Women's fiction : a guide to popular reading interests

by Vnuk, Rebecca,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z1231.W85 V589 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  Z1231.W85 V589 2013

Offering a fresh perspective on women's fiction for a broad reading audience--fans as well as librarians--this book defines and maps the genre, and describes hundreds of relevant titles.

Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests celebrates the books in this broad genre--titles that explore the lives of female protagonists, with a focus on their relationships with family, friends, and lovers.

After a brief introductory history and a chapter that defines the characteristics of women's fiction, the author showcases annotations and suggestions of approximately 300 titles by more than 100 authors. She explains how women's fiction differs from romance fiction, enabling readers to appreciate this rich body of literature that encompasses titles as diverse as Meg Cabot's lighthearted chick lit to the more serious novels of Elizabeth Berg and Maeve Binchy. The book identifies some of the most popular and enduring women's fiction authors and titles, and provides invaluable reading lists and readalike suggestions that will be appreciated by both librarians and general readers.

Additional Information
Series Genreflecting advisory 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, California :2013
Contributors Donohue, Nanette, author.
Language English
Description xv, 233 pages ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9781598849202 (hardback : acid-free paper)
1598849204 (hardback : acid-free paper)
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