Monday, August 11, 2014

‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker

Book cover: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
For 11-year-old Julia, the physical and emotional changes that come with growing up are compounded by the inexplicable slowing of the earth’s rotation on its axis.

The change affects gravity and the earth’s magnetic field. Birds die and whales beach themselves.

The planet’s ability to continue to support life is increasingly uncertain.

Social chasms erupt between “clock time” proponents and “natural time” adherents who arrange their waking and sleeping hours around ever-longer days and nights.

The narrator speaks with an adult’s perspective looking back at her younger self. I’d recommend it for adult readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories as well as science-fiction fans.

Cross-posted to Jackson County Library Services on Facebook

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