The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

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This stunning debut has a fascinating premise that 'the earth is slowing down' and it provides a unique framework for this memorable, haunting and bittersweet coming of age novel.  It is seen through the eyes and experiences of Julia, an 11 year old girl whose turbulent life, seems to mirror the changes in the world outside. Reminiscent in part to The Time Traveller’s Wife this science fiction-like idea doesn't get in the way, and shouldn't put you off for reading this book is a pretty special experience.

The Age of Miracles Synopsis

'Maybe everything that had happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.' One Saturday morning the world wakes to discover that the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. As birds fall from the sky and days grow longer, people start to flee - but there is nowhere on earth to escape to. Julia is already coping with the disasters of everyday life. And then there's Seth: tall and quiet and always on his own; the skateboarding boy who knows all about disaster. As the world faces a catastrophe, Julia and Seth are facing their very own unknown.

The Age of Miracles Press Reviews

'A luminous, magical coming-of-age novel' Marie Claire

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ISBN: 9781471124853
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781471124853
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction,
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About Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former book editor, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work. Born and raised in San Diego, California, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

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