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    • Juliet Cassuto Rothman interview, 1995 January

    • Rothman, Daniel Maurice, 1971-1992 – Health; Quadriplegics – United States – Biography; Medical ethics; Do–not–resuscitate orders; Life support systems (Critical care); Euthanasia;
    • Juliet begins the interview talking about her son before the accident that paralyzed him. Juliet also discusses her career as a social worker and ethics philosopher and how her work prepared and did not prepare her for dealing with her son’s...
    • Jeanne White interview, 1992

    • White, Ryan - Health - Juvenile literature; White, Ryan; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Indiana - Biography - Juvenile literature; AIDS (Disease) - Patients
    • Jeanne White discusses her son’s autobiography, “Ryan White: My Own Story.” She begins by explaining that her son was Ryan White, a young boy who was diagnosed with AIDS and became an activist during his life. She talks about how her son...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986 September

    • Children of Holocaust survivors - Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Fiction; Americans - Germany - Fiction; Germany - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Fifth Son.” Wiesel explains the relation of the “fifth son” to the Haggadah and its meaning. Martinson and Wiesel go on to discuss the book, the German war machine, and Germany’s impact on the Jews...
    • 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...
    • Felicia Luna Lemus interview

    • Family secrets - Fiction; Gender identity - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction
    • Felicia Luna Lemus discusses her book, “Like Son.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Frankie, a gay woman who has undergone a sex change to become a man. Frankie’s story starts when her blind,...
    • Damian McNicholl interview, 2005

    • Gay men - Fiction; Catholics - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction
    • Damian McNicholl discusses his novel, “A Son Called Gabriel.” He begins by talking about how the story opens on a young Irish boy named Gabriel, who gets bullied at school for playing with girls. He describes the relationships among...
    • Kathryn Durham interview 2004 August 02

    • Children; Children’s allowances
    • Kathryn Durham discusses her book, “Mom, Can you Buy me This?” She begins by explaining the plot of the book, which begins when the protagonist, Ryan, wants to buy a video game, so is given an allowance. He then learns about sales tax,...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had...
    • Ann Louise Bardach interview, 2002 November 05

    • González, Elián, 1993-; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Family; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Friends and associates; Exiles - Political activity - Florida - Miami; Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami - Politics and government; Political...
    • Ann Louise Bardach discusses her book, “Cuba Confidential.” She begins by explaining that the book is both a history of Cuba and the story of Elian Gonzalez and why she felt the need to tell both stories. Bardach details Elain Gonzalez’ story...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he...
    • James Brown interview, 1994 April

    • Thieves - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • James Brown discusses his book, Lucky Town, which follows the lives of an irresponsible father and his loyal son in the American West during the 1960s, living outside the law. The story is told through the eyes of the boy as he watches his father...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black...
    • 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...
    • Susan Vreeland interview, 2005 February

    • Painters - Fiction; Impressionist artists - Fiction; Post-impressionism (Art) - Fiction; Biographical fiction, American; France - Fiction
    • Susan Vreeland discusses her book, “Life Studies.” Vreeland shares stories from the book, which cast the profiled painters as peripheral characters. She tells the story of how Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the little girl from his work, “A...
    • Doro Bush Koch interview, 2006

    • Koch, Doro Bush, 1959-; Bush, George, 1924- - Family; Presidents - United States - Biography; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Daughters - United States - Biography
    • Doro Bush Koch discusses her book, "My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush." The book is a memoir of the life and presidency of her father, George H.W. Bush. She interviewed 135 people for the book. The...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce,...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Edna O’Brien interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction; Murder victims - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction
    • Edna O’Brien discusses her book, “In the Forest.” She begins by explaining that the novel is based on the real events of the triple homicide that shocked Ireland in 1994. She explains how a man abducted a young woman, her son, and a priest...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young...
    • Terry McMillan interview, 1992 May

    • African American women - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Terry McMillan discusses her book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She says the characters are women who are experiencing voids in their personal lives. McMillan describes the women and their troubles with men. She explains the meaning of the title of...
    • Tony Cohan interview

    • Cohan, Tony - Homes and haunts - California; Cohan, Tony - Childhood and youth; Cohan, Tony - Family; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Terminally ill parents - California; Fathers and sons - California; Hollywood (Los Angeles,...
    • Tony Cohan discusses his book, “Native State.” He begins by discussing his last book, which was a memoir called “On Mexican Time” and was more of a travel narrative. He then explores his new book and how it is a memoir chronicling his life...

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