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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...
    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • 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...
    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • Jed Allan interview, 2005

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes; Television personalities - United States - Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jed Allan discusses his autobiography, “Please! Spell the Name Right.” He begins by describing his background acting in movies, television programs, Broadway musicals, and soap operas. He tells about his early life in the entertainment industry...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Dominick Dunne interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Pictorial works; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Motion picture producers...
    • Dominick Dunne discusses his book, “The Way We Lived Then.” He explains how the work began as a picture book and later evolved into a book chronicling Dunne’s famous Hollywood parties and social soirees. The collection of photographs, featuring...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Lynn Stegner interview, 1995 June

    • Women - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Lynn discusses her fictional work, Fata Morgana, which is a character driven exploration of the confluence of two extreme personalities, from very different worlds, who become friends as young girls at a Catholic reform school. One girl, Dixie,...
    • Mark Victor Hansen interview, 1997

    • Parables; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; Christian life; Christian life - Anecdotes
    • Mark Victor Hansen discusses his national bestseller, “Chicken Soup For the Christian Soul.” He begins the interview by talking about specific stories from the book and tells one about the creation of the Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz. He...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution business...
    • 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...
    • David Skal interview, 2004

    • Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Adaptations; Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 - Film and video adaptations; Horror tales, English - History and criticism; Vampire films - History and criticism; Dracula, Count (Fictitious...
    • David J. Skal discusses his book, “Hollywood Gothic.” He begins by talking about the different depictions and looks of the character Count Dracula. Skal describes Bram Stoker’s decision to name the character Dracula, and how Stoker decided to set...
    • Henry Morgenthau interview, 1994 November

    • Morgenthau family; Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897; Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946; Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Biography; Jews in public life - United States; United...
    • Henry Morgenthau III discusses his family autobiography, “Mostly Morgenthaus.” He begins by discussing the life of his great-grandfather Lazarus Morgenthau, a poor salesman in Bavaria who wanted his family to become financially successful in the...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn and...
    • Jasmine Guy interview

    • Shakur, Afeni; Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996 - Family; African American women - Biography; Civil rights workers - United States - Biography; Women revolutionaries - United States - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights - History - 20th century;...
    • Jasmine Guy discusses her book, “Afeni Shakur.” She begins by exploring Afeni Shakur’s ties to her land and the sense of disenfranchisement that she has lived with her whole life. Guy details Shakur’s early life growing up as Alice Faye Williams...
    • Jan Burke interview, 2001 July

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Hocus.” She begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows Detective Irene Kelly. She talks about how there was an auction to name one of the characters in her book after a real person. ...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986

    • Jews - Persecutions - Soviet Union - Fiction; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953 - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Testament.” He begins by saying that both Fascism and Communism deny the value of man in the name of an abstract humanity that will never occur, that will never take shape. Because of this, cruelties were...

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