‘If All of Rochester’ 2015: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Writers & Books is thrilled to announce our 2015 If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Walker will be in Rochester doing readings, book signings and appearances at local libraries and colleges March 18- 20, 2015

Book Description: 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.

(Taken from http://www.theageofmiraclesbook.com/)

Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Writers & Books bookstore.

For more information on the If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book program, please contact coordinator of “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Karen van Meenen at karen@wab.org.

“Related to” links:

“Not with a bang, but a whimper” – Karen Thompson Walker’s Interview with City Newspaper

Karen Thompson Walker on Connections with Evan Dawson

New Clock May End Time as we Know It (from NPR)

There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables

NPR Science Friday story “Spinning Stories on Planet Rotation” (Jan. 16, 2015)

How The Japan Earthquake Made the Day Shorter


Karen Thompson Walker Ted Talks: What Fear Can Teach Us

Researchers Work to Reset Circadian Rhythm 

 Rochester Speculative Literature Association – Rochester Rewritten Event

The 2004 Indonesian Earthquake and 2010 Chilean Earthquakes and Earth’s Rotation



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