Atkinson Novel Discussed on March 26th
The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2014 winter series with a discussion of Kate Atkinson’s current bestseller, Life After Life on Wednesday, March 26th at noon. The monthly program, free and open to the public, is hosted by Stratford educator and author Kathleen Faggella.
Special for “Women’s History Month” and one of the critics’ top novels of 2013, Life After Life follows the lives of Ursula Todd who is born to an English banker and his wife in 1910 and dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same night, however, Ursula 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 toward its second cataclysmic world war. Startlingly imaginative, darkly comic, deeply poignant – this is Kate Atkinson (author of Case Histories) at her absolute best.
“Books Over Coffee” will be held in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room beginning at noon on March 26th. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch to the program and coffee and tea is also served. Limited reading copies of Life After Life are currently available for loan at the library’s Check-Out Desk. All “Books Over Coffee” titles are also available on Kindle and Nook eReaders for loan. A complete list of the 2014 discussion titles is available below.
Discussion at noon, Lovell Room.
Discussion leader: Kathy Faggella.
For further information call the Public Relations and Programming Office at: 203.385.4162.
April 30 - Nine Inches by Tom Perotta
May 28 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
June 25 - Identical by Scott Turow
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