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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.. Here it all is, and it’s going to be the one everybody’s talking about this summer. I love the new blend of realistic fiction bent around a sci-fi magneto. Powerful stuff, and strange.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"[A] gripping debut … Thompson’s Julia is the perfect narrator … While the apocalypse looms large—has in fact already arrived—the narrative remains fiercely grounded in the surreal and horrifying day-to-day and the personal decisions that persist even though no one knows what to do. A triumph of vision, language, and terrifying momentum, the story also feels eerily plausible, as if the problems we’ve been worrying about all along pale in comparison to what might actually bring our end."

Publishers Weekly

"In Walker’s stunning debut, a young California girl coming of age in a dystopian near future confronts the inevitability of change on the most personal level as life on earth withers … She goes through the trials and joys of first love. She begins to see cracks in her parents’ marriage and must navigate the currents of loyalty and moral uncertainty. She faces sickness and death of loved ones. ... Julia’s life is shaped by what happens in the larger world, but it is the only life she knows, and Walker captures each moment, intimate and universal, with magical precision. Riveting, heartbreaking, profoundly moving."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: KAREN THOMPSON WALKER holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and is an editor of fiction and non-fiction at Simon & Schuster. The Age of Miracles is her first book. More information can be found here: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/215452/the-age-of-miracles-by-karen-thompson-walker#abouttheauthor

Book Details: General Fiction; (288 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/215452/the-age-of-miracles-by-karen-thompson-walker

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