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From the Publisher"Useful as a reference for readers' advisors in public and school libraries, this work offers brief descriptions of about 450 published memoirs, from classic to recent bestsellers. Titles are grouped together by their emphasis on character, story, setting, language, and mood, and further divided into sections on topics such as unusual childhoods, coming of age, life-altering experiences, life in rural America, various occupations, travel, spiritual journeys, family relationships, and struggling with mental illness. The book is indexed by author, title, location, era, profession, ethnicity, and genre. Reisner is a librarian specializing in readers' advisory services."
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"Like others in the series, this is a readers'-advisory title that could be handed off to patrons to browse on their own—if you can get it away from the librarian. With both a detailed table of contents and an excellent index, this is a must-have tool for public libraries."
"Award-winning author Reisner, drawing on her experience and familiarity with the genre, provides with this annotated bibliography an especially useful addition to Libraries Unlimited's readers' advisory series Read On. . . . a good . . . resource for public libraries of all sizes for both reference and collection development."
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