November Book: Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

NEW LOCATION!!!! We are testing out Kevin Barry's for our new home. We will be meeting upstairs in the balcony area!

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the book was well written and contained a lot of interesting characters with a variety of points of view. The book is dark and could be considered depressing by some. For me, it was a more realistic showing of human thought and emotion than most of the fiction novels currently on bookshelves.

    November 16, 2012

  • Elle

    Fyi! We are upstairs in the Liberty Room at Kevin Barrys

    November 16, 2012

  • Elle

    Looking forward to meeting some new people out this Friday night! Just a reminder, this is being held at a NEW LOCATION! It's going to be at Kevin Barry's down on River Street.

    November 12, 2012

    • Elle

      Well join us then! I admit it was not what I expected it to be, and definitely dove into a lot of depressing stuff --- should make for a good discussion though!

      November 12, 2012

    • helen a.

      most definitely...I will read my little heart out until Friday....maybe, just maybe I can finish it....I look forward to meeting you and everyone else....

      November 12, 2012

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