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The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
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"The Age of Miracles is pure magnificence . . . deeply moving and beautifully executed."-Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank   "Beautiful . . . Karen Thompson Walker takes a fantastic premise and makes it feel thrillingly real."-Karen Russell, author of... show more
"The Age of Miracles is pure magnificence . . . deeply moving and beautifully executed."-Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank   "Beautiful . . . Karen Thompson Walker takes a fantastic premise and makes it feel thrillingly real."-Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!   "A remarkable and beautifully wrought novel."-Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife   Luminous and haunting, The Age of Miracles is an unforgettable story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.   On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life-the fissures in her family, the loss of friends, the hopeful anguish of love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather, who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.   "This is what imagination is. Karen Thompson Walker has managed to combine fiction of the dystopian future with an incisive and powerful portrait of our personal present."-Amy Bloom, author of Away   "A gem of a novel . . . one of the most original coming-of-age stories I have ever read."-Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812983609 (0812983602)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
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Ruined by Reading
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4.0 Deja Vu All Over Again
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SilverThistle
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4.0 Review - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
When I started this I thought I was going to get some kind of Apocalyptic End of the World type story but I can't really say that's how it turned out. It's more a coming of age type story with a bit of monumental planetary change in the background.It's a very good story and it's very well written, t...
realityinabox
realityinabox rated it
2.0 The Age of Miracles
The prose was beautiful in most spots, but the story was very flimsy, and the science was even more so.
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
5.0 Read on December 15, 2013
To the tune of Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks: Farewell, so long, the world we knew To old traditions we bid sad adieu. Forever died, and now we grieve. For the Earth we are bereaved All those lies that we believed. Goodbye true love, for you I mourn i often wish that we could be reborn. Know...
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3.0 The Age of Miracles
this book was very interesting but fell a little short for me. There wasn't a real direction with the story, more of just a snapshot of life with no real story movement or progression of a plot. I did enjoy seeing a girl who wasn't given everything in the story just cause she was the main characte...
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