Durante una tempesta di neve in Inghilterra nel 1910, una bambina nasce, il cordone ombelicale è stretto intorno al suo collo, e nessuno riesce a salvarla.
Durante una tempesta di neve in Inghilterra nel 1910, la stessa bambina, il cordone ombelicale è stretto intorno al suo collo, ma il medico di famiglia, giunto proprio all'ultimo istante, lo taglia e permette alla piccola di respirare. La bambina vive...
Durante la sua esistenza straordinaria, Ursula Todd ha l'opportunità di rinascere ogni volta che il suo cammino si interrompe, di compiere scelte diverse e cambiare strada... vita dopo vita. Così, Ursula troverà la forza di modificare il proprio destino, quello delle persone che incrocerà e, forse, quello del mondo intero.
«Pochi istanti dopo essere venuta al mondo, il mio cuore ha smesso di battere. A quattro anni, sono annegata nell'oceano. A cinque anni, sono scivolata da un tetto coperto di ghiaccio. A otto anni, ho preso l'influenza spagnola. Quattro volte. A ventidue anni, mio marito mi ha spinto con violenza contro un tavolino, uccidendomi. A trent'anni, sono morta durante un bombardamento tedesco su Londra. E su di me cadevano le tenebre. Ma ho sempre avuto un'altra possibilità.»
- ISBN: 8850240104
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 536
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? Ursula Todd is born in a snowstorm in England in 1910 but dies before she can take her first breath. During that same snowstorm she was born again and lives to tell the tale; again and again. Life after Life Leggi tutto
I wanted to like this book. I wish I could enjoy it. I bought it with such enthusiasm, and couldn't wait to start reading it. But alas, I sensed almost at the very start that it wasn't going to be a happy relationship - a point confirmed by mid-way through the book. The length, the repetitive scenes, Leggi tutto
kate atkinson has written a lovely, accordion-fold of a novel here. this is not a jackson brodie novel, which are always much better than your typical detective novels, (even though i haven't read the last one yet - merp), but this one is just so much more ambitious in scope and style than even those Leggi tutto
DECEMBER 2013 Paul Bryant had really only just started driving back home, was still trying with his left hand to jam the seat belt buckle into its lock, and – multitasking like mad - he was thinking about how to review Life After Life , and probably getting too caught up in the various amusing ways it Leggi tutto
I love book about someone reliving their lives over and over and this one was no exception! Historical fiction this time and finally with a main female character. The first half was my favorite but if you usually enjoy WW2 historical fiction you'll enjoy the book for sure. It was a slow but captivati Leggi tutto
Oh dear dear dear dear dear! Obviously I'm on another planet to all the other reviewers here, but try as I might, I simply had to give up on page 265...and call it a day. The concept of constant re-births and lives was a good one but sadly, for me,the incidents throughout were so tame and tepid, and t Leggi tutto
Ursula Todd is born in the midst of a blizzard in 1910, not once, but many times, during the course of her life - living only to die and be born again, repeatedly, traveling many paths until she lives the life she was meant to live. Kate Atkinson's writing is superb, and lyrical enough that it carrie Leggi tutto
“Don’t you wonder sometimes,” Ursula said. “If just one small thing had been changed, in the past, I mean. If Hitler had died at birth, or if someone had kidnapped him as a baby and brought him up in---I don’t know, say, a Quaker household—surely things would be different.” Kate Atkinson, author Leggi tutto
I’m rating this book two stars only on a technicality…which is that technically speaking, this book sucks. Ursula Todd is an English-born nobody. Born into a large wealthy family, there isn’t a whole lot about her that stands out. She shares a closeness with one or two of her siblings, but overall sh Leggi tutto
I'm pretty sure the idea of being forced to live my life over and over again is something plucked from my worst nightmares, but who among us hasn't been at least tempted to dream of it occasionally with a wistful sigh. Please, please, please, just one more chance to live the best moments again and w Leggi tutto
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