One Book, One Community Selection Announced

Friday 17, 2013

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker is the 2013 One Book, One Community selection. The program encourages Marquette County and the Northern Michigan University community to share the joy of reading and the free exchange of ideas through a common book. Walker will visit NMU on Monday, Oct. 28, for a question-and-answer session and reading. A series of related activities and discussions will be held this fall. For updated information, visit

The Age of Miracles is a novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change. It tells the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time. On an ordinary Saturday, 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 and the birds, tides, human behavior and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world of danger and loss, Julia faces surprising developments in herself and her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by Hannah and other friends, the vulnerability of first love, a sense of isolation, and a rebellious new strength. Walker shares a story of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.

For more information on the book and author, visit

Kristi Evans
News Director