Random House’s major debut of the season, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, arrives this coming Tuesday and is already getting the love from the Mikey of book reviewers. In today’s New York Times, Michiko Kaktutani says that the voice of the main character, an 11-year-old girl,

turns what might have been just a clever mash-up of disaster epic with sensitive young-adult, coming-of-age story into a genuinely moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary with impressive fluency and flair.

While Kakutani notes that it has a few flaws, “they certainly will not stop this novel from becoming one of this summer’s hot literary reads.” Others have predicted this, too. It is on many summer reading lists and is the #3 Indie Next Pick for July.

This is likely to be only the beginning. Holds are heavy in some areas.

The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2012-06-26)
ISBN / EAN: 0812992970 / 9780812992977

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As we noted earlier this year, film rights have been sold.

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