Life After Life: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Apr 2, 2013 - Fiction - 544 pages
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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.

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The repetition was exhausting and while there were some interesting scenes, I found the book far from exciting, and the ending, dissatisfying. Read full review

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"She had been here before. She had never been here before", 28 February 2016 This review is from: Life After Life (Paperback) An absolutely riveting novel; as a baby is being born to a middle-class ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named the UK's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Since then, she has written seven more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently Started Early, Took My Dog. She lives in Edinburgh.

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