Hip Hot & Happening in the Bookshop – J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy”

On September 27th J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter fame) is releasing her first book written for adults, The Casual Vacancy

This much anticipated novel is about a small town in England called Pagford.  When one of the towns inhabitants dies suddenly the town is left in shock. 

Even though the town is the English idyll to its visitors, behind the pretty facade is a town a war.  And the death of Barry Fairweather does nothing to calm things.  With Barry’s passing his seat on the town council is vacant and the election to fill the seat leads them to the biggest war the town has ever seen.

In this darkly comic, thought provoking and surprising novel J.K. Rowling ventures away from her Hogwarts roots.