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    • Nina Revoyr interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Silent films - Fiction; Motion picture industry - History - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Japanese Americans - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her book, “The Age of Dreaming.” She begins by sharing the plot of her novel, which follows the character Jun Nakayama. Jun was a silent film star during the early days of Hollywood. Yet by 1964 he is living in total...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Michael Tolkin interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Michael Tolkin discusses his novel, “The Return of the Player.” He begins by detailing the plot of his newest novel, which follows the character Griffin Mill, who was introduced in one of his earlier novels, “The Player.” The plot of Tolkin’s book...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Older African American women - Fiction; Nannies - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction; Vermont - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his book, “In Clara’s Hands.” He begins by discussing the plot, which centers on how things fall apart for a family when the oldest brother dies suddenly in a skiing accident. He explores the effect that this death has on...
    • Mary McNamara interview

    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Mary McNamara discusses her book, “Oscar Season.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Juliet who is the assistant manager of the Pinnacle Hotel, where all the movie stars visit during Oscar season. Things...
    • Dylan Schaffer interview

    • California, Northern - Fiction; Public defenders - Fiction; Indecent exposure - Fiction; Attorney and client - Fiction
    • Dylan Schaffer discusses his book, “Misdemeanor Man.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book, which follows the main character Gordon who deals with low-level cases in the public defender's office and performs in a Berry Manilow tribute band...
    • Bill Bryan interview

    • Reality television programs
    • Bill Bryan discusses his book, “Keep It Real.” He begins by commenting on the similarities between the book’s plot and some major modern television shows. He then details the plot of the novel which follows the protagonist Ted who over hears...
    • Geoff Nicholson interview, 2004 June 21

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Children of physicians - Fiction; British - California - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Geoff Nicholson discusses his book, “The Hollywood Dodo.” He begins by explaining the book’s plot, which follows the exploits of Henry Cadwallader, an English doctor, whose daughter Dorothy is an aspiring actress. Nicholson discusses the metaphor...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the publishing...
    • Louis L’Amour interview, 1986

    • Siberia (Russia) - Fiction; Indians of North America - Fiction
    • Louis L’Amour discusses his book, “Last of the Breed.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which follows the story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack whose aircraft is forced down in the middle of Siberia. Mack is then placed in a prison...
    • Lisa Zeidner interview

    • Hotels; Swimming; Traveling sales personnel
    • Lisa Zeidner discusses her book, “Layover.” She begins by explaining that the plot follows the character, Claire Newbold who is grieving over the death of her son. Life becomes even more difficult for Claire when her husband admits to having an...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2007 May 04

    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 - Assassination attempts - Fiction; Attempted assassination - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Fiction; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 - Fiction
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Second Objective.” He begins by explaining that the book is a World War II thriller based on a real German operation that took place during the war. Frost discusses the plot which involves Lieutenant Colonel Otto...
    • Eduardo Santiago interview

    • Union City (N.J.) - Fiction; Soap operas - Fiction; Factories - Fiction; Women immigrants - New Jersey - Fiction; Cubans - New Jersey - Fiction
    • Eduardo Santiago discusses his book, “Tomorrow They Will Kiss.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel that charts the lives of three proud and resourceful women who have immigrated to the United States from Cuba. Graciela, Caridad, and...
    • Alan Lawrence Sitomer interview, 2005 March 07

    • Teenage boys - United States - Fiction; Hate crimes - United States - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Basketball stories; Violence - Fiction
    • Alan Sitomer discusses his book, “The Hoopster.” He begins by stressing the importance of getting teenagers to read. He shares that he is a high school teacher and he feels that the number one factor that keeps students from being at risk is if...
    • Jon Fasman interview

    • Obituaries - Authorship - Fiction; Connecticut - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Alchemy - Fiction
    • Jon Fasman discusses his book, “The Geographer’s Library.” He begins by saying how he takes inspiration from history although his book is not strictly historical. He talks about the plot of the book and the significance of iconic items that go...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of...
    • Stephen Coonts interview, 1998 May

    • Imaginary wars and battles – Fiction; International relations – Fiction; Stealth aircraft – Fiction; Nuclear warfare – Fiction; Nationalists – Fiction; Air warfare – Fiction; Japan – Fiction;
    • Stephen begins the interview talking about the scenario he set up to explore the nature of warfare in the future. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Stephen discuss the major plot points as well as the main characters and their...
    • 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...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that plays out in...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. Buxbaum...

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