The Age of Miracles

Praise for The Age of Miracles “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin “A genuinely moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, with impressive fluency and flair.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ...

The Age of Miracles

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Maybe everything that happened to me and to 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.” Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time. On an ordinary Saturday, 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 of danger and loss, Julia faces surprising developments in herself, and her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by Hannah and other friends, the vulnerability of first love, a sense of isolation, and a rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking story of people finding ways to go on, in an ever-evolving world. Praise for The Age of Miracles “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin “A genuinely moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, with impressive fluency and flair.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City.”—The Denver Post “If you begin this book, you’ll be loath to set it down until you’ve reached its end.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance.”—Curtis Sittenfeld Don’t miss the exclusive conversation between Karen Thompson Walker and Karen Russell at the back of the book.

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The Age of Miracles
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Karen Thompson Walker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-15 - Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans
The Age of Miracles
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Karen Thompson Walker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

WHAT IF our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours until day becomes night and night becomes day? 'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophies are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown…' What if our 24-hour
The Age of Miracles
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Marianne Williamson
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: Hay House, Inc

As seen on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday! The need for change as we get older—an emotional pressure for one phase of our lives to transition into another—is a human phenomenon, neither male nor female. There simply comes a time in our lives—not fundamentally different from the way puberty separates childhood
The Age of Pilgrimage
Language: en
Pages: 567
Authors: Jonathan Sumption
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Paulist Press

We are apt to forget how much people traveled in the Middle Ages. Not only merchants, friars, soldiers and official messengers, but crowds of pilgrims were a familiar sight on the roads of Western Europe. In this engaging work of history, Jonathan Sumption brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage prevalent
The Age of Reason
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Thomas Paine
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1877 - Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Paine's years of study and reflection on the role of religion in society culminated with this, his final work. An attack on revealed religion from the deist point of view -- embodied by Paine's credo, "I believe in one God, and no more" -- its critical and objective examination of