Monday, August 27, 2007

Reader's Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Wyatt, Neal. The Reader's Advisory Guide to Nonfiction. Chicago: ALA, 2007 025.54 Wyatt ISBN: 0-8389-0936-1
The author focuses on eight popular categories of nonfiction: history, true crime, true adventure, science, memoir, cooking, travel and sports. For each, she explains the subject's scope, popularity, major authors and works and position in readers' advisory interviews. She explains the hows and whys of offering fiction and nonfiction suggestions together, ways to get up to speed fast in nonfiction, and provides toos for building nonfiction subject guides for the collection. This work includes hands-on guides to nonfiction bibliographies, key authors, benchmark books, and core collections.