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    • Frances Weaver interview

    • Weaver, Frances; Older women - United States - Biography; Self-realization in old age - United States; Grief
    • Frances Weaver discusses her autobiography, “I’m Not as Old as I Used to Be.” She begins by explaining about how she self-published her first book and talks about the importance of believing in yourself. She gives advice for older women in her...
    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Bertram Fields interview, 1999

    • Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485; Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 - Death and burial; Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 - Death and burial; Political prisoners - Great Britain - Biography; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Murder -...
    • Bertram Fields discusses his biography, “Royal Blood.” He begins by explaining the kingship of Richard III and the mysterious disappearance of young princes Edward V and Richard, the Duke of York. The princes were the sons of Edward IV and were...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1989 February

    • Rape - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; Murder - Investigation - England - Leicestershire - Case studies; DNA fingerprinting
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “The Blooding.” He begins by saying that the technique of genetic fingerprinting developed by Alex Jeffreys was used to solve the case of two murdered girls in Leicester, England. Wambaugh states that he used...
    • David Ebershoff interview

    • Pasadena (Calif.) - Fiction
    • David Ebershoff discusses his novel, “Pasadena.” He begins by describing the setting of his book and how he wanted to represent California’s rural and industrial history during the Depression Era. He introduces his characters: German immigrants...
    • Celeste De Blasis interview, 1989

    • Farm life - Maryland - Fiction; Family - Fiction; Horses - Fiction
    • Celeste De Blasis discusses her book, “A Season of Swans.” She begins by explaining that this book is the last installment of a trilogy she wrote. She describes how her book takes place in both California and Maryland. She talks about the...
    • Ralph Helfer interview, 2005 August

    • Lion – California – Los Angeles – Biography; Animals in motion pictures; Animal trainers – California – Los Angeles – Biography;
    • Ralph begins the interview talking about his first job in Hollywood at the Hollywood Aquarium, “more pet shop than aquarium.” In addition, he discusses his early work as a stunt man and his transition to working as an “animal behaviorist” in...
    • Ross King interview

    • Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 - Criticism and interpretation; Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 - Criticism and interpretation; Painting, French - 19th century; Impressionism (Art) - France; Art and society - France - Paris - History - 19th...
    • Ross King discusses his book, “The Judgment of Paris.” He begins by explaining Impressionist art in the 1860s and says that the word ‘impressionist’ was derogatory. He shares that the fathers of great artists like Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and...
    • Jon Gindick interview, 1998 August

    • Harmonica – Methods – Self-instruction; Harmonica – Studies and exercises; National music – United States; Harmonica; National music; United States;
    • Jon begins the interview talking about the history of the harmonica. For example, Jon talks about the role of the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton in developing the standard harmonica notation style. In addition, Jon talks about and...
    • Mark Haskell Smith interview

    • Family - owned business enterprises - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Murder for hire - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Cooks - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Mark Haskell Smith discusses his book, “Delicious.” He begins by explaining that in Hawaii companies often form monopolies and that his book is actually based on a true story in which a company from the Midwest tried to move in on a Hawaiian...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution business...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Older African American women - Fiction; Nannies - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction; Vermont - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his book, “In Clara’s Hands.” He begins by discussing the plot, which centers on how things fall apart for a family when the oldest brother dies suddenly in a skiing accident. He explores the effect that this death has on...
    • Alecia Beldegreen interview

    • Beds - History; Beds - Folklore; Sleeping customs; Interior decoration
    • Alecia Beldegreen discusses her book, “The Bed.” She begins by discussing the history of the bed and how it began in Egypt. She explains that the bed has always reflected human believes and rituals. Beldegreen then describes the beds during Grecian...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the readers...
    • 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...
    • Lisa See interview, 2007 August

    • Lovesickness - Fiction; Young women - China - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Operas, Chinese - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - 17th century - Fiction
    • Lisa See discusses her book, “Peony in Love.” Martinson begins by talking about the cataclysmic change that occurred in 16th century China when the Manchus took over the country. See then goes on to discuss the opera, “Peony Pavilion,” and how it...
    • Elinor Lenz interview

    • Feminism - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980 -
    • Elinor Lenz discusses her book, The Feminization of America, which explores the impact of women's values and feminism on American's lives, both in the public and private spheres. Lenz begins the interview revealing how birth control leads to a...
    • David Raphael interview, 1989 November

    • Inquisition – Fiction; Jews – Spain – Fiction; Spain – History – Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479–1516 – Fiction;
    • In the first half of the interview, David discusses the conflict between the Christian and Moorish kingdoms for the control of the Iberian Peninsula. In particular, David discusses the important role Jews played in these wars and how that...
    • Caitlin Rother interview

    • Murder - California - Case studies; Deleon, Skylar, 1979-; Hawks, Jackie, d. 2004; Hawks, Thomas, d. 2004; Homicide - California - Case studies
    • Caitlin Rother discusses her book, “Dead Reckoning.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study about a murder in California. She talks about how Skylar Deleon killed Thomas and Jackie Hawks by throwing them off their yacht and tying...

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