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    • Elizabeth George interview, 2006

    • Lynley, Thomas (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Abandoned children - England - London - Fiction; Male juvenile delinquents - England - London - Fiction; Kensington and Chelsea (London, England) - Social conditions - Fiction; North Kensington...
    • Elizabeth George discusses her book, “What Came Before He Shot Her.” George says that the book is an examination of the death of a major character from her previous book, “With No One as Witness,” from the standpoint of the young killer. ...
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • John Irving interview, 1989 April

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States - Fiction; Belief and doubt - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Predestination - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; New Hampshire - Fiction
    • John Irving discusses his book, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Meany is described as a religious figure that is undersized and damaged, who accidentally kills his best friend’s mother. Owen goes on to find success in the written word and Johnny,...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are symbolic...
    • Joseph Epstein interview

    • Friendship in literature; Friendship; Epstein, Joseph, 1937 - Friends and associates
    • Joseph Epstein discusses his book, “Friendship.” He begins by discussing how his book examines the question: What is a friend? He then attempts to put together a definition of the term. He explores the ides of Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne,...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents he feels...
    • J.R. Moehringer interview, 2005 November 29

    • Moehringer, J. R., 1964-; Journalists - United States - Biography; Bars (Drinking establishments) - Social aspects - New York (State) - Manhasset; Manhasset (N.Y.) -Biography; Arizona - Biography; Connecticut - Biography
    • J.R. Moehringer discusses his book, “The Tender Bar.” He begins by discussing how growing up he found a home away from home at a local bar. He shares that when he was growing up his father, a well-known disc jockey, abandoned his mother and him. He...
    • Jackie Collins interview, 1987 March

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Husbands - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Jackie Collins discusses her book, “Hollywood Husbands.” Collins describes the three male characters consisting of: a movie star, a studio executive, and a television talk-show host. She goes on to talk about one of the character’s dependency on...
    • Paul Boor interview, 2008

    • Disease Outbreaks - Popular Works; Bioterrorism - Fiction
    • Paul Boor discusses his novel, “The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow.” He begins by explaining that he works in a toxic biochemical lab and decided to give his main character the same career. He talks about the decrease in funding for biochemists. He...
    • Irvine Welsh interview, 2001

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Edinburgh (Scotland) - Fiction
    • Irvine Welsh discusses his novel, “Glue.” He begins by explaining that his book is told through a series of flashbacks in the life of his two main protagonists. He talks about how he incorporated Scottish traditions into his book, and his own...
    • Bidyut Mohanty interview

    • Women - Political activity - India - Congresses; Political participation - India - Congresses; Panchayat - India - Congresses
    • Dr. Bidyut Mohanty discusses her book, “Woman and Political Empowerment.” She begins by discussing the importance of registration and political power in regards to women’s political empowerment. She explains that because many births in India take...
    • Ron Carlson interview

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Idaho - Fiction
    • Ron Carlson discusses his book, “Five Skies.” He begins by discussing each of his characters and the effort he put into making them sound real and building their relationships and dialogue. He explains that the book is the story of three men who...
    • Joanna Barnes interview, 1980

    • Gold mines and mining; California Gold discoveries; Prostitution; Race discrimination
    • Joanna Barnes discusses her book, “Pastora.” The book covers the events that occurred in the United States between 1844 and 1869. Barnes describes some of the characters in the book and the environment in San Francisco, California. She talks...
    • Lynn Andrews interview, 1985 November

    • Andrews, Lynn V.; Whistling Elk, Agnes; Women shamans - Biography; Women and religion
    • Lynn Andrews discusses her ten-year journey working with women in Canadian First Nation communities to learn about the ancient power of womanhood. Connie felt that she had fallen into an abstract-impressionist painting reading Jaguar Woman, and...
    • E. Duke Vincent interview, 2005

    • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Italian Americans - Fiction; Jewish teenagers - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Gangs - Fiction
    • E. Duke Vincent discusses his novel, “Mafia Summer.” He begins with his personal story of growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. He talks about how he was connected to prominent members of the Italian mafia, and how he did...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...

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