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The Age of Miracles
2013
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THE AGE OF MIRACLES
by Karen Thompson Walker
Karen Thompson Walker
Author -
 Karen Thompson Walker

Story Synopsis from THE AGE OF MIRACLES website:

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow.  The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray.  Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life - the fissures in her parents' marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions.  The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, as Julia and her family find ways to live in an ever-evolving world.

The "One Book, One Community" program encourages Marquette County and Northern Michigan University communities to read the same book and come together to discuss it in a variety of settings.
Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego, California, where The Age of Miracles is set.  She studied English and creative writing at UCLA, where she wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin.  After college, she worked as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area before moving to New York City to attend the Columbia University MFA program.   She is the recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship, as well as, a Bomb Magazine fiction prize. Karen Thompson Walker lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.
   

One Book One Community Events

Peter White Public Library Northern Michigan University
PWPL Book Group Discussion -
      The Age of Miracles
Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm
Peter White Public Library - Dandelion Cottage Room

Fall Flicks -
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 pm
Peter White Public Library - Community Room
Expressing The Age of Miracles -Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU

Q & A with Karen Thompson WalkerMonday, October 28 at 2:00 pm
Northern Michigan University - Jamrich Hall
Author Visit at NMUMonday, October 28 at 7:30 pm
Northern Michigan University -
Great Lakes Rooms at the University Center

For more information on One Book One Community,
go to
www.nmu.edu/onebookmqt

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