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    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Troy Johnson interview

    • Gender identity - United States; Families - United States; Lesbian mothers - United States - Biography; Children of gay parents - United States - Biography
    • Troy Johnson discusses his book, “Family Outing.” He begins by sharing that the book is a personal memoir of his metamorphosis from a homophobic child to a mature adult who could accept his mother’s sexual orientation. Johnson explains how at age...
    • 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...
    • Mimi Melnick interview, 2003

    • Clar, Reva Howitt; Dancers - United States - Biography; Vaudeville - United States - History
    • Mimi Melnick discusses her mother Reva Howitt Clar’s autobiography, “Lollipop.” She begins by explaining how her mother was a vaudevillian ballerina for the Fanchon and Marco vaudeville company and that her stage name was Lollipop. Melnick shares...
    • Eliza Minot interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Eliza Minot discusses her book, “The Tiny One.” She explains that the novel follows the story of eight-year-old Via Mahoney Revere. When Via’s mother dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, Via struggles with her grief. She is confused by her...
    • Rachel Robinson interview, 2004

    • Biography; Child abuse; Child sexual abuse
    • Rachel Robinson discusses her book, “Without My Mother’s Love.” She begins by describing her family and the molestation that began at the age of five. Robinson says her mother was her worst enemy and that she did not allow her to attend a magnet...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had been a...
    • Mallory Tarcher interview, 1994 July

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Las Vegas (Nev.) - Fiction
    • Mallory Tarcher discusses her book, Starring Mom, which is about a teenage girl, Dena, spending a summer with her real mother, Shena, in Las Vegas. Among the many themes discussed are loss of innocence, the transformation of familial relationships,...
    • Mary Gordon interview, 2005 February

    • Students, Foreign - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Americans - Northern Ireland - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Protest movements - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction; Hunger strikes - Fiction
    • Mary Gordon discusses her book, “Pearl.” Martinson sets up the conversation by talking about a scene from the book in which a mother is notified that her daughter is on a hunger and water strike. Gordon then goes on to ask how does a mother...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 1995 September

    • Gerber, Merrill Joan - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mothers and daughters - United States; Older women - United States; Cats - United States
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “Old Mother, Little Cat: A Writer’s Reflection on Her Kitten, Her Aged Mother… and Life.” She begins by explaining that she often writes stories about her family that are both fact and fiction. She...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of Southern...
    • 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, Missouri. ...
    • Steven Ivory interview, 2004 February

    • Ivory, Steven - Relations with women; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Steven Ivory discusses his autobiography, “Fool In Love.” He begins by telling how his book came into production after readers of his online column asked him to compile his essays. He talks about how his book is grouped into three parts: dealing...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a violent...
    • 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...
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni interview

    • East Indian American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Divorced mothers - Fiction; Dreams - Fiction; California - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discusses her novel, “Queen of Dreams.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who finds out that her dead mother was a dream interpreter. She discusses the girl's close relationship with her mother,...
    • Peter Maas interview, 1990 December

    • Taylor, Kenneth Z.; Taylor, Teresa, 1959-; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Trials (Murder) - New Jersey; Custody of children - New Jersey
    • Peter Maas discusses his book, “In a Child’s Name: The Legacy of a Mother’s Murder.” He begins by explaining that his book is a true story about Ken and Teresa Taylor. Teresa was Ken’s third wife, whom he beat to death, and then attempted to get...
    • Kathryn Black interview, 1996

    • Black, Virginia, d. 1956 - Health; Poliomyelitis - Patients - Arizona - Biography
    • Kathryn Black discusses her book, “In the Shadow of Polio.” She begins by explaining that her mother contracted the illness in her 20s and had to be treated in a polio center in Seattle. Her mother was placed in an iron lung, and even after...
    • Tammi Schneider interview, 2004

    • Sarah (Biblical matriarch); Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Feminist criticism
    • Tammi Schneider discusses her book, "Sarah: Mother of Nations." She says she always thought of Sarah as a strong character and taught a course on women in the Bible. Schneider explains that as soon as one translates a text, she interprets it, and...
    • Ernestine Bradley interview, 2005 March 31

    • Bradley, Ernestine, 1935-; Bradley, Bill, 1943- - Family; Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; United States - Biography; Germany - History - 1933-1945; Germany - History - 1945-1955
    • Ernestine Bradley discusses her book, “The Way Home.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life growing up in post World War II Germany and how she later went on to become a professor of comparative literature and the wife of...

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