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Review: Life after life / Kate Atkinson

May 5, 2013

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.  During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually  be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? – provided by publisher

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.  Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.This novel is a finalist in the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2013) and has garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim.  So if you’ve never read her before, now might be the time to start!  And if you’re already a fan, don’t miss her at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in May.

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