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    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity,...
    • Steve Hanks interview, 1994

    • Hanks, Steve, 1949-; Painters - United States; Watercolor painting
    • Steve Hanks discusses his book, “Poised Between Heartbeats,” which discusses how he evolved into an artist. Beginning with his roots in Coronado, California, it is only when Steve moved to New Mexico that he truly blossomed as an artist. ...
    • Joseph Epstein interview

    • Friendship in literature; Friendship; Epstein, Joseph, 1937 - Friends and associates
    • Joseph Epstein discusses his book, “Friendship.” He begins by discussing how his book examines the question: What is a friend? He then attempts to put together a definition of the term. He explores the ides of Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne,...
    • Cynthia Crane interview, 2003 July

    • Children of interfaith marriage - Germany - Biography; Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Personal narratives; Germany - Biography
    • Cynthia Crane discusses her book, “Divided Lives.” She begins by explaining how she studied in Germany and wanted to interview people who were half Jewish and half Christian. She describes her own personal experience finding out that her...
    • Steven Barnes interview

    • Europeans - Africa - Fiction; Imperialism - Fiction; Colonies - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Africa - Colonies - Europe - Fiction; Africa - Fiction
    • Steven Barnes discusses his novel, “Lion’s Blood.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to create an alternative history and switch ethnic roles throughout time. He talks about how he uses the Irish people as a good example of a group to...
    • Anna Johnson interview, 2002

    • Handbags - History; Fashion - History; Handbags - Anecdotes
    • Anna Johnson discusses her book, “Handbags.” She begins by explaining how handbags can be a sociological study of women throughout history. Johnson explains her personal background with collecting handbags, starting with buying vintage bags...
    • Richard Lourie interview, 1993 March

    • Chikatilo, Andrei Romanovich, 1936-1994; Serial murders - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Sex crimes - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a' oblast' - Case studies; Serial murderers - Russia (Federation) - Rostovskai'a'...
    • Richard Lourie discusses his book, “Hunting the Devil.” He begins by describing the 55 murders of young women in Russia by a man named Andreĭ Romanovich Chikatilo. Lourie talks about how Chikatilo would lure girls into his home, and after...
    • Ron Carlson interview

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Idaho - Fiction
    • Ron Carlson discusses his book, “Five Skies.” He begins by discussing each of his characters and the effort he put into making them sound real and building their relationships and dialogue. He explains that the book is the story of three men...
    • Naomi Hirahara interview, 2005 April 12

    • Japanese Americans - Fiction; Millionaires - Crimes against - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Gardeners - Fiction; Gardens - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Naomi Hirahara discusses her book, “Gasa-Gasa Girl.” She begins by explaining that this book is the sequel to the book “Summer of the Big Bachi. ” In this book the character from the first book, Mas, is struggling to put his memories of the...
    • Simon Doonan interview

    • Window dressers - Great Britain - Biography; Doonan, Simon, 1952-
    • Simon Doonan discusses his book, “Nasty.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which uses humor to recount his life in 1950s and 1960s Reading, England. Doonan explains his early obsession with glamor and beautiful people, which led...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents...
    • Mary Martin interview, 1984 June

    • Martin, Mary, 1913-1990; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Mary Martin discusses her autobiography, “My Heart Belongs.” She begins by talking about growing up in Texas and how she starting singing at age 5. She stresses the importance of having talent and good business sense. She advises that the...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • 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...
    • Joey Berlin interview, 1996

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Quotations
    • Joey Berlin discusses his book, "Toxic Fame," which exposes the lives of the rich and famous. He talks about some of the major problems celebrities face after becoming famous, including the paparazzi and drugs. Berlin also talks about the pressure...
    • Michael Mewshaw interview, 2006

    • Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Family; Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Relations with women; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Birthparents - Identification
    • Michael Mewshaw discusses his autobiography, “If You Could See Me Now.” He begins by explaining that he had a girlfriend in college who put her daughter up for adoption, and the girl found him later in life looking for her mother. The...

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