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    • Ajay Sahgal interview, 1994

    • Actors - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Ajay Sahgal discusses his novel, “Pool.” He begins by explaining how he gave the book minimal details like a screenplay, and wrote it in 3 acts. The book is about an actor who quits a movie before completion and decides to build a pool by hand. ...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Peter Shaw interview, 1994 September

    • American literature - 19th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Criticism - United States - History - 20th century; Literature and history - United States
    • Peter Shaw discusses his book, “Recovering American Literature.” He begins by explaining the different ways in which readers and critics interpret literature. He talks about several works from important American authors such as, “The Scarlet...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn and...
    • Ray Shannon interview, 2003

    • Executives - Fiction
    • Ray Shannon discusses his novel, “Man Eater.” He begins by explaining how his real name is Gar Anthony Haywood, but he decided to write this book under an alias so his readers wouldn’t get confused. He says the book is about a gangster who gets...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1996

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental Health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath,” which describes the lives of those that survived the Holocaust. He describes how the survivors were not allowed to truly mourn, because after the Holocaust, survivors had to focus on building a new...
    • Desmond Morris interview, 1985

    • Human anatomy; Human body
    • Desmond Morris discusses his book, “Body Watching,” which extensively scrutinizes the body from head-to-toe. He explains the purpose of each of the body parts, and ultimately how they serve for reproduction or social adaptability purposes. ...
    • Ira Mark Bloom interview, 1989

    • Income tax - Law and legislation - United States
    • Mark Bloom discusses his book, “J. K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 1989.” He begins by explaining that he is an accountant and a spokesperson for the J. K. Lasser Tax Institute. He discusses the subtle changes in tax forms each year that people...
    • Steven Ivory interview, 2004 February

    • Ivory, Steven - Relations with women; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Steven Ivory discusses his autobiography, “Fool In Love.” He begins by telling how his book came into production after readers of his online column asked him to compile his essays. He talks about how his book is grouped into three parts: dealing...
    • Kit Williams interview, 1984 June

    • Literary recreations; Picture puzzles; Treasure troves; Allegories; Literary recreations
    • Kit Williams discusses his book, “The Bee on the Comb.” It consists of a series of artwork that was originally oil painted on linen. Williams explains that the story is from the bees’ point of view and describes the similarities between bees and...
    • Steve Wasserman interview

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Steve Wasserman discusses his job as the book editor for the Los Angeles Times. He talks about the duties he performs at the newspaper, including choosing book reviews to be included in publication. He describes that he usually picks books that...
    • Robert MacNeil interview, 1995 November

    • Love stories; Political fiction
    • Robert MacNeil discusses his novel, “The Voyage.” He says that the book is about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal in her 20s and never gets asked again. He introduces the characters and talks about how two old lovers decide to meet up...
    • Davitt Sigerson interview, 2004 April

    • Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Relationship addiction - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Davitt Sigerson discusses his novel, “Faithful.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who falls in love with her ex-boyfriend again while she is married to a new man. He talks about how two people can change when they have a...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2000

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Ruby discusses her book, “Casting the First Stone,” which is a book that is very universal and applicable in order that readers can relate to it. Her book describes the life of a minister’s family that loses their focus on the...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2004 February

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction; Black, Curtis (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby discusses her book, “Too Much of a Good Thing.” She begins by introducing her main character Curtis Black, a philandering Baptist pastor who joins a new congregation after being kicked out of his old one. She talks about...
    • Trey Ellis interview

    • Motivational speakers - Fiction; Cults - Fiction; Satire
    • Trey Ellis discusses his book, “Right Here, Right Now.” He begins by introducing the characters in the book and talking about the main character’s background as a motivational speaker turned cult leader. He talks about keeping the readers unsure...
    • Hunter Drohojowska-Philp interview, 2004 October 12

    • O’Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986; Painters - United States - Biography
    • Hunter Drohojowska-Philp discusses her book, “Full Bloom.” She begins by discussing why Georgia O’Keeffe made the decision to keep her last name when she got married and how she had such a strong sense of identity. She explains that she wanted her...
    • Margaret Coel interview, 2005

    • O'Malley, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) - Fiction; Shoshoni Indians - Crimes against - Fiction; Arapaho Indians - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Indian...
    • Margaret Coel discusses her novel, “Eye of the Wolf.” She explains that it is the 11th book in the series that follows the characters Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley. Coel gives background on her characters, namely Vicky who is a lawyer...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 2004

    • Research institutes; Widows Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Sheldon says he learned to catch the attention of readers immediately from television. He also states that he only writes about places he has visited or foods he has eaten. Sheldon...

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