Read On-- Life Stories
Scores of appeal-based reading lists cover topics you'll never find in the library catalog—from extraordinary women and overcoming adversity to sports talk, spiritual journeys, and luminous prose.
Useful as a reference for readers' advisors in public and school libraries, this work offers brief descriptions of about 450 published memoirs, from classic to recent bestsellers. Titles are grouped together by their emphasis on character, story, setting, language, and mood, and further divided into sections on topics such as unusual childhoods, coming of age, life-altering experiences, life in rural America, various occupations, travel, spiritual journeys, family relationships, and struggling with mental illness. The book is indexed by author, title, location, era, profession, ethnicity, and genre. Reisner is a librarian specializing in readers' advisory services. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.
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