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The Age of Miracles (Digital Audiobook)

By Karen Thompson Walker, Laurence Bouvard (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 9, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/25/2012)
Paperback (1/15/2013)
Hardcover (6/26/2012)
Paperback, Large Print (8/1/2012)
Paperback, Large Print (3/5/2013)

July 2012 Indie Next List

“The end of the world does not come with a bang but with a whisper in Walker's wonderful debut novel. Earth's rotation is slowing, the days are becoming longer, gravity mutates, radiation spikes, but still, life must go on. The narrator is 12-year-old Julia, and she chronicles everything she sees happening in the world around her, from shock and panic to people desperate to maintain normal routines. This is not a flashy, bombastic, apocalyptic novel, but rather the story of how a family manages through unimaginable circumstances.”
— Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
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What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing…