Now Read this II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990-2001, Volume 2

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Libraries Unlimited, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 300 pages
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Navigate the fascinating world of mainstream fiction! With emphasis on award-winning fiction, this companion guide to "Now Read This: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978-1998, " features more than 500 novels published between 1990 and 2001. Using the same easy-access organization that made the original so popular, this book includes more than 400 new entries and several features that enable you to discover new reads and read-alikes based on an appeal-characteristics approach to the literature. Never again shy of an answer to Can you recommend a good book? you will find this to be an indispensable resource and tool.

 

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If I wasn't already trying to read over 5,000 books I would attempt to read every book indexed in Now Read This. Here's the thing about this guide (to Mainstream Fiction, 1978 - 1998), it's not just a ... Read full review

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Pearl, Nancy. Now Read This II: a guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990 - 2001. Greenwood village, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2002. Now Read This II is set up much like Now Read This I and why shouldn ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
Introduction
ix
Mainstream Fiction Today
xvii
Setting
1
Story
23
Characters
67
Language
145
How to Create a Dynamic Book Club
165
Book Awards
169
Bridges to Genre Fiction
171
AuthorTitle Index
175
Subject Index
209
AuthorTitle Index from Now Read This
253
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NANCY PEARL is Director of the Washington Center for the Book and Collection Development Specialist at Seattle Public Library, Washington. She was also named winner of the 2003 Washington Humanities Award.

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