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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, 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, 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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"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 Girl

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Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Since then, she has written seven more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently Started Early, Took My Dog. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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jksquires, August 22, 2014 (view all comments by jksquires)
I'm reading Life After Life the second time for my book group and I am even more impressed the second time around. I am a devoted reader of Atkinson's Jackson Brodie stories, but Life After Life is at a whole new stratospheric territory in terms of imagination and literary daring. Ursula's births, deaths, and rebirths take us on a fascinating tour of history from the years 1910 until 1947. It's a story of the chaos of life and the ripple effects of every life. Truly an inspired work!
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jksquires, August 22, 2014 (view all comments by jksquires)
I'm reading Life After Life the second time for my book group and I am even more impressed the second time around. I am a devoted reader of Atkinson's Jackson Brodie stories, but Life After Life is at a whole new stratospheric territory in terms of imagination and literary daring. Ursula's births, deaths, and rebirths take us on a fascinating tour of history from the years 1910 until 1947. It's a story of the chaos of life and the ripple effects of every life. Truly an inspired work!
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ISBN:
9780316176491
Author:
Atkinson, Kate
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20140131
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English

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