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    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town...
    • James Sheehan interview, 2005

    • Attorney and client - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Florida - Fiction
    • James Sheehan discusses his novel, “The Mayor of Lexington Avenue.” He begins by talking about the plot of the story and giving background information on the characters. He discusses his own background of studying law and growing up in New...
    • 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...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a...
    • Daniel Price interview

    • Celebrities - Fiction; Rap musicians - Fiction; Public relations consultants - Fiction
    • Daniel Price discusses his book, “Slick.” He begins by sharing the plot of the novel that follows the protagonist, Scott, who is a media operative. In the beginning of the book Scott is hired by a hotel chain to promote the opening of a new...
    • Jeffrey Vance interview, 2003 December 19

    • Chaplin, Charlie, 1889 -1977; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Comedians - United States - Biography
    • Jeffrey Vance discusses his book, “Chaplin.” He begins by sharing some of Charlie Chaplin’s background, such as, his birth in England and his childhood working on stage. He explains that Chaplin’s first film was called “Making a...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • John Green interview, 1980

    • Composition (Music); Pianists
    • John Green plays the piano for Connie Martinson. Green plays pieces such as: “Coquette,” “I Wanna Be Loved,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” “You’re Mine, You,” “Loved,” and “Body and Soul.” He says his parents were...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book...
    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes...
    • Rich Cohen interview

    • Eisenstadt family; Eisenstadt, Benjamin - Family; Cohen family; Cohen, Rich - Family; Cumberland Packing Corporation; Sweet ’N Low (Trademark); Businessmen - United States - Biography; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Rich Cohen discusses his book, “Sweet and Low.” He begins by sharing that the book tells the story of his family and how they developed the product Sweet and Low. He explains that his grandfather first placed sugar in packets and later invented...
    • Michael Konik Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • Europe - Description and travel; Dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Americans - Europe - Anecdotes; Travel with dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Dog owners - Europe - Anecdotes; Konik, Michael - Travel - Europe
    • Michael Konik discusses his book, “Ella in Europe.” He begins by sharing how after growing up in family with dogs, as an adult he decided to make the move from New York to Los Angeles in order to be able to have his own dog. Shortly after his...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s...
    • Troy Johnson interview

    • Gender identity - United States; Families - United States; Lesbian mothers - United States - Biography; Children of gay parents - United States - Biography
    • Troy Johnson discusses his book, “Family Outing.” He begins by sharing that the book is a personal memoir of his metamorphosis from a homophobic child to a mature adult who could accept his mother’s sexual orientation. Johnson explains how at...
    • Susan Gilman interview, 2005 January 31

    • Gilman, Susan Jane - Childhood and youth; Girls - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Geneva (Switzerland) - Biography
    • Susan Gilman discusses her book, “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.” She begins by sharing that she wrote the book in the hopes of making other people feel less alone. She explains that the book explores her unconventional Upper West Side...
    • Daniel Olivas interview

    • Hispanic Americans - Fiction; Mexican Americans - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Daniel Olivas discusses his book, “Assumption and Other Stories.” He begins by sharing that he also works as an attorney and writes in his spare time, drawing inspiration from his life and from the headlines. He then discusses how his book is a...

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