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    • Brad Gooch interview, 2002

    • Gooch, Brad, 1952-; Spirituality - United States; United States - Religion
    • Brad Gooch discusses his book, “Godtalk.” He begins by explaining the new religious phenomenon of Urbantia, a book that was supposedly sent down to a farmer in Chicago by aliens in the 1920s. He talks about traveling around America and how he...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a novel...
    • Jonathan Foer interview

    • Ukraine - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Grandfathers - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Ukraine - Fiction; Americans - Ukraine - Fiction
    • Jonathan Foer discusses his book, “Everything is Illuminated.” He explains that the book is about a young, American, Jew named Jonathan who travels to the Ukraine in search of a woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis during World War II....
    • Judith Miller interview, 1996

    • Miller, Judith, 1948- - Travel - Middle East; Islam and politics - Middle East; Middle East - Politics and government - 1979-
    • Judith Miller talks about her autobiography, “God Has Ninety-Nine Names.” She begins by explaining that the title of her book was borrowed from a line in the Quran. She explains her position as the Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and...
    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique was...
    • Callan Pinckney interview,1990 June

    • Exercise; Stretching exercises; Physical fitness; Health
    • Callan Pinckney discusses her book, “Callanetics.” She begins by explaining how her book is designed to give women a younger looking body. She shows before and after pictures of people who have done her workout. She talks about her extensive...
    • Irving Dardik interview

    • Health; Physical fitness; Mind and body
    • Irving Dardik discusses his book, “Quantum Fitness.” He begins by explaining his position as the Chairman of the Olympic Sports Committee. He travels the country and trains Olympic athletes in science and medicine. The book uses relaxation and...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • Edward Gonzalez interview, 2002

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; College teachers - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1959-1990 - Fiction
    • Edward Gonzalez discusses his novel, “Ernesto’s Ghost.” He begins by talking about his travels to Cuba in 1974 to study the Cuban Revolution. He talks about how his father was fighting for the revolution but became disillusioned in his later...
    • Michael André Bernstein interview, 2004 May

    • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Jewish preaching - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Rabbis - Fiction; Europe - History - 1871-1918 - Fiction
    • Michael André Bernstein discusses his novel, “Conspirators.” He begins by explaining how he is a professor in Berkeley, CA and teaches English and comparative literature. He describes the plot of his book: a play writer who must go back over all...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2005

    • American essays
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars.” Bradbury talks about his time in Europe, and his travels to England, Paris, and Rome. He goes into his relationship with Federico Fellini and his...
    • Stuart Farrell Tower interview, 2003

    • Jews, East European - Fiction; Immigrants in literature
    • Stuart Farrell Tower discusses his novel, “The Wayfarers.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a retired businessman who lives in Beverly Hills and travels to Romania to find out about the life of his father. He talks about a group of...
    • Tobias Wolff interview, 1989 February

    • Wolff, Tobias, 1945- - Childhood and youth; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Tobias Wolff discusses his book, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir.” Wolff describes his mother and their travels to the Utah uranium mines and her abusive partners. He talks about his brother, Geoffrey, and fabricating documents when he was applying to...
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview

    • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962; World War, 1939-1945 - United States; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography; United States - History - 1933-1945
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II." Goodwin describes Franklin and Eleanor’s relationship and Franklin’s fear of fire. She talks about Harry Hopkins,...
    • Frances Khirallah Noble interview

    • Syrian Americans - Fiction; Opticians - Fiction; Grandmothers - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Metaphysics - Fiction; Voyages and travels - Fiction
    • Frances Khirallah Noble discusses her book, “The New Belly Dancer of the Galaxy.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a middle aged Arab-American optician, who becomes infatuated with one of his patients. She talks about an anecdote...
    • Erica Jong interview, 1987

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Fiction; Dramatists - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Erica Jong discusses her novel, “Serenissima.” She begins by explaining the book is about an actress who goes to Venice for a movie, but time travels back to the 16th century and falls in love with William Shakespeare. She talks about how she...
    • Nicolas Slonimsky interview, 1988

    • Musicians - United States - Biography; Lexicographers - United States - Biography
    • Nicolas Slonimsky discusses his book, “Perfect Pitch: A Life Story.” Slonimsky talks about the time he was the piano teacher of the niece and nephew of the Russian czar and describes “perfect pitch.” He also talks about his Jewish background and...
    • Bruce Feiler interview

    • Feiler, Bruce S. - Travel - Middle East; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events; Arab -Israeli conflict; Palestine - Description and travel; Iraq - Description and travel; Iran -Description and travel
    • Bruce Feiler discusses his book, “Where God was Born.” He begins by discussing his first book “Walking the Bible” and the PBS documentary he made on it. He shares his reasons for writing his new book, which was a need to explore how religion has...
    • Louis L’Amour interview, 1986

    • Siberia (Russia) - Fiction; Indians of North America - Fiction
    • Louis L’Amour discusses his book, “Last of the Breed.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which follows the story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack whose aircraft is forced down in the middle of Siberia. Mack is then placed in a prison...
    • Maria T. Lennon interview, 2005

    • Inheritance and succession - Fiction; War correspondents - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; Pregnant women - Fiction; Surgeons - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Sierra Leone - Fiction
    • Maria T. Lennon discusses her novel, “Making It Up As I Go Along.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a woman who moves from southern California to Africa. She talks about the importance of friendship between new mothers and how...

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