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Author Baker, Jennifer S., 1953- author.

Title The readers' advisory guide to historical fiction / Jennifer S. Baker.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Readers' Advisory    R 025.54 BAK    Available
Description xvi, 335 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series ALA readers' advisory series
ALA readers' advisory series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-294) and indexes.
Contents A wall of portraits, a hall of doors -- Talking with historical fiction readers -- Historical fiction by time period -- Historical fiction by place -- Biographical historical fiction -- Historical fiction by subject -- Culture, ethnicity, religion and gender in historical fiction -- Historical fiction and other genres -- Expanding readers' advisory services -- Keeping current, staying relevant -- Appendix A. How to read a novel in just minutes / by Georgine Olson -- Appendix B. Literary historical fiction and classics for book groups -- Appendix C> Form-based readers' advisory : a list of libraries / by Barry Trott.
Summary Historical fiction is usually described by time, place, individual name, or topic. But many historical subgenres are co-opted into genres such as mystery, romance, and science fiction. Baker helps librarians focus on the aspects of historical fiction that draw readers in, and shows how to identify them quickly enough to make educated suggestions.
Subject Fiction in libraries -- United States.
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Historical fiction.
Readers' advisory services -- United States.
Historical fiction -- Bibliography.
ISBN 9780838911655 (print ; alk. paper)
083891165X (print ; alk. paper)
9780838912461 (epub)
9780838912454 (pdf)
9780838912478 (kindle)

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