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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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This is a stylish, thoughtful, engrossing novel, a meditation on consciousness and consequences. Ursula Todd, born to English upper class parents on a snowy night in 1910, is reborn and dies again and again, living through and with various incidents, chief among them World War II. Some chapters are lengthy, some just a few paragraphs. […]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

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 […]

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog Kate Atkinson continues to mine England’s disaffected middle (the middle of the country and the middle class) for mysteries that are, at their heart, character-driven novels. Tracy Waterhouse, middle-aged, retired from the police force and working as a security guard at a local, depressing mall, makes an improbable decision. Both […]

When Will There Be Good News?

When Will There Be Good News?

I’m a snob when it comes to good writing, so when it comes to crime fiction, I’m in the camp of PD James, not Steig Larsson. So stumbling upon Kate Atkinson’s When Will There Be Good News? — a beautifully written novel that slowly reveals itself to be a mystery (and even part of a […]

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