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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
June 26
Doubleday Canada
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

Kgstr ,


I truly enjoyed this book, it broke my heart in many places but it was a very good read.

asdfi29 ,

Great book

I read this book for a grade 11 assignment at school, I was intreged by what would happen during the slowing of the earth’s rotation. Im not very interested in english as a subject. I am more of a science geek. But I love how this book seems to seemingly meld the two, Walker manages to comment on the decay of the society in a very to the point scientific way while at the same time talking, almost poetically, about the loss of a million species of plant and animal. The slow decay of the earth as we know and love. It really makes you think of how much we take for granted. The vaste knowlege that is stored on the internet, Walks in the park. Birds chirping in the morning. For anyone who is willing to give this book a read, you will be greatly rewarded

Melzyhutch ,

Great read

Read it in a few days. Could not put it dn.

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