Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life.
“What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. 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 a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula’s apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can—will she?
Other events this week at Vroman’s bookstore:
Monday, April 22nd, Literaries Who Lunch presents Philip Kerri, 12 noon
Monday, April 22nd, Mary Williams, The Lost Daughter: A Memoir, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23rd, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life: A Novel, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th, Owen King, Double Feature, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 25th, Dr. George Fischbeck & Randy Roach, Dr. George: My Life in Weather, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 26th, T. Jefferson Parker, The Famous and the Dead, 4 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101