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    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire each...
    • John O'Neil interview, 1993 January

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Success in business - Psychological aspects; Executives - Conduct of life; Leadership
    • John O'Neil discusses his book, "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life: A Book of Renewal for Leaders." The book is about trying to define how the person who has success is hurt by it, and the person who is able to...
    • Anthony Slide interview

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography - Dictionaries; Silent films - United States - History and criticism
    • Anthony Slide discusses his book, “Silent Players.” He begins by explaining that he first became interested in silent films in the 1960s. He then explores some of the actors and actresses that he writes about in his book, including May Marsh,...
    • Gene Perret interview, 1984 January

    • Wit and humor - Authorship
    • Gene Perret discusses his book, “How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor.” He begins by talking about how he writes jokes for comedians Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller. He began writing jokes when he sent Phyllis Diller some lines, and she decided...
    • Oscar Hijuelos interview, 2000

    • Cuban Americans - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Women cleaning personnel - Fiction; Cuban American families - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Oscar Hijuelos discusses his book, “Empress of the Splendid Season.” He says that when he writes, he starts out with an emotion. For this book, he wanted to look at the emotionality of classes. He describes the character, Lydia, a young woman...
    • Janet Fitch interview

    • Women murderers - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction; Young women - Fiction
    • Janet Fitch discusses her book, “White Oleander.” She explains that the book follows the protagonist, Astrid, who is the only child of a single mother. Ingrid, Astrid’s mother is an eccentric poet who murders a man for rejecting her. The novel...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1980 June 06

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Public prosecutors - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “Rage of Angels.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young woman who is a criminal lawyer for the mafia. He talks about the thorough research that he did for the book and how he got to interview...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his characters...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Mickey Spillane interview, 1989 December

    • Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction
    • Mickey Spillane discusses his book, "The Killing Man," a Mike Hammer novel. Spillane says that he writes for money and that he doesn’t think he has ever rewritten more than three pages. He goes on to describe Mike Hammer’s character and the use...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful bachelor...
    • Delacorta interview, 1986

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Architecture - Fiction
    • Delacorta discusses his book, “Vida.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a man who falls in love with a young girl named Alba. He talks about his main character Vida, a housekeeper who decides to become an assassin. He describes his...
    • Tim O'Brien interview, 2002

    • Baby boom generation - Fiction; College graduates - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Minnesota - Fiction
    • Tim O’Brien discusses his book, “July, July.” The book is about the class of 1969 returning for its 30th class reunion, but because the class secretary forgot to make a reservation in June, it becomes the 31st reunion. O’Brien shares character...
    • Patrick Hasburgh interview, 2004

    • Private investigators - Colorado - Aspen - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ski resorts - Fiction; Aspen (Colo.) - Fiction
    • Patrick Hasburgh discusses his novel, “Aspen Pulp.” He begins by talking about his main character: a washed-up ski instructor in Aspen who made a fortune in Hollywood and spent it on drugs and alcohol. Hasburgh discusses his life-long love for...
    • 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...
    • Marlene Adler Marks interview, 1999

    • Journalists - United States - Biography; Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Jewish women - United States - Biography
    • Marlene Marks discusses her autobiography, “A Woman’s Voice.” She begins by explaining that she writes a syndicated column for the Jewish Journal, and that the book is a compilation of her articles and personal stories. She talks about her career...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview, 1997

    • Kidnapping - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her novel, “Off the Face of the Earth.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young boy who gets kidnapped. She talks about how her book is a suspense thriller which emphasizes the mother/child relationship. ...

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