Judy Blume Book for Grown-Ups Is Coming
Her first adult novel since 1998
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2014 9:59 AM CDT
This April 21, 2012 file photo shows author Judy Blume attending the LA Times Festival of Books at the USC Campus in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)

(Newser) – After a 17-year wait, Judy Blume will release a new novel for adults next summer. Her last, Summer Sisters, was published in 1998. The upcoming book hasn't been titled yet, the New York Times reports. All Blume's editor will say of the novel, which she's been talking about with Blume for four years, is: "It’s pure Judy Blume, writing about family and about friendships, about love, about betrayal. It’s quintessential Judy."

Says Blume, an icon in the world of young-adult literature, "I’m both thrilled and terrified, my usual feelings at this point. I’ll be hiding out this summer revising, my favorite part of the process." Blume has written two other adult novels, Wifey and Smart Women, the Washington Post reports.