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Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
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What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. 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... show more
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. 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 a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316176484 (0316176486)
ASIN: 316176486
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 529
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
2.0 Life after LIfe
I have feelings about this book. Predominantly annoyance, because I really did not get this book and the message it tried to convey. I didnĀ“t care about the theme of reincarnation or the philosophical musings that time is like a palimpsest, the only thing I did care about was the end after 600 excru...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
Why, yes, it is appropriate that I finished this on Groundhog Day. I enjoyed all the different versions of Ursula's life. And I'm a big fan of stories about women in WWII.Library copy
Val's BookBlog
Val's BookBlog rated it
5.0 This book made me feel alive.
I picked up 'Life After Life' in the winter a few years back. This was the first book I had read in months. At the time I was leaving a job so horrendous that I still shudder when I think about it. During my time in this hell I found I couldn't read books with the same satisfaction I usually do. E...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Life After Life
"There were people who saw TV dinners as the beginning of the end of civilization. (Did her robust defence of them indicate that perhaps she was of the same mind?) They obviously didn't live on their own. And really the beginning of the end of civilization had happened a long time ago. Sarajewo perh...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it
4.0 Life after life by Kate Atkinson
Read by Marguerite - Spans 1910-1965 England. A bit twee with some quaint colloquialisms. Rhythm and flow of new lives well executed. Surprising amount of depth.
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