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Why does Karen Thompson Walker title her book "The Age of Miracles?" To what age does she refer? What are the miracles?

What effect does Hanna leaving California have on Julia? What is it like when Hanna comes back?

Discuss Julia's relationship with Seth.

How does the author use imagery in her novel? Cite at least three examples.

Is it significant that no cause of the Earth's slowing ever discovered? What do you think this might signify? How does it relate to the theme of death, dying, and wearing out?

Research the human being's circadian rhythm. What effect does light have on this rhythm? How would the instability of daylight hours affect a person's mood, ability to sleep, and sense of well-being?

Is there a disease known as gravity sickness? What are its symptoms? How is it similar or different from what is described in the novel...

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