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    • Denise Nicholas interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Denise Nicholas discusses her novel, “Freshwater Road.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book about a teenage girl who joins a theater group in Mississippi during 1964. The book describes the tensions and changes that were happening...
    • Yolanda Barnes interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Yolanda Barnes discusses her novel, “When It Burned to the Ground.” She begins by explaining her book is about a street preacher who lives in a bad neighborhood. She discusses the overall themes in the book of downfall and decay. She talks...
    • Peter Barsocchini interview, 1989 April

    • Basketball players - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction
    • Peter Barsocchini discusses his novel, “Ghost.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young basketball player who grows up in a bad neighborhood. He talks about other books he’s worked on including a biography of Merv Griffin. ...
    • Clarence M. Agress interview, 2003

    • China - Fiction
    • Clarence M. Agress discusses his novel, “Spring Rain.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young girl who is Chinese and Russian and is saved by an English soldier. He talks about the Chinese opium trade, and how leaders would...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • 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...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Benjamin Weissman interview, 2004 May

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Skis and skiing; Ski resorts - Fiction; Short stories
    • Benjamin Weissman discusses his book of short stories, “Headless.” He begins by explaining that he divided the book into 4 parts and did the illustrations for each section too. He describes one of his stories “Marnie,” and talks about how...
    • 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...
    • Eileen Goudge interview

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Women biographers - Fiction; Remarried people - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction
    • Eileen Goudge discusses her novel, “Blessing in Disguise.” She begins by talking about how her book is a story of two women who met when they were children and one girl’s father murders the other. She talks about how her husband is the...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003 December 01

    • Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 - Correspondence - Juvenile literature; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Jews - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Biography - Juvenile literature;...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Searching for Anne Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book compares the impact of World War II on the lives of two families in two countries, the United States and the Netherlands. The book charts...
    • Ana Menéndez interview, 2004

    • Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Illegitimate children - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Women - Cuba - Fiction; Birthmothers - Fiction; Miami...
    • Ana Menéndez discusses her novel, “Loving Che.” She begins by describing the use of photography in her book to give the story a non-fiction quality. She explains that “Loving Che” is about a young girl in Miami who wants to get to know...
    • Andrea Seigel interview, 2004 June

    • High school students - Fiction; Grandparent and child - Fiction; Foster parents - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction‬
    • Andrea begins the interview talking about her motivations in writing a book about a teenage girl who had psychological problems that could not be subsumed under the usual troubles that teenage girls experience. Connie and Andrea spend the majority...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • 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...
    • Mary Karr interview

    • Karr, Mary - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Teenage girls - Texas - Biography; Teenagers - Drug use - Texas; Texas - Social life and customs
    • Mary Karr discusses her memoir, “Cherry.” She explains how the book is the story of a girl’s sexual coming of age and is a sequel to her first memoir, “The Liar’s Club.” Karr shares the difficulties of growing up during the 1960s in...
    • Delacorta interview, 1986

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Architecture - Fiction
    • Delacorta discusses his book, “Vida.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man who falls in love with a young girl named Alba. He talks about his main character Vida, a housekeeper who decides to become an assassin. He describes...
    • Denise Hamilton interview, 2003 March 24

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Diamond, Eve (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of...
    • Catherine Lanigan interview

    • Love stories, American
    • Catherine Lanigan discusses her novel, “The Christmas Star.” She begins by explaining the phenomenon of the Christmas Star, which happens every 30 years when the moon is aligned with Venus and Mars. She describes how her book is about a man...

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