When Will There Be Good News?

A Novel
By Kate Atkinson (Hardcover Book, 2008)
On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...
On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...
At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...
These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."

On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...
On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...
At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...
These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."

Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories and One Good Turn.
  • "Compelling and always entertaining. . . . Atkinson is a restrained, perceptive writer skilled at telling stories from multiple and hugely diverse points of view, making a crusty female police officer every bit as believable as her socially challenged teenage son. Her prose is piercing, lucid and perceptive." (on One Good Turn) (USA Today).

  • "Readers of Ms. Atkinson's previous book, Case Histories, know just how adept she is at manipulating multiple story lines...In the past Ms. Atkinson has played the minor time trick of letting events almost converge and then replaying them from slightly different points of view. She does that here to the same smart, unnerving effect." (on One Good Turn) (New York Times).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

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Product Details

When Will There Be Good News?
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $35.99 US
  • Pages: 624
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316037549
  • On Sale Date: 09/24/2008
When Will There Be Good News?

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When Will There Be Good News?