[Library Media] After Jane Austen, then what?

LuAnn Staheli luann.staheli at nebo.edu
Wed Jan 23 08:06:47 MST 2013


If they like the romance aspect, I recommend Sarah M. Eden and Georgette
Hyer.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:16 AM, <georgeweight at integrity.com> wrote:

> Good suggestions, Bill. As with all other like inquiries, this question
> should be addressed with a series of other questions. (1) Which of Jane
> Austin's books did you like the best? (2) What did you like about it? (3)
> What did you learn from it? (3) Have you seen the video version? How did
> it compare? And so forth.
>
> Take, for example, "Pride and Prejudice." If that's the one the student
> mentions, did they like the romance? The satire? The social patterns and
> issues? The historical setting? They may not answer these directly, but
> you should be able to sense how their answers may relate to other
> literature. Johnathan Swift, for example, would be one for satire
> (Gulliver's Travels), and Charles Dickens for social issues ("Great
> Expectations," "Bleak House," "Little Dorrit", "David Copperfield", etc.).
> "Gone with the Wind" fills a bit of the historical romance interests. You
> get the idea.
>
> Librarians are in a unique position to deal with a student's individual
> interests and needs. That's one big reason we should always be alert to
> defend ourselves from those that consider us "book stampers" or "fine
> collectors."
>
> > One of my LA teachers says to have them try books by Gwen Bristow like
> > *Jubilee
> > Trail. *They have similar theme although slightly more "mature" in an
> > American setting.  She also suggests George Eliot books like *The Mill on
> > the Floss  *and *Adam Bede**  *or maybe even *Gone with the Wind*.
> > *
> > -Bill
> >
> > *
> > On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Paula Zsiray
> > <Paula.Zsiray at ccsdut.org>wrote:
> >
> >>  This is the question that has been presented to me by several students.
> >> "I have read all of Jane Austen's books, what other authors are
> >> similar?"
> >>
> >> I welcome any suggestions.
> >>
> >> thanks
> >>
> >> paula z
> >>
> >>
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Lu Ann Brobst Staheli
Library Media Specialist
Payson Jr. High
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