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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.
- Pam Regis professor of literature at McDaniel College and author of "The Natural History of the Romance Novel" (Penn)
- Mary Jo Putney author of 26 romance novels
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