Posted on June 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What's hot in the fiction world right now? Something old and something new.

NPR dropped by a romance book club in a Baltimore bookstore to find out the factors behind romance's continued sales surge.

Specifically, according to Publishers' Weekly, romance print copies rose by 52 percent in 2022, while book sales overall actually dropped.

Hear (or read) what avid romance readers had to say about their genre's appeal.

But we've had love stories basically as long as we've had stories.

What we're only recently seeing, notes the Guardian, are novels about menopause.

Lisa Allardice talks to several writers, including Joanne Harris and Kirsten Miller, who are featuring menopause in their fiction in all its ups and downs — and then some.

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