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April 8, 2006 | Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
Romance novelist Judith McNaught writes for women like herself -- smart women who want a break from reality by reading love stories with sophisticated dialogue, plotlines and characters. McNaught had never read a romance novel before accidentally buying one about 30 years ago, prompting her to seek material beyond the usual bodice-rippers. When she couldn't find it, she decided to write her own. She's been writing ever since.
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April 8, 2006 | Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
Romance novelist Judith McNaught writes for women like herself -- smart women who want a break from reality by reading love stories with sophisticated dialogue, plotlines and characters. McNaught had never read a romance novel before accidentally buying one about 30 years ago, prompting her to seek material beyond the usual bodice-rippers. When she couldn't find it, she decided to write her own. She's been writing ever since.
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March 30, 2003
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction LAST WEEK WEEKS ON LIST *--* *--* 1 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown: $21.95) 1 39 A murdered girl tells the story of her grieving family still learning to cope, the killer and the detective who hunts him 2 The King of Torts by John Grisham (Doubleday: $27.95) The 4 7 case of a young man charged in a street killing turns out to be tied to a conspiracy involving a pharmaceutical giant 3 Back Story by Robert B. Parker (Putnam: $24.95) Boston -- 1 P.I.
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May 14, 1995 | Ben Yagoda, Ben Yagoda teaches journalism at the University of Delaware, is the author of "Will Rogers: A Biography" and is working on a history of The New Yorker magazine
They are the lowest rung of the literary totem pole. Though their sales rack up an estimated $750 million annually, accounting for nearly 50% of the entire mass-market paperback industry, they rank below "literary" fiction, below mysteries, below science fiction, horror, Tom Clancy techno-thrillers, even Westerns. They are rarely, if ever, reviewed in the mainstream press. Some bookstores don't carry them. Never having read one in no way disqualifies you from having an opinion about them.
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