Friday, November 1, 2013
Have you ever wished you could live your life over and do things differently? What ripple effects would your choices have on the rest of your life, and the lives of others?
Meet Ursula Todd, who is born on a snowy evening in February 1910, and dies before she takes her first breath. Rewind. Meet Ursula Todd, who is born on a snowy evening in February 1910, and meets with an unfortunate accident at the seashore. Rewind. A fall from the 2nd story window. Rewind. Influenza. Rewind. Ursula has vague memories from each previous life, often just flitting fears hovering beyond the corner of her eyes and vanishing, but she learns from them, and begins to shape her own destiny.
During the Blitz, Ursula works for the Civil Defense Service sifting through bomb wreckage and recording casualties. Again and again. In another life, she lives in Germany and is friends with Eva Braun. Which life is real? Which is the life she is meant to live? Check out Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and let me know what you think!