The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House; 288 pages; $26).
Forget armed conflict, viruses, terrorism and nuclear war. The people in Karen Thompson Walker’s elegiac, dark and gripping debut novel, “The Age of Miracles,” have other, more important things to worry about — namely, the effects of “the slowing” of Earth.
Walker, a former Simon & Schuster editor, combines science fiction and speculative fiction with a coming-of-age story. The effect is somber yet dazzling; I had never read anything like it.
(To read more of this book review that I wrote for the Mobile Press-Register, please go here.)
Are you looking for a great summer read? Are you a fan of Fannie Flagg?
If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, please add Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers to your summer reading list. You will be glad you did!
I reviewed Rogers’s novel for the Mobile Press-Register. To read my review of the novel, please go here.
My review of Hector Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries appeared in today’s Mobile Press-Register.
To read the review, please go here.
Please read my review of Alabama native Gin Phillips’ newest novel Come In and Cover Me that I wrote for the Mobile Press-Register.
Please read my review of Peter Orner’s novel Love and Shame and Love I wrote for the Mobile Press-Register. Read it here.