Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

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ABC-CLIO, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 572 pages
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Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. "Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives" meets that demand, helping librarians assist patrons in finding the nonfiction books that most interest them. It will also serve to help users better understand the genre and their own reading interests.

The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre in its seven chapters, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to genres and broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. The author has also identified award-winning titles and spotlighted further resources on travel lit, making this work an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.

 

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Another valuable but quick to date title from the series, Real Stories. Certainly a librarian’s helper, this publication suggests titles in various genres about travel. However, with the political and ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1A Sense of Place
1
Chapter 2Quests
81
Chapter 3The Journey
157
Chapter 4Getting there is Half the Fun
247
Chapter 5The Expatriate Life
301
Chapter 6Travel Humor
347
Chapter 7Travel Adventure
385
Travel Narrative Book Awards
427
AuthorTitle Index
433
Place Index
485
Subject Index
531
About the Author
573
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Robert Burgin, PhD, is a consultant to libraries and a former professor at North Carolina Central University's School of Library and Information Sciences.

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