I’m reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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I received a lot of comments after my Five Books I Want to Read post and the overwhelming message was to read Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson!  It was good advice.  I am already loving it!

Here’s some info about the author which I copied from Kate Atkinson’s official website:  http://www.kateatkinson.co.uk/

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since.

She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn.

Case Histories introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster.

When Will There Be Good News? was voted Richard & Judy Book Best Read of the Year. After Case Histories and One Good Turn, it was her third novel to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie, who also made a welcome return in Started Early, Took My Dog.

Kate was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2011 Birthday Honours, for services to literature.

Here’s a list of Kate Atkinson Novels (Thank you Wikipedia!):

Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995) – winner of the 1995 Whitbread Prize

Human Croquet (1997)

Emotionally Weird (2000)

Case Histories (2004)

One Good Turn (2006)

When Will There Be Good News? (2008)

Started Early, Took My Dog (2010)

Life After Life (2013)

2 thoughts on “I’m reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

  1. I love Kate Atkinson. At first I didn’t get on with this book. I felt that the rewriting of events was just a clever literary device and robbed the story of meaning. Then I realised the book was cleverer than me and was full of the deepest meaning. A great read!

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