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    • Khaled Hosseini interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Khaled Hosseini discusses his book, “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He shares his thoughts on the difficulty of following the success of his first book, “The Kite Runner.” He goes on to detail the plot of the book, which, like his first book, is set...
    • Rod McKuen interview

    • Poetry; Mortality; Love; Music; Russian romantic symphonies
    • Rod McKuen discusses his book, “Intervals.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of his newest poetry. He explains that the poems are an exploration of his life and his thoughts on love, family, and his career. In this interview he...
    • Marianne Wiggins interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Radiation - Fiction; Tennessee - Fiction
    • Marianne Wiggins discusses her book, “Evidence of Things Unseen.” She begins by examining the book’s characters Fos and Flash who met while serving in France during World War I. While on a trip to the Outer Banks in Tennessee to study a meteor...
    • Jim and Henny Backus interview, 1987

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Jim and Henny Backus discuss their book, “Forgive Us Our Digressions.” Jim and Henny say they do their best writing in bed together. Jim talks about his father and Henny says that Jim’s uncle was a big backer of Broadway plays. Henny and Jim...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...
    • Larry Mantle interview, 2005 June 09

    • Interviews - United States; Talk shows - California; Radio broadcasting - California
    • Larry Mantle discusses his book, “This is AirTalk.” He begins by sharing that he is a fourth generation Angelino and what it was like being raised by young parents. Mantle discusses his life and career as a radio talk show host for KPCC, for which...
    • John Charmley interview

    • Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965; Prime ministers - Great Britain - Biography; Great Britain - Politics and government - 20th century
    • John Charmley discusses his biography of Winston Churchill entitled, “Churchill, the End of Glory.” He begins by explaining Churchill’s early life and how his lack of education made him a unique politician. He describes how Churchill was a war...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Dandelion wine; The Martian chronicles; Something wicked this way comes; Fahrenheit 451; Amateur architecture; Communities; City planning; Theater; Libraries
    • Connie Martinson interviews author Ray Bradbury. They begin by discussing several of his books including, “Dandelion Wine,” “Martian Chronicles,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Bradbury explains that many of his childhood...
    • Marilyn Moss interview, 2005 January 31

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Stevens, George Cooper, 1904 -1975
    • Marilyn Moss discusses her book, “Giant.” She begins by discussing how much material she was able to access on director George Stevens in his collection and personal papers at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences library. She explains...
    • Heather King interview

    • King, Heather, 1952-; Alcoholics - Biography
    • Heather King discusses her book, “Parched.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life and how she struggled with alcoholism from an early age. She starts with her childhood and how she craved solitude and how she always felt...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • J.R. Moehringer interview, 2005 November 29

    • Moehringer, J. R., 1964-; Journalists - United States - Biography; Bars (Drinking establishments) - Social aspects - New York (State) - Manhasset; Manhasset (N.Y.) -Biography; Arizona - Biography; Connecticut - Biography
    • J.R. Moehringer discusses his book, “The Tender Bar.” He begins by discussing how growing up he found a home away from home at a local bar. He shares that when he was growing up his father, a well-known disc jockey, abandoned his mother and him. He...
    • Paulina Bergman interview, 1987 September

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Personal narratives
    • Paulina Bergman discusses her book, “And Not as a Broken Shard.” Bergman talks about the German invasion of Poland and her flee from home upon learning about the “final solution.” She shares her thoughts on the survival instinct and describes her...
    • Vyvyane Loh interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Singapore - Fiction; Singapore - History - Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 - Fiction
    • Vyvyane Loh discusses her book, “Breaking the Tongue.” She begins by explaining the plot of the book that revolves around the torture of the protagonist, Claude, by Japanese interrogators during which Claude shares the story of his life. She then...
    • 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...
    • John Houseman interview

    • Theatrical producers and directors - United States - Biography; Houseman, John
    • John Houseman discusses his book, “Front and Center.” He explains that the book is an autobiography of his life. He recounts his youth and his early years in show business, sharing numerous anecdotes and thoughts on the events of his life and...
    • Queen Noor interview. 2003 May 02

    • Jordan - Politics and government - 1952-1999; Arab-Israeli conflict; Queens - Jordan - Biography; Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999; Noor, Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan, 1951-
    • Queen Noor discusses her book, “Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life.” She explains that the book shares her personal perspective on the past three decades of her life and world history. She discusses the challenges she faced as wife and...
    • Lawrence Grobel interview

    • Historical fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Interviews; Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 - Interviews
    • Lawrence Grobel discusses his book, “Talking with Michener.” Grobel begins by explaining that the book is a product of several interviews that took place between 1980 and 1997 between Michener and Grobel. Within these interviews Michener explores...
    • Betsy Blair interview, 2003 January 28

    • Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Betsy Blair discusses her book, “The Memory of All That.” She begins by describing the beginning of her career in New Jersey dancing in a chorus line. It was during this time in her life that she met, then choreographer, Gene Kelly whom she would...

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