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    • Lynn Miller interview, 2003

    • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 - Appreciation - Fiction; Women college teachers - Fiction; English teachers - Fiction; Biographers - Fiction; Tarot - Fiction
    • Lynn Miller discusses her novel, “The Fool’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that her novel is about an associate professor who has an affair with the head of her department and gets fired from her job. She discusses the different jobs and...
    • Roy L. Walford interview, 1983 June

    • Longevity; Aging; Life span, Productive
    • Roy L. Walford discusses his book, “Maximum Life Span.” He begins by explaining why aging differs from person to person. He describes about how older bodies can reject organ transplants. He talks about the theory that antioxidants can slow the...
    • David Spiegel interview, 1994

    • Critically ill; Terminally ill
    • Dr. David Spiegel discusses his book, “Living Beyond Limits.” He begins be explaining that his book helps people and their families deal with the news that they have cancer or another serious illness. He describes how he is a professor of...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a professor...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near death...
    • Shawn Shiflett interview, 2004 July

    • Mexico - Fiction
    • Shawn discusses his book about a couple attempting to fix their relationship by spending a quiet spring in Mexico; inevitably, however, the couple gets drawn into conflict involving American college students on spring break and racial and class...
    • Cynthia Ozick interview

    • Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Orphans - Fiction; Nannies - Fiction; Rich people - Fiction; Benefactors - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; Refugees, Jewish - Fiction; Children of authors - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Cynthia Ozick discusses her book, “Heir to the Glimmering World.” She explains that the story is set in the Bronx during the 1930s, where it follows a family of German refuges, the Mitwisser family, who are provided for by their benefactor James...
    • Robert Scheer interview, 2006

    • Scheer, Robert; Presidents - United States - Interviews; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; United States - Politics and government - 1989-
    • Robert Scheer discusses his book, “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton: and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.” He begins by explaining the differences between a political interview...
    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the Massachusetts...
    • Roy L. Brooks interview, 2005

    • African Americans - Reparations; Atonement; Government liability - United States
    • Roy L. Brooks discusses his book, “Atonement and Forgiveness.” He begins by explaining that 21 million Africans were taken from their homes and put into slavery. He discusses his career as a professor at the San Diego Law School, and how he is...
    • Roy L. Walford interview

    • Longevity - Nutritional aspects; Rejuvenation - Nutritional aspects; Health; Diet - popular works
    • Dr. Roy L. Walford discusses his book, “The 120-Year Diet.” He begins by explaining that his book gives people advice on how to change their lifestyles to life longer. He talks about how he is a professor of pathology at the University of...
    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • 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...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions in...
    • Robert Tanenbaum interview, 2005

    • Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Brighton Beach (N.J.) - Fiction; Public prosecutors - Fiction; Trials (Rape) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Robert Tanenbaum discusses his novel, “Fury.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to write a book based on how people’s lives can change in one moment. He describes plot details and gives an overview of a rape case, trial, and legal issues in...
    • Michael André Bernstein interview, 2004 May

    • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Jewish preaching - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Rabbis - Fiction; Europe - History - 1871-1918 - Fiction
    • Michael André Bernstein discusses his novel, “Conspirators.” He begins by explaining how he is a professor in Berkeley, CA and teaches English and comparative literature. He describes the plot of his book: a play writer who must go back over all...

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