Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Royalton Hartland Book Club Discussing “The Age of Miracles”
Bestseller that portrays fictional future is the topic of August 25 meeting

Julia is a quiet girl who listens carefully. She has a lot to process as the earth’s rotations slow, the days and nights get longer, and the whole world changes. And that doesn’t include her parents’ dissolving marriage, the loss of old friends and a grandfather convinced that the government is taking over.

This fictional future and its challenges are captured in the book “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker, which will be discussed at the August 25 meeting of the Royalton Hartland Community Library Book Club. The group will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport.

The story’s narrator, Julia, a ten-year-old from the suburbs, opens up in Walker’s book to describe how she adjusts to the new normal through a world changing event they call “the slowing”.  The book, a New York Times Bestseller, depicts how life goes on even in times of profound uncertainty.

The members of the Royalton Hartland Book Club meet monthly to discuss a wide number of literary selections and a variety of opinions and new members are always welcome.

Interested readers are invited to attend this month’s meeting, or any of the future meetings at the library, which are posted online at

Please call the library at 716-735-3281 with any questions or for more information.