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Where to Find Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s New Book in West County

The new book, "The Casual Vacancy," is to be released this week.

Harry Potter may have vanished into the past, but author J.K. Rowling is still around with her for-adults book, The Casual Vacancy, due out Sept. 27.

In West County, you can find the book at Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield, West County Center in Des Peres and Ladue.

The new book by the creator of Harry Potter is aiming this book at a grown-up audience.

More than 2 million hardcover copies of Rowling's novel are set to be released simultaneously in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

According to USA Today, the story is set in the little English town of Pagford and revolves around an election held after a member of the parish council unexpectedly dies. Despite the Miss Marple terrain, press materials describe The Casual Vacancy  as "blackly comic … Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war."

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