Women's fiction : a guide to popular reading interests
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
|Series||Genreflecting advisory series.|
-- 21st century
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
xv, 233 pages ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|ISBN||9781598849202 (hardback : acid-free paper)
1598849204 (hardback : acid-free paper)