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Masturbation. Menstruation. Padded bras. Wet dreams. Name an embarrassing teenage concern and you’ve named a Judy Blume leitmotiv. The author’s classic fables of adolescent angst — Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, etc. — have left her with ample leisure time for fitful gropes into adult fiction, such as this week’s No. 9, the sandy Summer Sisters. The novel has added 165,000 copies to Blume’s total of 65 million in print worldwide. Now, if we could just get over feeling like we need a brown paper wrapper to smuggle it home…

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR John Irving, Random House, $27.95 4 2 SECRET PREY John Sandford, Putnam, $24.95 2 3 N IS FOR NOOSE Sue Grafton, Henry Holt, $25 5 4 BLACK AND BLUE Anna Quindlen, Random House, $23 17 5 YOU BELONG TO ME Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $25 6 6 THE STREET LAWYER John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 16 7 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $20 7 8 CITIES OF THE PLAIN (BORDER TRILOGY, VOL. 3) Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $24 2 9 SUMMER SISTERS Judy Blume, Delacorte, $21.95 2 10 COLD MOUNTAIN Charles Frazier, Atlantic Monthly, $24 48

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