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The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
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'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...' What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing... show more
'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...' What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life..? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on. Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780857207234 (0857207237)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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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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