Lakeville Literary ClubWednesday February 27, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
February 27, 2019
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Ursula Todd was born in 1910 and is fated to die and be reborn over and over until she "gets it right." Life after life after life: Atkinson's telling title suggests not some glorious afterworld but the structure of this remarkable novel, about an English girl born in February, 1910. In fact, Ursula is stillborn in an opening chapter but emerges a lusty babe in the next; the author then hopscotches through time, circling back to offer alternate versions of Ursula's life. Did Ursula endure an unwanted pregnancy, see her brother die of influenza, enter into a sour marriage, or not? Did she survive World War II Britain or instead marry a German and face down Hitler, a gun in her hand? Atkinson delivers a clear understanding that one life can take different avenues, and what a difference that can make. (Library Journal)
Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.
Location: Lakeville Branch Library
to go to the Great Neck Library