The Casual Vacancy J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy

Author: J. K. Rowling
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Book Title
The Casual Vacancy
Author
J. K. Rowling
ISBN
9780316228589
A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 fa ade 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 parish 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? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: J. K. RowlingPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyPublished: 07/23/2013ISBN: 9780316228589Pages: 503Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.40dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/04/2013 pg. 24People Weekly 08/19/2013 pg. 57Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 154481 / Casual VacancyReading Level: 7.2 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 28
A big novel about a small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 fa ade 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 parish 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?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 07/23/2013
ISBN: 9780316228589
Pages: 503
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.40d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/04/2013 pg. 24
People Weekly 08/19/2013 pg. 57

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 154481 / Casual Vacancy
Reading Level: 7.2 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 28
A big novel about a small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 fa ade 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 parish 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?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 07/23/2013
ISBN: 9780316228589
Pages: 503
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.40d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/04/2013 pg. 24
People Weekly 08/19/2013 pg. 57

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 154481 / Casual Vacancy
Reading Level: 7.2 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 28