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In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/22/2017
FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, author John Green attends the premiere of "Paper Towns" in New York. The author of the million-selling “The Fault in Our Stars” has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday, June 22, 2017. The book is called “Turtles All the Way Down” and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she struggles with mental illness. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, author John Green attends the premiere of "Paper Towns" in New York. The author of the million-selling “The Fault in Our Stars” has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday, June 22, 2017. The book is called “Turtles All the Way Down” and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she struggles with mental illness. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — John Green fans, mark your calendar.

The author of the million-selling "The Fault in Our Stars" has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called "Turtles All the Way Down" and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she copes with mental illness. "Turtles" is Green's first book since "Fault in Our Stars," which came out in 2012. According to Dutton, the new release is "about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts."

Green, 39, said in a statement that he had been working on "Turtles" for a long time.

"This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal," said Green, who has spoken publicly about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. He is one of the world's most loved authors and sales just for "The Fault in Our Stars," the tearjerker about two teen cancer patients, tops 45 million copies. "The Fault in Our Stars" was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

Green's other books include "Paper Towns" and "Looking for Alaska."

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