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Life After Life: A Novel e-book

Author:

Fenella Woolgar,Kate Atkinson

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

ePub size:

1888 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Reagan Arthur Books; Unabridged edition (April 2, 2013)

ISBN:

1619696967

Life After Life: A Novel e-book

by Fenella Woolgar,Kate Atkinson


Life After Life: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Kate Atkinson's new novel is a box of delights. Ingenious in construction, indefatigably entertaining, it grips the reader's imagination on the first page and never lets go. If you wish to be moved and astonished, read it.

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Kate Atkinson (Author), Fenella Woolgar (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. Parallel lives, deja vu, the chaos theory, the butterfly effect. They are all here in this great read by Kate Atkinson. Having read Behind the Scenes at the Museum and not being overly enthralled by the story I decided to give Atkinson another go and I am glad I did. I enjoyed this book a lot. I believe Atkinson is a good writer and she proves herself in Life After Life with some clever writing about "what i. .which most of us must have pondered on at some time in our own lives.

Life After Life is a 2013 novel by Kate Atkinson. It is the first of two novels about the Todd family. The second, A God in Ruins, was published in 2015. The novel has an unusual structure, repeatedly looping back in time to describe alternative possible lives for its central character, Ursula Todd, who is born on 11 February 1910 to an upper-middle-class family near Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire. In the first version, she is strangled by her umbilical cord and stillborn

Life After Life: A Novel. liked it but left me a little stumped. 15 remarkable books from Oprah's Book Club. Fenella Woolgar narrates this brilliant tour de force about the fort. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson "A fug of tobacco smoke and damp clammy air hit her as she entered the cafe.

Life After Life: A Novel. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. She had come in from the rain and drops of water still trembled like delicate dew on the fur coats of some of the women inside. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife.

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. life after life fenella woolgar random house Audible Audiobook audibleuk.

Written by Kate Atkinson, narrated by Fenella Woolgar. The stunning new novel from nning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976

Written by Kate Atkinson, narrated by Fenella Woolgar. The stunning new novel from nning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. Great book, brilliant performance.

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent . Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. Also by Kate Atkinson.

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.

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Fenella Woolgar, the captivating narrator of Kate's award-winning novel Life After Life, returns to narrate Transcription, with her luscious tones and creative flair bringing Kate's words to life. The magnificent new novel by best-selling award-winning Kate Atkinson.

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?Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.
Thorgaginn
Most reviewers of "Life after Life" have taken the main character's multiple deaths and resurrections as evidence that the novel is about second chances, the option of having a new life after the previous one has been snuffed out. I read it differently. On one occasion Sylvie Todd, the sharp-witted mother of the protagonist Ursula Todd, calls her daughter "Cassandra," referring to the mythical figure who had the gift of delivering dire prophecies that nobody listened to. Accordingly, I viewed the multiple calamities that befall Ursula - umbilical strangling, drowning, political assassination, rape, marital homicide - not as "what ifs?" imposed by a post-modern tease of a storyteller, but as projections of a mind uncannily attuned to the precariousness of living. How Ursula manages to create her own, authentic life in the face of such mind-bending catastrophes is the real story of Atkinson's oddly constructed ode to a very human heroism, and it is the beacon that leads the reader through the maze of dead ends. Set largely against the two greatest (real) disasters of the 20th century - the two world wars - Ursula's journey is an often scintillating one, deftly told. But, at some 500 pages, it's an awfully meandering trek, requiring you to maintain a balance between empathy for Ursula's trials and awareness of being manhandled by a relentlessly clever author. The experience is both exhilarating and wearying. Whether it's worth it in the end is a question that Atkinson leaves entirely up to you.
Malien
This fascinating novel is based on the premise that death isn't necessarily forever. The central character, Ursula Todd, is born on a snowy night in England in 1910. In the first account of this, she dies almost immediately, strangled by the umbilical cord with no doctor or midwife to help her mother through the birth. In the next account, the doctor has arrived, the umbilical cord is cut, and the baby lives. And so on and so forth -- Ursula's life follows a different pattern each time, which leads to her death but then to a new pattern.

The book is full of philosophical questions, but they do not intrude; it works brilliantly as a novel. The narrative carries the reader right along with the strongest of hooks: what will happen next (time)? The descriptions of time and place are haunting, particularly those of World War II London. The characters are rounded, and some engaged at least this reader emotionally. And they are diverse -- Ursula, of course, is not the only one whose life follows a different pattern in her various iterations, and it becomes almost a game to figure out what has changed for which character. The ending is mysterious, but that is appropriate a novel that explores so many possibilities.
Beazezius
This novel is not for everyone. It does not follow a linear story line. It jumps from one period to another in the life of an English woman, Ursula Todd, from her birth in 1911, through WWII and into the post-war period. Moreover, it jumps not only from one period to another but from one version of Ursula's life to another. In one version, she remains single and stays in England and spends the harrowing war years in London. But in another, she goes to Germany, marries, has a child and, victims of the post-war suffering and starvation in Germany, kills herself and her young daughter. The book, in fact, opens with Ursula in Germany. As a friend of Eva Braun, she is trusted by Hitler, and tries to kill him. There are many examples of double, sometimes triple, versions of events in Ursula's and in her family's life.
Everyone will have their own interpretation of the meaning of this book. It certainly precipitates thought and discussion. It's about possibilities, and the role of choices, and the role of chance in life. It's also about the power of the novelist to lure the reader -- and perhaps herself -- into that "willing suspension of disbelief" that critics talk about. The interweaving of many stories makes us understand the power that stories have over us.
This all sounds very trendy, but the book is fascinating -- if the reader can tolerate some perplexity.

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