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    • Mark Victor Hansen interview, 1997

    • Parables; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; Christian life; Christian life - Anecdotes
    • Mark Victor Hansen discusses his national bestseller, “Chicken Soup For the Christian Soul.” He begins the interview by talking about specific stories from the book and tells one about the creation of the Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz. He...
    • Darcy O’Brien interview, 1986

    • Bianchi, Ken; Buono, Angelo; Murderers - United States - Biography; Murder - United States - Case Studies; Trials (Murder) - California - Los Angeles
    • Darcy O’Brien discusses his book, “Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers,” which is about two men, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who without conscience, killed multiple women by kidnapping, raping, and torturing them in the Los Angeles...
    • Caitlin Rother interview

    • Murder - California - Case studies; Deleon, Skylar, 1979-; Hawks, Jackie, d. 2004; Hawks, Thomas, d. 2004; Homicide - California - Case studies
    • Caitlin Rother discusses her book, “Dead Reckoning.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study about a murder in California. She talks about how Skylar Deleon killed Thomas and Jackie Hawks by throwing them off their yacht and...
    • Doro Bush Koch interview, 2006

    • Koch, Doro Bush, 1959-; Bush, George, 1924- - Family; Presidents - United States - Biography; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Daughters - United States - Biography
    • Doro Bush Koch discusses her book, "My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush." The book is a memoir of the life and presidency of her father, George H.W. Bush. She interviewed 135 people for the book. The...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be...
    • Frédéric Brenner interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Jewish diaspora - Pictorial works
    • Frédéric Brenner discusses his book, “Diaspora.” He begins by explaining that his book is divided into two parts: one of photographs, and one of writers commenting on what the photographs mean to them. He talks about how Jews have settled...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...
    • Ron McLarty interview, 2005 January 24

    • Life change events - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Sisters - Death - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Overweight men - Fiction; Travelers - Fiction; Cycling - Fiction
    • Ron McLarty discusses his book, “The Memory of Running.” He begins by explaining that he always knew he wanted to be a writer and that he wrote a lot while he was in the army. This book is the third of ten he has written, but the only one that...
    • Karen Finell interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Germany - Berlin; World War, 1939-1945 - Children - Germany - Berlin - Biography; World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, German; Berlin (Germany) - History - Blockade, 1948-1949 - Personal narratives
    • Karen Finell discusses her book, “Good-bye to the Mermaids: A Childhood Lost in Hitler’s Berlin.” She talks about the women in her family and their ties to the United States. Finell says the Nazis killed anyone with a chronic illness,...
    • Esther Williams interview, 1999

    • Williams, Esther, 1923-; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Swimming - Anecdotes
    • Esther Williams discusses her autobiography, “Million Dollar Mermaid.” She begins by talking about how she wanted to be the star of the family after the death of her older brother. She began competitive swimming in Los Angeles, and planned on...
    • Susan Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Boudin, Kathy; Boudin, Leonard, 1912-; Boudin, Jean; Left-wing extremists - United States - Biography; Radicalism - United States
    • Susan Braudy discusses her book, “Family Circle.” She begins by explaining that she is a personal acquaintance of Kathy Boudin, a left-wing radical who spent over 20 years in prison for murdering a policeman. She talks about how Boudin...
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair interview, 1988 May

    • Ethnology - Indonesia; Indonesia - Description and travel
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair discuss their book, “Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.” They talk about their travels to Indonesia financed by Ringo Starr, and Lawrence’s interest in psycho-anthropology. The Blairs describe their adventures...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Mediums - Fiction; Psychics - Fiction; Explosions - Fiction; Women in politics - Fiction; Construction industry - Corrupt practices - Fiction
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Before I Say Good-Bye.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel that follows the main character Nell, who was raised by her grandfather when her parents are killed in a plane crash. Clark goes on...
    • Joyce Appleby interview, 2004 May

    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Presidents - United States - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1801-1809
    • Joyce Appleby discusses her biography, “Thomas Jefferson.” She begins by describing Jefferson’s complicated radical opinions and how former slaves and masters could not live together. She talks about how Jefferson started the Democratic...
    • Elizabeth Kendall interview

    • Mothers and daughters
    • Elizabeth Kendall discusses her book, “American Daughter.” She begins by explaining that she was driving her car as a teenager, and got in an accident that killed her mother. She talks about growing up in an affluent part of St. Louis,...
    • Viken Berberian interview

    • Terrorism - Fiction
    • Viken Berberian discusses his book, “The Cyclist.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows a terrorist who plans to blow up a hotel during a cycling race. From there he goes on to explain that he wanted to debunk the idea that political...
    • Jon Bradshaw interview

    • Holman, Libby; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Jon Bradshaw discusses his book, “Dreams that Money Can Buy.” He begins by explaining that his book is a biography of the singer and actress Libby Holman. He talks about her Broadway aspirations at a young age. He discusses how her husband...
    • Eyal Press interview

    • Press, Shalom, 1940-; Abortion - United States; Physicians - United States - Attitudes; Abortion services - New York (State) - Buffalo; Pro-life movement - United States; Pro-choice movement - United States; Political violence - New York (State) -...
    • Eyal Press discusses his book, “Absolute Convictions.” He begins by sharing that the book is the story of his father who was an obstetrician who performed abortions in Buffalo, New York and the constant danger that this placed both he and his...
    • Gail Sheehy interview

    • Victims of terrorism - New Jersey - Middletown; Terrorism victims' families - New Jersey - Middletown; Middletown (N.J.) - Social conditions; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • Gail Sheehy discusses her book, “Middletown America.” She begins by describing how the town of Middletown, New Jersey coped after many members of their community were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. ...
    • Jed Allan interview, 2005

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes; Television personalities - United States - Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jed Allan discusses his autobiography, “Please! Spell the Name Right.” He begins by describing his background acting in movies, television programs, Broadway musicals, and soap operas. He tells about his early life in the entertainment...

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