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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction-Paperback-ALA Editions-Default-The Library Marketplace

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

ALA Editions

  • $77.00

Jennifer S. Baker ISBN-13: 9780838911655 352 pages 
 6 x 9 

Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guide

  • Provides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and style
  • Covers the latest and most popular authors and titles
  • Discusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestions
  • Includes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resources
  • Offers marketing tips for getting the word out to readers

Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

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