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Reincarnation

Jan 17, 2014Life After Life, Kate Atkinson's story about the many lives of Ursula Todd, appears at No. 1.
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Apr 12, 2013 — Debuting at No. 1, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life describes one woman's many incarnations.
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Apr 2, 2013 — In real life, people have to make choices. But the fictional Ursula Todd gets to live out several realities, all set in 20th century Europe. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says Kate Atkinson's playfully experimental novel ends up capturing what life is really like.
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Mar 28, 2013 — During a beach outing with her family when she's 5, a little girl is swept away by a wave and drowns. In another version of that trip, though, an amateur painter swims out and saves her. Ursula's many lives grow in and out of each other in Kate Atkinson's new novel.
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Mar 28, 2013 — Read an exclusive excerpt of Kate Atkinson's new novel, Life After Life. It follows the multiple lives of Ursula Beresford Todd — born on a snowy night in 1910, in one life she dies immediately, but in others she grows and lives against the backdrop of a Britain descending into war.
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Sep 28, 2012 — Tea Obreht's Balkan adventure tale, The Tiger's Wife, is on the list for a 47th week.
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Aug 24, 2012 — In the run-up to its film debut, David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas appears on the list at No. 11.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Oct 26, 2008 — Everybody's had a feeling of being burned at the end of a relationship, but in Andrew Davidson's first novel, The Gargoyle, the flames come at the beginning of the love story, when the book's unlikable, unnamed narrator crashes his car while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
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Sep 23, 2008 — Andrew Davidson's debut novel, The Gargoyle, tells the love story of a burn victim and a mysterious sculptress who claims they first met 700 years earlier.
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