publication date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Literature

clue: She waited half a century to start writing, but she found bonkbuster success writing about lovers, secrets, and shopping.

explanation: Krantz's works include the novel Lovers, the TV screenplay Secrets, and the memoir Sex and Shopping: Confessions of a Nice Jewish Girl. She didn't start writing fiction until age 50, but she was an overnight hit, and became a major early writer in the "bonkbuster" genre. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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