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.