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    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • Carolyn See interview, 1987

    • Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Golden Days.” She describes a San Francisco guru, Lion Boyce, and his teachings. See explains the organization of the book and the reason why she wrote it. She shares that she was tired of forty men in Russia and...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a compilation...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...
    • Susan Isaacs interview, 2001

    • Women detectives - New York (State) - Long Island - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Nassau County (N.Y.) - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Susan Isaacs discusses her novel, “Long Time No See.” She begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to “Compromising Positions” which follows her main character detective Judith Singer. She talks about how she wanted Judith to grow up and...
    • Nancy Widmann interview

    • Leadership; Management; Work environment; Success in business - Psychological aspects
    • Nancy Widmann discusses her book, “I Didn’t See It Coming.” She begins by explaining how she and the co-authors of the book, Elaine Eisenman and Amy Kopelan, were all suddenly fired from their jobs in the business world. She talks about different...
    • 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 daughter...
    • Ralph G. Martin interview

    • Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- - Marriage; Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 - Marriage; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Princesses - Great Britain - Biography; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain
    • Ralph G. Martin discusses his biography, “Charles & Diana.” He begins by explaining how Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer met aboard a cruise ship while windsurfing. He describes the couple’s early lives and the rocky relationship...
    • Noah BenShea interview

    • Jews - Quotations; Judaism - Quotations, maxims, etc.; Spiritual life - Judaism - Quotations, maxims, etc.; Proverbs, Jewish
    • Noah BenShea discusses his book, “The Word.” The book is a compilation of quotes and inspirational passages from Jews throughout time. He talks about his decision to divide the book into sections such as love, religion, health, and family. He...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney High...
    • Mimi Melnick interview, 2003

    • Clar, Reva Howitt; Dancers - United States - Biography; Vaudeville - United States - History
    • Mimi Melnick discusses her mother Reva Howitt Clar’s autobiography, “Lollipop.” She begins by explaining how her mother was a vaudevillian ballerina for the Fanchon and Marco vaudeville company and that her stage name was Lollipop. Melnick shares...
    • Robert Blanchard and Melinda Blanchard interview

    • Blanchard, Robert, 1951-; Blanchard, Melinda, 1952-; Entrepreneurs - United States - Biography; Entrepreneurs - Anguilla - Biography; Restaurateurs - Anguilla - Biography; Conduct of life; Vermont - Biography; Anguilla - Biography
    • Melinda and Robert Blanchard discuss their autobiography, “Live What You Love.” The pair begins by talking about the four main characteristics that a successful entrepreneur should have: passion, the right people, a good environment, and money. ...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh interview, 2001

    • Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs - Humor; Loh, Sandra Tsing; Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) -...
    • Sandra Tsing Loh discusses her book, “ A Year in Van Nuys.” She begins by explaining while this book may seem like an autobiography it is really a combination of fact and fiction. She talks about how people like the voice of an author to be in...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2004

    • Leadership - Moral and ethical aspects; Leadership - Psychological aspects; Power (Social sciences); Immorality
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Allure of Toxic Leaders.” She begins by talking about her teaching position at the Peter Drucker School of Business at the Claremont Graduate University. She explains how people are naturally drawn to...
    • Steven Stralser interview, 2005

    • Business education; Industrial management - Study and teaching (Graduate); Master of business administration degree
    • Steven Stralser discusses his book, “MBA in a Day.” He begins by explaining how his book is an overview of the key points that are taught in the best business schools in the country. He describes the critical qualities that a good business should...
    • Randy Gibbs interview, 1998 June

    • Insight;
    • Randy begins the interview talking about his childhood struggle with a vision problem and its impact on his life and his work as a motivational speaker. For the majority of the interview, Randy discusses some of the behaviors and patterns that...
    • Ann Harleman interview, 1994

    • Short Stories; Fiction; American fiction
    • Ann Harleman discusses her book, “Happiness,” which is a series of fiction short stories. Each short story dives into the characters’ lives, their problems, ultimately unmasking their imperfections. Through the imperfections, the reader is able...
    • Gish Jen interview, 1991

    • Chinese Americans - Fiction
    • Gish Jen discusses her book, “Typical American,” which describes how a family from China migrates to America, and how they adjust to an American lifestyle. The family unites to pursue the American dream, while attempting to hold onto traditional...
    • Ann Beattie interview, 1987

    • Katz, Alex, 1927– – Criticism and interpretation;
    • Ann begins the interview talking about what drew her to Alex Katz and how she came to know Alex’s work. For the majority of the interview, Ann discusses how she constructed the book from the details of Katz’s works and the commonalities she saw...

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