Life After Life by 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. Sadly, 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?

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  • Elaine

    Sorry again...found the book list.

    April 17

  • Elaine

    In reading conversation , I'm agreeing with Chris, finding the book rather dull. But then that's the point of discussions- hearing views and opinions of others! What's the next book?

    April 17

  • Elaine

    So sorry...I completely forgot about church service this evening!

    April 17

  • Chris

    Hi Sue,
    I'm going to be late tonight. I'll see you about 7:30ish.

    April 17

  • Chris

    I'm reading the book - which seems to be a grimmer version of Groundhog Day - and wondering if "boredom" is on the list of ways to go. Some slow going here, but I actually do rather like it (and I find myself "speaking British" by saying "rather like it" instead of "sort of" or "kind of"). Wasn't there a children's game at one time where the participants each had to come up with a novel mode of death? (I'm reminded that one of the best restaurant desserts I ever had was "Death By Chocolate", which would get my vote.) A quick google search for "children's game about death" (looking at the first page of results and then quitting is my definition of "a quick google search") didn't turn up any suitable answers, but did turn up enough links to keep me busy for most of the rest of the day, I think.

    April 6

    • Sue O

      I think perhaps you've gone mad!

      1 · April 6

    • Chris

      Whoa. It was in doubt?

      1 · April 6

  • Chris

    Hi All,
    Dan Brown, author of The Davinci Code and Angels and Demons is coming to the Bushnell June 7th. Here's more info. Let me know if anyone is interested in going!­

    March 26

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