Multcolib Picks: While You Wait for... Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The Years of Rice and Salt
The Years of Rice and Salt By Robinson, Kim Stanley (Book - 2003 ) SF ROBINSON All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Three connected souls are born again and again through the course of a history in which the Black Death wipes out the Western world.

A Thread of Grace
A Thread of Grace A Novel By Russell, Mary Doria (Book - 2005 ) FICTION RUSSELL 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bravery, guilt, and atonement in the hills of Italy during World War II. Like Atkinson's book this novel has very strong characters who must live with the choices they make, though they only have one life in which to do so.

Flight A Novel By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2007 ) FICTION ALEXIE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:An exceedingly unhappy and angry young man discovers first hand the truth of the proverb 'an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind' as he is transported through the bodies of people fixated on revenge.

The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven A Novel By Le Guin, Ursula K. (Book - 2008 ) SF LEGUIN 2008 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 13 copies

Annotation:Every time George Orr dreams he changes the world, and we see our very own Portland molded into several different futures.

The Passion
The Passion By Winterson, Jeanette (Book - 1997 ) FICTION WINTERSON 1997 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this novel plays with structure and identity. The destinies of two remarkable people are intertwined: Henri, a French soldier, and Villanelle, the daughter of a Venetian boatmen, who has lost her heart to a married noblewoman and who wanders the Western world to retrieve it.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas A Novel By Mitchell, David (Book - 2004 ) FICTION MITCHELL Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 49 copies

Annotation:This novel explores how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.

Orlando A Biography By Woolf, Virginia (Book - 2006 ) FICTION WOOLF Available in some locations

Annotation:A fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I and is left at the novel's end as a married woman in the year 1928.

Human Croquet
Human Croquet By Atkinson, Kate (Book - 1998? ) FICTION ATKINSON 1998 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:In Atkinson's early work young Isobel Fairfax, abandoned by her mother, slips among times to escape a nasty fate.

Eclipse A Novel By Banville, John (Book - 2001 ) FICTION BANVILLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Alexander Cleave, a famous actor with a disintegrating career, retreats to his childhood home where he struggles to come to terms with his memories, the unsettling presence of a caretaker and teenage housekeeper, and ghosts of the past.

Replay By Grimwood, Ken (Book - 2008? ) FICTION GRIMWOOD 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A heart attack returns forty-three-year-old Jeff Winston to his eighteen-year-old body, in 1963. With his memory of the next twenty-five years intact and the freedom to change his actions, he begins to live his life over again.

Familiar A Novel By Lennon, J. Robert (Book - 2012 ) FICTION LENNON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Elisa Brown is on the long drive home after visiting her son's grave when the crack in her windshield vanishes. She notices other changes too. Her body is curvier; her clothes and car are different. Back home, she has a new job, a sturdier marriage, and disturbingly altered sons. Has she had a psychotic break? Or entered a parallel universe?

Life After Life
Life After Life A Novel By Atkinson, Kate (Book - 2013 ) FICTION ATKINSON 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 65 copies
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This innovative novel follows Ursala Todd through, well, life after life. She is born in 1910 over and over, sometimes not making it to the First World War, other times playing key roles in the Second, the twists of circumstance and choice changing her fate. Not to be confused with the book with the same title by Jill McCorkle.


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