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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s protagonist,...
    • 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 many...
    • Studs Terkel interview, 1995 November

    • Older people - United States - Interviews; Older people - United States - Attitudes; Social participation - United States - Case studies; Self-actualization (Psychology) in old age - United States - Case studies
    • Studs Terkel discusses his book, “Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who’ve Lived it.” Martinson begins by stating that Terkel went around the country talking to people over the age of 70 about aging. Terkel then talks about David...
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...
    • Jane Ciabattari interview, 1988 October

    • Office politics; Career development; Organizational change; Consolidation and merger of corporations; Corporate reorganizations
    • Jane Ciabattari discusses her book, “Winning Moves.” She begins the interview by explaining that her book is about how to know when you’re going to get fired from your corporate job. She talks about what to do if a new boss comes to the company. ...
    • Manil Suri interview

    • Love, Maternal - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Manil Suri discusses his novel, “The Age of Shiva.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book from the point-of-view of a 17 year old girl who seduces her older sister’s boyfriend. The girl goes from living in a very liberal household to a...
    • Frank Pierson interview. 2002 December 02

    • Nineteen thirty-six, A.D.; Depressions - 1929 - United States - Personal narratives; United States - Social conditions - 1933-1945; United States - History - 1933-1945
    • Frank Pierson discusses his book, “A Nation Lost and Found.” He begins by sharing that in 1936 he was ten years old and his co-author Stanley Sheinbaum was thirteen and how they may have seemed very different, but in fact experienced much of the...

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