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Tennessee Libraries book review section provides evaluative reviews for current publications related to all aspects of Tennessee. If you are interested in reviewing any of the available titles, or would like to suggest additional titles for review, please contact the book reviews editor, Wendy Doucette, at

Books available for review

Reviews must be between 300 to 500 words in length and should comment on the following elements as appropriate:

Scope - describe the overall content and purpose of the book 
Authorship - credentials, affiliations, point of view 
Accuracy - authoritative nature of the information 
Arrangement - unique features, index, appendices 
Readership - describe the intended audience 
Critical evaluation - limitations and/or contribution to the field 
Recommendation - which types of libraries should purchase 

Reviews must be submitted in electronic format . The editor reserves the right to edit for length, as well as for consistency in language and style. Please include your name, position title, institutional affiliation at the end of the review. Also include your email if you would like to receive reader questions and feedback.

Upon requesting a title, you will be asked to submit your review within 4-6 weeks to the book reviews editor. Please contact the book reviews editor, Wendy Doucette, with questions.

Every effort will be made for timely publication of your review; however, it may take 6-9 months or more for it to appear.

For publishers and authors

Mail review copies and other correspondence to:

Wendy Doucette
East Tennessee State University
Box 70665
Johnson City, TN 37614


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