Friday, October 26, 2012

The Age of Miracles

Changes. Karen Thompson Walker’s debut novel, The Age of Miracles, presents a creative device to considering global calamity: the slowing of the earth’s rotation. Viewed from the perspective of an eleven year old girl, Julie, the changes in the length of a day, in her family, and in herself, are mined thoroughly by Walker as a coming of age story. Julie is drawn as a complete and complex character, whose observations are acute. Other characters are less well-developed, but the plot, dialogue and fine descriptive language offset that weakness. Readers looking for a fresh and creative voice should consider this well-written novel. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Age of Miracles from

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