Jewish American Literature
|Imprint: Libraries Unlimited|
|Publication Date: 10/2004|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$55.00|| ||978-1-56308-984-8|
A Guide to Reading Interests
This groundbreaking work, the first readers' advisory guide to Jewish American literature, guides you in finding fiction and nonfiction books that match specific reading interests. More than 700 titles are categorized and described.
Jewish American literature covers a broad range of genres and literary works. Some of the United States' most compelling literature centers on the American Jewish experience; some of the most acclaimed authors write from the heart of their experience as Jewish Americans. This ground-breaking work is intended to guide readers and those who advise readers in selecting fiction and nonfiction books that match specific reading interests. It is the first readers' advisory guide to Jewish American literature. Like other titles in the Genreflecting Advisory Series, the book organizes titles by genre—mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, stories of romance, and literary fiction. In addition, there are chapters on holocaust literature and on biography/autobiography. More than 700 titles are categorized and described. Each chapter is further organized by subgenre and theme. Award-winning titles are noted, as are books that appeal to young adult readers and titles appropriate for book clubs and reading discussions. In addition, the author presents guidelines for building and maintaining a collection of Jewish literature, tips for advising readers, and lists of further resources for exploring the genre; making this a thorough and practical resource. Young adult and adult - Grades 9 and up.
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