Waiting on Wednesday: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Posted January 16, 2013 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.


Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Reagan Arthur Books

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, 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 any number of ways. Clearly history (and Kate Atkinson) have plans for her: In Ursula rests nothing less than the fate of civilization.

Wildly inventive, darkly comic, startlingly poignant — this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best, playing with time and history, telling a story that is breathtaking for both its audacity and its endless satisfactions.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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6 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

  1. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    Well this sounds like and interesting book for sure. I always love your Wows Bonnie you pick the most unique and different books!

  2. Sam

    This is new to me, but I quite like the sound of it! I don’t think I have read anything by this author before though… I’ll have to go and check this out on Goodreads. Great pick, Bonnie! 🙂

  3. Rachel

    What a strange sounding read, Bonnie. I can’t wait to see what you think if you pick it up. Original pick. 🙂

  4. elena

    I’m adding this to my TBR because this sounds AMAZING! Beautiful cover? Check! Intriguing synopsis? Check! Thanks fo sharing. 😀

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