Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Twelve top books for book-reading moms

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Dell Villa tagged twelve books to give your mom this year.

One title on the list:
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

Just think of British mystery novelist Kate Atkinson’s wildly imaginative, colossal undertaking Life After Life as a Choose Your Own Adventure (And Subsequent Demise) novel. A darkly comic narrative follows heroine Ursula Todd as she features in several significant historical events—and abruptly dies many deaths—throughout the 20th century, starting with her death on the night in 1910 when she is born. The chronological shifts are rapid, so chapters denoting the month and year are helpful. It’s an unforgettable read.
Read about the other books on the list.

Life After Life is on Judith Mackrell's list of five young fictional heroines in coming-of-age novels.

--Marshal Zeringue