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    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview, 1997

    • Kidnapping - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her novel, “Off the Face of the Earth.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young boy who gets kidnapped. She talks about how her book is a suspense thriller which emphasizes the mother/child...
    • Ana Menéndez interview, 2004

    • Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Illegitimate children - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Women - Cuba - Fiction; Birthmothers - Fiction; Miami...
    • Ana Menéndez discusses her novel, “Loving Che.” She begins by describing the use of photography in her book to give the story a non-fiction quality. She explains that “Loving Che” is about a young girl in Miami who wants to get to know...
    • 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...
    • Suyin Han interview, 1985 February

    • Twins - Fiction; Asia - Fiction
    • Dr. Suyin Han discusses her novel, “The Enchantress.” She begins by explaining that her book explores a mythical European world. She talks about how she incorporated androids into her book. She describes what it was like growing up in China...
    • Esmé Raji Codell interview, 2004 January

    • Children - Books and reading - United States; Reading promotion; Reading - Parent participation; Oral reading; Children’s literature - Bibliography
    • Esmé Raji Codell discusses her book, “How to Get Your Child to Love Reading.” She begins by explaining that her book gives parents tip on how to stimulate a child’s imagination through books. She talks about how she was a children’s...
    • James B. Stewart interview, 1991 November

    • Insider trading in securities - United States; Investment banking - Corrupt practices - United States
    • James B. Stewart discusses his book, “Den of Thieves.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of insider trading at a Venezuelan office of Merrill Lynch. He talks about a man named ‘Mr. Diamond’ who stole millions...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1996

    • Detention of persons - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Women - Caribbean Area - Fiction; Caribbean Area - Fiction
    • Mary Morris discusses her novel, “House Arrest.” She begins by describing that her novel is about a woman who gets detained by island police, and the helplessness she feels because she is unable to leave the country. Morris talks about her...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the...
    • Persia Woolley interview, 1990

    • Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) - Fiction; Arthurian romances - Adaptations; Queens - Great Britain - Fiction
    • Persia Woolley discusses her novel, “Queen of the Summer Stars.” She begins by explaining that this book is the second installment of her trilogy about Queen Guenevere. She talks about how she tried to write the book as historical fiction,...
    • Russell Martin interview

    • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Relics; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 - Death and burial; Hiller, Ferdinand, 1811-1885
    • Russell Martin discusses his book, “Beethoven’s Hair.” He begins by explaining how his book is a non-fiction account that follows how a lock of 18th century composer Ludwig Van Beethoven’s hair ended up where it is today. Dr. Alfredo...
    • Stanley Mack interview, 2004 October 18

    • Bode, Janet - Health; Breast - Cancer - Patients - New York (State) - New York -Biography; Cancer - Caricatures and cartoons
    • Stanley Mack discusses his book, “Janet and Me.” He begins by explaining that Janet was his wife whom he met at a conference where they both were working as reporters looking for stories. He discusses how she later had a successful career...
    • Thomas Thompson interview

    • Sobhraj, Charles; Leclerc, Marie Andrée; Murderers - Biography; Murder - Southeast Asia - Case studies; Murder - Europe - Case studies
    • Thomas Thompson discusses his book, “Serpentine.” He begins by explaining that his book is a non-fiction account of Charles Sobhraj, a hypnotist and murderer. He describes how Sobhraj would befriend tourists in a foreign country and poison...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes...

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