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    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview

    • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) - History; Baseball fans - United States - Biography; Historians - United States - Biography
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “Wait Till Next Year.” Goodwin shares that she learned how to tell a story from beginning to end when her father asked her to keep score of baseball games when he was unable to watch them. She tells of...
    • Michael Lewis interview

    • Internet - Economic aspects; Internet - Social aspects
    • Michael Lewis discusses his book, “Next: The Future Just Happened.” Lewis explains how his book examines the Internet’s role in how people live, work and think. He identifies a status revolution in which individuals are vital players and goes...
    • Jasper Fforde interview

    • Libraries - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Books and reading - Fiction; Women detectives - Great Britain - Fiction; Characters and characteristics in literature - Fiction; Next, Thursday (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jasper Fforde discusses his book, “The Well of Lost Plots.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the heroine Thursday Next, who is a detective who specializes in cases involving the protection of the plots and characters...
    • Léon Bing interview, 1993 September

    • Murder - California - Pasadena - Case studies; Teenagers - California - Social conditions - Case studies
    • Léon Bing discusses his book, “Smoked.” She begins by explaining that her book is about three teenage girls who were murdered in an affluent community in Pasadena, CA. She describes the girls’ relationships with drugs, money, and sex at a...
    • Patricia Smiley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women detectives - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Consulting firms - Fiction; Business consultants - Fiction; Sinclair, Tucker (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Patricia Smiley discusses her book, “Cover Your Assets.” She begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which is the second book in the Tucker Sinclair series. Tucker Sinclair is a Los Angeles business consultant who must solve the mysterious...
    • Nichelle D. Tramble interview

    • 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...
    • Eileen Goudge interview

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Women biographers - Fiction; Remarried people - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction
    • Eileen Goudge discusses her novel, “Blessing in Disguise.” She begins by talking about how her book is a story of two women who met when they were children and one girl’s father murders the other. She talks about how her husband is the...
    • 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...
    • Cathy Scott interview

    • Berman, Susan, 1945-2000; Murder victims - Nevada - Biography
    • Cathy Scott discusses her book, “Murder of a Mafia Daughter.” She begins by explaining that prior to this book she had also written biographies on the murders of rappers Christopher George Latore Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. ...
    • Linda Palmer interview

    • Television soap operas; Murder mysteries
    • Linda Palmer discusses her book, “Love is Murder.” She begins by explaining how she came up with the idea for the plot, which is a murder mystery set in the world of daytime soap opera television. Palmer explains that prior to writing mystery...
    • 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...
    • Kavita Daswani interview

    • East Indian American women - Fiction; Women - Employment - Fiction; Women immigrants - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Kavita Daswani discusses her book, “The Village Bride of Beverly Hills.” She begins by describing her protagonist, Priya, who is a newly married Hindu bride who is faced with very traditional in-laws, a husband who is controlled by his mother,...
    • John Vorhaus interview

    • Swindlers and swindling - Fiction; Santa Fe (N.M.) - Fiction
    • John Vorhaus discusses his novel, “The Albuquerque Turkey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a con artist couple who decide to stop swindling people. He talks about his career training writers overseas to write funny comedy...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near...
    • 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...
    • Earl Merkel interview, 2003

    • Medical fiction; Biotechnology - Fiction; Vaccines - Fiction; Biological warfare - Fiction
    • Earl Merkel discusses his book, “Final Epidemic.” He begins by explaining that his novel explores the ethics of biological warfare. He talks about domestic terrorism and different terrorist organizations within the United States. He...
    • George Takei interview, 1994 October

    • Takei, George, 1937-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • George Takei discusses his autobiography, “To the Stars.” He begins by explaining that he played Mr. Sulu in the original series of Star Trek. He talks about his early life growing up in Los Angeles and what it was like to live in...
    • Susan Elderkin interview, 2000

    • British - Arizona - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Deserts - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Susan Elderkin discusses her book, “Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains.” She describes the characters, Theobald, an overweight mama’s boy from England, and Jersey, an oddball that meets Theobald in Arizona. Elderkin also describes Tibor, an...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...
    • Harry Crosby interview, 1982

    • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - History; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Social life and customs; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Biography
    • Harry Crosby discusses his book “Last of the Californios,” which he wrote and took photographs for. He begins by explaining the word Californio, which was a term used by settlers to describe indigenous people from Baja, California. The...

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