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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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  • beverly s.


    August 29, 2014

  • Liz H.

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to make it this time. I'm liking the book, overall; honestly, though, it seems unecessarily lengthy and the complications seem contrived to me. But, I'm reserving final opinion until the end. Wish I could hear what everyone thinks.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • David K.

    I am going to try to come but as of now.....I have not started reading the book..... I have been real busy. I am enjoying The Thirteenth Tale and I should get that one done. I also have been reading a biography too and you know how long those things can be.

    August 12, 2014

  • John D.

    Nor for me. This is a lot of reading.

    August 11, 2014

  • Meagan V.

    FYI, this one is a bit long. No last minute reading for me:-)

    August 11, 2014

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