Women s Fiction A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

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.

Author: Rebecca Vnuk

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610695381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
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Genreflecting

This guide for librarians begins by placing readers' advisory services in the library into context, reviewing related theory and research, and explaining how the landscape of genre plays a central role in readers' advisory service.

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 1598848410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
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Genreflecting

Rebecca Vnuk Women's Fiction—this subset of General Fiction can be hard to define and, in fact, has not traditionally been seen as a separate genre—is more of a reading interest, if anything. Steady gains in popularity, however, ...

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
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Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

The purpose of Genreflecting is to guide readers to their next enjoyable read, to help readers and the librarians they may ask to recover the titles and authors of books they read and love when they want to find them again, and to play ...

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
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Teen Genreflecting A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide 4th Edition

Recent Titles in Genreflecting Advisory Series Diana Tixier Herald , Series Editor Urban Grit : A Guide to Street Lit ... Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald , Editors Women's Fiction : A Guide to Popular Reading Interests Rebecca Vnuk ...

Author: Sarah Flowers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Teen Genreflecting serves as a guide to contemporary teen fiction, encompassing every genre and format, including graphic novels, scrapbook-formatted books, verse novels, historical fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and more. Teen literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the publishing world. Not only are teens continuing to read for pleasure, but many adults have discovered the joys of teen literature. As part of the Genreflecting Advisory Series, Teen Genreflecting provides librarians with a road map to the vibrant and diverse body of literature focusing on recent fiction for teens, organizing and describing some 1,300 titles, most published within the past ten years, along with perennial classics. The authors indicate where each title fits in the genre scheme; its subject matter, format, and general reading level; and any pertinent awards. They also provide advice on readers' advisory services to teens, descriptions of genres and subgenres, and lists of favorites for each genre. As with previous editions, this guide will prove invaluable to librarians building their teen collections and will help them assist teens in finding the books they love, no matter what genre. Helps librarians find the right book for their teen users Helps librarians develop current, diverse, and robust teen collections Provides libraries with a comprehensive list of recent teen fiction Provides students or professionals new to YA lit with a detailed overview of contemporary YA genre fiction
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Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Diana Tixier Herald, Series Editor Primary Genreflecting: A Guide to Picture Books and Easy Readers Susan ... A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, Seventh Edition Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald, Editors Women's Fiction: A Guide to ...

Author: Michael Pawuk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
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Encountering Enchantment A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens 2nd Edition

... Life: A Guide to Realistic Fiction for Teens Rachel L. Wadham Primary Genreflecting: A Guide to Picture Books and ... Guide to Popular Reading Interests, Seventh Edition Cynthia Orr and Diana Tixier Herald, Editors Women's Fiction: ...

Author: Susan Fichtelberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440834516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points
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Romance Fiction A Guide to the Genre 2nd Edition

Now dated, this is one of the first attempts at providing an overview of the popular Romance Genre and is primarily of historical interest. Mussell, Kay. Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide.

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject
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The Weeding Handbook

Rebecca Vnuk has a high profile in the library community as a librarian, consultant, workshop presenter, speaker, writer, ... and coauthor (with Nanette Donohue) of Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2013).

Author: Rebecca Vnuk

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838913277

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 216

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“No! We can’t rid of that!” Vnuk, author of the popular “Weeding Tips” column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can. A library is an ever-changing organism; when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users. Her handbook takes the guesswork out of this delicate but necessary process, giving public and school library staff the knowledge and the confidence to effectively weed any collection, of any size. Going through the proverbial stacks shelf by shelf, Vnuk Explains why weeding is important for a healthy library, demonstrating that a vibrant collection leads to robust circulation, which in turn affects library budgetsWalks readers through a library’s shelves by Dewey area, with recommended weeding criteria and call-outs in each area for the different considerations of large collections and smaller collectionsFeatures a chapter addressing reference, media, magazines and newspapers, e-books, and other special materialsShows how a solid collection development plan uses weeding as an ongoing process, making it less stressful and more productiveOffers guidance for determining how to delegate responsibility for weeding, plus pointers for getting experienced staff on boardGives advice for educating the community about the process, how to head off PR disasters, and what to do with weeded materialsIncludes a dozen sample collection development plans, easily adaptable to suit a library’s individual needsFilled with field-tested, no nonsense strategies, this handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use.
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The Slow Book Revolution Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond Meagan Lacy. Zauha, Janelle M. 1993. ... Genrefied Classics: A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature. ... Women's Fiction: A Guide to Further Reading 151.

Author: Meagan Lacy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs
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Crash Course in Readers Advisory

Women's. Vnuk, Rebecca, and Nanette Donohue. 2013. WomenÊs Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Zellers, Jessica. 2009. WomenÊs Nonfiction: A Guide to Reading Interests.

