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Judy Blume to release first book in more than a decade

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Jun 25, 2014 | 5:39pm EDT

Best-selling author Judy Blume is set to release her first book in more than 10 years. The Superfudge writer, known for her popular young adult fiction books, is working on a new novel for grown-ups. Blume made the announcement in a statement, which reads: "I'm both thrilled and terrified, my usual feelings at this point. I'll be hiding out this summer revising, my favourite part of the process." While a title has yet to be revealed, Carole Baron, Blume's editor at publishing house Knopf, tells the New York Times the upcoming project won't stray too far away from the themes of her past work. Baron says, "It's pure Judy Blume, writing about family and about friendships, about love, about betrayal. It's quintessential Judy." Blume, whose last release Summer Sisters hit shelves in 1998, but put her writing on hold after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in 2012.

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