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    • Yehuda Amichai interview, 1991 November

    • Amichai, Yehuda - Translations into English
    • Yehuda Amichai discusses his book, “Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems." Yehuda details the death of his mentor, the commanding officer of the unit Yehuda served with in World War Two and the first Israeli-Arab war, lead...
    • Julia Alvarez interview

    • Quinceañera (Social custom) - United States; Hispanic Americans - Social life and customs; Hispanic Americans - Rites and ceremonies
    • Julia Alvarez discusses her book, “Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA.” Alvarez says she attended Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorean American quinceañeras. She talks about the costs of quinceañeras and says that the celebrations have...
    • Lisa Tucker interview, 2006 April 11

    • Motion picture producers and directors - Family relationships - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Ranch life - Fiction; New Mexico - Fiction
    • Lisa Tucker discusses her book, “Once Upon a Day.” She begins by explaining that the book is about how a single day can change your life and how most of the characters in the book experience a sudden change in their lives. Tucker then explores the...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Dorothy Rice interview, 1998

    • Rice, Dorothy - Themes, motives; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - In art; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Description and travel
    • Dorothy Rice discusses her book, “Beverly Hills with Love.” She describes how she wanted to do a series of paintings on her hometown of Beverly Hills, California. She picked memorable landmarks in the city and posed her friends outside them for...
    • Tim Guest interview, 2005

    • Guest, Tim, 1975-; Rajneeshees - Biography
    • Tim Guest talks about his book, “My Life in Orange.” He begins by explaining that he spent his childhood with his parents living in a commune. He talks about how his mother was devoutly religious but decided she wanted a more mystical experience,...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Henry Rogers interview

    • Success in business; Psychology, Industrial
    • Henry Rogers discusses his book, “The One-Hat Solution.” He begins by explaining that his book teaches businessmen and businesswomen how to interact with their surroundings once they have been promoted to middle management. He describes that his...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • Sara Paretsky interview, 2003

    • Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction; Journalists - Crimes against - Fiction; Missing children - Fiction; Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction
    • Sara Paretsky discusses her novel, “Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that this is the eleventh book in her series that follows private investigator V.I. Warshawski. She talks about Chicago in the 1950s and the powerful mob scene. She...
    • Judith Viorist interview, 2000

    • Humorous poetry, American; Aging - Poetry; Women - Poetry
    • Judith Viorist discusses her poetry book, “Suddenly Sixty.” She begins by talking about what happens to your mind and spirit when you start to feel older. Martinson asks Viorist to read several poems from her book about grandchildren,...
    • Julian Fellowes interview

    • England - Fiction; Actors - Fiction; Country homes - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) – Fiction; Gosford Park (Motion picture)
    • Julian Fellowes discusses his book, “Snobs.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows Edith Lavery, the only child of an upper-middle class family with social aspirations, living in England during the 1990s. Luckily she is able to obtain...
    • Amos Oz interview

    • Israel; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Young men - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “The Same Sea.” He explains that the novel contains several characters whose lives are intertwined. The plot is set in Israel and follows the character Albert, an accountant whose wife Nadia has died. Albert’s son Ricco...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes into...
    • Anne Garrels interview, 2003 October 20

    • Journalists - United States - Diaries; Iraq War, 2003 - Press coverage; Garrels, Anne, 1951 - Diaries
    • Anne Garrels discusses her book, “Naked in Baghdad” She begins by explaining how the book deals with her time as an NPR news correspondent in Iraq spanning before, during, and after the war. She shares some of her experiences involving artillery...
    • 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...
    • Michael Viner interview

    • Soviet Union; Publishers and publishing; Emigration and immigration; Prostitution
    • Michael Viner discusses his book, “Shattered Dreams, Broken Promises.” He begins by explaining that the book reveals the stories of several women in the Soviet Union who have gone to desperate lengths to immigrate to the United States of America...
    • Paola Gianturco interview, 2004 November 22

    • Gianturco, Paola; Photography of women; Festivals - Pictorial works
    • Paola Gianturco discusses her book, “Celebrating Women.” She begins by explaining that she was amazed to hear about celebrations around the world that had never been recorded in books before and was inspired to create this book so that others could...
    • Dade Hayes and Jonathan Bing interview

    • Motion pictures - United States - Marketing; Motion picture industry - Economic aspects - United States
    • Jonathan Bing and Dade Hayes discuss their book, “Open Wide.” They begin by explaining the genesis of the book, which came about through Dade Hayes' work for “Variety” as a reporter who covered new films’ opening weekend box office grosses. It it...

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