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    • Susan Shapiro Barash interview, 2004 May

    • Wives - Conduct of life; Wives - Case studies; Marriage - Case studies
    • Susan Shapiro Barash discusses her book, “The New Wife.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to explore how women viewed their roles as wives during each decade. She talks about the housewife of the 1950s who stayed home, was uneducated, and...
    • Elizabeth Buchan interview

    • Politicians' spouses - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; England - Fiction
    • Elizabeth Buchan discusses her book, “The Good Wife Strikes Back.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a woman who is married to a politician, and must learn how to deal with the pressure of having a spouse in the public eye. She...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • Leah Rabin interview, 1991 August

    • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995; Prime ministers - Israel - Biography; Generals - Israel - Biography; Prime ministers' spouses - Israel - Biography; Army spouses - Israel - Biography
    • Leah Rabin discusses her book, “Full-Time Wife.” She says that while she and her husband, Yitzhak, were a young married couple, with two small children, he dedicated his strength and effort to build the Israeli army. Rabin says that she chose to...
    • Earlene Fowler interview, 2006 June 19

    • Widows - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction; Ranch life - California - Fiction
    • Earlene Fowler discusses her book, “The Saddlemaker’s Wife.” She begins by discussing why she decided to write her first stand-alone book after writing twelve books in the same series. She shares how the benefits of writing a stand-alone book...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Queen Noor interview. 2003 May 02

    • Jordan - Politics and government - 1952-1999; Arab-Israeli conflict; Queens - Jordan - Biography; Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999; Noor, Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan, 1951-
    • Queen Noor discusses her book, “Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life.” She explains that the book shares her personal perspective on the past three decades of her life and world history. She discusses the challenges she faced as wife and...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer, 2005 August

    • Divorced women – Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction;
    • Gigi begins the interview talking about the dichotomy between depth of meaning and comedy, whimsy and harshness in the books that she enjoys and respects and how that dichotomy influences her own works. For the majority of the interview, Connie and...
    • Peter Duchin interview, 2002 October 30

    • Musicians - Fiction; Conductors (Music) - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Duchin discusses his book, “Blue Moon.” He begins by discussing his interest in mystery books and his job playing the piano and how it sparked the idea for a character that observes a murder while playing in a band at a hotel. Duchin goes...
    • Earl Hamner interview

    • Hamner, Earl - Friends and associates; Hamner, Earl - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Television producers and directors - United States - Biography; Women - United States - Biography
    • Earl Hamner discusses his book, “Generous Women.” He begins by explaining how he got inspiration from his book from all the women who have helped him in life. He talks about specific people in his life: his mother, aunts, neighbors, and his wife...
    • Judith Freeman interview, 2008

    • Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 - Relations with women; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Judith Freeman discusses her novel, “The Long Embrace.” She begins by explaining that she read a lot of Raymond Chandler’s work in the 1980s and was fascinated by his life. She talks about Chandler’s move to Los Angeles and how he meets his wife...
    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Lewis Simons interview, 1987

    • Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
    • Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand Marcos’s...
    • Burt Boyar interview, 2001

    • Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Burt Boyar discusses the life of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. and talks about Davis’s autobiography, “Sammy.” Boyar describes how he and his late wife Jane decided to contribute new material to “Sammy” after the death of their long-time friend. ...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1992 November

    • Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001; Philosophers - United States - Biography
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his degree...
    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s campaign...
    • Sally Quinn interview, 1987 September

    • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
    • Sally Quinn discusses her novel, “Regrets Only.” She begins by explaining that her book is about powerful women in Washington D.C. She talks about the amount of philandering that happens in politics from both men and women. She discusses her...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2000

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Ruby discusses her book, “Casting the First Stone,” which is a book that is very universal and applicable in order that readers can relate to it. Her book describes the life of a minister’s family that loses their focus on the...
    • Clive Barker interview, 1988 October

    • Horror fiction; Fantasy fiction
    • Clive Barker discusses his novel, “Imajica.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how a jealous husband hires a hit man to kill his philandering wife. Barker talks about how good fantasy books bring familiar elements into the story...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking care...

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