Friday, January 08, 2016

Friday Books: Life After Life

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson --
A baby is born in England, dead at birth due to the cord being wrapped around her neck.
A baby is born in England, with cord wrapped around her neck, saved at the last minute by the doctor who barely made it there through the snow storm. Baby lives and grows to a young age when she accidentally dies.
A baby is born in England, with cord wrapped around her neck....this time lives longer into womanhood.
You get the picture. Time seems to reverse itself, and the same person is born several times, until her life finally plays itself out the way it "should." Kind of a Ground Hog Day type of plot.

It's an interesting idea; I thought I might get bored, but I didn't. The main character lives through many adventures and misadventures (including life in London during WWII). If nothing else, it's a curious enough plot that it will keep you entertained.

not my Little Free Library.. this one was photographed last year in Boston, the year they were bombarded with endless snowstorms

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE the title that shows through the glass of the library!