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    • Harold Evans interview, 2004 November 22

    • Inventors - United States - History; Inventions - United States - History
    • Harold Evans discusses his book, “They Made America.” He begins by explaining that he is making the book into a PBS special. The book explores two centuries of innovators that span the inventors of the steam engine to the search engine. He...
    • Philip Dunne interview

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Blacklisting of entertainers - United States
    • Philip Dunne discusses his book, “Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics.” Connie Martinson begins by saying Dunne went from writing to producing and directing. He talks about the film, “Pinky,” and the possibility of two endings. Dunne says he...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1990 September

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Halloween - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “A Graveyard for Lunatics." He explains that the book is his second mystery novel in which he features a fictionalized version of himself as the unnamed narrator. The book is set in 1950s Hollywood where the...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Darcy O’Brien interview, 1986

    • Bianchi, Ken; Buono, Angelo; Murderers - United States - Biography; Murder - United States - Case Studies; Trials (Murder) - California - Los Angeles
    • Darcy O’Brien discusses his book, “Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers,” which is about two men, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who without conscience, killed multiple women by kidnapping, raping, and torturing them in the Los Angeles area. ...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...
    • David Wolstencroft interview

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • David Wolstencroft discusses his novel, “Good News, Bad News.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two co-workers who think the other is a spy. He talks about the differences between espionage in Britain and in the United States. He...
    • Anne Bernays interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century; Biographers - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Novelists, American - Homes and haunts - New York...
    • Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan discuss their book, “Back Then.” They begin by explaining that they collaborated on the book, which is a double memoir recounting their parallel lives in 1950s New York City. They share how they both grew up in Jewish...
    • Mary Rourke interview, 2006

    • Jesus Christ. - Miracles - Fiction; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. - Fiction; Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee - Fiction; Women in the Bible - Fiction; Galilee (Israel) - History - Fiction
    • Mary Rourke discusses her novel, “Two Women of Galilee.” She begins by explaining how she decided to write Biblical fiction after reading about women who were hardly mentioned in the New Testament. She introduces her main character Joanna, who...
    • Trudi Alexy interview, 2003 July 29

    • Simon - Religion; Simon - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Correspondence; Alexy, Trudi - Religion; Marranos - Latin America - Religious life; Marranos - Latin America - Social life and customs; Priests - Latin America; Jews - identity; Jews -...
    • Trudi Alexy discusses her book, “The Marrano Legacy.” She begins by discussing how the book chronicles the personal correspondence between two strangers from different countries who shared the experience of discovering in their adolescence that...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity, and...
    • Murad Kalam interview, 2003

    • African American boys - Fiction; Boxers (Sports) - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
    • Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic of...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. She...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003 December 01

    • Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 - Correspondence - Juvenile literature; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Frank, Anne, 1929-1945; Wagner, Juanita; Heibner, Betty; Jews - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Biography - Juvenile literature;...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Searching for Anne Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book compares the impact of World War II on the lives of two families in two countries, the United States and the Netherlands. The book charts the...
    • Paul Mandelbaum interview, 2005 January 31

    • Remarried people - Fiction; Stepfamilies - Fiction; Divorced men - Fiction
    • Paul Mandelbaum discusses his book, “Garrett in Wedlock.” He begins by describing Garrett, the protagonist of the story, who is marrying May-Annlouise who has two children from two previous marriages. He explains that the book explores a range of...
    • Lynn Stegner interview, 1995 June

    • Women - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Lynn discusses her fictional work, Fata Morgana, which is a character driven exploration of the confluence of two extreme personalities, from very different worlds, who become friends as young girls at a Catholic reform school. One girl, Dixie,...
    • Ken Follett interview, 1983 September

    • Escapes - Iran; United States - Foreign relations - Iran; Iran - Foreign relations - United States; Iran - History - 1979-1997
    • Ken Follet discusses the true story of a former Green Beret commander, Colonel Arthur D. “Bull” Simons, hired by Ross Perot to lead a daring rescue mission to free two of Perot’s executives from an Iranian jail during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. ...
    • Katherine Mosby interview, 2002

    • Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction; Nineteen fifties - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Katherine Mosby discusses her novel, “The Season of Lillian Dawes.” She begins by introducing the characters and talks about what life was like in upper class New York. She compares her characters to those in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, “The...

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