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    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1990 November

    • Religion; Truth; Religious pluralism
    • Mortimer Adler discusses his book, "Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion." The book is about religion from a philosopher's point of view. He believes that people who argue...
    • Bruce Feiler interview

    • Feiler, Bruce S. - Travel - Middle East; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events; Arab -Israeli conflict; Palestine - Description and travel; Iraq - Description and travel; Iran -Description and travel
    • Bruce Feiler discusses his book, “Where God was Born.” He begins by discussing his first book “Walking the Bible” and the PBS documentary he made on it. He shares his reasons for writing his new book, which was a need to explore how religion has...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Wilton Barnhardt interview, 1993 May

    • Sacred books - Fiction; Lost books - Fiction
    • Wilton Barnhardt discusses his novel, “Gospel.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a professor who is working in England to find the missing gospel of Matthias. He talks about how Americans are treated while traveling abroad. He...
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley interview, 1993 August

    • Quotations, English; African Americans - Quotations; Blacks - Quotations
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley discusses her book, “My Soul Looks Back, ‘Less I Forget.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of quotes from African American people. She talks about how she initially self-published her book, but after...
    • Taylor Branch interview, 1989 February

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1953-1961
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.” Branch and Martinson begin by talking about King’s name change from Michael to Martin Luther after his father’s visit to Europe. Branch then goes on to...
    • Marilyn Murray Willison interview

    • Willison, Marilyn Murray; Divorced women - United States - Biography; Single parents - United States - Biography
    • Marilyn Murray Willison discusses her autobiography, “Time Enough for Love.” She begins by explaining how single mothers and divorced women shouldn’t be afraid to date again. She talks about financial difficulties and divorce fees. She describes...
    • Alex Abella interview, 1998

    • Mexican Americans - Fiction; Santeria - Fiction; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Alex Abella discusses his novel, “Dead of Night.” He begins by explaining that Santeria is the fastest growing religion in the United States. He talks about how his book is based on a real medical case of a man who murdered his victims in...
    • Jacob Needleman interview

    • National characteristics, American; Social values - United States; Spirituality - United States; United States - History; United States - Moral conditions
    • Jacob Needleman discusses his book, “American Souls.” He begins by explaining the unique elements of the American Constitution including the separation of church and state, and the spirituality of the founders. Martinson asks Needleman to read a...
    • James Q. Wilson interview, 2002

    • Marriage - United States; Family - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980-
    • James Q. Wilson discusses his book, “The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families." Wilson talks about cohabitation and the likelihood of divorce for individuals who cohabit before marriage. He also discusses the children of...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview interview, 1982

    • Truth; Good and evil; Aesthetics; Liberty; Equality; Justice (Philosophy)
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Six Great Ideas: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, Justice: Ideas We Judge By, Ideas We Act On.” He begins by talking about the status of education in America and how education will evolve in the...
    • Nicholas Evans interview, 2005 October 11

    • Western stories; Love stories
    • Nicholas Evans discusses his book, “The Divide.” He begins by discussing the multiple meanings that his title has and how it not only relates to physical space in the book but most importantly it comments on the divide between men and women in the...
    • Edward A. Taub interview, 1987 October

    • Holistic medicine; Health
    • Dr. Edward A. Taub discusses his book, “The Wellness Rx.” He begins by explaining that his book is about small changes people can make to lead healthier lives. He talks about the connection between stress and illness. He talks about the dangers...
    • James Clavell interview, 1993 June

    • British - Japan - Fiction; Japan - History - 19th century - Fiction
    • James Clavell discusses his book, “James Clavell's Gai-Jin.” Clavell talks about the plot of the book, set in Yokohama, Japan in 1862. Clavell describes the different attitudes of the gai-jin, which means “foreigners,” and the Japanese. He also...
    • Harold Kushner interview

    • Bible O.T. Psalms XXIII - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • Harold Kushner discusses his book, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” He begins by explaining that throughout his years as a rabbi he had often turned to the Twenty-Third Psalm, but had never given much thought to why it was so effective until after the...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1987

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Fiction; Dramatists - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her novel, “Serenissima.” She begins by explaining the book is about an actress who goes to Venice for a movie, but time travels back to the 16th century and falls in love with William Shakespeare. She talks about how she...
    • Steve Oney interview

    • Trials (Murder) - Georgia - Atlanta - Case studies; Lynching - Georgia - Marietta - Case studies; Murder - Georgia - Atlanta - Case studies; Frank, Leo, 1884-1915; Phagan, Mary, d. 1913
    • Steve Oney discusses his book, “And the Dead Shall Rise.” He begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of the 1913 lynching of Leo Frank. Frank, a Jewish manager of a factory in Atlanta, Georgia was charged with the murder of...
    • 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...

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