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The Age of Miracles - A Novel

Karen Thompson Walker

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much." 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, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues. Praise for The Age of Miracles "A stunner."-Justin Cronin "A genuinely moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, with impressive fluency and flair."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan's Emerald City."-The Denver Post "If you begin this book, you'll be loath to set it down until you've reached its end."-San Francisco Chronicle "Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance."-Curtis Sittenfeld From the Hardcove

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Janice Card

Length:

9h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

32:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:42