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We noticed quite a bit of praisepopping up this week for Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life.We just put the cover blow-up in our Mystery section and those bright red roses are indeed attention-grabbing, though of course it’s what’s inside that counts. Atkinson tells the story of Ursula Todd, a girl born with a seemingly infinite number of lives, following each life to its inevitable end and beginning again. Scott M. is reading the book for the MysteryPeople blog right now and has already deemed it Atkinson’s best. Apparently the New York Times agrees; they also called Life After Life “her very best” novel in a recent review.The Times went on to say,

” “Life After Life” is ultimately centered on the brutal British experience of World War II, with characters caught in the blitz and Ursula joining a rescue unit for injured civilians. As powerful…

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