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Nora Roberts

Written on: June 22nd, 2009 by: in NewsReviews

This week’s New Yorker magazine includes a lengthy profile of the prolific author Nora Roberts. You can see current issues of the New Yorker, along with hundreds of other popular magazines (including Consumer Reports) online through EBSCO’s MasterFile- log in to the Delaware Library Catalog with your library card and PIN, then select “Research Databases/EBSCO” to access all of the subscription resources available to your and every other library card holder.

Here are a few nuggets from the profile- Roberts sounds like a fascinating character:

  • Roberts, a romance novelist who also writes futuristic police procedurals under the name J.D. Robb, has published a hundred and eighty-two novels.
  • In a typical year, she publishes five “new Noras”: two installments of a paperback original trilogy; two J.D. Robb books; and each summer, the “big Nora”—a hardcover standalone romance novel.
  • Twenty-seven Nora Roberts books are sold every minute.
  • “She has a dirty mouth, a smoker’s voice, and a closet full of Armani.”

If you have a Delaware Library Catalog card, you can also click here to read reviews and read-alikes from EBSCO’s NoveList book review website (although there are enough Roberts/Robb books to keep most voracious readers busy enough not to need an alternate!)