Friday, June 26, 2009

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (book)

Saricks, J.G. (2009). The readers' advisory guide to genre fiction.
Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers’ advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres, providing

•Key authors and themes within 15 genres
•An explanation as to how the different genres overlap
•The elements of fiction most likely to entice readers

Provocative and spirited, The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 2nd Edition offers hands-on strategies for librarians who want to become experts at figuring out what their readers are seeking and how to match books with those interests.
(book description)