About One Book, One Community
The "One Book, One Community" program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. Although dozens of similar programs have been sponsored nationwide, this is one that brings together a county and a university.
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We invite you to participate in One Book, One Community’s 2013 read
Karen Thompson Walker, author of the One Book One Community selection The Age of Miracles, will participate in two events at NMU on Monday, Oct. 28. A question-and-answer session is scheduled at 2 p.m. in Jamrich Hall room 102. An evening presentation and book signing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Both events are free and open to the public.
The 2013 book is 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.
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