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Life after life

I was like you. A modern man in a modern world living by modern standards of modern expectations. Living by standards imposed. By principles I never agreed to. 354 more words


A Reader's Diary, 27 August 2014

A footnote in one book led me to buy another, an obscure seventeenth century publication known as The Overburian Characters. Most of us know Elizabethan and Jacobean literature for its poetry and plays, not for its prose. 885 more words


Amor Fati

It occasionally happens that when I read several books in rapid succession I discover connections between them that I never expected to find when I checked them out from the library. 529 more words

Apropos Nothing

Born in 1976

The prompting to this post came recently when I finished “Life after Life” by one of my favorite British authors Kate Atkinson. The wonderful book deals with decisions and choices and the big “What If” of life. 1,613 more words

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Review of Jill McCorkle's Life After Life

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

Publication Date: March 2013

Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Southern Fiction

Jill McCorkle s first novel in seventeen years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility, which is now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina s older citizens. 1,245 more words


"Life After Life" - Kate Atkinson

“Life After Life” was one of those novels that I saw repeatedly at the library, picked up, considered borrowing, and then put back down again. This was less about the book itself and more about the fact that it appeared at the local library in the autumn, around the time when they tend to get a  604 more words


Life After Life

Book #13! This may be the most unique and interesting book I have ever read: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. You can pull one quote from the book to describe the general concept of the book:  228 more words