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    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Joseph Heller interview

    • Israel - Kings and rulers - Fiction; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events - Fiction; David, King of Israel - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his book, “God Knows.” Heller begins by explaining that the novel is the story of King David told by David from his deathbed. Heller uses humor to relate the events of David’s life as the warrior king of Israel, husband of...
    • Heather Thomas interview, 2008

    • Women - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Wives - Fiction; Self-realization - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Heather Thomas discusses her novel, “Trophies.” She begins by explaining that her book is about wealthy husbands and wives with seemingly perfect lives. She talks about how not all trophy wives are dumb, and many of the women she knows have their...
    • Paul Mandelbaum interview, 2005

    • Monk, Thelonious - Influence - Fiction; Single women - Fiction; Conduct of life - Fiction
    • Paul Mandelbaum discusses his book, “Adriane on the Edge.” He begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to his 2004 novel, “Garrett in Wedlock.” He talks about how he draws heavily on stories that his friends have told him, and gives...
    • James Swain interview, 2004

    • Valentine, Tony (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New Jersey - Atlantic City - Fiction; Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Gambling and crime - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction; Card dealers - Nevada - Las Vegas - Fiction;...
    • James Swain discusses his novel, “Loaded Dice.” He begins by explaining that this is the 5th book in the series that follows his character Tony Valentine, who catches people cheating at casinos. Swain says that after September 11, 2001, the FBI...
    • 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....
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2003

    • Mother and child - Fiction; Mental illness - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her children’s book, “Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry.” She begins by explaining that this is a book for children who may have a parent that suffers from bipolar disorder, an addiction problem, or any other mental...
    • Rita Mae Brown interview, 1986 May

    • Women soldiers - Fiction; Lesbians - Fiction; United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Rita Mae Brown discusses her novel, “High Hearts.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the Civil War told from a woman’s point of view. She talks about how she modeled the book's characters after people she knows in real life. She...
    • Kate Braverman interview, 2002

    • Kahlo, Frida - Fiction; Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 - Fiction; Painters’ spouses - Fiction; Women painters - Fiction; Mexico - Fiction
    • Kate Braverman discusses her novel, “The Incantation of Frida K.” She begins by talking about how she was able to adapt her poetry into a full-length novel. She talks about the life of artist Frida Kahlo, her marriage to fellow painter Diego...
    • Peter Bart interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Bart discusses his novel, “Dangerous Company.” He begins by explaining that he is the editor-in-chief of Variety Magazine. He says that his book is based on real people he knows in Hollywood, but that he changed their names. He talks about...
    • Howard Simons interview, 1988 November

    • Jews - United States - Interviews; United States - Ethnic relations
    • Howard Simons discusses his book, “Jewish Times.” He begins by explaining his position as a curator at Harvard, and how his book is a collection of many interviews of his Jewish friends and their immigration stories. He discusses two important...
    • Kathleen Cross interview, 2005 January 24

    • Young women - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Kathleen Cross discusses her book, “Schooling Carmen.” She begins by describing the main character of her novel, Carmen. She explains that Carmen is impatient, short-tempered and knows she is beautiful and uses it to her advantage whenever she can....

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