Fannie Flagg: "Standing in the Rainbow" (Random House)

August 12, 2002

Fannie Flagg is a screenwriter, actress and author of the best-seller "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe." In her latest novel, she introduces us to 10-year-old Bobby Smith and a colorful cast of characters living in...

Ann Packer: "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"

August 8, 2002

Ann Packer presents her acclaimed debut novel, The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Knopf). The title refers to the accident at the center of the story, in which a young man suffers a spinal injury at a picnic one weekend, and his longtime...

Richard Rubin: "Confederacy of Silence" (Atria)

August 1, 2002

New York native Richard Rubin talks about his experiences in Greenwood, Mississippi, where he spent the first year of his journalism career and witnessed the rise of a promising young black football star, returning six years later to find...

David Ebershoff: "Pasadena" (Random House)

July 25, 2002

David Ebershoff's new novel chronicles the 20th century transformation of Southern California through the experiences of one woman.

Working Mothers

July 24, 2002

New studies about health, work, and children give today's women new food for thought as they try to make choices about family and career. A panel talks about the many pros, cons, and calculations American women are juggling today.

Missing Children

July 23, 2002

Statistics show that children are very rarely abducted or harmed by strangers, but several recent kidnapping cases have parents across the country very scared. We'll talk about protecting children from abduction and other dangers.

Rehm & Dixon on Friendship

July 18, 2002

Diane Rehm and Jane Holmes Dixon first met more than 30 years ago, when they were both homemakers active in their church. Today, Diane is a nationally syndicated talk radio host, Jane is a Bishop in the Episcopal Church, and both are...

Deborah Tannen: "I Only Say This Because I Love You" (Ballantine)

July 17, 2002

Linguistics professor Deborah Tannen discusses her book, now available in paperback, about conversations within families.

Rosalynn Carter

July 12, 2002

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks about her ongoing advocacy on behalf of the mentally ill and their families; her recent visit to Cuba with her husband, former president Jimmy Carter; and other activities.

Laura Blumenfeld: Revenge: "A Story of Hope" (Simon & Schuster)

July 10, 2002

Washington Post reporter Laura Blumenfeld's book, Revenge, is her account of what she learned when she set out in 1998 to find the Palestinian man who tried to murder her father, a rabbi, in 1986.

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