United States - Race relations; Racism - United States - Psychological aspects; African American men - Psychology
Dr. Joseph White discusses his book, “Black Man Emerging.” White begins by explaining that the book has two main thrusts. The first was to move beyond the stereotypes of the black man in society. Some examples of stereotypes that he uses are,...
David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard discuss their book, “The Future of Music.” They begin by explaining that they foresee a future where music is omnipresent like water and the choice of access to music might be between turning on the faucet for tap...
Rapture (Christian eschatology) - Fiction; Messiah - Prophecies - Fiction; Two thousand, A.D. - Fiction; End of the world - Fiction; Millennialism - Fiction; Armageddon - Fiction
Andrei Codrescu discusses his novel, “Messiah.” He begins by introducing his main characters and explains how his book is about Christian prophecies in New Orleans. He talks about his main character, a young girl who believes the words of a...
Men - Ireland - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Humorous stories, American; New York - Fiction; Ireland - Fiction
Dick Wimmer discusses his book, “The Wildly Irish Sextet.” He begins by explaining that he used his main character in other books before. He talks about the plot of the novel: an Irish painter who has an art show, is accused of murdering his...
Adult child abuse victims - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
Benjamin Stein discusses his novel, “Her Only Sin.” He begins by introducing his main character, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and can’t tell the difference between real life and movies. This woman grows up to run the largest movie...
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...
African American neighborhoods - Fiction;
Real estate business - Fiction;
Real estate agents - Fiction;
Gentrification - Fiction;
Ex-convicts - Fiction;
Journalists - Fiction;
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and...
World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction;
African American families - Fiction;
African American soldiers - Fiction;
African American men - Fiction;
Louisiana - Fiction;
Oklahoma - Fiction
Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 - Appreciation - Fiction;
Women college teachers - Fiction;
English teachers - Fiction;
Biographers - Fiction;
Tarot - Fiction
Lynn Miller discusses her novel, “The Fool’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that her novel is about an associate professor who has an affair with the head of her department and gets fired from her job. She discusses the different jobs...
Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles;
Motion pictures - Production and direction
Jack Rothman discusses his book, “Hollywood in Wide Angle.” He begins by explaining that his book takes a look at Hollywood directors throughout all eras of filmmaking. He says that the most important job of a filmmaker is to be able to tell...
Women detectives - New York (State) - Long Island - Fiction;
Organized crime - Fiction;
Missing persons - Fiction;
Widows - Fiction;
Nassau County (N.Y.) - Fiction;
Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
Susan Isaacs discusses her novel, “Long Time No See.” She begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to “Compromising Positions” which follows her main character detective Judith Singer. She talks about how she wanted Judith to grow...
Young men - Fiction;
Swindlers and swindling - Fiction;
Circus performers - Fiction;
College dropouts - Fiction;
Drug addicts - Fiction;
Freak shows - Fiction;
Circus - Fiction;
Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction;
Boise (Idaho) - Fiction
Matthew Carnahan discusses his novel, “Serpent Girl.” He begins by explaining that he used to work for the circus, and wanted his main character to be an elephant trainer. He talks about his character’s struggle to figure out who mugged...
Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593 - Fiction; Women private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Renaissance - England - London - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
Leslie Silbert discusses her novel, “The Intelligencer.” She begins by explaining the life of Christopher Marlowe, a theater actor and spy who lived in the late 16th century. She says that her book is about old manuscripts that must be...
Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Middle class men - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Suburban life - Fiction; Air pilots - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
Chang-rae Lee discusses his book, “Aloft.” He begins by explaining that his book is about middle-aged people who suddenly find themselves unhappy with their lives. Martinson asks Lee to read a passage from the book about couples who fight...
Ben Sherwood discusses his novel, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a boy who makes a promise to his brother on their deathbeds to take care of each other. He talks about how his main...
Sex instruction; Middle-aged persons - Sexual behavior; Sex - in middle age - popular works; Sex Behavior - in middle age - popular works
Dr. Saul Rosenthal discusses his book, “Sex over 40” which answers questions for persons having sex over age 40. One of the main questions for women is painful intercourse. He describes painful intercourse for women could be caused by...
Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to...
African American women - Fiction;
Slavery - Fiction;
Slaves - Fiction;
Southern States - Fiction
Sherley Anne Williams discusses her novel, “Dessa Rose.” She begins by explaining that her book is about slavery during the 1800s in America. She talks about how women and slaves were never mentioned in the Constitution and had very little...
Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
African American men - Fiction;
Basketball players - Fiction;
Male friendship - Fiction;
Rape - Fiction;
Oakland (Calif.) - Fiction
Nichelle D. Tramble discusses her novel, “The Last King.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to “The Dying Ground.” She talks about her main character Maceo who returns home to help a childhood friend. She describes the...