We’ve heard from several of our library patrons that you’d like an evening book group. Well here is your chance! There is a soon to be released (June 26, 2012) book, “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker that has been getting a lot of buzz in the book world.
A coming of age story, this apocalyptic novel is told from the point of view of an eleven year girl as the earth’s rotation begins to slow. The story is described as both literary fiction and sci-fi/fantasy.
Publishers Weekly, in the first pre-pub review, says,
A triumph of vision, language, and terrifying momentum, the story also feels eerily plausible, as if the problems weve been worrying about all along pale in comparison to what might actually bring our end.
We were given twenty-five (25) copies of the advanced readers copy of the title. If you would like to read the book before it’s released AND want participate in the book discussion group on Tuesday, May 22nd 6pm to 7:30pm please let us know. You may contact Andi at 781-2351 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group. We do ask that you take a copy only if you are willing to participate in the group discussion. Since the book has not been released yet, we are unable to obtain additional copies.
Another fun fact. We will be chatting with the author, Karen Thompson Walker @ 6:30pm during our discussion. Karen will be chatting with us via Skype. More information to follow…..