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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young woman...
    • Ib Melchior interview, 1993 March

    • Melchior, Ib; World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service - United States; United States. - Army. - Counter Intelligence Corps - Biography; Intelligence officers - United States - Biography; World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American
    • Ib Melchior discusses his autobiography, “Case By Case.” He begins by explaining that he was a member of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Years later, he went back and followed up on all the cases that he handled. He...
    • Susan Elderkin interview, 2000

    • British - Arizona - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Deserts - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Susan Elderkin discusses her book, “Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains.” She describes the characters, Theobald, an overweight mama’s boy from England, and Jersey, an oddball that meets Theobald in Arizona. Elderkin also describes Tibor, an ice...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Myla Goldberg interview, 2000

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Jewish girls - Fiction; Spelling ability - Fiction
    • Myla Goldberg discusses her book, “Bee Season.” Goldberg describes the protagonist, Eliza, and her spelling bee competition win. She also describes Eliza’s family and her father’s observant Judaism. Goldberg says character development is organic...
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein interview, 1992

    • Harriman, Job, 1861-1925; Llano Colony (Secular community) - History; Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917; City planning - California - Los Angeles - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Politics and government
    • Lionel Rolfe and Paul Greenstein discuss their book, “Bread & Hyacinths.” Rolfe begins by explaining that the book is about the founding of Los Angeles and the rise of the labor movement in the 1880s. He talks about how General Harrison Otis...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1980 June 06

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Public prosecutors - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “Rage of Angels.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young woman who is a criminal lawyer for the mafia. He talks about the thorough research that he did for the book and how he got to interview...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying before a...

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