Kate Atkinson at her absolute best – “Life after life”

Life after life

Life after life

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. => http://bit.ly/178CEbo

The best of a book …

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so

Far from the tree

Far from the Tree

Andrew Solomon

  
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author ofThe Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so—“a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People). => http://bit.ly/13umf5U

The Girls of August – from Ann Rivers Siddons

The Girls of August

The Girls of August

Anne Rivers Siddons

Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, they decide to come together once again and make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected. => http://bit.ly/15u2DJe