February 2014 - LIFE AFTER LIFE

The winner for February is Life After Life - Kate Atkinson


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?

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  • SELMA R.

    Hi Lynn,
    Did not make the meeting as well. I not only did not like it, I really did not understand it. Therefore I had to skim through many of the chapters. Perhaps at the next meeting , you and I can quickly put our heads together and have a quick discussion. Have a happy, Selma.

    February 24, 2014

  • Lynn M.

    Hi, everyone. I was really disappointed that I missed another meeting, and I wanted to know what you all thought of Life After Life. I didn't like it, so I'd appreciate knowing what some of your observations were. Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon.

    February 24, 2014

  • Diane M.

    As always, good discussion.

    February 20, 2014

  • Julie Y.

    Look forward to see you all.

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Mano L.

      So, am I. :)

      February 18, 2014

  • christine

    Have to work tomorrow night won't be able to attend. Sorry to miss the discussion.

    February 17, 2014

  • SELMA R.

    Hi Susan,May not be able to make it after all. Have fun. Selma

    February 17, 2014

  • Mano L.

    Life's beautiful, enjoy while you can :)

    February 3, 2014

  • Mano L.

    Hi, everyone!
    I see here that, we have a very interesting and diverse group of enthusiastic readers. I hope to enhance and be enhanced by the group.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Sorry, I didn't realize I have concert tickets this night!

    January 28, 2014

  • Lynn M.

    That sounds like a wild book! But I'll try to be there, barring another blizzard. :-)

    January 3, 2014

  • HELEN

    OMG Susan! You are killing me with the list for February reads!! Can I vote for all of 'em? This is gonna be a tough pick... Anyway, Happy Holidays to all! See ya in the New Year :-)

    1 · December 6, 2013

    • HELEN

      Don't think I will make this one afterall. Book has a waiting list at library plus not too keen on the 500 pagers. Not enough time in my days unfortunately. Oh well, enjoy & catch you all down the line :)

      December 30, 2013

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