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Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker is the bestselling author of two novels, The Dreamers (January 2019) and The Age of Miracles, which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine,the Financial Times, and Amazon among others. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. Born and raised in San Diego, she is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA Program. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, the novelist Casey Walker, and their two daughters. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.

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The Dreamers
Fiction / Literature
Random House
January 2019
ISBN 9780812994162
320 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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A mesmerizing novel about a college town transformed by a strange illness that locks victims in a perpetual sleep and triggers life-altering dreams--by the bestselling author of The Age of Miracles, for fans of Emily St. More/less

The Age of Miracles
Fiction / Literature
Random House Trade
January 2013
ISBN 9780812982947
284 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

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