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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...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1988 November

    • Nuns - Fiction; Spain - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “The Sands of Time.” Sheldon says that the plot is set in Spain and talks about his travels in the country. He describes the Basque region and the assassinations by the Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA). Sheldon also...
    • 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....
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • 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...
    • Michael Tolkin interview

    • Revenge - Fiction; Prisoners - Fiction; Murderers - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Insurance crimes - Fiction; Americans - Jamaica - Fiction
    • Michael Tolkin discusses his book, “Under Radar.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows the character Tom, who has taken his family on vacation to a resort in Jamaica. However, the vacation runs a foul when Tom pushes another guest off a...
    • 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...
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair interview, 1988 May

    • Ethnology - Indonesia; Indonesia - Description and travel
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair discuss their book, “Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.” They talk about their travels to Indonesia financed by Ringo Starr, and Lawrence’s interest in psycho-anthropology. The Blairs describe their adventures with...
    • 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...
    • Sanford Ungar interview, 1995 October

    • Immigrants – United States; United States – Emigration and immigration;
    • Sanford begins the interview talking about the breadth of his travels while doing research for this book. He also discusses the concept of immigration, in general, in American history as well as the definitional differences between a “refugee” and...
    • 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...
    • Franz Wisner interview, 2005

    • Wisner, Franz - Travel; Wisner, Kurt Oscar - Travel; Brothers - United States - Biography; Travelers - United States - Biography; Betrothal - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States
    • Franz Wisner discusses his book, “Honeymoon with my Brother.” He begins by explaining that his fiancée called off their wedding 5 days before the ceremony, so Franz took his brother Kurt on the honeymoon he had tickets to. The two brothers then...
    • 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,...

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