The Monday Evening Book Club will meet November 10th at 7 pm in Forsyth Hall to discuss the intriguing historical novel Life after life by British author Kate Atkinson.
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 destiny? And if she can–will she?
Kate Atkinson’s homepage
New York Times review
Youtube video of an author interview
Chatelaine Q & A with Kate Atkinson
The Seniors Book Club will meet on May 14th at 2 pm in the Training Room to discuss Life after life by Kate Atkinson, a British novel that was frequently named as one of the best books of 2013.
About the book:
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 . (From the publisher.)
A Goodreads interview with Kate Atkinson
A Video interview with Kate Atkinson