NPR’s Morning Edition examines Jodi Picoult’s popularity, pointing out that she is unusual among bestselling authors,
When you think about blockbuster bestsellers, genres like mystery, crime and romance typically come to mind. Ethical or moral fiction? Not so much. But that’s how Jodi Picoult, who has 33 million copies of her books currently in circulation, describes her novels. So how did an author who writes about divisive issues get so popular?
Picoult’s latest book, Lone Wolf, debuted at #1 on the NYT Fiction Hardcover best seller list this week.