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The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385676632 (0385676638)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
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Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
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 ...
SilverThistle
SilverThistle rated it
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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