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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER "A stunner."-Justin Cronin "It's never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass-it's the ones you don't expect at all," says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miraclestells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change. On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world-divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world. "Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan's Emerald City." -The Denver Post "Pure magnificence."-Nathan Englander "Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance."-Curtis Sittenfeld "Riveting, heartbreaking, profoundly moving."- Kirkus Reviews(starred review) Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.