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Judy Blume Announces Details of New Book for Adults

SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Judy Blume signs copies of her new book
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Beloved menstrual guru Judy Blume has revealed some details for her upcoming novel for adults: In the Unlikely Event will come out in June, she announced in People. The book is set in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Blume herself grew up, and takes place in 1951 and ‘52,  using three real-life plane crashes as a “backdrop” for a story that crosses three generations. This marks Blume’s first book for grown-ups since 1999’s Summer Sisters, though she’s released three other books for young readers since then. The author said on Twitter that she’s been researching Unlikely since 2009, and that it’s “almost ready.” Meanwhile, readers have been ready for about 15 years.

Judy Blume’s New Adult Book Is Set in New Jersey