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Judy Blume

(Judy Sussman Blume)
USA flag (b.1938)

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long As We're Together; and Forever. She has also written the novels Wifey, Smart Women, and her latest, Summer Sisters, the New York Times No. 1 bestseller. More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty-something languages. She receives thousands of letters a month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.

Genres: Children's Fiction, General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
   1. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972)
   2. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (1972)
   3. Superfudge (1980)
   4. Fudge-a-mania (1990)
   5. Double Fudge (2002)
Pain and the Great One
   1. Soupy Saturdays (2007)
   2. Cool Zone (2008)
   3. Going, Going, Gone (2008)
   4. Friend or Fiend? (2009)
   Go Places (2015)
   On Wheels (2015)
   The Pain and the Great One: Saturday Stories (2022)
   Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (1970)
   Iggie's House (1970)
   Then Again, Maybe I Won't (1971)
   It's Not the End of the World (1972)
   Deenie (1973)
   Blubber (1974)
   Forever.... (1975)
   Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself (1977)
   Wifey (1978)
   Tiger Eyes (1981)
   Smart Women (1983)
   Summer Sisters (1998)
   In the Unlikely Event (2015)
   It's Fine to Be Nine (2000) (with others)
   It's Heaven to Be Seven (2000) (with others)
Anthologies edited
Judy Blume recommends
The Wife App (2023)
Carolyn Mackler
"Who wouldn't want a wife? I'm not talking about sex here. Carolyn Mackler's delightful new novel is sexy but it's not about sex. Think of all the other services wives perform without getting paid and you'll get some of what this Wife App is all about. The Wife App is fresh, funny, empowering, and totally satisfying."
Landslide (2021)
Susan Conley
"I loved Landslide. Susan Conley is such a spare, eloquent writer. Her characters are richly but economically drawn, in this case Jill's two teenaged sons called ‘the wolves,' and at the heart of the story is a marriage that may or may not come apart. You are right there with them in a fishing village in Maine, feeling the wind, the sea, the danger, just as you feel Jill's worries, frustrations, her longings, her love for her family. Smart, honest, and funny, this is a story you won't forget."
Jane's House (1982)
Robert Kimmel Smith
"The most moving, beautiful, realistic book about loving, losing, picking up the pieces and getting on with life that I have read in a long time, maybe ever."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Judy Blume
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 (2008)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

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