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Life After Life
 
 
Author
Kate Atkinson.
Publisher Reagan Arthur Books  
Format hardcover
ISBN 9780316176484
Pages/Publication Date 529/2013
Daedalus Item Code 38707
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What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? In this darkly comic, startlingly original novel from the author of Started Early, Took My Dog (and whose debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife on a cold and snowy night in 1910, but dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, however, 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 toward 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?

"Kate Atkinson is a marvel. There aren't enough breathless adjectives to describe Life After Life: dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane. Simply put: it's one of the best novels I've read this century."—Gillian Flynn

"Life After Life is a masterpiece about how even the smallest choices can sometimes change the course of history. It's wise, bittersweet, funny, and unlike anything else you've ever read. Kate Atkinson is one of my all-time favorite novelists, and I believe this is her best book yet."—J. Courtney Sullivan

 
 
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