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    • Niall Williams interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Niall Williams discusses his book, “The Fall of Light.” He begins by explaining that the novel is set during the years of Ireland’s Potato Famine, which is what he considers the single greatest tragedy in Irish history. He explains that he...
    • 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...
    • Fred Emery interview, 1994 August

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
    • Fred Emery discusses his book, “Watergate.” He begins by explaining that the book was written in conjunction with a television series about Richard Nixon’s Presidency and the Watergate scandal. He describes the Houston Plan, which allowed...
    • Julius Fast interview

    • Sex (Psychology); Sexual excitement; Sexual attraction
    • Julius Fast discusses his book, “Sexual Chemistry.” He begins by explaining that his book is in the first draft but is getting published soon. He looks at how and why people fall in love with one another. He talks about how to attract...
    • 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...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his...
    • Barbara Edelstein interview

    • Reducing diets; Diet, Reducing; Health; Diet - popular works
    • Dr. Barbara Edelstein discusses her book, “The Underburner’s Diet.” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on ‘underburners’ who have a harder time losing weight than the average person. She talks about how exercising and...
    • Scott Eyman interview, 2005

    • Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Scott Eyman discusses his book, “Lion of Hollywood.” He begins by explaining the early life of Louis B. Mayer and how he was born in Russia, then traveled to Canada, and finally ended up in Hollywood. Eventually, he opened a silent film...
    • Katherine Mosby interview, 2002

    • Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction; Nineteen fifties - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Katherine Mosby discusses her novel, “The Season of Lillian Dawes.” She begins by introducing the characters and talks about what life was like in upper class New York. She compares her characters to those in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book,...
    • Robert Crais interview, 2001 July

    • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert Crais discusses his book, “Indigo Slam.” He begins by explaining that this is the 7th book in his series that follows his character Investigator Elvis Cole. He talks about the research he has done, and that he follow police officers...
    • Steve Shagan interview, 1984

    • Bible. O.T. - Antiquities - Fiction; Women archaeologists - Fiction; Archaeological thefts - Fiction; Christian antiquities - Fiction
    • Steve Shagan discusses his novel, “The Discovery.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two archaeologists who fall through a desert hole in Syria and find hidden temples. He talks about how this is a true story of how two...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses that she wanted to portray a...
    • Ernestine Bradley interview, 2005 March 31

    • Bradley, Ernestine, 1935-; Bradley, Bill, 1943- - Family; Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; United States - Biography; Germany - History - 1933-1945; Germany - History - 1945-1955
    • Ernestine Bradley discusses her book, “The Way Home.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life growing up in post World War II Germany and how she later went on to become a professor of comparative literature and the wife...
    • John Eliot interview, 2004 November 05

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Overachievement
    • John Eliot discusses his book, “Overachievement.” He begins by discussing how he served as a consultant to Rice University’s Baseball team who won the National Championship in 2003. He explains that as the team’s consultant he helped the...
    • Frederic Tuten interview, 1997 March

    • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Fiction; Addicts - Fiction
    • Frederic Tuten discusses his novel, “Van Gogh’s Bad Café.” He begins by explaining that his book can be considered a science fiction art history novel. He introduces his main character, a 19 year old morphine addict who thinks she can go...
    • Gordan Parks interview, 1981

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    • Connie begins her interview of Gordon Parks with surprise that he had written about an Irish-American family in the 1920s. Gordon details his experiences, especially as a Life photographer, that helped him write the novel, Shannon, which he is not...

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