Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Recommended by Amanda Heller
Branch Manager, Lemon Grove Branch
When 11-year old Julia wakes to realize that the Earth’s rotation is slowing, it puts everything in her life in upheaval. In addition to the extraordinary event, she is going through her own coming of age: her first love, her parents’ marriage troubles and loss of friendship. As she navigates through this, the Earth’s slowing continues. Walker’s award winning debut novel showcases her master storyteller talent and her ability to craft a story with haunting detail to make you wonder what would happen if this happened to you?