Romance Novels

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 11:00 a.m.
Romance Novels

Romance novels offer love stories and optimistic endings. Literary snobs may think of romance fiction as cheesy, softcore porn for housewives. But more than half of all paperback fiction sold in North America is in the romance category...

Romance novels offer love stories and optimistic endings. Literary snobs may think of romance fiction as cheesy, softcore porn for housewives. But more than half of all paperback fiction sold in North America is in the romance category. Diane and her guests talk about the allure of this literary pleasure.

Guests

Mary Jo Putney

author of 26 romance novels

Pam Regis

professor of literature at McDaniel College and author of "The Natural History of the Romance Novel" (Penn)

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