Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Life After Life

Ursula Todd is born in February of 1911 during a brutal
snowstorm just outside of London. And then she is born over and over and over again. And each time and with each life her path veers a different way. And with each change her future and those close to her are also changed over and over and over again. Every time we make a choice, a decision, someone lives, someone dies, there is war. These parallel lives become subtle compounded memories that leave Ursula with ongoing headache issues and mysterious recollections that her mother calls deja vu and her therapist calls the circle of life. Kate Atkinson writes this captivating novel without missing a beat. At first its hard to be sure what this novel is about. The minute the reader begins it is a mesmerizing roller coaster ride. After a short while the confusion is somehow forgotten and the story miraculously flows together and you just keep reading, loving the characters and enjoying each new thread. I have never read anything written in quite this style. Like watching Groundhog Day repeatedly, similar to the movie Sliding Doors, the idea that every step we take changes our future. Highly recommend this fantastic read! BUY TODAY! Life After Life: A Novel

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