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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

For January we will be reading the Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.


When Barry Fairbrother 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 the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

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  • Beth L

    With No Shows, I wish I had just showed up since there was space! Can't make next week's group on the book, so have no one to discuss it with!

    January 25, 2013

    • Tiffany

      I wish you had come too! only one person showed up besides me. but we still had a good time.

      January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tiffany: I too must apologize for missing the meeting. I had surgery on Monday and am still recovering. I'm sorry I did not cancel ahead of time. Just a little behind on stuff. Hope to see everyone in February.

    January 24, 2013

  • sandy s.

    tIFFANY , I apologize for not rsvp-ing. It was not possible for me to make the meeting tonight.

    My best, Sandy

    January 24, 2013

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