophers - United States - Biography
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his degree...
    • Thomas J. Hamilton interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - History; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) - 1940-1950; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)
    • Admiral Thomas Hamilton discusses his life and his time serving in the United States Navy. He begins by explaining the history of the U.S.S. Enterprise naval vessel. He talks about his job as a football coach for the Naval Academy and his...
    • Leonard Wolf interview, 1982 December

    • Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676 - Fiction; Jews - History - 70-1789 - Fiction; Pseudo-Messiahs - Fiction; Jews - Turkey - Fiction
    • Leonard Wolf discusses his novel, “The False Messiah.” He begins by explaining that his book takes place in the year 1630 and follows a real man named Shabbethai Tzevi who believed he was the second coming of the Messiah. He describes the early...
    • Ray Shell interview

    • Drug addicts - Fiction; Crack (Drug) - Fiction
    • Ray Shell discusses his novel, “Iced.” He begins by explaining that his book is about how a family deals with the death of a child from drugs. He talks about how he sang for Broadway and was a member of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s orchestra. Martinson...
    • 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...
    • David Skal interview, 2004

    • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Adaptations; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Film and video adaptations; Horror tales, English - History and criticism; Vampire films - History and criticism; Dracula, Count (Fictitious...
    • David J. Skal discusses his book, “Hollywood Gothic.” He begins by talking about the different depictions and looks of the character Count Dracula. Skal describes Bram Stoker’s decision to name the character Dracula, and how Stoker decided to set...
    • John Berendt interview, 1995 October

    • Williams, Jim, d. 1990; Trials (Murder) - Georgia - Savannah; Savannah (Ga.) - Social life and customs; Savannah (Ga.) - History
    • John Berendt discusses his book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” He begins by explaining that his book is about Jim Williams, a famous Georgian who was also convicted of murdering a young boy. He discusses how he ended up in Savannah,...
    • Colleen McCullough interview

    • People with mental disabilities - Fiction; Women - Australia - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Colleen McCullough discusses her novel, “An Indecent Obsession.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young nurse who works in a military hospital in Australia. She talks about how she achieved great fame with her previous book “The...
    • Saul Friedländer interview, 1997

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Jews - Persecutions - Germany - History - 20th century; Holocaust, Jewish (1939 - 1945) - Germany; Germany - Politics and government - 1933 - 1945; Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Germany - Ethnic relations
    • Saul Friedländer discusses his book, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933 − 1939, volume 1, which explores the the early years of Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany prior to World War II. The years of persecution describes and interprets the steadily...
    • Lynn Sherr interview, 2006

    • Sherr, Lynn; Television journalists - United States - Biography
    • Lynn Sherr discusses her autobiography, “Outside the Box.” She begins by talking about how this is not her first book, but it is the first book about her life. She describes her early life, and how her parents ran a summer camp that she enjoyed...
    • Deborah Lipstadt interview, 1986 February

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Public opinion; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; American newspapers; Public opinion - United States; Germany - Foreign public opinion, American
    • Deborah Lipstadt discusses her book, “Beyond Belief.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the connection between the American press and the Holocaust during World War II. She describes how Americans overlooked Nazi occupations in the...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1990 November

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath.” He begins by explaining that for many people the Holocaust didn’t end in 1945 and their memories will haunt them for the rest of their lives. He talks about his own parents who were Holocaust...
    • Cynthia Crane interview, 2003 July

    • Children of interfaith marriage - Germany - Biography; Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Personal narratives; Germany - Biography
    • Cynthia Crane discusses her book, “Divided Lives.” She begins by explaining how she studied in Germany and wanted to interview people who were half Jewish and half Christian. She describes her own personal experience finding out that her...
    • Marilyn Murray Willison interview

    • Willison, Marilyn Murray; Divorced women - United States - Biography; Single parents - United States - Biography
    • Marilyn Murray Willison discusses her autobiography, “Time Enough for Love.” She begins by explaining how single mothers and divorced women shouldn’t be afraid to date again. She talks about financial difficulties and divorce fees. She describes...
    • Blythe Holbrooke interview, 1983

    • Gossip
    • Blythe Holbrooke discusses her book, “Gossip” which she describes as informal communication. Blythe states that people gossip, but do not truly understand the politics of talk. Ultimately, bad rumors can destroy lives. The book describes how to...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • Suyin Han interview, 1985 February

    • Twins - Fiction; Asia - Fiction
    • Dr. Suyin Han discusses her novel, “The Enchantress.” She begins by explaining that her book explores a mythical European world. She talks about how she incorporated androids into her book. She describes what it was like growing up in China as a...
    • Victor Villaseñor interview, 2011

    • Villaseñor, Victor - Family; Villaseñor, Victor. Rain of gold; Mexican American authors - 20th century - Biography; Mexican Americans - California - Biography; Mexican American authors - Family relationships
    • Victor Villaseñor discusses his book, “Beyond Rain of Gold.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the trilogy of books, “Rain of Gold.” He talks about the death of his father. He describes how his father was conned into developing acres of land...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a novel...

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