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    • Edna O’Brien interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction; Murder victims - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction
    • Edna O’Brien discusses her book, “In the Forest.” She begins by explaining that the novel is based on the real events of the triple homicide that shocked Ireland in 1994. She explains how a man abducted a young woman, her son, and a priest...
    • Ron McLarty interview, 2005 January 24

    • Life change events - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Sisters - Death - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Overweight men - Fiction; Travelers - Fiction; Cycling - Fiction
    • Ron McLarty discusses his book, “The Memory of Running.” He begins by explaining that he always knew he wanted to be a writer and that he wrote a lot while he was in the army. This book is the third of ten he has written, but the only one that...
    • Joseph Heller interview

    • Israel - Kings and rulers - Fiction; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events - Fiction; David, King of Israel - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his book, “God Knows.” Heller begins by explaining that the novel is the story of King David told by David from his deathbed. Heller uses humor to relate the events of David’s life as the warrior king of Israel,...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Hollywood.” He begins by explaining that the book opens in 1917 with the birth of the film industry in California. The cast of characters includes such legends as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Franklin D....
    • Jacob Pressman interview, 2002

    • Jewish sermons, American; History, Modern - 20th century - Sermons
    • Jacob Pressman discusses his book, “Dear Friends.” He begins by explaining that he is a rabbi and this book is a compilation of his sermons from the 1930s to today. He describes how he picked his favorite sermons from the 4,000 that he has...
    • Joyce Maynard interview

    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Joyce Maynard discusses her book, “The Usual Rules.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to explore how the events of September 11th took normal lives and threw them into turmoil. She then discusses the characters and the plot, which...
    • Ralph G. Martin interview

    • Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- - Marriage; Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 - Marriage; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Princesses - Great Britain - Biography; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain
    • Ralph G. Martin discusses his biography, “Charles & Diana.” He begins by explaining how Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer met aboard a cruise ship while windsurfing. He describes the couple’s early lives and the rocky...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that...
    • David R. Cudlip interview

    • Political corruption - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction
    • David R. Cudlip discusses his novel, “Comprador.” He begins by explaining that his book is about six private financers who control worldwide trade markets. He says that although his book is fiction, he patterned it after real people and...
    • Bruce Feiler interview

    • Feiler, Bruce S. - Travel - Middle East; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events; Arab -Israeli conflict; Palestine - Description and travel; Iraq - Description and travel; Iran -Description and travel
    • Bruce Feiler discusses his book, “Where God was Born.” He begins by discussing his first book “Walking the Bible” and the PBS documentary he made on it. He shares his reasons for writing his new book, which was a need to explore how...
    • Brian Lamb interview, 1997

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Interviews; Books and reading; Authorship
    • Brian Lamb discusses his book, “Booknotes: America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas.” He talks about C-Span and the emphasis on viewing events and interviewees. Lamb says the United States has the best checks and...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Older African American women - Fiction; Nannies - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction; Vermont - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his book, “In Clara’s Hands.” He begins by discussing the plot, which centers on how things fall apart for a family when the oldest brother dies suddenly in a skiing accident. He explores the effect that this death has...
    • David Wallechinsky interview, 1995 December

    • Almanacs, American; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.; Twentieth century - Miscellanea
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The People’s Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century: The Definitive Compendium of Astonishing Events, Amazing People, and Strange-But-True Facts.” He begins by describing how this book was intended to...
    • Felicia Luna Lemus interview

    • Family secrets - Fiction; Gender identity - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction
    • Felicia Luna Lemus discusses her book, “Like Son.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Frankie, a gay woman who has undergone a sex change to become a man. Frankie’s story starts when her blind,...
    • Abraham Rabinovich interview

    • Israel-Arab War, 1973
    • Abraham Rabinovich discusses his book, “The Yom Kippur War.” He begins by discussing the role of the generals in the Yom Kippur War and how the soldiers in the field played a stronger role then the generals. He talks specifically about the...
    • Larry King interview, 1989 January

    • Myocardial infarction - Patients - United States - Biography; Coronary artery bypass - Patients - United States - Biography
    • Larry King discusses his book, “ ‘Mr. King, you’re having a heart attack’: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life.” King shares the story of his heart attack in February of 1987 and his use of an experimental drug. He also...
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Europe - Fiction; Americans - Europe - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Europe - Fiction
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene discuss their novel, “The Twilight of Courage.” They describe how the book took one year to write with 8 months of research and 4 months of writing. The novel is a historical fiction account of events during World War...
    • John Houseman interview

    • Theatrical producers and directors - United States - Biography; Houseman, John
    • John Houseman discusses his book, “Front and Center.” He explains that the book is an autobiography of his life. He recounts his youth and his early years in show business, sharing numerous anecdotes and thoughts on the events of his life and...
    • Al Gore interview, 1992 February 18

    • Environmental policy; Environmental protection; Human ecology
    • Al Gore discusses his book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.” He describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or protect the Earth’s ecosystem and stresses how the Earth’s inhabitants face a global environmental...
    • 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...

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