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Pearl, Nancy

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  • Creator Nancy Pearl
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Seattle : Sasquatch Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2003]
    • ©2003
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 287 pages ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9781570613814, 1570613818
  • OCLC ocm52092008

Summary

  • Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

Notes

  • Includes index.

Contents

  • A...My Name is Alice -- Academia: The Joke -- Academic Mysteries -- Action Heroines -- Adventure by the Book: Fiction -- Adventure by the Book: Nonfiction -- Africa: Today and yesterday -- African American Fiction: He Say -- African American Fiction: She Say -- African Colonialism: Fiction -- African Literature in English -- Aging -- American History: Nonfiction -- American History: Fiction -- Ameican Indian Literature -- Armchair Travel -- Art Appreciation -- Asian American Experiences -- Astronomical Ideas -- Australian Fiction -- Babies: a Readers Guide -- Balkan Specters -- Hamilton Basso: Too Good to Miss -- BBB: Best Business Books -- Bicycling -- Biographical Novels -- Bird Brains -- Black Humor -- Bomb Makers -- Books abdout Books -- Boys Coming of Age -- Brothers and Sisters -- Frederick Busch: Too Good to Miss -- California, Here We Come -- Canadian Fiction -- Cat Crazy -- Chick Lit -- China Voices -- Christmas Books for the Whole Family to Read -- Civil War Fiction -- Civil War Nonfiction -- The Classical World -- Cold War Spy Fiction -- Companion Reads -- Les Crimes Noir -- Cuba Si! -- Cyberspace.com -- Czech it Out -- A Dickens of a Tale -- Dinosaur Hunting -- Do Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)? -- Dreaming of Africa -- Ecofiction -- Elvis on My Mind -- Epistolary Novels: Take a Letter -- Essaying Essays -- Families in Trouble -- Fathers and Daughters -- Fathers and Sons -- First Lines to Remember -- First Novels -- Flying Above the Clouds -- Food for Thought -- George Fraser: Too Good to Miss -- Gay and Lesbian Fiction: Out of the Closet -- Gear Up for Gardening -- Genuine Genes -- A Geography of Family and Place -- Ghost Stories -- Girls Growing Up -- Graphic Novels -- Great Dogs in Fiction -- Grit Lit -- Growing Writers -- Robert Heinlein: Too Good to Miss -- Help Yourself -- Here Be Dragons: The First Explorers and Expeditions -- Historical Fiction Around the World -- Historical Fiction for Kids of All ages -- Humor -- I love a Mystery -- Intriguing Novels -- Irish Fiction -- The Islamic World -- Islands, Desert, and Otherwise -- Italian American writers -- Japanese Fiction -- The Jewish American Experience -- Ward Just: Too Good to Miss -- King Arthur -- Kitchen-Sink Poetry -- P.F. Kluge: Too Good to Miss -- Mark Kurlansky: Too Good to Miss -- Lady Travelers -- Latin American Fiction -- Jonathan Lethem: Too Good to Miss -- Elinor Lipman:Too Good to Miss -- Lost Weekends -- Magical Realism -- Ian McEwan: Too Good to Miss -- Mechanical Men, Robots, Automatons, and Deep Blue -- Memoirs -- Mexican Fiction -- Te Middle East -- Merle Miller: Too Good to Miss -- Montana: In the Big Sky Country -- The Moon's My Destination -- Mothers and Daughters -- Mothers and Sons -- Iris Murdoch: Too Good to Miss -- Music and Musicians -- My Own Private Dui -- New Mexico -- New Orleans -- New York, New York -- 9/11 -- Lewis Nordan: Too Good to Miss -- Not Only for Kids: Fantasies for Grown-ups -- 100 Good Reads, Decade by Decade -- Our Primates, Ourselves -- Passage to India -- Pawns of History -- People You Ought to Meet -- Physicians Writing More Than Prescriptions -- Poetry: A Novel Idea -- Polish Poems and Prose -- Politics of Fiction -- The Post Modern Condition -- Richard Powers: Too Good to Miss -- Presidential Biographies -- Prose by Poets -- Pym's Cup Runneth Over -- Real Characters -- Van Reid and the Moosepath League: Too Good to Miss -- Riding the Rails: Railroad History -- Rivers of Words -- Road Novels -- Romance Novels: Our Love is Here to Stay -- Roman-Fleuves -- Russian Heavies -- Science Books (for the Interested but Apprehensive Layperson -- Science Fisction, Fantasy, and Horror -- Sea Stories -- Sex and the SIngle Reader -- Short Stories -- Shrinks and Shrinkees -- Southern Fiction -- Spies and Spymasters: The Really Real Unreal World of Intelligence -- Sports and Games -- Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe: Too Good to Miss -- Take Me out to the Ballgame -- Teachers and Teaching Tales -- Techno-Thrillers -- Texas: A Lone Star State of Mind -- Ross Thomas: Too Good to Miss -- Three-Hanky Reads -- Gore Vidal's Historical Novels:Too Good to Miss -- Vietnam -- Western Fiction -- Western Memoirs -- What a (Natural) Disaster -- What a Trial that Was! -- Wild Life -- Connie Willis: Too Good to Miss -- Womens Friendships -- Words to The Wise -- World War I Fiction -- World War I Nonfiction -- World War II Fiction -- World War II Nonfiction -- Zen Buddhism and Meditation -- Zero: This Will Mean Nothing to You -- Index
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