A new novel by authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan is due out later this year.
Picoult announced the book, crazy honeyon Twitter, to write@JennyBoylan and I decided to write a book together after she tweeted that she had a dream that we were doing just that. I immediately replied ‘LET’S DO IT!’ after seeing her post. Pretty cool, huh?”
I’m excited to share exciting news about my next novel! MAD HONEY, written with @JennyBoylanwill be released later THIS YEAR!
US/CA: On sale: October 11
AU/NZ: On sale October 12
UK: on sale November 15 pic.twitter.com/TIoc1cK79x
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) January 21, 2022
The novel follows a high school boy and girl in New Hampshire who fall in love. When the young woman dies, her boyfriend is questioned by the police and his mother begins to wonder if he is as innocent as he claims. Publisher Ballantine describes the book as “a novel that touches the soul about what we want to remember from our past and what we choose to leave behind.”
Picoult is the author of over 25 novels, most recently Wish you Were Here, published last year by Ballantine. Boylan’s books include a thriller novel, Long black veiland memoirs like She’s not here and Stuck in the middle with you†
Boylan described her and Picoult’s writing process on Twitter. “It was WACK,” she wrote. “We worked on the storyline for the two alternating voices and taped it all together with scissors and tape. Then begins a month of false to get the votes right. Finally, after that it went off. Trust and kindness was how we did it.”
crazy honey is scheduled for release on October 11.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.