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    • Linda Carroll interview

    • Fox, Paula; Love, Courtney, 1965-; Psychotherapists - United States - Biography; Mothers and daughters - United States - Biography
    • Linda Carroll discusses her book, “Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love.” Carroll says she was adopted when she was ten days old and that she had dysfunctional parents. She talks about her...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Harry Flynn interview

    • Landon, Michael, 1936-1991 - Anecdotes; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes
    • Harry Flynn discusses his book, “Michael Landon.” He begins by discussing Michael Landon’s life growing up and the television special he did on being a bed wetter. Flynn then explains how Landon discovered he had cancer. He goes on to share stories...
    • Dan Gookin interview

    • World Wide Web
    • Dan Gookin discusses his book, “Web Wambooli.” He begins by explaining that he made up the word ‘wambooli’ to convey technical jargon which common people don’t understand. He talks about the differences between modems, connections, and which...
    • Shana Alexander interview, 1995 December

    • Alexander, Shana; Ager, Milton, 1893-1979; Journalists - United States - Biography; Musicians - United States - 20th century - Biography
    • Shana Alexander discusses her autobiography, “Happy Days.” She begins by explaining that she is the daughter of famous composer Milton Ager, and her mother was a screenwriter for MGM Studios. She talks about her early life and how her parents...
    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • John Stockwell interview, 1982

    • Communism; Anti-communist movements; Anti-communist movements - United States - History
    • John Stockwell discusses his book, “Red Sunset.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a couple who has a troubled marriage while living in Africa. He talks about how he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and his connections to...
    • 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 has...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • 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 it is...
    • Margaret Whiting interview, 1987 February

    • Whiting, Margaret; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Margaret Whiting discusses her autobiography, “It Might As Well Be Spring.” She begins by talking about her early family life, her father’s career as a famous songwriter, and how she knew many Hollywood stars in the 1940s. She describes...
    • Peter Maas interview

    • Indianapolis (Cruiser); World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Peter Maas discusses Richard F. Newcomb’s book, “Abandon Ship!” He begins by explaining how the book is about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis naval cruiser in Japanese waters on July 29, 1945. Maas compares the book to a Greek tragedy...
    • Greg Sarris interview

    • McKay, Mabel, 1907-; Pomo women weavers - Biography; Pomo baskets; Pomo mythology
    • Greg Sarris discusses his biography, “Mabel McKay.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Portraits of American Genius series published by the University of California Press. He talks about his Indian heritage, and his adoption by...
    • 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 who...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2005 February 14

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his book, “Chrysanthemum Palace.” He begins by discussing how this is the first book he has written in the first person, which he chose to do because he wanted to capture the feeling of the every man and a “Great Gatsby” type...
    • Nancy Horan interview

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 - Fiction; Borthwick, Mamah Bouton, 1869-1914 - Fiction; Architects - Fiction
    • Nancy Horan discusses her novel, “Loving Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s time living in Oak Park, IL and how he falls in love with his client Mamah Cheney. Horan talks about what it was like to write...
    • 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 was...
    • Lynn Stegner interview, 1995 June

    • Women - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Lynn discusses her fictional work, Fata Morgana, which is a character driven exploration of the confluence of two extreme personalities, from very different worlds, who become friends as young girls at a Catholic reform school. One girl, Dixie,...
    • T.D. Jakes interview

    • Christian women - Religious life
    • T.D. Jakes discusses his book, “God’s Leading Lady.” He explains that the book was written in an effort to uplift Christian women by encouraging them to step out of the shadows and take their positions onstage as God’s leading ladies. To illustrate...

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