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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • George Minot interview, 2004 May

    • Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; New England - Fiction
    • George Minot discusses his novel, “The Blue Bowl” He shares the plot of the book, which follows a young painter, Simon Curtis, who becomes the prime suspect in his father’s murder trial. In the novel, Minot portrays children scarred by their...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Janet Fitch interview

    • Women murderers - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction; Young women - Fiction
    • Janet Fitch discusses her book, “White Oleander.” She explains that the book follows the protagonist, Astrid, who is the only child of a single mother. Ingrid, Astrid’s mother is an eccentric poet who murders a man for rejecting her. The novel...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Heather King interview

    • King, Heather, 1952-; Alcoholics - Biography
    • Heather King discusses her book, “Parched.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life and how she struggled with alcoholism from an early age. She starts with her childhood and how she craved solitude and how she always felt...
    • Amos Oz interview

    • Israel; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Young men - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “The Same Sea.” He explains that the novel contains several characters whose lives are intertwined. The plot is set in Israel and follows the character Albert, an accountant whose wife Nadia has died. Albert’s son Ricco...
    • Deanne Stillman interview, 2001

    • Murder - California - Twentynine Palms - Case studies
    • Deanne Stillman discusses her book, “Twentynine Palms.” She begins by talking about the generational impact that poverty and violence has on individuals. Martinson asks Stillman to read a passage from the book about the Mojave Desert. Stillman...
    • Kate Braverman interview

    • Braverman, Kate; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Biography
    • Kate Braverman discusses her book, “Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles.” Martinson asks Braverman to read an excerpt from her book about traveling and friendship. Braverman then talks about what life was like moving to New York from Los...
    • 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,...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • 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...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...

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