The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker This novel is beautifully written, but lord, what a downer. I really wish someone had been a lot less vague about the exact nature of the book in its synopsis. And the cover seems a bit childish once you've actually read the thing and then close the book and look at this cheery, star-filled image. Maybe that's the point, though. I don't know. I'm just so depressed now.