The Madeleine Brand Show for July 13, 2012

Coming of age in a time of miracles

Cover art for Karen Thompson Walker's new book, "The Age of Miracles."

On a seemingly ordinary day in California, the impossible happens... the rotation of the earth suddenly begins to slow. The days and nights grow longer and the environment is thrown into disarray.

That's the back story of the new book, "The Age of Miracles," by Karen Thompson Walker. But at the same time that the world is changing, so too is the life of her main character, a young woman that's having a tough time adjusting to the new normal.

And if you want to meet Karen and hear her read from her book, she'll be at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena on Monday.

Read an excerpt from "The Age of Miracles:"
Age of Miracles excerpt

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