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    • Lynn Stegner interview, 1995 June

    • Women - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Lynn discusses her fictional work, Fata Morgana, which is a character driven exploration of the confluence of two extreme personalities, from very different worlds, who become friends as young girls at a Catholic reform school. One girl, Dixie,...
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin interview

    • Rabbis - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her book, “Three Daughters.” Pogrebin begins by explaining that the novel explores the relationships in a traditional Jewish family that is motivated by good intentions yet plagued by inescapable tragedies. The story...
    • Jill Watts interview, 2005 October 11

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    • Jill Watts discusses her book, “Hattie McDaniel.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Born the youngest daughter of freed slaves, Hattie McDaniel sang and...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1997

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her book, “Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.” Jong tells the stories of four generations of Jewish women in America. Sarah, the matriarch, is born in Russia and comes to the United States and works as a...
    • Tina McElroy Ansa interview, 1993 October

    • African American women - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Georgia - Fiction;
    • Tina begins the interview talking about some of the main themes in her novel like sisterhood and love, and freedom and motherhood. For the major of the interview, Tina discusses the characters and their relationships in the novel’s past and...
    • Sue Mansfield interview, 1983

    • War - Psychological aspects
    • Sue Mansfield discusses her book, “The Gestalts of War,” which looks at patterns of wars in different social civilizations. In the 1800s, war was about greed; in the present, it is more about religious conflict. She ultimately sees war as...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother, Jackson, and...
    • James Traub interview

    • World politics - 21st century; United Nations; Annan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta)
    • James Traub discusses his book, “The Best Intentions.” Traub begins by explaining that the book traces the entwined histories of Kofi Annan and the United Nations from 1992 to the present. In the book he paints a definitive portrait of the UN’s...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Hollywood Station.” He begins by explaining that the book takes place in the present day Los Angles Police Department. The book’s plot follows the officers of Hollywood station as they deal with the obstacles of...
    • Leslie Silbert interview

    • Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593 - Fiction; Women private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Renaissance - England - London - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Leslie Silbert discusses her novel, “The Intelligencer.” She begins by explaining the life of Christopher Marlowe, a theater actor and spy who lived in the late 16th century. She says that her book is about old manuscripts that must be deciphered...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • Nahid Rachlin interview

    • Tehran (Iran) - Fiction; Americans - Iran - Fiction
    • Nahid Rachlin discusses her book, “The Heart’s Desire.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the main character Jennifer who marries an Iranian immigrant and the difficulties their opposing cultures present their marriage....
    • Leo Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Men - Psychology; Masculinity - History; War - History; War - Psychological aspects; Chivalry; Terrorism
    • Leo Braudy discusses his book, “From Chivalry to Terrorism.” The book takes a look at masculinity throughout history, beginning with Greek and Roman mythology and spanning to the present. He talks about how Julius Caesar revolutionized Rome with...
    • Nicholas Sparks interview, 2004 May

    • Sparks, Nicholas; Sparks, Nicholas - Family; Sparks, Nicholas - Travel; Sparks, Micah; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Americans - Foreign countries; Brothers - United States; Voyages and travels
    • Nicholas Sparks discusses his book, “Three Weeks with My Brother.” He begins by explaining how he traveled around the world with his brother Micah for three weeks in 2003. He describes how close he is with his brother because both of their...
    • Jane Glenn Haas interview, 2001

    • Haas, Jane Glenn, 1937-; Older people - United States; Aging - United States; Older women - United States - Biography
    • Jane Glenn Haas discusses her biography, “Time Of Your Life.” She begins by talking about feeling older and being diagnosed with breast cancer. She talks about the wonders of face-lifts and plastic surgery, and how it helped her feel better about...

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