Ann Patchett noted about JK Rowling:
"You have done more for reading than anyone alive. You've raised up a generation of readers around the world and made it safe for the rest of us to write and to sell books."
To which I add a great "A-MEN"
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JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy has sold over 124,000 copies in the week since its publication.