10/03/12 - 3:19pm
When you’re gone, you’ll leave behind many important things.
There’ll be photos and memorabilia, money, bric-a-brac, and property to divvy up. Great-grandma’s china goes here, your mother’s jewelry there, and a cherished belonging of your father’s will become someone else’s cherished belonging.
When you’re dead and gone, you’ll leave many things behind because you can’t take them with you — although, in the new novel “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling (c.2012, Little, Brown, $35, 503 pages), some wished that Barry Fairbrother had.