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The best-loved American author, Judy Blume, came to town with her latest bestselling novel for adults, just out in paperback. Ms. Blume has touched generations of readers with such memorable novels as Summer Sisters; Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Blubber; and Wifey. In In the Unlikely Event, she took us back to 1950s Elizabeth, New Jersey, where real-life tragedy strikes as a series of airplanes fall from the sky, leaving the community reeling.

The event included an author presentation, followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” It was held at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut Street, in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Each ticket purchased included a paperback copy of her latest bestseller In the Unlikely Event which has been celebrated as “vintage” Judy Blume, showing all the hallmarks of her unparalleled storytelling. It is full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times, and wonder at the joy that keeps them going.

“Judy Blume’s novels are loved by many. For legions of teens and pre-teens, past and present, she is the ‘source’ of so much. Reading her words, you feel as though you are in the company of a true friend” said Margaret Talcott, Producer of Writers on a New England Stage. In the Unlikely Event was a phenomenal bestseller in hardcover – that shows that her warmth and authenticity are still winning the hearts and minds of a wide reader base. It is a great honor to welcome her to The Music Hall!”