Author of The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker was on the show to talk about her debut novel The Age of Miracles. Find out what books she's been reading lately.
Karen Thompson Walker talks about her debut novel, The Age of Miracles. It’s a coming-of-age story that begins when Julia, a California teenager, along with the rest of the world, discovers that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. She struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, along with the normal disasters of everyday life.
A radical slowing of the earth is the premise for Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel The Age of Miracles. In her story, the earth's spinning slows down by an hour — within a few months, a full rotation takes 40 hours. Scientists are stumped. The concepts of “day” and ...