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    • Walter Mosley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Walter Mosley discusses his book, “Cinnamon Kiss.” He explains that in the novel the protagonist, Easy Rawlins, finds himself in desperate need of money, in order to pay for medical treatment for his daughter. In an attempt to acquire the funds...
    • Martin Katahn interview

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes
    • Martin begins the discussion talking about his work researching diets and how it lead him to finding a diet that balanced but would result in weight loss 2 or 3 times as fast as eating a normal health diet, but one that does not slow the metabolic...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the...
    • Sue Mansfield interview, 1983

    • War - Psychological aspects
    • Sue Mansfield discusses her book, “The Gestalts of War,” which looks at patterns of wars in different social civilizations. In the 1800s, war was about greed; in the present, it is more about religious conflict. She ultimately sees war as...
    • Ken Follett interview, 1983 September

    • Escapes - Iran; United States - Foreign relations - Iran; Iran - Foreign relations - United States; Iran - History - 1979-1997
    • Ken Follet discusses the true story of a former Green Beret commander, Colonel Arthur D. “Bull” Simons, hired by Ross Perot to led a daring rescue mission to free two of Perot’s executives from an Iranian jail during the 1979 Iranian...
    • Joe Queenan interview, 1994 February

    • Motion pictures - United States - Reviews; Motion pictures - United States - Humor
    • Joe Queenan, movie essayist and critic, talks about his latest book, a satirical examination of movie scenes and whether these scenes truly can happen in real life; his answer: no. For the majority of the interview, Queenan talks about specific...
    • Anne Bernays interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century; Biographers - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Novelists, American - Homes and haunts - New York...
    • Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan discuss their book, “Back Then.” They begin by explaining that they collaborated on the book, which is a double memoir recounting their parallel lives in 1950s New York City. They share how they both grew up in...
    • Stuart Farrell Tower interview, 2003

    • Jews, East European - Fiction; Immigrants in literature
    • Stuart Farrell Tower discusses his novel, “The Wayfarers.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a retired businessman who lives in Beverly Hills and travels to Romania to find out about the life of his father. He talks about a group...
    • Reed Farrel Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Retirees - Fiction; Legislators - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-police officers - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Prager, Moe (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Reed Farrel Coleman discusses his book, “The James Deans.” He begins by explaining that this is the third novel in his Moe Prager Detective series and is set in the early 1980s. His protagonist Moe Prager is New York private investigator. In...
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni interview

    • East Indian American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Divorced mothers - Fiction; Dreams - Fiction; California - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discusses her novel, “Queen of Dreams.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who finds out that her dead mother was a dream interpreter. She discusses the girl's close relationship with her...
    • Larry Mantle interview, 2005 June 09

    • Interviews - United States; Talk shows - California; Radio broadcasting - California
    • Larry Mantle discusses his book, “This is AirTalk.” He begins by sharing that he is a fourth generation Angelino and what it was like being raised by young parents. Mantle discusses his life and career as a radio talk show host for KPCC, for...
    • Lisa Zeidner interview

    • Hotels; Swimming; Traveling sales personnel
    • Lisa Zeidner discusses her book, “Layover.” She begins by explaining that the plot follows the character, Claire Newbold who is grieving over the death of her son. Life becomes even more difficult for Claire when her husband admits to having an...
    • Rhea Kohan interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction
    • Rhea Kohan discusses her book, “Hand-Me-Downs.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four generations of women who bond through parenting and family instincts. She talks about her relationship with her own family and her mother’s...
    • John Weitz interview, 1994 September

    • Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Fiction
    • John Weitz discusses his novel, “Friends in High Places.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young German man who finds himself immersed in the politics of the Nazi party. He talks about how the man cannot immigrate to the...
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...
    • Alain Elkann interview

    • Venice (Italy) - Fiction; Rich people - Fiction; Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 - Fiction
    • Alain Elkann discusses his novel, “Piazza Carignano.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young Italian man who finds out that his uncle was a Fascist and a Jew. He describes why many Italian Jews went to Concentration Camps. ...
    • John E. O'Toole interview, 1981

    • Advertising; Advertising - United States
    • John E. O’Toole discusses his book, “The Trouble with Advertising.” He begins by explaining that advertising is changing because more people are watching cable instead of network television. He talks about the thought process that networks...
    • Andrew O’Hagan interview

    • Catholic Church - Clergy - Fiction; Problem youth - Fiction; Scandals - Fiction; Memory - Fiction; Scotland - Fiction
    • Andrew O’Hagan discusses his novel, “Be Near Me.” He begins by describing the plot of the book about how a Catholic priest finds ways to connect to children. He talks about the importance of Scottish legends, folktales, and customs. ...

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