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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Bonfire of the Vanities

The excesses of New York City became a worthy focus for writer Tom Wolfe, and his first work of fiction was a novel that showed how the city had become dominated by Wall Street: The Bonfire of the Vanities. Wolfe … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Exorcist

Horror intertwined with Catholic faith made this story of a person possessed  a hot bestseller in 1971. The Exorcist, written by William Peter Blatty, was an initial failure that became a success; annointed as one of the best horror stories … Continue reading

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