"... He clutched her in a semi-muscular embrace"
November 21, 2008 1:40 PM Subscribe
Despite sagging paperback sales in the publishing industry, romance novels -- and particularly hen lit
-- fiction featuring older female heroines -- are thriving. In 2006, according to Romance Writers of America, 26.4% of all books sold were romances, generating $1.37 billion in sales.
In hen lit aka Matron literature
, heroines typically are over-40, widowed grandmothers whose romance yearnings are secondary to family, work, and hobbies.
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