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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker Lately it seems like many of the books I read and like fit in between the genres of literary fiction and science fiction. This is one of those books--about what would happen on earth if the axis changed its tilt. At the same time, it's also a coming-of-age story--the narrator is a middle-schooler who describes both the changes happening all around her and how they affect her and her fellow schoolmates. I found it to be gripping, even though you know from the outset that there's most probably not going to be some deus ex machina that stops the earth's "slowing," as it's called in the book, and so things can't really end well.