Bookends: Apr. 28, 1986

I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN

by Judith Krantz

Crown; 437 pages; $18.95

"Maxi squirmed in her Calvin Klein jockstrap. They'd added a new dimension to her sex life. Was she a pervert?" The question could only be put by Judith Krantz, back again with her patented blend of eavesdropping and name dropping. Her heroine, Maxi Amberville ("her surpassingly green eyes, the precise color of Imperial Jade"), is the customary flaring, rich, tousled, naughty, gorgeous protean number. This time she is a publishing vicereine with a field of ex-husbands, a bewitching mother, a homosexual brother, a heterosexual near-blind brother, and an eleven-year-old daughter by...

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