Kate Atkinson

Life After Life

Summary: 
A National Public Radio review of the author's newest book and now New York Times best seller, God in Ruins, compelled me to seek out the prequel, Life After Life. The creative telling of an imaginative and poignant individual and family story does not disappoint, and you are indeed drawn in from the first few pages. Key twentieth century historical events are at the center of this novel, and serve as the backdrop for the fascinating coming of age of the heroine and on through to her final life's chapter. If you have not yet discovered Kate Atkinson, this is a great first book to sample!

Life After Life

Summary: 
A departure from Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series, Life After Life tells the story of Ursula Todd born on a snowy winter's night in 1910 only to dies minutes later and then be reborn on the same night to the same family. She dies over and over again, each time changing aspects of her life (some large, some small) until the ultimate moment which gives her life purpose. A great story, but also such an interesting construction. After reading it the first time, I read parts of it again to figure out "what just happened there?" Fascinating!

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