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J.K. Rowling's new book: 'The Casual Vacancy'
J.K. Rowling's new book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

J.K. Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today. Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, so she comes with a ready-made fan base for the new book, which is described as "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising." Here's a bit more from Little, Brown's outline of the plot: "When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind...

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