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    • Teena Apeles interview, 2004

    • Women heroes - Biography; Women heroes - Folklore
    • Teena Apeles discusses her book, “Women Warriors.” She begins the interview by talking about some of the earliest female warriors found in Greek and Roman mythology. She talks about heroes such as Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, and other...
    • Bidyut Mohanty interview

    • Women - Political activity - India - Congresses; Political participation - India - Congresses; Panchayat - India - Congresses
    • Dr. Bidyut Mohanty discusses her book, “Woman and Political Empowerment.” She begins by discussing the importance of registration and political power in regards to women’s political empowerment. She explains that because many births in India take...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. Buxbaum...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution business...
    • David Skal interview, 2004

    • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Adaptations; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Film and video adaptations; Horror tales, English - History and criticism; Vampire films - History and criticism; Dracula, Count (Fictitious...
    • David J. Skal discusses his book, “Hollywood Gothic.” He begins by talking about the different depictions and looks of the character Count Dracula. Skal describes Bram Stoker’s decision to name the character Dracula, and how Stoker decided to set...
    • Laurie Fox interview, 2004

    • Middle-aged women - Fiction; Peter Pan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Aging - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Laurie Fox discusses her book, “The Lost Girls.” She says she identified with Wendy from “Peter Pan,” but imagined herself as Peter Pan. Fox talks about Peter Pan taking generations of Wendy’s female children with him. She goes on to describe...
    • William J. Coughlin interview

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Law firms - Fiction; Corporation law - Fiction; Office politics - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • William J. Coughlin discusses his book, “The Twelve Apostles,” which talks about twelve attorneys that work in a powerful law firm in New York doing corporate takeovers. Women in particular will relate to one female attorney, Christina, who...
    • Harlan Steinbaum interview, 2011

    • Decision making; Leadership
    • Harlan Steinbaum discusses his book, “Tough Calls from the Corner Office.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of stories that CEOs would define as their best moments. He talks about his own tale of merging into a publically...
    • Joseph Epstein interview

    • Friendship in literature; Friendship; Epstein, Joseph, 1937 - Friends and associates
    • Joseph Epstein discusses his book, “Friendship.” He begins by discussing how his book examines the question: What is a friend? He then attempts to put together a definition of the term. He explores the ides of Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne,...
    • Thomas Keneally interview

    • Irish - English-speaking countries - History; Civilization, Modern - Irish influences; Irish - Foreign countries - History; Ireland - Civilization - 19th century; Ireland - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his book, “The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World.” Keneally describes Australia as a place for British and Irish dissidents. He shares that women were sent to Australia for...
    • Jennifer Colt interview

    • Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Fiction; Twins - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Beverly Hills - Fiction
    • Jennifer Colt discusses her book, “The Butcher of Beverly Hills.” She begins by discussing the title of the book and how she hoped to convey the comical nature of the novel. She then details the plot of the book, which follows the story of two...
    • Lisa Scottline interview, 2004 June 21

    • Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization) - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction
    • Lisa Scottoline discusses her book, “Killer Smile.” She begins by explaining the plot which follows the protagonist, Mary, a lawyer that works in an all female firm. She is assigned a case in which she researches an Italian man who was wrongly...
    • Carl Bernstein interview, 1996

    • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005; Catholic Church - History - 20th century; Popes - Biography; Catholic Church and world politics - History - 20th century; World politics - 1975-1985; World politics - 1985-1995
    • Carl Bernstein discusses the book he co-authored with Marco Politi entitled, “His Holiness.” Bernstein begins by talking about the legacy of Pope John Paul II and his universal values on a worldwide scale. He talks about the Pope’s use of...
    • Julia O' Faolain interview, 1986

    • Ireland - Fiction; Americans - Ireland - Fiction
    • Julia O' Faolain discusses her book, “No Country for Young Men.” She begins by explaining that the theme of the novel is, “the dead hand of the past, which in Ireland never lets you go.” The book follows the story of an old nun who is forced to...
    • Terry McMillan interview, 1992 May

    • African American women - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Terry McMillan discusses her book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She says the characters are women who are experiencing voids in their personal lives. McMillan describes the women and their troubles with men. She explains the meaning of the title of the...
    • Vendela Vida interview, 2003

    • Young women - Fiction; Victims of crimes - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Nurses - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Philippines - Fiction
    • Vendela Vida discusses her novel, “And Now You Can Go.” Martinson asks Vida to read a passage from the book about a man who holds a woman at gunpoint in a park. She discusses how she had initially written a much different book, but edited out...
    • Jackie Collins interview, 1987 March

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Husbands - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jackie Collins discusses her book, “Hollywood Husbands.” Collins describes the three male characters consisting of: a movie star, a studio executive, and a television talk-show host. She goes on to talk about one of the character’s dependency on...
    • Janet Sternburg interview, 1991 May

    • American literature - Women authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Women and literature - United States - History - 20th century; Authorship - Sex differences
    • Janet Sternburg discusses her second book, “The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of personal essays by female writers. She talks about authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1992 January

    • Fugitives from justice - Fiction; Palm Springs (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Fugitive Nights.” Wambaugh describes the characters and the storyline set in Palm Springs, California. He goes on to say that when writing a script, it is character driven, and that the characters are their...
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein discuss their novel, “Number One Sunseet Boulevard.” They begin by explaining that their book is about two women who are co-anchors of a cable television show. They talk about the competition between women and...

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