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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 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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The Age of Miracles
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3.9 / 5
Slow read
June 20th, 2014
This book didn't have a very engaging story. There was a lot of description and not much character development. It was good for helping you fall asleep!
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June 8th, 2014
A great coming of age story amidst an end of days background! Walker captures the voice of a teen, her fears and creates suspense. My one complaint would be that it seems to end too abruptly - some more closure would have been nice.
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May 7th, 2014
Very believable in a time where we are doing so much destruction to our planet. Well written and very like able characters.
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Great Book
February 3rd, 2013
Loved this book! One comment is that the ending was abrupt. I would have liked to know what happened to Seth. Perhaps this could evolve into a book series? I would defiantly keep reading!
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