Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Chapter 1A Sense of Place
Chapter 3The Journey
Chapter 4Getting there is Half the Fun
Chapter 5The Expatriate Life
Chapter 6Travel Humor
Chapter 7Travel Adventure