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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One of the key services librarians provide is helping readers find books they'll enjoy. This "crash course" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at readers' advisory (RA) for adults and teens. • Serves as a practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one introduction to a subject that is essential for librarians working in the field • Summarizes the best practices of readers' advisory service and the best tools for readers' advisors • Introduces tools for identifying read-alikes and discusses new trends and approaches in readers' advisory • Includes lists of the best sources for further reading for those who wish to delve more deeply into a subject • Can serve as a text or manual for in-service training or be used as supplementary reading in LIS courses
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Woman s Fiction

"This book traces the birth, growth, and decline of a genre of popular fiction that dominated American literary taste for at least a generation - a genre created by women and directed at them"--Cover.

Author: Nina Baym

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015035323164

Category: American fiction

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"This book traces the birth, growth, and decline of a genre of popular fiction that dominated American literary taste for at least a generation - a genre created by women and directed at them"--Cover.
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Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

The books in this series are written from the “reading interest” point of view. ... and Badguys: A Reader's Guide to Adventure/Suspense Fiction, 2004 Canadian Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests, 2005 Caught Up In Crime: A Reader's ...

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
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Woman s Fiction

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing.

Author: Nina Baym

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025206285X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on the works of a dozen especially productive and successful writers. Woman's ......
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Card, O.S. How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy; Writer's Digest Books: Cincinnati, OH, 2001. ... Genrefecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 6th Ed.; Herald, D.T., Ed.; Libraries Unlimited: Westport, CT/ London, U.K., 2006; ...

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

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The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
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Genrefied Classics

A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature Tina Frolund roar veniui n en romanc Re - discover the classics - and ... and More Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests , Sixth Edition Canadian Fiction A Guide to Reading ...

Author: Tina Frolund

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015069371527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.
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Arguing for a General Framework for Mass Media Scholarship

In her book written primarily for local public librarians,Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, Diana Herald ... Christian (romance, biblical, historical, speculative), and the newly emerging genre of women's fiction.

Author: W. James Potter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452278728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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"Arguing for a General Framework for Mass Media Scholarship challenges scholars and students to consider and reconsider what we know about media and how we think about media. As such, the book provides an important framework for thinking about knowledge—regardless of the discipline... The text provides all of the necessary tools to move the field forward in a way that will increase the rigor of the work being done and augment the overall profile of the discipline." –Dana Mastro, University of Arizona In this groundbreaking book, W. James Potter presents an innovative perspective to media scholars and students who are frustrated with the fragmentation of research findings across so many journals, books, and fields. Arguing for a General Framework for Mass Media Scholarship presents a clear plan for a more efficient way to build knowledge about the mass media so that it can be better organized and made more useful. Key Features Conducts an in-depth analysis of mass media scholarship's four major facets of effects, content, audiences, and organizations Presents a significant shift in conceptualizing media effects and ways research can be conducted to generate more useful knowledge about media influence Develops "narrative line" as a tool to guide analyses about how content decisions are made by producers Synthesizes a system of explanation about why audiences attend to certain messages and how individuals construct meaning from those messages Incorporates an analysis of mass media organizations to provide greater context of understanding messages and their effects on individuals and macro units in society "The book will play an important role in providing structure to a broad, fragmented discipline. I believe it will, at the very least, create important dialogues about what we now know/understand about areas of mass media, and where we should move as a discipline... This book is clearly a 'call to arms' for mass media scholars to ratchet up the quality of research (and what we know), to see the interconnections within and among strands of scholarship, and to move forward in a more efficient, organized manner. Professor Potter should be commended for this." —Roger Cooper, Ohio University "This book is...that call to action that comes forward every few years, to wake us up and challenge our ways of doing things, not by being radical, but via synthesis... I've been waiting for several years for a book like this." —Sahara Byrne, Cornell University
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Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults

A Teachers'and Librarians ' Guide to Nonstereotyped Children's Literature , 137 General Science Index , 199.3 Genre Favorites for Young Adults , 504 Genreflecting : A Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction , 505 Giagnocavo ...

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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Offers 600 entries for bibliographies
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Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium sized Libraries and Media Centers

Genreflecting : A Guide to Popular Reading Interests . 6th ed . ... crime , adventure , science fiction , horror , and an additional genre , Christian fiction , plus a chapter on the emerging genres of women's literature and chick lit.

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591585260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology
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Genre

... as 'A Guide to Popular Reading Interests' and directed primarily at librarians in the United States. Its working premise is the assumption that the genres of popular fiction are in some sense more 'generic' than 'literary fiction'.

Author: John Frow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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This second edition of John Frow’s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of interpretation by genre the uses of genre in teaching. John Frow’s lucid exploration of this fascinating concept has become essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies, and the second edition expands on the original to take account of recent debates in genre theory and the emergence of digital genres.
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