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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Wyatt, Neal

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
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Baker & Taylor
With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

Book News
This volume, for use by librarians in readers' advisory and collection development, but also valuable to patrons, covers working with nonfiction readers in a readers' advisory context. After discussing the conceptual groundwork for the service and methods for working with nonfiction, Wyatt, a collection development and readers' advisory librarian, outlines the categories of history, true crime, true adventure, science, memoir, food/cooking, travel, and sports. Each of these chapters introduces the subject, explores its appeals, describes the types of books common to the subject, and lists key authors, titles, and benchmark titles for librarians to read and suggest. Read-alike and read-around titles are suggested, as are related awards and links to sites listing them. Chapters on learning and marketing a collection and whole collection readers' advisory service conclude the volume. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This hands-on guide includes nonfiction bibliographies, key authors, benchmark books with annotations, and core collections. It is destined to become the nonfiction bible for readers' advisory and collection development, helping librarians, library workers, and patrons select great reading from the entire library collection.

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Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2007
ISBN: 9780838909362
0838909361
Characteristics: xiv, 318 p. ; 23 cm.

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This is an exceptional guide to navigating the literary world of nonfiction. It explains the basic characteristics and most popular genres. Lists of popular works, celebrated authors and techniques for finding read-alike books make this an incomparable tool for both librarians and patrons.


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Sep 25, 2009
  • MichellePC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good resource for quick lists of books to read to become familiar with different categories of non-fiction. Also champions non-fiction as pleasure reading, and combining fiction and non-fiction together in reader's advisory.

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