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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (ALA Readers'… (edition 2009)

by Joyce G. Saricks

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Title:The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (ALA Readers' Advisory)
Authors:Joyce G. Saricks
Info:Amer Library Assn Editions (2009), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 402 pages
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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction by Joyce G. Saricks



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Very useful and easy to read and reference. The only problem is it made my to-read list explode. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
A guide to readers' advisory for fifteen genres. Especially useful are the lists in each chapter of benchmark authors, introductory authors in each genre for readers of different genres, and recommended authors for readers of the genre wanting to try another genre. ( )
  Unreachableshelf | Feb 7, 2013 |
This is the first book for class that I will not be selling back. Saricks does a phenomenal job of explaining the differences in genres, the characteristics of each (which were really neat to learn, and sometimes you just don't notice even reading them), she recommends authors for each genre, gives some history of the genres, lists common authors in the genres and more. It's so easy to read, so well broken down and an excellent buy! ( )
  Poemyhero | Apr 28, 2011 |
For older teens involved in book clubs or online discussion groups, the teacher librarian is often unfamiliar with every single genre the teens are (unless you are the author of this book). You want to act intelligent when you have read one or two title of a particular genre or worse, none at all! Cheat. Folks before you have defined the genre, talked about the kinds of plots to expect, and best of all, suggest a variety of authors and title to consume. So, have several of these genre books on your hidden shelf and pump up your knowledge to quickly respond like any teacher librarian who has read every title on the shelf and on her Kindle. Of course you could help a read cheat, but do you want to let out all your secrets? This book covers adrenaline grabbers, emotions genres, intellect genres, and landscape genres as umbrellas for more specific topics such as westerns, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, psychological suspense, mysteries, literary fiction, women’s lives and relationships, romance, horror, thrillers, suspense, romantic suspense, and adventure. Ah, heck. Share this with your voracious readers and have a discussion about what the author recommends and whether she really got the genre right. Voracious readers make good collection developers! Hint: Older readers also equates with faculty members who are readers!
  davidloertscher | Jul 29, 2009 |
An excellent reference book for librarians. ( )
  theeclecticreview | Dec 16, 2008 |
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Covering fifteen popular genres, each chapter includes a definition of the genre, its characteristics and appeal elements (such as character development, story line, and frame), and its key authors and subgenres.

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