The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
At first, it seemed like nothing had changed. Each day was a few minutes longer, but Julia’s parents still got up at went to work, Julia went to school, life continued.
But the turn of the Earth continued to slow, and no one knew why. No one ever knew why.
It started to affect gravity. Birds fell from the sky; eventually they all died. Clock time no longer matched sun time. Radiation from the sun intensified. Eventually a day became weeks long – weeks of freezing darkness followed by weeks of unceasing heat and light.
As the world falls apart around her, this beautifully written coming-of-age story focuses on the important things: family, relationships, love … life.