Read on-- women's fiction : reading lists for every taste

by Vnuk, Rebecca.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Senior Information Center AC r 016.3 VN
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Senior Information Center
 
Call Number  AC r 016.3 VN
 
 
Summary

An indispensable book for every readers' advisor offers new reading lists of women's fiction for RA, handouts, websites, or for readers to browse for that next great read.

Created to offer a different perspective on women's fiction and to reach a broad reading audience (including fans), Read On...Women's Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste offers new reading paths for women's fiction lovers. Rebecca Vnuk categorizes and lists hundreds of popular women's fiction titles, but her scope is more current and more selective than that found other guides, the tone is lighter and more informal, annotations are shorter and livelier. Most important, the organization and approach are based on various appeal factors of the genre, rather than on the formal genres and subgenres adhered to by other guides.

Use these lists to advise readers; to create thematic reading lists for library websites, flyers, and newsletters; and as checklists or reading plans for those who enjoy women's fiction. Buy two copies--one for the reference and readers advisory desk, and one to circulate!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This newest addition to Libraries Unlimited's Read On . . . series of genre guides introduces new ways of looking at books, genres, and reading interests related to women's fiction. Women's fiction is defined by Vnuk as a work where the central character or characters are women and the main thrust of the story is the life of women. Authored by the adult services director for the Glen Ellyn Public Library in Illinois, the work's focus is contemporary fiction, with limited coverage of the romance genre. The volume is separated into five sections, each based on an appeal characteristic: Story, Character, Setting, Mood, and Language. Each chapter or part begins with a definition of the characteristic and then has lists of subcategories, under which representative titles are arranged by author. The work also includes a combined index of titles and authors. Like others in the Read On . . . series, this book complements more formal genre guides and is intended to be used by readers as well as readers' advisors.--Marcus, Sara Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Read on series.
Subjects American fiction -- 21st century -- Bibliography.
American fiction -- 20th century -- Bibliography.
Women -- Fiction -- Bibliography.
American fiction -- Women authors -- Bibliography.
Women -- Books and reading -- United States.
Fiction in libraries -- United States.
Readers' advisory services -- United States.
Public libraries -- United States -- Book lists.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO,2009
Other Titles Women's fiction
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiv, 126 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781591586340 (acid-free paper)
1591586348 (acid-free paper)
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