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Read On-- Historical Fiction

Reading Lists for Every Taste
Hooper, Brad (Book - 2006 )
Read On-- Historical Fiction
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Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog--women with true grit, greatest war stories, royalty rules, quick reads, humor, and many others. Use these unconventional, sometimes whimsical, reading lists to identify read-alikes rooted in shared appeal features or in the specific characteristics on which the lists are based. You can also post individual lists on your library Web site, put them in your newsletter, or use them for patron handouts to encourage circulation and reading. Historical fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book and using it for checklists or reading plans. Readers' advisors who wish to better acquaint themselves with the genre and its newer publications, particularly in terms of appeal features, will find it useful as well
Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog.

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Hooper provides a nicely annotated bibliography of recent and classical fiction organized into common-sense categories. In this format, which accommodates the needs of both the library professional and the general reader, Hooper takes the time and print to find the attractions of the hundreds of titles while providing abstracts that are short and concise. He covers settings such as old New York, the classical world, lost worlds of privilege and exotic locals, characters including royals, rebels and unlikely rebels, stories set in the domestic sphere as well as in war, languages ranging from the dreamy to the fictional autobiography, and moods including nostalgia, inspiration and humor. Hooper also makes sure to cover all ages and ethnicities of adult readers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics not found in the library catalog, such as women with true grit, greatest war stories, royalty rules, quick reads, humor, and others.
Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features and under topics not found in the library catalog, such as women with true grit, greatest war stories, royalty rules, and quick reads.

Authors: Hooper, Brad
Statement of Responsibility: Brad Hooper
Title: Read on-- historical fiction
reading lists for every taste
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
Characteristics: xii, 152 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Public libraries United States Book lists Readers' advisory services United States Historical fiction, English Bibliography Historical fiction, American Bibliography Fiction in libraries United States
Topical Term: Public libraries
Readers' advisory services
Historical fiction, English
Historical fiction, American
Fiction in libraries
LCCN: 2006003711
ISBN: 1591582393
Research Call Number: JFE 06-7994
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