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  • All fields: tragedy
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    • Michael Berenbaum interview, 1995 February

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Public opinion; Public opinion - United States; Jews - United States - Attitudes; Judaism - 20th century
    • Michael Berenbaum discusses his book, “After Tragedy and Triumph.” He begins by explaining that he is the Project Director of the Holocaust Museum as well as a professor of theology at Georgetown University. He talks about the construction of...
    • Nathaniel Philbrick interview, 2000

    • Essex (Whaleship); Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book, “In the Heart of the Sea.” He begins by explaining the tragedy of the Essex, a ship that got attacked by a whale, which inspired Herman Melville to write, “Moby Dick.” Philbrick talks about the...
    • 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...
    • Andre Dubus III interview

    • Iranian Americans - Fiction; Home ownership - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; San Mateo County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus III discusses his book, “House of Sand and Fog.” Martinson begins by saying that the story could be an American tragedy of the 1990s. Dubus and Martinson go on to discuss the storyline of the book and how Dubus learned the Persian...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss interview, 2004 May

    • Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003 - Juvenile literature; Joseph, Joachim - Juvenile literature; Dasberg, Simon - Juvenile literature; Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003; Joseph, Joachim; Dasberg, Simon; Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) - Juvenile literature;...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss discusses her book for young adults, “Reach for the Stars.” She begins by explaining that the book follows how a small Torah scroll was given to a boy in a concentration camp and was brought on board the Columbia Spacecraft. ...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and...
    • Dinah Lenney interview, 2007 May 04

    • Gross, Nelson, 1932-1997; Lenney, Dinah; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Millionaires - Crimes against - New Jersey - Case studies; Children of murder victims - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States - Biography;...
    • Dinah Lenney discusses her book, “Bigger than Life.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life and experiences beginning with the traumatic event of her father’s kidnapping in 1997. She shares how her father, Nelson...
    • Niall Williams interview

    • Ireland - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction
    • Niall Williams discusses his book, “The Fall of Light.” He begins by explaining that the novel is set during the years of Ireland’s Potato Famine, which is what he considers the single greatest tragedy in Irish history. He explains that he...
    • Peter Maas interview

    • Indianapolis (Cruiser); World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American; Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Peter Maas discusses Richard F. Newcomb’s book, “Abandon Ship!” He begins by explaining how the book is about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis naval cruiser in Japanese waters on July 29, 1945. Maas compares the book to a Greek...
    • Ann Darby interview, 1990

    • Women - California, Southern - Fiction; Nineteen sixties - Fiction
    • Ann Darby discusses her novel, “The Orphan Game.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family who must deal with their teenage daughter’s pregnancy. She talks about the connection of the young girl to older characters in the...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Thomas Keneally interview, 1995 May

    • City and town life - Fiction; Social classes - Fiction; Irish - Australia - Fiction; Prejudices - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, “A River Town.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an older man who decides to adopt a troubled young girl. He talks about different methods that police use to solve murders in Australia. He...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1996

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental Health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath,” which describes the lives of those that survived the Holocaust. He describes how the survivors were not allowed to truly mourn, because after the Holocaust, survivors had to focus on building a...

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