Kate Atkinson: Life After Life
What if life could be a series of re-dos? That’s the question at the heart of Atkinson’s amazing novel that traces the life — and the potential deaths — of one fairly ordinary woman in 20th century Britain. Sound gimmicky? It’s not. By 20 pages in, you’ve completely forgotten the conceit and are riding alongside Ursula, who careens through experiences without imagining repercussions — just like the rest of us.
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