Life After Life

A Novel
By Kate Atkinson (Audiobook, 2013)
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.

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.

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread Book of the Year award for her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been an internationally bestselling author ever since. Her most recent books include Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?, and Started Early, Took My Dog. Atkinson lives in Edinburgh.

  • LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson

  • PRAISE FOR STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG:

    "Marvelously original...Elegant and completely satisfying...Crime fiction that's also splendid modern literature." (Washington Post).

  • PRAISE FOR STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG:

    "Marvelously original...Elegant and completely satisfying...Crime fiction that's also splendid modern literature." (Washington Post).

  • "Atkinson's prose is so lovely, with startlingly keen observations and wit, even those uninterested in the solving of various whodunits will be spellbound." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Atkinson is such a virtuoso that my brain starts fizzing like a glass of bubbly even before I crack the covers...A witty, moving, suspenseful, and always surprising story about the things we do for love." (St. Petersburg Times).

  • Atkinson probes the territory surrounding innocence, gender, and crime with high literary style and a deep, abiding humanity." (Boston Globe).

Product Details

Life After Life
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $24.98 US
  • Audio Run Time: 930
  • ISBN-13: 9781619696976
  • On Sale Date: 04/02/2013
Life After Life