What’s behind a book’s genre?


When this New York Times bestselling author’s book was labeled as “women’s fiction,” it immediately shape the book's audience.

Janelle Brown scored yet another hit with her new novel, the twisty, suspenseful "Watch Me Disappear.” On “Salon Talks” she discussed the intersectionality of genre, which in her novel’s case spans the women’s fiction, thriller and mystery labels. Brown admits that there double meaning that comes with labeling books.“There's a categorization, which I get,” Brown said. “But it is weird when you have something designated as "women's fiction." What about men, especially since half the readers are men?”

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