Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I was talking yesterday with one of my library friends about great books. She had just finished and loved Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (a book I want to read very soon!) and I started gushing about Life After Life, one of my all-time favorites. It may take some work to get through Life After Life, but the reward is great!

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life after life picLife After Life
by
Kate Atkinson

Rating:
5 book marks

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.  It is a complicated story that begins with both the birth and death of Ursula Todd and moves in different directions as Ursula’s life is saved or rewritten, leaving the reader to wonder whether we are seeing how fate could have taken different turns or if Ursula herself is somehow able to rewind tragedies and try to get them right the next time.

Set in England and beginning in 1910, this story spans both World Wars, but focuses on the period during World War II and the heavy toll it took on Europe. Ursula’s different life paths place her at the center of the German bombings in London for much of the book.  In a separate turn of life, she spends time in Germany and twice almost manages to rewrite Adolf Hitler’s fate.

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