The Casual Vacancy

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JK Rowling's New Book Tops Bestseller Charts

'Casual Vacancy' knocks '50 Shades' off top spot

(Newser) - JK Rowling has soared back to the top of the bestseller lists faster than a flying broomstick with her first book aimed at adults. Despite mixed reviews, The Casual Vacancy is at the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain, it outsold the second-place fiction... More »

Sikhs May Call for Ban on Rowling's New Book

'The Casual Vacancy' upsets faithful in India

(Newser) - JK Rowling's new book is not going over well in India, where Sikhs are angry over the depiction of a Sikh character in The Casual Vacancy. Sukhvinder, a female, is teased and called a "hairy man-woman" (Sikhs are prohibited from shaving or trimming their hair) and "the... More »

JK Rowling's Latest Decidedly Not for Kids

But The Casual Vacancy has Potter-esque themes

(Newser) - In JK Rowling's estimation, just seven people read the final Harry Potter book before it was published. But the New Yorker has already managed a read of her first adult novel, out Thursday, and it's definitely for adults. One quotation, for instance: "The leathery skin of her... More »

Here's the Scoop on JK Rowling's New Book

It's a black comedy about an election in a small English village

(Newser) - Publisher Little, Brown has finally peeled back the curtain a bit on JK Rowling's much-anticipated foray into adult literature , revealing the title and synopsis of her upcoming book. Entitled The Casual Vacancy, the book will be a "blackly comic, thought provoking, and constantly surprising" tale of political intrigue... More »

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