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"The Age of Miracles," by Karen Thompson Walker

A mind-buzzing literary debut

the age of miracles!

Here’s one thing to remember: You don’t know what you don’t know.

And the things you worry about may not be the things to worry about. Which is what the characters in Karen Thompson Walker’s novel, The Age of Miracles, find out when they discover the Earth has begun to slow.

Told from the point of view of an 11-year-old girl, the story unfolds as days and nights grow longer — extending into stretches of 72 hours — forcing a California community to adjust their lives in all kinds of ways.

Imagine: That grape between your teeth just may be the very last of its kind. And that boy you love may get sick from radiation. And there are just so many things scientists can’t explain.

We weren’t the only ones to sit up and take notice. A Hollywood studio has already optioned the mind-buzzing book.

And that we do know.

Available at amazon.com, $16.

Photo: Courtesy of Random House