EAST KINGSTON —Join us on Wed., August 14 at 7:00 p.m. for our book discussion group at the East Kingston Public Library.
This month we are reading “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. Copies are available at the main desk.
This debut novel has won critical acclaim and a nod from Oprah.
“It still amazes me how little we really knew...Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.
“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.”
Visit the author’s website (http://www.theageofmiraclesbook.com/about/) to read an excerpt, see an interview with the author and watch a video clip.
For more information, visit www.eastkingstonlibrary.org.