Belva Plain, Novelist, Dies at 95

Belva Plain, Novelist, Dies at 95 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com:

Belva Plain, who became a best-selling author at age 59 and whose multigenerational family sagas of Jewish-American life won a loyal readership in the millions, died on Tuesday at her home in Short Hills, N.J. She was 95.

OK, so her fiction wasn’t the most high-brow stuff. But reading Belva Plain’s novels was always near the top of my “guilty pleasures” list.