Thursday, March 9, 2023

Novel Realities Adult Book Discussion at Sharon Forks Library -The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker


The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Think back to when you were a teen or preteen and all the changes and drama that took place as you were coming of age. Now imagine coming of age during a possible apocalypse. That is the premise of Karen Thompson Walker’s book The Age of Miracles. The novel is a beautiful blend of coming of age story and apocalyptic fiction. We  recently discussed The Age of Miracles at our Novel Realities book club.  If you enjoy speculative fiction and fiction that reaches beyond the normal realm, please join us for future Novel Realities discussions on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sharon Forks Library. 

Eleven-year-old Julia awakens on an ordinary Saturday in her California suburb 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 the cosmos are thrown into disarray. Julia must navigate the confusion surrounding “the slowing”, as it comes to be called, while also navigating the changes in her own world that come with growing up, like her friends’ strange behavior and the excitement and pain of first love. She experiences a growing sense of isolation, yet she also discovers a  new, almost rebellious inner strength. 

Jeanne McMahan
Information Specialist - MLIS

No comments: