Praise for "The Age of Miracles"
"[A] moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary with impressive fluency and flair ... Ms. Walker has an instinctive feel for narrative architecture, creating a story, in lapidary prose, that moves ahead with a sense of both the inevitable and the unexpected ... Ms. Walker maps [her characters'] inner lives with such sure-footedness that they become as recognizable to us as people we've grown up with or watched for years on television... [A] precocious debut...one of this summer's hot literary reads."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times
"THE NEXT BIG FEMALE NOVELIST." --Rolling Stone
"THE SUMMER BOOK." --Vanity Fair.com
"[AN] EARTHSHAKING DEBUT." -Entertainment Weekly
"Part speculative fiction, part coming-of-age story..."The Age of Miracles" could turn Walker into American literature's next big thing."--NPR
"A tender coming-of-age novel."--Maureen Dowd, "The New York Times"
"Walker creates lovely, low-key scenes to dramatize her premise...The spirit of Ray Bradbury hovers in the mixture of the portentous and quotidian."--"The New Yorker"
"[Walker] matches the fierce creativity of her imagination with a lyrical and portentous understanding of the present."--"People "(4 stars)
"This haunting and soul-stirring novel about the apocalypse is transformative and unforgettable."--"Marie Claire"
"Quietly explosive ... Walker describes global shifts with a sense of utter realism, but she treats Julia's personal adolescent upheaval with equal care, delicacy, and poignancy.""--O, The Oprah Magazine
"If you begin this book, you'll be loath to set it down until you've reached its end... The Age of Miracles reminds us that we never know when everything will change, when a single event will split our understanding of personal history and all history into a Before and an After." "-The San Fshow more