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Jul
7
Gibson's Book Club reads Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Gibson's Bookstore, Monday, July 7 at 7pm
Monday, July 7, at 7 PM

One of the best reviewed and best loved novels of the past year. It will be out in paperback in January, though to show the cover art we are listing the hardcover here.

Life After Life is a novel that explores character, alternate histories, the nature of history itself. "Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane. Simply put: It's one of the best novels I've read this century."--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!

Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all* be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.

All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...

Location: Street: 45 S Main St Additional: City: Concord , Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03301 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Novel Ideas: Life After Life
Left Bank Books, Wednesday, April 23 at 12pm
Join us for a reading group discussion of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson!

Left Bank Books - Downtown

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, and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does Ursula's infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Downtown Additional: 321 N. 10th City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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She was born in York, and studied English Literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. During her final year of this course, she was married for the first time. The marriage lasted only two years, but produced Atkinson's first daughter, Eve, who was born in 1975. She subsequently studied for a doctorate in American Literature which she failed at the viva stage. After leaving university, she took on a variety of miscellaneous jobs from home help to legal secretary and teacher. She lived in Whitby, Yorkshire for a time, but now lives in Edinburgh.
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