“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.Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was a New York Times
bestseller. She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of
UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former editor at Simon &
Schuster, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work--sometimes while riding the subway. She currently lives in Iowa with her husband.
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.
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