Life After Life by Kate Atkinson August Regular Pick

August's Pick is Life After Life by 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?

Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.

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  • katherine

    I was sick last night and could not attend. Just wondering what everyone thought of this book.

    August 22, 2013

  • FK

    I will be unable to make it :(

    August 21, 2013

    • Sharon

      Please change your RSVP next time as well so we don't wait for you to start. Thanks

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I cannot attend. An unexpected out of town trip.

    August 21, 2013

    • Sharon

      Please change your RSVP.

      August 21, 2013

  • Susan Warner T.

    Not feeling well today so I also will have to miss tonight. Sorry. I changed my RSVP

    August 21, 2013

  • Sandi H.

    Miss you alll - - - Will see you in November (hopefully) after I finish some classwork.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend, going to the lake, last chance!

    August 18, 2013

  • Betsy

    Just picked the copy I reserved up from the library and was reading the flap and thought...hmmm, this doesn't sound anything like what we talked about at Sarah's Vineyard. Sure enough, I picked a book with the same name, different author. Sorry Jill McCorkle, your book is being returned!

    July 18, 2013

    • Sharon

      Too funny! Happens to me all the time!

      July 18, 2013

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