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Not Just for Kids: 'Summer and the City'
Not Just for Kids: 'Summer and the City'

Summer and the City A Carrie Diaries Novel Candace Bushnell HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray: 409 pp., $18.99 ages 14 and up For women of a certain age, Carrie Bradshaw and her "Sex and the City" pals are surrogate friends — lovable yet flawed characters who've collectively experienced the many and messy permutations of modern-day urban romance. Other than reruns and the occasional movie, fans of Candace Bushnell's bestselling book or, more likely, its popular HBO TV spinoff, haven't had a lot of options for keeping up their fictional friendships with Sam (and her revolving door of a bed), Miranda (with her commitment issues), Charlotte (and her Park Avenue...

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