Judy Blume's next book for adults will be released this June

According to Blume, the book is inspired by a series of plane crashes that took place in the 1950s near her hometown.

'In the Unlikely Event' is by Judy Blume.

Those who know author Judy Blume best for her young adult novels such as “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” and “Forever” may be surprised by her upcoming project. 

Blume’s next novel will be for adults and will be published this June. (As noted by the Guardian, it will be her first book for older readers since 1998.) It will be titled “In the Unlikely Event” and will be based on Blume’s own memories of various plane crashes that happened close to Elizabeth, N.J. (Blume’s hometown) between 1951 and 1952.

“These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” the author said in a statement. “It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people were understandably terrified.” 

The book is being released by Knopf.

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