I’m astonished to discover 39 — 39! — study guides for The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. on BookRags.com: lesson plans, essay topic suggestions, tests (and answers) … the list goes on and on.

[Note: on the BookRags.com site, search “Sandra Gulland”—in quotations.]

The guides aren’t cheap, but just glancing at the suggestions, they seem solid (to me, decidedly not a teacher).

What is your opinion? Are they a rip-off, or do they offer solid value? 

I’ve heard from teachers who have used Josephine B. in both High School and University courses. I think Josephine B. would be a great study tool, and apparently others think so as well. I’d love to find out how to promote this somehow. Any ideas?