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The readers' advisory guide to historical fiction

Author: Jennifer S Baker
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Series: ALA readers' advisory series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer S Baker
ISBN: 9780838911655 083891165X
OCLC Number: 794711907
Description: xvi, 335 pages ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: ALA readers' advisory series.
Responsibility: Jennifer S. Baker.

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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.

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