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    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia spends...
    • Frances Weaver interview

    • Weaver, Frances; Older women - United States - Biography; Self-realization in old age - United States; Grief
    • Frances Weaver discusses her autobiography, “I’m Not as Old as I Used to Be.” She begins by explaining about how she self-published her first book and talks about the importance of believing in yourself. She gives advice for older women in her...
    • Leah Komaiko interview, 1999

    • Female friendship
    • Leah Komaiko discusses her book, “Am I Old Yet?” She begins by talking about how she primarily writes children’s books and young adult novels, but wanted to write this book about her personal experiences with friendship. She describes how she...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Jenny Paschall interview 2007

    • Interpersonal relations - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Jenny Paschall discusses her novel, “Stefi.” She begins by introducing her two main characters: Sue, a 42 year old London film manager who had just ended a long relationship, and Stefi, a 24 year old woman Sue befriends in her exercise class. ...
    • Art Linkletter interview, 1988 March

    • Older people - United States - Life skills guides
    • Art Linkletter discusses his book, “Old Age is Not For Sissies.” He begins by explaining that his book is a guide for how elderly people can get assistance without going to a nursing home. He talks about motivating older people to stay active and...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 1995 September

    • Gerber, Merrill Joan - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mothers and daughters - United States; Older women - United States; Cats - United States
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “Old Mother, Little Cat: A Writer’s Reflection on Her Kitten, Her Aged Mother… and Life.” She begins by explaining that she often writes stories about her family that are both fact and fiction. She...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Charles Berlitz interview, 1987

    • Noah's ark; Ararat, Mount (Turkey)
    • Charles Berlitz discusses his book, “The Lost Ship of Noah.” He begins by explaining that scientists have found remnants of an ancient ship at an elevation of 7,000 feet at Mount Ararat in Turkey. He describes how the ship has almost the same...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • United States - Foreign relations - 1981-1989; United States - Politics and government - 981-1989 - Decision making; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989; Presidents - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.” Reeves begins the interview by explaining that the book is a literary portrait of President Ronald Reagan. To research Reagan and his presidency, Reeves utilized...
    • Julia O' Faolain interview, 1986

    • Ireland - Fiction; Americans - Ireland - Fiction
    • Julia O' Faolain discusses her book, “No Country for Young Men.” She begins by explaining that the theme of the novel is, “the dead hand of the past, which in Ireland never lets you go.” The book follows the story of an old nun who is forced to...
    • Esmeralda Santiago interview

    • Santiago, Esmeralda - Childhood and youth; Puerto Ricans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Puerto Rico - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography
    • Esmeralda Santiago discusses her book, “When I Was Puerto Rican.” She begins by explaining her immigration to America as a child from Puerto Rico. She talks about the extremely poor living conditions in her village. She discusses her family...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2004 February

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction; Black, Curtis (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby discusses her book, “Too Much of a Good Thing.” She begins by introducing her main character Curtis Black, a philandering Baptist pastor who joins a new congregation after being kicked out of his old one. She talks about...
    • Pat York interview, 1991

    • Older people - Interviews; Older people - Portraits; Self-realization in old age
    • Pat York discusses her book, “Going Strong.” She shares stories about the individuals aged 75 and older featured in her book. The people she discusses are: George Abbott, Brooke Astor, George Burns, Dr. William Cahan, Barbara Cartland, Charles...
    • Bernhard Schlink interview, 2000 March

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities - Fiction; War crime trials - Fiction; Germany - Fiction
    • Bernhard spends the first half of the interview describing his novel about a 15 year old German boy having a sexual affair with a woman 20 years older who disappears, and while observing a trial as a law student years later, the young man is...
    • David Kessler interview, 2005

    • Grief; Loss (Psychology); Bereavement - Psychological aspects
    • David Kessler discusses the book he co-wrote with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, “On Grief and Grieving.” He begins by talking about his time working with Kübler-Ross before her death and applies her 5 stages of grief in the book. He talks about the...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his characters...
    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique was...
    • Frederic Tuten interview, 1997 March

    • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Fiction; Addicts - Fiction
    • Frederic Tuten discusses his novel, “Van Gogh’s Bad Café.” He begins by explaining that his book can be considered a science fiction art history novel. He introduces his main character, a 19 year old morphine addict who thinks she can go back in...

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