Monday, August 11, 2014
‘The Age of Miracles’ by Karen Thompson Walker
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
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal