J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. (AP Photo/Ann Billingsley)

April 12, 2012 7:20:40 AM PDT
She may not be able to match the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter series, but J.K. Rowling has high hopes for "The Casual Vacancy," her first novel for adults. The title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with a brief plot synopsis for the book.