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The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin   “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The... show more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin   “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.   On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.   “Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City.”—The Denver Post   “Pure magnificence.”—Nathan Englander   “Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance.”—Curtis Sittenfeld   “Riveting, heartbreaking, profoundly moving.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812982947 (0812982940)
ASIN: 812982940
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
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4.0 Deja Vu All Over Again
And Again finds a group of 4 people just as they are emerging from the first stages of an experimental medical procedure that will implant their memories into cloned, genetically perfect, replica bodies. As part of the SUBlife program that provided each person an out from terminal illness, they are ...
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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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