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J.K. Rowling’s new book: Drugs, sex, no more knolls

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  • She releases first adult book in stores Thursday
  • Harry Potter author says it's fiction, but 'intensely personal'

J.K. Rowling may never be able to escape the Harry Potter limelight, but she is trying. Rowling has released her first non-Harry Potter book -- it's aimed at adults -- called "The Casual Vacancy". The book deals with poverty and local government in the UK and it's already topping Amazon's bestseller list.

Rowling told NPR that while the book is for an older market, there are several teens who play critical roles in the plot. She told the New Yorker that while there are no wizard robes or wands, like in Harry Potter, the book deals with "mortality, morality, the two things that I obsess about." Rowling also said this book deals a lot with poverty, which she experienced before hitting it big with the Harry Potter series.

HLN's Christi Paul talks with In Touch Weekly's Noah Levy about the impact this book could have on the Rowling fans out there.

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