2013 Book: The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

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.

One Book, One Community’s purpose is to share the joy of reading, the life of the mind and the free exchange of ideas through a common book. The county-wide effort will focus on the reading and discussion of the 2013 selection, Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

Author Visit

Karen Thompson Walker, author of the One Book One Community selection The Age of Miracles, participated in two events at NMU on Monday, Oct. 28. 2013, A question-and-answer session scheduled at 2 p.m. in Jamrich Hall room 102. An evening presentation and book signing were also held at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Both events were free and open to the public.

Visit the book's website, www.theageofmiraclesbook.com.