The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2012-06-26
ISBN 10 : 9780679644385
ISBN 13 : 0679644385
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “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 Miracles tells 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.

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher :
Total Pages : 294
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 0812984757
ISBN 13 : 9780812984750
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Marianne Williamson
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2009-09-16
ISBN 10 : 9781458717542
ISBN 13 : 1458717542
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From THE AGE OF MIRACLES Sometimes what we appear to have lost is simply something it was time to leave behind. Perhaps our system just lets something go, our having moved through the experience and now needing it no more. A friend of mine was sitting once with two of his best friends, a couple he'd partied long and hard with during the l960s. At about ten in the evening, the couple's twentysomething daughter came home, saw them on the couch, and admonished them, ''You guys are so boring! You never go out!'' To which all three responded in unison, ''We were out, and now we're in.'' The mind is its own kind of dance floor. If in fact the highest, most creative work is the work of consciousness, then in slowing down we're not doing less; we're doing more. Having slowed down physically, we're in a better space to rev up psychically. We are becoming contemplative. We are shifting from the outer to the inner not in order to begin our demise, but to reseed and regreen the consciousness of the planet. And that's what is happening now: We're going slower in order to go deeper, in order to go faster in the direction of urgently needed change in the world. - Marianne Williamson

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher : Diversion Books
Total Pages : 215
Release : 2013-11-22
ISBN 10 : 9781940941189
ISBN 13 : 1940941180
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In her exuberantly funny, bittersweet collection, Ellen Gilchrist offers 16 stories that delve into the vibrant lives of her signature strong-willed women. Ranging from hilarity to despair—innocent children bewildered by their elders’ behavior, a writer living on Xanax, and a socialite seeking a health cure only to find romance instead of rest—Gilchrist’s high-spirited characters always tend to find themselves in outrageous situations. The beloved and feisty Rhoda Manning returns, fighting the lure of the bottle while relentlessly going after her dream of becoming a famous writer. And while the restraint of family and society continues to haunt Gilchrist’s characters, they prove fearless and deliciously carve their own chaotic paths toward survival. Set in Fayetteville, Arkansas and New Orleans, Louisiana, the tales are artfully fashioned, providing tastes of marvelously trouble-prone people at every stage of life. Packed with humor, sexuality, and ever true to human weakness, this collection is romantic and full of passion—a treat in which readers will happily indulge. PRAISE: “The Age of Miracles is Ellen Gilchrist’s best book yet. Its comedy, irony, sexuality, inwardness, and sadness, all of it undergirded by a brave and funny sensibility, convince me anew that her work is in the first rank of American fiction today.” —Willie Morris, Author of My Dog Skip and North Towards Home “The Age of Miracles itself seems a miracle, powerfully illustrating the serenity that people sometimes develop as they age, the reward for enduring all the difficulties and disappointments of life.” —San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle “The stories in this collection are among her best.” —Miami Herald

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2012-06-21
ISBN 10 : 9780857207265
ISBN 13 : 0857207261
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WHAT IF our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours until day becomes night and night becomes day? 'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophies are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown…' What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life..? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on. Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself. * '"Miracles' indeed. Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel is a stunner from the first page - an end-of-the-world, coming-of-age tale of quiet majesty. I loved this novel and can't wait to see what this remarkable writer will do next' Justin Cronin, author of The Passage

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author : Catherine MacCoun
Publisher : Arrow
Total Pages : 290
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : 0749302860
ISBN 13 : 9780749302863
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The age of miracles

The age of miracles
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 337
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 979229418X
ISBN 13 : 9789792294187
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Music for the Age of Miracles

Music for the Age of Miracles
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1189922796
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : OCLC:924514282
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Before the Age of Miracles

Before the Age of Miracles
Author : William Victor Johnston
Publisher : Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Total Pages : 212
Release : 1972
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015072161634
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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