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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 how...
    • 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 young...
    • 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 on to...
    • 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 of...
    • 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 death...
    • 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...
    • 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 ice...
    • Carol Higgins Clark interview, 1995

    • Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - Colorado - Aspen - Fiction; Aspen (Colo.) - Fiction
    • Carol Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “Iced.” She begins by explaining that the book follows her lead character, private investigator Regan Reilly. She talks about how she set her book in Aspen, Colorado and focuses on art theft in small...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to catch...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 describes...
    • 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...
    • T. Jefferson Parker interview, 2008

    • Hood, Charlie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • T. Jefferson Parker discusses his novel, “L.A. Outlaws.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an 8th grade history teacher who robs banks in her free time. He discusses how she uses car sale ads to lure her victims in and steal their...
    • Katherine Neville interview, 1992 November

    • Banks and banking - Fiction; Computer crimes - Fiction
    • Katherine Neville discusses her book, “A Calculated Risk.” Neville talks about the main character and the plot revolving around the financial industry and the Rothschild banking family. Neville goes on to discuss her role as a bank vice...
    • Margaret Coel interview, 2005

    • O'Malley, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) - Fiction; Shoshoni Indians - Crimes against - Fiction; Arapaho Indians - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Indian...
    • Margaret Coel discusses her novel, “Eye of the Wolf.” She explains that it is the 11th book in the series that follows the characters Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley. Coel gives background on her characters, namely Vicky who is a lawyer...
    • Karleen Koen interview, 1986

    • Paris (France) - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Great Britain - History - 18th century - Fiction; Nobility - Fiction; Arranged marriage - Fiction
    • Karleen Koen discusses her book, “Through a Glass Darkly.” She begins by explaining her background in English literature and how it led her to write historical fiction set in the eighteenth century. She goes on to discuss her career before she...
    • Jan Goldstein interview, 2004

    • Young women - Fiction; Grandmothers - Fiction; Despair - Fiction
    • Jan Goldstein discusses his novel, “All That Matters.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young woman who is depressed and builds a relationship with her grandmother. He talks about the struggles his characters go through and how...

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