"The Casual Vacancy" (Little, Brown and Company), by J.K. Rowling.
So look, here's the thing: This. Is. Not. A. Children's. Book. If you're looking for what made Harry Potter magical _ Wizards! Spells! Flying Broomsticks! _ you're not going to find it.
If you're looking for what makes J.K. Rowling magical _ emotion, heart _ you will.
"The Casual Vacancy" is the first novel written for adults from Rowling, the successful-beyond-belief author behind the "Harry Potter" series about the young boy who discovers he's a wizard.