Life After Life by Kate Atkinson is an engrossing read about a woman born in the early 20th century who dies over and over only to be reborn in a new life. It may sound far-fetched or confusing, but in the skillful hands of Atkinson the story is mesmerizing.
Ursula’s first death occurs at childbirth…the story changes and she lives. She has many deaths over the course of the book and the most interesting part is during the second World War when she befriends Hitler. Of course, she dies in Germany but then is reborn and again living in her childhood country English home.
It is a book that will engage you on many levels…just think if you could rewrite Anna Karenina’s life after her fateful death!