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The Casual Vacancy

by J.K. Rowling

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The early death of a small-town councilman reveals deep-rooted conflicts in the seemingly idyllic community of Pagford. In the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes and a volatile election, Pagford's peaceful facade rapidly deteriorates.

Awards and Recognition

14 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

17 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List