Life after life / Kate Atkinson.

By: Atkinson, Kate [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Atkinson, Kate, Todd family: book 1.Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2013Description: 477 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780385618687 ; 9780385618670; 0385618670 Subject(s): Reincarnation -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction). | Humorous stories. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 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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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.

Comment by Kaye
01/08/2015

A great book, beautifully written. A real page turner yet gentle. Can't wait to read her next book which follows the same family but in a different style.

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