Thursday, June 27, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: No room for Judith Krantz's tales of sex and shopping on the shelves of the Middleton Public Library

Photos by Retiring Guy

From Krauss to Krentz

Not even in paperback.

Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91.  (The New York Times, 6/21/2019)
Though she did not publish her first book until she was 50, Ms. Krantz reigned for decades afterward as the international queen of poolside reading. Her 10 novels — beginning with “Scruples” in 1978 and ending with “The Jewels of Tessa Kent” in 1998 — have together sold more than 85 million copies in more than 50 languages.

On the other hand, the Wyocena Public Library owns the complete set.

Source:  LINKcat

Libraries with at least half of Krentz's titles include:
  • 7 - Madison, Reedsburg
  • 6 - DeForest, Verona, Wisconsin Dells
  • 5 - Pardeeville, Plain, Portage

Judith fares less well in the large-print format.

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