News for NMU Employees


One Book Selection Announced

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker is the 2013 One Book, One Community selection. The program encourages Marquette County and the Northern Michigan University community to share the joy of reading and the free exchange of ideas through a common book.


The novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change tells 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 and the birds, 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. Walker shares a story of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.


A series of related activities and discussions will be held this fall. For updates, visit One Book. For more information on the book and author, visit Age of Miracles.