The Age of Miracles

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Doubleday Canada, Jun 26, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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From a stunning new literary voice comes a brilliant debut novel that created an international auction frenzy, with sales in twenty-seven countries to date, about a young girl growing up in extraordinary times.
 
On a seemingly ordinary Saturday morning, Julia and her family wake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. Set against this threat to normal life, The Age of Miracles maps the effects of catastrophes big and small on the lives of ordinary people, and in particular, one young girl. Extraordinary for its original concept, unforgettable characters, and the grace, elegance and beauty of Karen Thompson Walker's prose, The Age of Miracles is a mesmerizing story of family turmoil, young love, and coming-of-age set against an upending of life as we know it.
 

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User Review  - Jill Heather - Goodreads

Suddenly, the day is a bit longer. The next day is longer still. In a few days, everyone notices this (entirely unreasonable: it would be obvious to a number of people if a day is 30 minutes longer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This is what I consider a good idea wasted. The idea: the rotation of the Earth has suddenly, dramatically, and inexplicable begun to slow down. Each "day" eventually stretches to more than 72 ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

KAREN THOMPSON WALKER holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and is an editor of fiction and non-fiction at Simon & Schuster. The Age of Miracles is her first book.

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