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    • 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 begins...
    • 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 religion has...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami interview, 1999

    • Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to explore...
    • Marc Eliot interview, 2004 October 12

    • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Marc Eliot discusses his book, “Cary Grant.” He begins by discussing Grant's early childhood in Victorian England during which he was called Archie Leach. He then shares that when Grant first came to New York and was trying to get parts on stage as...
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi interview, 2004 October 12

    • Physicians’ spouses - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Children - Death - Fiction; Parent and child - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Bombay (India) - Fiction
    • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi discusses his book, “The Last Song of Dusk.” He begins by discussing the book’s plot, which is set in turn of the century India. He explains that in the book he explores the complexity of love through his two central...
    • Michael Shermer interview

    • Science - Miscellanea; Science - Philosophy
    • Michael Shermer discusses his book, “Science Friction.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays that explore the barriers and biases that both plaque and fuel science. In these essays he faces such questions as: how does...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • George Sanger interview, 2004 April 19

    • Sound recording industry - Vocational guidance; Sound - Recording and reproducing
    • George Sanger discusses his book, “The Fat Man.” He begins by describing what video games were like before sound and the progress of game audio through today. Sanger then shares some of his history growing up in Southern California and how he ended...
    • Dale Brown interview

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) - Fiction; International relations - Fiction; Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Generals - Fiction
    • Dale Brown discusses his book, “Plan of Attack.” He begins by explaining that his long running character Patrick McLanahan is having trouble aging as he turns forty-seven and has some run ins with authority that leads to his demotion in the air...
    • Roger Simon interview, 2003 June 30

    • Wine, Moses (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - Czech Republic - Prague - Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors - Fiction; Prague (Czech Republic) - Fiction
    • Roger Simon discusses his book, “Director’s Cut.” He begins by explaining that this is the eighth in a series of detective novels featuring the character Moses Wine. He describes the character of Moses who he feels often serves as an alter ego for...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the bombing...
    • Anchee Min interview

    • Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 - Fiction; Empresses - Fiction; China - History - Guangxu, 1875-1908 - Fiction
    • Anchee Min discusses her book, “Empress Orchid.” She begins by explaining that the book is historical fiction and follows the life of Tsu Hsi, also known as, Orchid. Orchid was born a poor girl in rural China, later she became a royal concubine and...
    • Elaine Feinstein interview, 1985 April 11

    • Jews - Great Britain - Fiction
    • Elaine Feinstein discusses her novel, “The Border.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Jewish couple who live in Vienna during World War II and must survive the Nazi invasion. She talks about how many Jews would lie to authorities...
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • Amy Ephron interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Secrecy - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Amy Ephron discusses her novel, “One Sunday Morning.” She begins by talking about prohibition in the 1920s and compares the era to that of the early 2000s. She talks about her characters’ journeys throughout the book and how she wanted to explore...
    • Lynn Peril interview, 2006 September 14

    • Women college students - United States - Attitudes; Women - United States - Identity; Women - Education (Higher) - United States; Women college students - United States - History - 20th century; Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
    • Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for the...
    • Rabbi Harvey Fields interview, 1994 February

    • Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries; Bible; Pentateuch
    • Rabbi Harvey Fields begins the interview discussing that he wanted to provide the average reader a user-friendly opportunity to explore the biblical tradition. In particular, Harvey discusses wanting to help the average reader accomplish two...
    • Julie Orringer interview, 2003

    • Short stories; Children - Fiction; Mother and child - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Julie Orringer discusses her book, “How to Breathe Underwater.” She begins by explaining how she gradually wrote this collection of short stories over the span of several years. She provides background information on her Jewish upbringing and how...
    • Robert W. Cort interview, 2003 July

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert W. Cort discusses his novel, “Action!” He begins by explaining that the book covers the years between 1948 and 1998 in Hollywood. He talks about how he did research for his book at the Library of the Motion Picture Academy. He describes...

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