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Title Genreflecting : a guide to popular reading interests / Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald, Editors
Edition Seventh edition
Published Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 622 pages.)
Series Genreflecting advisory series
Genreflecting advisory series.
Contents Reading and libraries -- Understanding the reader -- Understanding the literature -- Working with the literature -- Working with readers -- The RA environment: building your library's brand -- Historical fiction -- Mystery fiction -- Thillers -- Westerns -- Romance fiction -- Women's fiction -- Fantasy -- Horror -- Science fiction -- Mainstream fiction -- Nonfiction -- Other popular reading interests. Christian fiction ; Urban fiction ; Graphic novels
Summary This guide for librarians begins by placing readers' advisory services in the library into context, reviewing related theory and research, and explaining how the landscape of genre plays a central role in readers' advisory service. After a section on basic techniques used by readers' advisors to provide good service to patrons, the book delves into 14 genres, including the usual romance, Western, and literary fiction genres, but also covering less common genres such as Christian fiction, urban fiction, and women's fiction, as well as nonfiction. Each chapter describes the genre's characteristics and supplies lists of currently significant titles, must-reads, five fan faves, and 20-30 benchmark titles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject American fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
English fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
Fiction genres -- Bibliography.
Fiction -- Bibliography.
Popular literature -- Stories, plots, etc.
Reading interests.
Genre/Form Bibliography.
Stories, plots, etc.
Plot summaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Herald, Diana Tixier.
Orr, Cynthia.
ISBN 1610694619 (electronic bk.)
9781610694612 (electronic bk.)
(Hardcopy : acid-free paper)
(paperback : acid-free paper)
(Hardcopy : acid-free paper)
(paperback : acid-free paper)