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Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins and Saint Mazie, will explore the definition of adulthood in her next novel, All Grown Up. The book centers on 39-year-old Andrea Bern, whose single, childless lifestyle doesn’t quite match up with the friends and family around her who are getting married, having babies, and throwing themselves into careers. But when Andrea’s niece is born with health troubles, her priorities begin to shift.

All Grown Up won’t hit shelves until March 7, 2017, but EW is thrilled to reveal its beautiful cover below — along with Attenberg’s own explanation of why this jacket is a perfect representation of her novel.


Says Attenberg: