The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Saricks, Joyce G.

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction
Baker & Taylor
Presents a reference guide to genre fiction, categorizing the literature into fifteen different genres, along with recommendations for the most representative titles and authors that can be found in each group.

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The second edition of this guide to genre fiction, updated to reflect new titles and literary trends, is designed for librarians who need to respond to reader's requests and tastes. The author separates fiction titles according to such genres as adrenaline (adventure, suspense), emotions (horror, romance), intellect (literary fiction, mystery) and landscape (fantasy, historical fiction). Each section contains "if you enjoy…" charts for reader recommendations, as well as lists of "sure bets" in each particular genre. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780838909898
Branch Call Number: 025.54 S
Characteristics: xii, 387 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternate Title: Genre fiction


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Mar 15, 2010
  • Céline_Biblio rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Looks like Joyce Saricks is a known authority on the topic! Also wrote Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library, see 3rd edition.


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