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Title Genreflecting : a guide to popular reading interests / Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald, editors.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Reference Desk    016.823 GEN 2013    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Reference    016.823 GEN 2013    Available
Edition Seventh edition.
Description xxii, 622 pages ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Genreflecting advisory series
Genreflecting advisory series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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.
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 -- Thrillers -- Westerns -- Romance fiction -- Women's fiction -- Fantasy -- Horror -- Science fiction -- Mainstream fiction -- Nonfiction -- Other popular reading interests. Christian fiction ; Urban fiction ; Graphic novels.
Subject American fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
Popular literature -- Stories, plots, etc.
English fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
Fiction genres -- Bibliography.
Fiction -- Bibliography.
Reading interests.
Genre/Form Plot summaries.
Added Author Orr, Cynthia, editor.
Herald, Diana Tixier, editor.
ISBN 9781598848403 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1598848402 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
9781598848410 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
1598848410 (paperback ; acid-free paper)

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