Occupational Fiction

Work-Related Fiction (Berwyn Public Library, IL): 8-page PDF. Author, title, publication year and summary for 65 novels that focus on or feature someone's job, career, occupation, from Harriette Arnow's The Dollmaker to Lisa Wingate's Lone Star Cafe.

Books About Working and Jobs (Jennifer Lohmann, Fiction-L): Compiled July 2007. About 75 non-fiction titles and 12 fiction titles. Author and title only.

Odd Jobs (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Title, author, summary for about 45 novels, including mysteries, from Jiro Adachi's The Island of Bicycle Dancers to Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist.

Unusual Occupations in Romance Novels (Romantic Times): Author, title, publisher, odd job listed for about 35 romance novels. Occupations include psychic, asylum nurse, rat catcher, fireworks maker, etc. Compiled 2000.

Occupational Fiction: Business and Services (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Executives and Financiers; Insurance Investigators; Factory Workers; Builders and Engineers; Beauticians; Domestic Help; Hoteliers and Restauranteurs. Title, author, summary for about 40 novels in all, including some mysteries.

Office (Overbooked): 'Work, workers, the workplace, corporate world, etc. Office romances, politics and more.' These books have received starred reviews from the major reviewing sources. Author, title, publication info, brief reviews for about a dozen titles, from Flippin' the Script by Aisha Ford to The Ax by Donald Westlake. Updated Feb. 2007.

Occupational Fiction: Science and Medicine (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Archaeologists; Biologists; Chemists; Geologists; Mathematicians; Physicists; Physicians; Coroners; Dentists; Psychologists; and Veterinarians. Title, author, summary for about 40 novels in all, including some mysteries.

Archaeology in Fiction (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author, title, and country of setting listed for about 45 books and series featuring archaeology or archaeologists; some fiction, some science-fiction and fantasy, many mysteries. From Ariadne's Children by Roderick Beaton to The Prophetess by Barbara Wood.

Six Feet Under (Overbooked): These books have received starred reviews from the major reviewing sources. Author, title, publication info, brief reviews, and sometimes external links for more than 20 fiction and nonfiction titles about undertakers and undertaking (inspired by the HBO TV series of the same name). Updated June 2007.

Six Feet Under: Titles about undertakers and undertaking (Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, KS): Author, title, summary for 17 novels, from Final Arrangements by Miles Keaton Andrew to The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, plus 10 nonfiction titles.

Occupational Fiction: Law and Order (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Lawyers and Judges; Firefighters; Cops; FBI Agents; Private Investigators. Title, author, summary for about 40 novels in all, including some mysteries.

Firefighters in Fiction (Lansing PL, IL): 7-page PDF. Author, title, summary for about 25 novels, from A Time for Love by Joye Ames to The Perfect Match by Susan May Warren. Compiled Sept. 2004, updated Sept. 2005.

Fire (Overbooked): 'Fiction (all genres) and Nonfiction about fire, arson, and firemen/firewomen.' These books have received starred reviews from the major reviewing sources. Author, title, publication info, brief reviews, and sometimes external links for about 20 fiction and nonfiction titles. Updated March 2007.

Rescue Workers (Reader's Advice): Stories involving 'firefighters, EMTs, search-and-rescue teams, and other first responders and rescue workers.' Author, title, Amazon link for 15 novels and one series. Compiled 2003, updated 2006.

Handyman Fiction (Sarah E. Brown, Fiction-L): Compiled Feb. 2002. Almost 30 books/series listed, from Lisa Tawn Bergren's Torchlight to Valerie Wolzien's Josie Pigeon series. Author and title only.

Nuts and Bolts Novels (Sarah Flowers, Fiction-L): Novels of engineers and engineering. Compiled Jan. 1997. Author and title only for 18 novels.

Teachers in Fiction (Jasper County Public Library, IN): Author and title only (no summaries) for about 20 novels featuring teachers, from Bess Streeter Aldrich's Miss Bishop to Jane Roberts Wood's The Train to Estelline.

Governesses in Fiction (Evanston PL, IL): Author, title, pulication year, webcat link, and summary for about 25 novels, from Mary Balogh's A Chance Encounter to Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne.

Journalists and Newscasters (Lisa Colcord, Fiction-L): Compiled March 2007. Author and title for about 50 novels or series featuring journalists and newscasters, from Sheryl Anderson's Molly Forrester series to Kate Wilhelm's The Price of Silence.

Occupational Fiction: Academia and Religion (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Teachers and Professors, Librarians, and Clergy. Title, author, summary for about 45 novels in all (mostly teachers and clergy), including some mysteries.

The Clergy: An Ecumenical Booklist (AART, Rolling Meadows Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, and page count for 12 novels featuring clergy, from William E. Barrett's Lillies of the Field to AN Wilson's Vicar of Sorrows.

Presidential Fiction Booklist (Lincoln City Libraries, NE): A list of about 70 'prominent novels featuring U.S. presidents and their families in fictional tales,' listed chronologically by term of office of president. Author, title, webcat link. Also offers list of about 20 novels featuring fictional presidents, with webcat links. Created 2000, updated 2004.

Presidential Fiction (Tom McGibney, Marin County Free Library, CA): Author, title, publication year, summary, and webcat link for about 20 recommended books, from Absolute Power by David Baldacci to Deep as the Marrow by F. Paul Wilson. Updated July 2007.

Presidential Fiction (Heights Libraries, Cleveland Heights, OH): Author, title, summary, book cover image, and webcat link for about 20 books. Compiled 2001.

Presidents in Fiction (Omaha Public Library, NE): Lists author, title, and president for nine fictional works on U.S. presidents. Similarly for 10 books about first ladies.

Presidential Fiction Titles (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Author and title only (no summaries) for over 50 novels about U.S. presidents, plus a list of selected nonfiction about U.S. presidents. Updated Jan. 2007.

Occupational Fiction: Government and Military (Northbrook Public Library, IL): Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Politicians, Government Agents, Secret Service, Intelligence Agents, Astronauts, and Military. Title, author, summary for about 40 novels in all, including some mysteries.

Occupational Fiction: Arts and Entertainment (Northbrook Public Library, IL): Lists fiction titles in these sub-categories: Painters and Art Historians; Musicians; Athletes; Actors and Filmmakers; Journalists and Writers. Title, author, summary for about 45 novels in all, including some mysteries.

Pirates!(Cheryl Hassler, Wolfner Library, MO): Books featuring 'high seas adventure and swash-buckling pirates.' Author, title, summary for about 25 books.

Pirates (Overbooked): These books have received starred reviews from the major reviewing sources. Author, title, publication info, brief reviews, and sometimes external links for 12 fiction titles, plus a list of about 35 more novels (classics, romance, other fiction with pirates) and a list of several nonfiction titles and several fiction titles for 'kids of all ages.' Updated May 2007.

Pirates (Madison Public Library, WI): Author, title, webcat link for about 35 non-fiction titles, followed by a list of about 25 fiction titles. Updated April 2007.