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Life After Life
Life After Life
Author: Kate Atkinson
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy 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, repeatedl...  more »
ISBN: 475713
Publication Date: 1/7/2014
Pages: 560
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Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I love Kate Atkinson books - this one being no exception and maybe my favorite. Trying to explain the concept of being reborn over and over without sounding too gimmicky is really hard. This is simply a story of one girl's life from birth to WW1 through WW2 with different twists each time her path is revisited. While it took some getting used to, I found myself waiting for the next "throw away" scenario. What a fantastic time Ms. Atkinson must have had coming up with the simplest changes making a whole different life - basically a different book!
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