Karen Thompson Walker
Author of The Age of Miracles
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Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles, Feb 12 @ 7pm
Boswell Book Company, Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm
Named one of the best books of 2012 by People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Financial Times, Kansas City Star, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and recipient of immense praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, NPR, and The New York Times—this debut novel explores how the catastrophic shifts that occur in the life of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood become literal when, inexplicably, the earth’s rotation begins to slow.
Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote her New York Times-bestselling debut novel in the mornings before work--sometimes while riding the subway. Walker currently lives in Iowa with her husband.
Location: Street: 2559 N Downer Ave City: Milwaukee, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53211-4242 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Karen Thompson Walker
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, January 29 at 7pm
Karen Thompson Walker
In The age of miracles (now in paperback), a girl comes of age in an incredibly altered world where the earth’s rotation has slowed, and things are far from normal. But hope yet exists even as the end looms. Author Karen Thompson Walker comes to share her remarkable novel. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 at 7:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Karen Thompson Walker - The Age of Miracles
BookPeople, Friday, January 25 at 7pm
Friday, January 25 at 7PM
Bestselling Author Karen Thompson Walker Speaking and Signing Her Novel, The age of miracles
“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. Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The age of miracles, which was a New York Times bestseller. She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote The age of miracles in the mornings before work--sometimes while riding the subway. She currently lives in Iowa with her husband.
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Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
SMU Library Presents Karen Thompson Walker
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - University Village, Thursday, January 24 at 12pm
The age of miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Author Event Friends of the SMU Libraries present author Karen Thompson Walker in the Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street, SMU Campus, with a lecture and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at lecture. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Word for Word: Debut Novelists with Karen Thompson Walker, Karl Taro Greenfield and more
Bryant Park Reading Room, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12:30pm
Karen Thompson Walker discusses The Age of Miracles.
The popular panel returns with a diverse group of first-time novelists including the acclaimed short story writer Karl Taro Greenfield (Triburbia), historian Jean Zimmerman (The Orphanmaster), Cristina Alger (The Darlings), and Karen Thompson Walker (The Age of Miracles). The panel will share tips and stories about making the leap into the publishing world and discuss their newly published books. Moderated by Catherine Chung author of “Forgotten Country” and novel writing instructor at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. (wforw2008)
The Age of Miracles, with Karen Thompson Walker
Eagle Harbor Book Company, Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3pm
Join us Friday afternoon, July 20th, for a book signing by highly praised debut author Karen Thompson Walker! We are thrilled to have her visit Eagle Harbor Book Company.
“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.
“‘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
Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego, California, where The age of miracles is set. She studied English and creative writing at UCLA, where she wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin. After college, she worked as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area before moving to New York City to attend the Columbia University MFA program.
A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote The age of miracles in the mornings before work—sometimes while riding the subway.
She is the recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship as well as a Bomb Magazine fiction prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Karen Thompson Walker discusses and signs Age of Miracles
Vroman's Bookstore, Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7pm
On a seemingly routine Saturday morning, eleven-year-old Julia and her family wake to an alarming news report announcing the slowing of the earth's rotation. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. A mandate to follow the once universal 24-hour clock, drives a societal splinter between those who observe traditional time, 'clock-timers' and 'real timers', radicals, who mark the passing of days by the rise and fall of the sun. And yet, amid this upheaval, Julia remains a typical young girl, making her way through the tumultuous terrain of adolescence-- the slights that cut so deeply at that age; friendships that dissolve for no apparent reason, the flawed humanity of her parents and their marriage, and the wonder of first love.
This discussion is free and open to the public. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of Age of Miracles from Vroman's, and one additional copy for every 3 books they bring from home. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Karen Thompson Walker-"The Age of Miracles"
Warwick's, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
Debut novelist and former editor at Simon & Schuster, Karen Thompson Walker will be at Warwick's on Sunday, July 15th at 6:30pm to discuss and sign her novel The age of miracles.
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, and 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.
Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Karen Thompson Walker
Greenlight Bookstore, Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 PM Book Launch: Author Karen Thompson Walker presents The age of miracles Wine reception to follow
Accolades are already pouring in for The age of miracles, the debut novel by Brooklyn author Karen Thompson Walker. A universal coming-of-age story set against a believable apocalyptic background, the novel tells the story of a young girl coming to terms with her parents’ failings and the trials of middle school, while the earth's suddenly slowing rotation throws days, seasons, and climates into chaos. Praised by luminaries like Justin Cronin, Karen Russell, Amy Bloom, Nathan Englander, Jim Shepard and others, this is a debut not to be missed. Join as we launch Karen's new novel with a reading and wine reception!
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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