Extra! Extra! News- JK Rowling’s next novel coming in Sept. 2012


Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the new adult novel by J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy.  It is a hardcover, of course, and the pre-order price is $21.00 or the Kindle edition for the outrageous price of $19.99.  The book is to be published in September, 2012.
Here is the blurb on the book:
When Barry Fairweather 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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I think we can guess that this will be a best seller….In pre-orders alone it probably is already a best seller.  I can’t wait to see the numbers.  How about you?

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4 responses to “Extra! Extra! News- JK Rowling’s next novel coming in Sept. 2012

  1. mo

    Can I tell you a secret?…I have not read any of the Harry Potter books. Nor will I, unless my kids read them when they’re big enough, then I may do a read-along. Will I read her adult book…maybe….if/when it’s available at my library. It does sound interesting.

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    • I read one or maybe two of the H.P. books but never could understand how kids could stay with and read such long books. I will probably read her adult book but I, too, will get it from the library.

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  2. Edyta

    OMG!!! Mo you mean to tell us that you, the biggest YA pusher (I mean that with much love:D) didn’t read the most famous YA !?!? I am shocked. I did read all of HPs and I did like them. I will wait to see the reviews as the summary is not grabbing me. I read somewhere that there is talk of movie rights. That’s just mad.

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    • mo

      I know!!! Although I kind of see HP as being on a thin line between Middle Grade and YA. I think that’s why I haven’t been too eager to read them. I’m not sure how old HP is in the books, but I understood that he is young and the reason it’s moved to YA is because by the time books came out, the kids had become teenagers….anyway…I shall hang my head in shame…for a time anyway 😉

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