The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

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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, as well as covering the latest and most popular authors and titles
  • Explores the genre in terms of its scope, style, and appeal
  • 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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Jennifer Baker earned her master's degree in librarianship at the University of Washington and now works at the Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department as a reference and readers' advisory librarian. Baker currently services on the Listen List Award committee, sponsored by the Reference and User Services (RUSA) division of the American Library Association, and she has also served on the Reading List Council. She reviews historical suspense for Booklist, serves on the consulting team for EBSCO Publishing's Adult Core Collection, and is the author of several readers' advisory articles in Library Journal, NoveList, and Reference and User Services Quarterly.

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"These entries are concise and informative, with suggestions for further reading for fans of individual authors and series. As such, this book also functions as a primer on readers' advisory services, helping librarians understand its scope and practice. To be an effective readers' advisor, one must not only be a reader but maintain an awareness of genre, trends, and resources for keeping current. Librarians will find this book most informative, but it may have an off-label use by scholars of historical fiction as a resource to identify and classify titles of interest for research and teaching." --Choice

"A must-have overview ... The totality of historical fiction could keep a bibliophile immersed for a generation. Baker's insights provide a valuable tool for aiding the reluctant, ESL, or at-risk learner. By pinpointing distinct interests, the text enables librarians, parents, homeschoolers, and teachers to fit book to reader." --Voices Of Youth Advocacy

"Deserves to be picked up by anyone who provides readers' advisory on a regular basis ... This book is clear and well written, and provides an amazing, fresh look at the world of historical fiction." --Reference Reviews

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