xvi, 335 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-294) and indexes.
A wall of portraits, a hall of doors -- Talking with historical fiction readers -- Historical fiction by time period -- Historical fiction by place -- Biographical historical fiction -- Historical fiction by subject -- Culture, ethnicity, religion and gender in historical fiction -- Historical fiction and other genres -- Expanding readers' advisory services -- Keeping current, staying relevant -- Appendix A. How to read a novel in just minutes / by Georgine Olson -- Appendix B. Literary historical fiction and classics for book groups -- Appendix C> Form-based readers' advisory : a list of libraries / by Barry Trott.
Historical fiction is usually described by time, place, individual name, or topic. But many historical subgenres are co-opted into genres such as mystery, romance, and science fiction. Baker helps librarians focus on the aspects of historical fiction that draw readers in, and shows how to identify them quickly enough to make educated suggestions.
083891165X (print : alk. paper)
9780838911655 (print : alk. paper)
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