From Noreen Malone at the New Republic
In the mid-1800s, the English-speaking world was mad for tales of bigamy—the original spouse either hiding in the attic or just back from the colonies. The culprit was Jane Eyre, which set off a micro-genre of copycat books. Below, a few more recent examples of breakout authors and their sincerest flatterers.
Link to sure-fire bestseller formulae at the New Republic. Try your hand at mix-n-match for something just like everything else only different.
From guest blogger Bridget McKenna