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    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and...
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom interview

    • United States - Social conditions - 1980-; United States - Economic conditions - 1971-1981; United States - Economic conditions - 1981-2001; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom discuss their book, “The Book of America.” They begin by explaining that they wanted to give information about the cities, facts, and cultures of each of the 50 states. They say that each state has reacted...
    • Dale Peck interview, 1996

    • Marriage - Fiction
    • Dale Peck discusses his novel, “The Law of Enclosures,” that describes his life. The book opens with two characters, Beatrice and Henry, who met in college, and are completely in love with each other. It continues on with the story of their...
    • Allen Rucker interview, 2002 November 05

    • Sopranos (Television program); Cooking, Italian
    • Allen Rucker discusses his book, “The Sopranos Family Cookbook.” He begins by explaining that the book is a real cookbook that is written from the point of view of Artie Bucco, the fictional character in the television series “The...
    • Desmond Morris interview, 1985

    • Human anatomy; Human body
    • Desmond Morris discusses his book, “Body Watching,” which extensively scrutinizes the body from head-to-toe. He explains the purpose of each of the body parts, and ultimately how they serve for reproduction or social adaptability purposes. ...
    • 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...
    • Paul Lazarus interview

    • Santa Barbara Writers' Conference
    • Paul Lazarus discusses the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference. He begins by explaining that he is the Vice President of Columbia Pictures, a director and screenwriter, and one of the people in charge of setting the conference up each year. He...
    • Amos Oz interview

    • Israel; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Young men - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “The Same Sea.” He explains that the novel contains several characters whose lives are intertwined. The plot is set in Israel and follows the character Albert, an accountant whose wife Nadia has died. Albert’s son...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Dade Hayes and Jonathan Bing interview

    • Motion pictures - United States - Marketing; Motion picture industry - Economic aspects - United States
    • Jonathan Bing and Dade Hayes discuss their book, “Open Wide.” They begin by explaining the genesis of the book, which came about through Dade Hayes' work for “Variety” as a reporter who covered new films’ opening weekend box office...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do,...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Academic achievement - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; College students - United States - Conduct of life - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “Conquering College Life.” He begins by explaining that he just graduated from Princeton and will be attending Harvard Law School. He describes the different types of roommates someone could have in...
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin interview

    • Rabbis - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her book, “Three Daughters.” Pogrebin begins by explaining that the novel explores the relationships in a traditional Jewish family that is motivated by good intentions yet plagued by inescapable tragedies. The...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire...
    • Noah Adams interview, 1996

    • Adams, Noah; Pianists - United States - Biography
    • Noah Adams discusses his book, “Piano Lessons.” He begins by explaining how he decided to first take piano lessons at age 51. He talks about working at National Public Radio for over 20 years and how he got the chance to interview pianists. ...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • Charlotte Chandler interview

    • Motion picture producers and directors - Great Britain - Biography; Chandler, Charlotte; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980
    • Charlotte Chandler discusses her book, “It’s Only a Movie.” She begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the British director Alfred Hitchcock whom she had met and interviewed prior to his death in 1980. Chandler shares the story...

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