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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
April 2
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Mac-Chick ,

Life: OK

This book is a bit of a challenge to review. On one hand the writing is well done, the characters are likable and I love the twists and turns to the story. On the other hand, when the story begins and begins again and again it gets a bit tiring even though there are new details woven in. A bit depressing at times. Overall though I like the book and the plot. Unlike some reviewers I felt the ending was fairly clear. Based on this book I would read another by this author.

Avanvaid ,

Life after life

Thumbs down

NanaValerieR ,


This is the first book I have read by Kate Atkinson but I am eager to read her other books now! She paints pictures with words. Her characters are wonderful. The plot was original and deep. I mourned each failure and I felt joy at each rebirth. This book had me hooked with plot twists & horrific situations where people were heroic. Atkinson is a fantastic story teller. I am so happy to have found a new favorite author!

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