Thursday, December 19, 2013
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Ursula Todd is born on a snowy February day in 1910. She dies before she can take her first breath. On that same night, Ursula is born again, this time surviving. And so it goes. Ursula is born and then dies multiple time over the course of the novel. Each time she dies, Ursula remembers little bits from her previous lives and is able to change the course of her life.
It took me a little while to get into this book. The timeline jumps around, which can be a bit confusing, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. There were several variations of Ursula that I didn't care for, but it was always interesting to see what she would remember and change. Definitely an interesting plot.