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    • Colleen McCullough interview

    • People with mental disabilities - Fiction; Women - Australia - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Colleen McCullough discusses her novel, “An Indecent Obsession.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young nurse who works in a military hospital in Australia. She talks about how she achieved great fame with her previous book “The...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1994 September

    • Detective and mystery stories, American
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “A Cry in the Night. “ She begins by explaining that her book is about a single mother who starts dating a wealthy and dangerous man. She talks about how she does research and gets ideas by going to legal...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Alfred Howard interview, 1981

    • Cooking; Home-based businesses; Caterers and catering; Restaurant management
    • Alfred Howard discusses his book, “Turn Your Kitchen Into a Gold Mine.” He begins by explaining that he wrote his book to help people start business out of their own homes. He talks about how to get a vender’s license to sell your baked goods to...
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • Steve Wasserman interview

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Steve Wasserman discusses his job as the book editor for the Los Angeles Times. He talks about the duties he performs at the newspaper, including choosing book reviews to be included in publication. He describes that he usually picks books that...
    • Ron Chernow interview

    • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Industrialists - United States - Biography; Philanthropists - United States - Biography
    • Ron Chernow discusses his biography of the life of John D. Rockefeller, “Titan.” He begins by describing the early life of Rockefeller and how his father was a conman and a bigamist. He talks about how Rockefeller worked on oil transports for...
    • Jill McCorkle interview, 1990 November

    • Young adults - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Jill McCorkle discusses her novel, “Ferris Beach.” She begins by explaining that her book is about growing up in a small town. She talks about how young adults have to learn to discover their friends and family members. She describes her job...
    • Dean Ornish interview, 2002

    • Heart - Diseases - Diet therapy; Heart Diseases - prevention & control; Heart - Diseases - Prevention - Popular works; Health
    • Dr. Dean Ornish discusses his book, “Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proved to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery.” He begins by explaining that making simple lifestyle changes can...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Gary Gach interview, 2003 August

    • Buddhism
    • Gary Gach discusses his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.” He begins by explaining that there are over 5 million Buddhists in the world, and many people convert because it is compatible with the beliefs of different religions. He...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Peter Duffy interview

    • Bielski, Asael; Bielski, Tuvia; Bielski, Zus, d. 1995; Jews - Persecutions - Belarus; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance -Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - Belarus
    • Peter Duffy discusses his book, “The Bielski Brothers.” He begins by explaining who the Bielski brothers were. They lived in a small town in Poland during World War II and their father was a miller. The three prominent brothers in the family went...
    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy,...
    • Anne Ford interview, 2003

    • Ford, Allegra Charlotte, 1972-; Learning disabled children - United States - Biography; Learning disabled children - Family relationships - United States; Parent and child
    • Anne Ford discusses her book, “Laughing Allegra: The Inspiring Story of a Mother’s Struggle and Triumph Raising a Daughter with Learning Disabilities.” She begins by explaining that the book is about her family’s struggle with having a learning...
    • Steven Kotler interview, 1999

    • Cabala - Fiction; Sacred books - Fiction
    • Steven Kotler discusses his novel, “The Angle Quickest for Flight.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the search for religious truth. He talks about his research process, and that the novel took 10 years to write. He discusses how...
    • Michael J. Dunphy interview, 1999

    • Karate for children - Juvenile literature; Karate
    • Dr. Michael J. Dunphy discusses his book, “The Kids’ Karate Book.” He begins by explaining that he is a seventh degree black belt in karate. He says that he wanted to write a book about karate that was child-friendly which included both text and...
    • Wilton Barnhardt interview, 1993 May

    • Sacred books - Fiction; Lost books - Fiction
    • Wilton Barnhardt discusses his novel, “Gospel.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a professor who is working in England to find the missing gospel of Matthias. He talks about how Americans are treated while traveling abroad. He...
    • Jon Macks interview

    • Wit and humor - History and criticism
    • Jon Macks discusses his book, “How To Be Funny.” He begins by explaining that he writes for The Oscars and for late night television shows. He discusses how there are several different styles of humor, and when it is appropriate to use each of...
    • Jess Walter interview, 2006 September 14

    • Terrorism - United States - Fiction; Conspiracy - Fiction
    • Jess Walter discusses her novel, “The Zero.” She begins by talking about her main character who is paid to clean up at Ground Zero after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. She discusses how America stopped remembering the violent parts of...

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