Books: Don't Stir

THE CHERRY IN THE MARTINI by Rona Jaffe. 191 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.50.

Once upon a time Rona Jaffe made cream-cheese-and-jelly sandwiches out of saltines, library paste and red ink. Another greedy little girl ate them and told Mother, and Mother complained to the principal that Rona was a brat. Little Rona was then ten years of age. She has since more or less grown up into her tristful 30s and written a mildly brattish, mildly famous book called The Best of Everything (TIME, Sept. 15, 1958), which bore down rather heavily on...

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