Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson Paperback Book

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Rent Life After Life: A Novel

Author: Kate Atkinson

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Published: Sep 2013

Genre: Fiction - Historical - General

Retail Price: $18.00

Pages: 560

Synopsis

"One of the best novels I've read this century. Kate Atkinson is a marvel. There aren't enough breathless adjectives to describe LIFE AFTER LIFE: Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound."--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone GirlWhat if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Ursula's world is in turmoil, facing the unspeakable evil of the two greatest wars in history. What power and force can one woman exert over the fate of civilization -- if only she has the chance?

Wildly inventive, darkly comic, startlingly poignant -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Jane on 2013-11-04 23:25:03

I found this book very enjoyable. The time period of 19181970 is fascinating and to live through it via various lives of the same character was a wonderful twist. I had to concentrate to realize how the author was bouncing around the various time periods, but that is what made it different. Good read for sure.