Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday--New Kate Atkinson Novel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about a forthcoming book that is on my radar screen with other readers.
This week's anticipated book:
 Life after Life
 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
 Publication date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

Preorder now from online and bricks and mortar bookstores
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, 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 any number of ways. Clearly history (and Kate Atkinson) have plans for her: In Ursula rests nothing less than the fate of civilization.

Wildly inventive, darkly comic, startlingly poignant — this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best, playing with time and history, telling a story that is breathtaking for both its audacity and its endless satisfactions.

My thoughts:  Kate Atkinson is an award-winning British author who has written a collection of short stories and several bestselling novels, including Case Histories and Started Early, Took My Dog (the first and most recent in the Jackson Brodie Series respectively).  Her highly anticipated new novel has an interesting theme, and is sure to thrill her many fans.

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  1. I love Kate Atkinson! Especially her really early books like Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Human Croquet. I can't wait for this book! Great choice.

    Here's my WOW.

  2. I am SO waiting for this one, too! Love this author...and this looks like an intriguingly different story from her detective series.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  3. Kate Atkinson is such a wonderful author!

    1. I totally agree! BTW, I am now following you via email (didn't see a GFC follow option on your blog).

  4. Great choice, this is already out here in the UK and I'm about halfway through - so far it's fantastic :)

    My WoW!

  5. This book was incredible, I loved it. I hadn't read anything by Kate Atkinson before "Life After Life" so, I'm looking forward to picking up more of her work.

    Here's a link to my review if you are interested:

  6. I was fortunate enough to be able to snag an early copy and it's amazing. One of my favorites of the year and quite possibly ever. Hope you get a chance to read it soon!
    My Wednesday Pick!

  7. Wow this sounds interesting and was new to thank you! My WoW

  8. I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds intriguing. I especially liked the book trailer on goodreads. Thanks for sharing and stopping by our blog!

    Diana @ BookVenturers

  9. I'm dying to read this one, too! I'm hoping I can get my book club to read it within the next few months.